“To develop love, you have to do it practically”

On the 9th, during his interview, Walter’s brother Oscar asked, “What hinders me from being a better and truer Christian, and so also a better husband and father?”

Baba answered,

“You must try, as far as possible, to live the life that Christ lived. Not by theory and intellectual understanding […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Destiny of the Reincarnating Individual: Game of hide and seek

The actors are so engrossed in their respective roles that they treat them as the be-all and end-all of all existence. For the major part of their continued lives (running into innumerable incarnations), they are unconscious of the closely guarded truth-that the Author of the drama, in His imaginative production, Himself became all the […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Destiny of the Reincarnating Individual: Analogy of drama

Raja Gopichand play enacted by Masts at Rahuri

The drama of the continued life of the individual soul has many acts. From the standpoint of the worldly existence of the soul, a curtain may be said to be drawn over its life after the closing of each act. But no act yields […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Destiny of the Reincarnating Individual: Culmination of reincarnations

The life of the reincarnating individual has many events and phases. The wheel of life makes its ceaseless rounds, lifting the individual to the heights or bringing him down from high positions. It thus contributes to the enrichment of his experience.

Ideals left unattained in one life are pursued further in the next life; […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Destiny of the Reincarnating Individual: Power behind incarnations is craving

The power that keeps the individual soul bound to the wheel of life and death is its thirst for separate existence, which is a condition for a host of cravings connected with objects and experiences of the world of duality. It is for the fulfillment of cravings that the ego-mind keeps on incarnating itself. […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Destiny of the Reincarnating Individual: Yoga-bhrashta

From any of the first few planes the aspirant, instead of going forward toward the goal, may have such a setback. In exceptional cases an aspirant of the fourth plane may, through abuse of his powers, invite upon himself such a fall that it takes ages for him to return to his earlier point […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Destiny of the Reincarnating Individual: Spiritual progress requires active effort

Spiritual progress requires active effort: As a rule, the person who has entered the spiritual path gradually advances until he attains the goal; this does not apply to those who have not definitely entered the path or have no Master to guide them. Through their chaotic pursuits of several lifetimes, most persons are likely […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Destiny of the Reincarnating Individual: Inviting grace of Master

When the disciple invites the attention and the grace of a Master, it is not without reason. Sometimes the Master seems to impart spirituality to a disciple without there being any apparent effort or sacrifice on the part of the disciple. But these are always cases in which the disciple has earned the right […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Destiny of the Reincarnating Individual: Relationship with Master carried on through lifetimes

When the good karma of past lives has secured for the aspirant the benefit of having a Master, the best thing that he can do is to surrender himself to the Master and to serve him. Through surrenderance the aspirant throws the burden of his karma on the Master, who has to find ways […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Destiny of the Reincarnating Individual: Master can clear debts and dues

The spinning of the yarn of karmic debts and dues would be endless if there were no provision for getting out of the karmic entanglements through the help of a Perfect Master. He can not only initiate an aspirant into the supreme art of nonbinding karma, but can become directly instrumental in freeing him […]