Sanskaras (4/4)– The wiped-out state

Returning to the first point, I will give you two examples: of good overlapping the bad, of bad overlapping the good, and how both disappear. A dish is dirty. You take soap and water and overlap the dirt with soap; then in washing it — both disappear. Here the water is you. You are […]

Sanskaras (3/4)– How to be free from prarabdha sanskaras

To be free from prarabdha sanskaras,

– either the good sanskaras must overlap the bad sanskaras,

– the individual ego must be annihilated by service, or

-the limited self must merge in love.

 

Good sanskaras and bad sanskaras are impressions and both bind. Due to the evolutionary process, the soul gathers all sanskaras […]

Sanskaras (2/4) – Prarabdha, Yogayoga and Vidnyani sanskaras

Sanskaras in general are called Prarabdha sanskaras. Prarabdha literally means of destiny. These are applied to the whole universe in evolution from the state of a minute atom to the state of God-realization. Prarabdha sanskaras are those that help the soul [gain consciousness in order to] go through evolution — from the very beginning […]

Sanskaras (1/4) – Impressions on mind

What, really, are sanskaras?

‘Impressions’ is the literal meaning. Whatever impression the mind receives is called sanskaras, and then these sanskaras again have to be spent and experienced. All your actions and desires are given shape by these impressions. For example: In a camera you take different impressions of one certain movement, and many […]

Alternatives to our destiny

[Extracted from “Gift of God, by Arnavaz]

This is not to say that if we obey Baba, all our suffering ends. Suffering is absolutely essential to the journey of the soul, as it alone can break us of our attachments, and it may even be intensified for a short while as Baba guides us […]

Sadguru burns up the sanskaras

I say, therefore: Will [control] your mind; lead a pure, clean, and virtuous life; remove low desires; follow One who has realized God; and then you are saved. “Following” in this sense does not mean giving up your own creed or religion. The mind is to be renounced!

If you try to […]

Baba removes our ‘dirt’ like a laundryman

Meanwhile Baba had assigned different duties to Jal Kerawalla, among them being to find a good boy and bring him to Baba. Jal would daily bring one boy after another, all of whom Baba would feed and give new clothes to, and then return to Jal. This saddened Jal, who thought himself a […]

One has to pass through a succession of experiences

Satsang (the company) of these Perfect Ones is the best medium and path to the attainment of bliss.

Someone asked, “But how can we acquire the desire for the company [of Perfect Ones]?”

Baba replied, “By killing all desires except one – longing for real bliss. Thus only by longing for bliss will you […]

Divine forgiveness burns sanskaras away in no time

Matra Dutta Shastri also could not sleep. He recited a Sanskrit shloka praising the advent of the Avatar Krishna, and then in a paroxysm of weeping sought Baba’s forgiveness for his sins. Baba called him and held him in a loving embrace.

As Baba was consoling him, someone remarked about Matra Shastri, “He was […]

Proximity and intimacy with Baba brings out sanskaras like sparks

 

 

Continuing, Baba explained, “As you all become more intimate with me, with opportunities to come closer to me, all that is good and all that is bad within you comes out in sparks, as it were. All the impressions of the past, the accumulation of past sanskaras of all illusory things, which […]