In ‘Dharma beyond religions’ we deliberated how the eternal existence appears as compulsion when we are under the spell of ignorance and, how it becomes essential and necessary state of our consciousness when we are in awakened state of being. Seer Valmiki’s description makes us experience that Bhagwan Ram was human in every way but in his awakened state, he described Him as Dharma itself has assumed the human frame in the form of Bhagwan Ram (Ramo vigrahvaan dharma).
Doesn’t this indicate with ample clarity that when one’s state of consciousness changes, then same thing which earlier used to appear as compulsion to oneself is found to be a miniscule part of one’s higher self. Eternal wisdom bestows power of acceptance with compassion and clarity.
In the awakened state of any individual, the eternal existence itself transforms the individual into its own eternal self. This is commonly known as the stage/state of rtambhara pragya/dhi (wisdom/reality/ supreme consciousness/clairvoyant state). And, in this stage the eternal existence becomes our ‘spontaneous Nature’ (sahaj-swabhaav). We find no difference between the all-pervasive supreme consciousness of the eternal existence and our becoming that consciousness. Making the aphorism ‘Joyee joyee pinde soyee brahmande’ a living reality.
One may ask, how this stage of transformation is attained ? In Indic spiritual cultural tradition many seers have devised many ways to attain to supreme consciousness during different yugs (Phases of the Time). And, this process of devising ways to attain to supreme consciousness is still continuing as, it is kartavya (the duty and the responsibility) of living guru to do it. And, there was no such time when Sanatan guru Parampara wasn’t present and there will be no such time when it will not be present. This is not a future prediction, I am simply elaborating on the globally well accepted popular meaning of the word sanatan. We all know that sanatan means no beginning and no end, which in practical-experiential terms translates to being always present. And the Presence is open to be verified by anyone who is worthy of verifying it. Looking at our Itihaas we find that there have always been worthy seekers in all the ‘phases of time’ (periods/yugs) in this land who became means, medium and conduit to spread the eternal wisdom far and wide. And, it is the open secret or the wonder of wonders that no true seeker has ever complained that he or she has not found the guru. Wherever and whenever and in whosoever thirst for real knowledge (bhrahm-jigyasa) becomes real then false ego takes back seat and the moment false ego takes back seat the guru is recognised in one or the other human frame. This is the undeniable evidence of eternal guru -disciple tradition. Anyone and everyone who evolves to become ‘thirsty’ can verify it by their own experience.
Willingness to attain to divinity or supreme consciousness should never be practiced through coercion, temptation, fear or, any other negative means. Unfortunately, many religions have become victim of these vices as unattained people victimise innocent people in the name of religions. Little do they know that on higher plains of consciousness religious divisions are non-existent, the only thing that connects all with all others is the eternal consciousness
Indic wisdom asserts it incessantly and clearly that except the eternity’s staying constantly changeless everything around it keeps changing eternally. Reiterating, asserting and acknowledging one’s practices incessantly is important else others ‘claims’ those. Story of swastika is a burning example.
Therefore, whenever over a period of time, quantum of change becomes so huge that people find it difficult to accommodate old way of seeing the reality with the contemporary perceptions of the reality then someone or the other appears on the seen and sets the gaze and devises practice suited to time (to attain to supreme goal) in such a way that all find it simple to understand and practice it, only intense willingness to attain to the supreme consciousness is needs to be there and, the willingness must be voluntary. Willingness to attain to divinity or supreme consciousness should never be practiced through coercion, temptation, fear or, any other negative means. Unfortunately, many religions have become victim of these vices as unattained people victimise innocent people in the name of religions. Little do they know that on higher plains of consciousness religious divisions are non-existent, the only thing that connects all with all others is the eternal consciousness. But, without making efforts for freeing oneself from all the impressions, how can one see one’s real image in the mirror of the supreme/eternal consciousness? However, seeing that may change the scene.
(The writer is the Propounder of Sahaj Smriti Yog System of Self-Realisation. Founder Darpan Foundation @Bengaluru, Karnataka and Darpan Ashram@Krishnagiri Tamil Nadu)