Part In The Law Of Karma
Unless we realize
ouor place in the universe, we will not be able to relate to
ourselves. Unless we can relate to ourselves, we will not be able
to relate to ourselves. Unless we can relate to ourselves, we
will not be able to relate to others. If we do not see beyond the
“I” built from body, name, ego, emotions, then we cannot come to
an experience of our self.
process of meditation, we are reaching the real “I”. Reaching
there we get a sense of ever-existence which is what we mean by
immorality. It is feeling our living feeling. As long as we lack
that experience, so long our life has no solid foundation.
The theme of
meditation is this: to reach that root where fear does not exist
and where vibrant life is always felt. This is called relating to
experience we realize that “I was, I am, and I will be.”
Realizing this, we become aware of the process of
evolution. Darwins’s theory was based on a physical level. Ours
in founded on a spiritual level Thus we see that before reaching
humanhood, the individual soul evolves from one level to another.
With each progressive level it adds one sense.
Living beings with
only a single sense are found in the mineral and vegetable
kingdoms. Their only sense is the sense of touch. Cettain
insects and crawling creatures such as worms have two senses;
they have the sense of taste as well as the sense of touch. The
third sense to be added is the sense of smell in such insects as
ants. Four-sensed beings such as the bees have added the sense of
sight. Fifth is the sense of hearing which characterizes
Step by step we go
upwards in evolution from mineral to man, first to primitive man,
intellectual man, and lastly, aware man. We start with “I am” and
then ask “Who am I?” It is man’s first real step in evolution,
This is the line of demarcation between human consciousness and
We are here to see
why we are here. We are here to see our place in universe. We
don’t say: “I am here to eat, procreate, grow old and die.” That
is not the answer. They may be steps to evolution, but they are
not the end of the journey. The few years we have can be
profitable invested or wantonly wasted.
Thus “Who am I?”
is a dynamic question. It reveals the power of man to actualize
his sixth sense, his power of thought. If you go on working on
that question, it will explode. It will bring meaning to you.
The question will lead you further and further.
progress may not be so obvious, you are digging deep down in the
sub consciousness, and little by little you are reducing
unpleasant vibrations and adding right vibrations to living life.
We see that life
does not come from matter but life animates matter. At the same
time, matter helps life to evolve, fulfill, and express itself.
As milk gives color to water and water surrenders to milk and they
become one, so matter and souol are so close that it is difficult
to distinguish where is one and where is the other. So we see
According to this
philosophy, matter and soul have been together from beginning less
time. In subhuman forms of life, matter dominates, weighing down
soul energy like mud holding down a naturally buoyant gourd. With
human consciousness, matter and soul live side by side in
As man becomes
increasingly aware of his intrinsic quality and of his capacity
for spiritual growth and freedom, soul becomes master, using
matter in creative way rather than allowing mater to dominate.
When soul ascends to its natural state, it is buoyant like an
empty gourd, using body for a purpose: to carry conscious energy
to fruition and fulfillment.]
Now let us
experience the dynamic interrelationship between matter and soul
in our interrelationship with the universe. To pass even one day
in any form, from the least to the greatest, we must have
universal help. The whole universe is helping us survive and we
have the capacity to transform and transmute anything we receive
from the universe into life. Air becomes breath, food becomes
blood and cells to build our existence.
From one single
cell, our relationship with the universe started. When we realize
that without universal help we could not have evolved nor could we
now live a single day, something in us lets go and melts. Our
relationship with the universe becomes flowing and natural. We
stoop withholding ourselves. We no longer do things to get thanks
or praise. We do not act out of obligation. Rather, We act out
of genuine feeling of sharing with harmony.
We flow in a
reciprocal way with the universe as we see eac microcosm receiving
from all others help and support and communication: “Parasparo
Upagraho Jivanam” – “Giving each other mutual help we cause each
other to grow.” This aphorism of the ancient Tattvartha Sutra
expresses beautifully our place in the universe and our
relationship with others. It helps us appreciate the innumerable
hands helping us live and grow, both materially and spiritually.
It invites us to see that where there is giving, there is
receiving. Where there is receiving, there is giving. And where
these two are, there is growth.
As we receive, we
give of ourselves in return, naturally, without motive. How? First
by knowing our self and then by building a bridge between our self
and all the selves. By meditating and asking: “What do I Want?
What do I really need? How much do I need?”
First find out
what pleases you, what is your unique dream, with what you will be
happy, and then extend that to the world. Say to Yourself: “I
need a few comforts, a place to rest my head, a little nourishing
food congenial communication, sweet smiles, warm feelings.” Then
ask: “Do I share with the world what I have and what I need for
Do we want peace?
Happiness? Freedom? Noninterference? Then what we want for
ourselves, why do we not give to others? In this way, we can see
ourselves flowing with the vast interrelationships of the
universe. The realization will come that no one can say: “I am
independent: I don’t care for the world.” No one is either
dependent or independent, but all are interdependent in a
spiritually evolving world.
Now let us
understand our interdependence on a vibration level. Our capacity
to transmute matter to energy and energy to matter is experience
through vibrations every moment of our life. Just as food turns
into energy in your body, so positive vibrations which you meet in
a person radiant with positively change into a pleasant feeling in