sheds light on the nature of our journey. First you have to put a
real message of the Master n you life. Culture means the right
knowledge, the right insight. If wrong concepts enter your head
they will cover al your thinking. And you will become lost.
Right teaching is as important as right food, right air and right
living. Do not follow the herd or hold any belief merely because
your father did. You have to be a seeker. Really speaking, life
is meant for the truth—to seek and to find it. Don’t be stagnant
and don’t follow anything blindly. Blind faith is not the
answer—it may stop your search, become a barrier that keeps you
from going further. Awareness keeps you alert, removing all your
this story, once the culture was added, the Master did not shake
the milk, he allowed it to be calm. When you have taken the
culture of right understanding inside, you sit and meditate and
see for yourself how it works for you. Each individual in unique,
so don’t compare yourself with anybody. Mahavira’s teaching was
essentially this: You are an individual light, you are you. You
cannot be anybody else. If you compare, you will bring misery and
pain to yourself. You are not like anybody else. You vibrations
are with you. If you seek yourself and go within yourself, then
you will find you and experience your real nature.
For that we must practice the teaching inside. That requires
peace, tranquility, calmness. That is why you select some calm
spot for meditation. Your inside movement will slowly settle
down. When you take hot water and put tea in it, the tea settle
as it brings color to the water. In the same way, the truth must
settle. There is no need to be in a hurry to go to the world and
make everybody spiritual. That is a kind of mania. You must
practice first. How can you help anyone unless you grow and feel
a change and then reveal it through your life? The life of the
Master, the life of the teacher, becomes a direct experience. It
is beyond words. You see the light, and you follow the message.
meditation, these teachings go inside and permeate your
consciousness; the consciousness which was covered and filled it
worry, anxiety, hang-ups and problems from the past is feed. When
you become calm, you take the teaching deeper and deeper. Then a
process of churning takes place. That is introspection.
You are sitting here, not going into the past. Live in the now,
here. Allow the past to go before your eyes. This is mental
meditation. It is churning. The time comes when you are clean.
The period comes when you feel the flame and that outer covering
has gone. It depends on your intensity, your steadiness, your
calmness, your introspection.
When the butter is churned, you have to put it on th e fire to
clarify it. Fire is called tapa. In any life some kind of tapa,
some austerity, penance, or a little suffering is involved. There
is no growth without some kind of giving.
tapa, you are purifying yourself, as gold is purified in fire. In
the same way, our soul is purified by giving. And when this
cleanliness comes, your soul becomes pure like ghee.
the same way, you will know what you are. The inquiry meditation
is kabum, “Who am I?” To erase negativity and outer layers we
have the second mantram nabum, “I am not this.” And the third
mantram in this meditation becomes sohum, “I am that.” When you
become clarified, you know sohum, your real Self, “I am
This is the process of mediation, which gradually brings you to
experience your self. You may use these three mantras which are
used by the Jains to investigate and reach the sebum state of
Meditation is used in order to reach your higher self—that is its
purpose. In meditation, you raise your lower self to the higher
Self, and enjoy the sate of sebum, This is the message and meaning