The task of the religions and spiritual pathways of humankind since ages past has been to show the path to oneness with divinity. Inevitably, in most human organisations, structure and order take over, teachings and ways of living – individually or in community – become dogmatic and institutionalised. Personal union with the divine is replaced with adherence to rules and so it goes. The Master – the Divine – the Divinity who loves you – however, is far beyond any structure or rule of living that humankind can invent. In this Message, the Creative Source of All offers four great secrets.
The conversation begins with asking, about suffering, and how One who loves the Master and lives with the Master day by day might help. The Master gives commentary on compassion, suffering and co-feeling.
The conversation begins with asking, “What do people ask of God?” Some surprising answers are given, and an adage: if we dig a grave for our opponent, we also dig a grave for ourselves. There is nothing so simple as the turn to God with love for God. Many signs are given, many answers are given for problems. The Master tells we use reason too much and make a complex situation out of many things that confront us. We need not go through life with a deadpan face, we can smile to life, smile with The Master and turn to the Master with a Smile! There are many blessings given with smiles!
Many doubt that they might ever converse with the Divine within. The Master shares that this is a skill that is built up slowly, over time, turning to Love with Love. So much of our time is taken up by the world and its never-ending concerns. First, transform yourself, then your relations with others and with the world you live in will be transformed. This can only be done by drawing near to Love and making Love your constant companion.
Everyone experiences a death – be it a death of a friend, death of one’s parents, even separation from loved ones is a little death for us. What about Death itself? In Greek mythology, Charon (or Kharon) is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron to Hades; in Hinduism, Yama is the god of Death. Many fear the moment of death. It is really a moment to be feared? In this conversation with The Master, our narrator explores a very surprising experience of a being – one of the Masters – whom our narrator identifies as “Death”. A stunning narrative unfolds.
We are born, we grow, we mature as young adults, we marry and have children. What are the influences upon us from family, society, culture, peers? What are the subtle influences upon our minds, our character, the environment we live in. How do we acquire wisdom? How do we grow to love? How, in the midst of so many influences and demands upon us, do we become truly human, truly alive, even, spiritual people?
Now, I have once again heard that I should start writing, asking questions and writing down the answers. This is exactly what I am going to do now. I still do not know what I should start with and what will happen next. This is an interesting moment, when we allow the mind and soul to rest in silence and become only a humble lens, through which inner Light, Divine Light, may begin to shine.
There are many questions in our minds about the efficiency of religion in leading humankind along the pathway to experience of the Divine. In fact, some religions never teach that one may experience the Divine. They teach adherence to rules and dogma. Some even speak of the Haram Police, the religious police who check to see if you conform to the expected behaviours. The Master has much to say about this, and how humanity creates its future.
There are questions about just how much the world can offer us. Can it offer us growth and progress along the spiritual path? What, exactly, helps us along the spiritual path? The world clamours for our attention and participation. What would happen if we gave – say 30% of our time – away from the world to Loving Divinity? What would happen?
An element of spiritual effort, spiritual progress is daily spiritual reading. It can be of any spiritual matter, and the Master tells, if we ask, we will be led to the books that aid our forward spiritual progress. We are prompted to read, we obtain intuitions and impressions. An idea is floated around us, and we pick up on it. In this episode, our narrator follows an intuition and has a great discovery thereafter. A conversation with the Master follows.
In conversation with the Master, we learn that this world is actually light, and nothing else. We need to turn to the Master, and we will be guided to Love. The Master is extremely modest, yet waits for our Love. His modesty is our example. Religion simply still does not know much. This is so because in the past, instead of trying to learn and experience happiness and love in sweet union with the Highest, it started looking for power over people. The turn to Love is beyond categories of “understanding” and mind-wanderings; it is simply action offered to Love.
We live in a world which harrows us – literally hoes into us and demands our attention, our participation, else, we become a non-entity in the fast moving lane of modern culture. The Master tells that we need love, and that requires that we turn towards love, within.
On this day, we take up an important question explored by our seeker, about memories from the past, and the ups and downs of life. Ups and downs are inevitable for all, for we are crossing the ocean of life, and there are always waves on the ocean. Some waves are high, some calm and some are low; some come crashing down upon us, and other waves lift us to joyful, exhilarating heights. Today our seeker asks The Master about reliving problems from the past.
Love without Limits
Conversations with a Spiritual Master
(The Master speaks in blue.)
Master, what is then the spiritual path, learning of discipline, of meditation, bows, studying of books, life choices and their consequences?
This is the path leading to recollecting everything of who you are and at the same time creating a strong channel for a fuller, external expression of the Truth.