A Convention of the workers of the divine life mission must
include all humanity, for no one is outside its pale; all are
plodding along the road to the realisaton of the divinity that is
immanent in each. The mission on which every individual has come
is to merge the individuality in the universal. The life that each
being is leading is saturated with the divine; Existence or Sath
is derived from the source of all Sath, Brahman (supreme reality)
itself; consciousness or Chith is derived from the source of all
Chith, Brahman itself. Bliss or Aanandha Is derived from the
source of all Aanandha, Brahman itself.
You are all Sath-Chith-Aanandha Swaruupa (embodiments of
existence-consciousness-bliss); only, you are unaware of it and
imagine yourself to be this individual or that, and subjected to
this limitation or that! This is the myth that must be exploded in
order that divine life may start. It is the divine that inspires,
that activates, that leads and fulfils the life of each being,
however simple or complex its physical structure may be. From the
Anu (atom) to the Brihath (universe) every single entity is moving
towards the estuary where it merges in the sea of bliss.
Divine life is the very breath of all beings; it consists of
Sathya, Prema and Ahimsa (truth, love and non-injury). For, how
can any one be false to another when there is no other at all?
Falsehood comes out of fear. When there is no second, there is no
fear at all. No one is loved more that the Self; so, when all is
the self-same Self, all is loved as the Self is loved. As for
Himsa, who is to injure whom, when all are but one?
Faith in the Almighty will remove Anxiety
How to lead the divine life? There is no special membership
that entitles you to it. Every struggle to realise the unity
behind all the multiplicity is a step on the path of divine life.
You have to churn the milk if you wish to separate and identify
the butter that is immanent in it. So too, you have to carry on
certain processes of thought and action in order to get to the
hard core of faith that this world is a funny mixture of Sathyam
and Asathyam (real and unreal), that it is Mithya (false), in
fact. The divine life does not admit of the slightest dross in
character of delusion in intellect. So, people dedicated to it
must emphasise this by precept and example.
Wipe out the root causes of anxiety and fear and ignorance.
Then only can the true personality of man shine forth. Anxiety is
removed by faith in the Lord; the faith that tells you that
whatever happens is for the best and that the Lord's will be done.
Quiet acceptance is the best armour against anxiety; not the
acceptance of the heroic. Sorrow springs from egoism, the feeling
that you do not deserve to be treated so badly, that you are left
helpless. When egoism goes, sorrow disappears. Ignorance is just a
mistake, mistaken identity of the body as the Self!
In fact, you must each one try to become ego-less and then the
Lord will accept you as His Flute. Once, when a number of people
were asked by Me what they would like to be in the hands of God, I
got various answers: some said the Lotus, some the Shankha
(conch), some the Chakra (discus) but no one mentioned the Murali
(flute). I would advise you to become the Murali, for then the
Lord will come to you, pick you up, put you to His lips and
breathe through you and, out of the hollowness of your heart due
to the utter absence of egoism that you have developed, He will
create captivating music for all creation to enjoy. Be straight
without any will of your own, merge your will in the will of God.
Inhale only the breath of God. That is divine life, that is what I
want you all to achieve.