All is Divine
Nothing happens in creation without purpose. It may not be known to reasoning logical minds. There is a hidden purpose of evolution in all happenings. Wars, calamities, crises, sickness and the related pain – all bring due reward of light and love. Men cannot see this. They are too quick to judge. Every seeming problem brings to light things yet to be learnt, and once the learning process is complete in that respect, the very problem brings out a gift. A thief entering the house, a terrorist entering the country is but a red signal. It alerts to insulate. Opposing views alert us to see the other dimensions, which are otherwise unseen. It is dangerous, if there is no opposition. All opposition is hinting at inner limitations. Sickness hints at some irregular habit. The sickness of the body is nothing compared with the sickness of the mind. The mind of mankind is sick with covetousness, competition, jealousy, hatred, anger. It is even touching the borders of killing each other. Misdoings have become order of the day. The recurring unhappy events only indicate the lack of attitude to learn.
A life of problems is occultly seen as a life of learning. There is a lot to learn. A life which is like a cake-walk is more dangerous, since it does not necessitate learning. Nature knows how to train its progeny. It trains each one according to his needs. Man knows not, except through learning. Therefore Sanat Kumara informs, “All is Divine.” See the message of the Divine in the happenings.
Learn to Accept
Many things happen in nature, which are beyond the logic of human mind. Learn to accept. Learn to investigate the purpose. Learn to block repetition of such events. In the story of Ramayana, Rama was sent on exile. Eventually it turned out to be a great event that restored the law on the planet. The story of Moses’ exile initially looks to be cruel, but it led to liberation of the Jews. It also resulted in bringing down the commandments of God. Had not Moses been expelled from Egypt, he would not have had the opportunity to experience the presence of God on Mount Sinai. Had not Jesus disappeared for 18 years from Israel, the humanity would not have had the benefit of a great son of God. Had he not offered himself to crucifixion the truth of resurrection would not have been established. Jesus demonstrated that departure from the body of flesh and blood is not death of man, which is the initiation that the whole mankind has to gain now. Seeming difficulties, crises and calamities lead to substantial enlightenments in the time to follow. The labour pains of a mother are only to deliver the baby. Pain precedes the related enlightenment and joy. When the lady is under severe labour pains she strongly decides that she would no more have children, come what may. But when the baby is born she forgets all the preceding pain. Seven months after she is once again ready to be with the husband and to conceive yet another baby. Labour pain is natural before every moment of joy and enlightenment. Aspirants also face many personality crises before they are fit to receive initiations to become disciples. Likewise disciples also go through crises before they become masters. Without industry and exertion, excoriating trial, grand things do not happen in life. All those who are great sons of men are those who know suffering.
Only mediocrities try to insulate themselves and walk back into shells when crisis comes. Know that crises, individual or groupal, are opportunities to grow. To the chicken in the egg the eggshell is a hindrance. But as it grows the shell breaks by itself.
See Behind Crisis
See the Divine hand in the seeming crisis. The Divine hides behind the crisis. Meet the crisis recollecting the Divine in you and in the crisis. This way the crisis dissipates and disappears and the gift of God appears for further progress on the way to the Truth. Do not sink with the crisis, do not cry “Foul!” Do not see the cause in others, do not judge. Just meet the crisis with the Divine help. Jesus did so, Moses did so, Socrates and even Buddha did so. Many great Initiates stood and met the crisis with inspiration of the Divine. If you quit, you don’t do well. Quitters are not winners. Winners do not quit. They stay put. They would even sacrifice themselves, but do not look back or turn back. Normally fear holds you back. Fear is the threshold. The light is on the other side of the threshold.
Those who depart from the body enter into light, if they do not fear death. If they fear death, they come back again into the same wheel of life and death. Fear is the threshold of death. Fear of death has been the insurmountable fear of humanity. The very news of death is highly disturbing to the human mind. But in truth there is no death. It is departure from one plane into the other, like from one place to the other place. Occult students need to understand that death is an opportunity to walk into light. When one does not fear when death approaches, he remains conscious. He consciously shifts into the plane of light. Just like we shift consciously from one floor to the other floor, from one place to the other place. Death is a shift from one plane of awareness to another plane of awareness.
Death does not Exist
And what is so big about death? Every day everyone is dying! People don’t know that they die daily when they go to sleep and are born daily when they wake up. Sleep is but death to all that one knows. The bedroom does not exist, the bed does not exist, the spouse on the bedside does not exist, the family, the vocation, the town, the nation….nothing exists. They all die to you and are reborn to you only when you wake up. What were you during your sleep hours? Where were you during your sleep hours? How are you during the sleep hours? Did you ever enquire into this?
A sincere enquiry of sleep is an enquiry into death. You do exist in sleep. Likewise you do exist in death. Death is not to you. You do wake up from sleep in the morning. Likewise you do wake up in light after the so-called event of death. Sleep is a Divine opportunity. Death also is a Divine opportunity. That there is no death can only be known when the event of death approaches you. It is a one-time opportunity. You do not get it again and again. Many times you don’t know when it comes. Therefore avail the opportunity of sleep to know the sleep and thereby know the death. From this understanding don’t you accept that all is Divine? When death is also Divine, what else can be non-divine?
‘All is divine’ is not a fallacy, it is the truth. It may look like a puzzle. A good student should be able to decode the puzzle. The science of Yoga or discipleship is a helpful tune for such decoding. Do not just get affected by the apparent. Get to the real.
Illusion is also Divine
Even if you get into illusion sometimes, it matters not. When all is Divine, illusion is also Divine. The Divine can cast a spell of illusion even upon the best of yogis. It happened in the past to many yogis. It can happen to me. It can happen to you. While in an illusion, you may do some stupid things. You don’t get answers for the stupid things you have done. Though one is knowledgeable, some stupid things can escape through the knowers, the yogis, the Masters. This is the play of the Divine upon the ego. Even Narada the Cosmic Initiator, the grandest of the Teachers, was put to illusion by the Lord. Many Initiates suffer momentary illusions from time to time. Do not brood over mistakes done with knowledge. Brooding over spilt milk has no meaning. Pray repentfully. Pray the Lord that such things do not happen again. Pray for his mercy. But when things happen in spite of you, accept it and pray. Remember, no one can get out of illusion. Only the grace of the Lord can help you out. Arjuna also had times of illusion. That, illusion is Divine seems strange. But it is true. When death is Divine, why not illusion? All is Divine. Learn from mistakes. Learn from illusions. Learn from problems. Learn from crises. Learn from calamities. And learn from death. Learn: All is divine. This teaching is the crown of the teachings of the Lord Sanat Kumara. He too was and is at the mercy and grace of the Lord. He too had his share of illusions. He therefore understands our difficulties and accepted the ordeal of uplifting us. All upliftment is the work of the Lord. He has a team to do that. But if momentarily a member of the team becomes proud, in that very moment the member falls into illusion. Only the will of Lord needs to prevail, not one’s own will, however great one is. That was the last message of Jesus on the cross, “Father, Thy will be done.”
… to be continued