Awareness IV

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Awareness - Consciencia IV

What are we aware of?

Gururaj_priya_033We start on the path, through all the process of evolution, through all the machinations of the mind, through all the turmoils, through all the misery, but if we accept one fact, that even the misery and the sufferings are there for a purpose, that leads you to greater awareness. And the purpose is this, that it teaches you something. But what is it teaching you? A boy came to his father and said, “You know, such and such swore at me.” So the father asks, “Is he your enemy?” And the boy says, “No, I know him very well.” The father says, “It is because he knows you very well that he swore at you. If he was a stranger he would not have sworn at you. So ask yourself, have I perhaps done something so that my friend swore at me? Have I done anything to provoke him?” So what do I examine? Not the guy that swore at me. I examine myself. What wrong have I done to deserve being sworn at? Now that is where all of us miss up. And that is why we get into mental turmoils. My father says I cannot go out tonight. Why did he say that? Because three, four days in a row you came home at two or three in the morning. And he doesn’t like that. He said that for your protection so that you do not get into any trouble. You see. But you sit moping, “Oh, that stupid‑‑that blooming “B” of a father of mine. He did not give me permission to go out when I have such a lovely date on tonight with a new boy.” Forgetting all the three boys the last three nights. A new boy. You see.

That’s also a kind of awareness. Because you are seeking, seeking, and seeking for something better, better, better. But what is the search for? To have a nice time. To do that dance thing, what do you call it? You should know, Sunita. Disco, that’s it. You see. Yes. So last night there was the band called Jumping Jacks. And tonight there is another band called Pumping Jacks. So I must go there. You see how we indulge in the limitations of our minds when our minds could really be broadened to greater factors. One could listen. My father says, “Look I cannot go out tonight, okay, because I’ve been a bit naughty the past three nights.” So that would be discipline. And discipline is also a method to bring about awareness.

Discipline does not mean inhibitions or repressions. No. It means control over one’s thought. Control that comes about not by force, but by understanding, where control becomes automatic. It becomes spontaneous. So these are the various steps of nature.

Nature is very very pure. Because nature, too, is God. And God is nature. But the distortion of it is what causes all the troubles. And what distorts it? Our own actions in life. Or past lives and those impressions that were there. For example, a womanizer like I was in my younger days. I would like a certain woman more than other woman. Why? Because this certain woman was very pleasing to me, physically, this, that, or the other. You know what all happens to young people. So, therefore, you get attracted to one more than another. Yes. You know, I had a friend once, a very handsome guy, poor fellow’s passed away. He married a woman who was very plain. Well, I don’t know the meaning of the word ugly because to me everything is beautiful, but in the worldly sense she was ugly. And he married her. So this fellow, being a friend of mine and being such a handsome guy, you know being a handsome man like me, I always had handsome friends around me. Joking. So I asked him, “You know, you could have married a much more pretty woman that you could go out with.” Because he was a journalist, by the way, and of course he had to go to various functions and things, and they invited him to bring the partner along and if he had a pretty woman with him at his side it would really look nice. I said “Tell me what’s the reason now.” So you know what he says to me? I mean you’re grown up people. Ok. Fine. He says to me, “She might not be good looking and I’ve been out with so many, many women but she was the most pleasing woman in bed I’ve found, and therefore I married her.” You see? How people’s mind are so, so sensual?

So when you develop gradually, I don’t say overnight, gradually when you develop the sense of non‑attachment, then sensuality disappears. And in its place love appears. Love blooms. Where everyone is accepted as the same to you, because you do not indulge in sensuality. You see? So the five senses a person has always tries to rule you. The idea is to rise above the five senses, like being in the world and yet not of the world. And you can indulge in all the sensual things, in all your senses, hearing, touching, smelling, doing anything, and yet be non‑ attached to it. And when you are non‑attached, then you know love. And when you really know love, you are aware.

So through all these various stages, and I don’t blame anyone at all, because I love everyone, I know the levels of development and the needs and how they would develop, for eventually they must all reach the highest level. But reach it in this life time, don’t wait for another two million lifetimes. Yes. So you start with these little levels until you reach full awareness, and then you come back and enjoy all those lower levels more and more and more. In its purity and not in its impurity. You see?

So, here we come to the question of discrimination. When you can discriminate between right and wrong, you have greater awareness. And everyone everyday is developing in awareness. They are. They are. You’re becoming more and more aware of things. It is like this little story of mine, when a boy is 14 years old and said “Oh, my father knows nothing.” And when he reached 25 he says “Oh, my father does know something.” Has the father developed or the boy developed? The boy has become more aware. You see. And that is what we are, little children. But as we develop through the laws of nature, we become more and more aware of our Father. And that is awareness. And when you merge totally away into the Father and become one with Him, then you are living awareness in this world. You are an enlightened person.

Everyone has light. Yes. Everyone has light. You cannot exist without light. Everyone has light. But the trouble is our lamps are dirty. So the full power of the light cannot shine through into our daily living and our environment. So through our spiritual practices that have been given to you, individually given to you, you’re slowly cleaning up the glass so greater and greater light filters through. And you become a magnet. Everyone loves you.

Does anyone here hate me? No one. And I can tell you 90 percent of you would give your lives for me because you love me. Because why do you love me? Because I am love. Yea. Those little insects or moths, they’re always attracted to light. Always. Until they merge into the light. And that light is nothing else but Divinity personified. For otherwise Divinity is abstract. What do you know about Divinity without it being personified in some way or the other?

So the real job of a true guru is to make people open the hearts, develop love in them so that they can become more and more aware. And by becoming more and more aware, they start knowing the true nature of themselves. And what is your nature? Your true nature is Divinity itself. That is your true nature.

I think that’s about an hour, isn’t it. Good. Thank you. I’m sure you guys must be hungry. Because people have need for food, don’t they? Funny enough, I never get hungry. Never do. I only eat to sustain the body to carry it on. Be less stomach orientated. Because that stomach causes a lot of problems. Mental and physical. It is for that stomach that people go rob and steal and murder. It’s for that stomach. In other words, meaning possession. What a funny, funny, funny world. But it’s lots of fun, isn’t it? So enjoy, enjoy the fun. And yet you can be very funny about fun.

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