This is the self, the being; this is wisdom, and this is the Guru Principle.Ability India
Our identification of our self with the limited thought patterns, emotional patterns, or any limitation for that matter, is the cause. And so instead of latching on to the cause of sorrow (as some event, attitude or person), you say it is because of my forgetfulness of my real identification, of who I am.
So what did the Guru say? He said, “God made the world so miserable so that I don’t get caught up in it”.
If this world was more joyful, you would never look for something higher, you would never look for something different. When you get so caught up in small things, then the Divinity tells you, “Hey, wake up and see who you are!”
What is the meaning of life? This questions seldom arises in people’s minds. When this question comes up, then something else has happened. A spark has come into our life. Something higher and something more beautiful starts happening.
You know, there are two types of masters in the tradition.
- Those who would give you boons, “Okay, what is it that you want? Some little thing here and there? Okay, have it, but rise above it”. Granting boons, giving blessings, and getting you out of the maya (illusion or ignorance).
- The other type of masters are a little different. They are very tough. If you want something, that’s it, you will never have it. If you say that you want to go there, finished, you will never be able to go there. They will see to it that you drop your desires, you drop your passion and everything that you cling on to, and then you will rise above it.
The previous generation of masters used to do that. They would make you realize, “Hey, my dear, you are much more than your mind, why are you so caught up in this little mind all the time”.
Attaching the cause of our misery to this, this, and this, makes it concrete. This is ignorance. If you go a little deeper into something that you find as the cause, you will find that the cause is not there but it is a little further down. Have you noticed this?
For a particular situation you think that ‘this’ is the cause, but when you go a little deeper, you will find that the cause is not there but it is somewhere else. So the cause keeps jumping. And believing that is the real cause makes our ignorance more concrete.
So when the whole universe is so complex, every event is complex, mind is even more complex, to get over this they brought this principle of Karma. And there is a lot about Karma — there is good karma and bad karma. And the karma that you do, you take the responsibility onto yourself, instead of blaming it on an event, situations, or people.
Now, how do you get out of karma? That is where knowledge come in. The knowledge of the Self burns karma, which means, it brings you to the real cause (cause of causes), which is the being. And the being is all pervading, it is in every particle of the creation. Knowledge raises you above the name and form, and gets you onto this pedestal of the reality of true existence. That is the very solid ground; the ultimate ground. So the cause of all causes is the Guru Principle !!!!!
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