Spirit is the Goal
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Spirit is the dynamism within us
The Spirit is the only eternal thing within us. All the rest are transitory and evolutionary.
What is yoga? In simple words, it is taking your attention to the Spirit. This is yoga.
What does the Kundalini do? She raises your attention and takes it to the Spirit.
Only after knowing the Spirit, can you know God, not before that. That is why all religions have failed.
The attention has to be on the Spirit and that cannot be there unless and until something happens within you. Those who have been seeking that attention, those who have been asking, “Oh Lord, keep my attention on God and on seeking” are the people who are going to be blessed.
THE SPIRIT IS YOUR PASSPORT
All the falsehood of the world is an intoxication because if it was not intoxicating or hypnotizing, why people carry on with it? When you know it is falsehood, why should you carry on with it? Of course, you can play with it. That is a different thing, just to play like children. They build everything in the sand. They will build a big castle and they will make a house and they will make a cowshed and everything. And then they just break everything, take it out, clear out the whole thing. They know it is just a play they have done. They are conscious of it.
If this consciousness is there, then one should say that such people are seekers. That is the category of seekers: they are not satisfied with falsehood and they want to find the truth.
Now the truth is that the Spirit is within you and you are the Spirit. You are the beauty, the bliss and the joy of that Spirit. That is what you are. Because your attention is not there, that is why you cannot feel your Spirit. But your Spirit exists. It is within you, in your heart, waiting for a moment to come into your conscious mind, to be felt by you on your central nervous system. It is all there, built within you.
Man, in his madness, does not realize that God has made him from amoeba to this stage for some purpose. There is a big purpose behind everything and the purpose is that now you have to know your Spirit by which you enter into the Kingdom of God.
You have to enter into the Kingdom of God. How? What is your passport? It is your Spirit because when the Spirit starts shining within you, you start transforming. You start transforming into a new being, into a new personality with a new awareness and you are a different person. Your priorities change.
But those who are not really good seekers will be identified with something else. Like a three-legged race, you are tied with one leg to another personality. This could be your job. This could be anything else and you are tied to it and the progress retards. It goes down.
THE NOURISHMENT OF COLLECTIVITY
Progress is only possible when your attention is on the Spirit. How do you nourish it? That is another point. The only solution is collectivity.
A person who is not collectively nourished cannot grow. He cannot grow whatever he may try. This collectivity is to be grown within you.
What do you become after your growth? You become a collective being So you have to nourish yourself in collectivity. People do not understand this simple point, that you have to become the collective being.
After Realization, when the Kundalini rises through these seven centres and pierces through the Sahasrara, then you start feeling the vibrations, feeling the cool breeze in your hands. This is how your Spirit is talking to you.
The rapport is established. You are connected with the Spirit. That is the sign. If you are not connected, then you have to get connected. Then we can talk about it. Before you are connected, what is there to talk about? What is there to say?
THE CONNECTION IS ESTABLISHED
Once we decide the connection has to be there, then what are we doing about it? It is the right of every seeker to have this connection with the Divine.
If you think you have the right, then you must assume also the power of the Spirit within you. You have to keep your attention to your Spirit.
The whole system of the Spirit is so dynamic and beyond human comprehension that you are suddenly amazed and surprised at it. First of all you are amazed. Then you start thinking, “How can that be so simple? How can that be so easy?”
Evolution must have rendered something within you, something that is built in you. And when it works out, it looks simple, but it is not. It has a big background which is being worked out to bring you to this stage, just to know thyself.
Know thyself: simple words. It is too simple for human comprehension. That is why it is too difficult – because they cannot go to simple things.
When you are the Self, that is absolute and that is sure-shot what you are. You know this is it.
When you talk as a Spirit, you have no doubts. You have no doubt at all because the absolute is established in you.
THE SPIRIT TELLS YOU
When that Self manifests, then you have no questions. You are doubtless. You know this is it. You have no question about anything whatsoever. You know everything.
It is the Spirit that tells you. The Spirit within you tells you. You ask the Spirit, “What is to be done?” You ask any question.
The entire truth about everything can be known through your vibratory awareness and this vibratory awareness comes to you through your attention, which is enlightened by your Spirit.
This Spirit resides within us. All the time it knows everything that we do. It is the one which knows all our feelings, wherever we move. But the same Spirit, when it enlightens our attention – it is enjoying itself – becomes our experience. The Spirit is collectively conscious and we become collectively conscious.
NOURISHMENT, GROWTH AND JOY
After all, from where are you going to get your nourishment?
The Spirit is shining, the sun is shining, but your tree of life has to get your nourishment from collectivity. Once you realize that, it works wonders. It has worked wonders with so many people all over the world, but there is a greater danger for people where individualism is regarded as something great, where people think to be individualistic in their attitude towards their selections and choices and the decision-making. For every small thing, they will make a decision, “What is the advantage?” What did you gain by wasting so much energy in decision-making, whether you will have the fish and chips or you will have the hamburger? What does it mean? Why waste so much energy on that? Where is your attention? All these things, all this attitude is nothing but ego-oriented and it is competitive.
The growth has to come. You have to move your awareness towards the Spirit. And when that happens, that your Spirit dominates your awareness, your awareness becomes the Spirit, then it is Satchitananda.
Sat is the essence of your awareness. It is the truth. Through your awareness, you know the truth. Chit is the attention. Anand is the Spirit.
The essence of the Spirit is joy. All these things become one. That has to happen. Then the growth is much faster. When it is halfway around, the growth is less.
The growth is to be felt in your collectivity, not in how you organize things. It is in collectivity, how you feel about the whole world, how you are connected to the whole world. What are you doing about it? Can you work it out for them? Where is your attention?
As soon as you go on your Spirit, you will start worrying about the whole universe. It will happen. The priorities will change. “Oh, I am here. I am the Spirit. And my work is not this. This is useless. This is not meant for me.” And the attention will start going from all mundane, gross things to the spiritual side. But by going there, you become dynamic.
CONNECTED TO GOD
There is another very simple truth one should understand: if we are not connected with God, how can He look after us? We have to be connected with Him so that we know His desires, we know His ways, we know how to please Him, we know what to do and so we can ask for what we want. You do not even have to ask.
The Spirit is the dynamism within us. It is the thing. It is like one diamond which is put in a ring and embedded in the soil, saved permanently just to keep it out of problems. Suddenly it is discovered. And that is why it is all we seek.
The basis of all our existence is nothing but our Spirit. That is the basis. That is the adhara. That is the support. You are not to be guilty. You are the Spirit. What crime can the Spirit do? Nothing.
You only have to get out of it to become that.