Additional Notes relating to the above...
is a MUST for all spiritual seekers. A spiritual seeker is
essentially in quest of God. Thus, most if not all of the
seeker's questions would be related to God in one manner or
Ancient man did not know anything about God
to start with. But when he began to notice the great marvels
of Nature, he realised that there must be a Supreme Power
that was present everywhere.
Gandhi refers to the Omnipresence beautifully
with the words: "There is an indefinable mysterious power
that pervades everything. I feel it though I cannot see it."
Swami tells us the same things via the words:
"I am in you, with you, around you, above you, below
Ancient man had many questions but no one
to turn to for answers. He therefore tried to find the answers
himself. In some cases he was successful but in others, he
was not. The answers he found for himself came from his intellect.
Man did not know it then [he does not even
now!] but intellect is nothing but God speaking from inside!
As Swami says, the intellect is an aspect of God and His Supreme
Power. [For greater elaboration, see, Summer Showers in Brindavan,
2000, in particular, pages 45, and 48.]
By his own effort, man understood to some
extent the Omnipresence of God. But he did not quite appreciate
that God was present within him too. That fact was revealed
to man in various ways.
God revealed this truth about His Immanence
in all beings to Sages. The Sages then passed this Knowledge
on to those who sought it.
In addition to this, God directly explained
[via the Bhagavad Gita] how He is the In-dweller, and how
He subtly manifests as the life-force.
In spite of all this, mankind has forgotten
all these valuable lessons. [Why does man forget valuable
lessons while remembering trivia? Swami narrates a story to
explain the point. Locate that story!]
Today, Baba is teaching [with enormous patience
one might add] all those lessons, not just once but over and
over again, in extra-ordinary detail. So we must pay attention,
absorb, and enquire deeply on them so that the lessons become
If the lessons taught by Baba get permanently
etched on our Heart and we are able to draw upon them at will,
then life's journey would be smooth.