Points to Ponder Over...
Modern man is not given to deep enquiry.
Why? Is it because he has no time? Is it because this is a
waste of time? Or is it because he really has no questions
to ask, his mind having already been conditioned by the incessant
barrage from the media? [Swami: "You see through
the eyes of others (TV), you hear through the ears of others,
and you think through the minds of others!"]
What arguments do atheists normally advance
to deny God? How would you counter them?
What external circumstances are needed to
promote enquiry? And what internal qualities are needed for
What precisely is meant by discrimination?
Why does Baba attach importance to discrimination?
Is discrimination in secular matters different
from discrimination in spiritual matters? If so, why?
What in you opinion are the important issues
facing humanity today? List them in the order of importance
as you perceive it. Where do the solutions lie? In the spiritual
or secular domain? If you cannot compartmentalise in this
manner, why not?
Why is modern man so reluctant to accept
Notice that as explained to us by Baba, answers
to questions relating to the external world constitute EDUCATION,
while answers to questions relating to the inner world form
the essence of EDUCARE! [Look up Swami's sayings on the matter.]
Swami often says that the Universe is the
greatest book, and Nature is the greatest teacher. How does
Baba illustrate His point? [This relates to how one may find
answers to the questions that puzzle us.]
Once, Krishna taught some lessons to Uddhava,
by recalling what was taught by Lord Dattreya to a seeker.
This teaching imparted to Uddhava is sometimes called Uddhava
Gita. A digest of it may be found in Message of the
Lord, p. 667. Essentially, it is about lessons that
can be learnt from Nature.
What precisely is meant by Inner Divinity?
Swami has been talking for ages about devotees
recognising their Inner Divinity; yet, few seem to have succeeded.
Why? What are the obstacles, and how are they to be removed?