ROLE OF INDIA AND THE FAR EAST IN THE PROGRESS OF HUMAN
<1>India and the Far East regions of the world
had a great role in bringing the understanding of the reality of the
universe to the access of the human. Also they have preserved most
of the basic realities underlying all religions.
<2>The Far East Philosophies, through gaining knowledge about
being more and more familiar with the body,
spirit, and through
direct experience with the external world, make it possible for a
true seeker to perceive and realize the magnificence of his body and
how to develop those latent faculties which have been closed in the
course of the evolutionary progress of the human.
<3>This part of the world has been set aside to
preserve the techniques and teachings that enable man to understand
his great potential of awakening his inner strength. <4>That
is why people are becoming more and more interested in these
teachings, because these systems work directly on individuals and
cause them to experience that world which other religions and
Prophets have only
<5>But very few people have been able to perceive them with
that direct experience.
<6>However, other religions are necessary to
perfect these systems. As it has been revealed by
Sign, a person can become complete only when he understands
the basic realities behind
The Greatest Sign.
<7>None of the seals alone presented in
Sign is complete or greater than any of the other ones.
<8>But each seal has its greatness in the successive manner
<9>Therefore, the teachings of the Far East (and
in other parts of the world) also have their validities only when
studied in respect to the rest of the seals in
The Greatest Sign.
(JNANA), AND DEVOTION (BHAKTI) YOGAS, AND THEIR PLACES IN
THE GREATEST SIGN
means "union," to become one or the same as
God, or to be(come) in His
<11>In the Far East Philosophies (also there are
numerous branches and techniques), basically three ways are
recognized to reach the Goal. They are called
Karma Yoga (through action),
Jnana Yoga (through
is suited for those who like to do and act, but also want not to be
bound by their actions. So in this practice, the aspirant does the
action and surrenders the result to the Lord. <13>Therefore
he will become free of being attached to the external world (results
of his actions).
is for those who want to free themselves from the bondages of this
world through knowledge of its Laws and how they work and bind the
consciousness. <15>By study, contemplation,
meditation, etc, and with His
Grace, they come to grasp the truth behind the Laws governing
the universe. So through this knowledge they become free.
Yoga is based on
devotion. In essence, it is "to love the Lord with all your mind,
heart, and being." Through this one-pointed devotion, a person will
be saved by Him. <17>With all the attention directed toward
enters, so the world has no power over His devotee.
<18>Now the question is, where do they fit in
sign in the horizontal position ()
at the very bottom of
Sign represents a
consciousness when it is lost and is on the path toward
enlightenment. So this point is the beginning of his journey.
<20>If a unit
tries to understand the realities behind this universe by gathering
contemplation, reflection, study, etc, he will start to awaken his
spiritual forces ()
and by His
Grace, will realize the
<21>So the very sign
Haree Om Shrii Hung (HOSH) is the path of knowledge or
<22>The man who directs his attention with
complete devotion to the center of
The Greatest Sign ()
or the Lord as the only object of worship and devotion, will be
following the path of
Bhakti Yoga. With this intense devotion, he will win His
and know all truth ().
<23>The person who realizes the meaning of the
sign at the very top or the sign of
will be following the path of
Karma Yoga, or action. Through his
surrendering, he will win His
Grace and so will know Him ().
<24>So as we can see, any
in any of the three paths mentioned above can easily find his place
in the teachings of
<25>However, his endeavors will be of little value if he does
not understand the rest of the teachings of
The Greatest Sign.
<26>That is: All of those who follow these
different paths, according to their nature (Daharma)
should direct their knowledge, devotion, or action toward
establishing the desired environment ()
so that others can also benefit from their progress and follow the
path toward God-realization
(according to their natures).
<27>In this endeavor, they should be ready to
sacrifice all for
their ideal ()
and be a channel for
Him to guide them in their actions (submission)
They should long to help the whole universe to progress to
its highest potential ()
and so become a Paravipra ().
<28>Only then will their knowledge (Jnana),
devotion (Bahkti), or action (Karma)
be blessed. Then all will be following His Will and therefore become
<29>So no matter what your path is, you are a part of the
Divine Path and will be perfected by following it.