<1>By becoming more and more familiar
with the influences of the
three gunas, he
realized that it is the power of the
tama guna which crudifies the consciousness and results in
self-centeredness. <2>This creates the great feeling of separation as "I." So
started to realize the reasons for his ups and downs, and his
spiritual forces began to be awakened.
<3>Also he realized that whenever he is
in an environment with much
present, he is influenced to be more self-centered and again the
unhappiness increased. <4>So he realized that a proper
environment is essential for his happiness and progress.
<5>As he came to higher consciousness and
felt one with his environment, he realized many other
consciousnesses were also lost.
<6>A desire arose in him to help them understand the things
he had realized, <7>and also through helping others he could
create more sentient beings around him to establish a better
environment (sentient environment).
<8>So he engaged himself in helping others to
come to higher consciousness. <9>He later realized not all
would listen. These
unit consciousnesses were so lost and self-centered that they
would not be guided but instead go astray. <10>Eventually a few became attracted and showed readiness to
go through the struggle to reach higher consciousness. <11>He
created greater concentration to help those who would listen.
<12>In doing so, he forgot about himself and with this a great
joy was felt. <13>He realized that true joy will not come by
thinking about the self and always meditating on "I," but by
sacrificing (not being self-centered) to bring others to higher
consciousness and to create the desired environment ().
<14>He then intensified his efforts and, in
the process, some of the
unit consciousnesses that he was helping started to progress.
<15>He began to feel how great he was to have
sacrificed so much to help others. <16>Also when they
would not progress as he liked, he would become discouraged and
unhappy about why they were not evolving as he liked despite all his
<17>Eventually a great realization came to
him, that even being attached to the result of one's actions is a
hindrance on the spiritual path.
<18>So he did the
tried to help others reach higher consciousness with the highest
but he surrendered the result to the Lord.
<19>With this, neither the feeling of false
greatness was created which results in superiority feelings and
<20>nor was there the discouragement about why the result was
not as expected.
<21>Later on, a greater realization came to
him that even in
surrendering there is still an "I" left as "'I' surrender to the
Lord the result of my action."
submission to the Lord and letting Him do the action (sacrifice)
through him, then there would be no "I" left, and the "doer," "the
things done," and "the one for whom the things are done" become
ONE. Then the unity is complete. <23>So no
false ego and no
anxiety would be created, and he was free of any bondage from his
also means contentment with whatever
God does to us. <25>We do our best to do His Will but we
are content with the result.
<26>However, to be submissive to the Lord by
dissolving the "I" into Him and letting Him do the actions all the
time is a great task.
ego comes in, the ideation is
forgotten, and the "I" becomes the doer again. <28>Therefore,
later on the attachment to the result appears and with it either
false pride or discouragement occurs.
<29>He realized that he should submit himself
to the Lord all the time, but if he forgets to do that, then he
should surrender the result later on or whenever he realizes that he
is becoming attached to the result of his actions (this is the path
of detachment or renunciation).
<30>With these realizations, he started
helping the lost consciousnesses in his immediate surroundings and
disregarding the ones out of that immediate environment. <31>Also
a great feeling of possessiveness of that environment was created in
him. <32>However, as he came to higher consciousness, he
realized more and more that everything is
God. So he
understood then that he could not love only a part of Him and hate
<33>So he extended his love and effort towards
the whole universe. With this, he expanded his
mind, shattered all
narrowness of the mind, prejudice, and misunderstanding, and
freed himself from all
evils related to them.
<34>He became a Universalist.
reflection, concentration, etc., he awoke his spiritual forces ().
<36>He also realized that a proper environment ()
is necessary to progress to higher consciousness. <37>Without
creation of such an environment is impossible.
<38>He also realized that even being attached to the result
action will create bondage, so the result should be surrendered to
God, or one should become submissive ()
<39>Furthermore, he recognized that
attachment to a small portion of the universe would create
narrowness of the mind. Therefore, he became a Universalist (). With this, he expanded his
mind and destroyed all
narrowness of the mind.
<40>With all these realizations, he became a
dynamic spiritual force in the universe (). Through intensifying his engagement in helping others to reach
higher consciousness, little by little, he dissolved his
ego into the Universal