Paravipras are Fearless
spiritual path is not for the faint-hearted. It is not for the
person who escapes the world. It is for the person who wants
to fight within himself to destroy the negativity within and also
without. So that
battlefield in the Bhagavad-Gita has both symbolic meanings,
in the physical level and in the spiritual level.
you want to become a Paravipra, or not? That is the decision
you have to make, “Do I really want to make this effort? Do I
really want to go to the sixth chakra and overcome all these
tendencies that I have? Do I want to overcome my longing for
companionship and attention, my desire to please?” It is OK to
please other people if that brings you pleasure, but if you want to
please because you need to, then again it is not good. So we
have to look at ourselves and say, “Hey, wait a minute. Am I
doing this thing in the purest form here or not?”
is the process of perfection? The less imperfection you have,
the more perfect you become. As Christ said, “Sufficient
unto the day is the evil thereof” (Matthew 6:34). So take the
day, go ahead, and do the things you have to do; also progress in
that day spiritually with your meditation, with your contemplation,
and with remembering what you did that day and what your mistakes
When you look at
them, what desires and attachments do you have? What are the
physical pulls that are pulling you away from spirituality?
Find out, “If I follow this pull, where is it going to take me?”
So you can go through the mental process of what is going to happen
if you follow those pulls. Eventually you will find out that
they are not worth it. When you go through them and see the
emptiness of those desires, you recognize that they are not worth
Many people go
through their lives by falling into the same problems, the same
situations, over and over again. But if you go through the
process in your meditation, you would not go through life doing and
being hurt through the same bad habits over and over again.
especially true about the habits we have in our lives. Usually
they are like a cyclical event. We have habits, we do them,
they are not good, we find out they are not good, they get us hurt,
and we tell ourselves, “Why have I done that? Why do I keep
doing this?” But two days later, we are at the same place, and
we do the same thing.
Instead of doing
that, when you yell at yourself, “Why have I done that again?” sit
and meditate, and go through the mental process of why you did it,
why you were attracted to do it, what happened, and after you did it
what happened, and why you felt so miserable about it.
After awhile you
create an ability to go through your desires mentally (in your
meditation) without going out and doing them. Then you realize
that after awhile you have gained enough control of yourself that
you can say, “No, I will not do this anymore,” and you will break
As I have said
many times, those habits are just like dark creatures. They
can only live in the dark corners of your spirit. But the
moment you put light on them, they shrink back. If you keep
the light on them, and go into every corner of your spirit and put
that light in those corners, eventually those creatures don’t have
any place to stay.
It is just like
when you flip on the switch in this room, can darkness say, “I am
not going to go away?” It cannot. When the light comes,
the darkness has to go.
So with any
creature you destroy, you become stronger. After awhile the
creatures are afraid of you (laughter). They do not even dare
to come close. Do you remember Christ used to cast the devils
out of people, and they kept yelling, “No, our time has not come.
We do not want to come out, we want to stay?” But they could
not, because he was Light. As we have said, when the light
comes, the creatures, darkness, bad habits, just do not stay in you,
they have to go.
So the spiritual
path is the path of the brave, the people who really want to be rid
of those creatures. As you get rid of those creatures, you
become stronger and you progress. As you progress, you reach
higher consciousness. Then the next lifetime when you come,
you have fewer creatures.
is why it is said, Many are called, but few will be chosen.
Why will few
be chosen? Because, breaking all these bondages is something
that is not that easy. Humanity hangs onto these crutches.
So we are not asking an easy task from humanity. But there are
people who have already gone through it.
willing to at least go to the Source and break these bondages, to go
beyond these little crutches or anything that binds them on this
earth, or binds them on the ethereal level, or binds them any place
on the path to the Essence.
is Formless, Invisible, Nameless, and Eternal (FINE). It is
neither male nor female; it is both. At the same time, He is
Form, He is Visible, He has a Name, He is in this earth. He is
the Essence that is none of them, but also He is all of them.
does fear come from? Fear comes from the first three chakras.
As you go higher and higher and higher, there is no tendency of fear
there. The fear cannot follow you if you go to the higher
the Spirit does not have any fear. As you know yourself more
and more and you reach the Spirit, you have no fear. You have
to go somewhere where even fear fears to follow. Where does
the fear, fear to follow you? That is the Spirit.
you meditate and go to higher consciousness, you will reach a point
where you can say, “God is going to provide for me anyway, no matter
what I do.” Where is your fear?
If God had
that fear in my heart when I started the Mission, I should
not have started it. What a crazy idea, to come from another
country, to have no visa, with only one cent in my pocket. I
could have said, “With my education I could make so much money in my
lifetime. So why should I start such a thing that I have to
start from scratch, go with one cent, and try to start where He said
the Mission should start,” and on and on?
So if we
meditate, that fear is going to be gone. We know that
everything is going to be provided.
He loves are given severe tests, so that they become strong and
prove themselves worthy to go to Him or to be in His Presence, which
is to know Him (He put Abraham to the tests also). As you come
closer to Pure Consciousness, you should pass more severe tests in
order to be trustworthy.
fact, for a realized Soul, suffering is a blessing. It is
warning that you have gone astray from the path of the reality of
this universe, or it is a lesson. Whenever you come back to
the reality of the universe (the right path) you will have joy.
You will “quicken” (accelerate) your Soul’s progress toward reaching
the goal (Pure Consciousness). And when you do reach there,
you will be in the Bliss (God).
energy in the first chakra is survival, “Where will I sleep, where
is my next food, where am I going to be supported physically?”
If you are in your first chakra, that is all you are concerned
about. That is why you are afraid all the time, for example,
“What is going to happen when I become old?” All those fears
can be seen in a lot of people, who are always afraid of their
situation and their future, “What is going to happen to me?”
They are very much into survival.
You can see a
lot of people go and buy guns and ammunition and stockpile them in
their homes. They are afraid. They think that if
something happens they can defend themselves, or have enough food,
etc. All these things come from the survival instinct.
Of course, as
we said, no instinct is bad. It depends on how far you go with
it. If the only thing you think about is your food, your
physiological and safety needs, then you completely have no other
thought in you for anything else of higher things. Then if
someone talks about God, you say, “What? What are you talking about?
I don’t understand that. What I need is my place, my little
things, my little house, and the things I need for me, how I am
going to survive in this situation.”
So that fear
keeps them from going to the higher way of realizing God and being.
They are very afraid and that keeps them completely down to earth.
They cannot fly. They are just completely bound by the
external world. Their fears and attachments completely make
them unable to do anything else.
But as we
have said, these tendencies are like wild horses. You do not
kill a wild horse; you tame it. When you tame a wild horse you
have a nice horse to ride around on.
if you are in the Communities of Light, your survival needs
can be taken care of much easier.
a Paravipra is a very brave person, not brave in the sense of just
being brave and jumping, a “dare devil” kind of brave, but inner
bravery. You want to put yourself in a situation where you can
As I said,
you can work on no one except yourself. Don’t try to teach
anyone; teach yourself. Don’t compete with anyone; compete
with yourself. If you compete with yourself, if you teach
yourself, if you progress, other people will progress because your
light is going to be greater and greater. The greater light
you have, the greater light you can manifest to others.
All these are
things that God has given for us for our own progress. With
doing these more and more, we can purify ourselves and then we can
realize that the reason we are not able to manifest that purity is
our ego, we have to let our ego go. Then we should not be
attached to the results of our actions, become Universalist, and
Paravipras can be the people who can create the Communities of
Light, bring the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth, and
eventually manifest His Will.
But at the
same time, they themselves progress. That is the most
important part. We are not doing this for anyone else, but for
ourselves. In the way we are doing it for other people, it
we have to recognize that we are pioneers, and pioneers usually have
the hardest path to follow.
It is just
like the first people who came to the United States, or the West, or
to Canada, as pioneers. Was it easy? There were trees
and no roads. They didn’t know what kind of animals lived
there. There were snakes. There were scorpions.
There were tarantulas. There was disease.
pioneers who founded the United States almost died the first winter.
We can see that pioneer work is not easy. We have to recognize
that, and that is how we have to pursue our work and say, “We are
pioneers. We have to be more patient. We have to reach
further. We have to have more perseverance. We have to