This is a question about the Soul, about the growth of the Soul.
Does the Soul grow or is it always at the same awareness? In
other words, can our thoughts, attitudes, service, and devotion, all
affect the Soul?
Remember that the whole universe, of course, came from unawareness
or from the state of absolute-self-absorbed level of pure Ecstasy
and Joy. Not really ecstasy, but what they call in the Hindu
teaching, Ananda, which is more than ecstasy. It is Joy,
absolute Joy, which is experienced only in a very high level of
But the Soul really is
the Consciousness; Consciousness is your Soul. The Essence is
the Soul and the three gunas. But when the Consciousness is
being crudified with the crudifying force, or tama guna, it loses
its original state and will be directed toward the external world.
The more it is crudified, the less aware it is, and it will reach a
point that it eventually becomes solid factor.
Go to a solid factor and
ask, “Hello. Do you have any awareness of yourself?” I
do not think you are going to receive any answer back from the solid
So it is the losing of
awareness, because of the process of crudification, that makes the
Soul to not be completely connected to God all the time. The
more the Soul is crudified, the more we lose that awareness of who
we really are.
In the Hindu religion
they call it amnesia, or forgetfulness. We forget who we
really are. By meditation, progress, and following the things
that help us in this process, our awareness becomes higher and
higher, and it becomes kind of a returning back home. You are
crudified and go away from home, and then you become more satvic and
conscious, and you are returning to home.
That is the way the
Mystical Paths explain our Soul’s journey. That is why it is
called a journey. It is not that something is being destroyed;
it is that something has lost its original awareness of where it
came from and who it is. So the Consciousness or Soul does not have
the same awareness in everyone all the time. But the
Collective Consciousness, or Universal Mind, or God, has an
Awareness, which really is a part of us. Again it goes back to
what part of awareness, or God, you are talking about.
In one sense,
you can explain that really there is no Soul because really what
comes through you is God Himself. So you are
connected to Consciousness, or the Universal Consciousness.
You really do not have any Soul. That is why when your
awareness reaches the point of absolute understanding or awareness,
they say you are like a drop of water falling into the ocean and you
become the ocean itself.
Does that drop
really exist? No. If there is a drop that exists, then
we are separated from God. But if we really are connected to
God all the time, we are not really a drop but an illusion of a
You really do
not exist. You do not have a Soul. But you have an
illusion of being separated from Pure Consciousness or God. So
that is why we call Maya the illusion of separation from God.
It means it really does not exist.
The Soul, in a
sense of being separated from God, does not exist. It is the
ego or that illusion which makes us feel separated from God and
become separate Souls. That Essence of God coming through you,
His Awareness, is always the same.
So that is why
again in the Mission
we say, “The Goal Of The Life Is To Be(come) Divine.” That is
because there are two approaches. One approach says that you
are already Divine. You do not have to do anything. Just
“to be” is equal with being Divine. Another approach says that
you have to become Divine; you have to work on it, you have to
meditate, you have to awaken your spiritual forces. And both
approaches have some validity in them.
what exactly Soul is, that is another explanation, unless you
experience that oneness with God and realize that you really do not
exist. The only thing coming through you is God.
In that Essence
you realize that you are not your body. That is when many
people in many Mystical Paths say, “God and I are One.” There
is no separation. If you experience that experience that there
is no separation, then do you have a Soul? Where is it?
You do not really have a Soul, you are God Itself, and that is what
is coming through you.
When that Saint
says that he dies and becomes more Christ every day, and he dies
himself, it means what? It means he is realizing he is more
God himself. And there is no separation there.
Again that is
one of those questions that you really have to intuitively know.
It is just like, “Does God exist?” That is the same kind of
question. Unless you experience that God exists, it is very
hard to explain. The only way you can explain it is that God
said He was going to do these things, and He did them. If
someone does something, that shows that they exist. They have
existence that they can move things or move themselves around.
Essence, we cannot see that God exists. But to really
experience that God exists is to experience God. And to
realize that really, really you do not have a Soul but your Soul and
God’s is the same, is to experience that you are not your body and
seeing God coming through you.
How do you get
there? You have to work on it, you have to meditate, you have
to concentrate, and you have to realize.
That is another
reason we are working on the
Communities of Light,
so that more people get more chances to meditate and realize a
direct realization of God. That is why it is so important for
us to create the
Communities of Light,
to create an environment where people can experience the oneness of
God with them.
So in essence,
yes, you do not have to work, and the awareness of the Soul is
always there because really God and you are one. God is aware
of everything. In another sense you have to work on it because
you have the illusion of the separation from God, and therefore, you
have to shatter that illusion.
How to shatter
that illusion? You shatter that illusion with our teaching,
with our concentration, with meditation, and with everything that
has been given to humanity.
Does that make
Yes, it certainly does,
Thank you so much.
OK. Are there any other questions? [silence]
But in that
stage of human progress, it is great to have that experience.
And even when you have that experience, it does not stay with you
all the time. But when you experience it, it is very
comforting that, “WOW, I am not the doer. God is really the
Doer.” When you say that God did it through you, it is not
something just in words. It really means that God did it
through you. And when you reach that point that God does
through you, then you are not attached to the result of your
actions. Automatically you are not attached to the result.
If you are
attached to the result of your actions, then you are not connected
in that time or in that moment and you are attached to the result.
But if you completely experience that, then you are not going to be
attached because He is the Doer.
In this state
the most important work for us is the creation of the Communities of Light,
to implement the Mission,
and not to worry too much about our own progress. Our progress
comes with doing the Mission.
One day we will realize that, “Oh WOW, really I am not doing it,”
and we will experience that Oneness with God.
What I am
saying is, it is not something to worry about. It will come to
you one day. And when you experience it, you know.
Maybe we need a
day of Pentecost, huh? OK, any other questions?
If you want to
discuss it further, go ahead. Otherwise we will meditate for
the next hour.
I do not have a question but I just wanted to again address the
answer that you gave on the Soul. I see how important it is to
do the things that help us to stay connected to God through our
meditations and our Communities of Light.
So I wanted to thank you again. A very, very important part of
what we do.
Good, that is a very good realization, indeed. That is what I
am trying to let humanity realize, that our teaching unifies them,
our teaching explains the history, our teaching explains how these
revelations, many revelations, came to them. Our teaching
unifies them. And you are absolutely right. He has given
us all the tools we need to progress.
That is the
Message we have to give to humanity and bring them together and
bring His Kingdom on earth. If it were not true, I would not
have even started the
because I always was seeking the Truth.
And I have not
found anything better. I have said many times, “If you find
something better than this, I am with you. We go together, all
of us.” I have not found anything better. I have not
found something that explains God and everything so clearly.
And God does
exist. He cannot be explained. I cannot tell you what He
looks like. But He is a Consciousness. He is that
realization that, “Yes, I am already one with Him.” And His
concern is the creation of the Communities of Light.
I hope that
everyone realizes that, as you have, and everyone not only realizes
but also gets on with the work. As I have said, “Become one
Maitreya in Florida, two Maitreyas in Florida, three Maitreyas in
Florida, ten Maitreyas in Florida, hundreds of Maitreyas in Florida,
and a hundred Maitreyas in every state, and every country, and every
part on earth, thousands of them actually, just pulsing this
beautiful teaching out to other people and let them know.”
So let them be
attracted to you and then you connect them to God.