Method of Training

Life is the awakening of the State of Being. When we brought in our share of the awakening state, every function of the material existence commenced.

In the beginning, it was more in relation with the Divinity from which life started. With the progress of life, actions continued having their effect according to their nature.

Now we have lost our balanced character and have grown unbalanced.

Action is a very strong thing because it is connected with life. So its misuse has produced wrong effects and each center has lost its originality and imbibed different effects, with the result that the whole frame of the body became a human factory and began to pour out what we collected so far. This process continued for years.

When the span of life ended, we took another form with the accumulated effects of grossness we had formed. Thus, we have been adding in each birth till we have become the actions themselves.

Center of the nerves became a pole itself producing different climates and changes. We have formed the poles according to our actions and the repeated actions made the center more strong.

The outcome is that we remain unbalanced with the commands we receive from different center for each faculty. Now our life changed from spirituality to matter, and this went on and we became worse.

Somehow, either by the effect of circumstances or by the company of the pious person, we got a passing air of Divinity and began to compare it with the present state, and then we came to know that there is something superior to what we have. We now began to seek the method to revive our original condition. We searched for a proper man.

If the thought deeply touched the core of the Center which is ultimately found in all the centers - in other words somehow we touched the spirituality, the basic substance of all the centers - it produced a kind of trembling. And as every action has some result, it had its own, i.e., it would lead us to the proper man who is really spiritual.

If we fall short of it, we will move towards the person who has formed a personality, gross, in the garb of spirituality. We will always get the right person if the craving is for the Realization alone.

Fortunately, if we have got a Master who is all spiritual, then it will be Master's duty to destroy the poles we have formed by the effects of our unbalanced thinking. When they are destroyed, their channel of wrong influence is cut off and we move to the proper level of spirituality.

It became the duty of the Master to regulate everything and to bring about the original state into us, so that we may begin to realize the awaken-ness of Divinity which first fell to our share.

How does the Master proceed? He introduces in the Abhyasi the pure state of Divinity which he is having, because this is his work.

For the sake of help and cooperation, he prescribes certain methods. The best one is meditation, and he helps Abhyasi in it also.

Meditation really means that the mind may be accustomed to the Center itself instead of wandering elsewhere. Meditation on heart is prescribed for that.

Why we meditate on the heart is already written in the books, so I need not repeat it here. The Abhyasi meditates on the heart as I have already said, but there must be yielding attitude towards the Master.

If there is anything difficult in the path of righteousness, it is the surrender, if taken up directly.