This is a historical time of Era Transformation. For the next 20 years I have been given the duty of working very hard. The amount of work done in the past 15 years is much more when compared to the past 30 years. As per the need of time alertness was executed and keeping in mind the usage, extra energy was generated. It will not be right to talk about how wakefulness, focus, concentration and hard work have reached their pinnacle this year because the result of this alertness can be seen only grossly as creation of 2400 Prajna Pithas and 15000 Prajna Centers and nothing more. Further everyday I wrote one folder of literature and apart from this all other endeavors were subtle.
Fifteen more years remain of Era Junction (where old era ends and a new one manifests). In this time span the Wheel of Time will move that much faster. On the one hand the speed must be made faster and on the other it must be stopped. There is a need to obstruct destruction and augment advancement and progress. Both these speeds are less today. Thus at this rate although desirable yet the goal will not be reached till 2000 AD. Thus the Wheel of Effort of the world will definitely speed up. Even I will play a role like the vulture and squirrel (of epic Ramayan). Who, when, what and how will the work be done? This will be understood in future. The question at the moment is of responsibility. That responsibility shouldered by an army’s General is also shouldered by the chef of a kitchen. During dire times one must not ignore anybody or anything.
During this time span at one and the same time many battles will have to be fought. There are times in our life when at the same time one has to cut the harvest, feed the animals, take ones ill child to the doctor, attend a court case, attend to guests etc. During times of war ones multifaceted thinking and responsibility becomes more intense. Multifaceted tasks during war include how many soldiers to send for which battle, seeing to it that there is no dearth of weapons for those who are fighting, a temporary hospital has to be managed, sending dead soldiers for funeral, digging mines for the next battle etc. Every such task needs equal attention. Even if one of this is ignored the situation becomes perilous. All ones hard work goes to dust.
I was asked to render my activities multifaceted. The biggest obstacle in this was the limitation of the gross body. It is limited and works in a limited area only. Only the limited can carry weight. My work is related to an unlimited area. These tasks are such that at one and the same time it is related to many people. How was this possible? One method is to totally give up the gross body and whatever task is to be executed must be done by one or many subtle bodies. If my Guru thinks it apt the gross body will not remain even for a second. The main problem of donning a gross body is that fruits of ones actions are conjoined to it. If the debt remains then till the next birth it continues and then ensues pulling and pushing.
Shri Ramkrishna Paramhans had given many boons and blessings. The vault of good merits was less. In order to repay the debt he took up cancer of throat on his gross body. Only then the loan was repaid. Adi Guru Shankaracharya had to face a deadly disease. Such an illness had to be undergone by Mahatma Narayan Swami too. Guru Golwalkar died of cancer. There are many such examples wherein in great people at the time of death faced deadly diseases. This is not the result of their sins but is due to their using more good merits than the amount they actually possessed. In fact these great saints would take upon themselves the pain/hardship of others. If it was possible they would repay the debt else at the time of death they would take up deadly diseases. This is done so that in future no problems occur and that in order to remain liberated spiritually fruits of past actions do not pose a problem.
The root question is subtilizing of living being’s existence. Subtle is more widespread and multifaceted. At one and the same time work can be done in many places. Many responsibilities can be shouldered simultaneously. On the other hand for the gross body, there is bondage of one place along with its limitations. A grossly embodied being will work only in a limited area. Also as per ones knowledge of language, give and take of thought will take place but when one enters the subtle arena the problems of lack of knowledge of languages does not matter because thoughts are exchanged subtly. Thoughts can directly be sent to the brain or the innermost psyche area. For this the medium of language is not required. From the standpoint of widespread-ness it is a great comfort because a gross body requires gross means to travel. With the help of legs one can walk at the most 3 miles per hour. A motor car will take you to your destination according to the speed with which it moves. One person has 1 tongue. Only with its help one can talk but for a subtle body there is no limitation as far as sense organ functioning is concerned. In fact the capacity for the subtle body to see, hear etc is much more than that of the gross body. As per the need of the hour, one subtle body can be transformed into many. During Maharas (divine dance mentioned in Shrimad Bhagwat) Shri Krishna manifested many bodies to dance with all Gopis. At the time of killing Kansa and marriage with Sita people present saw varied types of forms of Lord Krishna and Lord Rama. Lord Krishna had manifested his Virat or divine cosmic form for Arjun and mother Yashoda to see. It was but the manifestation of the subtle and causal body. In the form of symbolic poetry it is depicted but it has its limitations.
It is not as though anyone and everyone who sheds his/her mortal body attains the above state. Ghosts do enter the subtle state yet their existence is very chaotic. They can only with great difficulty show their near dear ones their requirements. Souls of the stature of ancestors are much more powerful. Their discrimination and behavior is that much more refined. For this their subtle body gets sanctified much in advance. In order to render the subtle body of high stature potential, special efforts are required. They are full of austerities. In order to transform the ordinary body into that of Sidhas the first step is subtlizing of the psyche. Sidha souls who live within the limits of their bodies attain divine potential with the help of which they benefit others. Those who advance their bodies are also known to attain Sidhis or Divine Powers like Anima, Laghima etc. The gross body does not have the power to remain light bodied, heavy bodied, become invisible, go to far off places without external means etc. This is because the designing of gross body’s atoms is not conducive for all this and hence cannot cross the limits of material scientific laws. A person cannot fly in air and cannot walk on water. If he/she were capable of doing so he/she would have accepted modern science’s challenge and would have added a new chapter to the data of scientific research by going to the laboratory.
The question is of subtlizing the psyche which I am doing these days. This is a special spiritual practice which can be done even if the gross body is alive and has to be continued even after the gross body is renounced. In both conditions intense austerities have to be undergone. It can be called the next step of Yoga practices.
For this who has to do what? This depends on the present stature and high stature Guru’s directions. For all, the method is not the same but this much is definite that one has to obstruct inner spiritual energy from getting wasted due to extroverted-ness. As long as the egg does not ripen it is kept in a closed box and it is only then that the chicken comes out walking and running by breaking the shell. The same holds true for subtlizing the psyche which I did recently. In ancient times saints lived in caves and went into Samadhi or trance for this endeavor.