Renounce God, Be God
About the Author
It is not easy to write about Enlightened
masters like Sri Bagavath,
because, the spiritual
field itself is a mysterious one.
I have got a special privilege
to be one in the inner circle of his
for the past thirty years. We were travelling on
the same road to
Enlightenment. So, I know
somthing about him.
Though he was born in the family of
spiritual aptitude, he started
spiritual seeking at
his age of 18. While he settled in the profession
law, he was attracted by the teachings of
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Ramana
Gandhiji, J.Krishnamurti, Osho and Nisarga Datta
He attended several mettings of J.K. and
he used to stay at Ramanashram
once a year along
with spiritual friends, including myself.
intimate connection with a living
saint, Raju Swamy, known as Theni
Though Sri Bagavath had attained several
through yoga and
meditations, he felt it inadequate and he was in
search for Enlightenment and Liberation for the past
One fine evening at his age of 58, he suddenly got
his Enlightenment and
Liberation. To his surprise, it
happened within split of a second. He clearly
the Truth. All his endeavour of forty years ended. He did
rejoice at the enlightenment with shouting and dancing.
he wondered, how simple is the nature of
Enlightenment. He really feels and
says that one can get Enlightenment
within a short period of time, without
meditations and yogic practices and that
understanding of the function of our mind is enough.
many sincere seekers are getting Enlightenment
through this master. He is
very simple and he does
not hesitate to guide them, who approached him with
V.S. Aranganathan M.A., M.Ed.,
Sri Sai Nivas,
We have to get the peace of mind. We have to get an
orderly mind. We
have to get a psychological perfection.
We have to get an order, in the
experiences of our mind.
To attain any one these things, neither the
Satchathkar nor the Athmadarshan, nor the state of
koodastha nor the
witnessing consciousness nor the base
consciousness, in whatever name it may
be addressed, will
We cannot attain any thing through the cause of this
But most of the saints and elderly people say, as if,
consciousness is responsible for the real
So, most of the spiritual aspirants try to meditate upon
the quality of
I am Brahm itself .
Athman is my Real
I am a pure witness, in my reality.
I am nothing but the
they maintain this sankalpa determination,
on the assurance, given
by the scriptures and the ancient
Is it wrong ?
We cannot say it is totally wrong. Because all our
sincere efforts will
bring forth some benefits or the other.
But, through this sankalpa -
Realisation alone is not possible . Enlightenment alone
not possible . Liberation alone is not possible .
Because, the thing which is
doing this sankalpa or
determination is not the Athma.
Such sankalpa is nothing but our thought . It is nothing
but a mental
process. It is only an imagination of our mind.
Thereby the dual nature of
our mind the duality of
observer and the observed, alone, is
But if we clarify it with those aspirants about it, they
No, no. I am not doing any Sankalpa that I am the
Koodastha that I
am the witnessing state. This is only
my understanding that I am nothing but
the witnessing state.
But such understanding does not happen to the
Koodastha the witness.
Because, there is no necessity
for the state to understand or think like
The mind, having all the turmoil, alone imagine itself
with the help of the scriptures.
But thereby their mental construction and faculties
Nobody will attain liberation, since because they think
or imagine that
they are the Koodastha or the witness.
Thereby, the function of their mind
strong . Their waking state alone is confirmed.
In the early
chapters, we have said that there is an
exception and that we would discuss
What is that?
As an exception, there are saints who attain liberation
on this way
It is said that everybody can be successful in this way.
They all say
that this is the main way . But unfortunately,
all meet failure , if they
select this way. If anyone gets
success, it is nothing but an exception
But how this exceptional thing had happened?
You might have heard about the saint Nisargadatta
His master preached him : you are not an ordinary
person. You are the
Reality beyond gods and goddesses.
It is you who are sought by everybody. You
are the absolute
Nisargadatta believed in the words of his master. He
I have not examined the meaning of the sayings what
my master told me.
I have believed him. He can not tell me a
lie. What he has said must be an
Soon after his preaching my master also has
from the world. But his words were repeatedly
ringing upon my ears. His words
are always with me
Three years later I have got the Realization that
am the absolute Reality. On a particular day I have clearly
that I am the absolute Reality.
In this way he explained how he had attained
When he talked to a seeker, he told him : We have to
all the worldly experiences are unreal.
We have to realize the self that I am
the pure Atman and I
am the absolute Reality.
At that time, the seeker asked him a clarification.
Did you feel that
the worldly things were unreal
only after your Self Realization?
Or after finding out the unreality of the worldly
things alone, did you
come to the Self Realization? Which
comes first? Which comes later?
Nisargadatta thought a while and said conclusively.
comes first and then only I feel
the illusory nature of the worldly
Realization comes first and the understanding of the
as unreal comes next.
He said like that.
He himself attained it on that way. So he had to say
like that. He never
examined about the unreal nature of the
world and thereby he had not come to
When all have met failure in this way saying I am
absolute Reality; I am the Pure Atman; I am the
Brahm, how did he get
success, as an exceptional case?
His devotion to his faith alone brings him
He has given great devotion to his I consciousness as
if it were the
absolute Reality. Thereby the experiencer gets
importance rather than the
When the I consciousness the experiencer alone has
got importance, all
the experiences have lost their
importance. The observer is always related to
observed. When the experiences lose importance, the
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