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270Awakening from the Dream

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  • santmat_mystic ( James )
    Jan 28, 2005
      [Radhasoami Reality]:
      {Radhaswami Dayal ki Daya Radhaswami Sahai:
      "Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and Protection"}

      Awakening from the Dream

      "Thus they (humanity) were unacquainted with the Supreme Father,
      since it was he whom they did not see.....There was much futility at
      work among them, and much empty ignorance -- as when one falls
      sound asleep and finds oneself in the midst of nightmares: running
      toward somewhere, powerless to get away while being pursued,
      in hand-to-hand combat, being beaten, falling from a height, being
      blown upward by the air, but without any wings. Sometimes too,
      it seems that one is being murdered, though nobody is giving chase,
      or killing one's neighbors until, having gone through all these
      dreams, one awakens... Such are those who have cast off lack of
      acquaintance from themselves like sleep, considering it to be
      nothing ... They put them away like a dream in the night, and deem
      acquaintance [Gnosis] with the Father to be the Light of Dawn. Joy
      to the one who has rediscovered himself and has awakened."

      "When I obtained bliss, I forgot all past sufferings and troubles."
      (Swami Ji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Poetry, Volume Two)

      It would appear as if the Jiva (soul) never did anything. All the
      sins of the Jiva will be forgiven when perfect humility and love are
      engendered. It would appear as if no Karma or sin had ever been
      committed by him. He would be so drenched in joy and bliss that
      he would feel as if he had never suffered any pain at all or had
      never been in the creation of pain and suffering. The Lord says
      that one day He will get you so drenched in His joy and bliss that
      when you are repeatedly asked whether you ever experienced any
      pain, your only answer will be that you had never been in the
      creation of pain and misery at all, nor such a creation had ever
      been evolved for you. In a dream one grows from a child to an adult
      and experiences unbounded happiness or untold, pain and misery. How
      long does all this take? Further, when one is awake, how much of
      its effect remains and for how long? Nothing at all. Similarly, when
      love is generated and the Jiva becomes all-love, what thought and
      memory of the pain and pleasure of this region will be left? None
      whatsoever. (Discourses of Babuji Maharaj, Volume Three)

      Within the innermost recesses, all spirituality is one and it has
      never undergone any division. Our spirituality or soul (Surat) is an
      emanation from the Supreme Being. Within the innermost recesses it
      is one with the Lord. (Discourses of Babuji Maharaj, Volume Three)

      When, in the innermost recesses, a concern for spiritual practice
      (Surat Shabd Yoga) is felt the way care and anxiety are felt for
      physical needs and money, the devotee will be overtaken with a
      desire to know what his true form is, where in the body the spirit
      has taken its seat, how its power can be enhanced, from where and by
      what means the soul should ascend internally, and how release from
      the pain and pleasure of this region can be secured. (Discourses of
      Babuji Maharaj, Volume Three)

      Arti consists in getting the soul merged and absorbed in the spirit
      current or the current of spirituality coming within from above.

      Resting in the protection of Radhasoami Dayal [the Merciful Lord of
      All Souls], one should give up all fears, worries, doubts and
      reveries. Relying on His mercy, one should become free from care and
      anxiety. It is only when one becomes care-free in respect of this
      region, that one will be able to perform Arti [worship,
      meditation]. This is what the cushion of a care-free state means.
      (Discourses of Babuji Maharaj, Volume Three)