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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

He is Not Confined to One Religion or Place

He is Not Confined to One Religion or Place

In Every Atom He Manifests -- He Dwells in Every Breath

0 friend, in every stone His Light is hidden;
He is not confined only to Mount Sinai;
He is concealed within the veil of thy personality, 0 Prince,
In search of Him thou dost not need to travel far and wide.

All is but a materialization of His Light,
Apart from Him nothing exists;
In every atom He manifests Himself,
And beside Him there is none here and none there;
He pervades the fourteen regions;
All the learned say He is Truth,
And there is no 'if' or 'but' in Him.

He is Christianity among the Christians,
In Islam He appears as Islam.
But He has no banner, and does not bear the shield
Of any particular religion.
Among the Hindus He appears as a Hindu,
But in fact He has no special creed.

He dwells in every object,
But He is a stranger to any partiality;
His nature is One -- without a participant,
And there is none like Him nor different from Him.

He is a river of knowledge
That has no banks, no source and no mouth!
He is Light, pure Light, in the hearts of humanity.
He is not a star; He is not the East;
Ask about His Way of the Word,
for except Truth there is no guide.

0 Nirbhaya, He dwells in every breath.

-- Nirbhayananda Ji,

A well-known monk and metaphysical poet of the 19th Century who lived in Aligarh, Northern India, in his early life. He devoted fifty years to teaching the Vedanta as a wandering sadhu. In spiritual matters what he wrote was out of his own experience.

"Indian Mystic Verse",
translated by Hari Prasad Shastri,
Shanti Sadan Books, London

The Path of Inner Light and Sound According to J.L. Chaudhari

The Path of Inner Light and Sound According to J.L. Chaudhari


Meditation Sangat:
{"Do not live even a single day without inner
meditation." -- Baba Devi Sahab}

For information on the Teachings of Yogani MataJi, see this beautiful chapter of the book, Enchanted Land:

An email I received a few years back from J.L. Chaudhari, an assistant and spiritual successor of Yogani MataJi, sums up the Path of the Masters quite well:

"The real message of man's life is "Be Man". The question is how to follow this principle and what should we do to adopt this principle and formula for finding a way to God which is nothing but salvation.

"The only way is to surrender oneself in the Lotus feet of Spiritual Master. After this surrender the disciple and Master become one because a true surrender makes a man free from the bondage of senses, dilution, affection, etc, etc. So far we are under the control of worldly desires the surrender is not possible. So the first step is to be free from worldly desires. But that does not mean that the needs for worldly living should not be fulfilled. In fact needs should be fulfilled and not the desires. If we have taken birth as a human being some food (energy) is necessary for the body to work, but it is not necessary that we always aspire for multi cause meals, it is necessary to put on some cloths to cover the body but not necessary that silk linen is put on, it is necessary that there is a small shelter for living but not necessary that a marble fitted house is with us.

"As a human being we have to survive in this world without caring for ourselves much, without looking to the ills of others rather looking towards ills of ourselves purifying ourselves first and then do something for the purification of others. This is the living of a "lotus" in a pond and that is why the Goddess Saraswati the Goddess for knowledge, wisdom and intellect sits on the Lotus. The Lotus flower blossoms in muddy pond, but any one looking at the flower exclaims wow! How beautiful the flower is? The whole world is a muddy pond and we have to survive in the midst of mud like a lotus flower which does not care for mud but it blossoms for the pleasure and happiness of others. Every morning with sunrise the lotus blossoms. This is what we should also follow. The divine power and light emanated by the Spiritual Master makes us to blossom like the lotus flower provided we have full trust and faith in our spiritual master.

"Sant Mat does not look at the race, the cast, the sect or any other identification for a person rather it looks into the true sense of service, sacrifice surrender, devotion, determination, trust, belief of person towards the Master and those who have these characteristics they may be belonging to any cast, race, country, direction or of any identification can join this Yoga, but for that a true spiritual Master is a must. I don't know whether you have adopted some spiritual Master or your are under the shelter of someone as a spiritual Master. If so, please do surrender yourself to him or her for all what you desire to attain and achieve. The spiritual Master is not the body rather it is the Divine Light the Divine Sound and your own wisdom your own conscious and your own perception which is selfless and without any expectation from any one on this earth."

Yours in Him,

-- J.L. Chaudhari

For information on the Teachings of Yogani MataJi, see this beautiful chapter of the book, Enchanted Land: