Extracts from the discourse in Mumbai
“If presence of someone touches your soul, you feel urge to meet again, you become thoughtless, and you feel intense bliss; be sure that Parmatma (the Universal consciousness)…………This is the evidence of identity”. Maa Shree

Namaskar to all pure souls. The auspicious occasion of Christmas has brought us to this august opportunity of meeting, hence my grateful thanks to Parmatma (the Universal Consciousness, the God). 

Everyday of our life and each moment of it, we live by his grace. Every moment passes due to HIS blessings. We do not sense it. The rains come on time, on time the winters. If the rains arrive late in a year, we feel something different is happening. Then, we pray, carry out yagna (a high spiritual performance of oblation) for rains. Thus we have creates a relation of seeking and receiving from the God. When we want, we seek from the imaginary idols, or from durgahs (tombs of Muslim saints). When the want is not fulfilled at a place, we seek elsewhere. Our relation with the God only confines within seeking and getting.

So long things happen in our daily life, whether due to God’s mercy or whatever else is the cause, we feel we did. Good planning and earnest efforts made things happen. However, when despite of efforts things fail to happen, we say bad luck to console ourselves. Working is in our hands, not the result. We visit doctors for treatment. We take them as God, but the doctors often suggest, ‘we treat, you pray.’ A large part of our life is not in our hands. It is not a matter of pain or frustration. This is to be realized, earlier we do, better for us to lead a balanced life.   

Now, who will teach us how to lead a balanced life? Only GuruShakti (the power of spiritual preceptor, the medium of Universal Consciousness) can do this. All others, the counselors or doctors, whom we visit for help, they themselves need help at times. This directs us to search for someone who does not need help because being a medium, she or he is always connected to the God. We find Gurus in each era, in each religion; sometimes as messiahs and sometimes as SatGurus (the true preceptors).  Whatever the name be, they are only mediums. Here we face the question, how to recognize a medium? Neither they possess a proof nor do we have a device to verify. What to do? The God has direct connection with our soul, rest all are the parts of our mortal body. If presence of someone touches your soul, you feel urge to meet again, you become thoughtless, and you feel intense bliss; be sure that Parmatma (the Universal Consciousness) is flowing through the medium in front of you. This is the evidence of identity.

Sometime ago I visited Rishi Arvind’s ashram in Gujrat with one of my friends from London.  We saw a large samadhistahal (sepulcher) of granite beside a large tree. Fallen were some leaves and flowers from the tree on the altar. So strong was the attraction of the altar that I enquired from the ashramite if it was the sepulcher honoring Rishi or something else? I was informed of a little nails and hairs of the Rishi placed therein. So much recognition of a deceased Guru from a little of his nails and hairs! So strong vibes! So intense attraction! How many knew him when he was alive? A fault of none that he was less recognized. No one has measuring device other than the soul to vouch for. 

However, do the people bear existence with their soul? The people live by inversion. Analyzing by the brain, they try to understand. But in this way they cannot. It is a fact that a Guru is recognized by very few in the lifetime, that too upon whom the medium showers compassion.  These few are privileged by the virtue of their prarabdha (deeds in the past life). To others, the Guru will appear to be just an ordinary person. We perform all sorts of religious procedure, but where is the connection with the God, the Universal Consciousness? The cause, as I said, without guidance of the medium, the Guru (also called ‘Messiah’) and without their compassionate acceptance, one cannot get connected. It is my experience.   

Once I went to Bhavishyabadri, in the Himalayas. A few people know of it. There is no way of movement of vehicles or even ponies, except a narrow walkway used by the villagers. We took a local guide to reach the summit. Our guide knew every turn of the narrow passage. We needed to fill water from the waterfall in front. The guide stopped us for the water not being good, but at the same time took us ahead to another good waterfall. All the waterfalls look alike. He knew water should be taken from which fall. I wanted to touch a blossom of beautiful violet flowers on the way. Seeing my intension, the guide told me to keep away because of its very painful spines. In essence, he knew of every turn, every direction, every stone and every waterfall. 

Gurus are like him. They hold your hands showing the right path, otherwise by all possibilities you get strayed away due to obstacles, with no chance of self-revelation. Guru is not a person. Guru is Shakti (energy); Guru is tradition. Guru flows through the medium of different bodies only for well-being of the masses. It is not necessary for the medium to return from summit (absolute state of bliss) nor would want to. Still, they come back due to taking bodily form with responsibility to work as mediums, and continue working till their working tenure.   

The Guru is connection between the soul and Parmatma (Universal Consciousness, the God).  Meditation is the only way to keep connection with the God. The first benefit of meditation reflects upon your physical level improving aura around the body. Aura protects you like a shield from sickness. Problems do not come, and whatever come do not appear to be a problem.  Further, the decisions you take will be correct because slowly you become your own guide. And whatever you think will be correct. The universal consciousness, what you either call atma (the soul) or the Parmatma or the God or Allah, whatever; fragrance is the same. Whether you call it rose or gulab (Indian name of rose), the fragrance is only that of rose. Such is the experience of the God, a pure bliss.

We should clear our perception about Parmatma (Universal Consciousness, the God) which reminds us of a feeling that someone is God, watching everything we do. Actually we created the image of the God. We adopted resemblances we found easy. Whichever form appealed to our senses, we called it the God. The God is corporeal and incorporeal. The God is in every atom, in everything. We have given the semblances for our own convenience. The piousness, the pristine state within, cannot be developed without spirituality. Meditation is the only way to reach the pure state. It is true that we cannot do it but it happens.        

All institutions have their own syllabus. There are many institutions teaching meditation. But most of them, as my information goes, are teaching concentration and relaxation. If you meditate, you will be relaxed and your concentration will improve. All of the by-products – relaxation, concentration, improvement of memory, keeping physically well and being in good mood etcetera come by themselves. Our institution, Uttaran, also has its own way of teaching meditation.                

The mantras (incantations) are words having power because these are elicited deliveries from mediums connected with Parmatma. Light a lamp before you sit for meditation. Fire ceases thoughts.  Lamps are lit in religious observances in all the religions. I will pronounce the mantra once to show how. Thrice thereafter, we all will recite it together. Sit with back straight, legs crossed and both hands comfortably on the lap. Remove the glasses. 

The mantra is:  Om Shree Brahmaswarupe Namo Namha. 

Recite with full reflection, keep the eyes closed. Be in tranquility. Focus attention upon 'anubhav' (the feelings). The feelings will differ individually. The most prominent recognition of Parmatma is that you become thoughtless easily. There is a feeling of coolness. This is the path of feeling.  It starts with feelings and ends in feelings, like the difference between talking about milk and drinking it; to hear about the ocean and experience touching the waves on the shore. The path of Uttaran is the path of experience.

Again I bow down to all of you, the souls, and to the Parmatma.

(The whole discourse is available in the publication titled ‘Rays of Truth’)