CONVERSATION WITH THE LORD SHRI SHRI BHAGAVAN DURING THE YEAR 2001
Q. Many people do not have mystical experiences. Is it you who decide? What should we do to get mystical experiences?
A. Yes, many people do not have mystical experiences.It is mainly due to biological reasons (70%) & psychological factors (30%). The biological factors being your situation at the time of conception, health condition, food, weather, body's response to the climate at the time of your experience. Your psychological factors depend on your karma,which should be removed only by Samskara Shuddi. In three to four month's time, there will be more Samskara Shuddi. However, by the year 2002, everybody will have mystical experiences.
Q. Do you receive the prayers of Christians & Muslims when they pray at their Churches or Mosques respectively? What is the difference between our prayers to you & their prayers?
A. Yes. Their prayers do reach me and I receive them as I do receive yours. The difference is only that they do not relate to me in the manner you do.And moreover,for them GOD is an abstract from, which is why it is difficult to get me action upon their prayers. But you have a bond with me and pray & that is why it is easy for me to act immediately and spontaneously. Their prayers would definitely reach me more effectively only if they have a strong bond with Christ and Allah respectively. My Grace would reach you only if you have a strong bond with me in whichever form you like.
Q. Is creation a thought of yours? Other than you, what is absolute in reality? If creation is a sport, why is this self-inflicted pain on you, the Creator?
A. Creation is a thought of both you and me. Your outside reality depends on you internal subjective mind. Now see, if we all collectively wish we could just make this hall vanish and land up in a desert or in an ocean bed. Again, for that you should all be in tune with me. Of course, there is a mistake in the creation of this Universe itself, which will be rectified & the appropriate time has also come.Not all creation is imperfect.These imperfect places are very few,like your Earth,which is the way it is today.If you are mystic,you will be able to see some of my other Lokas, I would definitely show you, you would love to see them. Again, the Earth will also become a perfect place by the year 2023, when Satyayuga will commence.
Q. What is the purpose of this creation?
A. There is no purpose for this creation. This creation is for you to enjoy and be happy. It is a Recreation Ground to enjoy. I want you to enjoy and be happy and lead life not the way you are leading now. Eg. Nataraja dancing has no purpose. He is happy and felt like dancing, so he is dancing. There is no purpose behind his dance.
Q. Is it possible to attain Mukthi through Bhakthi? If so, why are we concentrating on Dhyana and Jnana?
A. Yes, it is possible to attain Mukthi through Bhakthi Marga, like Ramakrishna Paramahamsa; it is possible through Jnana Marga, like Ramana Maharshi; it is possible through Karma Marga, like Mahatma Gandhi. There are people who have attained to Mukti even in the Vara Yajnas. There are people who have attained to Mukti even before Vara Yajnas. It is not necessary that you have to go through Vara Yajna, Parinama Yajna and Mukti Yajna. In fact, it is the most easiest way. But present day people wanted Dhyana and Jnana. Choose whichever way you want.
Q. As Narayana, you have done so much to the people and you have been doing so much to us? Do you expect anything in return from us?
A. No, I do not expect anything from you. Like how a friend does not judge his friend, like how a father does not judge his own child, I am happy doing it. You are not separate from me. My body does not stop with this. It extends. I see you all inside me. It is like I am looking at hands and fingers. In fact you can call me the most self centered person.
Q. Are you partial to some? Like, for example, an engineer in my office has only a Srimurthi, does not even know the Moola Mantra, but at times of crisis, he gets his things done only by a look at the Srimurthi and conveys his problem; whereas there are so many people in the slums who are suffering. Why don't you help them?
A. No, I am not partial to anybody. The reason why the engineer gets my grace immediately is that he has a strong bond with me and it is easy for me to work like that. And, those who are suffering are not in tune with me and their Karmic cycle has still not come for them to get tuned with me. But don't worry, everything will be fine by the year 2010. Like the pawns being moved in the game of Chess, I am moving the pawns accordingly, slowly. I only wish that the devotee do not lose their faith in the meanwhile.
Q. Genetic Disorders - Whether is it due to Karma or due to the defects of the Universe?
A. The mistake is in the creation & in God. God is not perfect, neither is creation. If there is perfection,that means there is some problem somewhere. Only when there is imperfection, creation can keep moving forward. You are only a victim to this imperfection. I have come to acquit you of your faults.
Q. Will at any point of time,Bhagavad Dharma be accepted as the only Dharma of mankind?
A. No, at no point of time will Bhagavad Dharma be the only Dharma. Other Dharmas will also co - exist, co - operating very well with Bhagavad Dharma. There are a lot of things we have to learn from other faiths, because in our Dharma, we concentrate only on Mukthi. There are many things we don't teach in our Dharma, which we will have to learn from other faiths. The other faiths will co - operate and they will not fight as we are fighting now.
Q. There are people with no health, financial, relationship problem. Is God required in his life, and will he seek God?
A. There will never be such a situation at all until he is enlightened. Man will have sufferings. If there are no sufferings at all, his existence itself will become a suffering for him.
Leo Tolstoy had everything he wanted but also had spiritual suffering, due to which finally he got enlightened.
Q. When Satya yuga comes, will there be Laws, Rules, Courts etc.? When will it begin?
A. I would definitely like all these things to exist in Satyayuga, but will function differently, unlike the way today's Lawyers and Courts are functioning. Satyayuga will commence from the year 2023. By that time, there will emerge new laws and rules for the society. After that, man will exist for another one thousand years.Thereafter,man will be unisexual, no division of man and women as there is now. He will not require food, he will get them from the atmosphere. And from that point of view, man will never need Laws, Rules, Courts, etc.
Q. Why are there so many changes in the Dharma for the past six to seven years?
A. Yes, there have a lot of changes in the Bhagavad Dharma. Of course, for various reasons. Look, as a child you will not be able to or do you have to know everything. But
as you grow, you will know more. Do your sadhanas and get ready for the next Mukti Yajna, in which you will be made great Sidda Purushas and do great miracles like Shirdi Sai Baba. It is not only I perform miracles, it is both of us perform miracles. Remember, in this matter, You and I are partners. We are co - creators. Come let us join hands and create.
Q. Why do other Swamis, Seers do not teach us the way to Mukthi?
A. Well, all are doing good jobs in their own ways respectively, like the Satya Sai Baba's hospital is the best in the whole of Asia. But I am focusing on Mukthi. There are many religious heads who have openly come out in acceptance of the Avatar, for eg., an Archbishop in South America has got very good communion with his Antaryamin.
He removes his Archbishop dress, comes as a normal man and receives the teachings. Another Muslim, who was a terrorist, is now a staunch devotee of Bhagavan and is spreading my Dharma in America. There are many Swamis of various Mutts who have come out openly to say that the Avatara Purusha has already come. Wait, everything will be fine soon.
Q. Ancient man had very good communion with God, but as civilization came, why did he go away from God? Is civilization desired?
A. Yes, ancient man had very good communion with God. He has not lost that communion due to civilization, but due to other factors like the cosmic cycle and civilization was born after losing the communion. These could be, the movement of the earth, the solar eclipse, the various energy fields of various planetary configurations. The energies of all these fall on the earth during their course of journey, by which the bond of God and man became far. There is nothing like good or bad in the society. If you are suffering, it is not due to your mistake. By the year 2023, everybody will be enlightened and at that time there will be no question of division. You may do anything, but do it with complete awareness. Everything is perfect, if done with complete awareness and that is what Bhagavad Dharma teaches.
For eg., if a person comes to us and says that he is getting angry, we do not tell him don't get angry. We only ask him to become aware of what he is doing.
Q. If you could feel the suffering of man, why did your Avatar take place so late?
A. This is the right time for any Avatar to take place and this is the only suitable time for me to come down, because it is very difficult to come every now and then. Now that the Vishwa Chaitanya is favourable to me,I have descended. If at all you want to know how exactly it happens, I could show it to you, if you are a mystic.
Q. Are there many Gods or is there is only one God? Is it true that certain parts of our body are the seats of certain Gods and Goddesses and can we contact them by doing Dhyana?
A. The fact about many Gods is true and the concept of one Vishwa Chaitanya is also true. There are also many of you over here who can become Gods. Again there is a perfect understanding between various Gods and Goddesses. For e.g., if you pray to one God and if that God is busy,he may request some other God to attend to that prayer. Many of you would have had such experiences. But definitely help would reach you. Coming to Vishwa
Chaitanya, the God who came as Rama and Krishna is talking to you in front of you. Yes, it is true that certain parts are centres for some Gods. Because the universe model is there in this body of yours and if you want to contact any God you may do Dhyana on that particular part in your body and definitely you would get a response from that particular
Q. After self goes, there is a Witness. Who is witnessing ?
A. We have said that there is no self. But we have not said that there is no soul. After death, the soul (which is the size of your thumb) leaves the body and goes. The body is impermanent in which the self is only a concept. Your soul is a witness to all your activities in all your lives, because that is the real consciousness, which never dies.
Q. How do we get Antaryamin?
A. There is a lot of good and bad Karma, which effects your seeing or having an Antaryamin. Like for e.g., it depends on the thought pattern of your mother when you were in the womb, the situation at the time of your birth, again depending upon the Doctors and Nurses who received you, the feelings and emotions of the relatives around you that time of your birth and what happens to you for the first 6 hours after the birth. All these factors effect your having or receiving your Antaryamin. Don't worry, by the year 2012 everybody will have an Antaryamin.