THOUGHT FOR CONTEMPLATION
The world appears in duality even though there is one and only one single reality behind everything.
That which is formless, eternal and omnipresent consciousness is called Param Atma (The Supreme Being) and that which is present in each physical body is called Jiva Atma (Individual Being). This Jiva Atma is the spark of Param Atma, which has taken birth with the objective of experiencing the creation and merging back in its original source.
The whole creation having manifested from Param Atma is so vast and so varied that it required millions of creatures to experience and enjoy it. A tree, fruit and a flower itself requires hundreds of creatures to enjoy the inside and outside of it, then imagine the requirement of creatures to experience the variety of creation in land, air and water. In the Indian Hindu scriptures 84 lakh(8.4 million) creatures are said to be existing in this world with humans being one among them.
The last and the most evolved creature to experience and enjoy the creation of Param Atma and return back to its original source is human being. After experiencing the creation human being (as Jiva Atma) is supposed to merge back in Param Atma with its original purity. However, at this stage of evolution, human beings use their power of discrimination and intellect and perform wrong actions. They also create many unpleasant impressions in their mind, thus becoming impure and losing the chance of merging back in Param Atma. To cleanse their impurities they are given another birth, but remaining ignorant of this fact they keep accumulating more and more impurities, birth after birth and remain bound to this world.
Simple secrets are given in scriptures for human beings to cleanse their impurities and enlightened masters are available for decoding these secrets to help liberate human beings from their bondage. But the desire to completely cleanse and liberate comes rarely in this creature and hence it remains bound to the world. Once this desire springs in all seriousness and unquestioned faith developed in the master (Guru) then the door opens for the Jiva Atma (Individual being) to merge back into Param Atma(Supreme being). The evolutionary cycle of Param Atma to Jiva Atma, Jiva Atma to experiencing the world and Jiva Atma back to Param Atma may come to an end. For Jiva Atma, at the end, it is like coming back home and living in peace.
– Guru Sri. Sadguru Rameshji Ji
THE JOY OF SEEING OTHERS JOY IS A BIGGER JOY THAN OUR OWN JOY