Hidden Light: November 1975
mind's most ingenious method
This is the period which I bet every premie has experienced while they are doing meditation, and really trying to realize this Knowledge. First, they are really confused, then slowly the confusion dies, and they really start realizing this Knowledge. Everything becomes wonderful. Everything becomes beautiful. The Knowledge comes out and starts shining. There is no confusion. You get into service, and it's really blissful, it's really beautiful.
That is the period when the mind is sitting back in its headquarters, designing its most ingenious way to get you. Meanwhile, you are sitting down here saying, "Beautiful. Just gorgeous. Now I don't have to be confused anymore." Premies write me these letters, "Guru Maharaj Ji, thank you. I just received Knowledge, and you have taken away my mind."
But it's sitting back in its headquarters. It's designing this beautiful, beautiful method, getting all its bazookas ready, getting everything ready - tanks, and machine guns, and airplanes - just getting ready to attack you, waiting for the right time.
This is the way it gets you. It's really funny. I have given this example to many premies, and every time I do, I laugh, because it's really, really funny. It's something that I have experienced a lot with premies I have been in touch with, and with premies who write to me. All of a sudden, these premies start thinking, "Wait a minute." And this is the way the mind is getting you. Now it has designed its most ingenious thing.
It says, "Jai Satchitanand, Premie Ji!" This is his first approach. And you say, "Jai Satchitanand. Come in. Come on in, and sit down. What's up?" You just invited him over.
Then he says, "Isn't it beautiful? Isn't it all just gorgeous? Isn't this Knowledge perfect? Isn't Guru Maharaj Ji beautiful? Isn't that satsang those mahatmas give really strong? Isn't this Knowledge the solution, the answer, to all our confusions?"
You sit down, and you are really feeling great because you are giving satsang to yourself. But really it's mind repeating whatever you have heard before. So you say, "Yes. This is true." And, I mean, it is true.
Slowly, it says, "Well, look at yourself. You have been meditating for a long time now." And you say, "Yeah: That's true. I have been meditating for a pretty long time." "Yeah. You have been meditating really regularly. Now, if you don't meditate for two more days, it's not. going to hurt you. Because your mind isn't even there."
And you say, "Yeah, man. I have been doing service awfully hard. I need a break," and you quit doing meditation for two days. That just means that it has come up behind you, and it's got you in its target range. That's what it means,
Then slowly, slowly, it starts firing. It's EsIt you. And you never realize that really the mind has done it to you, because it does it so subtle, so beautiful, It sat down for a long time planning this most ingenious method to do it. Then all of a sudden you just get all spaced out, you don't know what this Knowledge is all about, you don't want to do service anymore, you're extremely confused, you are at the verge of like…
I have noticed these premies; they come and they say, "Guru Maharaj Ji, thank you very much for letting us realize this Knowledge." Same premie will write to me after a month and say, "Guru Maharaj Ji, thank you, thank you, thank you for taking my mind away." Then later, they'll write another letter, "Oh Guru Maharaj Ji, it's just so beautiful. I have been doing service and I have been trying hard, and it's just beautiful." Then that's the end of the letters, and that's the end of the person. Because the mind just conquers them; the mind just gets hold of them.
So premies, one thing you should really watch out about is the mind, the crazy, crazy mind. Because that is the enemy.
"My mission in this world is to establish peace, but I need cooperation from all. We are all very, very fortunate to have received Knowledge and now it is our duty to spread it throughout the world. The way in which to do this is through Divine Light Mission because Divine Light Mission has been created for the purpose of spreading Knowledge…So now we must all join together and help the Mission to establish peace on this earth, and not only the earth, maybe the universe."
-Guru Maharaj Ji
Maharaj Ji was telling some premies that people spend their whole lives meditating, doing service, going to satsang, and never realizing this Knowledge. People live in ashrams, doing full-time service, dedicating their lives for that purpose—but they never realize this Knowledge. They're confused, they have problems, they still have questions, when the realization of this Knowledge is a subject that takes half a day. I don't know about you, but when I heard that, it set me back a little bit because I have been meditating for over three years. So that brings up another question. Where are we at? What have we understood about this Path? What is it that we are really going for??
What we really have to came to understand is what we desire in our hearts. To have that desire for the Supreme thing.
17 September 1975
I am writing this letter to explain to you that Vijay Kumar Sumar, formerly known as "Mahatma Vijayanand," has shown his incapability to be able to function in this mission and thus I hereby declare him no more a mahatma of this mission.
After having had repeated opportunities to improve his understanding and thereby be able to continue in serving as a mahatma under my agya, his own actions have dismissed any possibility of him being able to serve in my agya at this time.
I hope this will clear any confusions that have been caused by him for anyone because of his situation.
All premies should understand that following my agya in a life of satsang, service and meditation is of most importance.
Blessings to all the premies.
Guru Maharaj Ji