The Knowledge in my Eyes
The recipient, having experienced the top and bottom lines of his consciousness, is able to set it aside for a while during his practice of the techniques. And when he does that, a new insight dawns, a new evolution, a new learning process takes place. And life takes on a wholeness, a oneness.
Man may perhaps be from the monkey, but he is surely moving towards something higher just as the monkey did earlier. It is unintelligent to deny that evolution and the life-force – the higher reality behind it. The higher reality and the existing reality are by no means mutually exclusive. The lower is subsumed and encompassed by the higher which brings quality and joy to our lives.
It is often thought that the search for the higher reality is motivated by a lack of the existing reality. If so, then how to explain the frustration due to its satiety? Further more, an explanation of the origin of a thing itself – in this case the passionate interest in the search of a higher reality – doesn't explain the thing. The experience that Guru Maharaji reveals takes us beyond the hysterical misery and the common unhappiness of mankind into the uncommon joy and enjoyment of human existence and puts an end to the search.
It is said that man and universe are under the same law. Our strongly facts-based education conditions us into useful tools but doesn't help us to realize that law. The iron objectivity of science has caught man by his head in its own steel trap and religion has run too much into exaggerated, emotional states. The unmasking psychologist has reduced man to subhuman and neuter gender levels with his reductio ad absurdum. The dynamic river of life doesn't flow according to his books and theories even though they have their limited utility. Man's overloaded consciousness painful
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– because far removed from life and his higher consciousness has crippled his transcendence and threatens to destroy him. The experience of the life-force that Maharaji reveals is the only countervailing force which brings back the lost unity of life and consciousness and could save man.
The fascinating task of education today is to save the heart from the bloody head and the head from the bleeding heart. Guru Maharaji cuts off the excesses of the head and heart and restores with perfect ease the happy reunion of the two and thereby man's divine and human identity. His glasnost with its four techniques opens man's hardened, encrusted consciousness and connects him to his highest consciousness. If the recipient persists with his efforts at practising the techniques, the experience per se does the perestroika – the restructuring of the new man. But the effort to keep the experience alive, away from the devouring mental consciousness, calls for our devotion, reverence and dedication.
In time, it unearths the bottom line – the spiritual unconscious – in man which Freud's scientific objectivity failed to see. The spiritual unconscious is beyond the instinctual unconscious which psychology deals with. The recipient, having experienced the top and bottom lines of his consciousness, is able to set it aside for a while during his practice of the techniques. And when he does that, a new insight dawns, a new evolution, a new learning process takes place. And life takes on a wholeness, a oneness. It becomes simple, spontaneous and naturally holy. That doesn't mean that the recipient ultimately becomes a holy fool. He gains in courage, objectivity and responsibleness. He is able to adjust himself to changing circumstances and ride the storm when there is one. The grip of the past and present loosens and he is able to live in the present and enjoy it.
– M. Perayiravar