Each of us would either become a Buddha or aid in a ‘Buddha becoming’; either become an Osama Bin Laden or aid in a ‘Bin Laden becoming’. The collective thoughts and vibrations of human consciousness crystallise in one human being – positive or negative, divine or evil, prosperous or poor.
So many times the course of mankind has been completely changed by a single discovery, a single invention, a single event or a single man. Avyakta was contemplating on one such revelation, which he was convinced would change the course of mankind. Revelation… in Avyakta’s vocabulary that is the most repeated word. It is Avyakta’s conviction that all his wisdom had revealed itself to him rather than him having to go in search of it.
Seeking leads to contemplation and contemplation leads to seeking… a vicious cycle within the realm of questioning. Contemplation breeds questions; in fact contemplation is steered by questions. It questions the questions and it questions the answers as well. From the gaps between those thoughts (questions) and from the silence beyond the realm of thoughts, answers reveal themselves… a revelation happens. Contemplation, being an inherent human preoccupation, again questions the revelation that has happened, leading to more questions and thereby laying the foundation for deeper revelations. This is the process of evolution of human consciousness in an upward spiral.
Avyakta had come to realise that it is the seeking of thousands of people for enlightenment that crystallises in one Gauthama Buddha; it is the desire of thousands of people for prosperity that crystallises in one JRD Tata; it is the longing of thousands for divine music that crystallises in one M S Subbulakshmi; it is the craving of thousands of Indians to become a cricketer that crystallises in one Sachin Tendulkar; it is the compassion of thousands of people to make a difference that crystallises in one Mother Teresa; it is the yearning of thousands of people for a free India that crystallises in one Mahatma Gandhi; it is the greed of thousands of people for quick money that crystallises in one Ketan Parekh; it is the ‘voice of dissent’ of thousands of people that crystallises in one Adolph Hitler.
Avyakta realised that each of us would either become a Buddha or aid in a ‘Buddha becoming’; either become an Osama Bin Laden or aid in a ‘Bin Laden becoming’. The collective thoughts and vibrations of human consciousness crystallise in one human being – positive or negative, divine or evil, prosperous or poor. Now Avyakta was contemplating on “How to become a Buddha” rather than merely aid in a ‘Buddha becoming’, and more importantly, “How to ensure that I do not aid in a ‘Bin Laden becoming’.” Avyakta knew that when the answers to these questions would unfold and when he would begin to share with the rest of the world the wisdom that unfolded, it would change the direction and phase of human evolution.
Avyakta began to progressively withdraw himself from day-to-day activities. He was shuttling between contemplation and silence. He was practicing what he used to tell people, “Do not quieten the mind when it must wander. Do not let the mind wander when it must be quietened. Knowing the difference will make all the difference.” He needed to let the mind wander in contemplation on the questions and he needed quietude for the answers to reveal themselves.
Not only in the spiritual context but also with science, intense research only builds the pedestal of ‘questions’ for the clicks, triggers, insights, sparks and ideas to emerge. Despite all the research Archimedes had done, he yet needed the quietude he experienced in his bath for ‘Eureka – I have found it!’ Answers are always born in the silent chambers.
Like every night gives in to a new day, for Avyakta, his confusions lead him to clarity and his contemplations lead him to revelations. That day wasn’t yet another day… that sunrise not only awakened Avyakta physically but also spiritually. Avyakta had a class on that day and he had taught the class about how everything is made up of the five elements – earth, water, fire, air, and ether, and that the five elements manifest as five senses.
Earth represents the solid state of matter. It manifests stability, permanence and rigidity. In our body, the bones, teeth, cells and tissues are manifestations of the earth. Earth is considered a stable substance. The sense of smell is a manifestation of the element – earth.
Water characterises change and movement; it represents the liquid state. Blood, lymph, and other fluids move between the cells and through the blood vessels, bringing energy, carrying away wastes, regulating temperature, bringing antibodies and carrying hormonal information from one part to another. Water is a substance without stability. The sense of taste is a manifestation of the element – water.
Fire is the power to transform solids into liquids, to gas and back again, and it represents light. Fire possesses the power to transform the state of any substance. Within our bodies, fire binds the atoms together. It also converts food to fat (stored energy) and muscle. Fire transforms food into energy. It creates the impulse for nervous reactions, our feelings, and even our thought processes. Fire is considered a form without substance. The sense of sight is a manifestation of the element – fire.
Air is the gaseous form of matter which is mobile and dynamic. Within the body, air (oxygen) is the basis for all energy transfers. It is a key element required for fire to burn. Air is existence without form. The sense of touch is a manifestation of the element – air.
Ether is the space in which everything happens. It is the field that is simultaneously the source of all matter and the space in which all matter exists. Ether is the distance that separates matter. The chief characteristic of ether is sound – the entire spectrum of vibration. The sense of hearing is a manifestation of the element – ether.
That night, feeling a sense of fulfilment about the day’s work Avyakta lay on the bed, his gaze fixed at the ceiling. As was usual with him, he was introspecting the way he had lived his day and replaying his class on the five elements and five senses. Spark!! “Then how does the sixth sense work? What is the element that manifests itself into the sixth sense of discrimination?” A barrage of questions sparked off in Avyakta’s mind.
Holding on to the questions, as if they were to be his companions for the night, Avyakta dozed off. As all incomplete cycles do, these questions did not allow Avyakta the deep sleep he would have wanted. The next morning, after completing all his morning activities, Avyakta sat in the seat of meditation and lost himself to silence. Hours later, as he came out of his silence, it all happened…
Avyakta realised that this world is a magnetic field, constructed and held together by forces attracting and repelling in all directions. Every human being is a product of this magnetic field. The fundamental property of a magnet is to either attract or repel… the manifestation of this magnetic field is the sixth sense of discrimination – ‘Either Or‘. Every human being is a bio-magnetic field and the forces within are all the time attracting or repelling.
We constantly send vibrations into the universe and the universe multiplies the same and returns it to us. When we exude feelings of anger, fear, hatred and worry… more of it is on the way. When we exude feelings of love, celebration, joy, gratitude… then too, more of it is on the way. Like attracts like. This is the law of metaphysics and this is the law of life. The law of metaphysics is that everything has a consciousness and both positive and negative are bound by the same law – The law of attraction and repulsion.
Avyakta realised that we as a bio-magnetic system attract the same energy that we release into the universe. This universe is our partner in getting us exactly what we want… totally depending on what we attract. While thousands of men have the heart to make a difference, their compassionate heart is also adulterated with hatred. So, one human being out in the world centred on love, with a conviction that love and hatred cannot coexist, magnetises the ‘vibrations of love’ of millions and that crystallises in one Mother Teresa. While millions seek enlightenment, their heart still shuttles between their spiritual and materialistic needs. So, one human being out in the world seeking self-realisation more than the oxygen needed for survival magnetises the vibrations of all the seekers and that crystallises in one Gauthama Buddha.
Avyakta realised that you do not even have to know how to get what you want; just be the person you want to become, process only right thoughts and right feelings and you will attract whatever you want unto yourself. If you want prosperity… process only thoughts and feelings of prosperity and abundance… However, in processing the thoughts and feelings of prosperity, a BIG No-No to thoughts of poverty… A person belonging to the middle class is a typical example of mixed thoughts and feelings of both abundance and scarcity.
Remember when I process poverty, I am not only attracting poverty but also repelling prosperity. When I process hatred, I am not only attracting hatred but also repelling love.
When your inner magnet is positioned to attract the negative, your system is simultaneously repelling the positive. In processing thoughts of hatred and hurt, you are repelling love. In processing worries, you are repelling happiness. Similarly, when you repel the positive, you are simultaneously attracting the negative. In your inability to handle appreciation, you are attracting criticism. I know of people who become very guilty when they experience prolonged periods of happiness, and as a result their system attracts more and more of guilt, thereby jeopardising their happiness. It is such a common sight to see people lose all the riches that they had accumulated when they begin to process thoughts of insecurity about their riches. “Will this last?” is the most dangerous question you can ask yourself… It means you are beginning to resist what you have… soon your bio-magnetic system will begin to repel what you have.
There is no justification for anger, hatred, doubt, jealousy, frustration, envy, worry, tension… for that matter any of the negative feelings, for you are not only going to attract them to yourself but also send those vibrations into existence. As Tom Volkar bluntly put it, “Shit happens because we vibrate shit.”
Love even those who have hurt you… if you want love in your life. Process thoughts of riches even during recession… if you want prosperity in your life. Think faith even when you have failed… if you want success in your life. Feel positive even during the most negative of circumstances… therein lies the secret of crystallisation.
Avyakta also realised that it is always important to focus on what you want rather than what you do not want. If you focus on what you do not want, the Law of Attraction that has no bias will deliver what you do not want because that is what you have been processing. No, Avyakta is in no way suggesting that we need to ignore our challenges or bury our head in the sand during tough times. He is only suggesting that we take the responsibility to focus on what we really want.
Avyakta’s prescription to BEAT anything negative is to BE AT its counter positive. To beat anger be at tolerance; to beat resistance be at acceptance; to beat hatred be at love; to beat unhappiness be at gratitude… Even when you are tested, focus on something that makes you feel good (e.g., your lover, your pet, a golden moment, a favourite song). Get into that place where you feel good and are ready to attract what you want in your life.
To Avyakta, Ahimsa is more than just non-injury… it is more than mere action that is free from causing hurt. To Avyakta, Ahimsa is ‘Purity in thoughts and purity in feelings at all times.’ To Avyakta, Ahimsa is to be as pure in thoughts and feelings as we were when we were born. Avyakta was convinced that it will be his endeavour from now on to teach in his classes on ‘Life and living’ that the greatest gift all of us can give to ourselves is a continuous ‘Process Examination’ of our thoughts and feelings to ensure that it is blemish-free… just pure… to remove the weeds of negativity from our thoughts and feelings, so that, the seeds of attraction work to their maximum to draw the best of everything into our lives… in essence, enabling us to be what we want to be, and thereby enabling us to have what we want to have.
‘Purity in thoughts and purity in feelings at all times’ will ensure that you become a Buddha… any deviation, and you will only aid in a ‘Buddha becoming’.
Is it any wonder that all the revelations unfolded to Avyakta in his silent chambers… after all, isn’t silence the purest of all?
Written by: Mahatria Ra