|Satsang –||Volume 16, Number 2: January 31, 2013|
Satsang taken from Swami-ji’s Amaram Light
Namaskar, everyone. It’s a big day and it came after night. I began to learn how to speak. At twelve o’clock, midnight, I wept once and for the whole of the rest of my life, eighty-nine years, I never wept.
It is a birthday—everybody is celebrating, observing. You have heard “birthless,” so many people do not observe birth because they think that birthless must be not birth. Whereas birthless means it should not be less birth [Swami-ji laughs]. It must be greater, the greatest, who is never born—that is the greatest.
So the one— then I stop. Whenever you hear the word “one” it means I’m talking about that who is unborn, without beginning, and ever the same. But nobody will know it unless a human being comes on earth, takes birth, begins to speak, and learns after seeing the world, the earth, the ocean water, the sun, the air, and sky. If he doesn’t see all these things, he will remain just a ball, a body, very young and small.
The tradition of that we cannot change, it has to be like that. But the one who has made this tradition is not traditional. Tradition begins after man has come and then many causes and effects, such as his cause will be father, mother, and he will be the effect. But before cause and effect was that which is not born and is ever the same, which means time was not and space was not, and the time-space world was not, and things were not, forms were not. Nobody appeared, nobody changed, then nobody ended. That’s called one.
But human beings cannot know one because they are always two —mother and child. It has never been found that only one exists. When birthday is observed, it is being observed for that one who is without beginning, anadi, without change, ever the same, sanatan, and without end, anant.
The moment of anadi and anant means that time does not reach there, so time ends. It is anant, time cannot reach there. Space does not reach there, so it is shuddh, pure.
Today, we have been observing a great day, as I said. Why? Because we have all become one. One in that Space, which you have heard me describe as siddhant (perfected or accomplished). Siddhant is one. There are many powers later on, but that which never changes and never can be broken is siddhant. And siddhant kaal (time of perfection or accomplishment) means timeless time.
We’re observing that space of bliss, which has no name, no form, no joy of the senses, no joy of man, no joy of the forest, no joy of the things and forms, sun and moon. That is a great observation and for that somebody came, perhaps I, too, came for that. Thank you very much.
Everyone sings “Aa-ay, Aa-ay, Aaj Shyam Ghar Aa-ay.”
This is the greatest delight of Mother Earth. Every mother is full of joy because Shyam ghar aa-ay, which means happiness, came to her. And if anybody has to check what happiness is, it is the heart of the mother, which is called Space.
Space was all alone, but there was nobody to know. When the Knower came on earth he brought happiness and happiness is one. And that one happiness salutes one happiness because we may be many, but it is only one Being who came together as one. Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum. That is called only one without a second.
Since we are meditators, each of us came to know one. Two eyes are closed. Two ears are closed. Everything is two: parts of the heart, two; mind, or brain, two; every single cell, even every atom, is not one. Therefore, when we close the eyes it is that happiness, which is one happiness, ever happiness, moment-to-moment happiness.
Those people who got lost in the mazes of unhappiness have been seeking happiness through satisfying their senses, getting connected to the material forms—toys and sweets—and they think that is happiness. That is desire, that is hunger that needs to be satisfied, but satisfaction is not happiness because it turns into dissatisfaction. Happiness is one, which never, never changes and never ends, and that is you, I, he, she. Where words are not is that Space of pure, absolute happiness.
Since it is sanatan, shashwat, eternal, forever, it’s all one and everyone knows “I am one.” Nobody can make him two. Nobody can divide him. That one is the Knower, Knowingness, which is the Source. The Source is one, in Hindi we call it adhishthan (ultimate basis or underlying reality). Without the Source, the Knower, nobody can take birth on earth. Because when even birth is not, earth is not, water is not, fire is not, air is not, sky is not, the sky maker is not, and maya—who is unseen, unknown, and is imagination—also is not, who remains? Absolute happiness, one.
We wholeheartedly observe the birth of oneness. And since all is one, therefore, one cannot be made all. It is that one, which when it is known, any man on earth seeking happiness becomes happy, and seeking permanent happiness becomes permanently happy. Avoiding unhappiness, death, and destruction, he gains happiness if he realizes that one. That one is known by the Knowledge, which is not laghu, or small, knowledge of the things that change and die. Rather it is the highest knowledge, the ever-fresh, eternal knowledge that knows one.
I thank you all who were very inspired, came together, and realized that oneness—every heart, which is Space. When doctors talk about the heart they talk about the body, but when we talk about heart we talk about that infinite Space, anant. That is our home. And we are very much at home today and experiencing, enjoying, and celebrating happiness.
After the birthday song, a large cake is presented to Swami-ji.
It is such a joyful moment. Yet traditionally on a birthday, we say to the one who was never born, “Speak.” [The satsangees playfully exhort Swami-ji to speak, saying “Speech, speech.”]
That which is silence is known, many people perceive it, and all of you have realized it. That is the Source from where the chaytan, the consciousness, the awareness arises. We all know when children are born they can cry, but they can’t speak.
Therefore, a human being or human child is the best species that can learn how to hear the words—they are sounds—and get to speak those words. This phenomenon is hidden. Therefore, we observe birthday all the time. It is not only one day in the year, if we could afford, we should observe birthday every day and know from where the speech comes.
After seeing such a big cake, I was ready to eat rather than speak. It is very nicely done: Happy Birthday, Gurudev, Pranam, from Your Devotees.
We are trying to seek oneness, one. There cannot be two—that one could be Guru and one could be disciple. We will lose the oneness. And that is why we have lost that oneness.
Knowing that you will be free and happiness will return.
As far as food is concerned, we eat. Flowers, we give and take. The malas (garlands), et cetera, we just respect. But we come on earth to know this—somebody should tell us this—that we never die! Why? Each one feels, I have not come here to die. But each one does not know, does not have this knowledge. Knowledge is there. They can drink the milk of the mother, so knowledge must be there. They can smile, they can shake their hands. Knowledge is there. But this knowledge is not there: from where I came. I did not come from the ears of father. I did not come from the stomach of the mother. But we do not know the process. It means that all human beings are unable to say from where they came.
Therefore, the real speech is “I came from the Space.” Each I came from the Space. The Space is Knowingness who has made us—out of himself. That Knowingness is Pure Consciousness, who knows, who has Pure Knowledge. That Knowingness is Pure Existence, who has the material to make a human being or any being. And that Knowingness has blessedness. Existence, Consciousness, and Bliss can be found together in one being—a human or another sentient being. That is Chaytan (sentience, life). Chaytan symbolizes all three, Sat, Chit, Anand (Existence, Consciousness, and Bliss).
However, as soon as man comes on earth he becomes an earthling. He drinks water. He becomes full of water. He digests water and food. He becomes fire. He breathes in and out. He becomes air. He begins to speak, cry, or laugh. He becomes space. So the body became five elements or forms. But these five material forms of the body are known by someone, which people began to call ego, intellect, and mind. They, too, are part of the body—as good as the senses. They have borrowed their knowingness. And all the elements have borrowed their existence from that Existence, Consciousness, and Bliss.
Each human being does not know where he has come from. But he has come on earth with the senses, which are meant for keeping him alive. That’s why the senses are there. If the senses are not there, man cannot eat, man cannot drink, man cannot live, man cannot grow, and man cannot unfold knowledge.
This day is for all of us to repeat the same knowledge of the Source. We have come from the Source. The Source is our Atma, the Self. The Source is our Pure Awareness, Consciousness, or Chaytan. The Source is our Existence, Satta. And that is Yog. That is Knowledge. That is Praym, Love.
You have to be ready to work—each individual has to work—to know you never die. Why? You were never born. But who is not born? That is where Guru-ji says again and again that which changes you cannot be, that which is burnt you cannot be, that which is drowned in the water you cannot be, that which is cut by weapons you cannot be.
Who are you then? You have been told by your parents, by people, that you are a child of a human being with a body. And the body is your reality. We are convinced and we cannot say that it is not reality, it is. It is reality, but what is that which we are with? That is Life, Jeevan. Life is that which has been before the world came into existence. It is not that you have to go far, jumping from here back millennia and then you reach the beginning. No. It has never become anything else but That.
All the forms in the dream you see and know they are there. Knowledge is there. Somebody is dying and somebody is changing. That you also know. Somebody is running. Somebody is enjoying. Somebody is getting married and somebody is getting divorced. All that is happening in the dream. But there is a Knower who knows. However, man is sleeping so where did the Knower come from? Everybody knows that in the sleep there is no Knower. If Knower is not in deep sleep, how can it come in the waking state?
We are born as the Knower and we will remain as the Knower. So far as the body eggshell is concerned, it was broken and life came out. And here we are observing the first day of the life that comes on earth. It is called birthday. I thank you, everyone. Speech is over.
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