Teachings of Haidakhan Babaji | 6 part
22 MARCH 1983
Every day you hear something and today I will repeat what I have said before. A great Revolution is coming. Wherever you live, be prepared to face the Revolution. Whatever occupation you might have, take part in the Revolution. Whether one works in the police department or in the military, everyone will take part. Everyone must spread the message of Babaji, wherever he lives. Only that person can take part who is prepared to face death, who is prepared to die at any moment. Only the man who is daring and has courage, who is prepared to die for the sake of righteousness, is fit to face the Revolution.
The whole universe will be involved in this Mahakranti (Great Revolution). It is not limited to India. I am warning everyone in the universe. In whatever profession a person may belong, whatever may be his activity, he must take part in this Revolution. This will be the greatest Revolution in the history of the world - so all of you must be alert and make others alert.
Awake! Arise! Everybody must make a firm resolve. Men and women from all over the world must take part. In other Yugas, only men took part in revolutions and wars but now women are coming forward, so it is necessary for them, too, to take part in this Revolution. Everybody must make contacts on all sides of the world and unite together.
27 MARCH 1983
During Evening Darshan
At this moment in Haidakhan the majority of you are Germans and it is your special duty to look after the activities, the management and discipline of the ashram. It is your duty to inform those who come, of what the ashram programme is and to enforce discipline.
It is the duty of Har Govind Baba to give daily satsang of at least one or two hours to his brothers and sisters in the pyramid or in the garden. This is a must. The time is best in the morning, before work. If you teach them in the early morning, their minds are fresh and the prevailing atmosphere is clear.
Many times before I have told y6u that you must be every alert and observe the rules of the ashram. The life of the ashram must be guided by alertness and attention. I do not like careless people. It is your duty to bring alertness, promptness and attentiveness into your lives.
I want to root out the seed of laziness in the world. Everyone should be hard working. Those of you who are old must come to kirtan. Everyone must take pan in the ashram activities according to their capacities. Firstly I give you karma yoga. You can advance only through karma yoga, by karma yoga you may benefit others also. A lazy person cannot do karma and is like a dead person. Give great importance to karma yoga and proceed. When laziness is rooted out from this world, all the world's sorrows and troubles will come to an end. Only hard work can make person powerful and energetic. Karma is of first and foremost importance in your life. Many times I have told you that only through karma yoga will I give you liberation. In this age it is the only type of yoga one can do, it is the only way to realization and progress.
You must awake others and make them arise and be alert. If you are always alert, this will be of great benefit to you. You will achieve happiness and you will be saved from the calamities which are coming very soon.
JAI MAHAMAYA KI JAI
7 APRIL 1983
The Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred scripture of the Sikh religion, will be recited continuously for three days, beginning tomorrow. This recitation will take place for the sake of world peace and everyone present here will be fortunate to participate in this event. This scripture contains the divine words of Guru Nanak (15th century) who founded the Sikh religion in the Punjab. During these three days, everyone going to the reading should cover his or her head as a mark of respect for the customs of this religion. Go and listen to the recitation with great love and faith. It has been arranged by devotees from Bombay for the promotion of world peace. The recitation will begin tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. The permanent residents of Hairakhan will look after the program and the guests should do so with respect. This is the second year at Hairakhan for this great event and all should consider themselves fortunate to be here.
In the world today fire is bursting out on one side, while nectar flows on the other. You must decide if you choose fire or nectar. While flames of the fire are spreading, it is up to us to save ourselves and others. We must be alert. At this moment, people are jumping into the fire because of their ignorance. We must save these people, and we can do so only if we have great courage. We should give this courage to others as nothing can be done without it. Courage is the most important thing. Shri Mahaprabhuji has told you many times to wake up. Wake up yourselves and others. Control your mind and have firm determination. Whoever comes here must vow to save himself and the world. Wherever you go, be prepared to save people. Be firm like a rock, deep and serious like the sea. Think of the earth as a mother. This is one earth. Don't be divided by thinking of yourselves as belonging to different countries. We belong to one earth. Proceed with this in mind. Look to the future with a vision of good deeds for the whole world, not just one country. Have great courage and patience - and be not afraid of water, fire or great storms - face them bravely.
Shri Mahaprabhuji reveals the truth of a mystery to you - the Revolution will occur simultaneously everywhere in the world. Countries which believe that they can save themselves through the newly invented weapons can forget this thought, for they will not be able to do so. Everyone knows of the present day events taking place in Iran. No-one had ever heard of the name of Khomeini before and suddenly he captured everything he wanted.
Shri Mahaprabhuji is preparing for the Great Revolution. When and where it will start is not to be disclosed now. When the time comes you all will know. In the Treta Yuga, the revolution (Kranti) started from Lanka and until it happened, no-one, not even Rama, knew that it would start from there. In the Dvapara Yuga, at the time of Lord Krishna, no-one know where the revolution would start. When it began at Kurukshetra, people from all over the world collected there for the beginning of a world war. Mahaprabhuji will show His lila to the world in the same way. As you know, the flames of revolution are presently spreading in the world. There is no power which can stop the fire and reduce the heat. Super powers like Russia and America will not be able to face the fire even with their new weapons. Nothing that they have invented will be of any use. Everything can be destroyed. All must be prepared for this revolution - especially those who are here. Whether old or young, private or public, those working or not - all must take part. It is devotion, love and yoga for you to save the world and join in the revolution. For those who are true devotees of Babaji, the flames of fire will become cool. Face the fire and it will turn to ice. This requires control of mind and a firm determination. Everyone must consider himself a soldier and be active. Everyone will have to face the fire.
8 APRIL 1983
All must be aware that the recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib is taking place. This recitation has been organized by Sri Sardarji of Bombay for the benefit of the whole world. This reading describes the path of righteousness and it will inspire you with great courage. Its message is one of determination and unity.
To lead a true life, one must have firm determination and be aware that there is one Soul present in all people. The Guru Granth Sahib for centuries has inspired the Sikh community with courage and determination; it is even in the blood of their small children. There are many instances in Sikh history of heroism and martyrdom; the two small boys of Guru Govind Singh were buried alive. They had the high spirit and determination to follow the path of righteousness. They preferred to give up their lives rather than abandon their religion.
Sikhs throughout history have suffered atrocities for the sake of their religion; they have shed their blood in great numbers; they have preferred death to untruth. Such a time has come now. Everyone must have the same faith in truth and righteousness.
10 APRIL 1983
Shri Mahaprabhuji wishes to thank all those of the Sikh community who organized and participated in reading the Guru Granth Sahib. The words of this scripture are the same as Shri Mahaprabhuji uses in His speeches as they are meant to inspire faith and determination. All great saints and spiritual leaders who have appeared in the world have come to establish world peace and unity for humanity as a whole. Jealousy and hatred are the two causes by which humanity is ruined. In your lives these two vices should have no place.
I want to weed out the prevailing non-violence in the world. It is a cause of apathy and idleness. This non-violence has cooled the blood of men so that it has become like cold water. This attitude of non-violence produces a lack of discrimination between good and evil. Everyone should lead a life of bravery and courage. A man without courage is like a dead man. Life without courage is no life.
At present, many atrocities are being committed in the world. Human beings are treated like animals. No-one has had the courage to stand up against these atrocities but everyone should be brave and resist them. Every one must be of firm determination and stick to what he believes to be true. Be constant in your actions and dutiful.
Lethargy must have no place in your lives. Lethargy is the weakest trait in man. The day mankind becomes hard-working, the world will lack nothing. Man must live and improve through work. Work is the highest form of worship. You can evolve in all ways by doing work.
10 APRIL 1983
By the grace of Shri Mahaprabhuji, the reading of the Guru Granth Sahib has been completed today without difficulty. The Lord says: "The saint always resides in My heart and I am in the heart of the saint. The saint knows Me alone, thinks of Me alone and I know him alone who is truly devoted to Me."
Guru Nanak, who appeared in Punjab, was such a saint. Whatever he did, he did for the sake of humanity. The actions of great saints like Guru Nanak are aimed exclusively at the welfare of mankind as a whole - to lead men to the true goal of life.
The words of the saints contain a vibration and energy that have the power to remove vice and evil from the world. The value of their words is that they inspire. This is why the scriptures say that their words have to be read again and again and to be meditated upon and be put into practice. The reading of the Guru Granth Sahib, by the grace of Shri Mahaprabhuji, was like a flow of nectar.
Shri Mahaprabhuji is very pleased. He gives you blessings for the future and blesses your families so that all who took part in this sacred function may prosper. Those who conceived of the idea and helped to realize it will be blessed wherever they go. The doors of Vishwa Mahadham are always open to great devotees of God whose hearts are full of love, to bring the vibration of their devotion here.
'Shishya' in Hindi means 'disciple' - a Sanskrit word - so that the 'Sikhs', so to speak, are all disciples of God. The few Sikhs assembled here are part of a large community and wherever they go they take with them the blessings and inspiration to spread the message in their community.
"Oh God, let you alone remain, let me be totally annihilated. You alone are; I have no existence. As long as I am alive let me give this life to you and let 'I' be destroyed."
Shastriji speaks on the occasion of the reading of the Guru Granth Sahib
When the Supreme manifests and comes on to the stage of life, the ships of all world religions come to sail the seas. Books written some thousand years ago make it clear that God comes for the benefit of devotees of different religious paths and by doing so He unites the different paths - making them one. What good fortune we have to witness the divine līlā with our own eyes!
Shri Babaji made temples for the worshippers of different Gods - for Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, Surya Narayana (the Sun-God), Guru Gorakhnath, Lord Kartikeya (he who has six heads, eldest son of Lord Shiva), Dattātreya Bhagwan (Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva together), the Mother Goddess with Ganesh and Bhairava, Lord Hanuman, Sita and Rama, etc. All Gods have been accorded respect by being installed here; they have the absolute right of being worshipped. At the same time, they are symbols of all religions.
Shri Babaji has organized the recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib at this sacred place. He thereby sets an example for all to follow. When such studies are undertaken in sacred places it charges them with divine energy and, like the flow of the waters of the river Ganga, benefits the whole world. Whenever recitations of such sacred scriptures take place, the vibrations go throughout the three worlds; bhu - earth, bhuvah - atmosphere, svaha - sky. But the recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib last year and this year, here at Vishwa Mahadham, will reach the highest heaven - sachkhand – the seventh heaven, which is the heaven of Absolute Truth.
Rishis and maharishis have always recited and studied great scriptures in holy places, because they wanted the sound waves to reach through the seven heavens: bhu-bhuvah-svaha-maha-jana-tapa-sat - earth-atmosphere-heaven-great heaven-heaven of knowledge-heaven of penance-heaven of Truth. To direct sound through the seven heavens, it is necessary to have these studies taken up at such sacred sites.
Guru Nanak came very near Hairakhan to do tapasya (to practice austerities). When he was on his way to Rita Sahib (a sacred site in the Himalayas), he passed through Hairakhan and the tenth Guru (of the Sikh religion), Govind Singh, created a water source and lake with his arrow at Hemkund (Golden Lake) 10 km northeast of Hairakhan. The Lake is still there and is a sacred site. Guru Harkrishan created Harishkund. When he returned to Nanakbata, Guru Nanak passed again through Hairakhan. It has been said that wherever he made footprints he left marks, enriching the sites with sacred vibrations.
Hairakhan's beauty stems from the presence of Mt. Kailash, where Lord Shiva did penance, and from Mt. Siddheswar, where Lord Vishnu did penance. Nearby is another spiritual center, Hemkund, where Guru Nanak did penance. For this reason, this area is particularly sacred. Whatever saints like Guru Nanak have preached is given practical application by Shri Babaji, in that He makes people execute His teachings. Shri Babaji shows us the practical side of the teachings of great saints like Guru Nanak, who did not preach a particular religion or cult. He gave teachings of spiritual perfection, valid for all mankind. To follow these teachings is to realize good for all humanity and the unity of all humanity and the unity of the individual soul with the universal Soul. It is for this reason that Shri Babaji is spreading His teaching, so that we may understand unity. What great sacrifice Guru Nanak made for the sake of humanity! Now his disciples offer their lives for the sake of religion, unity and truth. Shri Babaji now spreads these teachings throughout the world; whatever Guru Nanak taught, Babaji will apply in action. It is only after many years that the practical form of these teachings evolves. When preached by the saints, the words are read, meditated on and only much later are they given practical application. The time has come for the teachings of Guru Nanak to be put into practice.
We calculate time with our limited minds; either after or before the birth of Christ. And in India we calculate time according to the reign of some of our great emperors of ancient times, like Vikkram Sambat or Shak Sambat. In reality, however, time cannot be measured. Time is infinite, eternal. Mahakal, the Lord of Time, is, for Shri Babaji, like the twinkling of an eye - all these millions and billions of years.
Today technological progress has created atomic weapons which can destroy the world in seconds. But our great saints of the past, with their teachings and scriptures, have created an antidote to these destructive weapons. Only after the Lord had created nectar did he create poison. Therefore, all of you have to be very alert.
The mere sound of these scriptures purifies, even without an understanding of their meaning. So listen attentively and be benefited by them. They are not ordinary words and sentences written by anybody. Their sounds and words are like mantras, full of spiritual power. It is said that intellectuals write in order to explain, but such explanation comes afterwards; first come the words of highly realized souls, then an explanation may be given. What a saint says or writes is not to be measured with the intellect. The words of the saint - not the explanation given afterwards - provide the measure for right and wrong.
Shri Babaji has come to save righteousness and to remove unrighteousness. He is the greatest and highest power but He has come with a human body to do that which no other power but He could undertake. Staying in Hairakhan, Shri Babaji manifests Himself throughout the whole world.
People from around the world come every year to have His Darshan. Even without coming here, many experience Shri Babaji in their own countries. But when they come here, Babaji gives them Darshan, actual experience. When they come here, they realize He is the same. This is Babaji's greatness - without leaving this country, He manifests His powers throughout the world. Over twenty countries were represented here to celebrate a spectacular Christmas last year, touching the hearts of all.
There are many places in India where ashrams of Shri Babaji have been established. India in this way is very fortunate, to be the place of divine incarnations like Rama and Krishna, where many saints have appeared, like Guru Nanak, of highest spiritual development. Shri Babaji, moreover, is blessing people in India individually by going from house to house.
(Then followed an invitation for breakfast for the next day, the end of the reading of the Guru Granth Sahib and the injunction to render service during the Bhandara, to show good comportment as resident volunteers of Shri Babaji.)
All of you are soldiers of Hairakhan. Do your duty with faith and devotion. You must remove hatred and jealousy from your hearts to be of real service. All of you must climb the mountain of victory.