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Now in this state are the Saints: they live not bodily, nor energetically but mentally. They can read another's mind like an open book. They can influence the mind of anyone, even of those far away. These souls can raise the dead because they have the domain of ‘body' and 'energy' in their control — and yet, they are in the domain of Maya.

 

When soul goes beyond the mind state it is Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Now soul has itself as medium. Soul is now linked with soul and this means Oneness of the One Infinite Soul, its original state. Originally it had no consciousness, but now it has. If now you think of anything you will think bodily, good, bad, of God, of Baba. Samadhi is of no importance; it is *more trance and under the mental domain. But this State of God beyond mind is Infinite in every aspect — whatever you can think of in its Infinite State; happiness Infinite; joy Infinite; life Infinite; purity Infinite; Love Infinite, that is God.

 

"Nirvana" is the state Buddha talked of. There is a difference between Nirvikalpa and Nirvana; it is very, very slight, but there is a difference.

 

 

Disappointment and Remedy

 

January-February, 1934

 

“You say you don't like to live. You feel tired of this life and this body. Unwelcome thoughts, bad thoughts, disturb you and make you unhappy. But life is thoughts, not body. The body is there when you are asleep. You then don't feel the need to end your life. The moment you are awake, you begin to think again. In truth, nobody is satisfied with his lot. Nobody feels completely happy in this world. You know the great position and wealth of XX. Yet when he saw me, he told me he was a very unhappy man! Why would you be unhappy? You are neither too tall, nor too fat. You are quite healthy. You can read, you can write. Think of the poor creatures, the paralyzed, the lepers, and the disabled. The paralytic or the leper knows that he is progressing towards a sure death, and is likely to die in a worse state than he is in. Yet, there are thousands like these dragging in their days silently. Why not compare your lot with the dumb, illiterate millions in the country? You are most fortunate. You live with and move in the surroundings of a Master. What is there in the Himalayas and the jungles? Did you not see the picture "Tarzan" depicting the jungle life, full of strife and struggles? In spite of getting bad thoughts, you do not indulge in bad actions; therefore what higher life can you live than this? It is good to have bad thoughts so long as you do not interpret them into actions, as hereby you get an opportunity to exercise control. If no thoughts assail you, what is the difference between you and the stone which has no thoughts at all? Cease the mental tension. Train your mind to pass over thoughts. Don't countenance them until such time that you can surrender the mind itself. No one is doing it. When the mind is surrendered, there is no question of happiness or unhappiness. Because of the thoughts the past lives' sanskaras (impressions) are spent away. They come and go. Mind them not. It is like the wound-up alarm clock. It will ring at the appointed time, but only so long as the winding is there. Let it ring and run its course; but take care not to wind it again by indulging in actions.

 

"Still if you want to die, die in my 'Naad' (Infatuation) by getting hold of me firmly. There is salvation. That is real dying. Worldly death is not the thing. However, nobody has so far 'captured' me. If one really gets me, I try to free myself. But so far I have had no opportunity of freeing myself. On the contrary, it is I who have been trying to catch hold of you people. Remember this much, that the whole world is nothing but a Zero, and everything connected with it is without sum and substance. Mind is the Universe. Mind is the man, the woman, the beast."

 

*"More" may be a typo. "Mere" makes better sense, but I could not find the original discourse elsewhere. It was given at different times, in different ways by Baba. webmaster-JK

 

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