18 Steps of Actions of Brahma Baba (Part 2)

(10)    Always experiencing unlimited happiness that opens the forehead

We always saw Baba in the state of happiness that opens the forehead. Baba used to say: Children, when a wedding is taking place in someone’s home, they have bands playing drums and wedding music. Many times, Baba thinks that there should be drums of happiness playing here for 24 hours because souls are getting engaged and married to Amarnath God Shiva. Nothing can be of greater happiness than this. In this way, Baba was a physical power house of happiness and enthusiasm. He always had the enthusiasm to give God’s message. The happiness of Shiv Baba’s incarnation and meeting with Him was so profound that there was a deep impact of that happiness in Baba’s thoughts, words and deeds, such that when even the most peaceless soul came close to Baba, he would experience unlimited happiness. Baba would say: Child, your mercury of happiness should rise from the tip of your toes to the top of your head, that is, you should have the happiness that opens your forehead. You have found Trikaldarshi, Trilokinath, the Almighty Authority, Shiv Baba Himself and He is making you worthy to have a right to the fortune of the kingdom of heaven for 2,500 years.

(11)    Still like an ocean

In Karachi, when children used to go and sit by the sea-shore, Baba would say in sweet and loving words: Children, are you seeing the waves of the ocean? Look how the waves of the ocean are coming up to you children and then going away again. You are the children of the Supreme Father, the Supreme Soul, the Ocean of Knowledge, and so you have to pick up this virtue from the ocean so that is the waves of Maya enter your mind, you have to make them go away. Then Baba would say: Children, look you may throw rubbish into the ocean but it doesn’t remain in the ocean. The rubbish is thrown out by the waves of the ocean to the shore. So you should have the same nature as the ocean. No rubbish should stay in the minds of you children. When a diver dives into the ocean, he brings back pearls and jewels from the ocean. You children have to churn the ocean of knowledge in the same way. Go to the depths of knowledge and you will find precious pearls, jewels and diamonds. Look, on the surface, there may be many waves in the ocean, but it is completely still below. You also have to become as still and patient. Seeing the saligrams on the seashore, Baba would say: Look how this stone has been rubbed against the waves of the water and has become a worship-worthy saligram. In the same way, if you tolerate all difficulties and move along in the waves of the ocean of knowledge, then one day, you will become very clean and worship-worthy, that is, very pure.

(12)    Simplicity and respectful behavior

Baba was a great example of simplicity. He used to live in a small room that was very old and had a tin roof. That room was his rest room, his dining room, his office and meeting place with the children. A white sheet covered his bed: the walls were painted white. There was no special decoration in his room and it was very simple outside too. Sitting in that room, Baba, the image of service, gave new life to so many souls. So may sat there and experienced the happiness of meeting God and had the thought of surrendering themselves to God. Baba didn’t have any artificial decoration on himself or in his room. Baba would say: Children, whoever has given even one paisa for this Godly service, that one paisa is more valuable than one hundred-thousand rupees. It is for purifying human souls and the service of giving them peace. I cannot spend that for my own comfort or happiness. That would be dishonest with the treasure entrusted to me. Baba never told anyone off individually, but always spoke to everyone with gentle and sweet pure feelings and respectful words. Because of his sweet words, his sweet drishti, his sweet interaction, sweet things of knowledge and his sweet smile, his place of residence was named Madhuban, Tapovan (the land of tapasya).

(13)    Always willing to give love, help and protection

Although a human soul, he was different from all other human beings. He had fatherly love for everyone. Just as a father becomes very happy when his children claim a good status, in the same way, Baba too would be happy. A worthy father always has the desire for all his children to be always worthy and remain happy. Baba always used to have such feelings for all human souls. He would say: Some children also remain pure even after being married. That is, they are even ahead of the sannyasis. When some children did Godly service very well, Baba would say: This child is seated on the Father’s heart-throne. He does even more service than Baba does. The child is even cleverer than Baba in explaining knowledge to souls. Seeing souls make intense effort in this way, or seeing them be successful in their lives, Baba would be very happy. He would write letters to children again and again and increase their happiness, zeal and enthusiasm. He would guide them and protect them from the suffering of Maya. Baba gave co-operation and protection to every child and forged their loving relationships to Shiv Baba. While fulfilling the responsibility of the alokik father, he taught the children the lesson of being an alokik, that is, a spiritual child.

(14)    The art of making everyone worthy

Giving everyone a blessing and making them worthy and engaging them in Godly service was Brahma Baba’s special art. He made someone so versatile in construction that that one became perfect and built Pandav Bhavan and Yoga Bhavan etc. He taught someone accounting skills. He blessed some with the art of taking notes and others with writing skills. Someone who had not been educated in a particular subject at school or college was made more capable and experienced than one who had studied and been educated in that subject. This was Baba’s wonder. Today, those children are engaged in doing such service in an alokik way that, seeing their special skills, people become amazed at how such an unlimited task is being carried out without any sorrow, conflict or fighting. His permanent smile, the sparkle of Shiv Baba’s remembrance in his eyes, the sweetness and spirituality in his versions and benefit for people at every step, his humility even though he was so great, his fearlessness when faced with adverse situations, his carefree nature, his truth, his contentment and his constantly flowing love, his unbroken love for God and unshakeable faith- such was his multifaceted personality.

(15)    Powerful drishti that took you beyond the consciousness of the body

When you looked into Baba’s eyes, you didn’t have to make any effort to forget your body. It felt as though the soul has become bodiless and was going somewhere at the speed of light far, far away beyond the sky, into the world of light. This experience was just as subtle as it was deep and enlightening. It enabled the soul to stay in the avyakt stage even afterwards. From this, you can clearly understand how impactful, powerful and deep Baba’s stage of yoga must have been and how much he himself would have been in the stage of being beyond the body in the avyakt stage.

(16) The unique blend of knowledge and love in Baba’s life

Baba had great depth of knowledge and this was why there was an unique sparkle of intoxication of knowledge in his life. This was why he always used to say: This knowledge is precious for those are imperishable jewels. The knowledge that he spoke of was filled with love. There was such a unique blend of knowledge and love in his life that it was impossible to speak of the two separately. Some of those who came into contact with Baba, would say that they experienced more love in their life and others would say that Baba initially gave them some love and would then try to take them into the depths of knowledge. In fact, that was the perception of the observer and both were right in their own way. In fact, Baba’s words of knowledge were never spoken without love and his loving words were always filled with knowledge, and the aim of both love and knowledge was to make all human souls pure and yogi.

 (17)    Baba’s remembrance at every step

Baba had such love based on knowledge for Shiv Baba that he would make every situation instrumental for him to stay in remembrance. If any problem came in front of him, he would say: Remember Shiv baba for only then will your effort be complete. Baba would also make worldly physical situations a means to remember Shiv Baba. Simply saying, “Baba, Baba”, there was always remembrance of sweet Baba in his mind. Just as, at night, two very close young friends would go to their own homes to sleep and then, in the morning, would go to the other’s house and go to study or play together, the same way, Baba would not stay without Shiv Baba. They never became separated from one another through the night. Baba would say: I am sleeping with Baba. This was such a deep relationship of love and remembrance.

(18)    Unique balance in life

Baba had every type of balance in his life. He would give full emphasis to becoming soul conscious but, at the same time, he never advocated being careless about physical health or looking after the body. Yes, he did say that you mustn’t waste your breath in speaking about your physical illness again and again, because the elements are tamopradhan today. Yes, on the path of ignorance, we have performed sinful actions and so there will definitely be some disease and illness. So if we focused our mind and intellect on that, we would then not be able to remember Shiv Baba. He used to say: Children, work with both medicine and blessings while doing service, do not forget to have yoga. Otherwise, sanskars of body consciousness will become firm. On this, he would say: That body is very valuable and so you have to keep it in good condition so that you are able to do Godly service with it and so that there are no obstacle in your yoga. Baba would ask us to have good food, and at the same time would advise us not to spend too much for sustaining our stomachs; to remain free from attractions. He would feed us toil with a lot of love and would take the children for picnics, but, at the same time, he would divert our minds away from food and drink from the streets outside and would quiet the desires of our minds. He was very firm in making us do service and performing actions tirelessly. However, at the same time, he would draw our attention to the state of our minds and our personal efforts. He would also caution us about the damage that carelessness would cause us.

(19)Soul-conscious vision and pure and positive thoughts for everyone

Out of all the virtues, Sakar Baba had one main virtue which always stood out in his personality. Purity always flowed out of him. He would continue to purify the atmosphere and would transform people’s lives. It was his soul-conscious vision that did this. While always being in a soul-conscious stage, Baba would always look at each soul in all the bodies. In Baba’s class, little children as well as old people would be present; there would be Brahmins as well as wealthy individuals who were present, but Baba would look at everyone with soul-conscious vision. Baba never had a feeling of high or low or rich or poor, but he always saw everyone with equal vision and gave everyone equal love and respect.

Baba never had any bad or inauspicious thoughts for anyone. He always gave this teaching to everyone: Never think of bringing any harm to anyone or saying anything inauspicious through your lips. Baba had very pure and positive thoughts for everyone and had such an unlimited heart. Baba always said to the mothers and kumaris who were prevented from coming into the path of knowledge by their family members, and to those who were unjustly and violently treated: Children, continue to serve them with knowledge and yoga and make effort to benefit them. Children, do not have hatred for them. Always have pure thoughts for them. Having pure and positive thoughts for everyone, Baba would stay awake at night and renounce his sleep to purify them and make them yogyukt. He would make plans for giving them God’s introduction.

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