Baba says, ‘This is the path of salvation‘. The Bestower of Salvation for All is One.
For half a cycle, I was wandering lost having forgotten who I am, Whom I belong to and what I am here to do. In other words, I had become orphaned with no sense of identity, belonging or purpose. Having hit rock bottom in this way, I was willing to listen to anyone who promised me these things – a relationship, a role, a title, a membership, a ritual, worship, pilgrimage-whatever. I didn’t know any better, never questioned the norms, just followed… blindly… seeking, hoping. But blind faith in anyone or anything is ignorance and ignorance can never bring answers to unresolved questions; it can, by definition, never satisfy the seeker. All it does is keeps me busy and distracted.
Shiv Baba says, ‘When I come, I give you knowledge‘. Which knowledge? The knowledge of the Creator and the creation, the knowledge of the beginning, middle and end of the cycle. You receive salvation through knowledge. Only He is the Ocean of Knowledge, no one else has this knowledge and therefore no one else can grant me salvation.
He gives me the knowledge of I, the soul. He gives me His own introduction and tells me that I belong to Him, that He is my eternal Father. He reminds me of my whole story- this is just one of your births, your last birth in the cycle, He explains. You have taken 84 births in the golden age, silver age, copper age and iron age. With each birth, your level of purity dropped and with it, the level of purity of the world. At this time, at the end of the cycle, you have become completely impure, He tells me, I have come to make you pure again and return you and therefore the whole world, to its original state.
All of this is explained to souls when they have become senseless, says Baba. None of this is explained in the golden age. Here, everyone is senseless, impure and unhappy.
The Father says: Manmanabhav! Remember Me and, with the fire of the yoga of this remembrance, your sins will be absolved and you will be purified. Only with yoga, not by bathing in water, can you become pure. You just have to remember Baba here. This is not called bathing, this is the Father giving you directions. By following these directions, you attain salvation.
Devotion is not the same as knowledge, reciting the scriptures is not knowledge, He teaches. They are as separate as night and day. You only receive this knowledge at this time, you don’t receive it again. The stage of ascending is the reward of knowledge. Only the Satguru, Shiv Baba, can take me from complete degradation into complete ascension. There are many who call themselves gurus but a guru is one who grants salvation. Founders of religions come to establish their religions and then their followers come down after them. They don’t ascend, they descend along with everyone else. They don’t grant salvation to anyone because they don’t have the knowledge and therefore, they cannot be called gurus. There is only the one Satguru who is also called the Bestower of Salvation for All.
The whole world is on one side and the Father is on the other. The Father’s praise is, “God, Your divine play, through which the whole world receives salvation, is unique.”
He says: You receive salvation through My directions. I have to come in order to grant salvation to those sages and holy men as well. I am the only One who grants salvation to all. I speak to souls, not to a nationality, a religion, or a sect. I am your Father. No one else can say: All of you souls are My children. In fact, they say that God is omnipresent, so they can never say that ‘all are My children’.
The Father Himself says: I have come to give the fruit of devotion to the devotees. I don’t come when they call Me. This drama is predestined. The part of My coming is fixed in the drama. I inspire establishment of the one religion and destruction of innumerable religions, that is, establishment of the golden age and destruction of the iron age. I come by Myself at My own time. The part of the path of devotion is also in the drama. It is because the part of the path of devotion has now come to an end that I have now come. I come at the confluence age of every cycle to make the world pure. It is now the confluence age.
Only God, the Father, comes and grants salvation to everyone, that is, He grants liberation and liberation-in-life.
Liberation-in-life means a life liberated from this kingdom of Ravan, from this kingdom of ignorance. The moment I realize who I am and Whom I belong to, I receive liberation-in-life in a second. The Father knows that all the children have now become degraded. They are now to receive salvation. From degradation, they receive a high status of liberation and liberation-in-life. First, you will go into liberation, the land of peace and then into liberation-in-life, the land of peace and happiness. The Father thus has explained the secrets of the whole cycle. By knowing, I attain salvation from the prison of Ravan, I receive the keys to my freedom.
Based on the knowledge of the cycle, I know that the elevated religion and elevated actions are being established now once again. I therefore have to sacrifice the five vices, the false body consciousness into this sacrificial fire of knowledge. As I know the truth, the more I know truth, the easier it is to sacrifice the false. With establishment, there is also destruction that occurs. The Father says: These vices have existed for half the cycle. You now have to renounce them. Effort is needed for that. You cannot receive the sovereignty of the world without making some effort. Only when you remember the Father will you give yourself the tilak of sovereignty, that is, only then will you become worthy of a kingdom. The more you stay in remembrance and follow shrimat, so you will accordingly become the kings of kings. The Teacher has come to teach you. You human beings come here to claim the status of deities. All the virtues have to be imbibed here.
The instructions are elevated and so the salvation is elevated. You definitely claim your sweet home anyway, which is liberation, and your sweet kingdom which is salvation. However, Brahmin souls receive an even more special salvation, and that is the instant fruit of the elevated karma performed at this time on the basis of shrimat. That is, they achieve success. It is only at the confluence age that you Brahmins attain this elevated salvation. This is why it is said, “As the instruction you follow, so the salvation you receive.” Devotees think that they will receive salvation after death. This is why they say, “Your final thoughts lead you to your destination.” However, for you Brahmin souls, Baba says, during this final birth of dying alive, you receive the fruit of success in every action, that is, you have received the blessing of receiving salvation. Not just for the future, but even right now, you definitely have liberation and salvation. This is known as giving with one hand and receiving with the other.
In devotion you waited in the anticipation of receiving something at some point whereas here the Father says: Take it now.
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