Baba says, ‘you become pure by following the shrimat of the Purifier Father and this is how you receive the kingdom of the pure world. Those who become pure by following their own dictates do not attain anything.‘
There are many in the world who remain pure due to various reasons. The nuns take a vow to celibacy so that they may remain free to serve others. Sanyasis leave the world and move to the mountains to become pure because they are fed up with the world. Then there are others in the world who remain pure because they are dedicated to their professions. But none of them, despite their purity, receive the inheritance of heaven.
For that, my purity has to be based on truth. Heaven is the land of truth and only those who have awakened their truth can reside in heaven. At this point in the cycle everyone is impure, says Baba, because no one knows the truth. He comes and tells me the truth, He gives me the knowledge of who I am. ‘You are a soul‘, He teaches me, ‘not the body‘. When I have the awareness of being a soul, there is no question of lust. Not only does it’s meaninglessness become apparent but I also realize that lust is violence against the soul. Lust takes the soul as far as away as possible from it’s own truth of who it is and from the Father. This is why lust is called the greatest enemy of the soul.
It is only when I realize this truth about who I am and decide to become pure based on this realization, do I take my power back from Ravan. It is this realization of being a soul that shines the light on all the other falsehoods related to body consciousness that are hiding within me as well. The purer I become, that is, the more I stabilize myself in the truth of being a soul, the more I’m able to claim my power back in every aspect of my being- my thoughts, words, actions, vision, attitude, behavior. I become peaceful and happy. This is why purity is called the mother of peace and happiness. Heaven is the land of peace and happiness.
And so when the Father comes, the very first thing He does is give me knowledge or Shrimat and the very first piece of Shrimat He gives me is of who I am: ‘Consider yourself to be a soul‘, He says, ‘by following My Shrimat you will not become impure for half a cycle.’ I don’t become impure because having imbibed the truth, I have now created the sanskar of purity that goes with me throughout the cycle. Once something is a sanskar, it’s what my thoughts, words, actions are based on. ‘Children in heaven only perform good actions and those actions are neutral. Here, in the kingdom of Ravan, your actions become sinful‘, He teaches.
He says: ‘While living in your household, remain pure. Demonstrate such courage. People in the world think this to be very difficult but only the Father shows you this method’.
For me to be able to make this consciousness of being a pure soul, natural, in this short birth of the confluence age after having lived in body consciousness for half a cycle requires enormous power. This power comes only from the remembrance of the One, the Ever Pure, Supreme Soul. Being beyond the cycle of birth and death, He remains in constant realization, never forgets the truth of Himself, the souls or the world cycle. And so only He becomes my reference point for purification. When I remember Him, I remember my own truth. The more I remember Him as He is, a point of light, the more I touch base with my own true self. It’s as if the truth that had been buried, had been long forgotten is now re-emerged, brought back up to the surface. When I connect with Him, I experience His qualities. His love is the alchemy that heals the soul and transforms. By buzzing the knowledge of who I am in my ear, daily and by enabling me to have yoga with Him, He re-awakens my truth. The intellect becomes stronger and stronger in discerning true from false and thereby, protecting me against falsehoods. I stand back up on my own feet, that is, I reclaim my lost sovereignty.
This is why Brahmins are even more elevated than deities, explains Baba. You make the effort based on the Father’s Shrimat and reclaim your power, your lost sovereignty from Ravan when it is Ravan’s kingdom. Not just that, but you then become spiritual social workers and give this injection of purity and yoga to other souls and do the service of making Bharat, heaven. The deities simply rule, they don’t serve. They reap the reward of the victory won at this time. This is why there is great praise of those who become the Father’s helpers! It is said: “Salutations to the mothers, the Shiv Shakti Army.” Mama is shown riding a lion, but in reality, you are the lionesses because you conquer the five vices; you make Bharat into heaven. This is the most elevated service and therefore, there are many temples to the Shaktis. The Pandava males are also called maharathis (elephant riders). Both males and females are needed; this is the household path. But there is still, only one main one. It is Shiv Baba who gives you power. All praise belongs to Him.