Baba says, ‘Experiment with yoga using all the treasures you have received from the Father. Your experimentation is to have less expense of the treasures and greater attainment.’
At this confluence age, the Father comes and gives His children their inheritance. What does He have to give? He gives me all His virtues and treasures. He gives everyone the same treasures and equally but it is up to each child to claim those treasures and then grow them. The way to claim and then increase the treasures is to actually use them or experiment with them.
Using does not mean that I use a treasure any which way I want, I have to use it the right way for it to grow. For example, if I use physical wealth wastefully – on temporary things, or things I don’t need- then, I am not increasing the wealth, I am reducing it. But if I invest it well, it yields returns. Similarly, the Father comes and teaches me the importance of the treasures of time, thoughts, knowledge etc. What am I doing with these treasures?
Am I using my time wisely? Sometimes I get so engrossed in service, I stay up all night to finish a project. Then, I am unable to wake up for amritvela or murli. That’s the wrong way to use the treasure of time. Instead, Baba teaches that the wise thing to do is to sleep at a reasonable time, by 10pm, then wake up for Amritvela so I can charge myself for the day. Then, when I have a fresh mind, I am able to accomplish twice as much in a fraction of the time it would have taken me if I had stayed up all night. This, Baba says, is the right way to experiment with the treasures.
Similarly, with thoughts. As soon as something happens, to get into the spinning of: ‘why did this happen to me?’, ‘this shouldn’t have happened..’, ‘how could this happen…’, ‘when will this situation change…’ etc., is wasteful thinking. I am spending the wealth of thoughts on analysis that will not only yield me nothing useful but also deplete whatever I have quickly. Rather than be an embodiment of the problem, Baba teaches me to become an embodiment of the solution instead. To be able to apply a full-stop to the wasteful thought as soon as it comes and immediately change course to: ‘what do I need to do now?’ is the right way to experiment with my treasure. Sometimes I have to make a decision but maybe I don’t see it clearly yet. Instead of getting into: ‘should I do this or that?’, ‘maybe I should…could..’, let me go to Baba. If I still don’t hear a clear response in my heart, let me rest. He will let me know what to do at the right time. This is an experiment that gives me courage and increases my faith in myself and in the companionship of the Father.
With knowledge too, Baba says, ‘check the pulse first. Don’t waste the jewels of knowledge on those who are not from this clan; they won’t understand.‘ Sometimes, not only do I start relating the knowledge to the wrong person but I even engage in arguments with them. As a result, I don’t just waste the treasure of knowledge but also waste my treasure of time. Baba says, ‘there is no need to do this.‘ Instead, He recommends giving the knowledge to His devotees or to those who worship the deities. They will be able to understand this knowledge and be inspired to learn more, He explains.
And so Baba says, ‘always remember the slogan: less expenditure, greater glorification.‘ Let there be less expenditure but there should also be one hundredfold attainment. When I experiment in this way, I save the treasures which I can then use to serve others. So don’t use up everything for yourself, He says, accumulate and serve others too. In less time, there should be greater results; with fewer thoughts, there should be greater experiences. This, He teaches, is the wonder you must show.