Baba says, ‘You have to remember Him with a lot of love.’
There is only One Who can be referred to as ‘Sarvodaya‘ and that is God. No human being can have mercy on all souls of the world and uplift all of them. Only the one Father uplifts all souls of the world. At present, not only do souls need to be uplifted but many souls desire to be uplifted; like Sita and Draupadi, they are calling out to be uplifted. They have the desire to be uplifted but they neither have the courage nor the power. ‘You children’, Baba says, ‘are the instruments to uplift such weak souls. Make effort’, He says, ‘to make impure ones pure, like the Father. This time is very valuable. While the whole world is waiting on you, don’t waste your time in useless matters.‘
Can I, the instrument to bring benefit to others, hear the call of my brothers? or, Baba asks, ‘are you still busy uplifting yourself?’ Those who only take care of themselves cannot claim a right to the kingdom of the world. Only souls who uplift others can claim that right.
Upliftment takes place through having a true heart.
Baba comes and uplifts me through giving me the knowledge of who I am and Whose I am. He reminds me of how elevated I am, that I was a world sovereign and He inspires me to become that again through remembrance. When He speaks, His word has the power to cut through like a sword, the many strongholds – of guilt, of rejection, of shame, of insecurity, of condemnation- of many births that hold me in bondage. His love is the alchemy that melts the alloy of sin and returns me to pure gold. His word and His remembrance have that much power because His heart is pure, because His vision, His attitude, His everything is the purest. He is the Ever Pure one. The power of that purity transforms hearts and liberates souls from their bondages.
This was also the specialty of the first group of souls that came to Baba when the yagya was established. They didn’t have language yet, it was mixed. But, says Baba, the language of their eyes was spiritual. Their sound was the sound of a true heart. This was the sound that became instrumental to touch many hearts and make them belong to the Comforter of Hearts. No matter what their language was, how they related the knowledge, they were able to change thorns into flowers. If I were to simply take this success of service of that first group and check it against the expansion of the present time, I can see a clear difference.
I too relate the knowledge but, explains Baba, relating knowledge can take place simply through your lips, without your heart. If my focus is on delivering a great lecture then, all that takes is a smart head and the practice of speaking. But that doesn’t uplift weak souls; all that does is give them temporary enjoyment and they leave saying: ‘that was a great lecture…’. So, He says, there is a difference between the heart and the head. People have heard enough words, they want an experience. And not just any experience, they want to experience love from the heart, that is, pure soul conscious love. That is the unconditional love that uplifted me and is what will uplift others.
BapDada’s title is Dilwala (Conqueror of Hearts) and Dilaram (Comforter of Hearts). The head is gross whereas the heart is subtle. In my interactions with others, I always say: ‘I am saying this with a true heart.’ No one ever says, ‘I am saying this with a true head!’. Similarly, remembrance is also a matter of the heart. That is why it is said: ‘Remember the Father with a true heart. The Lord is pleased with a true heart.’ It is never said: ‘Remember the Father with a true head’ or that ‘He is pleased with an unlimited head!’ To have a smart intellect, a strong head is indeed a specialty for it is with this specialty that I am able to imbibe the points of knowledge well.
However, those who remember the Father with the heart become the point form. They don’t simply know the point, they become the embodiment. Those with a clever head may well be able to repeat the points, but they would be second in becoming the form of the point. Sometimes, I become the point-form easily whereas at other times, I am able to stabilize in the point-form after making effort. However, if I am one who remembers with a true heart, then I am able to become a point in a second and remember the Father, the Point. Whatever may be going on around me, no matter who did what or said what, maybe I am being praised or being defamed, maybe there is a celebration of success going on or perhaps there was a loss, it doesn’t matter; I simply observe all of it as a detached observer and remain connected to the Father with my heart. For me, it is the one Father and none other. I don’t remember Him only when things go wrong and I need help, mine is not a remembrance of desperation; in fact, that would not be called remembrance, that would be selfishness. Indeed, says Baba, there cannot be remembrance where there isn’t a true heart filled with true love. God is not just a ‘go to’ during emergencies, He is my Father, He is my Beloved, He is my True Friend. I don’t think of Him when I have a need, I do life with Him.
Because children with a true heart please the true Lord, I receive special blessings from the Father. I may not have as broad an intellect as the clever ones do but because I have the power of honesty, my intellect would automatically work in a yuktiyukt and accurate manner. According to the drama, because of having blessings, my intellect will have touchings for accurate actions, words and thoughts, for I will have pleased the Father, the Intellect of the Wise. Those who please God automatically become those who understand all secrets (razyukt) of the time, of the drama, of the Creator and the creation as well as I become tactful and appropriate (yuktiyukt) in every way.
‘So check‘, says Baba, ‘whether you are moving forward in remembrance and service on the basis of having an unlimited head (intellect) or on the basis of having a true heart and an accurate head.‘ This checking too needs to be honest, teaches Baba. Those with the clever heads check with carelessness. In every situation, I feel that however much renunciation I’ve had, service and transformation I’ve done, that is enough. I feel: ‘I am much better than so-and-so. It’s not easy to do as much as I have done! Even well-known ones have a few weaknesses. In comparison to them, I am so much better.’ This, Baba explains, is carelessness. Those with the true hearts, on the other hand, check with a vision of self-progress. They don’t bother looking at, let alone, comparing themselves with a second or third person, they only look at the Father. My attitude is: ‘I have to have the thoughts, words and actions that the Father, the Conqueror of Hearts, likes.’ I only see the Father and the self. I don’t get careless and think: ‘I will change when they change’ or ‘do I have to be the one that dies always!, let them at least do this much, then I will do the rest..’. I don’t put limits on my transformation in this way. My attitude is: ‘I have to reform myself and become the example to make it easy for others.’ This is known as having a true heart and an accurate vision.
In the world, Baba explains, I need two main things in my life: my heart and my head. Both should be fine. Similarly, in Brahmin life too, I need an unlimited intellect and a true heart. If I have a true heart, I will receive the lift of my intellect through the Father, the Intellect of the Wise. But if I only have a unlimited intellect but no heart, then I become limited in my effort and thereby, my progress because I am unable to connect with the Father. ‘The Father feels a lot of mercy for such children‘, says Baba. He says: ‘Sweet children, now reform your lives. In order to become satopradhan from tamopradhan, remember the Father accurately with an honest heart. Don’t remember the Father just in desperate circumstances.‘ Always check, He teaches, if I pleased the Lord with my true heart or if I am busy pleasing myself and a few ‘important’ souls for my own gains.
Look at yourself, He teaches, and ask yourself: ‘who am I?’ This is the riddle. Am I a child of the Supreme Father, the Supreme Soul? because a child remembers its father with a lot of love, with unconditional trust. It looks up to the father and emulates him in every aspect. It’s only concern or aim is to please the father always. Am I a child? a devotee? a pundit? who am I?