Become an unlimited sannyasi

Baba says, ‘you have to remove your intellects’ yoga from this impure world and become an unlimited sannyasi.’

There is knowledge, devotion and disinterest. Sannyasis also know about knowledge, devotion and disinterest but their disinterest is limited. They renounce their homes and businesses and go and live in forests. That is renunciation through force or hatha yoga. They cannot teach unlimited disinterest. Only the one Father can teach me that; He teaches me Raja Yoga where I learn to be the king or the sovereign of the self. I don’t need to run away to remain pure; Like a lotus, I am able to stay in the midst of impurity and still remain pure. Through my example, I inspire my brothers to claim their sovereignty as well. To be able to live in the midst of impurity and serve is real purity. This is what the Father demonstrates through His own example. He is the Ever Pure one and yet, He comes into the world when it is most impure, enters an impure body and serves His children when they are most impure. He doesn’t turn up His nose at the mess and think: ‘I’ll just stay up here at home and serve through inspiration’. No!, the Father comes, rolls up His sleeves and gets His hands dirty. ‘I clean the dirty clothes, that is, I make impure souls, pure again’, He explains.

I develop unlimited disinterest through the knowledge the Father gives me. He reminds me of who I am- that I am a pure, deity soul, His child. He also reveals to me the beginning, middle and end of the cycle. I realize based on this that the old world is now to end and the new world is being established. When a new home is being built, I automatically remember the new home and remove my intellect’s yoga from the old home. I know it’s going away soon- so I don’t allow myself to be attracted by or attached to anything of it, neither do I allow myself to be bothered by the things that are wrong with it. I cannot leave the old world physically, I still have to live in it, but my intellect is removed from it. But if I haven’t imbibed the knowledge I have received from the Father well, then my intellect continues to wander to friends and relatives, to possessions and accomplishments, to money and status, and to all the other old worldly things. Baba says, ‘I am the Lord of the Poor. Here, you have to forget everything else and surrender yourself completely to the Father.‘ My intellect’s yoga must be completely broken from all the limited ‘I’ and ‘mine’ – I am so-and-so, my husband, my children etc. I am a pure soul, a child of God and mine is only the one Father and none other. When used in the wrong body conscious way, the words ‘I’ and ‘mine’ tie me into bondage and when used in the right soul conscious way, they liberate and set me free. And so Baba says, ‘become an embodiment of the knowledge by staying on the pilgrimage of remembrance.’ Then I develop automatic unlimited disinterest.

In fact, Krishna is called a great soul. But people simply say that or refer to him as ‘Shri’ without understanding. The Father explains that Shri Krishna is completely viceless but he is not called a sannyasi, he is called a deity. That difference is significant. He became a deity by becoming a unlimited sannyasi first: he had unlimited disinterest and then went to the new world. Limited sannyasis cannot go into the unlimited. Because their renunciation is limited, they have to take rebirth in the limited, old world through vice. They don’t become masters of the unlimited, new world. When a person becomes a sannyasi, they separate themselves from others. They leave their home and their family is left to fend for themselves. Then they use force, some even cause themselves physical pain, to remain pure. These are not the virtues of deities, let alone of a world sovereign, teaches Baba. This is why they cannot become a king or queen, their religion is separate. The Father says, ‘I destroy irreligiousness and establish the deity religion.’

And so check, says Baba, to what extent you have become an unlimited renunciate. Its one thing to say that I have renounced my body, mind and relations, however, says Baba, its a whole other thing to follow through. If the limited sannyasis who renounce their home and relations were to one day return home, then that would not really be renunciation; in fact, it is against their rules to do that. Similarly, if I say I have renounced everything and made the Father my world but then go through the day with a whole list of limited ‘I’s and ‘mine’s, then that is no different. Sometimes, the ‘I and mine’ can cross all limits; for example, some think: ‘why does Shiv Baba have to always enter Brahma baba’s body. Why can’t I or someone else also receive a chance?’ Baba says, ‘let’s put aside the question of whose body I enter for a moment. Have you kept your promise of: ‘Baba, this body, mind and wealth is all Yours, nothing is mine?” In fact, the first thing I offer to the Father is the body. And yet I go through the day using the body the way I want. I use the eyes to see whatever I want to see, use the ears to hear anything I want etc., Baba says, ‘did you say, the eyes are mine and the rest is Yours?‘ It might seem like not such a big deal, but it is, teaches Baba. The fact is, He says, the attraction of even one of the physical senses will stop me from belonging to the Father. It will distract me and won’t allow me to stabilize in a constant stage. So don’t be careless about anything, He teaches.

Brahma baba’s surrender was 200%; the Father was indeed His world. There wasn’t just physical surrender but He surrendered the consciousness of the body to the Father. When he received a signal from Baba, there were no ‘if’s, ‘but’s or ‘later’. There were no: ‘but what about how I feel..’, ‘Baba, that’s not fair…’, ‘but I think we should…’, ‘I’ll do it if they do it first…’, ‘yes, I have to change that sanskar but I have strong karmic accounts, I will change it eventually…’ etc. When he was asked to do something, he did it…immediately; no conditions, no doubts, no questions. The Father’s thoughts should be my thoughts, His words should be my words, His actions should be my actions. He dedicated His life to emulating the Father in every aspect and became equal to Him. And so Baba says, ‘it doesn’t matter whose body I enter; that is fixed in the drama. But if you can show the same level of surrender as the one whose body I enter, then you will also get the same reward as him.’ Let me check my level of surrender to the Father. The higher my level of surrender, the easier the renunciation of the old world gets. The more there is renunciation, the lighter I feel and the easier it is to connect with the Father; it’s a virtuous cycle.

You want the full reward of the sovereignty of the new world‘, says Baba, ‘but‘, He observes, ‘you are afraid to take the first step of renouncing the old world. You forget what you are to receive and only remember what you are giving up; this is what you find it difficult‘, He explains. ‘Now‘, He says, ‘Manmanabhav! consider yourself a soul and remember the Father and His inheritance.

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