Baba says, “The world changes with your spiritual vision. The Father is now the world for you.”
In the world, there is the saying that: “The world changes with your vision”. For half a cycle, I was used to seeing with the physical eyes and so all I saw were bodies. That then informed what kind of thoughts the mind created- thoughts about how someone looked, their gender, their behavior, their social status, their job, their nationality etc. And then based on these thoughts, the intellect created a judgment or an assessment of what kind of person they are, whether I would like them or not, whether I should respect them or not, even if I should smile at them or not. And this wasn’t just the process that applied to others, it also applied to me. I saw myself with the exact same vision- how I look, what my status and position is in society and judged myself in the same way I judged others. And more often than not, my judgments about myself and of others were not pleasant, they were judgments of rejection, of being less than, of being not enough; consequently, I took sorrow and gave others sorrow.
I thought what I saw was the truth and my whole world was built based on what I saw. Baba says, “Indeed, it is the physical eyes that deceive you the most.” When I came to Baba, He gave me the third eye or divine vision as my very first gift, right at birth and taught me to see with this vision – the spiritual vision. When I look through this eye, suddenly, the whole scene changes. It is still the same person saying or doing the same thing and yet, I see it completely different. I no longer see all the expansion of the body I saw previously, I now simply see a sparkling point of light, a pure soul. I see my brother or sister, I see us as children of the same Father. I see us as equals, as similar; not different. I don’t judge or assess; in fact, I don’t even know how to, because a soul doesn’t judge it’s brother, it only loves. If I made a mistake or someone else did, I don’t reject myself or them, I accept, I understand; I remain in my self-respect of who I am, I learn and move on.
The Father says: “The world changes with your spiritual vision.” Indeed, it does. To have the vision of brotherhood means to first change the vision and everything else changes. This is why the praise is just of the world and the vision, there isn’t, for example, praise of the mouth! The world is created through vision. When I see the soul, the world appears to be old. Previously my intellect wandered in the expansion of the body and now it remains stable in the essence of being a soul. The main effort is therefore of changing the vision. When this vision is changed, the scene, the stage and the circumstances also change. When the vision changes, my virtues and karma also change. And so Baba says, “now practice seeing through the third eye and make this vision of soul consciousness, natural.”
The best practice, Baba teaches, for making this vision firm is to become a constant spinner of the discus of self realization. I, the soul am a resident of the soul world. I come on to this physical stage to play my part in this unlimited drama. My Father is the Supreme Soul, the Ocean of all Virtues. His nature is my nature. I, the soul am a deity soul in the golden and silver ages. My praise is: complete with all virtues, 16 celestial degrees complete, completely viceless, completely righteous, completely non-violent. It is I, the soul, whose non-living image gives sustenance and comfort to devotees to this day. At this time, I, the soul am the Brahmin soul at this most auspicious confluence age. I help my Father re-establish heaven on earth. In doing so, I, the soul am becoming the angel, with my form of light I serve the world through benevolence and give hope to the hopeless. It is I, the soul that plays all these parts throughout the cycle- this is my horoscope of the whole cycle that the Father has revealed to me. When I spin this discus constantly in my intellect, that is, when I see my various forms throughout the cycle, my vision become pure, it becomes soul conscious. Then, it becomes easy to see others the same way.
Baba says, “You are spiritual social workers. You now have to use your bodies, minds and wealth in a worthwhile way to make this world become full of happiness, peace and purity.” For too long, I squandered my body, mind and wealth because I had created for myself a world built on falsehoods. The Father came and cleared up my vision and now my world has changed. Now, my Father is my world and I am now engaged in His task is my task. And so I use my body, mind and wealth to further His task, that is, I use them in a worthwhile way. I become the child, the trustee and use everything as per the Father’s directions.
The Father says. “This is a land of sorrow and this is why effort is made for that land of happiness.” What creates the difference? Maya doesn’t exist in the land of happiness, nor is there body consciousness. There, everyone understands that they are souls, that when their bodies have become old, they have to take others. In other words, they have clear vision in the land of happiness; in fact, the clear vision is what makes it the land of happiness. And so, that is the effort that I make here – of clarifying my vision. To make my vision soul conscious by becoming the spinner of the discus of self-realization, is therefore, also the greatest social service I can do. Because when my vision changes, everything changes; it is how the whole world changes from a world of sorrow to a world of happiness.