psychic phenomena, a seeker's journey can be a long one.
it is through politics, therapy or religion, there are
those people who are looking for a greater meaning to
their lives. For these people, the life of material
pleasures is not enough.
you, too, are looking for the absolute Truth, you are
a seeker. Within all seekers there is a drive that keeps
that keeps them questing. Their Spirit thirsts for a
union with its Greater Self. From communism to transcendentalism,
Only the Mother can make the Child a Master, and only the Motherhood
in any guru can make the disciple a guru.
EVERYTHING THAT IS BEYOND IS DIVINE.
journey can also be dangerous. We have all heard of the damaging
effects wrought by drugs. Many psychic, spiritual, New Age
and superconscious groups are like drugs. They entice and
entrap the seekers. They are insidious - their dangers are
not apparent until it is too late.
"At the very outset we have to understand that we
cannot create truth,
we cannot organize truth. Truth is, was and will be.
We cannot cheat truth. We have to reach that point to receive
It is not a mental achievement. It is not a concept, we cannot
Yoga establishes the proof of truth and enables you to experience
Where the seekers of truth are misled, the results have been
Mataji Nirmala Devi
Everything that is transient is not necessarily Divine. Not
all powers contribute to a righteous path. Visions, voices,
astral projections, auras, levitation, predictions, communications
with the dead and other similar feats are dangerous. They
are all possible, but they do not lead to God. They empower
us temporarily. They make our ego believe that we are special.
But all these powers soon sour, cause illness, distress and
depression. They are clear invitations for spirit possession.
They are detours that confuse, if not destroy our true seeking.
choosing a guru or seeking groups, ask the following questions :
Is money taken at any time? (the truth cannot be owned, nor
can it be bought or sold).
Do your teachers pressure you like salesmen? (you should know
the value of their path by your own
conviction, not by the number of books you read, classes you
attend, or pledges you
make. Truth is not dependent upon
you, yourself, feel the effect of the technique? (do not be
satisfied that you will be in an "inner
circle" at some time in the distant future).
they clothe you in unusual dress, seat you in strange postures
or submit you to wild chanting ? (the
truth is not something that has to be attained through strenuous
is the strength of your desire that
counts, not the harshness of their tests).
the new path you've chosen dharmic ? (that is, is this a the
path of the center, similar to that followed
by the sages, yogis, and great men and women of the past,
or will it lead to
frightening experiences of a subconscious
or super-conscious nature ?)
the members of the organization, especially the leader, founder,
or guru, people you can trust? (are
you comfortable with them? Do they display love and joy? Is
their warmth genuine?
Is the value of what they are teaching
evident in their eyes ?)
you have the freedom of choice to leave or continue? (follow
your heart, not your ego. If you have
fears or misgivings, give them heed. If you are in doubt or
under duress, leave. Do not
CAN BE YOUR OWN GURU.
Any worthwhile view of the Divine realizes that God resides
within each of us. He is there to be awakened as we become
a part of the Greater Self.