As usual, Gurupurnima was celebrated at Sacha Dham, in July 2011 at the ashram of Shri Sacha Baba Maharajji. Repeating the main message of the Sacha Lineage to humanity, Shri Sacha Baba gave advice to both his disciples and humanity in general.
Here is the gist of Maharajji’s message:
I have just one thing to say, it is necessary to bring God into your life. He is the only doer. Whatever effort you make, the Guru wants you to do it for Paramatman (cosmic Spirit, God). You must understand. You should follow your own path. He will show you the way. The time today is such that it is like a dark, moonless night.
Now Parivartan (the spiritual rise in consciousness) is taking place. Remember, in the Sacha lineage after me, there will be two more Avatars in the future [Maharajji has not said exactly when in the future these Avatars will come. Is it just after him or later on, we do not know]. Then the Parivartan will be entirely fulfilled. How much of the world will remain, how many of the people will be wiped out from this world? All those who remain will be those who are devoted to Paramatman. What I am saying applies not just to India, but to the entire world.
This Kali Yuga is very simple, if only you chant “RAM RAM”, the Name of God, you will be able to go through it easily. All sins of past, present and future lifetimes will be wiped away. But we don’t give priority to Paramatman. Whoever comes to me tells me, “I have this problem, that problem etc”. Hardly anybody uptil today has come to ask for Paramatman. Whatever they ask for, I always pray for it; but the samsara [the almost endless cycle of rebirth and death till man attains liberation] keeps on expanding.
No one has managed to control this world and no one will, because whatever one’s actions are, that very fruit he will reap. If there are four brothers in a house, then the karma of each will be different. Even if all four live together lovingly and eat together, still the karma of all four is different. But if all four chant the Name of Paramatman even for an hour [a day], then their sins will be wiped away and they’ll attain moksha [liberation], reaping in that way the fruit of that spiritual practice. But people want only samsara, and they go deeper into it, thus accumulating “dust” for many lifetimes.
We should at least think about where we are going and for what we are going. After a short time people go off the path, because they have no wisdom.
Later Satya Yuga (the era of wisdom) will come. The world will keep on its flow. However today if by misfortune someone does not chant The Name of God, then he also will have to leave this world [because he will not be in harmony with the Divine Energies which are coming down on earth in this Parivartan cycle]. Human life is itself a chance. And there is no second chance.
Follow your religion seriously. The major religions, for example, all have different paths, but all lead to God. And all those who practise these religions sincerely attain union with God, whatever their social class.
In India there are many Gurus, you can easily choose one. If you don´t find Paramatman with one, you can find Him with someone else. And whether you find a Guru or not, follow the one in whom you have faith.
You should give up everything for 1-2 hours daily and chant the Name of Paramatman. If it becomes a habit then you will start doing it lovingly later on. You will grow love in your Heart for Paramatman.
You should wake up early in the morning and chant the Name of Paramatman for 1-2 hours. And the rest of the time you can eat, sleep and work hard. The circle of maya (illusion) is weak in the beginning but later it grows hard like iron [if you don’t have a steady spiritual practice]. It won´t break. If you tell an old man to say “RAM RAM”, he’ll say “go and tell someone else” [if he has been used to living without steady spiritual practice].
Time is passing, the sun will rise and set, it will do its work. The higher powers will continue doing their work whether we reach the goal or not. Therefore I won’t say much, I just say that you should devote some time to Paramatman , Whoever your Paramatman is, with form or without. Some people have faith in Allah. If they have faith by heart, when they rise up spiritually, there is then no distinction. Paramatman of all religions and people is One only. All people have similar organs. God has given to everyone intellect and strength.
Although I speak and speak [year after year], people still don’t understand. Therefore they get all kind of sorrows. So devote 1-2 hours daily [to avoid these trials and sorrows in your life]. In the morning after having a bath, or without a bath, sit and chant God’s Name. Usually people have a bath and then go to their shop. They [only] keep the shop in their mind.
It is up to you, nobody is forcing you . Whether you like or not, just sit. After a while or after two days you’ll start liking it. Slowly slowly you will leave samsara behind. [Maharajji never forces anybody; he only gives wise guidance and let people freely follow it or not.]
A Few Remarks
The Sacha lineage is a line of Saints who have made the vow to continue their activities until all men have been forever delivered from the chains of ignorance. For over a century now, this lineage in its present form has been working to help humanity get used to the new energies which raise the level of spiritual consciousness. These cosmic energies which had come into action some time before have become stronger and stronger with passing years, and have made their grip felt on the planet and on everything to be found on it. Their effect is to put an end to the old order so as to bring in a new society and especially a new state of consciousness, by powerfully pushing man towards his inner God (also called soul), this eternal goal – the reason why man had incarnated. Humanity is now entering a long cycle of great Transformation of consciousness. (Parivartan)
Since Kacha Baba at the beginning of the 1900s, the Sacha Masters have been urging humanity to prepare for the era coming in so that man will go through the transition period in the best conditions. They have always insisted on the fact that it is necessary to harmonize with the present energies, and “swim with the current”, otherwise this will create “friction” in both the physical and the spiritual world, and so give rise to problems and even disasters of all sorts everywhere in the world.
Unfortunately, this harmonization process is way behind and humanity’s heart has not changed enough. All over the world we are witnessing both human-made and natural disasters of all sorts as well as several wars where thousand of lives are lost. That is why Maharajji recommends using the OM NAMA SHIVA mantra which is most effective to create change in oneself.
The Sacha lineage – along with their disciples all over the world pray for the smooth transition of Man into the new cycle. The mantras the most used for this are the Prabhu Aapa Jago (1), created by Sacha Baba Kulanandaji for this very purpose, and the Gayatri, a very powerful, ancient mantra. But more help is needed to put the world back in the right direction. Men and women all over the world are needed to pray for the Earth, so that the necessary opening of hearts is speeded up, bringing about a rise in the consciousness of the human race.
————————————————-(1) Prabhu Aapa Jago, Paramatma Jago, Mere Sarava Jago, Saravatra Jago. Dukhaantaka Khela Kaa Anta Karo. Sukantaka Khela Prakash Karo. Which means, Oh God of my heart, wake up in me, supreme Lord wake up, Wake up my whole being, wake up all beings everywhere. End this era of pain and suffering. Bring in the era of joy and bliss.