Speech by Prof. Anil Kumar to
foreign and Indian devotees on July 29th 2001
Some salient, if not relevant points
from Swami's discourse to the students
at the Institute auditorium a few days ago was enumerated by Prof.
Kumar when he spoke to foreign and Indian devotees this Sunday (July
morning. The gist of it is as follows:
1. That, the students as well as those devotees who are
Him are comparable to frogs sitting on the lotus flower itself and
aware that they are dwelling on a treasure house, while foreigners
to Swami travelling long distances are coming to enjoy and absorb
love and divinity a much as they can hold, like the honey bees
straight for the honey itself. Those mostly near Bhagavan do not
how fortunate they are to be at such proximity to the divine,
fritter away their time on matters that would take them further
away from God.
2. That, it is impossible for anyone to realise God, even
as long as he or she believes God is outside. You can never
when you keep looking for Him outside, let alone experience His 'Presence'.
Most of you who are too close to Me, physically, are unable to
look for Me
within you because you keep looking at My outer form and seek
this form. You cannot find Me, nor experience Me, when you keep
yourself that 'I AM' outside you. To make you change your vision,
you look within you alone, I have stopped giving you 'Padanamaskar'
3. That, Swami is a little more withdrawn from you, and this is
some pain to most of you. But Swami does not do anything without a
Everything Swami does is for your own good alone. This single move,
including denial of padanamaskar alone on My part, I expect, would
look within, go within, and draw you closer to Me, Who is already
you. Many of you have been with Swami for so long and you have not
You are not seeking Me really. Your external proximity is only
ego and you cannot get away from your feeling that Swami is close
to you. By
My external denial I am forcing you within, shredding your ego and
you humble so that you may have a clearer vision of Me within you.
assured that I am in you, and you are in Me. We are ONE.
4. That, you attribute everything that happens around you, even
about Swami, according to your own feelings. You say, "It was a
darshan today" or "Swami was so radiant this morning" etc., as if
it was a
'bad darshan' yesterday or Swami looked 'ordinary' the previous
project your own feelings and the surrounding, nay even Swami,
your own feelings! You must be ever vigilant, ever ready, for He
you when you are least prepared, and a wonderful opportunity for a
experience of the divine might be lost. He alone knows when you
ready and can catch you at that moment.
5. That, you should learn to see good in what you think is bad.
bad are one and the same, obverse of the same coin. They are
interdependent and interconnected. What you consider not so good
temporary; it turns out to be good at the end. You may be unhappy
does not give padanamaskar nor interact with you much. But the
good side of
it is that you will grow spiritually and transform yourselves
introspection, humility and sincerity.
6. That, you should see divinity in everything. Worship picture
but do not reduce God into a mere picture. See God in everybody,
everything. Every person is God, repositories of the divine. They
and moving temples of God and deserve the same devotion and love
that is due