The Harms of an
experiences induced by drugs or other artificial means are symptoms of
insanity and very dangerous. They can drive a person mad for millennia,
life after life.
In the world of mind there
is nothing but chaos. No matter how much harmony you create in your mind,
soon new problems arise. The only solution to the problems of mind and
life on earth lies in the experience of immortality, of our true being,
which is divine light.
But such an experience has
to arise naturally, not by force. Even if it comes to you as a gift, it is
artificial and cannot last because you have not really worked for it and
it is not the result of a natural evolution. The world of the Divine
within us is causeless, uncreated. We may build an artificial sun through
technical progress, but we can never create the light that is our soul. It
is unborn and eternal. An all-independent light. Dipeshvara. The
experience of this Dipeshvara is the goal of our life. All our mantras
lead to this fantastic Light of lights. From there a current of wisdom,
peace, joy and harmony flows into our mind and intelligence.
Mantras purify the inner
being and mind and prepare it for the experience of this inner world of
light. They describe the nature of the Divinity enshrined in our own true
Self which is the source of all knowledge and perception, all intuition
and revelation, all realisation and wisdom.
No mental function
deserves the name intelligence or reason. Intelligence lies in the pursuit
of timeless values, ideals and principles, that spring from the inner
Light in us. Everywhere in this house butter-lamps are burning, reminding
us of this Light. This Light is the content of all our mantras. We are
impelled to contemplate and meditate on this Light each time we repeat a
mantra and reflect on its meaning. And once we grow perceptive to this
inner Light we are visited by beings from higher worlds. Immortal saints
and sages appear before us.
Outer circumstances keep
changing. This is the nature of life in this world. But once one is
inwardly rooted in the divine Light in one's soul, one is saved and
becomes a centre of boundless inner satisfaction, perfection, bliss,
sanctity, divinity and light.