Darwin’s Gospel of Evolution

“Marry, multiply, let the strongest live, and the weakest die.” Do not look for “Respectable following.” They say: “Such and such a companion of yours is good for nothing” Rama: Even a nothing (cipher) increases the value of a figure ten times being placed on the right side. Thus even the lower class of people as followers increase the power of a sect. Dear would-be Teachers and Reformers: Waste no time with the high officials who have sold their liberty for a hundred to a thousand rupees a month, whose energy -is sucked by the Government, whose vitality is sapped by the routine-work (an orange all sucked). What can you get from the vile remnant of meatless bones chewed dry and thrown away by foreigners? Worshipful and honourable Thakurs of stone whose very honour consists in their slavery. To Reformers The root of the tree of nationality are women, children, and Sudras. The so-called higher classes are only the fruit Neglect the root and you deprive yourself of everything. Your personality might be exalted through rich men, but Truth will advance through poor people. Seek the poor and as to the rich let them follow the line of least resistance. Dharma àLawàEternal Law When great ideas have once been into the world and formulated, they may he misrepresented, thwarted, or even defeated and made to retire for a time into the back-ground, but they are destined not to perish and they continue to live a life of their own till in the fullness of time the advance of human thought and morality reaches a stage of evolution when it...

Vedanta in practice – The Ancient Greeks

In the act of self-sacrifice for promoting the interests of the State, every citizen became conscious of spiritual freedom, and as it were, realized his “True Self.” As Thucydides says of the citizens of ancient Athens, “their bodies they devote to their country, as though they belonged to other men; their true self is their mind which is most truly their own when employed in her...

Organization

Your league should be with Truth alone. Even if you are obliged to stand alone, live with Truth, die in Truth. If on the ethereal heights of Truth-living thou art left alone, the Sun of Righteousness should be companion enough for you. Comrades will begin to pour in by taking the living suggestion from you. That organization will be natural. Don’t run after organizing. I do not want to produce any converts. I simply live the Truth. Truth requires no defence and defenders. Does the sunlight require any apostles and messengers? I do not spread the truth, the Truth speeds through me. If the people of India all forsake me, what care I? I am the Truth. Jesus, his own people forsook him, rejected him, what of that, then? Other nations, who were his spiritual neighbours, took him up. If the past and present generations cast me out, all future is mine, as sure as the Sun must rise tomorrow. Every new discovery of Truth always starts with a minority of one. Do the Vedanta texts say the same things? Did Shams-i-Tabrez sing the same melody? Did the strong Gopal Singh and sweet Bulla shah of the Punjab chant the same hymn? Did Christ babble the same Truth? That is nothing to me* Let millions of people before me have seen the same moon, my ‘Id comes when I see her. * * * * Shankar’s great mistake was that he did hide his light beneath a bushel. Why waste his time in torturing the old texts to squeeze out the Truth which was to him a matter of...

Saving Advice

Whatever happens, O man of God, trace its ultimate cause in your own self, instead of wasting your time and energy in criticising others for it. Raise yourself to Godhead and the whole chain of causation in the universe becomes immediately subservient to you. The matters seemed to go amiss only when you were “centre out.” There is but one Reality. You might observe how the wave has broadened at some distance from you and how it is working in others (to read the properties of things), but bear always in mind that it originated from you and none else. * * * * If the evil-counsellors seemingly are to blame, why did you draw them to you by developing tower affinity? If others begin to judge your companions before you in regard to the matters concerning you, take their words as coming from the dupes of foreign historians writing about the motives of ancient Hindus in a learned style. You know better than any adviser. Of what use is your Vedantic wisdom, if you are to be guided by the worldly wise? Remember, you alone are to blame for what transpires around you. Correct yourself first and all else will become corrected or corrigible, never otherwise. Let the order for correction to the environments go through the right channel, i.e., with the royal seal of your true redeemed Godhead. OM! * * * * Anything that a magistrate wants to carry out on personal authority not as the benches order will be mischief-breeder, but even a constable, with the uniform on, can seize any official. * * *...

Society or Solitude ?

Our safety is in the skill with which we keep the diagonal line. Solitude is impracticable and society fatal. We must keep our head in the one and our hands in the other. Keep your independence, yet do not lose your sympathy. Says Montesquieu: “Countries are well cultivated not as they are fertile, but as they are free.” And the remark holds not less _ but more true of the culture of men than of the tillage of land. * * * * “It is too late to be studying Hebrew (Sanskrit); it is more important to understand even the slang of today.” – Thoreau. Apparent contradictions in Bhagavad Gita I. (a) Yadgatvaa na nivartante taddhaama paramam mama (b) Sambhavaami yuge yuge II. (a) Chaturvidhaa bhajante maam… Jnaani tvaatmaiva me matam VII 16-17 (b) Yogi exalted above all. VI 46 III (a) Nahi Jnanena sadrisam pavitramiha vidyate Tatsvayam Yogasamsiddhah kaalenaatmani vindanti IV 38 There is in this world no means of sanctification like knowledge and that one perfected by devotion finds in one’s self in time. In Aitareya Brahman, the glory of the Saurian is declared to be higher than that of the Rik. In the Chhandogya Upanishad, the same is said to be the essence of the Rik. Shankar declares the Saman as more weighty. Gita speaks the same way, Now Manu, IV, 123-124 declares the sound of Sama-Veda unholy. Apastamba Dharma-Sutra groups the Saman sound with the noises of dogs and asses, Gita refers to the duties of Caste depending upon inner qualities. Apastamba and Manu inculcate the prerogatives of Caste expressly depending on heredity. Mark the...