Living Brahman is living transcendence, Cosmic Dharma, nothing that can be held back on Earth. Just the contrary, as more of Totality reveals itself to us through our quiet observation, acceptance and humility, we can see a little further up ahead. The inevitable sequences of time, space, and the dynamic and unifying dimension of love, are revealed here on Earth, played out both intimately and vast, personally and en masse, always recognizable in the enveloping context of Cosmic Life.
Stamina and focus are required. The focus that comes naturally from our deepening and developing relationship with the Grand Creation, the three worlds [Heaven, Earth, and Hell], and all manifestation and Silence therein; Totality. The desires that form naturally from this focus, the desires for a better life for all, the quiet wishes of a pure heart are carried forward with a timeless stamina.
How many times did the sun rise before we were born, awakened, and transcended onto full enlightenment? How many moon-sets were marked until we lived a life in fullness, edging the world forward into global reunion? On the one hand we cannot know exactly how long our service in a particular vein may be needed – So we remain steadfast and both wait it out with patience and dignity, while simultaneously praying, wishing and locking onto such supplications, insisting so strongly on our own transformation in service to their fulfillment, that the Heavens cannot help but take notice.
As the world increasingly fills with myriad choices on what to do, and confers virtual breakpoints of success or failure at every conceivable conclusion, a calm focus on Divinity and steady progress in all areas of life, personal and global, can still be realized. Rather than be slaves to the least of our needs, we can not only achieve all of our personal dreams, we can also apply the same skills of patience and unwavering focus on reaching our global goals.
Just as we take the mantra innocently and let go the same way in meditation, so do we gauge and feel our global desires lightly, and shepherd them forth, by whatever means available. The abiding paradox of Brahman arises again and again, demanding both total involvement and investment, while having no attachment to the fruits of our actions.
Here in the most dramatic and critical context of sin and death, excerpted from an interview in 2002, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains the role of karma in fulfilling our desires. Only when all of our karma has been resolved can we be assured of living Immortality, Brahman, Totality, and Divinity:
MAHARISHI: “Everyone has to go sometime or the other. And the basic principle about going or surviving is that no one — now listen to me — no one is responsible for giving any difficulty or any pleasure to anyone.
Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One’s own karma, one’s own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever.”
Question to Maharishi: If someone treats me harshly, if someone shoots me or kills you or harms a baby, how was the victim a participant in that, other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time?
MAHARISHI: “He is the carrier of my own influence. As you sow, so shall you reap. It’s a very old proverb of mankind. As you sow, so shall you reap.
Sometime you may have killed that man, and then sometime now he comes to kill you.
What we have done, the result of that comes to us whenever it comes, either today, tomorrow, hundred years later, hundred lives later, whatever, whatever.
And so, it’s our own karma. That is why that philosophy in every religion: Killing is sin. Killing is sin in every religion. Whosoever sins, whoever is killed, it doesn’t matter. It’s a sin.
And sin in the will of God is a punishable offense. Because when you sin, when you’ve killed some man, what you are killing? You are killing the cosmic potential within the individual.
Individual is cosmic. Individual potential of life is cosmic potential. Individual is divine deep inside. Transcendental experience awakens that divinity in man. And when you kill a man you deprive him of that birthright of it.
It is the right of everyone to rule the world, to dominate in whole nature of the universe. Master of the universe is every man’s potential insight, cosmic potential. When you kill a man like that you deprive him from getting to his human right.
It’s a human right to live Divinity.”