To state a defining characteristic of Brahman, it is an abiding paradox. This seems obvious, as Brahman is manifest Totality, and as such dynamically converts all duality into completion, apparent conflict into resolution. This is the paradoxical nature of Brahman.
In terms of global dynamics, Brahman enjoins all the power of the Divine to accomplish its goals. It is an endlessly revolving dance between Divinity and Brahman, with Brahman manifesting the desire cosmically, and Divinity carrying out the cosmic desire as the nature of Divinity. Everybody wins. Joy and happiness begin to grow stronger on our beloved planet Earth.
As another paradox, Brahman derives all of its power, Cosmic Will, as a result of surrender, not control. To gain the ability of the stars, Brahman relinquishes everything, instead relying on the innate intelligence, discrimination, and compassion of Divinity to carry out the desire of Brahman, Cosmic Will. This is the abiding nature of Brahman.
The individual has no control – He is drowned in the Cosmic ocean, ever surrendered to its flow, and at the same time, the necessary yearnings of the pure heart, of the individual must be heard by Divinity, representing all of humanity – a basic desire for the release of suffering, release from the loss of hope, released into a space of calm, of nascent dreams, of success and peacefulness for all, global good.
Many years ago, I heard about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s dream for world peace. Tirelessly He spread His message. His was not simply an empty plea, but came with the creation of a structure that would enable the awakening of the atman within each practitioner of the Vedic knowledge He brought globally; Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Siddhis programs. (There are many programs to enhance our knowledge of ourselves and live the consequences. I mention Maharishi’s because I am most familiar with them.)
The science behind this lifelong effort was that by awakening each of us to our essential nature, the ability to look within would again become a normal part of life, leading to individual, familial, social, national and global balance.
However, such a structure was created within a world of free will, with endless variables as to its eventual success or failure. Absolutely out of Maharishi’s control. In such a situation, attempting to catalyze a global spiritual revolution, the purity of the desire is as important as anything done to further its fulfillment. This is because Brahman as the supplicant has no control, yet uses its access to Totality, the three worlds, to engage the resources of Divinity for its success.
How? By complete and abject surrender, prostrating at the feet of the Saints, Gods, Goddesses and the source of the source, Mother Divine. Giving everything, emptying oneself out in service, waking, dreaming, and sleeping. And yet, control eludes Brahman, though confidence in the success of the desire remains.
Maharishi attempted everything, contacting heads of state, even creating a symbolic World Government to further His dream of a peaceful world. Singularly focused. In the fifty-plus years of spreading His knowledge, another world war has been averted and there are quiet signs of less violence here and there. However, even with careful tending of that beneath the soil, a massive crop had not yet sprouted.
Until now. Messy as it is, the global calls for equality for all are highlighting so many injustices, simply by focusing on that one wrong, the imbalance, the adharma being done to so many. Just as world peace was the prior focus, and continues to be held in our hearts, so have we reached a place of collective awareness, collective calm, to unify in favor of regaining our birthright for equality. Restoring global Dharma.
This support has come about not only through a collective rise in consciousness, but also as a result of our ever connected world, transmitting ideas at light speed, winner take most.
All it took was for the world to stand still for a bit, go into “lockdown”, global enforced self-reflection. Naturally now, the biggest problems are rising to the surface, becoming obvious in the global mind, the collective awareness, moving towards full revelation and a path towards solutions, instead of the age-old repression – guided not by science, religion, or politics, but by everyone’s heart’s desire. We are all in this together.
Quite a masterpiece of cosmic engineering in motion. Thank You, Global Family. 🙂