Devotion, Surrender, and Friendship – The Superhighway to Brahman

Paradise sunrise, August 14, 2021
Paradise sunrise detail, August 14, 2021

“So those who communicate to the mind of the Master, naturally keep on deriving from all that is there in the cosmic mind. And those who are not able to make the connection with the Master, naturally lag behind in their efficiencies”
– On Guru Dev (1961) – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

This quote points to the fastest way for our spiritual evolution – aligning ourselves with the Cosmic mind of the Master. There is another quote as well from Maharishi that speaks to this process:

“When you are appreciating creation as much as the Creator, then the Creator will ask, ‘Who is appreciating my creation as much as me. Let me see this person.”

Perfection: This is the perspective of Brahman; Brahman personified, just as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi or Guru Dev, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, are Cosmic life personified. This highest point of human evolution means complete Cosmic synchrony. Everything is now gone, except Totality, Brahman – the perfect paradox.

So how do we catch and hold the attention of such perfected Beings, so that their wisdom floods us like the ocean?

Certainly, devotion, born of overwhelming love, is a first step. Though we must remember that the entire Creation is devoted to those living Brahman, so our contribution must be greater than this, in order to stand out.

Prayer and proximity to the Master are natural desires associated with devotion, which can be satisfied by working for Him, doing prescribed sadhana, reading His works, and listening to His satsangs.

The next step in the process is surrender, innocent surrender, much as we surrender the surface of the mind to the mantra, in Transcendental Meditation (TM). Only now, in activity. This begins with our established devotion, and then removes any option of withholding ourselves to the Master, similar to losing the TM mantra to samadhi, Cosmic bliss. Surrender.

As we progressively surrender to the Master, aligning our mind and body through His taught practices and wisdom, we begin to take on the same characteristics. Not very quickly, though! 🙂

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is Cosmic alignment. Although the process is assured, we must do so much to prepare; maximum purity and clarity, and this comes from ongoing alignment to the Master.

This also has no relationship to a physical proximity with the body of a Cosmic Master, such as Sri Brahmananda Saraswati or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. There are those fortunate to have served these great souls while they were here on Earth, though the alignment to their Cosmic minds is available to anyone diligent, wise, and devoted enough, to begin to live their descriptions of Cosmic life, of Brahman, regardless of location.

We transcend the Self into its full Cosmic Reality, into complete wholeness. The Self doesn’t leave, it is transcended to its fullest extent, and the [subjective] experience changes, blossoms into Brahman, Totality, living Cosmic life.

By aiming for our highest goal, Brahman, fully established in surrender, at some point the Master must take notice, and when they do, the Cosmic oceans are released into our awareness, regardless of what work we are involved with here on Earth, our dharma.

To sustain this relationship, something I have long referred to as ‘a seamless relationship with Divinity’, we must be generating our own Cosmic momentum too, in order to keep up.

We bring our Cosmic personality to the table, as we would in any friendship. Though it is impossible to forget the greatness of these Saints, and we naturally and comfortably retain our innocent attitude of devotion and surrender, no matter how evolved we may think we are.

We continue our spiritual programs and our work on Earth, only more and more in an environment of assured success and support, and a deepening friendship with Divinity, the Cosmic imperative. As a result, Cosmic solutions abound, and our life gradually takes on the same quality.

~ All Glory to Guru Dev, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ~

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West.

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