How to Enlighten the World

Yellow freestone peach, August harvest 2021, Paradise

This is how we become true Sidhas, owners of Creation, and are able to accomplish even the largest tasks, through our relationships with Divinity.

When I first read Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita in 1977, a question came to mind: If an enlightened person’s desires are all fulfilled, and the desire is for world peace, then why doesn’t it happen instantaneously?

Oh, how naive… 😊 The answer: each of us has personal, unresolved karma – aka ‘baggage’. The accumulated global karma cannot be dealt with instantly, by anyone.

There is a grand cosmic dance between a person and their karma, an ongoing cosmic education that cannot be interrupted. Quite beautiful really, and any negative effects can be smoothed out with wisdom. After many years of resolving my own karmas, clearing them, this has led me to an ever increasing ability to resolve the karma of others also.

This is my job now, to sustain peace and full harmony silently in my community, currently about a one-hundred mile radius in my immediate attention, and expanding from there. Also minimizing negative events and suffering coming to my attention from anywhere, by absorbing them into the Cosmic vastness, and resolving what is left with unconditional love.

It may sound fancy or strange when written down, but it is as easy as peach pie! It becomes a happy and sustained silent practice, to satisfy the Cosmic heart.

This is also a cumulative skill, built innocently by following my desire, and checking for results. Innocently and comfortably – this doesn’t come from a desire to force anything, solely to help, a cooperation. The technique if I can call it that, consists of deepening my relationship with all that is sattvic and celestial, Divinity, the masters of true power, design, and manifestation.

By becoming closer to such beings, I am also shown how they work, and how to enlist their aid. Certainly by prayer and supplication, and also by enlivening their influence everywhere, wherever the attention goes. Even into these words.

Along with this work or play, however it looks, is one critical element that Maharishi emphasized:

“Doubt is the enemy of Immortality”.

What this means, is, as we move forward into greater spiritual proficiency, our path is ours alone, and we must be careful to both confirm our progress, and proceed easily, without letting doubt poison the whole thing.

Then, Cosmic life is ours, and miracles become synonymous with daily life. I am not overstating this last bit – Cosmic law always brings us far more than we surrender.

~ Jai Guru Dev ~

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.

2 thoughts on “How to Enlighten the World

  1. It is certainly good to hear that better times are ahead of us. Especialy considering what is going on around the world. Right now talibans in Afghanistan are the latest news of horrors going on thousands of years on this planet.
    We have a saying here in Slovenia: ” Umirajoč konj brca najmočneje preden umre.” It means: “A dying horse kicks the hardest before it dies.”
    Maybe these extreme and complex manifestations of ego’s madness are the signs of the end of the ego’s “kingdom”.
    Just like in personal life, the pathology shows up in our thoughts and emotions and later, if we are still blind, in our relationships and our wider social circle before it is healed, the same is going on on the collective level. But many times it is so hard…


  2. Yes, the things going on now are just happening more quickly, so karma of all kinds returns to us more quickly, forcing us to be more accountable and more responsible for ourselves. That is it – a big change for those not paying attention to their cosmic nature. Sri Brahmananda Saraswati used to say keep your bags packed. He didn’t mean in the final sense, though it is good to be as self-sufficient as possible.


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