This will be an extra long post, full of teachings that are crucial for the process of realizing one’s own Self:
Q: Could you expand your explanation of the two types of spiritual ignorance?
A: Yes. In former posts, I established that spiritual ignorance is double:
- Lack of direct Self-experience.
- Ignorance regarding the scriptures.
The first type of ignorance can only be removed by His Grace. No human effort is effective in removing it. You cannot say: “Well, from now on I will have a direct experience of my own Self”. If you could do that, you would be a Self-realized person already and no instruction would be necessary then. Grace comes always from the Self but generally through a human guru who acts as a channel for His Grace, as it were. This is just a way to explain the process to beginners and middle-level aspirants, of course. Remember this is not intended for advanced aspirants, let alone Self-realized people. So, I have to make things as simple as possible despite I the possibility of not being totally accurate the whole time from a strictly technical viewpoint. One of the problems of Trika is the overwhelming scholarship. Trika, in the way it is taught in the original scriptures, cannot be taken directly from original writings by the vast majority of current aspirants (especially in the West) due to their inherent incapacity. It is for more powerful aspirants really, who are endowed with a strong intellect and great wisdom.
If you read a Trika scripture without my detailed explanations, you will understand my words perfectly. Even with my detailed explanations, it is difficult to swallow not only because of numerous Sanskrit terms but also due to the massive scholarship that is always displayed even by minor teachers. The difficulty increases when the master is massive (e.g. Abhinavagupta). The intellect of most current aspirants simply cannot deal with the scholarship and teachings of such massive masters. The greater the teacher the greater the disciple should be. As most disciples nowadays are not that great, the teacher should not be so massive or he will remain alone for the rest of his life, haha.
Fortunately, His Compassion is now massive too and the aspirants have tools like this through which they can advance faster toward Self-realization. Without His causeless Dispensation, nobody will go anywhere. All these teachings about the double ignorance have been stated in the ancient Tantra-s as well as in the scriptures composed by Abhinavagupta, the great Trika Master. Anyway, I do not need all that in order to teach you the subject because I know it firsthand. In fact, when I read Abhinavagupta describing it, I was surprised because I already knew it from my direct experience.
Imagine that this double ignorance is like two giants. The first giant known as lack of direct experience of the Self is too big for you to defeat. So, he will be knocked out by His Grace alone. Anyway, even if this first giant is on the floor, the second one (ignorance regarding the scriptures) is still standing. If the second giant is NOT knocked out by you while your body is alive, you will not be able to enjoy Self-realization during your present lifetime but you will have to await mother death instead. After you die, you will get finally liberated, i.e. you will realize your eternal State of Liberation, because you are the immortal Self who is always Free. But, if you manage to knock out the second giant, you will be able to enjoy Self-realization during your present lifetime, i.e. you will become liberated while living. How hard could be to knock out the second giant? Well, the problem is not only the stature and strength of the giant but the miserable performance of the spiritual warrior, that is, you will not be the most awesome warrior ever but very likely a little dwarf with a little sword in one hand and a tiny shield in the other, hahahahaha. This will make the task harder, obviously, hahaha. It is so funny.
Or else, if you need a more romantic approach to the topic, you can think of the second giant as the Most Beautiful Lady ever, while you, Her suitor, are the ugliest suitor of all times, hahahahahahahaha. So, you will have to try hard for innumerable years and there is no warranty. During the entire process you will be kicked out by that Awesome Lady over and over again, and if you are stubborn like hell you will probably conquer Her in the end before the body falls. The level of stubbornness will have to be insane, be sure. I will make this clear by narrating my own experience later in this article.
Whether you take the “giant” approach or the “Lady” approach, be ready to receive a beating. As I always say, Self-realization is not for timid people. By not timid I do not necessarily mean that you have to be a war hero, no, I mean that your level of tenacity has to be extreme. If you have received Grace but are the type of person that will feel disappointed by the least obstacle, forget about Self-realization during your present lifetime and just sit back and wait for mother death. But if you do not want to wait, prepare to fight. Ignorance regarding scriptures could look like a trifle, but believe me, it will turn out to be a thorn in your ribs, to say the very least. Still, it is the Self who always decides what you will do as far as the giant called “ignorance about the scriptures” because the limited individual is absolutely powerless. In turn, it will be His Grace which will give you the victory in the end. However, rest assured that it will not be cheap. Anyway, it is totally possible to defeat that giant or conquer that Lady during one’s present lifetime if His Grace has been revealed in you.
Q: Still, I do not understand why the second giant is still standing when the first one was knocked out by His Grace.
A: That shows that your intellect is still dull.
A: Because only a dull intellect could ask that. The process of Grace bestowal is taught in the form of, for example, a human guru giving you initiation by a mantra, etc., but the real process is not exactly like that. Grace bestowal is ever present but not revealed to everybody. Grace bestowal is always free because it is divine, and no effort is required on the part of any human guru. When a genuine human guru gives you initiation, Grace bestowal is revealed to you at that time, but it was right there the whole time because it is beyond time. Grace bestowal is beyond space too, and as a result, whether you are in this world or in another, Grace bestowal will follow you like a faithful dog. There is no way that you can be “without Grace bestowal”, see? If you don’t, this is a clear indication that the second giant is still standing. You will have to knock him out then. There is no other way out for you and the rest of aspirants if they want Final Liberation while living. The processes of Grace bestowal are described in a “human way” so the aspirants can understand them, but they are really divine and if your intellect is not divine, you will not be able to comprehend them.
And that is the second giant: ignorance regarding the scriptures, or intellectual ignorance. This is not related to being good at mathematics and the like but to your intellectual performance when dealing with spiritual processes. A good manner to describe the intellect is to call it “a mirror”. So, the Light of your own Self is reflected on that mirror… this way of explaining is very limited because the process is exactly the opposite as that which is inferior (the intellect) cannot reflect the Light of That which is Superior (the Self)… but for now you can interpret the process in that limited way for the sake of convenience. Then, continuing with the inaccurate but useful description, if that mirror is not polished enough, it will not reflect this Light rightly. In other words, despite a direct experience of the Self is right here with you due to His Grace, you will not enjoy this State of the Self because of your dull intellect that is not able to reflect this glorious Light of the Divine. In this case, if your intellect continues in that condition, you will have to wait till mother death knocks on your door. With the withdrawal of the physical body, divine Knowledge in you is released and you finally can enjoy your own essential nature that is Absolute Freedom and Bliss. Can you follow me?
A: Good. Therefore, Grace bestowal is already here with you and it is revealed, in the vast majority of cases, by the initiation of a human guru. But, according to traditional teachings, you need to have some intellectual power to understand the process of initiation or it will be useless. That is only true in the case of human guru-s and not in the case of a divine incarnation. A divine incarnation is the Self Himself appearing in a human form. This topic is extremely complicated… but trust me, if you are fortunate enough as to encounter a divine incarnation, even though your intellect is extremely weak, you will be taken to Self-realization automatically. This is one of the differences between a divine incarnation and a mere human guru. The former does not require anything from the disciple, while the latter requires some intellectual power or the process will not be understood. As the odds for you to meet a divine incarnation are close to null, you are very likely to have facing the second giant if you want Self-realization while your body is alive. In order to do so, you need some intellectual power with you. NO, I am not speaking about an intellect that is good at mathematics or something like that, as I said before. It is about wisdom. How to explain it? For example:
Suppose that you work for a company that sells apples. You work every day for eight hours for that company, and during that time your life is full of apples. Now, if you are like me, you do not like apples, and prefer bananas… nonetheless, you are working for that company and you have to deal with apples for eight hours. Pay attention: all the problems you have with apples there are not your own really but the company’s. The company took you on because its owners could not deal with the apple issue by themselves.
Imagine now that you dislike your job with all those apples, but you fear to lose it. You suffer but anyway you keep working eight hours a day. At a certain moment, you come to hate the entire company because you just do not want to work for it anymore, but still you continue working there. What is happening? A person with a dull intellect rarely thinks about all those things. First: All those problems you are facing during those eight hours at work are NOT yours but the company’s. Second: You suffer because you dislike working there for some reason. Third: Why then don’t you just resign and that is it? A lot of people in the West suffer from this disease known as “I hate my job but I cannot leave it”. If you have some intellectual power, you will ponder over your intriguing situation. You will say: “If I lose my job, I will not have any money. So, money is the problem here… But no, money is only necessary to buy food, pay the bills, etc. So, food, bills, etc. are the problem here… No, because if I do not eat I could die of starvation. So starvation is the problem. No… Maybe fear is the problem. No… If I do not pay bills, I could end up homeless. So, that is the problem… greater suffering. Oh yeah! That’s the problem”. Therefore you are working in that company despite disliking your job only to avoid greater suffering. All in all, you suffer in order to avoid greater suffering, this is the conclusion you finally arrive at. This is the kind of intellectual power I was talking about.
Of course, the question will not be finished there if your intellect is subtler, because what is suffering after all? And you can keep reflecting on the question for another year. However, you do not get Final Liberation like that, by pondering over your bondage by your intellect. And you know from your personal experience, things and people around you seem to bind you every day. Still, you have a rather firm ground to build on, viz. some intellectual power to think about things in your life without merely taking them for granted as most people do. Additionally, that human guru giving you initiation will explain the process to you partially or fully before the initiation. You have to understand him to a certain degree. In short, if your intellect is not up to the task, that initiation will be useless except for if you find a divine incarnation of God, which is like looking for a needle in a haystack, especially at this time when there is no shortage of fools. When you are able to understand initiation, viz. the revelation of His ever-present Grace, the process of Final Liberation starts. With the first giant on the floor, you need an adequate intellect to knock out the second giant: ignorance regarding the scriptures.
Scriptures are sacred because they will forge a new intellect in you from your present broken one. You see this symbolism even in the movies, e.g. a broken sword that is forged again by the Elves. That symbolism has many implications. In this case, it means a new intellect that is forged from a dull one. Anyway, there has to be at least a dull or broken intellect first or no new intellect will emerge. If your intellect is so dull that you cannot understand anything about the process of initiation, His Grace etc., I wonder what you are doing then. You are with that human guru just like a dog. Such situation sounds stupid, right? That is why I always affirm that people who are not interested in attaining Liberation because they think they are already fully liberated are not fit for being initiated and duly instructed. Their intellects are too dull still and they need more births to come to a position where the process of Final Liberation can finally start.
Q: Oh, yes. Now I could finally understand that symbolism of something broken being turned into a new thing. Thanks!
A: Such symbolism has many implications. For example: an ancient philosophy being readapted for a new age. You can find more examples in many aspects of life. This symbolism is not the invention of any writer or director but something that has been passed from teacher to pupil since the beginning of time. Some movies are full of symbolism and you can detect it quickly if you have the intellect to see through the appearances. You frequently find that kind of symbolism not only in movies but also in tales. All these seeds of wisdom were sown by spiritually advanced people as a means to help this humankind as much as possible. Great spiritual personalities of this world are always trying to help humankind as a whole, whether invisibly or visibly. They are the real “celebrities” and not these people you can see in the media called “celebrities”. A blind man cannot guide another blind man, as the old saying states. So, this humankind is always in need of the best beings or the boat will sink. This boat known as humankind is still alive on the face of the earth because of the hard work of those Self-realized people who devoted and still devote their lives to elevating others. Without them, the boat would have sunk a long time ago..
Q: You said you would share your own experience to show how hard it is to knock out the second giant.
A: Yes. This will be a mixture of bad and good news for the aspirants. His Grace was revealed to me by my late guru in 1983, but my serious practice did not begin until 1985, when I started to serve guru intensely. I was practicing since 1985 to 2010 for about eight hours on the average every day. I said average because some days I could practice for fourteen hours (no joke) and other days I practiced for six hours. If you do the math, you will realize that to knock out the second giant in my case was not a stroll in the park. I could keep a kind of “personal life” during the process, but near the end of my spiritual path, the efforts were so intense that my personal life practically disappeared, haha. So funny! I simply had no time to have a personal life. The last months prior to Self-realization were full of strange states as the giant fell down to the ground. When Bliss emerged in the late 2009, I knew that the giant had his days numbered, but he finally fell down several months after that, in the winter of 2010 during a magical night while I was translating like a madman my beloved Śivasūtravimarśinī (the great commentary by Kṣemarāja on venerable Śivasūtra-s, the primordial scripture in Trika). It occurred exactly while I was translating the commentary on the aphorism III.38 of that scripture. Hence my notes of explanation there are so descriptive and full of amazement. When the giant fell down, the old saying “The bigger they are, they more noise they make when they fall” became concrete reality in my case. My disciples already knew all this, but now I am revealing it to other people in order to teach by example.
Q: What is Self-realization like?
A: When Bliss emerged for the first time in the late 2009 (yes, I experienced bliss many times over many years, but by “Bliss” I mean “massive Bliss”), I spend about seven hours in trance, experiencing the pleasure of one orgasm per second, as have I taught you before. I use the pleasure of an orgasm as a unit of measurement in order for the aspirants to have an idea of the intensity of that Happiness. Obviously, Bliss is stronger than a mere orgasm experienced through physical organs because Bliss is divine. Of course, if you do the math again, one hour in such a type of Blissful trance amounts to about ten years of having sex every day approximately. With my seven hours session I had more than enough Bliss, trust me. Practically, it was like seventy years having sex every day. Naturally, I was seriously shocked by the experience. This is one of the reasons why the advanced disciples start to become uninterested in usual sex. When they attain Self-realization, they will become completely uninterested in that. Anyway, they are now Free to do whatever they want with their lives, from opening a spiritual community to opening a cabaret. This sounds scandalous but they are Free for that reason. If they had limitations, they would not be Free like the Self. Fortunately, they usually behave “normally” (i.e. as full of limitations) in society for the most part and no new cabaret are opened, haha. What these Free people do or don’t do cannot be understood by the bound ones, ever. This is completely true.
The Power of the Self is essentially Bliss and when It emerges in an aspirant, that is a clear mark that Final Liberation is approaching. When a king approaches, the court comes first, you know. In the same way, when the Light of the eternally revealed Self is reflected clearly by a polished intellect, His Light starts to be perceptible to the owner of that intellect. At that time, I thought that the giant would fall down immediately… but no, it took about eight more months to knock him out.
During those eight months His Bliss was visiting me more and more till one night He emerged all of a sudden. In reality, He was always there but my intellect could not reflect His Light properly… Yes, this is inaccurate, as I explained before, but it is useful to describe the process for the time being. When my intellect got fully polished by the study of scriptures, it showed the Awesome Self to me. Then, former Bliss turned into massive Relief. As if I’d been carrying a big stone on my back and suddenly was released of my burden. The intensity of such Relief is completely beyond description. That is Self-realization. During the emergence of your State as the Self, you feel that you are completely Free and always unaffected by your mind. Mind simply withdraws like a scared animal. There is no other experience that is more Astonishing than this. Self-realization is, in short, the Most Awesome Experience a human being can have. I am completely certain.
From that time on, for about one year and a half, my practice continued as intensely as before but now totally devoted to helping beginners and middle aspirants. The efforts to attain His Absolute Freedom come to an end when the second giant known as ignorance about the scriptures finally falls, or else, from the romantic viewpoint, when the Lady accepts the suitor as Her Husband. If you do the math again, you could think that you have no chance because maybe you are too old now to spend twenty-seven years fighting like me, or maybe you have a rich personal life that you cannot abandon just like that in order to devote about eight hours every day to the search of Self-realization. The good news is that there are always “discounts”, i.e. generally pupils will not have to make the same amount of effort as their teacher had to make. It took my guru about 34 years to attain Self-realization, if my memory serves me well. It took me about 27, so you could also receive a “seven year discount” or even something better. What about 10 or 15 years? I am not joking.
Remember that I started my fight against the second giant without knowing that I was doing it: my former teachers never explained all these processes to me very clearly like I am teaching them to you right now. I had to learn by direct confrontation with the giant, and next, by reading scriptures written in terrifying Sanskrit along with scholarly commentaries that made me have headaches. Then I could finally get the point that I was fighting my ignorance about the scriptures. Can you follow me?
Q: Yes. So, you are simplifying the things for all the current aspirants.
A: Yes, that is right. To defeat the second giant is always difficult, but now aspirants have many advantages I never had. My late Sanskrit teacher was simply massive. On top of that I had to learn how to write in signs on my own because he did not teach that since it was “too elementary” (no joke). And to make things worse, there are two types of Sanskrit, as it were: Vedic and Classic (also known as Post Vedic). I teach mostly Classic Sanskrit on my website, but my Sanskrit teacher taught only Vedic Sanskrit. Therefore, I had to swallow all that mass of horrific Vedic Sanskrit before learning Classic Sanskrit. I had frequent headaches during his classes because the Master was just too much. After that ordeal, I continued my study of Sanskrit, Trika and other philosophies directly from original scriptures in signs. Yes, there were commentaries by scholars, but they were (and are) extremely difficult to understand. On top of that, all of them in English, and there are no jokes in the middle of all those abstruse teachings to alleviate the student’s pain, haha. Endless hours studying all that made my intellect ready for reflecting His Light as it should. But if I had had a blog like the current reader has available, my experience would have been much less painful.
That is why this is good news to the current aspirants, specially the beginners, they know from the start all about these two giants and the process required to finally knock out the second one. I learned that when I was in the middle of the fight and being smashed by his big foot, hahaha. So, I couldn’t just quit and had to keep fighting. In the same way, if the reader is a middle aspirant, he has probably been fighting the second giant for some time and right now he is learning that he is doing exactly that. Ah, knowledge is always so important. His Grace is always the most important thing in Trika, but knowledge is very important too because without knowledge you cannot defeat the second giant and get Self-realization while living.
The rest of knowledge I gathered came from my other teachers, who were not very “normal”, you know. I spent many years with one of them, and all that was both an excellent and a maddening experience to say the least. That teacher never gave me teachings in a systematic way, rather I had to pick them up little by little during many years. Besides, to be in communities with other people was such an ordeal to me too, but I managed to survive. Current readers of this blog and website will mostly not need to do all that to get Self-realization, which is always good news.
Q: Does His Grace need to be given over and over again?
A: NO. I mean, no genuine human guru needs to give you Grace day after day like a machine gun spitting out bullets, hahaha. That would be childish. Grace bestowal is occurring all the time automatically in everybody but it is not revealed to everybody at the same time. It is only revealed in the case of sincere spiritual aspirants. When a human guru reveals that eternal Grace bestowal to you during initiation, that’s more than enough to knock out the first giant called “Lack of direct experience of the Self”. Consequently, that Self-experience rests there in you but without being fully manifest due to your inadequate intellect, as it were. It is difficult to explain with words. Next, you will have to knock out the second giant called “Ignorance regarding the scriptures” with the constant help of His Grace. When you succeed in removing the second type of spiritual ignorance, Self-realization becomes available to you while your body is alive. If you cannot remove that ignorance, you will have to wait for the natural fall of the body.
In the 1980’s I went to seminaries in order to receive Grace thrice, and even I had to pay for that. It was my fault (my stupidity) and the lack of proper teachers telling me how the spiritual processes really work. You do not have to make the same mistake as me, because I am revealing all this knowledge to you right now and for free.
Q: So, once Grace bestowal is revealed to a pupil during his initiation, the only thing left for him to do is to dissipate ignorance regarding the scriptures?
A: Yes. That pupil has to begin his long journey known as study of scriptures. Of course, he will very probably meditate and use other techniques according to the teachings received from his own human guru, but study of scriptures will be the backbone of his spiritual path. When one studies scriptures, meditation comes spontaneously after a certain period of time, because the intellect needs to assimilate the teachings adequately. Little by little, all the truths stated in those scriptures will be revealed to the pupil. This journey will be long, it will not be easy, because remember that the warrior is generally a dwarf wielding a little sword and a tiny shield, haha. If your guru is good enough, he will make you a better adversary for that second giant. You can end up being a gallant knight armed with a spear and clad in shiny armor, riding a lively steed, who knows? It all depends on the quality of your guru and how good of pupil you are. The second giant cannot be made smaller, but the guru and you can make the warrior a better adversary. The better the warrior, the shorter time it will take to attain Self-realization. From the romantic viewpoint, the more beautiful the suitor, the faster the Lady will accept him as Her Husband. The guru can make up your face and add some charm to you somehow. It is about how skillful he is and how good you are at seducing women, haha. These examples are so funny that I cannot help laughing. All of them come from my crazy inner guru who speaks constantly while I write posts on the blog.
Besides, whether or not you are going to defeat that giant is always dependent on His decisions. For example, if there are certain pupils needing a guru to receive initiation in 2030, He will drive you to defeat the second giant before that date in case you will be that guru. Can you follow me? Or else, if this world needs a great spiritual poet, for example, he will make you defeat the second giant for your amazing poetry to be delivered to future aspirants during your present lifetime. There are innumerable factors to keep in mind. As all this is always superhuman, it is also always none of the limited individual’s business. The only act performed, as it were, by the limited individual is studying scriptures. In this case, as I am teaching Trika system and my Self-realization was realization of the Truth as taught by Trika, you would have to be reading Trika scriptures if you were my pupil. Every philosophical system has its own set of scriptures, which are real intellect purifiers. The intellect is not “dirty” anyway, but it is generally too dull to deal with the Truth properly. It cannot reflect His Light in a right way, and you end up missing out on the Experience of your natural State as the Self while your body is alive. Through the study of the scriptures, your intellect gets duly trained and it starts to reflect His Light (Your Light) rightly. When the process of training is finished, your intellect will serve you well and you will be able to enjoy the Glory and Sap of your own essential nature that is full of Absolute Freedom and Bliss. This Self-realization is the greatest experience a human being can have. There is no pleasure in this world that can be compared to His Revelation.
Q: Could you tell me the titles of the main scriptures that I should start studying?
A: I will do so but not only I will say their names but also the main aphorisms that were most effective in bringing about Self-realization in my own case. Yes, in your case the aphorisms could be others, but this will prove a good guidance to you. I will be quoting them in order of relevance:
- Śivasūtravimarśinī III.38 (this aphorism and its commentary marked my achievement of Self-realization hence they are so important to me)
- Śivasūtravimarśinī I.5 (this aphorism and its commentary show exactly the way in which the Self emerges when the second giant falls)
- Spandanirṇaya I.8 (this aphorism and its commentary produce spontaneous trance due to the deep meaning hidden in those teachings… I have given additional explanation of this aphorism in a previous post)
- Spandanirṇaya I.11 (this aphorism and its commentary contain full Truth about the subject of trances)
- Spandanirṇaya I.18 (this aphorism and its commentary perfectly describe the state of a Self-realized person)
- Pratyabhijñāhṛdayam I.5 (the aspirant who is able to understand the meaning of this aphorism quickly attains Self-realization)
In sum, the scriptures I especially recommend are: Śivasūtravimarśinī and Spandanirṇaya, which include Śivasūtra-s and Spandakārikā-s since the former are the commentaries of the latter. There are other important scriptures too, of course, such as Pratyabhijñāhṛdayam, Parāprāveśikā and Ṣaṭtriṁśattattvasandoha. You can see a complete list of all the scriptures I have translated/composed by a single document: Scriptures translated and composed by Gabriel Pradīpaka. Since not all the scriptures on the list belong to the Trika system, select them carefully. Two scriptures there are completely finished… but on paper… and yet I haven’t been able to publish their translation completely on the website: Spandanirṇaya and Haṭhayogapradīpaka. I translated those scriptures during my studies in Sanskrit in the 1990’s and used simple paper and a pen to do so (not even a typewriter, let alone a computer). I will be publishing them completely along with the respective notes of explanation sooner or later, be sure.
Well, with all that you have more than enough to start fighting the second giant. Yes, you can read the rest of Trika scriptures that are not published on the website yet. I am just recommending the ones I published partially or totally. However, when you read translations of other people, make sure that the translator is decent or you will end up even more confused. I have seen some awful translations of some of the scriptures published on my website. Be careful or the second giant will smash you from the very start as your sword and shield will be practically nonexistent due to the erroneous understanding generated by those awful translations.
Q: What guru-s, authors or translators could you recommend in case someone wants to read other translations or interpretations of the same or different scriptures you mentioned?
A: I have not read the works of all the guru-s, authors and translators, of course, but Svāmī Lakṣmaṇa Joo, Jaideva Singh and Paul Eduardo Muller-Ortega are specially recommended. I have read their writing and I have never seen a single error or a crazy interpretation of Trika scriptures. All in all, they are fully reliable in my opinion.
Q: Why are you revealing all this?
A: Because my spiritual name, Pradīpaka, was given to me due to my nature of “one who throws light”. Therefore, I throw light on the meaning of the scriptures and on spirituality as a whole. It is my essential nature to do all that. I do not like to keep secret what is to be revealed. I do not like people making a secret out of everything, or who embark on studying “mysterious” things that they never reveal completely. I am not a friend of “mysteries”. Every time I can lift the veil covering some mysteries, I just reveal all that for the good of people. Some pupils always tell me that I should not reveal this or that, but they do not know what is about to come to them next. There will be always fools trying to use all this sacred knowledge in order to cheat other people. They are cheating themselves really because one cannot get Final Liberation by cheating other people. And if they do not attain Final Liberation they will remain in the hands of the Power of the Self, which can become terrifying at every moment as any book on human history reveals. So, all those fools using this holy knowledge to cheat and deceive other people, or to merely do businesses, they will be caught by the Power of the Self sooner or later. When they are caught, they always complain that it’s unfair, but believe me, it’s is completely fair!
Besides, the magnitude of foolishness of this humankind is increasing quickly. You can notice this on the Web, on TV and the rest of media. When foolishness is too high, the Power of the Self sends people to restore the balance. If the balance is not restored, the Power of the Self sweeps away a civilization and creates a new one. I can say that at present the danger of being literally removed from the face of Mother Earth is more real than ever. Therefore, for this or other reasons all these sacred matters cannot be kept hidden any more. On the contrary, they need to be revealed right now for the quantity of Self-realized people to increase, which will restore the balance and this humankind will have another chance. For example, if you analyze the performance of humankind during the last century, people have been killing each other for years. There was even a “cold war”. The pest known as “war” continued during the last decade one way or another as well. The level of “moronism” is too high. Yes, from the viewpoint of the Self all that is His Play, but from the viewpoint of the limited individual it is a tragedy.
As a result, this humankind has no extra time to keep tolerating cheaters, people making money on sacred matters and the like. Time is simply running out. Therefore, it is no surprise that all these teachings start to emerge naturally from the Core of the Self. Well, hopefully you could understand me.
Q: I think so!
A: Excellent! Summarizing my teachings: revelation of Grace bestowal removes the first type of ignorance, but the second one is removed through the study of scriptures. This study will make your intellect adequate for the reflection of the Light of His State. Once you have obtained the revelation of His Grace through, generally, a genuine human guru, that paves your way to Self-realization. If you cannot remove your ignorance about the scriptures during your present lifetime, don’t worry because you will become completely liberated when your body dies naturally. And if you manage to remove your intellectual ignorance during your present lifetime, you will be able to enjoy Your essential State as the Self while living. So, when one gets His Grace, everything will be good news to him from then on.
See you soon!