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So, we have discussed where one should seek God: not somewhere up in the sky but in the depth of the multidimensional universe. And one has to begin searching for Him not far in the cosmos but in one’s own chest — in one’s own spiritual heart, which begins its growth in the anahata chakra, which is called also the middle dantian.
We have also agreed that the word God (with capital G) in the first place must be interpreted as Primordial Consciousness that dwells in the deepest and subtlest primary plane of the multidimensional universe. This Primordial Consciousness is One for the whole universe and therefore for all living beings, including people who live on our planet. And the fact that the word God sounds differently in different languages does not mean that there are many Gods or that various nations that inhabit the Earth have their own God. The words Sun and Earth, too, sound quite differently — when spoken by people of different nationalities in their native languages, but it does not mean that people of each country have their own sun or that each nation lives on its own planet.
But we have not discussed yet all the aspects of the definition of the word God. One may ask: “What is the meaning of the thesis that God is Everything, which was proposed by Vedanta?” Or other questions may arise, like “What is Christian Trinity?”, “What is Brahman?”, “Are there planetary Gods-Demiurges?”, “How should I understand the assertion that Jesus, Babaji, Sathya Sai Baba — each of Them — is also God?”, “How can I reconcile the Vedantic thesis that Brahman is Absolutely Everything with Krishna’s assertion that there is a yet higher level of the Divine Consciousness — Ishvara or God-the-Father?”… Let us make it perfectly clear.
First of all, we should not regard various pagan deities since they have nothing to do with the ideology of a serious seeker of God. Those deities are what people were fantasizing about before they received the knowledge about One Universal God. There was plenty of those pseudo-religious fairy tales in ancient Greece, Rome, India, Arabian countries, and Russia. Let us leave those characters to folklorists’ studies and continue with a serious scientific approach based on experimental study of Truth and information provided directly by God.
So, what is the Absolute? This word means absolutely Everything that exists in the universe. And what does exist in the multidimensional universe? First of all — it is the Creator Himself. Material constituent of the Creation and consciousnesses of all levels, other than that of the Creator, are just a small Part of the Absolute. Furthermore, the Creator pervades the whole Creation with Himself. The Creation, consisting of various manifestations in various eons, is like a multidimensional layered pie, in which the primary layer dominates the rest. At the same time this “pie” is One Whole.
There exists only All, One Whole Multidimensional All — this is not only one of the most important themes for meditation, but also an undoubted truth that reflects the Absolute.
But we, people, are we integral parts of the Absolute?
The answer is yes and no.
On one hand, we are like blood-cells in the multidimensional Body of the Absolute: we are negligibly small compared to It, incapable of separate existence and dependent on It in everything, although having a certain freedom of movement within Its Body.
But on the other hand, from the standpoint of these “cells” as opposed to the Body of the Absolute as Macro-Organism we, as souls, are undoubtedly separate from Him. Moreover, we possess a significant amount of free will, which the Creator granted to us.
The point is that we, having come into existence as separate souls have to return to the state of non-separateness, or non-duality, with God in His “basic” eon.
The thesis that we are originally identical to the Creator and even that we do not have any free will at all, proposed by some, can serve only as a theme for meditation, though quite an effective one, that calls upon us to merge with Him.
In reality, the free will is the mechanism of natural “sorting” of people by the ethical criterion: do we observe the rules of life suggested by God, do we aspire towards merging with Him in Love? How our destinies form depends on decisions we make in this respect.
The level of our philosophic and religious knowledge and the intensity of our efforts on transforming ourselves in accordance with the Will of God determine our moving from one eon to another, in particular. As it should be clear from everything said above, it depends not on our actions, but on our prevailing emotional status: whether we accustomed ourselves to living in coarse or subtle emotional states.
If we have accustomed ourselves to living in the “heavy” and coarse states of malice and hatred, we are going to share the diabolic abode with those who feel the same way.
But if we have lived in the subtle and tender states of love, we naturally get into the harmony and purity of paradise.
If we have lived a dull life without falling into particularly coarse emotional states but without pronounced subtlety of the consciousness, after the death of the body we find ourselves in the “gray” eons of the Creation.
In order to settle in it, one must possess not only subtlety of the consciousness but also Wisdom. One can gain it through increasing the level of one’s erudition, intellectual work, active service to other people with good deeds and persistent aspiration towards cognition of God.
… The Holy Spirit is an aggregate of Divine Individualities coming out of the Abode of the Creator. The cosmic function of the Holy Spirit is to supervise the evolution of all souls of lower levels of development. It is the Holy Spirit Who organizes and supervises our destinies. He does it Himself, directly or by calling to assistance numerous spirits that possess various qualities, either “paradisiacal” or “diabolic”.
When we perceive the waves of bliss coming from somewhere in response to our righteous thoughts or actions — this is the Holy Spirit manifesting Himself. In such instances people say that He is granting us His Blessing. Special meditative techniques allow one to get into frequent blissful contacts with the Holy Spirit quite easily.
… In order to clarify the meaning of the word Brahman we need to say a few words about the ancient Indian philosophical system of knowledge called Vedanta. This is important for us since Sathya Sai Baba, the Avatar of modern age, addressing Hindus, educated within the Vedanta tradition, often uses the terminology of this particular philosophic school.
The Vedanta philosophy originated in India even before Krishna and was based on the pagan teachings of the four Vedas. At that time Indian people did not know about the existence of Ishvara — God-the-Father (i.e. the Creator Who dwells in His Abode). This was the reason why Brahman was considered by the Vedanta philosophy as the Supreme Godhead and even as the Absolute.
It was Krishna Who told people of India about God-the-Father. Later God declared the same Truth through Jesus Christ and Muhammad to the people of Israel and of all modern Christian and Islamic worlds. But people of both India and the Christian world failed to preserve this knowledge about God-the-Father, which exceeded their ability to comprehend. They almost completely forgot about His existence, having switched their attention to ancient fairy-tale characters (in India) or to some imaginary deified characters in mass Christian sects (for more details see ).
… There is the last question out of those listed in the beginning of this chapter that we have not answered yet, namely: what is the Trinity?
There exists God-the-Father — the Supreme Primordial Consciousness — Who dwells in the subtlest eon of the multidimensional universe, on the other side of the Mirror relatively to the multidimensional aggregate of the Creation. He is the Highest Goal for all people.
His primary Manifestation, His Representative, an active Manager and Supervisor of all life on any populated planet is the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes God-the-Father manifests Himself by incarnating in a human body. Those embodied Parts are people who attained the Creator in the past. In different languages They are called Messiahs, Avatars, Christs, etc.
In other words, the Trinity is the Creator, the Holy Spirit, and a Christ; in Bhagavad Gita’s terms, it is Ishvara, Brahman, and an Avatar.
But, as Jesus Himself explains , the term Son is not at all felicitous in this context, since everyone should learn to see God as their Father-Mother and themselves as His son or His daughter.