|Satsang –||Volume 20, Number 2: February 15, 2017|
Shashwat Shyam — Eternal Shyam
Letter From Swamiji
Dearest One, who knows Me as his own Highest Self,
Iam now eighty-eight years of age and, according to the Eesha Vasyam Upanishad, it has been stipulated that a human being should live at least one hundred years with health, happiness and all the gifts given to him by God as the precious life of a human being. Therefore, you are knowledgeable about the end of the body—whether the Upanishad speaks of it, or prakriti, the material science, speaks of it, the body has to end one day. And I have been speaking about the truth, love and knowledge, which is our true nature, the original Being Self, that the Self is Amaram (Immortal), the Self is Madhuram (Indivisible), and the Self is the source of all the forms, whether sentient or insentient.
Therefore, I sign this letter with these words that nobody who knows Me should entertain any worry about the end of the body. And when I have left the body, it will certainly be a paper or wooden body, or body of mud. Thus, nobody should feel sorry that Self Awareness, or Shyam Awareness, has disappeared, so it became non-present.
I am specially writing that I am freed because I was not born, nor did I act anything for the sake of any wishes in order to fulfil the mind’s desire. Rather, Guru or God has made me appear and has pleasantly taken me into his own Self. There was no duality—neither then, nor now, nor will there be at any time. It has been Oneness, which is forever omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent. It was just an appearance for human beings, who saw me as a body and thought that I was working, helping, teaching or living. I have been the Space, and the Space I will be forever. Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum.
The Gita verses, when they are chanted, will tell you the essential meaning of my Existence: I am never cut by weapons, I am never wet by water, I am never blown by the wind, and I certainly am not burnt by fire. Krishna is Pure Existence, and this Existence has always been the same—pure, free, forever. Only I spoke Krishna’s words almost every day to you, so that you should know and realize you are the same.
Nainam chhindanti shastrani
Hari Shyam Shyam Shyam
Your own Highest Self,
The body, which was in the form of clothes, appeared to be visible to the people of the family and to people all around. In that form I carried pran (energy) and mind, and from Shuddh Chaytan (Pure Consciousness) I kept speaking. Yet people understood my body to be life.
Therefore, when the I-body has no truth or reality, now all the people of the family and of the world, or people who see form, should understand that I was never born and I have never died. The body was made of the five tattwas (elements) along with the threads of the three gunas (qualities), which all belong to nature and which kept functioning in the form of the body.
That form, with which the updaysh, or teachings, were given to people, was only for their liberation, or for their attainment of Atma (Self), or Brahm (Oneness). When the body does not remain, at that time, that which is Atma—the Self, Brahm, Paramatma, the Supreme Self, the Eternal Truth—That alone is, That alone is.
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