January 1, 2015
The spiritual development of living beings is the secret to success. It is only when the love in the hearts of living beings grows in magnitude, so that care for the welfare of all beings becomes paramount and the love between people becomes important, that the sorrow and suffering of society today will lessen.
Change is inevitable and cannot be stopped. Forces set in motion in the society, in the world cannot be stopped. But with the development of the human spirit, this change can become a new direction, a new development for living beings, in which the value of care for each other is more than the value of acquisition and accomplishment. When the love between people is more significant than what can be acquired, then real harmony and growth will come in the human society.
New Years Talk
In ages past human beings have evolved great technologies, abilities, through their own ingenuity, and perhaps a little divine guidance. All of that evolution has led to this very moment and all development of human culture has led to this very moment.
Now the choice lies as to which direction to follow.
The road ahead into the future brings changes in values. The capitalistic approach of greed and the securing of personal power and position that have been the norm in recent times will change. The welfare of living beings and the love between people will become more important. Spirituality, the spiritual development of living beings, is the secret to success. It is only when the love in the hearts of living beings grows in magnitude, so that care for the welfare of all beings becomes paramount and the love between people becomes important, that the sorrow and suffering of society today will lessen.
Change is inevitable and cannot be stopped. Forces set in motion in the society, in the world, cannot be stopped. But with the development of the human spirit, this change can become a new direction, a new development for living beings, in which the value of care for each other is more than the value of acquisition and accomplishment. When the love between people is more significant than what can be acquired, then real harmony and growth will come in the human society.
What will bring this? Natural circumstances lead to change. Natural circumstances lead to shifts from what has been and the standards that have existed to new standards, to new ways of relating. Many times it is not only through the happiness and accomplishments in life but through those areas where there is struggle, where one falls down, where life becomes difficult, that people learn to rely on each other, to look to each other and not be as concerned for their personal individual accomplishment.
When times get difficult, people rely on each other and many of the isolative movements in the society that have been created by excess wealth begin to break down. It is excess wealth that causes isolation among people. They live separately, each having all of their own equipment, televisions, radios, microwaves, refrigerators, all. Each person has their own apartment, their own place and all of their own things and in this way people become very disconnected from each other, living in isolation and often in loneliness due to a society which focuses upon material wealth but ignores spiritual wealth.
When this material wealth proves to be inadequate to meet the needs of people, people begin to search for spiritual wealth. They begin to search for that which will uplift the human spirit, which will bring them happiness, bring them a sense of meaning in life as if their life is noble, that they are doing something for living beings.
People tire of this materialism. It becomes a bond, a strain, a wall, a prison. And out of this prison of materialism they break free to discover each other and the love that they share, to discover the sweetness that is there when one living being cares for another. In that moment of caring there is a love that transcends life and death, a love that transcends everything - and that is Divinity. That is the One Divine Being. The One Eternal Self becomes visible in the love between people and in the sweetness of that internal flow of infinite grace.
It is from that expression of grace and through the love that is there that human society can heal itself. This enhancement of the human spirit, of the human heart, comes when people notice each other, when people care for each other.
These changes that are coming in the days ahead, will be visible this year. The deep change is ahead is that people will discover each other and the interdependence that they have with each other. They will learn to rely upon each other and to care for each other, to place value in love between people - not in what is acquired, not in money, not in power and position - but in the love between people.
This is the value that will save the living beings. This is the upliftment of human spirit. Now is the time for this upliftment of the human spirit, for people to take hold of each other, to join hands, to become one human family, to care more for the welfare of all living beings than for personal acquisition. This is the value that will save the living beings.
One cannot change what is set in motion but one can shift the direction of the future. Each and every person has the capacity to make an impact by your own personal actions. Notice those around you, care for the living beings around you. Each and every act of kindness leaves a mark in the world. Each and every act of generosity to others, each and every moment you take to really notice and care about another leaves an impact in the world. It is through the accumulation of all these moments of care and connection that the world will change, is changing and the life of spirit is becoming stronger. And it will continue to become stronger and stronger in the world today and will become even stronger still.
So notice, care and feel the Divine Flow of Infinite Love and Compassion that is showering on the world today. Be a part of that. Let your actions in the world bring that love into existence and through this all of the greed and self-willed promotions that have guided the world will diminish and fade and the human family will come together. It is time for the awakening of the human spirit. For in the awakening of the human spirit lies the salvation of humanity, not only spiritually but physically in the world.
An expression of the spiritual presence of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtijii, given through Maetreyii Ma
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Explanation of Baba's Talks
It is through the grace of our spiritual master
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, or Ba'ba', as he is affectionately called, that a flow of inner teachings has emerged through Maetreyii Ma, which get expressed in intuitive talks. Although our guru, Baba, is no longer in physical form, his spiritual presence continues and is the source of inspiration for the intuitive talks by Maetreyii Ma. These teachings are freely offered by Ananda Gurukula as a service.
We Welcome You!
Each year Baba in this intuitional form gives a special new years message called a Vanii and a talk about the coming year. I find this years message particularly uplifting and hope it is for you as well.
It is my goal this year to begin to put forward some books of these writings and to hold webinars and retreats for those interested in more teachings. Anyone wanting meditation lessons in the tradition of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti's practices can also give a call and we can set something up for individual instruction, called diiksha.
I wish you all a wonderful New Year!
With Loving Thoughts,
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