MESSAGE OF SHRI C. B. SATPATHY
on this earth in different forms from time to time. He
came as a king in the form of Rama, as a devotee in the
form of Hanuman, as an annihilator of the oppressors in
the form of Parasurama and even in the form of persons
in the lowest rungs of society. The God that manifests
in the form of the guru is the same God that manifests
in the form of a devotee. When a devotee is paying obeisance
at the feet of a guru, God is a giver as also a receiver
of the obeisance. Therefore, God and his devotee or the
guru and disciple are complementary to each other. The
guru and disciple together achieve the form of divinity
and one without the other cannot reflect divinity. If
the devotion of the devotee and the acceptance of the
master were not working in the same frequency, then there
cannot be a relationship.
created by God is broadly ruled through two principles
or systems. The first principle is the “Law of Justice”.
It works like the Newton’s Law of Motion of Matter,
which propounds that to every action there is an opposite
and equal reaction. This physical law can equally be applied
to the world of meta-physics and spiritualism, although
in a subtler way. Such subtler principles of action and
reaction taking place perceptibly or imperceptibly in
the metaphysical world are generally not understood by
human beings due to the limitations of their cognitive
faculty and brain capacity.
that every action would necessarily have an equal and
opposite reaction, Newton did not say that the reactions
to such actions would necessarily be instantaneous. The
reactions to such actions can be potentialised to be kinetized
later. It is similar to winding a coil, which stores potential
energy and releases it in the form of kinetic energy later.
This mechanism of potentialization and kinetization of
the impact of the actions of human beings is guided by
certain invisible principles of nature. In Hinduism, this
Principle of Justice is stated as Sanchita-Kriyamana-Prarabdha
theory of Karma. The Prarabdha Karma are like a debit
in a Chartered Accountant’s book. These are supposed
to be the reactions to the actions (bad, good or neutral)
done in previous lives. However, the total quantity of
such actions carried forward from past lives cannot be
mitigated in one life. This total quantity of ‘carry
forward’ is known as Sanchita.
It may further
be mentioned that the reactions to all the past Karmas
cannot be measured in terms of the total volume of past
karmas. Such Karmas of past life mitigate item-wise. Since
each and every action has to generate an equal and opposite
reaction, it has to be highly specific in nature. Let
us examine the reactions to two actions such as murder
and ingratitude. A man who has murdered someone will be
killed by the same person in one of the ensuing lives.
Doing harm to a person who has done good is like double
jeopardy in law. The first part is that the good done
by that man will not be repaid and second part is the
harm that we are doing in addition to the ingratitude.
Human beings also commit good or evil deeds in the current
life when suffering the reaction of past lives’
karmas. This ‘karma-syndrome’ is very complex
and nobody has been able to understand it completely.
As a result, human beings go on having an incalculable
number of life cycles.
To save human beings from a cyclical fate, God created
another principle of nature, namely the ‘Principle
of Compassion’. God is the ultimate reference point
in the universe. A state of being a master or a guru is
a state of perfection to which human beings aspire to
evolve. The Law of Compassion is the principle under which
mothers give birth to children and rear them. All the
so called devatas (deities) in Hinduism work through the
Principle of Justice as stated above. Only Sadgurus, Qutabs,
Perfect Masters, pirs or fakirs are the embodiments of
this Law of Compassion. That is why we surrender to them
and worship them.
May Shri Sai
bless you all.
C.B. Satpathy, New Delhi
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