Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sri Bhagavan on Antaryamin

Question: What is Antaryamin? And how does Anteryamin awaken in us?

Bhagvan: We often us the word God, but God means different things to different people. But actually we can define God as your higher sacred self, higher intelligence, higher consciousness?Sometimes you might have seen hundreds of birds flying like one bird. Have you seen this? So, actually you can know that the whole group has got a single consciousness, but the individual bird will follow the consciousness of the whole pack.

Sometimes you will find one or two birds dropping out and again they get back to the main flock. If we say that the individual bird is you, then that full total bird consisting of all birds is the Anteryamin. It can be called God or higher intelligence etc. So when we say you have the Anteryamin or that Anteryamin is awakened , what it means is you are the part, are in touch with the whole. In the flock of birds, if one bird drops out of the group, two or three birds come out and help that bird to go and join back. Only thn the whole thing can function. So as long as the small bird is following the big pack, you can say the small bird is following the will of the group or the pack.

So if you have the Anteryamin and can talk with Him, then, ?You?, the part is following the will of the whole or the Divine will. So it is not enough if you are willing to follow the Divine will, you must know what the Divine will is, what the will is of the higher consciousness, without which you are like a bird fallen of the pack. You are in fact an orphan. The Anteryamin is the Whole, and to have the Anteryamin means you are in touch with the whole. The whole of human consciousness put together is more than the individuals consciousness. It is not 1 + 1 = 2 but it is 1 +1 = 4. That is what is ?Synergetic emergence?. Hydrogen and oxygen fuse to form water, whose properties are totally and fundamentally different from hydrogen and oxygen.

This emerging consciousness is called God or Cosmic consciousness. And this cosmic consciousness is what is the Anteryamin. The Anteryamin is you inner guide and your supreme friend who can guide you and protect you. Today many a time you are in conflict. What is right and wrong? what is good and bad? You unable to decide this. Even when you decide, many times you regret your decisions. But when the Anteryamin is awakened, you will exactly know how to respond to every situation of life. At every step you will have someone to guide you, on whom you can trust and who accepts you exactly as you are. And also when you have the Anteryamin, enlightenment is very easy.

So until now we have seen what is the Anteryamin and why do you need an Anteryamin. Now I will tell you how the awakening of the Anteryamin actually happens. Basically in our society, the kind of schooling, education and life style one has, you are not allowed to experience and express your emotions. You are quit suppressed. That is why some have difficlty in getting Anteryamin. So once you have got in touch with your suppressed emotions and if you invite the Anteryamin with your whole heart, it will awaken in you in the way it chooses or in the form you desire. To have the Anteryamin is the natural state of Man, it is your birth right; it is just like breathing or digesting. In the Ancient days everybody was in touch with their Anteryamin.

There were tribes in Africa a hundred years ago, who where in direct communion with their Anteryamin. They lived a wonderful life. All that you must do is, from your heart, with emotion, with great feeling and with a bond, a liking, you must invite the Anteryamin and then it will awaken in you. It is not at all difficult. You think it is difficult and have all kinds of wrong perceptions. The Anteryamin is not bothered about what kind of a person you are. The Anteryamin is your friend and so doesn?t judge you or condemn you. All it want is that you invite it with a feeling and a bond.

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