Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Lonely God! Part 2.)

Paramatma, Allah, Ahuramazda, Yezdan, and God the Father are some of the most familiar and worshipped Names of God on the planet. These most holy Names are names for God, not in the Beyond the Beyond state of Paratpar-Parabrahma, but in the state of God named by Meher Baba as the Beyond state of God.

The Beyond the Beyond state of God and the Beyond State of God are one—like the ocean is one. But the surface of the ocean exhibits different characteristics than the ocean below itself. This is similar to the relationship that exists between the Beyond the Beyond state of God and the Beyond state of God and the most important difference between them concerns the Lahar.

Lahar is a Hindi word; Meher Baba explains that the closest we can come to its meaning in the English language is the word whim. A whim arises without expectation or cause—it is, after all, a whim. The whim that surged in the ocean of God was “the latent original infinite whim of infinite God to know Himself (‘Who am I?’).” Godspeaks, by Meher Baba, 2nd edition, page 172

But due to the very nature of the Beyond the Beyond state of God—being so beyond anything other than its own original self, “the very prospect of this infinite urge-to-know, prompting the eternally tranquil poise of god in the unbounded, absolute, infinite Divine Vacuum, becomes inconceivable.” – Ibid.

“Thus it is that the very inconceivability of the prospect of the infinite whim surging in the Beyond-Beyond state automatically unfolds the prospectiveness, which is also latent in the infinite state; and this manifestation (of prospectiveness) bestows upon the most original Beyond-Beyond state of God the prospect of an infinite aspect different from the most-original and eternal state.” –Ibid. Page 173

And this state of possibility in which the original whim could manifest, Meher Baba calls the Beyond state of God, and it is in this Beyond state that the Lahar manifests as the question, “Who am I?”  With this question, two things occur; that part of the Original Ocean Meher Baba called the Ocean of Everything answers the question and says, “I am God!” but, that part of the Original Ocean that Meher Baba called the Ocean of Nothing could not answer the question—but tried!—resulting in innumerable wrong answers to the question, like, “I am stone, or I am, insect, or I am fish, or bird, or animal, or I am man, or woman.” In other words, God as the Ocean of Nothing, began to dream the dream of creation, and began to experience Himself as all the creatures of His creation, and He became lost in the dream.

God woke up—but God woke up into His dream, as His dream, and it somehow, He had to find His way through His dream and really wake up into His real awake state of “I am God!” And somehow God did wake up—and God does wake—drop by drop of the Ocean of Nothing. To the question of the first drop to awaken, Meher Baba tells us that there was a first drop to awaken and that drop was the first God Realized soul who, after dropping His body in creation, returned and continues to return in different bodies for all time as the Ancient One—the Christ—the Buddha—the Messiah—the Highest of the High!

Having said all of this, we again return to Upasani Maharaj’s talk that began, “What is meant by the experience of unity? The stem of the tree remains by itself always alone. It does not think that it is always alone; and if the tree were to remain in the stem-form without any further growth, that stem is never likely to think about its being alone—being one by itself. But when the stem grows into branches, sub-branches, and foliage, it gives rise to plurality, and then by looking at those ‘many’, the stem begins to appreciate that it is ‘one’—that it is alone.” – “How does the Paramatma and a human being enjoy the bliss?” The Talks of Sadguru Upasani-Baba Maharaja, Volume III, Page 76

(To be continued.)

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