Thursday, June 14, 2007


‘Ego’ is an abstract and intrinsic subject, eluding the grasp of mind, intelligence, and philosophies.
We have lived with it, for it and in it, for so many past lives that we fail to identify our own ‘Ego’. The feeling or sense of ‘I’, ‘Me’, and ‘Mine’ has permeated, saturated and engulfed our very being. In fact, we have become the very embodiment of ‘Ego-consciousness’. This sense of ‘Ego’ permeates, prevails upon, and reigns supreme in all basic attributes of human knowledge, intelligence, memory, habits, characteristics and consciousness. It works imperceptibly and unconsciously through our every thought, action, reasoning and planning. In fact, every aspect of our life is governed, directed by and revolves around our ‘Ego’. We simply cannot think or do without the expression ‘Ego’, even if we so desire. This is how we have become ‘self-centered’, selfish, proud, arrogant and vain. There are so many organs in our body, abut which we may have intellectual knowledge, but we are habitually unaware and unconscious of their existence of functions. Similarly, we enjoy the fruits of so many Divine Gifts in our daily lives, but we seem unconcerned, forgetful and unconscious of the source of these Divine Gifts of Love. Our very existence is governed by the Divine Cosmic Law, but we have conveniently or inadvertently forgotten the real source of our energy, intelligence, and life-current. This forgetfulness, and unawareness or unconsciousness of Divinity is the breeding ground for cultivating and developing our ‘self consciousness’, called’ EGO’. Darkness cannot be destroyed, but it can be eliminated by substitution with light. Similarly, ‘Ego’ cannot be destroyed or wished away. It can only be substituted with the realization, awareness, or consciousness of the Divine Light, i.e., ‘NAM; which is in-laid and inherent in every soul. All virtues, such as Kindness, Compassion, Faith, Devotion, and Love, etc. are the Fragrance of Divine Presence. When we experience and enjoy the Bliss of this Divine Fragrance, we become aware or conscious of Divinity in the inner recesses of our hearts and souls. This inner experience of the Soul is called ‘Intuition’ or ‘Divine Consciousness’. ‘Intuition’ comes from within, ‘thought’ from without. ‘Intuition’ gives face-to-face view of reality; ‘thought’ gives indirect view of it. ‘Intuition’, by a strange process, sees reality in its totality; while ‘thought’ chops it off into parts. ‘Intuition’ is inner experience of the soul; while intellectual knowledge is the experience of outer senses. Everybody possesses the ‘power of Intuition’ as one has the power of thoughts’. As thought can be cultivated, so can ‘Intuition’ be developed With ‘Intuition’ or ‘Divine Consciousness’, we realize the illusion of our false Ego, become conscious of reality –‘God’, experience the Bliss of Divine Grace and Love, enjoy the Fragrance of Divine presence, become ‘in-tune’ with the Divine Will, fine the Divine Peace and ‘unity-in-diversity’ of the cosmos. It is impossible to define ‘Intuition’ intellectually, though we live and breathe in it. Human languages and feelings are too crude and inadequate to express or define it. Yet it is the only means of communion between Man and God. It is through ‘Intuition’ or ‘Spiritual consciousness’ that humanity can approach and realize Divinity. In other worlds, ‘Intuition’ is the means of transition from – intellectual knowledge of outer sensuous experience, to – inner experience of consciousness of Divinity, and enjoyment of the fragrance of His Presence, Peace, Bliss and Love. This transition or transformation of consciousness can be achieved by turning our thoughts inward by concentration and meditation, with devotion and intense desire for Divinity residing in every Soul. This, however, can only be wrought through the Divine company and guidance of Awakened and Enlightened Souls, Blessed by the Lord – ‘Sadh Sangat’. When ‘Ego-consciousness’ is transformed and transmuted into ‘Spiritual Consciousness’, the unreal illusive ‘Ego’ is dissolved and eliminated, and ‘Divine Consciousness’ or ‘God-head’ abides and reigns supreme in our lives.