THE LIFE AND MESSAGE OF SWAMI AMAR JYOTI
Human evolution and upliftment of consciousness do not come about through cultural or technological advance, but more by the blessing of spiritual unfoldment. In this sacred process, the Master-disciple relationship is paramount, so much so that it is known as the highest of all relationships on earth.
SATSANG OF SWAMI AMAR JYOTI
HEALING OURSELVES AND OUR WORLD
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Whatever is true for a single individual is true for all of humanity. Whatever is true for our planet is true for the solar system, this galaxy, the universe and cosmos. If a soul born on Earth does not achieve their full potential, despite grace and opportunities, what will happen to that individual? They will reincarnate. In the same vein, what will happen to the Earth if humanity does not evolve to higher consciousness? Does reincarnation apply to the Earth as well as humanity? On the geological level, if the Earth disintegrates or becomes a black hole, it will be like an asteroid hurtling in space: dead. So where is the reincarnation of Earth?
Let’s reverse the telescope. You and I appear to be solid beings, but under a microscope there are infinite particles that make up each body. In spite of this, we are all one Being: Purusha. Likewise, from a distance each galaxy seems a single shining Being, but when you look closer it is made up of billions of details. At the atomic level there is vast space between each molecule. Whether it is a person or humanity, the Earth or the cosmos, life in totality continues. When we pollute the land or water or air, innumerable life forms are affected. However, these changes in formation are only from one part to another. Water becomes vapor then becomes ice. Trees burn into ashes and are reborn through seeds. Matter and life change from one form to another but the totality of Being remains the same and constant.
Our consciousness, individual and collective, affects all of humanity. When you throw a pebble into a pond, the ripples that form go on flowing and intermingling, intersecting and overlapping, but they do not erase the other ripples. In the same way, our consciousness, good or bad, affects us all. This is what we call karma. The law of karma applies to individuals as well as nations, tribes, humanity, the Earth, the solar system, the universe. Ultimately, we are one Being. Just as your hand is part of your body but can act on its own, you are still one Being. Whatever affects my hand affects me. Yet within each body or organism there are myriads of beings. This in Vedic language is called Universal Being—Virat Swarupa
Read full Satsang in the Autumn/Winter 2021 issue of Light of Consciousness or order MP3 or CD here.
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