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The burning question of the day is: How to save mankind from total extinction ? Though this has been the problem of the century, it has assumed a tremendous significance these days. The scientific inventions of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction have made mankind apprehensive of the extinction of the human race in the event of another global war. Leaders all over the world have been stirred. They genuinely feel that only permanent peace can save mankind. But they grope in darkness to find out a way to achieve permanent peace. They meet and disperse; discuss and disagree; hope and become frustrated. Every ray of hope seems receding beyond their reach. The desired solution is invisible and inaccessible to them.
But there is absolutely no reason for despair. Peace is not invisible and inaccessible. Indeed it is achievable. It has been acquired by those who knew how to achieve it. It can be achieved by other as well. It can be permanently established on this earth if right efforts are made in the right direction.
Peace is not merely a negation of war, but negation of warring tendencies in man. Man can be cured of his warring tendencies. War exists in the mind of the man and it is from there that it is to be uprooted. Mind has to be treated by the infusion of God-Vision. It will kill the germs of warring tendencies and change man's outlook.
Permanent peace can be achieved by detraction en-masse from lust, greed, hatred and fear. This is possible only by control and concentration of mind and acquisition of Divine Vision. Knowledge of His Sacred Name and realisation of Divine Light provides detraction necessary for Eternal Bliss.
Concentration of mind is, however, possible only when one knows where and how to concentrate it. And the realisation of Divine light and knowledge of Sacred Name is possible only when one knows what is this Divine light and Sacred Name.
Much confusion has been created with regard to Divine Light, Sacred Name and concentration of mind. Some maintain that mind can be concentrated by a regular study of religious scriptures and performance of outward rituals and sacrifices. Others feel that it can be done by a practice of austerity and so on. But this is all mere delusion-a total deception. If the concentration of mind would have been possible by a mere study of religious scriptures like the Vedas, the Gita, the Ramayan, the Upnishads, Bible, Angles, Quran, Guru Granth Sahib and the like, or had it been possible by performance of the outward rituals and sacrifices as preached and practised by so called religious men, there would have been no conflicts and peace would have been established on earth ere long. But it has not been so. On the contrary, they have bean responsible for conflicts of the highest magnitude and destruction of cultures and civilisations. It has not changed the brutal nature of the man and it has brought about no change of heart. It cannot do so even now since it is not the right way.
Similarly the very inherent quality of the Sacred Name of the Almighty is to make the heart sacred and pure, the moment it is known and realised. The case of Ratnakar can be cited as an instance. He was a ferocious dacoit. But he turned out to be a great saint Valmiki, the moment he got the knowledge of the Sacred Name.
People have been made to believe that all words like Ram, Krishna, God, Om, Khuda, Elahi, Akbar are real names of God and God can be realised by uttering these names. But this is also a delusion-a mere deception. These words signify His attributes. They are not His real Name. Had they been His real Name, performance of so many so called Akhand Nam-Sankirtan, Prayers and Nawaz would have helped realisation of God and acquisition of Absolute Truth, Eternal Bliss and everlasting Peace. Mankind would have been freed from all fears. But this also has not been so. This proves beyond all shadow of doubt that mind can neither be concentrated by a mere study of religious scriptures and performance of outward rituals and sacrifices nor can Truth, Eternal Bliss and permanent Peace be realised by recitation of His adjectives.
The question then arises where and how concentration of mind is possible ? How Truth, Bliss and Peace can be attained ? The answer has been provided in all the scriptures of the world. The way has been shown by all the saints and prophets of the time. But confusion has bean purposely created by ignorant and selfish intepreters of the religious scriptures and by egoistic disciples. The answer has been clouded with myth and ignorance.
It is a mere Truth that physical life of man is the only means by which Absolute Truth, Eternal Bliss and Perpetual Peace can be realised. What cannot be acquired and realised during physical life of a man can certainly not be done after death or in animal life. Hence only man can acquire peace and establish it on the earth. The birth of a man is rendered useless if God is not realised in this life.
Lord Krishna in Gita says, "Seek the shelter of Tatwadarshi who had visualised God; he will show you the way how to realise Him. Sad-Guru or Realised Soul is the only Shelter and it is only he who can provide You with God-Vision". Christ says, "Come unto me and I shall deliver you from all troubles". Prophet Mohammad and other prophets of the world all over say like-wise. Then the question arises how to know and recognise the Sad-Guru (Realised Soul) who is able to bestow God-Vision ? Lord Krishna was a Sad-Guru of his time. He bestowed God-vision to his disciple Arjun. Where to find such Sad-Guru these days ? Though this appears to be a difficult question, it is not really so.
God has been described as "Vergo" in the Vedas, 'Jyoti' in the Upnishads, 'Param Parkash' in the Ramayan, 'Chandna' in the Guru Granth Sahab, 'Noori-Elahi' in the Quran and Divine Light in the Bible. Arjun was shown by his Guru Lord Krishna this Param Parkash. Christ and Mohammad saw the same Divine light; Budha realised this Jyoti. The Saint who can show this Divine Light or Param Prakash instantaneously is really a Sad-Guru, or Realised Soul of his time. It is within the competence of a Sad-Guru to bestow God-vision and show Divine Light instantaneously. The man who cannot do so cannot be a Sad-Guru, however great he may be in other aspects of life. The next question arises: Is there such a Sad-Guru these days ? The answer is emphatic 'Yes'. The Sad-Guru of the time is there. Lord Krishna in Gita says, "Seed does not perish. The moment the seed will perish, there will be the end of this Universe". The existence of the Universe logically proves that the seed of the Sad-Guru is there. It is the Sad-Guru of the time who is responsible for the maintenance and control of the Universe. He is competent to bestow God-vision. He has shown Param Prakash to those who aspired for it and sought his guidance. The very word Guru connotes a person who dispels darkness and shows light. The only test to recognise the Sad-Guru is whether he can Show Divine Light instantaneously.
Thus Truth can be realised and Peace established by realisation of Divine Light and Knowledge of His Sacred Name, by concentration of mind on this Divine Light and meditation on His Sacred Name. This is possible only through the help and guidance of the Sad-Guru of the time and certainly by no other means. Concentration of mind is possible only through Knowledge of Divine Light and His real Name. The question then crops up what is His Sacred Name. His Sacred Name has bean termed as Pawan Name, Holy Name, Golden Name, Sat Name. It is something other than his adjectives which begin with alphabets and end with them and have bean attributed by scholars and philosophers. His Sacred Name is imperishable and ever-existent. It is the same for all men all over the world, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, nation, region, and language. It cannot be different. The Creator is one and His Name must be one for all. The preachings of all the religious Scriptures of the World signify that His Name is only one. It has to be realised. The outward difference in the preachings is due to their selfish and egoistic interpreters. The sum total of ten plus ten is always twenty irrespective of the number of persons who work it out. If the sum total is worked out anything other than twenty, the answer must be wrong and incorrect. Similarly the real Name of God is one in all the Scriptures of the world. If anybody says that there are different names of God, he betrays his ignorance of the real Name of God and nothing else. His real Name is recollectable at all times, day and night, whether awake or asleep, whether in the womb of the mother or after being born alike. It is the same all through. This Sacred Name of His has to be known and meditated upon. For concentration of mind this is absolutely necessary, nay, indispensable. But only living Sad-Guru can give knowledge of this Sacred Name.
If people of the whole world thus concentrate their mind and acquire the knowledge of Absolute Truth and mediate upon His Sacred Name, their brutal nature will turn to look upon man as man and not as an object of hatred and suspicion and then there will remain no cause for unrest and fear and not only permanent peace will be established on this earth but this earth will be turned into Heaven.
This is the only way for the Salvation of mankind from impending extinction. The brotherhood of man can only be established by accepting the Fatherhood of God.
Hari Om Tat Sat.