During one of the dynamic meditations these days, Sri Paramhansa Yogananda or Guruji helped me to grasp the subtle working of the unseen underlying forces in this Universe.He made me understand that there is a fine balance of two types of energies in the world which are responsible for its peace, harmony and stability. The moment the bad or evil forces begin to take charge and spoil the work of God, the Divine forces, through saints in this as well as in the astral world escalate their task of counter balancing and reinforcing the good energies by their mere ‘will’ or ‘thought’. The explanation and elaboration of this principle is as follows-
In this Universe, out of God’s powers, were created two types of forces. One which is good, conducive, progressive, evolutionary and constructive in nature called the Divine Force or Devik shakti (Godly forces). And the other which contradicts it by opposing it, the ungodly force or asuric shakti (Demonic forces). It is regressive in nature and causes turbulence, chaos, conflict, confusion and destruction in the environmental field and in the space in which we live. The two forces are constantly at play in the Cosmic Creation in various forms in nature as well as in man.
In short, we can call them positive energy and negative energy. Still better, positive forces versus negative forces to make it easy to understand for this purpose.
And in this world there are 3 types of people-
- Very good people who do only good actions. Very few in number. Just to understand things, we can denote and call them ‘The white people’ for the sake of our convenience and simplification.
- Very bad people who do only bad actions. A huge number. The black people.
- Mix type- who do good as well as bad actions both. Again a large number. They are grey people.
So we have just a few people who are highly virtuous and contribute mightily to the pool of positive karmas in the universe. But remember, it is the quality and great intensity of their karmas which makes all the difference. Humanitarian acts of compassion, friendship, love, forgiveness, service, philanthropy, charity of material wealth for a spiritual cause, revival of ancient art and science of god-knowledge are acts of great contribution for sustenance of humanity and creation on this earth. So though there are just a few who can perform such great acts but their impact on the world scene is tremendous and is great in measure, scale and intensity. The godly, humanitarian and saintly people fall in this class.
Next are those large number of men, who because of their degenerative nature carry out acts which are regressive in nature for our society and evolution of man. Acts of repression, anarchy, creating political turmoil, abuse and subjugation of women, inhuman acts of treachery, opposing development of society by selfish people and individuals who cause infliction to others in thoughts, deeds and mind are of this class.
Lastly there are the ‘grey people.’ Such people under the influence of their past good deeds in this or past life are bent to do virtuous acts of religion, charity and goodness. But as this tendency is not yet firmed up strongly because of deeply buried hidden tendencies of greed and craving for honour, money or fame, they have friends, relatives, associates and co-workers with whom they join in acting in wrongful acts of sins, corruption, cheating, lying and impunity to law. They sometimes also do very rewarding acts and at the same time, they are prone to act in very harmful ways also. They do ‘mix karmas.’
People are all the time acting and sending out these two types of energies and thus creating new patterns of vibratory energies in the Universe composed of different qualities. The effects and consequences are here for us to see in the manifestation of social, political, moral and spiritual conditions of our society.
A society degenerates when truth, goodness and morality begins to decline and shows signs of positive growth in every sense in all areas when goodness, truth and fairness increases and prevails.
There is a constant fight, a tug of war between good and bad forces where Divine forces act upon the ungodly forces to establish Dharma or righteousness, order, balance, peace, harmony and goodness. Or else the evil forces, whose primary assigned role is to destabilize the harmonizing order and energies will be a victor. As long as the tussle between these two forces is going on, the balance seems to even out.
However, it is the intervention and acting of the ‘grey people’ during the ‘balance time’ which causes tremors, agitation, disorder, violence and storms in the Universe. Normal life goes out of gear and order.
The so called ‘grey people’ are the ones who are responsible for the tilting of the delicate balance of both energies in the surroundings and prevailing normal conditions. When they do good actions by coming in contact and associating with good people, the positive energies increase. And the negativity decreases so there is order, calmness and peace. But when the grey people out of greed, egoism or ignorance align with bad people to gain some selfish motives, it spoils the balance by tilting the needle of the balancing scale towards the bad forces. And the needle begins to tilt towards the other side and the result is destabilization of good energies.
God is a silent spectator. He has given us the power of ‘free will’. It is up to us whether we exercise the given gift of free will or not. Free will also means we may or may not take the initiative to carry out an act. Man is free to do or not do something. God is impartial and loves all alike.
When the silent spectator, God perceives the leaning of the forces more towards the dark forces or when the balance of the forces has gone out of control and it has begin to affect adversely or harming peoples’ right of peaceful living and freedom, or when people are exploited and looted by the corrupt and liars, God does step in quietly. He intervenes by choosing some savants, saviours and samaritans who are deliverers, defenders and who serve the Lord. Through them The Lord brings about positive changes in the social set-up although the culprits and offenders are unable to see or understand this. They obviously cannot comprehend the subtle acts of God operating in their surroundings. They continue to strike, play dirty tricks, resort to unscrupulous acts, malpractices etc but finally they fail in their misdeeds. The power of God is such that all their efforts go to waste and they eventually lose by running out of luck and goodwill. Once again dharma, fairness and righteous living are re-established and peace and stability restored.
So we as believers and devotees of the Almighty must always preserve trust and faith in God and at the same time endure and even suffer sometimes to oppose the bad forces in order to stop those wicked people from becoming stronger so that they do not rout the Divine forces and bring about chaos, indifference and deterioration in our society. If we too do not allow the acts of bad people to take place and if we oppose them, this will be our good karma and it will be accounted in our credit.
So my dear child,
We must never ever align, associate or side with ungodly people and we must always do what God has told us through the scriptures like Geeta or Bible. These scriptures are for our guidelines and navigation. Spirituals laws are clearly written in them by the do’s and don’ts. And God will be pleased with us and will favour and protect us if we obey these laws. Our life will be filled with contentment, stability of mind and righteousness. There will be no guilt, sorrow, disease and remorse.
But please know that all this takes time to re-set and realign the two forces in nature and we must be faithful, patient and must possesses fortitude. We must trust in God.
Remember what Sri Krishna had said in Bhagwad Geeta Chapter IV verses 7 and 8
Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati Bharat
Abbhyuthanam adharmasay tadatmanam srijamyahum-7
Paritranaaya sadhunam vinashayay ch dushkrutam
Dharamasansthapnarathaya sambhavami yuge yuge-8
Arjuna, whenever righteousness is on the decline, the unrighteousness is in the ascendant, then I appear.
For the protection of the virtuous, for the extirpation of evil doers and for establishing Dharma (righteousness) on a firm footing from time to time.
While I am wrapping up this post, I am overwhelmed and soaked with gratitude. It is a day of revelation, a day of awakening for me. It is Guruji’s blessing falling over me and a gift to all of us who read this blog on this blessed day!!
My heartfelt thanks to this beautiful Spirit!!
Oh God beautiful. Oh God beautiful.
At Thy feet Oh! I do bow!!!!!!!
(To be concluded)