God and Love: Elements of Life by Sound of Silence Part-7

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God and Love: Elements of Life by Sound of Silence Part-7

The expectation of a Regulator

Every soul needs an engineer/ regulator. In the absence of a manager/regulator, its direction alters. Rather than becoming free, it in fact goes haywire. In the context of philosophy, many faiths accept God as the Regulator. Defined properly, there would be no confusion as to God. So long as your own self-regulator has not awakened, there is the expectation of another regulator/disciplinarian that would take care. When a new daughter-in-law arrives, the mother-in-law says, ‘do this, don’t do this, don’t go to that place’. Submitting to the mother-in-law’s discipline, the daughter-in-law adjusts her conduct. Now, the mother-in-law dies. Well, there are two options available to the daughter-in-law. First, so far it was the mother-in-law who placed restrictions, now there is nobody. 

Now I can roam where I please. Who can check me? Like a hungry wolf, she becomes wanton. This is the crazed state. However, one who has understood the discipline of the mother-in-law would think on these lines— the mother-in-law is no more; all this while she discharged her responsibility, now it is incumbent on me to shoulder that responsibility myself. She commences self-discipline, becomes her own controller. The control by ‘another’ is to awaken control by oneself, and not to become seasoned in another’s control. Until the person becomes his own controller, he will expect another as a ‘controller’.

Five Steps of Conduct

Until he learns to drive the car himself, he is bound to expect a driver. If he can drive by himself, it makes no matter that a driver is around or not. Among the five types of conduct, the one abiding by the ‘agama’ code of conduct is one’s, own regulator. If a driver is at hand, the car may be entrusted to him. He may himself take the wheel if necessary. However, other types of conduct are directions for becoming the ‘agama’ type. In order to awaken the inner powers of control, a person should be practiced in other types of conduct. 

Regulator Guru

The Guru may subject his disciple to his discipline only till the disciple’s inner “Regulator-Guru” is awakened. When the disciple acquires fore-knowledge of ‘Heya’ ( or, fit to be left or abandoned), ‘Gyeya’ ( or, to be known ), and ‘Upadeya’ ( or, reflection on religion), ‘utsarga’ ( or, leaving aside, ‘Apvaad’ ( or, exception), he becomes self-regulator at that stage. At that time, even in Guru’s absence, he can speed up his car, can drive it.

You walk the child by having him hold on to your finger, not to make him adept at walking with finger support; rather, the point of the child holding the finger is that his feet may acquire the strength to achieve balance by themselves. He will then draw support from his own inner resources. Likewise, a patient is given support to raise himself, and then further support to walk slowly. This walking helps with his being able to walk all by himself. Hence, to awaken one’s own controller/engineer, another controller is anticipated.

Until one’s own self-discipline is awakened, the disciple should accept the discipline of the Guru, the son of the father, and the daughter-in-law of the mother-in-law so that they grow in the direction of liberation, and not go down into insanity. It is in this form that a person has accepted God as his engineer (designer), as his ideal. It is essential only until he has attained liberation by awakening his own controlling powers. Nietzsche had hit upon this thought but became insane as he could not attain self-control.

The flow of the Stream of Love

In the Sangh system, mutual love, and goodwill must prevail. Any clenches or knots would obstruct the flow of the stream of love. In collective living, it is natural for stress to occur from the condition of other members. A possible solution of this stress could be that the principal holy men, or holy women, (that is, sant or sati as the case may be), in a group (singada), perform their duties. No sooner they reach the “anushasta” (or, the person-in-charge) than the holy men and women, and the titles may be placed at the disposal of the “anushasta”.

It may be submitted to the “anushasta” that the holy men/women are at his/her disposal – “they may either be retained at your pleasure or assigned to another group at your discretion”. If such generosity is shown, the “anushasta” himself would bear in mind their needs and would assign them to the self-same saints or invite other saints to take them along. This sort of system creates an atmosphere of trust and the holy stream of love and goodwill flows.59.

The Duty of an Acharya

It is the duty of the Acharya to guide the newly-initiated disciples along to accomplishment, and not just initiate them into the order and then be over and done with. To this end, it is essential that their primary education should be in close proximity to the “anushasta” and under his supervision. Upon attaining the state of maturity, no matter where the disciple might be posted, care may be taken that he is not particularly exposed to ‘Prakriti’ (the type of karma) and other imperfections. Initiation must be performed only when the shortcomings in the aspirant’s disposition have been sorted out. The aspirant’s intellect should not be immature; his intellect should have ripened. Exertions of the study should be confined to one place so that all can mingle among themselves.

I hope this helped you learn about importance of god and love in one’s life. Enrich love and believe in god.

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