From: 'Discourses' Meher Baba
All the different types of freedom that fasten upon some
external conditions must, in their very nature, exist within
certain limits. For the freedom that an individual or community
or state seeks must be consistent with a similar freedom for
other individuals, communities or states. National, economic,
religious or cultural freedom expresses itself in and by means
of the duality of existence. It lives on duality and is sustained
by duality; therefore it has to be relative and limited and cannot
be infinite. It exists in varying degrees. Even when it is won
through persistent effort, it cannot be a permanent attainment,
since the external conditions having once been secured are not
secured forever but are capable of deteriorating in the course
Only spiritual freedom is absolute and unlimited. When it is won
through persistent effort, it is secured forever. Though spiritual freedom
can and does express itself in and through the duality
of existence, it is grounded in the realization of the inviolable
unity of all life and is sustained by it. One important condition
of spiritual freedom is freedom from all wanting. It is want that
fetters life through attachment to conditions that would fulfill
that want; if there is no want, there is no dependence or limitation.
The soul is enslaved through wanting. When the soul breaks asunder
the shackles of wanting, it emancipates itself from its bondage to
the bodies - gross, subtle and mental. This is the spiritual
freedom that brings with it the final realization of the unity of
all life and puts an end to all doubts and worries.
mantra (màn´tre, mùn´-) noun
A sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer, meditation, or incantation,
such as an invocation of a god, a magic spell, or a syllable or portion
of scripture containing mystical potentialities.
- man´tric adjective
Mantra, in Hinduism, a magic phrase or prayer. The term originally
meant a Vedic hymn. The Gayatri invocation of the sun, chanted at sunrise,
is the most popular Vedic mantra, but mantras of various kinds accompany
every Hindu ritual, asking the god to give the desired blessing. mantra
maxim: formula, mantra
Hibiru - The Language Of Light:
The Enochian knowledge describes sonic equations encoded within the
ancient mantras and god names, capable of directly affecting the nervous
system and producing profound effect of healing and higher consciousness
The most powerful forces to influence humanity are the most subtle
in origin. Great trees from small seeds do grow. And so it is with the
need to comprehend the significance our lives hold and to what should
we focus our attention? The search for the real as opposed to the ephemeral,
the search that gives abiding satisfaction rather than a fleeting pleasure,
is there a real reality that can deliver our hopes and dreams?
It seems we have to discover these things for ourselves, only then is
our way revealed.
Brahman is the first cause and last refuge.
Brahman, the hidden Self in everyone,
Does not shine forth. He is revealed only
To those who keep their mind one-pointed
On the Lord of Love and thus develop
A superconscious manner of knowing.
Meditation enables them to go
Deeper and deeper into consciousness,
From the world of words to the world of thoughts,
Then beyond thoughts to wisdom in the Self.
Katha Upanishad. Part 1, 3:11-13
The separate self dissolves in the sea of pure consciousness,
infinite and immortal. Separateness arises from identifying the
Self with the body, which is made up of the elements; when
this physical identification dissolves, there can be no more
separate self. This is what I want to tell you, beloved.