So it has come out. I am very happy because Guru is one,
Guru is one, not two. The meaning of the word Guru encompasses everybody. There is only
one Guru... So Guru is one. Whosoever believes his Guru completely, thinks of him as God,
he WILL, WILL get moksha.
Today.. Om shanti, I don't remember the date...
[Someone says September 3rd]
On this 3rd September, Guru's greatness gave me a small
booklet. Today, after taking that book in my hand, my mind became very happy. I don't know
who said it, whatever I said before that word 'I', that I am stupid, simple, I have never
seen a school, but when words escape my mouth, they just do. In this America... they said
it was a great country. I had heard, now I have seen with my own eyes, that it is a
Gandharva land. Disciples are coming in great numbers, all are devoted, all are loving,
everyone's heart is great. I'm thankful, thankful.
This is his blessing, God's blessing, we, you say in
false pretenses that one who is Ramakrishna, Chaitanya, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi,
Jesus Christ, [etc.] Tulsi das, Ramprasad, Trailangya Swami, Gandharbanath Sanyasi [etc.]
many many sadhus, I can't remember them all. If I do a lot of thinking I find that the
final place is only one.
Someone is Shakya sect, others Shaivya sect, another is
Ganapatya, someone is also Shiva's devotee, another is Vishnu's devotee. But "One
Guru-God Very Much!". That is it!
I have learned a little bit of English: "one, two,
three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten." That much, no more than that.
It is impossible for such a stupid sadhu as me to come
to America. But 20 years ago I found Ma, Mrs. Hart, Brahmamayi. After getting her I said,
"Ma, Brahmamayi does not suffice. Premamayi is needed. So God came bringing Premamayi
at my poor hut. After Premamayi came Gyanamayi. She discerned about knowledge. After
Gyananmayi came Karmamayi. She was good at work. You also get God by working. Then came
Yogamayi. This is five, right. But see the Guru. If you ask God, then he gives. If you
don't ask, still he gives. He brings it to your home carrying it on his head. Isn't that
A stupid sanyasi like me, I know the word
"jal" [water]. Even if I start shouting "jal, jal", still the
neighbors around here, they won't understand what Baba wants. Really, if you don't know
the language... but nothing is impossible.
Anyway, today I am very happy that these boys, disciples
[have done this] and I pray to Mahamaya, Mother of God, Shankar Shiva, that their interest
increases day by day, that their hearts become more great, and that they never look at
Guru as a mere human, or think of Guru as human, or look at Ganges water as just plain
water, or think of tulsi leaf as just any old leaf. Guru is God. It can't be described in
words. All the Vedas, Puranas, Bible, shastras say this. Our greatly revered Jesus Christ
said 3 things: Those who have mouths, let them take my name, those who have eyes, let them
see only my form, those who have ears let them hear my words.
Don't quarrel over different forms. One. Today on this
pure day, Tyagaraj is also sitting here. Today the new disciple, after receiving one
letter, has come from 2000 miles, Premananda's childhood friend. Ba! this is a
friends work. He has come running to see Premananda's Guru, so I gave him the name
Ramprasad, mad Ramprasad. Yes, Ramprasad sang songs and found God or Mother. Om Shanti.
Today, what year is it? September 3rd, they are showing
Guru's greatness. I accept that with love and give it back into their hands. Whatever they
do, they have my permission. I have signed books in Oriya language. Before going I had to
sign books. I will sign 2 more, one for Premananda, one for Brahmamayi. I hope the
disciples will not feel bad about this, because I am stupid, my hands tremble while
signing Oriya language. [Baba shows how to write his name]. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Ten
I can't sign in Bengali, Hindi, Madrasi, Telegu. Somehow
I can sign in Oriya, but not in a straight line. Om Shanti. For the good of all people,
these American people give peace to all. Oh God, Brahman, Oh God, give peace in all the
hearts, give happiness in everybody's life, make everybody mad with love, you can do
anything, there is nothing that you cannot do, but I pray to you, make everyone's heart
pure. Do it. Om shanti.
Last night I thought about Tyagaraj. He must have had a
dream. Last night I thought about Tyagaraj. They said that they don't know where his house
is. That boy could have gone to Tyagaraj's and stayed there, but they said they didn't
know his house. Yesterday I thought a lot about Tyagaraj. Yesterday when I was sitting
here and he was sleeping at home, I called him then. Telegraph. He doesn't know. Now he
knows. I called him yesterday so he came early in the morning. I love telegraph..