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
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 what happens?
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.
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..