How can I help the world most effectively

Short answer. Become a perfected yogi !

You will say I don’t believe it

And that’s ok

But I leave you with an explanation given by Mother ( Aurobindo )

Can one help the world with a vibration of goodwill?

With good wishes one can change many things, only it must be an extremely pure and unmixed goodwill. It is quite obvious that a thought, a perfectly pure and true prayer, if it is sent forth into the world, does its work. But where is this perfectly pure and true thought when it passes into the human brain? There are degradations. If through an effort of inner consciousness and knowledge, you can truly overcome in yourself a desire, that is to say, dissolve and abolish it, and if through inner goodwill, through consciousness, light, knowledge, you are able to dissolve the desire, you will be, first of all in yourself personally, a hundred times happier than if you had satisfied this desire, and then it will have a marvellous effect. It will have a repercussion in the world of which you have no idea. It will spread forth. For the vibrations you have created will continue to spread. These things grow larger like the snowball. The victory you win in your character, however small it be, is one which can be gained in the whole world. And it is this I meant just now: all things which are done outwardly without changing the inner nature — hospitals, schools, etc. — are done through vanity, for the feeling of being great, whilst these small unnoticed things overcome in oneself gain an infinitely greater victory, though the effects are hidden. Every movement in you which is false and opposed to the truth is a negation of the divine life. Your small efforts have considerable results which you don’t even have the satisfaction of knowing, but which are true and have precisely an impersonal and general effect.
If you really want to do something good, the best thing you can do is to win your small victories in all sincerity, one after another, and thus you will do for the world the maximum you are able to.

The Mother, Questions and Answers 1953, CWM volume 5, pages 19 – 20.

The most important day of the year!

So today Tuesday – is Guru Purnima

It is not a public holiday. Few celebrate it. It is the most important day of the year

This is the day where the disciple worships his Guru – I should add spiritual Guru – as God. This statement is sort of an insult because the Guru is greater than God.

These ridiculous statements are very hard to comprehend. Harder to accept. And hardest to realize the truth

Why is it so difficult? For several reasons. You have not met a true Guru. Secondly even if you have met a true Guru, to be accepted by such a Guru and realize that the Guru has given you the ultimate ( in experience ) is very rare.

This is not theory. Such an experience must be accompanied with tremendous changes in personality and certain spiritual powers. The powers may be trivial but nevertheless they are significant

Without the powers what is the point in saying I am the divine but yet there is no ability or even a fragment of the powers of God That’s stupidity.

Anyway the person who can give you this in a second, open your doorway is to be immensely loved respected, obeyed and worshipped

That is Guru purnima. Few will ever get this

Those who have a Guru should go to his place and do the Puja. However such a guru is very rare.

The most important day of the year!

So today Tuesday – is Guru Purnima

It is not a public holiday. Few celebrate it. It is the most important day of the year

This is the day where the disciple worships his Guru – I should add spiritual Guru – as God. This statement is sort of an insult because the Guru is greater than God.

These ridiculous statements are very hard to comprehend. Harder to accept. And hardest to realize the truth

Why is it so difficult? For several reasons. You have not met a true Guru. Secondly even if you have met a true Guru, to be accepted by such a Guru and realize that the Guru has given you the ultimate ( in experience ) is very rare.

This is not theory. Such an experience must be accompanied with tremendous changes in personality and certain spiritual powers. The powers may be trivial but nevertheless they are significant

Without the powers what is the point in saying I am the divine but yet there is no ability or even a fragment of the powers of God That’s stupidity.

Anyway the person who can give you this in a second, open your doorway is to be immensely loved respected, obeyed and worshipped

That is Guru purnima. Few will ever get this

The purpose of life

Here is an interesting midway step

The purpose of life is to find God. Or discover that you are the divine. However this article gives a Midway step. Stop your ego and become nobody. Then your goal becomes more clear!

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/the-purpose-of-life-is-to-be-a-nobody

Misunderstanding

Question: Is it enough if I spend some time in the mornings and some time in the evenings for this atma-vichara (Self-enquiry)? Or should I do it always, even when I am writing or walking?

Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharshi: What is your real nature? Is it writing, walking or being? The one unalterable reality is being. Until you realize that state of pure being you should pursue the enquiry. If once you are established in it there will be no further worry. No one will enquire into the source of thoughts unless thoughts arise. So long as you think I am walking' orI am writing’, enquire who does it.

Question: If I go on rejecting thoughts can I call it vichara (Enquiry)?

Bhagwan Sri Ramana: It may be a stepping stone. But really vichara (Enquiry) begins when you cling to your Self and are already off the mental movement, the thought waves.

Question: Then vichara (Enquiry) is not intellectual?

Bhagwan Sri Ramana: No, it is antara vichara, inner quest. Holding the mind and investigating it is advised for a beginner. But what is mind after all? It is a projection of the Self. See for whom it appears and from where it rises. The I'-thought will be found to be the root-cause. Go deeper. TheI’-thought disappears and there is an infinitely expanded ‘I’-consciousness.

Question: I asked Mother in Sri Aurobindo Ashram the following question: I keep my mind blank without thoughts arising so that God might show himself in his true being. But I do not perceive anything.' The reply was to this effect:The attitude is right. The power will come down from above. It is a direct experience.’ Should I do anything further?

Bhagwan Sri Ramana: Be what you are. There is nothing to come down or become manifest. All that is necessary is to lose the ego. That which is is always there. Even now you are that. You are not apart from it. The blank is seen by you. You are there to see the blank. What do you wait for ? The thought, `I have not seen’, the expectation to see and the desire of getting something, are all the workings of the ego. You have fallen into snares of the ego. The ego says all these and not you. Be yourself and nothing more! Once born you reach something. If you reach it you return also. Therefore leave off all this verbiage. Be as you are. See who you are and remain as the Self, free from birth, going, coming and returning.
Source: Be As You Are
From Ramana Maharishi

A few points

Holding the mind and investigating it is advised for a beginner. – Thus meditation How ever there is a point where you focus. This state is a beginner state – even mother says that – asked Mother in Sri Aurobindo Ashram the following question: `I keep my mind blank without thoughts arising so that God might show himself in his true being. But I do not perceive anything.’ The reply was to this effect: eventually something will change

Second : Ramana Maharishi did not say anything negative about mother. So do not interiors it as a competition or one better than other.

We are so far below we can not truly understand what they mean – many times

You have fallen into snares of the ego

This is the crux. In the love of God – get immersed in it and there is no ego. When you reach there, truly reach there , the body falls down lifeless. Such great souls are rare

Litter

No matter what you think but until you have made a lot. I mean a whole lot of progress you won’t realize how much the mind us constantly preoccupied with desires and preferences. And we constantly act on it
From The desires to talk or eat or gossip or food or sex or fear etc. Sven by those desires we constantly act.


HOW CAN ANYONE HAVE PEACE WHEN ASSAULTED BY DESIRES?

HOW CAN DESIRES BE VANQUISHED WITHOUT HAVING CONTROL OVER MIND?

HOW CAN CONTROL OF MIND BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT MEDIATION?

HOW CAN YOU LEARN AND GET THE INNER DOORS OPEN TO MEDITATE WITHOUT A GURU? Reading books is lectures cannot open inner doors. It is a secret power much stronger than all powers in the world that is needed to own it

HOW CAN YOU DO NISHKAMA KARMA WITHOUT A MIND WITHOUT DESIRE?

I understand it – NOT NOT NOT!

So from time to time Kaali – the goddess of time sends great figures to help human. Many many have come. They all had great messages. Jesus Krishna Ram Vasistha, Ramkrishna, vivekananda, Babaji, Kabir, Mansoor, Trailoki Baba, etc

The list is humongous. They all had clear messages. Almost identical. Different garbs of message and appearances. But in essence same
So how many of their immediate disciples followed and understood it? Merely a couple. If we are lucky!
And yet millions walk around with arrogance. Ego. That they understood it. And spend hours teaching others . They are the masses who have understood nothing.

For teaching is not to be understood. It is to be experienced.

The love of God has to be experienced. Not in thought or fantasy. Be immersed in deep pain but they never lose sight of the love of God. And smile laugh and are content. Generally they remain poor with hardly any money. Most of the people I mentioned hardly had money.

In the love of God, money is nothing compared to the richness of God. At that point you truly abhor money and what money gives. You Prefer poverty. Find a guru who finds God richer than richness.

God is not sold for money !!! Nor can he be bought

And yet – you seek a Guru who charges. A course you pay for ! How unfortunate is the thought process- going to the Guru who attracts masses and charges and the enlightened with little money is passed by!
This my friend is Maya. This my friend is Satan. This my friend is bad karma. This my friend is ignorance

Nonsense interpretation

To love and surrender to God / Guru is theme.
These sentences are for those with ego of achievement and possession

How confusing!

Maharishi wrote

What is Bliss but your own being?

~ Sri Ramana Maharshi

(Talk 653)

So the egotistic, foolish, idiots, with no experience think their own ego is bliss

There is a simple test for that. Go to someone who will belittle and insult – if you remain in bliss then you have reached the real you

Otherwise you ego misled you. Your not in bliss. Far far away from bliss because you have not yet discovered the root of ego

Dream

Vasistha is educating Ram
So subtle – where is the world when you wake up?
Do you get the hint?

Important of a Guru
What is reality?

So great