Chase the Dreams which make your life meaningful.
~My humble request to all, kindly read in full.
From …ALTRUISM …Secular Moral Spectrum
A Student---What is the kind of atmosphere that the Dev Samaj provides?
Teacher ---I give you a few facts and you can draw the conclusions for yourselves. In the first place, the Dev Samaj does not admit any man even as the lowest grade member, who has not given up eight specified gross sins about which he takes the following pledges:
1.I shall not myself take or give or cause to be given to others intoxicants, such as wine, o***m, bhang, to***co, charas, chandu, co***ne etc., except on medical grounds.
2.I shall not myself eat or give or cause to be given to others for eating, flesh or eggs or anything made therefrom.
3.I shall neither gamble nor be helpful to the others in such an act.
4.I shall neither steal anything nor help others in committing theft.
5.I shall not take bribes in performance of my legitimate duties.
6.I shall not withhold any money or any other thing entrusted to me as deposit; I shall not suppress payment of any donation promised by me towards a beneficent cause, nor withhold any debt borrowed by me from anybody, when I am able to pay or return it; I shall not suppress payment of the price of anything purchased by me.
7.I shall neither commit adultery, nor help others in doing so, nor remarry in the life time of my wife or husband.
8.I shall not knowingly kill any sentient being without a just cause for doing so, i.e. , when one is obliged to use the right of defense for himself or his relations or property etc.
The freedom from these gross sins is the minimum moral life which the Dev Samaj is achieving in the lives of fit souls who come under its influence.
From…THE DEV SHASTRA Vol.3….PHILOSPHY OF MAN
Q. What is meant by Love of higher or Altruistic pleasures (SaatvikSukh - Anuraag )?
A. In mankind there are lakhs and crores of men and women who, apart from members of their own family and some such persons with whom they are attached by the tie of some pleasure, do not perceive some pain, trouble or want of another person (with whom they are not attached by the tie of some pleasure) and do not possess any feeling to remove it by some legitimate means, and therefore do not bestir on their own to do any such thing for any such person. However, if there be some person in this very mankind in whose soul there is some perception or feeling to remove some physical pain or disease or some physical or mental want, or to help in the improvement of mental knowledge or to eradicate some really false belief or some evil custom or ritual of any such person or persons and if that feeling of his is also pure i.e., in doing some good to any one through this feeling, he feels no longing for getting praise or title or position or reward etc., from somebody in this world or of obtaining the pleasures of some imaginary heaven etc., in the next world, and actuated by this pure feeling, he makes the sacrifice of some of his wealth or some of his property or some of his physical energy or some of his intellectual learning and knowledge etc., for the above mentioned object, then such sacrifice of his, will be pure Altruism. If this kind of feeling becomes so strong in a person that it over powers his love of other pleasures and actuated by this feeling, he regularly or faithfully dedicates himself to the work and feels satisfied with the higher kind of pleasure or happiness which, in accordance with the law of Nature, he experiences in doing such action, then his love of pleasure would be love of altruistic pleasure.
~From …ALTRUISM …Secular Moral Spectrum
A student….What is fear, Sir ?
Teacher ….It is a painful and sometimes maddening emotion caused by some real or fancied danger to one’s self, one’s precious possessions, one’ kith & kin, one’s honour etc. It affects us according to our temperament. If it overwhelms us, we get demoralized and become unfit to face danger. We become cowards when it overwhelms us.
Dev Shastra Vol – IV..
Truths about Life After Death
Q. What is the relation of human soul to its body ?
A. The human soul is the builder, nurturer and controller of
its body. The body stays alive in its presence and meets its
death in its absence. This very soul constructs a new subtle
body after the death of the gross body if it has developed in
itself power to build a subtle body and is able to get
sufficient quantity of subtle particles from its old gross body.
Q. Does not the soul die with the death of the body ?
A. Not always. It is only when the soul does not have in it
the power to construct a subtle body or it does not have
sufficient subtle particles at its disposal or it meets
unnatural or accidental death, then it certainly gets
extinct, otherwise not. As soon as it constructs a subtle
body, it manifests itself.
The Evolution of Divine life in Devatma part 1
Research into the Principles of Soul-Life
(During the Theistic Period -- from1883 to 1886 A.D..)
I came to undertake in 1886 the most difficult task of discovery of truths in the field of
religion, but is soon as I set out on it, I realized how the path was full of conundrums
and thorns. I saw around me millions and millions of men devoid of this love for
discovery of truth and thus satisfied with their blind faith in matters religious . It did
not occur to them to question and to find out which of their various selfcontradictory
beliefs were true. Even if a small section among them, became
conscious of the need to sift among beliefs for one or other reason, they, ordinarily
took the closed attitude that none of their own beliefs was or could be false and it
were the beliefs of the opposite religion that were false. They or the leaders among
them took to search for arguments to refute the beliefs of other religions and to
support the beliefs of their own religion. They felt no desire to set themselves free
from the falsehood of their own beliefs. On the contrary, due to certain urges in
them which lead to falsehood, they felt impelled not only to stick to their false beliefs
but to take to untruthful conduct and remained completely at peace with
themselves. There were some among them who, even when they knew some of
their beliefs to be false, yet considered it necessary to indulge in the untruthful
exercise to prove them to be true to others. Apart from the pursuit of wealth,
honour, and bodily comforts, these millions did not consider it necessary to know
what to believe and what not to7believe about soul. Being slaves to these worldly
pursuits, they were entirely engaged in the pursuit of them. The possession of the
worldly objects was their only goal of life and they were always struggling to get
them. But my attitude of life was completely different from that of millions and
millions of the people of these religions. My psychology was completely
different from theirs. I was neither partial to any blind belief nor to any particular
religion. I was completely in love with truth. I did not stand in need of any help from
any religion and its tenets. I wanted to know truth and nothing but truth about soul life.
It is for truth that my soul was restless. It is true knowledge about soul that I truly
wanted for my own good and for the good of others. So with the awakening of this
love for research into soul-life, questions such as these clamoured for an answer:
(1) What is religion after all, about which different theologies give different
and sometimes mutually self-contradictory teachings?
(2) How is man related to religion? Does religion connote specific state
of soul-life? If so, what is this specific soul-life and by what criterion it can be
(3) How can this specific soul-life be cultivated in a person who is lacking it?
(4) What is soul? Is it subject to change? What causes higher or lower changes
in it? Are these changes law-bound? If these changes are law-bound, what are those
laws? In accordance with the laws of Nature, can different religious teachings
about soul be true or must there be some universal system of knowledge about
(5) What is revelation? Has it occurred only in the past or can it occur in the
present too? Is revelation possible to any man whatsoever? What is the
truth about revealed books?
(6) What is God-worship? Why do we need to worship Him? What do we
gain by it? How to differentiate true worship from false worship?
(7) What is sin? How is sin related to human soul? How does sinful life grow in
(8) How can one get Moksha from sinful life?
(9) What are the sacred or virtuous actions? How and when do they develop
in a soul?
(10) When, how and where one gets the fruits of his sinful or virtuous life?
Satya dev ki jai
& All the best
The Evolution of Divine life in Devatma part 1 ....
The Propagation of New Life
A month after taking my life-vow I made known the mission of my life
in a public lecture. After two and a half months I printed in my journal
Dharam Jiwan an announcement under the heading 'Good News.' It
addressed the good message to various religionists thus: "It matters not
whether you are ignorant or learned; a polytheist, a monotheist or an
Absolutist (Advait Vedantist) etc. but so long as you are slave of your
appetites and passions and indulge in life of sin and attachments to the
world, you do not truly believe in God, even though you affirm by it .
So long consciousness of sin does not grow in you, so long you do not
develop love for feelings which emancipate you from sin and you do not
cultivate altruistic life, till then, just as you will not be saved from the
suffering of sins and attachment so also this country will not attain to true
Since I was a great devotee of God those days, I attributed (in
ignorance) the higher urges of my life to God. I thought them as God-given.
Whatever sublime-life-imparting spiritual excellences
manifested in me through the process of evolution, I called it sanjeevani shakti (creative
force), and later on termed it as Deva shakti (Divine force).
For years after I took life-vow, I used the concept of Sanjeevani Shakti
(creative force) in my speeches and writings. Sanjeevani Shakti means lifegiving
force. When due to my soul-forces there was change for the better
in the moral life of a person, I attributed it to the work of creative or
Divine force. When due to the wonderful work of this force a soul gave up
destructve life of sin and attachment and became desirous for the life of
higher values, I used to call this holy change as Nav Jiwan (New Life).
I knew perfectly well that so long as man did not develop
consciousnes of the horrors of the life of sin and attachment and did not
grow love for freedom from sin and cultivation of higher life of purity, All his
worship, recitation, and ritualism in the name of religion was useless, whether
he is a Hindu, a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist or to whatever denomination he
belonged. I composed several songs to draw attention of the people of all
denomination to their great necessity of developing this New Life. The
following is one of them:
"Be saved now, be saved on this planet;
Give up life of sin and grow in new life.
Unless you develop New Life,
You will never be free from sin
Be you outwardly a Musalman, a Hindu or a Christian.
I considered it the chief aim of my life to propagate this unique New life in
the hearts of people of all denominations. I was completely absorbed
in this task.