“Whatever act you do, do it in the thought “It is
the Divine’s command and therefore it is my duty to
The above message was given by The Revered. Master
in the article “Way to Perfection” at Tinsukia
centre on 25.11.1977.
1. The Revered. Master mentions that it is very
essential to adopt this procedure because retaining
the remembrance of God at all times engenders in us
a deep attachment to the Divine and leads to the
state in which Love for Him develops and overflows.
2. Even though Pranahuti is an unique tool/support
given by The Revered. Master for our progress, yet
He hints that the factors that get left behind are
Love and Devotion. The Revered. Master says “It is
your responsibility to engender these factors in
yourselves since by doing this the sadhak may be
able to reach his goal very soon.
3. Next question for us to think over is to how do
we develop Love and Devotion to Master?
4. During Pranahuti sessions the experiences of
calmness, peace, absorption etc., felt by every
abhyasi makes him /her feel very happy and joyous
and it gives confidence that, God resides in one’s
own heart and that He need not be searched anywhere
else and can only be felt beyond the grasp of our
senses . This experience enables us to develop Love
for The Revered. Master since it is He and He alone
who could give such experiences. This Love of The
Revered. Master alone keeps us on the path and
propels us to continue sadhana.
5. While offering prayer to The Revered. Master we
understand His highness who is our goal and our
lowliness and at the same time. By this we
understand our incapability of reaching the goal
without His support, and this understanding develops
6. Love and Devotion contribute for developing faith
in the system given by The Revered. Master.
7. Now coming to the topic of the seminar The
Revered. Master says “Whatever act you do, do it in
the thought “It is the Divine’s command and
therefore it is my duty to do so” (Page 128 of SDG).
8. Does every act of ours can be treated as Divine
commands. No. We have to clearly distinguish the
acts we perform. All acts which are against the
divine will cannot be thought in such a manner
though the society in which we live accept such
9. We cannot take part or even accept in thought the
acts which are against the divine will. We have to
abstain ourselves in doing such acts even if we have
to face problems. Eg: Taking bribe in Govt offices
may be a common feature for the employees working
therein but still it is an act that is against the
divine’s will as it is against the principle of
truthfulness and honest living as stated in
commandments of our Master. Hence it cannot be
accepted or even take part in it.
10. Some times we tend to miss some of our
meditational practices out of sloth, attending some
obligatory social functions social friendships etc,.
The reasons are mostly because we like to be good to
others to keep up a social prestige. We are not
confident and frank enough to tell truth to others
because of the fear that we may loose name fame and
the relationship. We should be courageous to face
criticism and humiliation in the social life to
stand on truth. Such participation in unwarranted
social events which does not come under proper
viveka should not be confused as acts done under
divine commands so as to justify ourselves. However
support of the Great Master is giving lot of
confidence to face such problems in life. By
following the method we develop viveka and this
helps us to understand the difference between need
11. The acts which are performed to maintain the
rhythm of Nature can only be treated as Divine
commands and any other act which are against the
will of the Divine and not in tune with the Nature
are only the results of the misdirected tendencies
of the mind.
12. In this connection The Revered. Master says
”Diversion from the path of duty is in fact not due
to circumstances or outside engagements, but only
due to the misdirected activities of the
indisciplined mind.(Page 86 of DR)
13. Hence every individual’s mind should get
regulated. For achieving this, the method of
‘Pranahuti Aided Meditation” helps. As a first step.
mind of an individual gets regulated if he practices
the system and follows it with sincere effort.
Gradually it increases and along with it, viveka
also develops to distinguish between Sat and Asat.
14. To understand any message of our Great Master we
should have goal clarity and determine to follow the
system seriously to achieve the goal.
15. In the above message The Revered. Master makes
us understand that we should do every act as a
divine command as our duty because by doing so, we
are in constant thought of The Revered. Master and
this gives us a special benefit of stoppage of
further samskaras. Hence it is very important to
develop this practice to reach our goal quickly.
Getting rid off the already accumulated samskaras to
bring out the Divinity hidden in our hearts so that
our acts are in tune with Divinity is itself a very
big task. Further we cannot afford to add more
samskaras through our thoughts and actions. Hence
the statement of this seminar assumes significance
in this regard.
16. Hence The Revered. Master suggests that every
work we should perform as duty to God in His
remembrance. For this, one should understand the
concept of trusteeship given by our Master.
Otherwise we develop undue attachments in our acts
which further adds to our samskaras.
17. In this regard The Revered. Master says, ”It
does not mean that we should become unmindful of our
worldly responsibilities and neglect our duty in
that respect causing trouble and misery to those
depending upon us for support. We must remain alive
to our sense of duty to them as much as to God but
without any undue attachment”. (Page 85&86 of DR)
18. For developing this condition The Revered.
Master explains that we should pray to God (at bed
time) with a heartful of love and devotion for His
guidance and support on path of duty.
19. Hence we understand that bedtime prayer is very
important for understanding our sense of duty.
20. Our way of life should be moulded according to
the commandments given by our Master. This is the
only yardstick by which one can evaluate one self of
the sense of duty he is having. Hence all the
efforts of the practicants of PAM are only to follow
these commandments in both letter and spirit to
express the Great Master and live in tune with
Nature to bring happiness to oneself and also to
Thank you for the opportunity