“We should attempt the finite for the Infinite.”
Page 58 SDG 2005 Edition
Revered Sir, my dear brothers and sisters my hearty
pranams to all of you. Today’s topic of
the seminar “We should attempt the finite
for the Infinite” is taken out from the
message of our Master Sri Ramchandraji Maharaj
titled “Dynamic path of Rajyoga” from
There is a unique relationship
that is shared between man and God. It is the
thought force that is common between the both
which is acquired by us as natural inheritance.
The purpose of our existence is to be a happy
expression of Divine. Our duty is to hide more
of our self and express Divine in us. But the
individual self is projected in various colours
in gratifying the ego resulting in the formation
various layers around the Divinity in us. All
our actions are governed and directed towards
the process of satisfying not only our wishes
but also the wishes of the ones related to us.
We experience an imbalance due to the un- regulated
state of mind and as a result we either over-play
or under-play our role.
The awareness of the presence
and connectivity with the inner most self i.e.
Divinity which is infinite, real, permanent within
this finite self has become feeble and slipped
from the view. Therefore any serious search of
externalized ways of attempting to know the infinite
are not bound to be successful as it is not natural
and not in tune to the Real Nature.
Anything that is definable or
possesses a specific form or structure is finite.
Therefore anything material or comprehendible
cannot stand long and is not ever lasting or permanent.
In order to restore back our link in a strengthened
way we should adopt only that method which is
natural and subtle. Master asserts that we should
attempt the finite for the infinite. For example
it is through this finite form the infinite can
be experienced Therefore due care has to be taken
to protect it. It has to be preserved to do the
Divine work. Its role is only that. If we pay
more attention to our body i.e. finite, taking
it as a base it is bound to fall off. Many a times
the finite self takes a lead over the infinite
self in us. Therefore there is a constant need
for us to take the support from some one who has
undergone those conditions and can really help
us in getting over them effortlessly.
Finite is something physical,
static while the infinite is something dynamic.
It grows and expands our consciousness. All our
attachments are related to this aspect(i.e. finite).
We own all those whom we consider to be related
to us and are relevant to us. Thus confining the
infinite self in us to a finite or a limited area
in functioning and forgetting the commonness of
In PAM it is during the first
sessions of introduction by the influx of Pranahuti
we experience ourselves to be something to be
more than this body, not bound by time etc. The
grasp on Infinite which got dimmed is revived.
Every time we partake Pranahuti a new understanding
or knowledge is given. Because of this we gradually
come out of the shackles of finite layers and
enter into the realms of infinite. A gradual freedom
from various binds is naturally experienced. It
gives lot of settled -ness to the mind. Prayer
attains a new meaning and understanding. A glimpse
of calmness, and experiences of expansion confirms
and assures us the presence of the infinite in
us and our nearness to It.
In this respect our beloved Master
has graciously blessed the humanity with the methods
which are specific in one way to be considered
and result oriented. I understand it to be specific
or finite or graspable in one respect as every
method is focused and localized at one particular
place. In other respect they are endless in themselves.
The object of meditation i.e.
Divine Light Without Luminosity which is infinite
is localized by supposing it to be present in
the heart where it beats which becomes finite.
On what we meditate we become that. So when we
meditate on Divine light without luminosity we
get close to that and tend to become that itself.
The finiteness of our thinking thus transforms
to infinite in nature. Love which is confined
to the select few expands with no boundaries or
discrimination. Service to fellow beings in bringing
about transformation is felt as a fraternal obligation.
Our prayer at 9 p.m. shall be done with sincerity
for the spiritual development of all those brothers
and sisters in the world at large without any
The various qualities of Divine
like sharing, Sacrificing individual interests
for the betterment of others, Service etc., which
are limitless attributes by themselves are possible
only for a human being. They manifests through
this finite form. Infinite is expressed through
this finite form. It is by working in the world
putting all our efforts in performing our duties
with sincerity and dedication only this can be
possible and expressed in a meaningful way. Commandments
given by our beloved Master serves as a yardstick
to judge oneself giving a scope for a gradual
evolution of an individual.
Therefore the highest i.e. the
thought energy in the form of Pranahuti is used
for the transformation of a person. It is introduced
at the first stroke of introduction into the system
itself and continues to extend the help forever
in ones sadhana.
Similarly the purification process,
meditations on points A & B which are unique
and key factors of ones progress on the spiritual
path are specific to practice and yet yield results
which are endless in nature. For example purity
is something limilitless and infinite in character.
The possibility for a select
few of attaining highest spiritual states and
growth of consciousness to Divine realms is made
accessible to all the humanity by the showering
Grace of our Masters of line of order thus enabling
us to express the infinite through the finite.