A few are
so born who confuse dhal for boiled rice and take
great pleasure in this confusion
Sri. Prabhakar Chintapalli
Dear brothers & sisters and Rev.
Sri. KC Narayana Garu,
I feel it is a great privilege to present this paper
before you this day. I shall admit that I have
compiled this paper mostly from my understanding of
the Master’s message titled “THEY HAVE LOST THE
OCEAN”. I have tired to bring out the significance
of adhering to what Master has given us for our
spiritual journey and the feel for the extent of
agony Master has expressed in this message.
Today’s topic “A few are so born who confuse dhal
for boiled rice and take great pleasure in this
confusion”, taken from the message titled “They Have
Lost The Ocean”, aptly summarises the situation of
those strayed away from the path.
In this message Master has alluded on:
Character development and its significance in
spiritual development of an individual.
Essence of strong character and courage that lead to
obeying the duty.
The agony around lack of willingness and
co-operation from abhyasis to adhere to the
meditational practices while resting the
responsibility of any shortcomings to Master.
Agony and eagerness of the Master to uplift and help
the individuals despite their lack of readiness.
Intense desire to complete everyone’s work
successfully and pour all His spirituality in us.
Also keen to ensure that majority of the abhyasis
achieve at least His own spiritual condition in the
shortest possible time.
The primary reason behind appointing many preceptors
How the method was lost in time and the associated
side effects of it.
How the bondage of egoism took over the situation
and the effects of it spreading across like a
decease such as suggesting considerably altered
methods of practice, which invariably leaves
significant burden on the Master
Misdirected belief that the faith in their ego is
This message clearly highlights the anguish of the
Master for awakening a) the ignorant that claims to
be followers of natural path b) those started
teaching considerably altered methods of practice.
As indicated in the message our Master’s heart is
ever intent and keen to ensure majority of
practicants achieve atleast His own spiritual
condition in the shortest possible period of time.
In order to expedite this and to ensure the message
reaching the largest number quickly and in good
measure, appointed many preceptors. Also it is
stated that the job of preceptors is that of
awakening the public so that their work can be done.
So it is implicit to say that the task of awakening
must be in line with what has been originally laid
down by our Master because it is His work. Hence in
order to become effective helpful aids for His work
it is incumbent upon us to spread the message AS IS
and work for the Master alone (meaning no selfish
interests). That is when we can safely say we are in
the service of the Master.
Whereas the irony that is pointed out in the message
is that the bondage of egoism caught on with some
preceptors (and seems to spread)) and they started
feeling high of themselves. As a result they slowly
started deviating from the idea of Master’s work
while gravitating towards the idea of self.
Naturally when the idea of self gets strengthened
the longing towards bringing out uniqueness
(separated-ness) develops thereby causing the door
open for injecting their own personal ideas into the
detailed practices laid down originally. Thereby the
power endowed to them for the Divine work and for
the benefit of others becomes burdensome and risky
on Master. It is risky because even the slightest
variation meditational practices can have the dire
consequences. It is burdensome because it has
multiplier effect and that much reversal effort
Master has to expend to correct the abhyasi(s).
Instead of being a helpful aid, they end up becoming
negative forces; this is when the original idea of
having a helpful aid (preceptor) defeats its own
It is within this context and in reference of those
individuals Master states that they believe their
faith in their ego is their power and they remain
entangled in it. Hence the topic of the seminar “A
few are so born who confuse dhal for boiled rice and
take great pleasure in this confusion” can be
readily understood in this context if we can
rephrase as follows: A few are so born who confuse
‘faith in their ego’ for ‘power’ and take great
pleasure in this confusion. Our Master also states
that to bring such persons back into the path is
nearly impossible due to they having gone away from
After having read this message I consider myself
lucky to be part of an institute whose objectives
(of spreading the message of Master in its purity of
content and practice) are inline with our Master’s
vision. As sincere followers of our Master every one
of us have the onerous responsibility to strictly
adhere to meditational practices as they are without
In conclusion, as sincere seekers of spirituality
and as a true disciple of Master, we can certainly
lighten the anguish of the Master expressed in this
message by closely adhering to meditational
practices as prescribed originally. I sincerely pray
that none of us would become or belong to the
examples cited in the message.