IT MUST BE THE ANNOINTING ‡
‡ THE TRUTH ABOUT EGO ‡
AS I WAS READING RASAS ARTICLE ON EGO AND DUALISM/ NON-DUALISM I WAS OVERWHELMED BY HER INSIGHT. DEEPLY PHILOSOPHICAL, DEEPLY SPIRITUAL AND VERY PRACTICAL AT THE SAME TIME.
RASA: That is a great compliment. Thank you!
I THINK THIS IS THE KIND OF SPIRITUALITY WE NEED AND WHICH WILL BE ABLE TO PENETRATE AND TRANSFORM OUR SOCIETY AS WELL.
RASA: Yes, I believe that one should be spiritual but it is of utmost importance that it is a spirituality that serves mankind, helping others and our planet. Otherwise it could be a self indulgent luxury. I personally get my greatest joy from helping others.
HOW WE SEE OUR "EGOS" AND HOW WE HANDLE THEM WILL BE A DETERMINING FACTOR AS TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR VISIONS. I THINK HUMAN BEINGS ARE CREATED WITH THE WILL AND THE DESIRE TO REALIZE THEIR VISIONS, TO EXPRESS THEIR DEEPEST IDENTITIES, TO GET THINGS ACCOMPLISHED, BUT THIS WILL ONLY TRANSCEND OUR SMALL AND SELFISH EGOTISTIC WORLDS WHEN WE AT HE SAME TIME ARE READY TO SURRENDER OUR IDEAS, OUR VISIONS AND OUR PLANS TO A HIGHER PURPOSE.
RASA: Absolutely. I am always praying to God for vision of what is the best thing for me to do, and I want to do only what God wants, not what I want. I surrender my lower self to the plan of God. I rejoice that God can use me for the greater good!
AND THE HIGHEST IMAGINABLE PURPOSE IN THE WORLD I THINK IS TO FULFILL THE CALL OF A DIVINE BEING, OF A GOD OR A GODDESS. TO USE OUR EGOS WHICH INCLUDES OUR BODIES(AS RASA HAS POINTED OUT) AS VESSELS OF OUR WORSHIP AND DEVOTION.
RASA: It is the Patriarchal (spirituality) mindset that has made our bodies seem bad or dirty, and nature as something to control and dominate.
ONLY THEN CAN WE MAKE A TRANSFORMING IMPACT. WE NEED AND WE DESPERATELY NEED CONTACT WITH THE DIVINE WORLD. OTHERWISE OUR LIVES WILL MISS THE QUALITY OF THE POWER OF BLESSING, AND OF TRUE AND DEEP JOY, LOVE AND BEAUTY. OF DIVINITY. BUT WE ALSO NEED OUR EGOS.
RASA: Like Ramakrishna said, it always comes back. And I observed, through study of the saints, that you do need identification with world and flesh to accomplish anything. You cannot be in a trance all day, you have to have your feet on the ground! You have to be practical, logical and aware of time and space. Other than that it is difficult to reach many people.
ONLY THEN CAN WE CREATE A WORLD IN WHICH NOT ONLY OUR BASIC NEEDS ARE MET BUT ALSO OUR DEEPEST VISIONS BECOME REAL, TO US AND ALSO TO OTHERS. ONLY THEN A LASTING RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT, A COMMUNITY, A CHURCH CAN BE BUILT WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE AN INFLUENCE ON SOCIETY FOR A LONG TIME, EVEN FOR CENTURIES.
RASA: Let's change the world forever, in my vision, from Patriarchy to Matriarchy. It is coming no matter what we do. We are only helping to facilitate it and speed it along!
OTHERWISE ONLY A FEW "ENLIGHTENED" PEOPLE WILL BE IMPACTED AND NOBODY ELSE WILL HEAR ABOUT IT.
RASA: You are right. I AM Enlightened and I know I am. But to teach Enlightenment itself is not my sole purpose. Some will receive it. But I need to reach all sorts of people, some who will never become saints or Realized souls. But that is ok, also. We need to help the entire planet!
HOW THIS QUESTION OF EGO IS HANDLED I BELIEVE DETERMINES THE FUTURE OF A RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT. IF IT WILL PROSPER OR SOON BE FORGOTTEN. AND RASA I THINK INTUITIVELY AND INTELLECTUALY CLEARLY SEES THAT. SHE WANTS TO MAKE AN IMPACT. BUT NOT A SELFISH ONE BUT ONE WHICH IS MOTIVATED BY DIVINE POWER AND LOVE. AN IMPACT TO BLESS THE WORLD WITH TRUE AND DEEP PEACE. RASA IS AN INCREDIBLE TEACHER AND I SOMETIMES WONDER HOW SHE CAN REMAIN SO POSITIVE AND FULL OF LOVE IN SPITE OF SO MANY NARROW-MINDED PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND HER.
RASA: AHA Achim! You are aware of all the attacks? Indeed, they come from all directions!
IT MUST BE THE POWER OF HER CALLING, OF THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, OF THE REVELATION SHE RECEIVED.
RASA: It is exactly that and nothing else. On my human power I would have collapsed long ago. I would not have been a great person. Perhaps I would have survived, but could not have been an Instrument of God, leading a mission.
SOMETHING PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEIR EGOS BUT LACK THE CONNECTION AND DEVOTION TO THE DIVINE CANNOT UNDERSTAND.
RASA: Yes, I have an ego. A harmless one! I am not addicted or attached, just the normal ego everyone needs and I perhaps need a slightly tougher one (with thick skin) to survive my pursuits!
ON RASA : THE TRUTH ABOUT EGO