The Thoughts of P.R. Sarkar

2. The Supreme Consciousness

You know, there is nothing disorderly in this Universe. Everything moves according to certain rules. In this solar system of ours, the sun is the nucleus, and so many planets are moving around the sun. In this ethereal system, the earth is the nucleus, and the moon is moving around it. Similarly, in the atomic system also there is a nucleus and electrons move around the nucleus. In our cosmological order the Supreme Consciousness is the nucleus and so many animate and inanimate objects are moving around Him, knowingly or unknowingly. Human beings move knowingly and other animals, other less developed living beings, and also inanimate objects – even some human beings – move unknowingly, unconsciouly. The radius of those who move unknowingly remains unchanged, or even, due to their mean propensities, their radius may increase. But spiritual aspirants always try to lessen the length of their radius. They come closer and closer to the Supreme, and when they come to the nearest proximity, they become one with the Nucleus, and that is the stage of Salvation.

Now, so many entities, so many individuals are moving around Him; they have so many physical structures – long, short, white, black, learned, illiterate – but the common goal is the Nucleus, the Supreme Consciousness. There should be no shyness, no hatred, no complex in human beings because that Nucleus is the bigger “I” of everybody – that Nucleus is the Supreme Progenitor of all.

Baba in Fiesch, 35

In this universe there is nothing beyond the Supreme Consciousness. You always remain within His circle. Imagine that a cow is tied to a peg with a rope. The rope may be short or long, but the cow has to move around the peg. Similarly, human beings are moving around the Cosmic Nucleus. They go round without knowing that they are tied to a peg, without knowing Who is at the centre. They think that they are everything, and that they know so much. They think they are not ordinary creatures; this creates pride in them. Then, while moving, suddenly a question comes in their minds. They ask where they are going, from where is the inspiration to move coming? When this realization, this question arises in their minds, then they know that they are moving around a peg, and that they have to go towards the centre, towards the Supreme Nucleus. The day this realization comes they become spiritual aspirants and the radius starts decreasing. When the radius becomes nil, then they merge into the Supreme Consciousness.

Human beings will have to go on moving as long as they have the feeling that they and the Entity which has created them, the Supreme Consciousness at the Nucleus, are two different entities. When they realize suddenly on reaching close to the peg that they and the Entity which has created them are not different, the distance between the two will disappear and both will become one – they will merge in the nectar of Cosmic Consciousness. This is the ultimate aim of all beings, of plants, of anything which has life. Therefore, the person who comes onto the path of spiritual practice early is wise – and also fortunate.

“Prajiṋá Bháratii” June 1980, 32

Now, the Supreme Consciousness is the Supreme Witnessing Entity. Whatever your individual consciousness is seeing or feeling - everything – is being witnessed by the Supreme Entity. Suppose you are imagining a rhinoceros in your mind, and that rhinoceros is moving within your mind – whatever that rhinoceros is doing you are seeing; whatever that rhinoceros is thinking you are hearing. Whatever the rhinoceros does, then and there it is being witnessed by you. No activities, no thought waves of that rhinoceros are a secret for you – you know everything. So whatever is being done in the universe is nothing but a mental creation of the Supreme Consciousness; everything is within His mind. He is the Macrocosm, and everything is microcosm. Each and every person is moving within His mind. Everything is within Him, nothing is without. So whatever is being done, He sees, He knows, He feels. This universe is nothing but a mental projection of that Supreme Consciousness.

Hence, because everything is His mental creation, so everything, everybody is His child. He is not the ruler, He is not the administrator, He is not the boss. He is the creator. He is the generator, He is the operator, He is the destroyer. When He withdraws His thought waves within Himself then nothing will remain. You came from Him, you are moving within His mind, and finally you will become one with Him. That is why I said, He being the generator, is represented by “G”; He being the operator is represented by “O”, and He being the destructor is represented by “D” – “G-O-D.” He is the GOD.

Baba in Fiesch, 54

God is the controller of that vital force which keeps the organisms alive. He is our friend Who saves us from the jaws of calamities by His affectionate and tender touch. He exists everywhere. He is present about us sometimes as sound expression, sometimes as thought or emotion, and then again sometimes as individual entities. There is not a place in the universe where His Entity is not manifest. What we apparently take to be a void is also full of His Entity. He is even where the human intellect cannot reach, and where the imagination bounds back, thwarted and baffled. In the planetary world, it is His glory that shines as the sun. The backbone of the nervous system, the praising of the dead ancestors, the truth of the sages, the controller, the friend, the sun – are all these separate entitites? No, all is He, all is He, all is He.

Subháśita Saḿgraha II, 25

There is one moon, but its reflections, falling in countless puddles of water, appear as countless moons. No new moon is born. The same moon is being reflected in many receptacles. Similarly, the one and the same Supreme Consciousness is being manifested as limitless individual entities, in countless mental receptacles, in countless minds.

Baba’s Grace, 167

Is He moving? No, no, He is not. He lies motionless like the stump of a tree. Is He far away? No, no, He is not. He is very close. He is the Life of my life. He is within you, within me. He is within and without all and at all places. When a spiritual aspirant gets adequately acquainted with His Blissful Entity, we say that he is established in the Supreme Consciousness. At that stage both inside and outside attain unity. Mind then remains aloof from the attraction of trifles, and real acquaintance is made with the Supreme Being. While the body remains in the mortal world, the soul is merged in the Supreme Soul.

Subháśita Saḿgraha II, 10