Meanings of Prophecies in the Bible
The followers of Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) believe that God and His creation man are two separate entities. This is called dualism because it accepts the separate existence of God and man as the truth. The believers of these religions cannot accept the concept that man can become God. They believe that it is impossible for man to meet God face to face or actually visualize Him in any way. In contrast, Vedic (Hindu) religion believes that God and man are not two separate entities. According to Hindu philosophy, man attains Godhood when his evolution is complete. Man can attain this complete evolution only when he rises above his physical and mental consciousness and progresses through the last three stages of spiritual consciousness with the blessings of a spiritual master like Guru Siyag. This is non-dualism as it does not differentiate between God and man. Hindu philosophy not only explains the concept of ‘So-aham’ (My true being is God) but goes on to lay down the functional method for man to attain this highest stage of evolution.
Says Lord Krishna in The Gita: “Isvarah Sarvabhutanam hrddese arjuna tisthati bhramayan sarvabhutani yantrarudhani mayaya “ (The Lord abides in the hearts of all beings, O Arjuna, causing them to turn round by His power as if they were mounted on a machine) (B.G. 18:61)
However, in contrast to the current Christian belief in dualism, the Bible echoes the Hindu belief in non-dualism when it says“And what agreement hath the temple of god with idols? For ye are temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (2 Corinthians 6:16)
Be Born Again
The Bible is silent about Jesus’ “absence” for a long time when he was in his 30s. But when Jesus did “reappear” after this long hiatus, he began preaching the need for man “to be born again” to see the kingdom of God.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”(John 3:3)
“Nic-o-de-mus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” (John 3:4)
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5)
“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.” (John 3:6)
“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” (John 3:7)
“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the spirit.” (John 3:8)
There still appears to be considerable confusion among the interpreters of Bible over what Jesus meant when he talked about the need for man “to be born again.”
However, the “born again” concept has been enshrined in the Hindu religion, which preceded Jesus by several thousand years. Hindu philosophy offers the concept of becoming ‘Dwija’ (twice born). Explains Guru Siyag, “According to Hindu philosophy, man is born twice in one lifetime on earth; first to his biological parents, and for the second time, when he is initiated as a disciple by a Guru for the spiritual practice through Yoga. The initiation of a seeker as a disciple marks the beginning of his spiritual evolution leading to his self-realization and self-visualization. It is therefore likened to another birth under the Guru’s benevolent care.”
Followers of Christianity in the west will realize this true meaning of “being born again” only when they are initiated into Siddha Yoga through Shaktipat by Guru Siyag in the near future.
Where was Jesus during his long hiatus?
Gurudev Siyag states that the truth behind Jesus’ long absence of 18 years from his surroundings will be revealed when the followers of Christianity in the west turn to Siddha Yoga and begin meditating. During these meditation sessions, the followers of Christ will see visions, which will reveal the truth about where Jesus was and what he was occupied with. Bible has made a clear prophecy thus, “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.” (Mathew 23: 38) “For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord” (Mathew 23: 39).
Power of Divine Word
The ancient Hindu religion was the first to acknowledge and understand the importance of divine word or mantra for man’s spiritual evolution. According to Hindu philosophy, God created the world through the primordial divine sound ‘Aum’ (Om). “Aum (Om) Tat Sat — this is considered to be the three-fold symbol of Bramhan (the Absolute). “By this were ordained of old the Brahmins, the Vedas and the Sacrifices.” (Gita 17: 23)
The other religions that came later also acknowledged the centrality of the divine word for the existence of the Universe. Says the Bible: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). “The same was in the beginning with God” (John 1:2). “All things were made by him: and without him was not anything made that was made” (John 1:3). “In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4).The same belief has been expressed in Genesis (1:1 to 1:10).
GSSY is therefore based completely on the foundation of a unique mantra, the divine word that purifies the seeker’s body and mind, frees him from the bondage of Karma and leads him to self-realization and self-visualization. The divine word that Guru Siyag gives during initiation activates the divine cosmic energy force called Kundalini lying dormant in the seeker’s body and purifies every pore and cell in the body and clears the Karmic blockages which results in curing of any diseases, stress, psychological disorders and addictions that the seeker may be suffering from.
The Bible describes the divine bliss thus, “Joy is an internal happiness, it comes into the hearts of all true believers. It dwells in the heart and is not transitory like other worldly sensual pleasures. Lord’s joy is perfect; it keeps filling up cups of our hearts till they overflow. His joy that flows in our hearts can overflow to the hearts of others as well.”
Lord Krishna has explained thoroughly this Divine joy in the Bhagwat Gita thus: “When the soul is no longer attached to external contacts (objects) one finds the happiness that is in the Self. Such a one who is self-controlled in Yoga on God (Brahma) enjoys undying bliss” (B.G. 5:21).
“The yogi of subdued mind, ever keeping himself thus harmonized, attains to peace, the supreme nirvana, which abides in Me”. (B.G. 6:15)
“That in which he finds this supreme delight, perceived by the intelligence and beyond the reach of the senses, wherein established, he no longer falls away from the truth” (B.G. 6:21)
“For supreme happiness comes to the yogin whose mind is peaceful, whose passions are at rest, who is stainless and has become one with God” (B.G. 6:27).
“Thus making the self ever harmonized the yogin, who has put away sin, experiences easily the infinite bliss of contact with the Eternal” (B.G. 6:28).
Divine Transformation of Mankind
The Bible speaks of the divine transformation of mankind that the Comforter will usher in thus: Daniel (12:3&4) – “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.”
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” (12:4).
Proverbs (4:18) — “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”
Matthews (13:43) — “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
Corinthians (3:18) — “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord.”
According to Hindu religion, the 10th avatar or divine incarnation will be the last one, ending the cycle of four epochs — Sat Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapar Yuga and Kaliyuga. It is this 10th avatar, which will help the entire mankind reach the zenith of evolution in its true sense.
According to Vedic philosophy, the human body is composed of seven basic sheaths: Matter, Life, Mind, Supermind or Gnosis, Bliss, Becoming and Being. Human evolution has passed through the first four sheaths, leading to man’s current progress. However, man cannot progress through the last three sheaths – Bliss, Becoming and Being (known in the Hindu terminology as Sat, Chit and Ananda) — unless he is backed by a divine force. This is because these three sheaths lie beyond the realm of the physical world into the spirit world. Prophecies made in the Hindu scriptures say that only the 10th avatar will help mankind cross the last three layers of consciousness and become divine itself.
Jesus too makes a prophecy about the advent of this avatar or the divine incarnation in Mathew (23:39): “For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”
Sri Aurobindo was confirmed in his conviction that prophets and saints and other religious monks had until now proved to be a failure in ushering in lasting peace and tranquility in the world. However, he was equally convinced that the 10th avatar promised in the Hindu scriptures alone would be able to save this world from total annihilation and to establish lasting peace on earth. Through the practice of Yoga, Sri Aurobindo worked toward the realization of Krishna’s philosophy. Said he, “For the sake of humanity I have got the great boon from the Lord that the earth could have asked for.” Granting this boon to Sri Aurobindo, said Lord Krishna: “Soon an occult power will incarnate from the above world of consciousness and that will subdue the evil empire of death and falsehood and will establish ‘His Almighty’s Kingdom’.”
Sri Aurobindo was fortunate to witness closely through a vision the advent of this divine force on earth. He proclaimed later that the divine force descended on earth in human form on November 24, 1926. He called it the descent of Krishna into the physical world to bring about a divine transformation of mankind. He predicted that this divine force, after leading a near anonymous life, will come out in the open with its mission by the turn of the 20th century (On Himself).
Guru Siyag was born on November 24, 1926.
One can find an echo of Lord Krishna’s boon in the 1 Corinthians 15:26: “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death” and the Revelation 2:11: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.” Thus Bible refers to the descent of the divine force as a human embodiment of the occult power.
World will challenge the Comforter
Though Guru Siyag answers to each and every sign that Jesus gave his disciples to identify the true Comforter, he is well aware that today’s world dominated by materialistic tendencies will not accept him as such easily. The world will demand proof of divinity beyond doubt. Bible foresaw even this when it said,
“For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people”(Isaiah 28:11)
“To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.” (Isaiah 28:12)
“Bring forth the blind people that have eyes and the deaf that have ears.” (Isaiah 43:8)
“In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 14:21)
As predicted by the Bible, Guru Siyag’s spiritual journey so far has been full of trials and tribulations, with skeptics raising doubts about His divine powers despite clear evidence in sight. He is however unperturbed. For He is confident that God’s will, will ultimately be done, no matter how many severe tests he may have to go through. Says he, “I have full faith in the Supreme Spirit that He will provide me with success. Therefore on the same command of that Supreme power that gave “Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the king of Jacob.” (Isaiah 41: 21), I placed my case before the world. I do hope that all the intelligent and righteous people will closely study my statements and help in bringing about a total spiritual revolution in the world to establish lasting peace on earth.”