As the protests spread across America, our sympathies and concerns go to those whose feelings have been hurt by racism in any form or activity. Sahaja values, teachings, values and practitioners have always spoken out strongly against racism and, in fact, against all "isms" that are anti-spiritual.
And that's not just a point of view or an attitude. It's about accepting the simple truth that nature has for us. Realizing one's own spiritual self is awareness of a higher reality that transcends race, beliefs, cultures and beliefs. It is universal and a connection at the highest level of human consciousness.
Today we examine how the pursuit of spirituality can make us fully aware of problems in our society, and also provide a way of solving the problems that preoccupy us.
The mind is free and not bound by the fetters of body, mind or ego.
As we become spiritual, we make concerted efforts to move beyond our physical, cognitive, and emotional existence to a higher state of consciousness. We rise above illusory institutions like the ego and mind that control us. We have mastered all positive or negative emotions.
We try to identify the deepest level within us that is free from all restrictions. It's pure joy, pure attention, and most importantly, limitless.
Achieving our self-actualization naturally rises to a non-racial, non-discriminatory plane of existence.
In particular, we rise above hatred, greed and all forms of evil within us. If we are still not sure why racism, based on a false sense of superiority and hatred, is bad for humanity, we cannot be spiritual. We also violate the laws of nature that have led us to naturally become spiritual and overcome the negative emotions and evils. It is a myth that one can be religious and agree to racism at the same time.
The more the world becomes devoted to spirituality, the more the ugly evils of racism and similar concepts will go away on their own. It is an automatic way for civilization to develop to higher levels of maturity. Without the foundation of spirituality, applying legal, economic, and societal laws and resolutions, or even raising benevolence and support to fight racism will be a limited and short-lived solution.
Spirituality is based on empathy, compassion and forgiveness.
As we routinely instruct in our meditation sessions, one cannot reach or reach the spiritual being without fully forgiving everything and everyone. The powerful Kundalini energy just will not rise if we cannot forgive. At the same time, it is difficult to forgive when we fail to understand and acknowledge the problems of others and show compassion.
Conversely, once the Kundalini rises, it gives us tremendous power to forgive almost effortlessly and to rise above pettiness and hatred. It naturally creates a feeling of compassion in us.
Those who practice empathy and compassion do not have to be spiritual, but there is an important difference between those who are spiritual. They become persistently compassionate as a way of life, rather than just expressing it as a feeling or gesture when needed. An actively spiritual person like a meditator has compassion as its driving force.
To be spiritual is to stand up for the truth
At the 5th chakra level, the power behind our relationships and our communication, perfect balance, means that we speak out against untruths and injustices. Merely experiencing racism while opposing it is also a sign of weakness or mental incompleteness.
Developing a strong voice through wisdom and a complete balance of thoughts and feelings can only come when we embrace spirituality. Speaking in fear or just responding to injustice in anger is a flash in the pan-reaction.
Accepting the laws of Dharma, living them and gradually bringing our societies to accept them can only happen if one becomes spiritual.
As meditators involved in the pursuit of spirituality, we need to meditate much more in order to fill the world with positivity. We must also use the strength of our moral compass and values to oppose racism. Sahaja's practice is one of the greatest and best examples of inclusivity. Thousands of practitioners from more than 100 countries have come together over the past 50 years despite their diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs.
True unity and unity resides on a higher level of consciousness. We have realized that trying to align with our mind and rationality, and face reality, are weak and temporary solutions.
For us, the fight against racism is inherently anchored in our pursuit of spirituality.