– Sathya Sai Memories Cont.


The Dhobi Man: – Memories of Sai Baba

Who did Swami say he was? He said he was the Dhobi-man… He took it upon himself to clean our dirty laundry. ( Re: Our deeply in-bedded traits and desires.) On visits to the ashram, most of us would find we were having a goodly amount of our “dirty linen” washed by him. Of course, most people did not recognise their desires and certainly few saw their faults. They spent most of their time concentrating on each others’ faults. Often times, during visits to the ashram, I saw all kinds of odd behaviour and often times, I was aware of my own odd behaviour. I guess the amount of vitality that Swami pushed through us daily really did change the way we acted while there on visits. It was a bit like being put in front of a giant generator that set our hearts on fire and whereby we, for a short time, lost our usual worldly reserve and became what we truly are. Truly I tell you, no one knew our faults more than Swami. I can safely say that!  For Swami was a mirror to us.

Swami did not pick out only those people in the general public for the laundromat. No,  he especially chose those from the VIPs. The more important the VIP thought he was, the more he was put through the wash and grind. The odd thing, though, was those people hardly ever recognised they, too, were part of the process. Most just talked about others being “evil,” “bad,” or “crazy” or “lustful,” but little did they know the very  “evil, bad  crazy, or lustful” behaviour they were seeing in others, came through their own faulty visions and were, of course, a reflection of themselves. But as I have already said, they could never, ever see their own faults and desires, they only filed such lessons in the too-hard basket…

Here is a small excerpt from ‘Guru as Mirror’.

The relationship between student and teacher is a spiritual one, a relationship focused on identity. The quest for identity is the ultimate quest. To know oneself, to find out, to discover who you are, is the truth that everyone is looking for. The student seeks out a teacher because they want to know who they are. They are looking for help to understand the confounding complexities and limitations of their own personality. You could say they are having an identity crisis. Usually, the search starts with an experience of discontent and a feeling that they may be more than they thought they were, or that life may hold more potential beyond just eating, sleeping, money, sex, marriage, home, job and acquiring more stuff. This is why the spiritual path is not for normal people; it is for people who are looking for something more than success in the realms of the three basic power-drives which fuel the three lower chakras: money, sex and fame. When these start to look less interesting, it is then that a person is at a critical point where they begin to realize they are more than their body and mind, more than a skin encapsulated ego/personality. At this time, they begin to seriously ask: Is there more to life? Is compassion, generosity and kindness really worthwhile? What is Love, and does God exist?

We all need help to be able to see ourselves as we truly are. The job of a guru is to provide this assistance. A guru is someone who sees you as you really are, sees beyond your personality foibles, sees you as a holy being. It is through the medium of love that the guru is able to perceive this truth.”

A Study In Thought Forms – Daskalos


“The angel answer’d, “Nay, said soul; go higher! To be deceived in your true heart’s desire was bitterer than a thousand years of fire!” – from “A woman’s mind”

Angels and Demons – Thought both ‘Good and Bad’

Thought forms what are they?  What happens when we think good? What happens when we think bad? ‘Thought forms’ and how they affect our minds, bodies, The  Earth, and indeed The Universe, is often a subject that is ignored.  I offer you a study in thought forms from my late teacher Daskalos, a master of healing and a profound spiritual teacher. Below is just a sample lesson, one of many, given on this subject of thought forms. My eternal thanks goes to Daskalo’s spirit for being there just when I needed him. Many thanks goes to Researchers Of Truth Website. I might also mention that the Researchers of Truth do not like their teachings/or works to be broadcast, so as such, I have not posted too many details.

The emotions and desires we express dress our psychical body and thus color, and shape our personality. Yet, at the very core of our bodies and personality the luminosity of our Spirit-Soul radiates untainted. The type, quantity, intensity and purity of our emotions covering the psychical body affect the transmission of our Spirit’s Light within our personality.  The more loving and kind emotions we express, the more that Light shines through the personality. Consequently the happier and more connected to our Spirit-Soul Self we feel. The more fearful, angry or negative emotions we harbor, the less our Spirit Life-Light is able to penetrate our personality and touch the people around us. The same is true with our thoughts and our noetical body. We choose (consciously or sub-consciously) which emotions, desires and thoughts we allow expression. Thus, we are very much responsible for them.

We are dressing and re-dressing, our psychical and noetical bodies in the clothing of our feelings and thoughts constantly. The quality of these emotions and thoughts does not diminish the Light of our Spirit within, but only its ability to be perceived. This Light has been called many names by different cultures across time. Today in western systems, we call it the Christ Light and it is perfectly described by Yohannan (Saint John, the Divine) as the Light of the Logos, which is the light of everyone coming into the world. The use of the word ‘Light’ is a reference to the Self-Awareness within every human being.  It does not matter how revealed or obscured it may be within the personality, it is perfect Life-Light. It is this Light that Mother Theresa referred to when she visited the drug addicts, alcoholics and homeless in the Bowery of New York City (and elsewhere).  Looking upon the derelict personalities, she said: All I see in each of you is Christ in a distressing disguise.

We, as personalities, are able to cover this light or unfold it within our personality.  We do that by the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors we choose to express.  It is possible to clean the personality of negative feelings, thoughts, behaviors and unhealthy attitudes; replacing them with real love, noble intentions and selfless service thus creating a saintly personality. Alternatively, the personality can be so contaminated by hatred, impure desires, negative thoughts, and deviant behaviors, that a truly devilish personality is developed. More commonly, a personality, in between these two extremes, is created. In his parables, Christ often metaphorically referred to the human personality as a house.  A builder constructs a house brick by brick, stone by stone, board by board. We, too, construct our personality piece by piece with the emotions, desires, thoughts and behaviors we repeatedly express.  By these individual expressions, our character is formed and our destiny is sown.

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”


But, what, exactly, is an emotion and what is thought?  What are they made of and where do they come from? Why do some emotions and thoughts have such a powerful influence on us and others do not?  Why is it so difficult to free ourselves from the influences of the undesirable, harmful ones?  These are the questions for a Researcher of Truth.  These questions bring us to one of the most important branches of study within the System for the Research of Truth – ‘the Elementals’.   Every thought, every feeling, and every intention creates and transmits what we call an ‘Elemental’.  Elementals are far more than static units of thought and emotion.  They are living; they have a life of their own and their expression has strength and purpose. Other spiritual teachings call Elementals, thought-forms.  In the ancient Sanskrit language of India, they were known as “Vasanas”. The Buddhists call some types of Elementals “habit energies” and mental formations from our store consciousness (our sub-consciousness).  Certain biologists, psychologists and cognitive scientists have also hit upon the existence of these invisible but powerful forces within the personality of man and the society. They are calling some types of Elementals the “Memes”. These scientists focus on Group Elementals shaping the psychology of our culture. They call their twenty-six year study of these units of cultural transmission ‘Memetics’.   Their description of how Memes work corresponds to Daskalos’ seventy year teachings on how Elementals work.  Elementals range in quality from angelic to devilish.

Christ was calling certain Elementals: “spirits, mute and meaningless”, “unclean spirits”, and still others “evil spirits”.  “Spirits, mute and meaningless” are the pointless distracting feelings and thoughts that clamor for our attention and clutter the shallows of our mind.  “Unclean Spirits” are the negative emotions and thoughts that degrade the personality.  “Evil Spirits” are the devilish Elementals that are destructive to both the host personality and those around it.  Make no mistake about it; these are real devils in every sense of the word.  But they are not true demons.  Humans create them, so we identify them as human in nature devils. If allowed expression within the personality, negative group elementals can grow in power and number to the point of dominating the host personality.  They can even gain a kind of temporary possession over the personality.  They can influence that personality into horrible behaviors, crimes, and in some cases, drive them insane. Christ taught his disciple-healers how to remove the harmful ones from the afflicted personalities they were torturing.  Daskalos and the teachings of the Researchers of Truth also teach how to free the personality from the unwanted elementals as well as how to create Angelic Shield Elementals for our loved ones and our self.

Source: Researchers Of Truth (to whom I offer deep gratitude for their guidance through the years.)