Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-12.
Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -12.
( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship.)
When you lift one thread of a cloth, the whole cloth comes up, because of the interconnection of the warp and the woof of the cloth.
Likewise, there is an internal interconnection of beings, which prevents any kind of individual effort for the sake of salvation.
That is why salvation is universal, it is not individual. When you attain to the Supreme Being, you become the Universal Being.
You do not go there as a Mr. So-and-so or as a Mrs. So-and-so.
The path of Sadhana also is a cosmic effort of the soul, a subtle secret which most Sadhakas are likely to forget.
It is not a small, simple, private effort of yours in the closet of your room, but a dynamic activity of your essential personality, internally connected by unforeseen relationships with everything in the cosmos.
When you enter the path of the spirit you have also, at the same time, entered the path of cosmic relationship.
A Sadhaka is, therefore, a cosmic person.
A spiritual seeker, an aspirant is a representative of cosmic situation.
He is not an individual, though he looks like a person; and his Sadhana is not an individual effort. It is much more than what it appears to be on the surface.
It is, as it were, the conversation between Nara and Narayana – Krishna-Arjuna-Samvada, as they call it.
You and your God are face to face with each other. In Sadhana, in spiritual effort, you are face to face with your Maker.
And the face of the Maker is universal. He is not in one spot, hiding himself in one corner.
To be continued ...