The Divine Theme, Explained – Part 1

The Divine Theme Chart*

(Click here to see original large picture from web site)

When Deshmukh had finished, Baba began his explanation by stating: “Today, let us begin by saying that only God exists. If there is something beyond God, that too is God, and so every one of you is within God.”
Deshmukh read out the forward to the chart, and Baba said: “I have already explained all this before, but today I will throw more light on it and make it clear.”

He drew this diagram on the blackboard:

When I was a teacher for twenty-five days in Nargol [during 1915], I had drawn this diagram. I remember it well.

Before listening to the explanation of the chart, fix your attention to this one point for a moment. Because of these covers of the mind and body, the drop does not see the Ocean.

Now what happens? The body drops, but the mind remains. And when the body drops, its impressions immediately manifest, trying to spread themselves and assume a new body. They want expression through the body, and so another body comes into existence which is made up of these impressions.

Thus, with the dropping of every form, the sanskaras want to take another body. If these sanskaras are crooked – meaning, evil – the body is also crooked – diseased, for example. If the sanskaras are evil, the body suffers pain; if they are good, the mind is happy.

So long as the mind is there, the impressions also will be there and, with these, the body also. The soul won’t see God until the sanskaras are finished. Dropping of the body is therefore of no avail, but if the mind goes, then there are no sanskaras left. They disappear. But the paradox is that the body’s falling and sanskaras asking for another body to spend themselves help the soul gradually to gain self consciousness for the drop to see the Ocean – the Oversoul.

Then what is required? The mind must go; then alone can these impressions gathered automatically disappear. Then the body – the drop soul – sees the Ocean. This was the original state of God. But at that time the soul (atma) was sleeping with its eyes closed.

Baba closed his eyes; then opened them and continued his dictation.

Now the eyes are opened because the veil of the mind and body has disappeared.

If you listen carefully, your eyes will open too.

Baba signaled to Deshmukh to proceed with the main points about the explanation of the Divine Theme chart.

After some time, Baba pointed to a large drawing of the chart and stated:

This soul – start from “A” – has to become “Z,” God. In truth, both are the same – the One. But for this “A” to become “Z,” it has to go through the evolution, reincarnation and Realization processes.

Now, what is represented on the chart? Red represents sanskaras, blue represents consciousness. “S” represents the Soul. What you will find from “A” to “Z” about the red and blue, is that the red and the blue both go on increasing until the human form.

But in the Realization process, what do you see? The red gradually decreases, the blue remains the same and in the “Z” state the red completely disappears, leaving only the blue. That means that up to the human form, during the evolution and reincarnation processes, the sanskaras increase, but so also does consciousness. And in the Realization process, the sanskaras gradually decrease and only consciousness remains.

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* The Divine Theme chart taken from AMBPPCT site:
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