These karmic laws are difficult to understand; but if we follow what I am telling you, we can save our life, our coming down to the earth.
So fortunately we can learn how to pay off debts and come off this wheel of life. We daily sow seeds. They will bear forth fruit. Some are being fructified. Some are being laid in the sanchit karma, in store. The store of our karma is great. So in this plight if we meet some Master Who knows this law of nature, how to wind it up and liberate us from that law – He takes on the process of winding up all the karmas of the initiate. He takes over. It is a very difficult, very hard job, being a Master.
First of all, what does He do? He gives you a contact with the Sound Current within, by practising which the sanchit or storehouse karmas are burned away. It is a great blessing: all sanchit karmas are burned off. They will not fructify in future lives.
Then for kriyaman karma, the karma that we do daily, He prescribes the maintenance of the diary. You see? Now mark the purpose for which the diary is meant. It has a very important work to do. He is enjoined to lead a clean life and weed out all imperfections in him by self-introspection from day to day. This he is instructed to do.
The pralabdh karma is not touched. It is a result of that karma that we have got the present life. If Saints touch this, then the life will end; the very moment a Saint touches the pralabdh karma, the life will end! So He does not touch it because it is the cause of the physical body, which would vanish due to interference in nature’s law.
So a very small amount of karma remains to be tolerated by the initiate during the present life.
Now sanchit karmas in store are burned away by coming in contact with the Sound. The more you come in contact with the Sound Principle within you, the Naam or Word, the two aspects of which are Light and Sound, your sanchit karma will be burned away. Pralabdh karma is not touched. Kriyaman karma is just as I told you: for that He makes you to be very strict. Don’t spare yourself. You should criticise yourself as you like to criticise others. And weed out day to day. Some of the remaining karmas are kriyaman, you see; they are also polished down, softened down, by the Master, by the disciple’s devotion.
Now, you see, when you sit by a Master the mind keeps silent for a few minutes. Mind does not make any trouble. You have no thoughts, as a result of the radiation of the Master. And the qualification of a Master is given as, sitting in Whose presence your mind does not rake up any trouble for a while. As I told you yesterday, if you go to a man who sells scents he may not give you anything, but by radiation you get perfume. Similarly, in His presence, if you sit fully receptive for a time, your mind won’t make all kinds of trouble. That’s by radiation. And if you have a contact within? You see? Then the phial of perfume is given to you.
So pralabdh karmas, you see, are not touched, because over them we have no control. They have to react. What has to come to pass must come to pass. No exception to the rule. There is, however, one possible way out: one may so mould and develop his Inner Self through the guidance of the Master-Soul that he or she may not feel the bitter sting of the karma.
Just take the example of an almond or walnut when it is not ripe. You can put a needle through it. But when it is ripe, the shell is separated from the kernel, and if you put in a needle, it won’t pass through the shell. Is it not so?
When you sit by the Master, He wants to give you a way up, to rise above body consciousness; then even if all outer things do come up as a result of the pralabdh karma, they don’t have the pinching effect. That’s the blessing of the Master. A child is to be operated on; the mother takes the child in her lap while the operation is being done. And the child is satisfied: he sits in the lap of the mother, you see.
Those initiated, those who are devoted to the Master within, they do get bitter results of reactions of the past, but they are not felt. If we rise above body consciousness daily, they will not be felt.
There is a case of one Abdullah, who was a devotee of Mian Mir in India. As a result of the pralabdh karma, he was suffering very much but he rose above, back of the eyes. And the Master came: Oh, what are you doing? You have sown the seeds. You must bear the result of that. Why are you sitting up there? Come down!
But this is the Grace of the Master, if we follow Him. For the kriyaman karma we are to weed out all imperfections through the diary. Those karmas which are in store, those are burned away the more you come in contact with the Light and Sound Principle. So recent karmas which you do daily, they are weeded out by self-introspection. Whatever remains that also is smoothed down by the Love of the Master; the pinching effect does not remain the same.
So as I told you, it is like a walnut or almond: when it is not ripe, you can put a needle through; but when it is ripe, the shell is separated – you may try to put in a needle, but it won’t pass. Similarly, it happens something like that, when you are concentrated at the back of the eyes. You find you can stay there – or you, at will, work at the level of the outgoing faculties. Then let all these things come! Man will die; man will suffer; we may be operated on; this and that. But how great a blessing you have got with you!