After understanding the events while I was managing Shantikunj (All World Gayatri Family HQ in Haridwar, Uttaranchal, India) many visitors and disciples asked the following questions: In the near future you will execute spiritual practice in solitude and will resolve to perform intense penance. Why is this so? When via righteousness and selfless service to the world one can devote to God why should you perform intense austerities in solitude? As a result of this your daily activities like guiding disciples etc will not be possible to execute. By imbibing penance that is full of hardship and living a life of discomfort you will not be able to guide those who otherwise contact you daily.
This question was full of deep understanding, serious and a bit problematic. As a result while answering this question only those were allowed to participate who for long had imbibed the basics of Spiritual Science.
I have said before that up till now all the service activities and spiritual practice executed influenced merely the gross world, the material world. Thus only limited guidance and blessing can be given in this manner. But the future times are going to be dire in an extraordinary manner. For that limited potential is just not enough. In order that special stature intensity manifests nothing less than high stature austerities will succeed. That level of penance akin to those performed by Bhagiratha, Dadhichi, Dhruva and Saptarshis is required which does not limit the gross body to ordinary potential. In fact the need is to penetrate the subtle and causal bodies too so as to manifest an infinite vault of high stature vital consciousness. This in turn will valiantly combat dire circumstances and attain the capacity to manifest divine creations. Further the vile distortions of the subtle atmosphere too can be rooted out with its aid.
In these days the clouds of distortion and hardships are looming large. The atmosphere is totally polluted. Poison has entered water and air to such an extent that natural calamities are manifesting in a big way. Various types of pollution in their respective arenas are creating such problems which cannot be overcome via ordinary methods. Famines, war clouds, political instability, crimes, thought based vileness etc are creating such dire situations that it is becoming difficult for life to sustain on earth. Bodily and mental diseases that are rising furiously are now beyond our control. Social goodwill behavior and traditional thinking are rare to find. Methods to ward off undesirable/unethical activities are not succeeding. Individuals and world society at every step are facing danger.
In order to ward off/decrease the above undesirable elements an extraordinary flow will have to be created. In order to obstruct the defeat of divinity that very Divine Energy will have to incarnate which like Goddess Mahakali will valiantly combat demonic elements and ultimately defeat them. In order that human beings attain this blessing there is no other option but to perform intense austerities. It is only via the energy of penance that divine existence will manifest. Today there is a great need to put into application the methods followed by Rishis and men/women of intense austerities of yore. Hence very challengingly these very steps are being taken.
Since time immemorial demonic forces attack and create obstacles when any great task is being executed. Obstacles were created by the demons Subahu, Marich and Tadka when Vishwamitra was performing a great Yajna. Hence he invited Lord Rama and Lakshman to overcome these demons. Demons Kalnemi, Ahiravan and Surasa were trying to bring about the downfall of Hanuman. All these were overcome only with the help of Divine Powers. In the near future this very intense power will have to be generated.
Everyone knows how the demons Bhasmasur, Vritrasur, Mahishasur, Aghasur etc created obstacles when divine tasks were being enacted. This time too during the divine task of re-ushering in of the Golden Era demonic forces will attack and utilize their demonic forces so as to create gigantic obstacles. Thus they can be opposed only via the use of very powerful Divine Energies.
Many amongst Gayatri Parivar members are aware how time and again vile people as per their capacity have attacked and created obstacles in the Yug Nirman Yojana (Era Creation Program) of Shantikunj. These minor attacks were easily overcome but none knows when terrorists residing in India, neighboring countries and in every corner of the world raise their venomous hoods. Under such circumstances in order to protect world peace such alertness and energy is required which is akin to an entire family of a farmer protecting their fields from getting attacked by animals, birds etc. We may not be terrorists yet we will have to find ways of protecting our selves from terrorist attacks. There is a dire need to root our terrorist attacks on innocents. This is a very widespread and dangerous problem which in order to overcome requires such efforts which is akin to the founder of Santikunj (Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya) performing intense austerities in solitude to amass infinite soul power.
There is no dearth of dangerous situations. No arena in the world is devoid of it. Even without guns etc booming such situations can crop up which can manifest terror, vileness, hardships and anarchy. War is not just something that burns all because there are many cases of cold war too. These create chaotic conditions and there is thus nothing but disturbance everywhere. In order that peace prevails everywhere a lot of infinite potential is required. The present spiritual practice being executed too is of this sort to generate infinite spiritual energy. Efficient ‘weapons’ are required to root out undesirable elements, vile behavior, calamities, unwanted beliefs, error prone activities and mockery of all sort pervading in the world. With ordinary straight forward means vile actions like demanding expensive dowry from the bride one fails to obstruct it. Then how will weak methods overcome dark gloomy clouds of undesirable activities and beliefs that are just mockeries? Like air pollution an atmosphere of unethical behavior too is no less poisonous. Hardships are not only those that are visible in the sky as dark clouds but that their deep roots lie in the subtle world’s atmosphere. In order to uproot it no less than intense soul force is required.
Lord Buddha and Gandhiji had not merely given discourses because they had also fought tooth and nail all vile activities that were widespread everywhere. One can include Dayanandji, Vivekanandaji and Gurugobind Singhji in this category. There may be other reasons why they succeeded in their endeavor but one cannot say that intense soul force did not play a major role. In order to root out hook, line and sinker today’s unwholesome trend in the world such soul force is required. One must not forget Agastya Muni who dried up the ocean and Lord Parshuram who with his hatchet uprooted unwholesome thinking of world society.
In future times many dire circumstances will have to be overcome. Also high mountains will have to be induced to bow down. Only then can flat land be made available and a wonderful monument can be constructed. Even to grow food grains flat, fertile land is required. For such goals bulldozers are generally used. In order to grow greenery in desert areas first the land is made flat and then arrangements are made to supply water via streams etc. The same holds true to generate soul power. River Ganges was brought down from heaven by Bhagiratha and the great women of penance Anusuya was responsible for manifesting River Mandakini on earth. Patal-Ganga manifested due to Arjuna’s intense efforts.
Via the rays of the hot sun steam from oceans rises upwards. As a result clouds are formed. It is monsoons that give rise to growth of greenery and food items. This is the greatness of austerities. In order that a radiant future manifests in the 21st century intense spiritual practice and penance is required. It will not manifest merely by chanting Mantras. It is the required energy of austerities that can melt the snow of Himalaya Mountains and thus satiate the thirst of millions. There are many such causes correlated to the austerities performed by many. This intense penance has been commenced by the founder of Shantikunja’s Gayatri Family.