The Inner Life
Urusvati knows that people have fantastic ideas about the past lives
of great spiritual individuals. They imagine that these evolved spirits were surrounded by the most
favorable conditions in all their past incarnations, as if they never suffered, were never in
need, and never endured the persecutions that they in fact so often experienced.
People do not believe that great thinkers, such as Plato,
Pythagoras, or Anaxagoras, lived the lives of ordinary beings. It is essential to understand
that even the most lofty personalities cannot avoid the fullness of their earthly emotions,
which are kindled in proportion to the scope of their mission.
Indeed, you should not assume that Plato, when he was sold into
slavery, did not react to all the turmoil of such a situation. Of course, he went courageously
through all trials, but in his heart felt great bitterness because of the injustice, and it was
because of this that he was able to speak so brilliantly about the best forms of government.
Pythagoras too was persecuted, endured great poverty, and suffered all kinds of physical
humiliation, but these tests did not diminish his ardor. Likewise, Anaxagoras was deprived of
everything, yet even on his difficult path he knew how to prepare for himself a majestic crown
Many lives must be compared in order to understand how the light
that shines so brightly is kindled by the blows of destiny. Chaos can be seen as the hammer
that strikes the sparks. Only the unwise think that the Teacher hovers above everything and
feels nothing. On the contrary, the Teacher feels not only his own burdens, but also the
burdens of those who are connected with Him. Such near and dear ones can be either in their
physical or in their subtle bodies. They may be close physically, or physically separated, yet
close in spirit.
Do not imagine that the Teacher remains isolated. Every one of you
can sense mental messages, but the Teacher feels them more strongly. We call these perceptions
supermundane, yet they include all earthly feelings. We do not separate Existence by conventional
May all people learn to love supermundane thoughts. In time man
will realize that in Infinity there is neither mundane nor supermundane, but only Existence. Supermundane II, 268