From the Teachings of Sri Kaleshwar (Rendered by Monika of Penukonda)
What is enlightenment? When you recognize yourself, who you are, where you came from, where you’re going, and what is your duty on this planet. If you receive the perfect information about that, that is called enlightenment. Then you don’t care about anything in the universe. You don’t care about God because you know who you are – Aham Brahmasmi, everything is God.
Is God great? Everybody’s a God, everyone is a child of the cosmic energy, everyone is the purity of the Divine, pure Divine. Every soul is a holy soul, a pure crystal positive energy. When we can wash all our negativity, different illusions, when we can wash ourselves, we can recognize who we are, then automatically you will recognize you’re the purity.
When your energy is reaching a higher level, higher level, higher level then finally you see yourself for the first time. You recognize yourself for the first time. The first moment when you recognize yourself, when you recognize the whole creation, when you recognize the nature of God – that first shot, the first experience is called moksha.
The Vedic tradition says different things about what is moksha. Suppose my heart is very, very eager to see Baba. I waited ten years to take his darshan, to talk to him. Like really my heart, my energy, I tried to climb, climb, climb. I destroyed my illusion. I destroyed my darkness. I destroyed all my anger, depression. I destroyed everything then I climbed. Finally I got him. Then he came and I saw, ‘He’s simple.’ When you reach that stage, he’s high and you are also high, ‘Oh I reached the same height.’ To have that experience with your energy, to be with God, that first moment, that first situation when you open your channels. The opening of all your energy, that’s moksha.
People have spoken of only one type of enlightenment. It’s ok, that is one idea. It’s good but to say it’s complete…no. Here, everybody got enlightenment. I need to explain what that is. It’s a very delicate, sensitive matter. Everybody has that energy but how to recognize that, how to hook that, and how to utilize that? It’s so important.
Some people have been meditating and meditating and meditating ten years, fifteen years, ‘Oh I did huge meditation many years, nothing happened. I didn’t get any enlightenment.’ I don’t agree with that meditation and those teachings. Sorry, it’s my karma not to have much commanding on the English power. I’ll study. If I had good words to use in English, it’s really a beautiful subject in Swami’s mind. Only 10% I’m using. It’s impossible to talk. In Telugu 10 hours, 15 hours I’m talking, like an ocean about maya. We can talk on the illusion ten hours. Just on the illusion, like where it comes from, how it comes, how it links to you, how it makes you confused, and at the time how you can really handle it, how it shakes you, what type of dangers it creates, and how you can remove that. All techniques the Vedas indicate are huge. You don’t need all that.
Today you have the energy, everybody is receiving it. How to recognize that? How to use that properly? I’m going to talk on that clearly, to be very helpful. You need to control three key things to grow the energy:
- One, not recognizing your energy. Everybody’s meditating, meditating, meditating, sucking the energy but not recognizing how much energy you have with you.
- Two, self-doubt which is creating a lack of confidence. Even though you have the energy, you’re creating self doubts, ‘Really, do I have the energy? Maybe somebody’s just saying that.’ Creating doubts on yourself. Making less self-confidence.
- Three, growing egoism. When many people are getting much relief from your healings, after they get relief, then your egoism is automatically rising up. ‘I’m the boss.’ Even if someone’s says something to you like, “No, you shouldn’t do this, it’s not good.” You’re saying, “Hey, you’re nothing in front of me. I have some thousands of students. I’m a master. You know more than me?” Egoism, proudness, ignorance. That really destroys.
Who completely controls these three things will be very, very successful in the universe. Everybody here has huge energy but how to recognize that energy and the symptoms. It’s a very delicate, sensitive subject. Very sensitive.
About Monika Penukonda, Sri Kaleshwar said:
“Monika belongs to the Divine Mother, Kanaka Durga’s, feet. She is a Divine Ma on the planet. She’ll walk and give a lot of wisdom and clarity to bloom wisdom. This lady will bless millions of people on the planet. She’s going to do it.”
Monika is the author of Kaleshwar, and a modern rendering of the Sri Sai Satcharitra, The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba. She was the editor of Sri Kaleshwar’s books, including The Real Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and Shirdi Sai Baba - The Universal Master.