Spiritual Chapter 34 - Original Version
Title: "The Treachery of the Swamis"
From: Spiritual Book 02 - "The Pearl of Wisdom",
Author: M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him)
Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim. In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. Al-salam 'alaykum wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu kulluhu. Wa 'alaykum al-salam wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu kulluhu. May all the peace, the beneficence, and the blessing of God be upon us all. May God help us all.
My love you (anbu) - Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler).
Original Version - of Chapter 34:
Son, in this world known as the illusive tricky magical city, it will be very difficult for man to live as human in the times to come. It will be a very small number of people who will utter the name of God!
To be aware of the mystery of this world and the Hereafter, of the two stations of birth and death, you should conduct yourself with clarity and wisdom.
You require the help of a compassionate Guru to enable you to dissect it, to clarify, and to be aware.
There was such a virtuous Shaikh in this world 1880 years ago. Henceforth, such a true Shaikh will not exist nor will be available.
[Note: that would make it around the year 65 AD, since "Guru Mani" was written around 1945, and 1945 - 1880 = 65, or 65 years after the birth of the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon Him)]
On the other hand, neither will a true Disciple, who can make use of such a Guru, be easily found, even if a million Shaikhs be available.
However, Son, there are in this world, billions and billions of swamis dressed in saffron robes, wearing moustaches, and growing a beard like me.
They persevere themselves for their bellies. They destroy the truth of the world, ruin wisdom, make gods of stone, kill the conscience, consider the decaying body as fruit, sing songs in public, speak sweet languages, dance in many ways, run in a reckless manner, seek the almanac, move around wearing masks, and hold the world.
They sing the praise of the deities, seek to rob the Hindu temples, and having robbed them, look for people's houses and for women. These billions and billions of (false) swamis dance with their masks, and descend to the levels associated with poisonous intoxicants such as arrack, whisky, ganja, and opium.
The look for drinking vessels and pour liquor into their mouths. They stand and dance and apply the holy ash beautifully on themselves. They sing what comes to their tongues, and run around unmindful of the right or the left.
At the opportune time they seek salvation. They will exhaust you running through the toddy taverns (liquor bars). They will also sing out the remaining wisdom.
Such swamis will assemble and not afford any opportunity for God to exist on earth. They will behave recklessly, and unknown to anyone, try to murder the true man who lives truthfully seeking the mystery of God.
O dear Son, these so called swamis indulge in several other ways. They lose their conscience, and forget the Lord, and (forget) the rare magical formula.
Dear Son, are these people following their (false) ancestry, or are they behaving in this way because of famine or poverty?
Like the saying goes,
"Because of the famine they employ tricks to worship the world, and to collect
money or wealth, in whatever way for their bellies. They cheat wearing the garb of a swami during the day."
There are some swamis like this. They steal in the night. Many beg for alms. Many pretend by undergoing physical penance. Many speak in favor; then oppose. Many wear a beard and the mask of a saint. Many pretentiously wear the mask of a recluse with unkempt locks of hair.
Many cheat. Many make money through gambling. Many live comfortably in the temples. Many live on the income of the temples.
Dear Son, they help themselves, in whatever way their bodies can be nourished, and developed their bodies.
They provide a god as soon as an opportunity arises. They create a temple in the backyard, a god at the foot of a tree, a god in the street, a god next-door, a god in the sea, a god on the hill top, and a god at the cemetery.
No sooner an opportunity arises to feed their bodies, they provide a god, and keep a till to collect money, in order to help themselves. This is happening now. They exist to look after their bellies.
O Son, they make a god in an instant, if they so desire. This is not a frivolous matter.
No sooner a quarrel arises between them and the inhabitants next-door, or opposite (to them), and they produce a god. Such a god is not the Primal Lord (who dwells within each of us)!
The treachery committed by these men will earn for them thirty five million births.
Truth is concealed by their action, and falsity is developed in the world.
Many evil minded swamis are on the increase in the world today.
A large number of people get attached to them. The present world affords much importance to these so called swamis.
But Son, the true Swami is kicked and chased away.
End of Spiritual Book 02
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"The Treachery of the Swamis"
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