‘I am well pleased at your sincere devotion. I am born again and again to chastise the wicked and protect the virtuous. This time I shall be born in your cottage and accept you as My father.’ Khudiram was struck dumb with awe.” (Ibid., 8.)
J: Because there is ~ what you think of as your human reproductive ways are very useful, but it is not the only way that conception takes place. We have talked, earlier, a little bit about inspiration, and about how that can burn and explode. Well, joy can explode within the womb, within the female, if she is of a nature that is in complete alignment, as this one was. She was prepared diligently, throughout her entire life.
It is not a difficult thing. It is only the humans ~ the other beings understand it perfectly ~ the humans have always been reticent to understand that one can be so filled with light that it can create new life.
“When I have used the term ‘I am,’ I was aligning with All, with Source, with Father/Mother/One. That is the alignment. And if you, Steve, or listeners, say, ‘I am the truth,’ then you have aligned with that, and you have become that.” (8)The “I am” could be said to be the same, I think, as the Self, which is one with the All-Self, which is why many masters offer us a variation on this theme:
Knowledge of self is the key to knowledge of God, according to the saying: ‘He who knows himself knows God.’” (9)
“To attain enlightenment without seeing your nature is impossible.” (10)
“To know God is not an easy matter, until one becomes a knower of one’s self.” (11)
“My Me is God, nor do I recognize any other Me except my God Himself.” (12)
(5) “[One] day when she was was standing with Dhani before the Shiva temple adjacent to her house, she saw a flood of celestial light issue from the image of Lord Shiva and dart towards her. She was about to speak of the phenomenon to her friend, when the light entered her body and completely overpowered her, rendering her unconscious. Dhani nursed her back to consciousness and, gearing her whole story, was at first puzzled and then took it as a nervous disease, But Chandra felt as if she were with child.” (Life of Sri Ramakrishna. Calcutta: Advaita Ashram, 1977, 9.)
“That night he had a strange dream. He felt himself transported again to the temple of Gadhadar where in the solemn silence of the sacred precintcs, he found his forefathers feasting with gladdened hearts on the oblations.“Suddenly a divine effulgence filled the room and the spirits of the departed fell reverently on their knees before a luminous Person seated on a throne. The effulgent one beckoned to Khudiram, who came forward and, with a heart full of devotion, prostrated himself. Addressing Khurdiram in a tone of great sweetness, He said:‘I am well pleased at your sincere devotion. I am born again and again to chastise the wicked and protect the virtuous. This time I shall be born in your cottage and accept you as My father.’ Khudiram was struck dumb with awe.” (Ibid., 8.)