Bhagavan about "Antaryamin (Indweller)"
Sri Amma Bhagavan
(Kalki) Speaks - Messages by Sri Bhagavan
Question: What is Antaryamin? And how does
Anteryamin awaken in us?
Kalki Bhagwan: We often us the word God, but God means different
things to different people. But actually we can define God as your higher
sacred self, higher intelligence, higher consciousness…
Sometimes you might have seen hundreds of birds flying like one bird. Have
you seen this? So, actually you can know that the whole group has got a
single consciousness, but the individual bird will follow the consciousness
of the whole pack. Sometimes you will find one or two birds dropping out and
again they get back to the main flock. If we say that the individual bird is
you, then that full total bird consisting of all birds is the Anteryamin. It
can be called God or higher intelligence etc. So when we say you have the
Anteryamin or that Anteryamin is awakened , what it means is you are the
part, are in touch with the whole. In the flock of birds, if one bird drops
out of the group, two or three birds come out and help that bird to go and
join back. Only thn the whole thing can function. So as long as the small
bird is following the big pack, you can say the small bird is following the
will of the group or the pack. So if you have the Anteryamin and can talk
with Him, then, ‘You’, the part is following the will of the whole or the
Divine will. So it is not enough if you are willing to follow the Divine
will, you must know what the Divine will is, what the will is of the higher
consciousness, without which you are like a bird fallen of the pack.
You are in fact an orphan. The Anteryamin is the Whole, and to have the
Anteryamin means you are in touch with the whole. The whole of human
consciousness put together is more than the individuals consciousness. It is
not 1 + 1 = 2 but it is 1 +1 = 4. That is what is “Synergetic emergence”.
Hydrogen and oxygen fuse to form water, whose properties are totally and
fundamentally different from hydrogen and oxygen. This emerging
consciousness is called God or Cosmic consciousness. And this cosmic
consciousness is what is the Anteryamin.
The Anteryamin is you inner guide and your supreme friend who can guide you
and protect you. Today many a time you are in conflict. What is right and
wrong? what is good and bad? You unable to decide this. Even when you
decide, many times you regret your decisions. But when the Anteryamin is
awakened, you will exactly know how to respond to every situation of life.
At every step you will have someone to guide you, on whom you can trust and
who accepts you exactly as you are. And also when you have the Anteryamin,
enlightenment is very easy.
So until now we have seen what is the Anteryamin and why do you need an
Anteryamin. Now I will tell you how the awakening of the Anteryamin actually
happens. Basically in our society, the kind of schooling, education and life
style one has, you are not allowed to experience and express your emotions.
You are quit suppressed. That is why some have difficlty in getting
Anteryamin. So once you have got in touch with your suppressed emotions and
if you invite the Anteryamin with your whole heart, it will awaken in you in
the way it chooses or in the form you desire. To have the Anteryamin is the
natural state of Man, it is your birth right; it is just like breathing or
digesting. In the Ancient days everybody was in touch with their Anteryamin.
There were tribes in Africa a hundred years ago, who where in direct
communion with their Anteryamin. They lived a wonderful life. All that you
must do is, from your heart, with emotion, with great feeling and with a
bond, a liking, you must invite the Anteryamin and then it will awaken in
you. It is not at all difficult. You think it is difficult and have all
kinds of wrong perceptions. The Anteryamin is not bothered about what kind
of a person you are. The Anteryamin is your friend and so doesn’t judge you
or condemn you. All it want is that you invite it with a feeling and a bond.