Dec 18+24, 1990. Internatonal 7day Retreat. Costa Rica.
Now you see, God can even destroy the whole world if the world is not good. If we are not good, then, just like machines which are rusted and of no use, we have to be destroyed and made, into new instruments. The same substance made into new instruments. For example, when you go to a garage or someplace, people buy or tow back ruined cars or damaged metal parts, and apparatus. Then, they press them into big lumps of metal, put a lump here and a lump there, and they will be made into new apparatus, new instruments. These useless metal pieces will become useful again.
It's not lost; it's not wasted; it's not thrown away, but just made into new things. So, it's similar to all kinds of hells or retributions. It's just to melt us to destroy some of the bad qualities, to make us into new, useful persons again.
Sometimes we think the Earth is an inert place, with no feelings. But sometimes we feel that she has some power, some feelings and some arrangement. She supports everything, and transmutes all dirty things into beautiful things. But sometimes she can't bear some bad people. So she kicks them out through disasters; or swallows them up, digests them, and puts them in the bottom of her stomach, out of sight.
You see now. Even though if we don't have wars, we have natural disasters. It seems this is a natural evolution or natural arrangement, to regulate the world, to make things maybe more beautiful or more balanced, and destroy some decayed and useless part of the world, or maybe some very ugly mentalities in some part of the population of the world.
Sometimes we cling to the existence of the world. Of course we feel sorry when some things are destroyed. But maybe it's good; because to us, these are beautiful, but in God's plan, they are not. For example, some very rich families, when they move into new estates, the old houses are destroyed, and all the things inside are burned up and thrown away. Many poor inhabitants in the surrounding would feel very sorry about the houses and the things inside. But for the rich people, these are garbage, no use whatsoever. They have many more beautiful things. They will replace them after the old things are destroyed and made invisible. And in place of those old and ruined houses, they build palaces.
But this is difficult to accept, because really our world is not easy to understand. God is even more difficult to understand. So never mind if you don't understand Hirm, that you don't understand the world. We can try at least to understand ourselves, who we are, to find our real nature, our real purpose, and then, maybe we'll be happy. At least we can start from ourselves. It's good to trust God. But since every wise one has told us that God is within us, then, we can try to find it. To find ourselves means to find the God within. I hope God blesses us. If I can help you in any way, I will try. But everything works according to God's will.
Columbia University. N.Y. U.S.A. Nov. 3, 1989.
Our planet is a very beautiful, 'spaceship'. We can say 'spaceship', which carries a lot of sentient beings in mid air circles around. Our planet gives us a lot of comfort and joy, gives us a lot of treasures, and sustains our lives through many ways and means. But then we also have a little duty towards our Mother Earth, to help her to remain in such a powerful position so that she may be able to help us.
Everything we do affects everyone in this world and the next. Every religion mentions to that all things, all beings are one in essence. Just like our body has many parts. If our hands hurt, it affects our whole body also. Just because the universal body is so great, and we the many beings in this great body cannot understand, cannot see the whole universal body, so we may not believe that our actions concern any other beings. Should we develop the kind of Celestial Eye, Wisdom Eye, we would see this for ourselves that we are indeed connected with all beings; and then we would be very careful about what we do.