Does Kali (Dark Force) really exist? How can we fight it?
Q. Dadashreeji, we have heard that in this Kaliyug (Dark Age) there is Kali who negatively influences our mind. Does Kali (Dark Force) really exist? Where do we find and fight the Kali? How does it influence our spiritual growth?
Dear friends! Yes, you are right. Kali does exist. But then, the next bewildering search is, where is the source of the Bad, the Kali? We agree that your mind is constantly and majorly influenced by the Bad entity. These influences sometimes are overpowering and unavoidable. Walking on the spiritual path, you have to look for the real source of these Bad forces. When you genuinely explore further to seek the answer with a sagacious and spiritual approach, you will realise that the source of the Bad is not outside.
Kali is within you. Good and Bad are both within you. To fight with Kali, you do not have to travel and visit places. Just go within and see it yourself! Since your true nature is Divine, you will automatically incline towards positivity. You would always try to hold on to the Good. You would resist the Bad and the unwanted. There will be a constant fight between the Good and the Bad within you. That’s why we say, the war is within you!
The constant struggle between the Good and the Bad or giving up to let the Bad win over the Good will somewhere affect the natural flow of your communication with your inner Divine. When you ask, “I want to communicate with my inner Divine”, then know for sure that the cause lies here- this is where the battle between the Good and the Bad will be fought. You also know by now, how crucial and essential it is to communicate with the Inner-Divine. It’s absence could directly slow down or stop one’s spiritual growth.
So, get ready and walk further! You have only one option and that is to represent Good, support Good and strengthen Good so that one day the Bad will be defeated forever. That is the reason you come here, to strengthen the Good in you. What happens in the presence of your Divine Friend is that your ‘True Self’ is able to express itself completely. You are able to easily experience your true nature, true power, the Love within.
Remember! If there is any Bad in this world, it is nowhere else but in your mind, within yourself. When Lord Buddh* attained enlightenment, there was one demon who came to disturb Him. The name of the demon was Mara. Do you know where this ferocious demon Mara resided? Nowhere outside; but within Himself, in His mind. Mara was the King of all demons and the last one left to be defeated. Mara made material offerings to Lord Buddh – family, attachment, pleasures, power and recognition. Denial of these resulted in horrifying, violent, threats, fearful and terrifying attacks. But as these distractions increased, Lord Buddh went further and much deeper into His most subtle level of consciousness. Then, He was completely at rest, at peace with no war left within. He succeeded in defeating the King of Demons. Hence, He became Lord Buddh. Not just Buddh, but the Lord Buddh. We have had many Buddhs but Lord Buddh is only one.
So it is entirely within you and nowhere else. When we speak of the ‘Internal Connection, Bond or the inner Divine’ and when you want to strengthen your communication with Dadashreeji, this is the way- to allow your mind to settle, to relax, to rest. When there is no battle being fought within, you’ll automatically communicate with your inner Divine and that’s what exactly happened with Lord Buddh. He firmly fixed Himself to His inner Divine. And you too have to do the same. Moving closer to your inner Divine. Distractions will come whispering a message of Truth – “Go deep within” because there lies the reality. Listen to this message within yourself and get liberated! The Truth is within you, available at all times.
All are your friends!
Life is being free!
Love and Blessings,
*Lord Gautam – The Buddh