|July 31, 1998 |
Social examples of ekataa (unity) include the relationship between a husband and wife or between coworkers. This type of ekataa can be conditional or goal-oriented - even then, God's power starts working. There is the example of Satyavan and Savitri (retold in the Mahabharat). Even though Naradji told Savitri that Satyavan was going to die prematurely, she married him with the conviction that she would remain forever by his side. Her conviction won over Yamaraj (the god of death) and brought Satyavan back to life.
Beyond maanseeka ekataa and bhaavaatmaka ekataa, a brahmasvaroopa saint has the quality of divya ekataa or spiritual oneness. During Gunatitanand Swami's time, Bhagatji Maharaj, Jaga Swami, and Krishnaji Ada lived with divya ekataa: they were "one soul in three bodies."
Yogi Bapa and Kakaji repeated the message of sampa, suhradabhaava, and ekataa. Yogi Bapa emphasized that ekataa is "jeeva nu jeevana" (the life-line of a soul), and Kakaji repeated, "Ekataa eja ekaantikapanu chhe" (living with oneness is the highest God-realized state).