Chapter 13: The Awakening of Kundalini Energy
Let us say you have started on a journey and there is a mountain in your path. Now, I know the path and the steps of the mountain, how long it takes to cross it and what difficulties you will encounter. I see you climbing the mountain, and I can say that you will take, for example, three months to cross it. I can tell from the speed of your walking and the manner in which you are traveling that you will take that much time. If I were to pick you up on the way and give you a glimpse of the top, then leave you again where you were, promising you that within three months you will find the goal, this cannot basically be looked upon as my making use of you. Everything within is so subtle and complex that you cannot know it outwardly.
For instance, Nirmala went home yesterday and somebody told her that she will die at the age of fifty-three. Now, I have given her a guarantee that she will not die at fifty-three. It is not I who will carry out the guarantee: it will fulfill itself on its own. So now if she does not die at the age fifty-three she will attribute it to me.
Vivekananda would say that the key had been returned three days before his death - but who was there to return the key?
Could it be that Ramakrishna knew that Vivekananda had to go through a very hard time in his spiritual endeavor with failures and pains, and so, out of compassion, he gave him a glimpse to keep up his hopes?
Never think in terms of this language, that “It could be” because this has no end and there is no meaning in it. In this way you will go on thinking irrelevantly. It is enough to think in terms of what exactly is possible and no more, because otherwise these are meaningless paths that may lead you astray. You can be deeply harmed thinking in this way, because you will go on missing that which is. So always see a fact as it is, and if you want to know a thing as it is, cut out all the “could-have-beens.” If you do not know the exact facts, then know that you do not know, but do not try to cover your ignorance with wise assumptions like, “It could be.” This is how we cover up many of our shortcomings. It is better to refrain from this.