It is quite possible that beings of some planet are trying to establish contact with earth. They may be sending us signals which we are unable to follow. When we don’t understand them, some of us say it’s all a fiction. They think the talk of flying saucers, etcetera is nothing more than gossip. Some believe it must be an optical illusion, while others think it could not be anything but some kind of natural phenomenon. So it is not clear exactly what it is. There are a few people in this world who at least believe that maybe through these objects people of another planet are sending an invitation to us, that they are trying to convey something to us.
But even this is not such a difficult situation, because the distance between life on this planet and life on another planet is not so great as it is between souls which have reached the other world and souls which still exist in this world. This distance is much greater. In the first place, the signals transmitted from that world are difficult to catch here. Even if they are caught, they are not understood. Their secrets remain undiscovered.
So people like Ramakrishna in this century, or say within the last two hundred years – it is not right to say even two hundred years…. Actually after Mohammed – that is in the last fourteen hundred years – things became difficult, very difficult indeed. Realizing the situation, Nanak created a new set-up from the start. He forgot about the past and started a new tradition of ten people. But it too disappeared very soon – didn’t last long.
So now there are only individual seekers left – those who are not part of any chain. An individual seeker has to use an anchor as a means – that’s the only way at least up to the fifth body. The external signals and pressures can work when one is beyond the fifth body. But for now, if the messages from the other world are not coming in, even a man in the seventh body too will have to make use of the anchor established before the stage of the fifth body – there is no other way.
The rest of it tomorrow.