The fifth sutra says:
ONE WHO APPLIES HIS TOTAL ENERGY, FOR HIM THE WORLD EXISTS NO MORE.
Whenever the circuit of your energy becomes complete, total — not broken in pieces, yet whole — that very moment the world ceases to exist for you.
You become God.
You become bhairava. You become free. Then there is no bondage for you — no body, no samsara.
So remember, you have to apply your total energy. If you will bring into effect your whole energy in this meditation camp, if you did not meditate superficially — instead gave all your energy — you will experience that very moment suddenly that the world has disappeared and you are facing God.
Transformation takes place the moment you apply your energy totally. Then you stand with your back to the world and face toward God. One flash of this experience and you are never the same again. Just a glimpse of it is enough to set your life on that journey.
So remember, drown yourself here completely — only then will something happen. If you hold back even a little, all your effort will prove useless. Until the effort has become udyama — a total effort — you will not be able to attain bhairava (spiritual endeavor towards enlightenment).
The Great Path
Talks given from 11/9/74 to 20/9/74
Original in Hindi
Year published: 1994
Translation of “Shiva Sutra”