Can an Enlightened One Infatuate To Someone Or Can Be Infatuated By Someone?
Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, the Enlightened being, explains to us the atomic science behind infatuation. Let’s understand…
“What can infatuation be compared to? It is like the attraction between a magnet and a pin. If you move a magnet around a pin, the pin would move along with it. When we bring the magnet closer to the pin, the pin will stick to it. How does attraction in the pin arise? Similarly in this body too, because of the presence of the electrical body within, there is a property like that of a magnet. The electricity within gives rise to the body’s magnetic property, so when the body encounters atoms compatible to its own, attraction occurs, whilst with others, there is no such attraction. This attraction (and repulsion) is known as attachment and abhorrence.
If you do not wish it, then why is your body pulled against your wishes? Who are ‘you’ in all this?
People say, ‘I am attracted.’ But even if you do not wish, why is your body pulled against your wishes? So who are you in all of this?
If you tell your body ‘do not to go there’, it will still get up and go. That is because the atoms within are being attracted. The body gets pulled wherever there are compatible atoms. Otherwise why would our body be pulled when we do not wish it to be pulled? When people’s bodies are pulled towards each other, they say they have too much attachment.
But when you ask them whether they wish it, they say they do not; and even then they are pulled by their attraction. This then is not attachment (raag), but the property of attraction.
However, until one has Gnan (Enlightenment), one cannot call it ‘attraction’…
because (until one knows who really am I through Self-Realization), one believes that he only is the one who is being attracted.
But when one has this Gnan i.e. one is the Self (the Soul), one would know that it is because of the attraction that the body gets pulled and that he does not do anything. He is simply the Knower (being a Soul, whose function is to only see and know). So when this body gets attracted, it is this body which is involved in activity; it is all an attraction of the atoms. It has nothing to do with the Self (the Soul).
The nature of mind, body and speech is of attraction and repulsion, but nature of the Self is not
The body is attracted. It is comparable to the force between a magnet and a pin. A magnet will not attract brass. It attracts only iron, so it only attracts atoms compatible to its own. Similarly the atoms in our body are like that of a magnet; they attract those of their own class. Atoms of similar properties are attracted. A woman will get along with an insane daughter-in-law but not with her own sane sister. That is because the atoms do not match.
Infatuation or attraction arises from the coming together of compatible atoms. If these atoms do not match exactly, then nothing will happen. So this is all scientific. Infatuation and attraction is the nature of the body. It is the nature of the atoms.
Infatuation is always above normal where love is within normality
Love remains constant without changing. Infatuation and attraction belongs to the inanimate property of the body, the non-Self and not the real Self.
When one finds harmony and oneness in this world, there is a reason behind it. It is because of the properties of the atoms of infatuation and attraction, but one can never tell what will happen at any given moment. As long as there are matching atoms, the attraction will be there and harmony will prevail. But when the atoms do not match, there will be repulsion, which gives rise to hatred. Therefore wherever there is infatuation and attraction, without doubt there is also hatred. In infatuation and attraction there is no awareness of what is beneficial for one, whereas in love complete awareness is there.
This is the science of atoms. The (enlightened) Self has nothing to do with it. But people are under an illusion about the attraction of the atoms. They believe that they have been attracted. The Self (Soul) never gets attracted.
Illusion V/s Reality
It is because of the attraction, like that between the magnet and the pin, that you think that you are attracted because of your love. But there is no such thing as love in this attraction.
The moth hovers around the flame and sacrifices its life in it. That is called love of illusion, whereas real love will last. There is no illusion in real love. Life of false attachment is useless. It is equivalent to being blind. It is like a blind man who wanders around like the moth and gets consumed in the process. Love on the other hand is constant and it gives lifelong happiness. It does not seek instant gratification. If one wishes to be appreciated, it is not love, but infatuation and attraction. It is all an illusion. The whole world is trapped in infatuation and attraction.
Until one realizes the Self (gets enlightened), one is engulfed in infatuation and attraction
As long as one believes, ‘I am John – please insert your name here’, he remains attached and bound. It is when one realizes, ‘I am beyond attraction and attachment’, that one becomes liberated. One does not need to remove the infatuation or attraction; one just needs to realize that he is beyond attachment. Infatuation will never leave any other way.
What happens if you eat something sweet and then drink tea? (The tea does not taste sweet.) Similarly after realizing the Self, one will not find the worldly life to be sweet; and thus infatuation and attraction will disappear. Having acquired the Self, when one sustains the state of the Self by abiding by my Agnas (5 principles to follow after Self-realization, which helps one maintain awareness of one’s real Self), this worldly life will not appear as attractive and binding.
Infatuation and attraction cannot be removed even if you want to. Just as you cannot remove the force of magnetism between a magnet and a pin, the infatuation and attraction in humans does not go. Its power and its force can be decreased, but it cannot be eliminated. Infatuation and attraction only go away when one becomes the (enlightened) Self, the one who is never attracted!
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