God becomes the moon, which is responsible for the medicinal influence in all plants and trees. It is believed that there is a direct connection between the moon and the plant kingdom. The rays of the moon influence the plant kingdom in a particular way, so that the plants become medicines. Every plant can be considered to be a medicine for some purpose or the other, and has a curative effect of some kind.
Conserve every bit of energy within. Do not waste your time and energy by entering into hot discussions, intellectual gymnastics and lingual warfare. Give up all arguments and discussions entirely. You will progress on the spiritual path.
This is not the only birth that we have taken. We have passed through various stages of evolution. Every stage of evolution is a birth of experience, and in every such occasion of experience we have been accumulating impressions of perception. These impressions have been loaded into the subconscious and unconscious levels, so that today we are heavy with this laden material. This laden material that is in the unconscious level keeps contacting these relative objects, even if they be in other realms, even if they be in very far distant in space and in time.
Our contact with the gods is through the substance out of which they are made, and incidentally through the substance in us which is akin to their nature. A kinship has to be established between ourselves and the divinities, the angels, the gods, the demigods, the archangels—call them by whatever name we like. The kinship that is there possibly between ourselves and these higher manifestations is in terms of vibrations. The mind, so to say, is also a concentrated form of vibration. It is a force that is whirling, gyrating in a particular manner. In human beings and in other living beings in the world, it is made to whirl in a particular manner in terms of desire for sense contact and desire for physical maintenance, etc. And the whirl is intensified in terms of its centre of self-affirmation, called the ego, the ego also being a whirl of force. Like the nucleus in an atom, the ego is in the centre of our personality; and the wings, as it were, of this nucleus of the atom of human personality are the processes of thinking, like electronic energy moving towards the nucleus, and also moving from it.
Goodness is not sentiment. It is not merely sympathy that you show by emotional outburst. It is an intelligent appreciation of values. You love because you understand. You do not love because you are emotional.