THE THREE SPECIES OF HUMAN BEING {purely Original Discourse}


18 August 1979, Taipei, TAIWAN

Last night I said that plants, animals and humans, they come under three different species.

In humans also there are certain variations, a man having the structure, having the structure of human being, but cherishing the idea of an animal.

From his physical structure, we may say that he is a man, but mentally he is not a man, he is like an animal.

For “animals”, the Saḿskrta term is “Pashu”. They are “Pashu” in human structure.

And there are some men who are just like humans – with all his merits and demerits – and there are some men, whose physical structures are like that of a man, but they are of Godly nature.

So in humans also, there are three species – Pashu,
Viira and Deva.

Now let us see, “What is “Yoga”?

Then I say something regarding those three Species of human – that is Pashu, Viira and Deva.

Some people say that the Interpretation of “YOGA” is “Sarva Cintá Parityágo Nishcinto Yogam ucyate –

When the mind is free from all thoughts and all Internal Projections, that stage is Yoga.”

Some people say that just doing certain physical exercises and controlling the glands and tissues is “Yoga”.

In Saḿskrta, the word “Yoga” comes from two root verbs.

One is “Yuj”, “Yuj” means addition. “2 + 2 =4” – this is Addition.

Another meaning of “Yoga” is root verb is “Yuiṋj”, “Yuinj” means “ to Unify,”, “to make One”.

2 become, when 2 become 1, this is “Unification”.

Water+sugar”, the Identity of Sugar is lost. It is Unification.

When the root verb is “Yuinj”, it means Unification.

Now, Sarva Cintá Parityágo Nishcinto Yogam ucyate” means when mind is free from all thoughts or all Psychic Projections, but it doesn’t mean Unification, nor even Addition.

So this explanation cannot be accepted by wise people.

Second Interpretation, that is in neither physical exercises nor the Suspension of Mind is “Yoga”.

Now another Interpretation is “Yoga shcitta Vrtti Nirodhah”.

There was a great Philosopher named Patanjali. He said like this. 

He was about 2000(two thousand) years ago.

He say, “Yoga shcitta Vrtti Nirodhah”.

Human mind has got 50 Main propensities, and these Propensities, working both inside and outside, and working in ten directions at the same time becomes One thousand.

50 main propensities – each and every propensity working within and without, internally and externally: so, 50 x 2.

And these Propensities work in all ten directions: 50 x 2 x 10 it becomes 1000 (One thousand).

So the Propensities or Expressions of Propensities are 1000 (One thousand).

And those propensities are finally controlled by the Pineal Gland, and not by the Pituitary Gland.

Pineal gland is called “Sahasrára” in Saḿskrta.

Now, as per Patanjali, the Interpretation was “Yoga shcitta Vrtti Nirodhah” – that is, “Controlling or Suspending all those 1000 (one thousand) propensities”.

Suppose you have controlled all those Propensities, but it doesn’t mean any addition or any unification, so this Interpretation is also Meaningless.

It cannot be accepted by the wise people, because this Interpretation has got nothing to do with the proper import of the term “Yoga”.

Then the final Interpretation, the Interpretation of “Ánanda Marga”, is

 Saḿ Yoga Yoga ityukto Jiivátmá Paramátmanah” –

The Unification of Unit Consciousness, Jiivátmá, with the Supreme Consciousness, that is “Paramátma”́, is “Yoga”.

When the Unit Entity, “Unit Consciousness” becomes one with the “Cosmic Consciousness”, that becoming One, that Unification, is “Yoga”.

And in that Unification, the “Unit Consciousness” loses its identity.

When the river comes in contact with the sea, it no longer remains the river. It becomes one with the sea, it becomes the Sea.

Now in the, this process of “Yoga”, whose best Interpretation is “Saḿ Yoga Yoga ityukto Jiivátmá Paramátmanah”.

What are the Stages?

A little boy, suppose he wants to pass “MA”.

First of all, he’ll have to learn the alphabetical order.

All of a sudden, he cannot through, go through the books of Philosophy or Science – so there are stages.

Just now, I told you that amongst humans also, there are three species,

Animal in human form,

Man in human form, and

God in human form.

Pashu, Viira and Deva.

Now who are in “Pashu” form will have to elevate themselves to that standard of Man form, that is, “Manly Form”.

“Pashu form” means always moving after what? Eating, drinking, sleeping – these things.

Now they will have to elevate their standard and become human both in body and mind.

This style of “YOGIC PRACTICE” is known as “Pashvácára”, as taught by Shiva about 7000 (seven thousand years) ago.

Now those who are humans both in body and mind for them, the style of Practice is called “Viirácára”.

Our Avadhútas practice “Viirácára”. “Viirácára”.

Viira” means “Hero”.

Why it is called “Hero”?

Because they are fighting against all the fetters of human mind, they are fighting against the “Satanic fetters” of the World.

So certainly they are “Hero’s”.

‘Viira’ means ‘Hero’. Certainly they are “Hero’s”.

This Viirácára is also of two kinds.

To the South of the Himalayas, the practice that was taught by Shiva is known as Viirácára.

To the North of the Himalayas – that is in Tibet, China, Siberia, etc. – the practice that was taught by Shiva was known as “Ciinácára”, that is, “the Chinese style”.

In Ancient India, the great Tantrika Yogi Vashistha came to China about 5000 (five thousand) years ago and learnt this Ciinácára, or the Chinese style of Viirácára, and the Chinese Yogi and Tantrika, he went to Bengal, about 1500 (fifteen hundred) years ago, to revive Ciinácára, in to the South of the Himalayas, the name of the Great Yogi who went from China was Pháhá-u-cá.

Now those who are established in Viirácára; they have to elevate themselves to the standard of Deva.

That is they have to be gods in human structure.

And what is the meaning of “god” here?

Here it is “god” means, small “g”, not capital “g”; “g o d” “god”, whose feminine term is “goddess”.

And for Big “G”, “G o d” for capital “G”, there is no feminine term; “God” is a common gender.

So, what is “God”?

Dyotate kriiŕate yasmádudyate dyotate divi

Tasmád deva iti proktah stúyate sarvadevatah”.

Everything in this Universe emanates from the Supreme God – Big capital “G”.

All are different waves, coming out, emanated from that Supreme Entity.

And amongst those waves, that is all those waves have got their peculiar wave lengths, no two wavelengths are the same.

That’s why in Ánanda Sútram, I said, “Vaecitryaḿ Prákrtadharmah samánaḿ na bhaviśyati” – “Variety is the law of Nature, there cannot be cent per cent equality.”

Each and every entity has got its peculiarity, has got its speciality.

Nothing, no two articles or no two expressions of the World are the same.

Now, these expressions of Parama Puruśa are Deva.

And the controller of these deva, the factor just above these Devas, the factor just subtler to Deva is “Mahádeva”.

Mahádeva” means “the Supreme God”, “Supreme Entity”.

Here the “g” is capital “G”.

Now, these Deva, that is those who have elevated their standard and are recognized as Deva in human style – their goal is attainment of Mahádeva, to attain the status of Mahádeva, to be one with the Supreme Entity.

And establish this principle that, “Saḿyoga Yoga ityukto Jiivátmá Paramátmanah”.

Their souls, their spirit, their entities, their existence, finally become one with Mahádeva. Hence they are Deva.

The first style, from animality to humanity, is known as “Pashvácára”.

The second stage, or the second style, is “Viirácára” to the South of the Himalayas and “Ciinácára” to the North of the Himalayas.

As the final stage, “Divyácára” is for all Good persons who want to elevate themselves to the Supreme excellence of Creation.

Ba’ba’ concludes the Discourse with Namaskár mudrá to the Devotees.

One sister starts leading the Victory Slogan by saying “Victory to BA’BA’” in Chinese….

Ba’ba’ continues saying : “It was a very interesting subject of discourse, I hope ..

One sister starts translating into Chinese what BA’BA’ is saying..

Everything should be properly rendered into Chinese.

Because “Dharma you know, is for All”.

We cannot, although, English is the lingua franca of the world.

But we cannot expect that each and every man on this earth will learn English or …..,

Dharma is for each and every man”.

So Dharma must be preached and taught in people’s language, everywhere in the world.

In ancient India, Dharma was taught in Saḿskrta Indian.

But when Lord Buddha came about 2500 years ago, he said, no I won’t teach in Saḿskrta, I will teach in people’s language.

At that time, Saḿskrta was not a people language.

Saḿskrta language, daughter of Saḿskrta language, it was known as “Mágadhii Prákrta” was used by Lord Buddha has the medium of speech, and because it was regarded has a very Sacred language, that’s why, ….. in scripts of Mágadhii Prákrta is commonly known as “Pali”.

When Maháyánii school of Yoga, …….. to teach Ciinácára of China,

……… were rendered into Chinese.

It was done both by the Monks of India and the Monks of China.

So, you should always remember that “Dharma is for all”. ..knowingly.. it is for all, it is for common people…just like air, water and light.

Ba’ba’ gives “Namaskár” mudrá to all devotees present before leaving.

Then one sister starts leading the Victory slogan in Chinese saying….

…. shrii Ba’ba’…… Jai

…..shrii Ba’ba’ …. Jai

then she give commands saying

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI ….. Jai

Shrii Shrii ÁNANDAMÚRTI ….. Jai