Michelle York here,
Can you tell me wherever have you seen anyone, on this planet, with the formula for the Destruction of ignorance tattooed on their forehead?
Many years ago, 10 years after Guru Om had done this (sacrificed his life so that everyone would have the opportunity to destroy the ignorance that is covering ones' natural enlightenment), whilst listening on the radio to a 'shock-jock' who was interviewing a man who was making claims about his commitment to an idea. He was adamant that he was committed. The interviewer said to him, "Bullshit! If you were really committed you'd tattoo it on your forehead!" We both heard that statement & ecstatically pumped fists in the air.
In the 25 years that Guruji has lived in America 2 people have asked him what the tattoos stood for or why he would do such a thing. I asked someone once if they weren't curious even as to what the tattoos meant? I mean, there they are on his forehead for everyone to see. Their response was, "I didn't want to be nosy. I thought they were personal." When I told Guruji this, he said, "If they were personal I would have tattooed them on my ass!"
Before taking Sanyas Guruji shore sheep for 18 years, in the Outback of New South Wales, Australia. He can tell you everything you need to know about sheep (sheeple).He also bought & sold properties that are now worth millions of dollars. He had an impressive financial life ahead of him. He gave it all up and took Sanyas (Google it if you don't know what that term means) believing that this action would help end misery in anyone who was interested in getting free. He can do this as he has done if for Himself. It has not made his life easy.
Sanyas is the death of wants, hopes & dreams.
The tattoos on his forehead, for all the world to see, came out of the promise of a 6 year old boy who was drowning in the ocean. He prayed to God to save him, promising that he would do anything that was asked of him if only He would save his little life. After going down for the third time someone on a nearby boat saw him & pulled him up & saved his life. Need I say what God asked him to do in his later life? He is Gods' walking billboard & God stands behind His product.
Sanyas is a stage in life, usually when a man reaches 50 years of age, he gives his wife into the care of his sons & leaves his family life to seek out spiritual knowledge. He has performed his duties as a householder to his wife & family & now it is his time to seek out the Truth. A ceremony is performed with a sacred fire & mantras are chanted that are used in death ceremonies. This signifies that the one sitting in front of the fire is dead to the world of desires. He has no more desires (for himself) but that said, he can now desire for the whole of humanity.
There is no mold for him to fit in.
The Dalai Lama can put on a suit, go to a restaurant & who would know him? Ghandi could put on a suit like he wore as a lawyer in South Africa & one would think he was a school teacher & lose himself in the crowds of Delhi. Where can Guruji go? He cannot even grow his hair & cover them.
What is ignorance?
War is ignorance.
Misery is ignorance.
The child-like state, ones' natural state, is Enlightenment..covered over with ignorance. Children are by nature curious. They want to discover.