The PUTLI Project
In God’s creation, the real and unreal are mingled like an object and it’s shadow. It is the unreal we often like, long and praise. Say for an example, if a man likes a girl for her beauty, pleasures and physical service – then he is after the unreal. If he loves her as a friend, as a being – then he is loving the real. Of course, the material world and it’s momentary pleasures can be sought. But, it’s not the whole life. It’s only a part – a very little part – of life. The so called pleasures of the world, often if not always, bring pain and frustration in some point of time. Again I am saying, the worldly duties and affairs need not be avoided. But there needs to be clarity as to how far we can toil for such changing shows. If we could feel our true state, we would have that clarity. Not only that, we can discharge our actions – let it be material or anything, with more efficiency and ease. So where are we going? What is to be sought in life?
It is for these questions that India has been answering for millenniums and the answer goes to the sincere seekers. Only a sincere seeker of Truth knows the true value of the answer, which might look so trivial and simple to others.
Spiritual literatures of India talk about the Truth. Upanishads are predominant of them. They have answers for the most inner and intrinsic questions. Upanishads are generally found in saakaas section of Vedhas. There are 1180 saakaas in Vedhas. So, there is a claim of 1180 Upanishads. Still the exact number of Upanishads is not known. We have 108 Upanishads now in paper and electronic formats, which are meant for common public. Still, spiritual seers have access to some other Upanishads which are not known to common people.
I am not going to explain all of the spiritual literatures of India. It is not possible and there is no necessity to do that. There are already sufficient discourses and explanations of realized beings on this subject – for the sincere seekers. What this layman is asked to do is to give a very brief of the truth that all ‘busy’ people can understand and follow.
Thinking of the above with deep concern, I designed a project in 2013. The project carries the name of the web domain ‘Putli’. It would be appropriate to have this name, as the message prescribes the morals and practices to invoke Purity, Unity, Truthfulness, Love and Introspection through which we can behold God in our land.
This project has two phases, one for spreading the message globally and the other for spreading the message domestically, in India.
The web site will take care of the first phase. It would last till the end of the world to take care of the spreading of the message in a broader, global sense.
The second phase of this project is to spread the message physically across India by all means, primarily through printing and distribution of ‘God is in our land’ books and ‘Moral tablets’ in many languages.
These two phases try to spread the message externally. But, the actual ‘spreading’ of the message happens through one’s own exemplary life.
The phrase ‘God is in our land’ points out the divinity that lies within everyone. It is common to all beings across all nations. While talking about this common truth, these books enumerate the uniqueness of India which holds, rather held, the unique culture and philosophical freedom in bringing about one’s own divinity. They also contain suggestions for having the ‘ideal’ India alive.
This project doesn’t prescribe or claim anything new. It practically stands with the nation’s vitality in the aspect of supporting one’s Wisdom and Love or Self and Nature or Sath and Chith. This is not a party or sect. This stresses about the most common human values embracing all true beliefs and sects. No one is out of its periphery. Everyone has a role in it.
May God guide and direct all in this/His project.
(Salutations to the Lotus Feet of the Supreme Indweller)