Monday, September 5, 2016

Is it better to want only the formless Self?

I once heard Bhagavan say to Paul Brunton: 'If you don upasana [meditation] on the all-pervading Self, you will get infinite energy.' All beings, all things, all people in the world are your own Self. They are all indivisibly part of you. If you can see all as your Self, how can you do harm to anyone else? When you have that clear vision, whatever you do to others, you know that it is done to your Self only.

To like one thing instead of another is samsara: to like and love all things is wisdom. If one sees from this realisation that all people are one's own Self, one enjoys the same peace that one enjoys in the deep-sleep state. The difference is, one enjoyed it here and now while one is awake. 

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