Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Prarabdha And Effort

Annamalai Swami: Before we came into this life all the incidents of our life were predestined: where we have to live, what acts we have to perform, etc. If we desire anything other than our prarabdha, that which was already destined for us, we cannot attain it.

Questioner: So there is no point in planning future projects. It is better to live with what comes, day by day.

AS: According to one's prarabdha, the efforts which are necessary and which have to happen will arise in one's mind.

Q: So we only think that we have choices. The sense of choice is not real.

AS: Correct! All the difficulties that we experience in life have been given to us by Bhagavan in order to turn our minds towards the Self.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Go deeply into this feeling of'I'. Be aware of it so strongly, so intensely that no other thoughts have the energy to arise and distract you. If you hold this feelmg of 'I' long enough and strongly enough, the false 'I' will vanish leaving only the awareness of the real, immanent 'I', consciousness itself.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Your Self is intimate to you. You are aware of the Self. Seek it and be it. That will expand as the Infinite.


The Self is more intimate than the objects. Find the subject, and the objects will take care of themselves. 

Find your Self. Then there is an end of these vagaries of the mind - Talk 211