Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ignorance of Self.

Q: The mind doesn't want to be ignored. It wants to spin round and round for every. I came to you because I thought that you might be able to help me to gain some control over my wayward thoughts.

Identifying oneself with the body and the mind results in ignorance of the Self. This is how ego takes birth. Detaching ourselves and disengaging from the body and the mind results in the death of the ego.

Bhagavan once said to me" 'The one who limits the Self by believing himself to be the body and the mind has killed his own Self. For killing the Self he has to be punished. The punishment is birth and death and continuous misery.'

Q: Is the ending of misery determined by prarabdha karma, or can we bring it near by personal effort?

The misery comes to an end only by realising the Self, not by any other means.

Q: Can this happen at any time?

Here and now you are already the Self. You don't need time to realise the Self, all you need is correct understanding. Each moment you identify yourself with the body and the mind, you are going in the direction of ego and misery. The moment you give up that identification. you are moving towards your real Self, towards happiness.

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