The Oneness Of All Existence

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Realise the totality and all­inclusiveness of your life. Your being is cosmic. You inhabit all the worlds -­ all the worlds are your spontaneous expression. One’s love for friends, sons, etc. is not for the sake of others, but for one’s own self. Therefore love for Self is the highest and hence full of supreme happiness. The more you give up your hankerings for objects and try to realise your identity with the true Self or Atman, the more you will realise your true happiness.

The path of evolution is from unconsciousness to life; from life to consciousness; from consciousness to self­-consciousness; and from self­-consciousness to super-consciousness. Mysticism is the art of union with the reality. A mystic is a person who has attained that union with the reality, or who is aiming for that attainment.

What is this ego; what is this little `I’? Is it your foot or flesh or hand or blood ­ or any part of your body? Reflect well. You will know that there is no such thing as `I’. The `I’ will vanish into nothingness. What is left is the pure, infinite Atman. When the ego perishes, the supreme soul reveals itself in all its pristine glory and splendour.

Do not seek to satisfy the ego -­ offer all your life and actions as sacred sacrifice to the supreme divine. You yourself are passing a death sentence on yourself -­ you are creating a hell by your own evil thoughts. It is useless to look up to the skies to find the divine. Turn inwards. In your own heart dwells the eternal. – Swami Sivananda

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