People have shrouded the Truth with traditions of penance, renunciation, physical and mental methods, rituals and recitals of scriptures. The Absolute is not found by any of these prescriptions. Nor does He divide humanity into sects, castes, holy people and sinners. He is everywhere and the same in all. We have to live normally in the world and not reject it.
Name is the Supreme Authority…. Name is the Guru. Name is God. Name is Almighty and Truth. No need of going to anybody, going anywhere. You have come full of Him. Why do you bother running after all these things?
Meditation: To be aware of Truth is meditation. When this awareness appears, one realises God within (Satyanarayan) with all mental hindrances and covers removed. For Him no meditation, physical acrobatics or austerity are needed. You search for Him by counting beads and meditating with closed eyes. You can never have Him, not in countless millions of births, if you follow these practices. Beyond mind. What do you mean by beyond? Nobody knows. Meditation relies on the illusory hope of getting rid of the mind.
By using acrobatics of the mind, sometimes you think there is something but such thinking is also mind function.…
Work done with full concentration, when one is deeply lost in the action of work, when the action and actor become One and the sense of individual self is forgotten, this becomes true meditation and penance.
Prayer: Although hankering through prayer at the Lotus Feet of the Divine Being may yield an enjoyment of pleasures, alone it does not bestow Love Divine. When we surrender all thoughts to Him, this unity is established and He responds to our prayer.
Rituals: We always have communion with Him. He is always present, no outer signs are needed. We have come to this world as Purna Kumbha, so many brimful jars. You are full of Him. You are purified by bathing in this inner fullness of Him, not by any outside ritual. Beware of rituals and dogmas. Do not go after the form. Grasp the meaning behind the form.
We must not try to bind Him by any ritualism, superstition or creed. Japa, tapas, spiritual practices, renunciation, yoga, rites and rituals – no one can know Him through these things, because the I, the ego principle, is lurking behind all these acts. So long as the ego exists, one cannot know Him. You can never know Him through the mind.
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