We see the sun ‘rising and setting’
but in fact it does not ‘rise or set’.
Nor DOES THE MOON WAX OR WANE!
THE EARTH THAT APPEARS STATIONARY
is in fact rotating!
We experience the world.
Perceive it with our sense organs
through the projections of our mind…
which we know are constantly perishing.
We are caught by the display of variety.
We then give these experiences a label.
Some ‘joy’…some ‘sorrow’.
A disintegrated mind sees things as
‘I-Like’… ‘I don’t-Like’
Bound by the variety
which is only an appearance.
We see differences in the WHOLE.
But with mastery over the senses
THEN, the Mind will be unified, calm.
THEN the world will be is seen as One.
THEN we will see our Self in the Lord.
THEN our actions and thoughts will be
directed in His service.
When we see the One God in all.
The doubts of the wavering mind
cease to be an obstacle.
The many-ness projected by the mind
does not preoccupy us…
it does ensnare us with unreal ‘desires’.
We become child-like…spontaneous…pure
with no knowledge of good and bad…
not directed by likes and dislikes
THEN we are at peace with all…
THEN all ‘differences’ disappear
To merge into the ONE.
Lord Krishna’s parting words of advice
to His close friend Uddhava
just before He ended His Avatara are:
‘ABSORB YOUR MIND AND INTELLECT IN ME,
ABIDE IN ME AND SEE THE WORLD AS ONE.’
– – SWAMI TEJOMAYANANDA.