Am I really true to myself? Am I really a seeker?
- If anyone wants to be a student of the interior world, of the path of
light, if he wants to do inner research, he will have to understand
this point: one must have a purified, free, and one-pointed mind to
know and examine the interior Self.
If the mind is not free, if one is prejudiced from the very
beginning, influenced by a particular set of dogmas, doctrines, or
formulas, then one can neither conduct nor complete any research.
For conducting research within, one should be truthful, sincere, and
free from prejudices. Research should not be shaded by social and
cultural norms or religious fanaticism. It requires a totally
independent and unbiased mind. One cannot lie to oneself.
One should ask, "Am I really true to myself? Am I really a
Choosing a Path
- The music that fills the outer ear is but an echo of the inner
harmony. One who learns to make his whole being an ear, alone hears
the music of eternity. The unstruck sound, without drums and
trumpeting, soothes my senses, stimulates my mind, and fills my
heart. This inner music has consumed all the longings I had for
- The Self is the dearest of all things, and only
through the Self is anything else dear.
The Self is the origin of all finite happiness,
but it is itself pure bliss, transcending definition.
It remains unaffected by deeds, good and bad.
It is beyond feeling and beyond knowledge,
but it is not beyond the meditation of the sage.