11563It's About Time
- Nov 3, 2003When things happen at the same time, it's often considered a spiritual
sign from above and something to be paid attention to. As Sandeep has
so eloquently posted about time today, and as I just got this at this
time, it seems to be time to post it. In any event, I always enjoy
Swami Sivananda every time. Enjoy!
SIVANANDA DAILY READING FOR 3 NOVEMBER
TIME IS A TRICK
Time is the mode of the mind. It is a mental creation. Time is a
trick of the mind. It is an illusion. Brahman is beyond time. It is
eternity. Go beyond time and rest in the timeless, eternal,
'Up and down', 'within and without', 'high and low', 'big and
small', 'thin and stout', 'virtue and vice', 'good and
bad', 'pleasure and pain', 'here and there', are all relative terms.
They are mental creations only. Up will become down and down will
become up. This stick is small when compared to that big stick, but
that big stick will become small when compared with an even bigger
stick! Within will become without and without will become within.
What is good at one time is bad at another time. What is good for one
man is bad for another man. What is dharma for one is adharma for
another and, what is dharma at one time is not dharma at another time.
Brahman is neither thin nor stout, neither big nor small. In Brahman
there is neither within nor without, neither virtue nor vice, neither
pleasure nor pain, good nor bad. It is a homogeneous essence of bliss
and knowledge where there is no play of the mind, neither time nor
space, east nor west, past nor future, Thursday nor Friday.
Tomorrow becomes today and today becomes yesterday. Future becomes
present and present becomes the past. What is all this? This is a
creation or trick of the mind only. In God, everything is in the
present only; it is here only.
There is neither night nor day, yesterday nor tomorrow in the sun. It
is the mind that has created time and space. When you are happy time
passes quickly. When you are unhappy time hangs heavily. All this is
only a relative world.
Life is not a question of creeds but of deeds well done. No life is
free from difficulties, it is a series of conflicts. Face them boldly
through the grace of the Lord and the power of his name. Change is
the law of life. Truth is the law of life. Love is the fulfilling of
the law of life. Death is the gate to another life. Life is endless.
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