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Words of Wisdom From Swami Chidananda

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    Abide Beyond the Pairs of Opposites Radiant Immortal Atman! Beloved and blessed children of the Divine! Sadhaks and spiritual aspirants aspiring after the
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      Abide Beyond the Pairs of Opposites

      Radiant Immortal Atman! Beloved and blessed
      children of the Divine! Sadhaks and spiritual
      aspirants aspiring after the ideal and goal of
      divine perfection, which is the ultimate highest
      ideal and goal of all mankind, the purpose of
      human birth according to the vision of life
      conceived by the great, illumined seers and
      sages of the Upanishads! The central objective,
      the supreme goal of life as conceived by the
      Vedic vision was that man has not come here to
      weep and wail, to laugh a little, weep a little,
      suffer and die; he has come here, not for death
      but for immortality, not for sorrow but for
      supreme bliss, not for struggle and restlessness
      but for supreme peace, eternal satisfaction,
      nitya tripti. This was their great declaration
      based upon their own personal transcendental
      experiences, atma'nubhava, aparoksha'nubhuti.

      Declaring this, they called man to supreme bliss.
      They called the individual soul upon its pilgrimage,
      journey to this goal, to wake up, wake up, and
      not stop until it reaches its great destination.
      "It is your birthright. Come, come, why do you
      unnecessarily prolong your bondage? Why do you
      delay this great experience which is awaiting you,
      for which you are meant? Uttisthata jagrata prapya
      varan nibodhata (Arise, awake, having reached the
      wise, be enlightened)." Down the centuries, again
      and again, successive generations of saints and
      sages, perfect masters, have called upon humanity
      not to lose sight of the great Goal, but ever to
      aspire after it, attain it and become blessed. This
      is, therefore, the global human inheritance and
      heritage, thanks to the great experiences and to
      the supreme state of beatitude attained by our
      Upanishadic sages and seers, which in the fullness
      of their hearts they declared to all mankind.

      Nevertheless, they were not unaware that this is a
      world of pain and death. They were perfectly aware,
      but they said this is incidental to life. What is
      essential to life, and most important, is movement
      towards this great goal of perfection. It is therefore
      up to each and every pilgrim soul to keep in view
      its divine destiny. We have not come here to live
      and die as human beings. We are born as human beings,
      but we have come here to depart from life as all-perfect
      divine beings.
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