Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- The Solar System Within
"We have a solar system within us. The body itself is
a solar system; we have the sun within us. The inner
sun is the sun of consciousness. With the inner consciousness,
which we call the Self, Atman or the Atmic Sun, we understand everything. And just as the sun gives light and doesn't have
any partiality but gives equally to everybody, the inner spirit,
or Atman, just shines as pure consciousness itself. In the
world of ignorance, which is darkness, the mind, which is
our moon, receives the light of the consciousness (the Atma,
or the sun) and reflects it on the worldly ignorance, the
darkness. Once the real sunshine comes, the world will appear
to be differentyou see the entire world in a different way.
That is the spiritual vision.
"God bless you. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
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Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda