THE REAL SELF | PART 08 OF 14 | IWGR I | RAMA राम
People say , " Oh , GOD is within me . "
All right , the Sovereignty of Heaven is within you , GOD is within you , but that kernel which is within you , that kernel is yourself and not the shell . Please think over it seriously . Reflect whether you are the kernel or the shell , whether you are GOD that is within you , or you are the shell that is without .
Some people say , " I eat and nature digests ; I see but nature makes the muscles move ; I hear but it is nature that makes the nerves vibrate . "
Mark , in the name of justice , in the name of truth , in the name of freedom , just mark , whether you are that nature or whether you are the mere body . Mark , you are that nature . You are the infinite GOD . If throwing aside all prejudice , waiving all preconceptions and casting off all superstitions , you reflect over the matter , discuss it , sift it , investigate it , examine it , you will become of the same mind as what you call Rama standing for . You will see that you are the kernel , the nature , the whole nature you are .
Most of you may have understood the drift of the argument ; but that youth , that Indian heir , did not understand it thoroughly .
" Well , " the youth said , " Indeed , I have understood it so far that I am something beyond the intellect . "
At this time the attendant asked ,
" Swami , make it more clear to me , I have not quite comprehended it yet . "
Well , that attendant was asked ,
" Person so and so , when you go to bed , do you die or live ? "
The attendant said , " I live ; I do not die . "
" And what about the intellect ? "
The attendant said , " I go on dreaming , the intellect is still there . "
" And when you are in the deep sleep state ( you know there is a state called the deep sleep state , in that state even no dreams are seen ) , where is the intellect , where is the mind ? "
The attendant began to think .
" Well , it passes into nothingness ; it is no longer there , the intellect is not there , the mind is not there . "
" But are you there or not ? "
The attendant said , " Oh , indeed I must be there ; I cannot die , I remain there . "
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