THE REAL SELF | PART 11 OF 14 | IWGR I | RAMA राम
You still make such remark which show that you are something which was the same in childhood , which was the same in youthhood , which will be the same at the age of seventy .
When you say ,
" I went to sleep , I went into the deep sleep state , etc , " ;
when you make remarks of that kind , it shows that there is the true " I " in you , the real Self in you , which remains the same in the dreamland , which remains the same in the deep sleep state , which remains the same in the wakeful state . There is something within you which remains the same when you are in a swoon , which remains the same when you are bathing , when you are writing .
Just think , reflect , just mark , please . Are you not something which remains the same under all circumstances , unchanging in its being , the same yesterday , today and for ever ?
If so , just reflect a little more , think a little more and you will be immediately brought face to face with GOD . You know the promise was , know yourself , put down your right address on paper , and GOD will be introduced to you immediately .
Now the youth , the heir , expected that as one knew about oneself , one had come to know that one was something unchanging , something constant , something which was never asleep ; so the youth wanted to know what GOD is .
The youth was asked ;
" Mark , here are these trees growing . Is the power that makes this tree grow different from the power that makes that tree grow ? "
The youth said , " No , no , it must be the same power certainly . "
" Now , is the power which makes all these trees grow different from the power that makes the bodies of animals grow ? "
The youth said , " No , No , it cannot be different , it must be the same . "
Now is the power , the force which makes the stars move , different from the power which makes these rivers flow ?
The youth said , " It cannot be different , it must be the same . "
Well , now the power that makes these trees grow cannot be different from the power which makes your body grow , it cannot be different from the power which makes your hair grow . The same universal power of nature , the same universal Divinity or the Unknowable , which makes the stars shine , makes your eyes twinkle , the same power which is the cause of the growth of that body's hair which you call mine , the same power makes the blood course through the veins of each and all . Indeed , and then what are you ? Are you not that power which makes your hair grow , which makes your blood flow through your veins , which makes your food get digested ?
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