THE REAL SELF | PART 12 OF 14 | IWGR I | RAMA राम
Are you not that power ? That power which is beyond the intellect , the mind , indeed you are . If so , you are the same power which is governing the force of the whole Universe , you are the same Divinity , you are the same GOD , the same Unknowable , the same energy , force , substance anything you may call it , the same Divinity , the All which is present everywhere . The same , the same you are .
The youth was astonished and said ,
" Really , really , I wanted to know GOD . I put the question what GOD is , and I find my own Self , my true Atman is GOD . What was I asking , what did I ask , what a silly question did I put ! I had to know myself . I had to know what I am , and GOD was known . "
Thus was GOD known .
The only difficulty in the way of realising this truth is that people play the part of children . You know , children sometimes take a fancy to a particular kind of plate and do not want to eat anything except when it is served to them in the plates which have their fancy .
They will say , " I will eat in my plate , I will eat in my dish , I wont have anything in any other plate . "
O children ! see , it is not this particular plate alone which is yours ; all the plates in the house are yours ; all the golden dishes are yours .
This is a mistake . If the people in this world know themselves , they will find the true Self to be GOD Almighty , to be the Infinite Power , but they have taken a fancy for this particular plate , this head , this brain .
" What is done through this brain only , that is done by me . What is done through this mind or intellect , that is mine , and all else I wont have ; all else I disclaim . I will have only that which is served to me in this particular plate . "
Herein comes selfishness . They want to get everything done through this plate and to take credit for this plate , they want to have everything accumulated around this little plate , which they call particularly theirs , that with which they have identified themselves . This is the cause of all selfishness , all anxiety and misery .
Get rid of this false notion ; realise your true Self to be the All ; rise above this selfish egoism , you are happy this moment , one with the whole universe you are .
This is a mistake of the same character as that which the heir made . The heir was put a catch question .
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