YQA | SEL0003 || SWAMI KRISHNANANDA
|| CHAPTER 58 | LIVING THE TRUTH ||
Patrick : I want to discover what it means to live the Truth .
SWAMIJI : When you are so clear in your mind as to what Truth is , and your devotion to it is clear , why should there be so many questions ?
To be the Truth is to live the Truth . Thats all . When you become the Truth , you are supposed to be living the Truth . So what is the problem about it ? It is so clear . When the matter is clear to you , no question will arise further .
It is like asking how to be conscious that it is daytime now . Nobody will put such a question , because it is so clear .
So when you are conscious that you are in Truth , you have already lived the Truth . Thats all ; the matter is closed . There is no question afterwards .
Only if you have not entered IT , you are still outside Truth , the question arises as to how to live IT .
Patrick : But is it possible for a person who has not had the experience of That which is beyond the mind to still live one's life as a reflection of Truth ?
SWAMIJI : You can live conceptually , though you have not actually entered IT . It is one of the stages . You can conceive IT and live a mental conception of IT , though you may not have actually entered IT .
It is a preparatory stage .
Patrick : There are many people who I feel have had the direct experience of who they are , but they are not fully established in that knowledge so they sometimes fall back to identifying with the emotions .
So , they have the knowledge . . .
SWAMIJI : They cannot fall back if they have actually entered IT . If the possibility of falling back is there , then they have not fully entered IT .
They have discovered IT only conceptually , not actually .
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. . . The question of others does not arise . They will See one thing everywhere ; the others are also included in that Vision of the One .
When you see the ocean , you have seen all the waters . There is no need of seeing different drops . The " other people " question will not arise , because they will be merged together with that Universal Being .
Oneself , others , all will be inside that One Being so that the question of myself and yourself will not arise .
The Thought will be operating through the Universal Being . IT wont operate through one person — neither through this person , nor that person .
IT will operate integrally through The Cosmic Being .
That is how IT works .
SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.ORG