Jiva, the Individual Soul

Every individual is an infinity in himself, a concealed godhead, an eternal portion of the supreme Divine. Every jiva represents a particular phase, a particular mode of the cosmic play, and in and through every one the divine Mother is unfolding the infinite universe for the enjoyment of her Lord. Every one has his own place in the scheme of the universe, and no one can substitute or replace another or manifest possibilities other than what belong specially to him. And the relation of the Mother to every one is determined by his own special nature, his own special dharma.

It is through ignorance of this fundamental truth of our existence that we egoistically seek to possess what does not belong to us. Following ignorant desires, we limit our own possibilities and come into conflict with those of others. When we shall realise the truth of our being and our true relation with the Mother, all conflicts, all discords will disappear, and our life will become a progressive harmonious self fulfilment according to our own nature, and thus through us will be manifested the glories of the Divine on earth. Established in the truth of our being, we shall realise that we are really a part and parcel of the divine Mother, and that all individuals are really her own self in so many forms and in so many ways approaching and uniting with her divine Lord and Beloved.

 

 

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