The sense of separated and isolated existence, the feeling of a closed system that one assumes in opposition to others is the Maya of which the Vedanta speaks. It is real so long as it is taken to be real. But it possesses no inherent or absolute reality.
Instead of being bewildered by passing appearances that easily deceive we should rather tune ourselves to the inner Truth that is trying to manifest. Then we too shall share the wisdom of the gods and our actions leave a trail of light towards the future.
I would very much like to bring out my inner being and live in it.
If you call down the higher consciousness, its descent of itself will show you your inner being as separate from the outer. Until then you can only go on observing yourself and the movements of your nature till you see the difference.
“Visions and voices are only a small part of that vast realm of occult experience. As for utility, for one who has intelligence and discrimination, visions etc. have many uses — but very little use for those who have no discrimination or understanding.”
“In Night he plunged to know her dreadful heart,
In Hell he sought the root and cause of Hell.”
Selections from conversations with Huta
Excerpts from “Life After Life” by Raymond Moody
The concluding talk by Dr Alok Pandey at the 2017 Integral Yoga Retreat in Greenville, South Carolina (video and audio).
Freedom from fear, freedom from the compulsion of authority, freedom from any type of imposition are what she aimed at, among other things. It is from this standpoint that we have to judge the quality of our achievement or failure. Where there is no freedom to function, there we have failed the Mother.
I have now understood that so long as there will be a manifested universe, the “I” will remain necessary for Thy manifestation… But what must be radically and definitively suppressed, is the illusory thought … of the separate “I”. At no moment, in no circumstances must we forget that our “I” has no reality outside Thee.
“Approaching loomed a giant head of Life
Ungoverned by mind or soul, subconscient, vast.
It tossed all power into a single drive,
It made its power a might of dangerous seas.”
During the state of self-realisation very little sense remains of my body. I do not know what it does or where it lies.
That is usual. I was in that way unconscious of the body for many years.
Thou who pervadest all the worlds below,
Yet sitst above,
Master of all who work and rule and know,
Servant of Love!
“The giant sons of Darkness sit and plan
The drama of the earth, their tragic stage.
All who would raise the fallen world must come
Under the dangerous arches of their power […]
None can reach heaven who has not passed through hell.”