You seek happiness, fulfillment and peace from the outside world – from relationships, possessions and circumstances. That can only be found within. The true Self is consciousness and That is God. The nature of consciousness, the essential Self, is love, peace, fulfillment and bliss. Revealing the essential ‘you’ is the purpose of your life. In that revelation you will realize you are God.
You ask over and over; why am I here. Every moment is your purpose when that moment is in service. All other moments are simply missed opportunities. Silence, meditation, remembering God and loving kindness are the highest service. When you reveal the heart of compassion within, your life becomes service.
Love is not an action. It is your state. It is the heart of God shining within. All love emerges from the Self. All love is Self-existent and Self-generated within. Everything and everyone outside are simply its focal points.
In separation true love is not possible. In unity, only love is possible. Recognition is the heart of God honoring the heart of God. When you know the Self, you know everyone as the Self for the Self is God. When ‘other’ disappears, love remains.
In the play of God’s creation God serves God. God loves God. In forgetting that truth lies delusion. In the realization of that truth lies bliss.
Distinctions are veils. They are the basket that is put over the lantern. They are the result of your forgetfulness. Remembrance is simply removing the veil and uncovering what is always present. That is love and That is the light of God within you.
It is your Self that witnesses your waking state. It is your Self that watches your dreams. It is your Self that observes your deep sleep. It is your Self that is the enjoyer of bliss. The Self is God’s consciousness. There is no difference. The Self is God.
To be at peace, see all that exists as an expression of the One Source; God. The Guru is not high and the murderer is not low. There is only God, playing roles. Sometime God plays the role of enlightened master, sometimes the sick and dying and sometimes the villain. God writes the script and plays all the roles. He plays the perfect role of you.
If you understand the world as full of separation and differences, you will create separation. If you understand the world as a divine play, you will create bliss and harmony. What is within your understanding is exactly reflected without, as your life. When you resolve your understanding with the balm of oneness you become God and express God.
This is the land of action; karma. This is the land of expansion and realization. Play your role well and enjoy. But realize it is God’s play. It will unfold in God’s time, as God wills. Remain immersed in your Self, in your bliss, in the divine light within and allow the play to unfold. Fulfillment lies within.
When you pursue the senses, you become the senses. When you pursue the mind, you become the mind. When you pursue the emotions you become your feelings. When you pursue the body, you become the body. In these cases you become pain and pleasure. In the pairs of opposites you weep. Pursue God and become God.
Your essential nature is veiled by the ego; by me, my and mine. It is veiled by fear, distinctions, resistance and separation. When ‘I am that’ becomes ‘I’ you realize that there is only ‘I’ and That is God. It is called consciousness, awareness, presence, the Absolute, the Self, the witness. It is all simply God. It is all simply you.
This universe is a magnificent expansion. It is awareness becoming all that exists as the relative world. It is consciousness becoming Self-aware. But in the process there is often forgetting and in that forgetting you suffer. Remembrance is the ultimate magnificence. The glory is the realization that you are the creator, the maintainer and the destroyer.
You seek God in temples and churches and mosques. You offer dakshina and help to those in need. You comfort those who are suffering. You pray and offer puja. But all you need to do is be silent and know God. In peace, silence arises and God is revealed.
Separation is suffering. Seeing differences is your struggle. They are the ultimate illusion, for there is no other. In that realization there is no suffering or struggle. Bliss arises only from the Self and in the Self there is no other. There is no myself or yourself. There is only the Self. When separation goes, suffering goes with it.
There is one consciousness. Your consciousness is God’s consciousness. That awareness dwells in your body and is knowable in its fullness. At the level of the finest relative the blue consciousness of God resides in the temple of your body. Know you are God.
You become attached to sense pleasure, objects and circumstances. You become averse to pain and loss. Both grasping and pushing away are resistance and resistance puts you at war with life, destroying your peace. It is your resistance that creates your suffering. Your peace lies beyond resistance, in acceptance.
You essentially are not the senses but the Self is the light of them. You essentially are not the body, but the Self lives in the body. You essentially are not your thoughts or feelings but the Self illumines them. The Self is the source of inner knowledge. The Self is who you essentially are; God.
The ocean dissolves a block of salt and the salt becomes the ocean. When your identification as your body, thoughts and feelings dissolves, you become God. You are the infinite ocean of presence that has become the body, mind and emotions. There is rigidity in identification and those identifications become your barriers to Self-knowledge. Allow them to dissolve into the silent depths of God. When the identification dissolves, what remains is God.
As the Absolute, God could not act and feel the joy of acting. To expand and experience Its bliss, God created the relative universe in order to move, to grow, to expand, and to realize Itself as the absolute and the relative. You are God acting. You are That bliss expanding in ever-new pulsations of bliss.
God has made Itself into this universe and permeates this universe. God’s intelligence and Shakti, Its power, has made itself into you and permeates you. There is only one Being that has become all forms. There is only one Being, one consciousness, one awareness, and one realization. There is only the Self.
When God decided to create, he dream’t, in perfect detail, the entire creation, from start to finish. Life is that dream playing out. The belief that you have control or freedom is illusion. In separation it appears you have control and freedom but, in reality, all that plays out is God’s dream, in perfect detail. It is a play of forgetting and remembering. All scenes in the play end the same; in realization. Remembering you are God is your destiny.
It is the light of that flame that illumines the world. That light pulsates with love, peace and enthusiasm. It is closer than the closest. You just need to turn within and explore its radiance. The heart is the abode of God. All of your experiences of love arise from this light. Every ray is compassion.
Contentment is loving your Self. Things succumb to entropy. People age and die. Even this universe will be reabsorbed someday. In the silent presence of the eternal Self lies the one eternal, never-changing God. All that God has become will dissolve but God’s Being, your Self, is everlasting peace. There-in lies your contentment.
Your consciousness, your awareness, your presence has become everything. This consciousness is always one. My consciousness and your consciousness are one. It is God. Without you, nothing would exist for all that is, is one. You are within yourself and you are within me. You and I are simply God in different clothes. Even the cotton and the wool are you.
Intuition is the first impulse of the divine within you. When you allow that impulse of truth to be revealed all honesty and clarity will arise. That is God speaking directly to you, in silence. In your heart you will feel God’s presence and from that presence all that arises is truth. That is the fountainhead of trust.
Let the bird chirp, let the dog bark and let the mango tree grow its fruit. Let a human being realize the divine light of God within and become that light. Then the bird can add its sweetness to the world and a human can become God spreading Its love.
The scriptures say the world is as you see it. When you hate yourself you will see only hate. When you love yourself you will see only love. When you know you are God you will see everything as God. That is the great knowledge, the great illumination, the great recognition and your enlightenment.
When you see another and you recognize their Self, then you can only know them as God. From where can judgment arise? When you see yourself as the Self, from where can judgment arise? Then there is only God and worthlessness dissolves, replaced by divinity. That is compassion.
You are infinite and that infinite is always abiding in oneness. Each individual is the unfolding in the Oneness. There is nothing that exists that is other, because only the One exists. There is only That, only God, only the witness, only the love. You are That love.
The external is ordinary and fickle. It is but a series of waves that arise and subside. Outside, joy is fleeting. Inside there is a vast ocean to explore. While the sights and sound within are extraordinary, they pale in comparison to the peace that opens you to the bliss of God. That bliss is ever-present within you. It only needs to be revealed.
You are born, grow and die. Everything in this relative world changes. Your body is young and gets old. Your thoughts arise and subside, disturbing your peace. Your emotions shift from love to fear and back again. When everything changes there is fear. The Self is eternal and ageless. Only the Self is without fear or change.
Only in the illusion of separateness can unacceptability, worthlessness and non-inclusiveness exist. When the illusion ends, separation dissolves as you exist in the greatness of the primal love of the Divine. That impulse of love is God becoming you. There is no beginning or end to that becoming.
Within you worlds are created and dissolved. The Most High has taken up residence in this body, but Its favorite room is your heart for God is love. Each day offer flowers, precious incense and rare offerings to this body as it holds That which is beyond precious; You.
A human birth is most precious. You can live your life in survival, attached to this external, ever-changing world of the senses, or you can know God. Know your Self and you will know God. There is absolutely no difference. The presence that exists within you is God.
Your body reflects the fullness of God. When you go beyond the noise of action you will discover the silent ocean of God. When that noise subsides all that is left is God and the perpetual, ever new bliss. The depth is limitless and the waves of joy are never ending.
Inside your energy centers, divine beings reside. Within, the sacred sounds reverberate and their power washes over you in waves of bliss. In your forehead there is a light beyond a thousand suns. Onto your tongue drips the divine nectar. The softest blue rays of love emerge from the inner heart. Explore within. You will find God.
In the silent ocean of Consciousness lies your realization. When the chaos of the monkey mind, the resistance of your attachments and aversions, and your emotional pain are resolved, peace will arise. When that chaos rests, the peace remains. Below the chaos the peace always exists. In peace the Self is revealed. Self-realization, enlightenment, illumination, Self-recognition is simply calming the chaos.
The energetic impressions of dissonance and pain within you become the veil hiding the essential Self. They create the illusion of separation. In separation the ego dominates. What was one becomes other. The one always remains, but it is hidden. When ‘other’ vanishes, so does the illusion and the suffering.
In true giving and mastery, only one transaction is pure; that of the teacher accepting the student’s ignorance. When true knowledge dawns, the ignorance of differences and separation dissolve and bliss emerges. A true teacher wants nothing, for in God, they have everything. In turn a true student gives to the teacher and the teacher remains unattached for it is always God loving God.
Your desires bind you when you are attached to the outcome. The fruits belong to God. Outcomes are the will of God. They remain the perfection of God’s will as you. In binding you, desires create resistance to ‘what is’. Resistance is suffering. When action is performed unattached to outcomes, there is peace.
You scrounge to fulfill small desires that create exhaustion when you could spend that time finding the One. The beauty outside withers with age. The beauty within is ageless and fills you with the blue rays of consciousness. Within, the heart opens and its petals fill you with the sweet fragrance of bliss.
The highest offering you can make is your state of awareness. Your energy, your state of consciousness is constantly vibrating in this universe and permeating all that is. It is your offering, your service to God. Cleaning, cooking and working are good services to offer people, but their power is limited and isolated. When you touch the Absolute within yourself, all of creation is thrilled. When you are connected to your Self, you awaken all of creation.
If you were completely open to receive, no self-effort would be necessary for attainment. Only grace would be required. But as most people are not completely able to receive, self-effort is required to allow trust and surrender to blossom into receiving. Even if there is great self-effort, grace is required for the final realization. Grace is the divine energy, God’s power of realization. God awaits your ‘yes’.
The rich and the poor worship the external world. They wrap their lives in desire. They wander outside in attachment and aversion only to remain in the experience of dissatisfaction. When you worship the Self, when you respect and honor the Self, God becomes your experience. Then your worship ends in surrender and that becomes the one experience worth possessing; merging.
Non-attachment is perfected when you realize that everything is God; all people, all circumstances, all things, all outcomes and you. God is the actor, God is the action and God is the object of the action. God plays within God’s consciousness. God is the writer, the actor, the audience, the set and the play. The plot is God’s will. The play is performed within God and is reabsorbed back into God when it is over. You are the play of awareness.
You try to purify that which is pure. You try to clean and fix that which is untainted. You try to change the changeless and eternal. Lost in illusion, you fight the darkness. In your divinity, you are perfection. Turn your gaze inward and realize who you are. That light is revealed and the darkness is no more. Nothing is required except recognition.
As the sun is revealed by its own brilliance, the Self is revealed by its bliss. When you quiet the mind you find That has always been there waiting to be revealed. In the form of presence, awareness, pure consciousness, God quietly waits to be discovered within you. When you experience joy and presence, you experience God. Recognize God’s presence as you.
Acceptance allows you to be free from attachment to outcomes. Passive acceptance is dull. Active acceptance is vibrant, infused with a deep peace with what is unfolding as you. In peace, clarity arises to reveal God’s will. In peace the full creative intelligence of God moves through you, as your expression. That expression is unstoppable.
Fearing, judging, debating, grasping, learning, desiring, self-depreciating, and rejecting are all addictions that distract you from your peace. They cover your bliss and make the Self seem unobtainable. Be at ease, relax and allow the mind to calm and the addictions to recede.
The Self is experienced as ever new waves of bliss. Imagine the fullness of God’s love washing over you again and again, without end. That love contains all of God’s fulfillment, peace and joy. It is God’s creative intelligence and power becoming manifest. That is bliss and that is your Self.
God has become this universe to expand and feel God’s bliss. When God creates, God’s nature as love ripples throughout creation. That immense outpouring of love is concentrated within you as your Self. God’s intention is that this love be released through you into this world. That is how God loves this world.
When attachment dissolves, peace is restored. All outcomes become the will of God. When duty is performed, purpose is realized. Your highest duty is Self-realization.
When you forget you are God, separation ensues. When you remember you are God unity dawns. Knowing the Self is remembering. That is worth your time. Self-realization is your purpose, your expansion, your bliss, your natural state, your sufficiency, your authenticity and your destiny
God is the absolute, silent presence. God is Self-recognition. And God is the relative world. There is no ‘other’. If there is only God, then you are That. You are Brahman. You are The silent witness, the Self-realization and the creation.
Service arises when God is realizing God. Service arises when God is offering to God. True service is puja. In that relationship there can be no attachment or aversion, no grasping or pushing away. There can be only the flow of love. Then service becomes the way.
That is the essence of acceptance. That is the foundation of peace. That is the highest realization. That is the basis of surrender and trust. That is the will of God. That is the play of consciousness. That is the creator the maintainer and destroyer. That is what is.
When you think you know, it is but the ego’s stance. When you hold a viewpoint, it is but delusion. When your outlook is better, that is the signal you are captured by illusion. All standpoints, all outlooks, all opinions, all stories and all beliefs are God’s.
The shift from the individual to the universal is realization. When your world revolves around ‘my and mine’ it is the essence of attachment. It is your limitation. Lack and limitation end when you give up every attachment.
Witnessing is the illuminating consciousness of your Self maintaining its dominance in the act of waking, dreaming or sleeping. Consciousness illuminates. It makes something known, including itself. But in most acts, the knower is subsumed by the object and Self-awareness is lost. In liberation, awareness is never lost. God is awareness.
The spiritual path is but a subtle shift from without to within. You seek fulfillment without and you pin your hopes on that outcome. It is that attachment that binds you. Simply close your eyes and realize that God is within you, as you, in this moment.
You seek and you struggle to achieve. Desires emerge endlessly from your dissatisfaction and resistance. There is only One satisfaction, One sufficiency and One fulfillment. When your only desire is God, when God is the first choice, God makes God known to you as your feelings of love, of presence and of peace.
A desire holds an attachment to an outcome and so limits your possibilities, attempts to control when none is possible, and tries to dominate God’s will with yours. In surrender, God will take you where God wants and, in acceptance, you can experience peace. Bind yourself to God.
God is consciousness, presence, awareness, the witness and that is reflected perfectly in you. Clean the mirror and allow the fullness of that reflection to shine. There is absolutely no difference in God’s awareness and your awareness. Clean your mirror.
The spiritual path is not a long, difficult slog through the pain and suffering. It is a simple turn of the head. When you stop pursuing fulfillment outside and turn within, God is there waiting for you. God resides in your silence, your peace and your presence. God is your feeling of love, your compassion and your awareness.
When you see differences you imprison your love. When you realize there is no high or low, no me and you, you will feel presence within and that will emerge from you to engulf everything. Then you will see the soft blue light of God covering creation and you will honor all as God.
Ego is a separate identity. God is the only real identity. Desire is resistance to what is. It is non-acceptance. Allow the ego to become leshya avidya; the trace of ignorance that allows you to remain in your body. Allow desire to become adana; acceptance and surrender to God’s will.
You destroy your peace in attachment to outcomes and attempts to control. Neither are possible to obtain. They represent resistance to life and they put you at war with life. Life is God’s play. Life is God’s script and God’s outcome. You can find peace and fulfillment in trust and surrender.
In God’s plan God allows God to forget. You forget you are God. In God’s plan God’s will is God remembers. You remember you are God. That is how God does it; as you, through you. Service to God is your remembrance.
Enlightenment is always present. God is always present. The senses, the thoughts and the emotions veil that experience. You need not do. You simply need to be. Peace leads you to the stillness. Peace is your way.
Can you force a wild monkey to sit still? Give him a banana and he will sit still. Can you force the mind to be still? Give it God and it will be still. God exists in God’s name. God exists in love. God exists in compassion.
Your joy, your pain, your success, your failure, your loss and your gain are all leading you to God. There is no other outcome possible, no other destination. When this is every situation, every relationship, every outcome, how can there not be rejoicing.
When you turn your life over to God, God’s creative intelligence and power flow through you. If there is lethargy or confusion, then your surrender is an incomplete transaction. Complete acceptance allows momentum, enthusiasm, creativity, power and intuitive knowing to arise.
The Truth is always within you but it requires a pure heart to experience it. Wipe away the dust that covers the mirror of your heart and reflect the fullness of God within you. God’s light is always shining within.
Just knowing about food and not eating it, you will suffer and starve. Knowing about God, knowing about the Self, but not realizing That, you will remain in separation and suffer. Go within and become aware of what you truly are.
Because God is always one with your awareness, God experiences everything; your joy, your love, your pain, your separation and your enlightenment. God is never away from you. God is you and acts as you.
You fight to keep your individuality, but that is separation. Your personality is God playing a unique role as you, and your personality will remain, but your individuality is an illusion that keeps you separate.
God is always within you, waiting to be revealed. That is your awareness, your Self. That is experienced as peace and bliss. Simply still the mind and there God is; pure consciousness shining within. Your thoughts are the dust on the mirror.
In silence you can know God. It is not knowing something as other; it is your Self. God is your Self. God is the conscious witness that always watches and observes life. Knowing this witness as you is enlightenment.
The pairs of opposites, joy and sorrow, pain and pleasure, have the ability to capture the mind and create aversion and attachment. Bliss is beyond them and is an aspect of the Self. Allow the pairs of opposites to play out and witness their play. Become centered in the bliss of the Self.
The sense of individuality rests in the ego. That is separation. The thought of ending individuality strikes fear because it feels like death. But it is the only true life because that alone ends the distinctions and limitations. That alone allows God to be revealed.
Becoming aware of Awareness, becoming conscious of Consciousness, is Self-realization, Illumination, Enlightenment and Self-recognition. That is knowing Spirit, the Soul, God within. The highest Self-actualization is knowing the Self.
You may think God is only love. But God is everything; the happiness and sorrow, the success and failure, the peace and chaos. God sees it all as God’s play. You identify as it and suffer. When you don’t identify as it you are at peace and witness it in bliss.
What you focus on is brought within. It is all vibration and all the vibration you focus on is impressed within you. That is your heaven or hell. You eat and digest all vibrations and that is nectar or garbage. Those vibrations become your joy or sorrow.
Peace arises in a disciplined mind, one that is steady and focused. Dissatisfaction arises when the mind is undisciplined and scattered by an onslaught of thoughts, wandering from one sensory impression to another.
In dissatisfaction, the mind searches frantically outside for relief. The mind attaches itself to outcomes and the dissatisfaction increases. A monkey mind is created and the frantic pace of endless thoughts increases. Turn within and allow the mind to rest.
The mind should only function when necessary. Otherwise it should be silent. Allow the thoughts. Do not resist them. Witness them. Watch them. But do not become them. They are not essentially you. Remove your attention from them or replace them with the remembrance of God and you deflate their energy.
God is the highest vibration. Your death reminds you of what you should prioritize. Time is your most valuable asset. When you are immersed in the highest vibration you will become calm and the highest intention will emerge from intuition.
God within, Pure Consciousness, exists eternally within you. Nothing needs to be changed, fixed or managed. Reveal what already exists within. You are already enlightened but it must be revealed. Find peace, and revelation follows.
There is only One reality and that is Consciousness; God. That Absolute Awareness has become all relative existence. It is simply a matter of vibrational frequency. The Absolute aspect of God is beyond vibration but the relative aspect of God has become all vibration.
What is within, you see without. Your Self-understanding determines your understanding of the world and others. What you experience inside is directly reflected onto others. If you know the Self you will see others as God.
You imbibe what the senses take in, what you remember and what you ruminate on. When you are aware of God, you vibrate as God and become peace and love. When you are aware of negativity you also become that. Remember God.
Self-depreciation is sacrilege. You are the Divine. Humility is true status and you are not high or low; you are everything. God has become you to engage in God’s divine play.
To be satisfied, dissatisfaction needs to dissolve. Dissatisfaction arise from desire with attachment or aversion to what is not wanted. Accept God’s will. That is accepting bliss. Equal awareness is recognition of oneness. When distinctions end, happiness is revealed.
When God becomes this universe God allows forgetfulness and the experience of the pairs of opposites. But God’s grace is always present to allow remembrance. In remembrance you realize that God’s play is the only thing unfolding for you. Everything happens so you can remember that you are one with God.
When you experience pain you become fearful. That fear causes you to no longer trust and surrender and you forget your oneness and feel separate. When you feel separate you live in fear that the world is happening to and against you. Knowing the Self ends the vicious cycle.
All of your experiences are energetically recorded within your subtle nervous system. You live with your storehouse and that becomes your energetic atmosphere. Unresolved samskaras veil the Self. Impress the highest within you and live in heaven.
When you feel love, bliss or compassion you are having a direct experience of God. This is not some outside stimulus giving you love. This is the Divine Presence within you vibrating and being recognized. You may attribute it to something outside, but it is God within reminding you of God’s presence.
Anger arises from a desire that cannot be fulfilled and when an attachment to an outcome is thwarted. A heart filled with attachment and aversion is the root of anger. When the heart is emptied of that resistance, love remains.
The only real, essential identity is the Self; God. In that there is only purity, unity and sufficiency. To hold the belief that God is a sinner or worthless is unimaginable. To hold the belief that you are a sinner or worthless is the same illusion.
The ego creates a separate, contrived identity that seeks love and acceptance. That binds you to illusion and separates you from the universal intelligence and power that is your birthright. When that false identity recedes and the Self is realized as your true identity, peace arrives.
All satisfaction is an inner experience. When that is triggered by an outward experience it is only reflecting a small drop of inner bliss. Dive into the ocean of bliss within. Then your experience of happiness, joy, peace, fulfillment, love and peace will radically expand into the bliss of God.
You worship many things in your life. Maybe it is a relationship, money, or a vague idea of God in heaven. Within you lies the highest. That is what you seek in all that you honor and worship and prioritize. That is the Self. Heaven is within.
You think karma is what happens to you; the good and the bad external situations. But action is first impressed within you and then reflected within you. You experience this karma as your inner experience; peace or chaos, happiness or sadness, silence or a monkey mind. Then that becomes your outward life.
You love many things; maybe a person, wealth, sex, power, fame, intelligence. Maybe you love God, saints, kindness or compassion. Whatever you love is most powerfully internalized vibrationally and you are filled with that. May you be filled with the highest.
God lowers God’s vibration to become this play of forms. It is all consciousness operating at different vibrational frequencies. In unity there is no other. There is only You, only God, only Consciousness. The tree, the rock, the dog and the human; all one.
When you are at war with life there is no room for peace. Your war is attachment to outcomes and aversion to what is not wanted. When you accept that life is a play of God’s consciousness and it is all God’s will unfolding for your remembrance, you can accept and be at peace.
Every human being has the same inner experience of enlightenment because the same God dwells within. Yes, you must care for your body and be responsible but there is one destiny, one purpose; realization. After realization your life becomes a unique expression of God as you.