When we see suffering, it is not the immortal Self that suffers. It is difficult, yet let us remember that it is not our essence– our true identity as children of God–that undergoes anguish and pain.
Integral Yoga Teachings
We often don’t accomplish what we want because we have so many thoughts and desires—some of them mutually exclusive—that the strength of the mind gets exhausted.
The teachings may vary, but the central teaching is always the same—to know our True Self. That is the first and foremost goal.
Life itself is a long dream. We are unable to realize the illusoriness of the external objects because the dream is still on.
Where is the action if you sit quietly and close your eyes and meditate? Get into the field. And make sure that the mind is totally focused, one-pointed, not shaken.
Learn to enjoy what you are doing and stick to the meditation schedule. That will be enough.”
We are all looking for happiness; but, unfortunately, we’re not looking where the Gita tells us to. We look outside ourselves for it.
If we start to feel anxious about gain or loss, victory or defeat, etc., we know that the ego is not ready to let go, trust life, or let us leave the outcome to a higher will.
Self-realization means to know that you are essentially that Spirit or Consciousness or God. Even though the truth is that we are all essentially God, most of us don’t really experience that.
When it is said: “The world is unreal,” it is not suggested that we are seeing the world where nothing exists.