"The very first step in understanding what this is all about is giving up the concept of an active, volitional 'I' as a separate entity and accepting the passive role of perceiving and functioning as a process." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Friday, September 17, 2010

Guru bhakti removes problems

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj:

At present, all communications and functioning happen through the medium of this nectar - the consciousness. And what is this medium? It is the knowledge "I am". It is represented by Lord Vishnu, the highest God who reclines blissfully on the coils of the serpent, sheshasayi, and hence is known as sheshasayi-bhgavan.

Well, it is nice to have such talks, but to imbibe and realize their essence is very difficult indeed. Why? Because you firmly believe that you are the body and live accordingly, while entertaining fond wishes that you will achieve something good in the world, and later still better. These expectations are primarily based on the misconceived notion that you are the body. This wrong identification, however, dissolves in the nectar of the Lord's Feet, when you totally subside in the consciousness and lose your individuality. 

Dissolution of individuality is not possible without devotion to the Master - guru-bhakti-which in other words is again the consciousness, the guru-charan-amrita. Abidance in the consciousness removes all past and future problems, and stabilizes one in the present - Here and Now.

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