"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

Monday, August 7, 2017

True Worship

Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj

A child is born. We see it, but it only appears for a short time, then it is dead, thereby becoming useless. Only the jnanis partake of nectar. You should also partake of nectar. The Guru is the Self who is in all beings. When you say so, and experience it, your duty is over. He is in all. That which is deathless is He. We should realize that He is immortal and we should be devoted to Him only. Only He is trustworthy. We should have trust in Him only. He is in all, He is prior to all, and He is there when all is gone. To realize this is the true worship of God. To know the subtle principle is called Self-Knowledge, and he who knows this is called "One with Self-Knowledge", a jnani. All experiencing is only God, Shri Hari (Vishnu). To worship Him as being in everything all the time is called True Worship.

The Lord of the three worlds is dwelling in everything. The Supreme Self, Paramatman, is always there, in his pristine "Original Being". Do not say, "That which is within me is God, but God is not in you." He is in all creatures. Recognize this, and behave with a sense of oneness with all. He was prior to all creatures, and when there was some movement in Him, He became the wind. All bodies were created afterwards. The Self (Atman) is God, and you are that Atman. Meditate on this.

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