“The mirage of an egg cannot be shattered by any mallet. Likewise, the mirage of a separate self cannot be shattered by any individual. The individual is, itself, the mirage.”
Harmony of the Spheres
It cannot be spoken of or spoken to;
by no means may It be comprehended by the intellect.
It is that one pure Consciousness who becomes everything,
From the gods above to the earth below.
Objects may be regarded as high or low,
But the ocean of Consciousness, ever-pure,
Is all that ever is.
Though the shadows on the wall are ever changing,
The wall itself remains steady and unmoved.
Likewise, the forms of the universe take shape from Consciousness,
The eternal, primordial One.
Question: People are asked to worship God, to sing His praise in hymns, to perform puja, to repeat constantly His name, and they do all this without knowing what God is. Will you please explain?
Answer: God is all-knowledge, and one cannot know His true nature till one attains Self-Realisation. Then one will find Him to be none other than oneself, the only Atman, the only Self there is, and that He is with form as the world and without form as Chit, Pure Consciousness. In the meantime, prayers, worship and meditation have to be performed.
Where there is noise, there's death. Where there is silence, there's life. True silence doesn't mean just to keep quiet. True silence really means when you go deep, deep within yourself to that place where nothing is happening, where you transcend time and space, and you go into a brand new dimension of nothingness. That's where all the power is. That's your real home. That's where you really belong, in deep silence, where there's no good and bad, no right and wrong, nobody trying to become enlightened or self-realized, no one trying to achieve anything.
Some people have a spiritual body so large that when you enter their house you have already entered their spiritual body. Do you know that as you walk beneath the stars on a summer night, you are within a great spiritual body? All that exists in this universe is only a single body.
The mind can be free only when it is completely still. Though it has problems, innumerable urges, conflicts, ambitions, if — through self-knowledge, through watching itself without acceptance or condemnation — the mind is choicelessly aware of its own process, then out of that awareness there comes an astonishing silence, a quietness of the mind in which there is no movement of any kind.