Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Sri Annamalai Swami

 "Most people take the appearance of the snake in the rope to be reality. Acting on their misperceptions, they think up many different ways of killing the snake. But they can never succeed in getting rid of the snake until they first give up the idea that there really is a snake there.

People who want to kill or control the mind have the same problem: they imagine that there is a mind which needs to be controlled and then take drastic steps to beat it into submission.

If, instead, they generate the understanding that there is no such thing as mind, all their problems would come to an end.

You must generate the conviction, ‘I am the all-pervasive Consciousness in which all bodies and minds in the world are appearing and disappearing. I am that Consciousness which remains unchanged and unaffected by these appearances and disappearances.’

Stabilise yourself in that conviction. That is all you need to do."

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