Monday, 6 July 2015

How to know the Truth?


How to know the Truth? 

 Truth cannot be known with the help of one’s speech or with the help of one’s mind. Truth cannot be seen with these physical human eyes. We can know the highest Truth with a pure heart and with a purified mind, and the highest Truth can be realized by those who have the vision to see the subtle, whose mind is calm and one-pointed, whose mind is purified. 

With the help of our impure intellect it is not possible to find right solutions. And the spiritual man finds solutions by diving deep into the very depths of his own being, by coming in touch with Truth, by coming face to face with Truth, not by arguing about It. There is within our soul something that is immortal, something that is the eternal witness of whatever takes place outside and inside our mind.


And unless we realize this permanent element within ourselves, it is not possible for us even to have a glimpse of the permanent element outside ourselves. 

The great task is “how to know the Knower?”. “How can that be known by which everything else is known?” (Brih. Up. 2.4.14, 4.5.15) — This is the great question of the Upanishad. “That which is not inside, does not exist outside.” (Bengali Proverb) 

In order to be in touch with the perennial source of all waters we must begin digging in our own ground, not in that of our neighbour. And in order to come in touch with them, we need not dig up the whole earth, but only to make a deep hole in ourselves.


Hunger of the soul 
 Unless you give some real food to the soul, you feel you are starving, even in the midst of plenty of things. There is a sense of void in your soul which cannot be got rid of, even if you have everything outwardly. It goes on crying out, because nothing is being done to appease the soul’s hunger. This feeling of void, of dissatisfaction can never go, unless we give the soul the food it needs.



Don`t take life to seriously.........smile & be happy.........like a cat 


Nirvana-shatakam (A poem of Sankaracharya, translated by Swami Vivekananda) 

I am neither the mind, nor the intellect, nor the ego, nor the mind-stuff; I am neither the body, nor the changes of the body; I am neither the senses of hearing, taste, smell or sight, Nor am I the ether, the earth, the fire, the air; I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, BIiss Absolute— I am He, I am He.

 I am neither the Prana, nor the five vital airs; I am neither the materials of the body, nor the five sheaths; Neither am I the organs of action, nor object of the senses; I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, Bliss Absolute— I am He, I am He

I have neither aversion nor attachment, neither greed nor delusion; Neither egotism nor envy, neither Dharma nor Moksha; I am neither desire nor objects of desire; I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, BIiss Absolute— I am He, I am He.

 I am neither sin nor virtue, neither pleasure nor pain; Nor temple nor worship, nor pilgrimage nor scriptures,  Neither the act of enjoying, the enjoyable nor the enjoyer; I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, BIiss Absolute— I am He, I am He.

  I have neither death nor fear of death, nor caste; Nor was I ever born, nor had I parents, friends and relations; I have neither Guru nor disciple; I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, BIiss Absolute— I am He, I am He. 

 I am untouched by the senses, I am neither Mukti nor knowable; I am without form, without limit, beyond space, beyond time; I am in everything; I am the basis of the universe; everywhere am I. I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, BIiss Absolute— I am He, I am He.

Reference is to: SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS OF SWAMI BRAHMANANDA



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