Wednesday, November 28, 2012

As I gain wisdom I lose interest

Through disillusionment and illumination one realises that being peaceful is enough.

Bhagavan: I do not say that you must go on rejecting thoughts. If you cling to yourself, the "I"- thought, when your interest keeps you to that single idea, other thoughts get rejected, and automatically they vanish.

Question: And so the rejection of thoughts is not necessary?

B: No. It may be necessary for a time or for some.You fancy that there is no end if one goes on rejecting every thought that rises. No. There is an end.  If you are vigilant, and make a stern effort to reject every thought when it rises, you will soon find that you are going deeper and deeper into your own inner self, where there is no need for your effort to reject the thoughts.

Q: Then it is possible to be without effort, without strain!

B: Not only that, it is impossible for you to make an effort beyond a certain extent.

Q: I want to be further enlightened. Should I try to make no effort at all?

B: Here it is impossible for you to be without effort. When you go deeper, it is impossible for you to make any effort.

- One; Essential Writings on Non-duality, Jerry Katz. 

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