Filed under: Thought-Provoking Muses
If you are not here,
where are you?
“Thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and assumptions are not wrong to imagine, and yet they’re never true in any respect. The only truth in any thought, idea, belief, or assumption is that they are only a thought, idea, belief, or assumption – with nothing else about it ever being true, beyond that one simple truth.”
“Almost all of the decisions and choices we make at the level of mind are motivated at a deep unconscious level by fear and the illusion of separation. Develop the art of looking deeply to see whether the choice you are making is being driven or motivated by fear.”
“If it is, then you are going further into the mind’s world of illusion. You are going further away from the truth of who you are. You are going further away from the place where life is abundant. You are going further into separation. Do not let fear lead you astray. Find that still and silent place within where love abides. Know that the essence of your Being is Love. Let the silent voice of love be your guide.”
This is taken from the Teachings page on Amma’s web site.
Amma always points out that the purpose of one’s life is to realize who we really are. She says, “By realizing our own Self we become full, with nothing more to gain in life. Life becomes perfect.”
To attain this goal, Amma says that no particular path or spiritual practice can be recommended for all. “Just as a doctor gives different dosages or even different medications to patients with the same ailment according to their constitution, so does a Spiritual Master prescribe different methods to different people to reach the same goal. Spirituality is the practical science of life. Apart from taking us to the ultimate goal of Self-realization it also teaches us the nature of the world, and how to understand life and live fully in the best way possible.”
However, Amma says that the path of devotion and selfless-service is the safest and most conducive path for many people.
you are looking for
is the experience
of not looking for it