What You Are
you are able to see how old habits of thinking disconnect you from
you’re here and now and make you unhappy. Are you projecting
the concept of father figure, husband, wife, or other image onto
another person? If so, then you do not see that individual
as an individual Are you comparing the present moment with the
past? If so, the freshness of life is not enjoyed. You
go on missing good feelings, deep communication, And people
get bored with you because you always bring out the old imprints
of mind, the worn-out things. Then you find someone
with the same problem as you and you wallow together, dragging
each other down.
The philosophy of vibrations changes your whole life style. Your
level of consciousness ultimately attracts people from the same
level of consciousn4ss as your own. So you have to raise your
consciousness. New life cannot come only from words. It must
come from new thinking, new vibrations.
bring those new vibrations, drop the old, clear your files, and
throw away junk. Say to yourself, “I don’t want those old
thoughts, those negative memories, those conditionings.” When you
go on clearing, Your mind becomes light. But before they go for
good, the past imprints will tempt you and play tricks on you. If
you are not careful, they will keep on giving flickering signs to
you and they may make new scars on your consciousness.
You must not allow then to make you angry and frustrated, You
must talk to them, and tell them. “Now you go! You are old
tenants and your lease is up! I will notrenew you contract.”
Once you recognize that these socalled tenats are unwanted guests
then y you are ready to evict them. You realize that youo must
have invited them into your consciousness long ago when you were
in a hazy, ignorant state of mind. Ole habits of thinking know
how to make themselves at home, but no matter how comfortable or
comforting they may appear to you, you must be firm, in your
resolve to empty your mental house.
If this sentient
living energy does not give up the old insentient, the stale
stagnant matter becomes a burden to you and a cause of pain. The
more thorough the mental housecleaning you do the more buoyant you
feel. The more you allow dry leaves to drop away the more aware
you are of what you are in essence and of what is relevant to your
present living. Now you are open to receive the new.
What is the new
life? None other than that living conscious energy pulsating and
vibrating in the entire universe. It is your own latent power.
To enter the path of meditation. You must have conscious
awareness of you latent power. If you are not aware of that
treasure within you, you are not going to long for it. You are
not going to reach for it. If we see the end in the beginning.
We will take the beginning to the end.
For that you must
believe in yourself. Until now you have believed in everybody but
yourself. Now you must realize that you are holding a precious
diamond within you. Polish it and your radiance comes out.
Otherwise it remains like a rough stone, covered with so many
layers. You must say to yourself, “Just now I am a rough
diamond, but I have confidence that inside me is brilliance.
Inside me is latent power. I want to get in touch with that in
When you have
this confidence, you really work on yourself. You Upanishad—sit
close. Sit close to whom? To yourself. Or to him or her who can
take you to yourself. To the “diamond-cutter” who knows just
where to cut so that your roughness is broken and the whole
diamond comes out. The teacher is not always one who wears the
clothes of a guru. The guru is anyone or anything who removes the
darkness of your ignorance, who helps you uncover your Self, you
become your own teacher.
Once there was a
king who used to lead a life of self-indulgence One evening he was
sitting on his balcony at dusk. The sunset was particularly
striking and the king was moved. It was the rainy season and the
sunset produced the full spectrum of seven colors. The king
became so happy that he continued to watch eagerly.
Slowly he saw the
colors fade away; darkness came over everything. He saw the dark
and he realized in a flash, “O, is this not my life? I am
pulsating with pleasures. How long will this sunset remain? O,
let me aware before; my colors disappear. The painter must paint
the scene while the colors are still vivid or the moment is gone.
Can I not do something worthwhile with my life before it is too
The king became
so deeply aware of his inner consciousness that he put and end to
his former self-indulgent ways. The sunset so inspired him to see
his own true quality, that he transformed his life. In this story
the sunset was his guru.
this: a complete transformation of consciousness, an uncovering of
that universal indestructible energy which lies hidden in you,
Otherwise you can sit and recite a mantram to get calm, but it
will only be a temporary balm. You will return to the rat race
tenacious, covering layers of the mind, you get in touch with the
latent Sentient Energy which gives life to form. If it can give
life, then it cannot be captured by form. If it could be captured
by form, then it could not be formless. The formless. The
formless remains above the forms. That is why it can give life to
There is a
beautiful story in the Upanishads in which a son came home to his
father after twelve years of study telling him, “O Father, I have
studied all the scriptures and experimented in all ways, but still
I did not find Soul.” His father then asked him to break open the
fruit of the Banyan tree and show him where the tree could be
found in the thousands of seeds living inside the fruit.
answered: “O Father, that which gives birth to the tree cannot be
“Yes” said his
father, “And the power which gives life to you cannot be measured
by any instrument. Atma, Soul is beyond. That which gives life
to all the forms is intangible. Yet it gives force to the
tangible world. It animates all the seen forms. That energy is
you. That energy is me.”
When you realize
this, you will discover the purpose of meditation: to get in touch
with that formless in you. The insight comes that this vibrant
conscious e3nerty has been covered up by your own negativity. So
covered, it does not get light or fresh air.
leads you from the step of (1) realizing what you are to (2)
recovering yourself. Just as you recover your health after
realizing that the cause of your illness is in you, so you recover
your natural energy when you become aware of the layers which
cover you. You will see that sadness, depression, anger, greed,
pride and deceitfulness are all outside coverings. They are not
natural to you. They have stifled your natural latent power.
The process of
recovery is a consistent and persistent practice. It is a
continuous throwing off of the covers to get fresh air. It is a
continuous throwing off of the covers to get fresh air. It is
getting a fresh connection with your flow of inner strength. That
is meditation. It is not instant.
We must work at
recovering, little by little, so that we return to our original
nature. Once we have opened the wounds of our psyche to the fresh
air and light, we must take care that they heal properly and
completely. We must seal up the gaps and doubts of mind by
filling ourselves with positive vibrations
realizing, we cannot recover, And without recovering fully, we
cannot go on to the third step: Retain, In order to retain, let us
flood the mind with the light of meditation and fill in the holes
in our thinking; with knowledge, understanding and experience.
Say to yourself,
“I am the microcosm of the macrocosm. As the universe moves I
must move. In the universe there is a pulsating element. In the
heart of all the forms, all the cells, in my own form, there is
some vibrating life. That is my real nature. I want to recover
my original nature and bring our my natural qualities of
blissfulness, peace and conscious vibrant energy hidden at the
center of myself.”
Once you are
confident beyond the shadow of a doubt that within you is a
universe of beauty and truth, energy and bliss, you will be able
to retain. With the light of awareness permanently shining, you
will retain the universal blessing which are yours.