KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUPREME SELF

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CHAPTER VI KNOWLEDGE  OF  THE  SUPREME  SELF SUPREME SELF:In this chapter is described the method of realizing the Self. When the mind in the form of the ego, which takes the body for the Self and strays outwards, is curbed within the Heart the sense of ‘I’ in the body relinquished, and enquiry made with a still mind as to who it is that dwells in the body, a subtle illumination will be experienced as ‘I-I’ which is no other than the Absolute, SUPREME SELF:the Self, seated in the lotus…

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PLATO’S CAVE

PLATO’S CAVE:Imagine that for your entire life you have been sitting in a chair in a movie theater. The place is dark, like all movie theaters; but you can feel… No… wait! Before we go there… There’s  a famous  allegory called  “Plato’s Cave,”  written  of course by Plato.  It’s a fictional  conversation  between  Plato’s  teacher,  Socrates,  and  Plato’s  brother,  Glaucon; and, essentially, the first part of the allegory goes like this… Socrates  asks  Glaucon  to  imagine  a  cave  inhabited  by  prisoners  who  have  been chained  and  held  immobile  since  childhood.…

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Today’s Meditation

Today’s Meditation “I have chosen you out of the world.”-John 15:19.Here  is distinguishing grace and discriminating regard; for some are made the special objects of divine affection. Do not be afraid to dwell upon this high doctrine of election. When your mind is most heavy and depressed, you will find it to be a bottle of richest cordial. Those who doubt the doctrines of grace, or who cast them into the shade, miss the richest clusters of Eshcol; they lose the wines on the lees well refined, the fat things…

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Praying Thankfully: A Thanksgiving Meditation

Do you ever find yourself lost for words when it is time to pray? Most of us do.All kinds of explanations can be offered for this experience, not least of which is the thought that anything we say seems so trivial and inappropriate when addressing God. We instinctively feel that we need to be better at praying than we are. So we try to correct this perceived shortcoming and find ourselves saying, “God will only hear me if I am better at it.”  But this cannot be right, for God…

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