Updated: Feb 10
We will always see the divine in the form we have been taught all our lives in our places of study and worship or in our literature and art.
If that should happen, then we should know that we are not experiencing the divine.
The human mind is so powerful that it easily fools even us ourselves. When we desperately long for something, our mind is easily capable of conjuring it up for us.
Our minds are very powerful, therefore it projects whatever we desperately seek. We feel we are conscious but in reality we hallucinate.
It is not necessary for us to seek the truth. Like insects we can be born and like insects we can die. However if we wish to be truly happy and liberated, then to the core of our being we must travel.
Answers, we will not find outside of ourselves, but only within.
To travel inwards we must get rid of all that is superfluous to our being.
What are these superfluous elements?
Its important note that anything that comes and goes is not us.
Our possessions, attachments, desires, and anger, they are things that will come and go. We believe that they are us, but they are not. They are mere acquisitions. These are the things that will not permit us to journey within ourselves.
Then there is the ego, the 'I'.
As long as the 'I' exists it inhibits us from discovering the truth. When we let go of the ego
As the Guru explains, the truth is realised not by seeking but by letting go. Because we do not enter the divine, but make ourselves open to let the divine emerge from within us.
Letting go will occur when we realise that all existence is an illusion or what the ancients call "Maya'. This realisation can come to us when we achieve great success, great failure, great anguish, sorrow, or exhilaration which leads us to meditation.
Meditating because we are merely seeking or because we are bored will produce what the student discovered, that it too will pass and we are back right we started from.