BEYOND THE DUALITY OF GAINING AND LOSING PEACE - PART 18


With the practice of self-enquiry, seekers often have experiences of profound peace and silence. However, these peaceful experiences are not stable. Sooner or later seekers will experience some type of stress or drama in everyday life, and then they will feel that they have lost this sense of peace and stillness. 


The series will share pointers that reveal the pattern of attraction and aversion that create "heaven" and "hell" and keep seekers trapped on the roller coaster of pleasure and pain.


This beingness, the knowledge 'I am', which I call 'upadro', is the source of trouble. In this 'upadro', in this primary essence, lies the knowledge 'I am' - you know that you are. This quality of beingness ('sattvaguna'), the knowledge 'I am' cannot tolerate itself. It cannot stand itself, alone, just knowing itself. Therefore that 'rajoguna' is there it takes the beingness for a ride in various activities, so that it does not dwell on itself; it is very difficult to sustain that state. And 'tamoguna' is the basest quality, it claims authorship or doership for all those activities conducted through 'rajoguna'. This is the play happening in these three gunas (qualities). Again understand, you are experiencing this 'sattvaguna', the knowledge 'I am. This 'I am-ness' is experienced by you, the Absolute, but you are not the 'I amness'..


 –       Nisargadatta Maharaj


Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.

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