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A S I M P L E M E T H O D F O R R E V E A L I N G
The UpanishadsThink of a mirror. The sun reflects in it without the mirror doing anything for this but to remain pure and clear. If we compare the mind with a mirror, we will instantly realize that as soon as the mind is ready, the sun of the Divine Consciousness will shine in it.
The technique we will present in the following offers a perspective of the existential state we are in and allows us to understand better the inner "buttons" we need to press in order to grow spiritually.
Performed with perseverance, this technique allows us the access to a state of "detached witness" that will make us act and react differently in the situations of life.
Before engaging in this technique, it is important that we understand WHO really wants to change inside of us, and WHICH is the center of our being.
We may have the surprise of noticing that until at that moment we did not experience such a state of witness in which all our actions are spontaneously analyzed and directed from a spiritual perspective.
A number of ephemeral and often contrasting personalities resides inside each of us, with which we identify in turns.
These "hypostasis" of our personality have distinct features: some are merry, some are satisfied, some are dissatisfied, some wish to study, other wish to go in a holiday, some are enthusiastic and other recalcitrant.
Therefore we cannot speak of a coherent personality, that unifies synthetically and permanently these aspects, a personality we may associate with our name and with the idea of "I". This is the reason for which it is practically impossible for someone to say: "I, John Smith, want to transform."
We cannot make such a commitment as we do not have an unique "I", but instead we have a number of changing, moving small "I"-s, which depend on innumerable exterior laws and influences; there are "I"-s that are stronger than others and that may give the impression of a unique personality.
Each of these "I"-s reaches the surface of our consciousness and takes temporary hold of us, acting and speaking for us.
This is the tragedy of mankind, because these ephemeral "I"-s determine actions that will generate new karma-ic bonds; the problem is that our other "I"-s, not so strong and more dispersed will not find the best strategy to control our destiny.
Thus, our existence may be said to resemble to a cluster of sparks, when each spark lasts for few seconds, and the entire cluster less than a minute. Nonetheless, behind these, the Supreme Reality is not momentary, nor ephemeral.
The technique you are about to learn will guide you in the "intimacy" of Reality, making you understand in a direct manner that while living this existence we have to do the things we have to do without any ego interference.
However, our balance needs to be dynamic, and based on the right action. The rigid, stereotype gestures and inner attitudes will not help us grow spiritually. With complete detachment from all these, we need to rely entirely on the clarity of our synthetic mind, which may be a unification of the multiple, transient personalities.
"As two golden birds sitting on the same tree, the ego and the self, intimate friends, abide within the same body.
The first eats the sweet and sour fruits from the tree of life, while the later watches everything with detachment.
As long as you think you are the ego, you are still in the world of sorrow. If you realize you are the Self, the Master of Life, you will be freed from all these.
When you realize you are the source of the light, you transcend the duality and enter the state of unity."