Monday, April 03, 2006

Mukti or Liberation IS Our Nature

Mukti or liberation is our nature.
It is another name for us. Our wanting mukti is a very funny thing. It is like a man who is in the shade, voluntarily leaving the shade, going into the sun, feeling the severity of the heat there, making great efforts to get back to the shade and then rejoicing,
"How sweet is the shade! I have reached the shade at last!"
We are all doing exactly the same. We are not different from the reality. We imagine we are different, that is we create the bheda bhava [the feeling of difference] and then undergo great sadhana [spiritual practices] to get rid of the bheda bhava and realize the oneness. Why imagine or create bheda bhava and then destroy it?
- Sri Ramana Maharshi

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