Message Of Wisdom

The desire to know the Brahman springs only in the person whose mind is pure, who is free from desires and who is free from the deeds done in this birth and in the previous ones, becomes disgusted with the external, ephemeral perishable objects.

Even when Brahman is explained, those who have not been purged of their faults and impurities, either disbelieve or misbelieve it as was the case with Indra, Virochana, etc. Therefore, knowledge as inculcated arises only in him who has, by Tapas, etc., performed either in this birth or in many previous births purified himself. The Sruti says: "To that high-souled man whose devotion to the Lord is great and whose devotion to his preceptor is as great as that to the Lord, these secrets explained become illuminated."

Just as the coloured water penetrates freely and nicely a piece of cloth when it is pure white, so also, the instructions of a sage can penetrate and settle down in the hearts of aspirants only when their minds are calm, when there are no desires for enjoyments and when the impurities of their minds are destroyed.

"But I assure you, on the authority of my own intuitional knowledge as well as that of other illumined souls, that the Reality can be realised by man. But one who has known it cannot communicate it to others for want of means."

—Sage Vasishtha.

Even the knowledge acquired by the five senses which are common to all cannot be communicated to others. You cannot tell the taste of butter to a man who has never tasted it or even communicate the idea of colour to one born blind.

All that a teacher can do is to tell his disciple the method of knowing the Truth or the path that leads to the disclosure of intuitional faculty.

Hold the magnificent torch of faith. Fly high the unique banner of peace. Wear the magnificent shield of dispassion. Put on the marvellous coat-of-arms of discrimination. Sing the immortal song of 'Soham'. March boldly with the banner of Pranava—Om Om Om. Blow the wonderful conch of courage. Kill the enemies—doubt, ignorance, passion and egoism—and enter the illimitable kingdom of Atma. Possess the imperishable wealth of Atma. Taste the divine immortal essence. Drink the nectar of Immortality.

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