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What Is Real And What Is Unreal?

 

     

XII

Al's talk, relating to Yaani's story:

 
     

 

     

In compassion, which is the passion of divine love, lies the true meaning of life. Arjuna showed such compassion for a brief moment and the whole Mahabharata pivoted on that one moment. After a lifetime of preparation to defend righteousness, now on the eve of the battle Arjuna threw down his bow and resolved not to fight, because in his mind's eye he saw all the suffering that would ensue. That was the moment the Lord chose to teach him the singular truth that there was only his mind, that he was the Atma, the one Self, and not the body. He was not born and he could not die, nor could his cousins and his beloved teacher and grandfather on the other side, die. In Yaani's case also, her compassion welled up within her at the most improbable moment, and she totally forgot her own fear and self-concern.


The message is clear... there is nothing in this world of any value whatsoever. Everything we wish for in the world will eventually change from being de-lightful to being repulsive and abhorrent. When we recognize that through our wishes we are responsible for all the disappointment, suffering and death we perceive, our compassion for the human condition wells up within us. We be-come inspired to express our function as savior and liberate the world that we made. This happens when we transform our mind. It is our love that fuels this change. When we see the heart-wrenching tragi-comedy of puppet-dolls we made, caught on the whirling merry-go-around, and our heart melts with compassion and we forget ourself and all our own desires and problems... at that critical instant the veil of illusion drops off and unexpectedly and un-planned, we traverse the dark passage of samsara and emerge into our certain-ty, blazing in the light of self-knowledge. Then there is only light. There is no more world. There never was any world, but only light. That is the awakening.


Postscript The ideas presented here can be found in the Sai Baba Gita and the Workbook and Text of the Course in Miracles. I would greatly encourage any of you who are seriously interested in healing your mind and transforming it from separation consciousness to the direct experience of singular creative reality, to immerse yourself in these, particularly the Course in Miracles, which Baba has called his highest teaching for the West. Doing the daily lessons will immeasurably quicken your transformation .

 
         
     

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