Saturday, April 19, 2008

The individual merges into the universal

"Until the brain develops,
A baby sees no differences in the world
Around him.
A rock and a diamond are the same to him-
Something to grasp and toss away.

A true yogi is like this.
A lump of dirt and money are the same
To one who has realized the Self.
Such a person is not attached to either one,
Seeing all as the Self-
The Self in all and all in the Self.

This is inner vision, subtle thought;
This is Shiva-Shakti,
The creative power of the indivisible One.
And God's creative power is the Self,
The One reality."

-B. Nityananda