SILENCE & PEACE
BEYOND ALL SAVORING
A STILLNESS NOT OF THIS WORLD
You cannot walk very far when you carry a dead body over your shoulders.
And you can only head towards the burial ground.
If you carry a dead body for too long, you will have to bear with terrible smells.
The stronger your personality is, the more odoriferous it is.
This is like a snake shedding its skin.
One moment it is a part of the body, the next moment it is shed
and the snake goes on without turning back.
If every moment, one is like a snake leaving the skin behind,
only then there is growth.
That would mean being a dead person.
He did everything a person could possibly do to know life,
but his actions never left any residue,
nor did he build a personality out of the actions he performed.
The whole world stinks with personalities.
Everybody has his own strong smell or personality.
These are the various stenches in the world, and they keep clashing all the time.
All your anger, hatred, jealousy, fear – everything is based in the past.
The moment you carry the past and future, you become a real ass,
because the burden is such.
There is no way anybody can live his life intelligently carrying that burden.
who does not carry the previous moment to this moment,
is free from everything.
excerpts above from:
The Course in Miracles
although it seems to be....
Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet.
And the ones who walk the world as you do recognize their own.
Yet those who have not yet perceived the way will recognize you also,
and believe that you are like them, as you were before.
(The Course in Miracles)
who has realized his true nature,
you will not be required to do anything
in the way of spiritual disciplines.
This is because through his teachings,
he will reveal your true nature,
as by placing a mirror before you.