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Path to Self-Realisation

The entire creation is run on the Law of Karma. It is often said, “As you sow, so shall you reap.” When you sow seeds, they germinate, and the quality of the plant you will get depends on the fertility of the soil. Similarly, every act of ours, however insignificant it may be, has the potential to germinate and bounce back, depending on how and where this act has been performed.
For instance, it is often said that one must never keep or express ill-feeling towards any spiritual person in thought, word or deed. This is not because all spiritual people are egoists, but because such a person’s energy, by way of yogic practices, is more subtle and stronger. Hence, the reaction of your action against this person will be directly proportional to the level of evolution of this person.
It is said that we are all born in this world with empty hands, and one day we will all die empty-handed. Alexander the Great, when he was taking his last breath, had expressed the desire that when his body is being taken away, his hands should be left hanging out to make people understand that one comes to the world empty-handed and leaves it empty-handed. You’ll never find a Yogi expressing a thought like that, for he knows what he brings along and what he takes away when he leaves his body — karma. There’s always a difference in the weight of a living person and his or her body soon after the soul departs. This is not the weight of the soul, but that of karma.
The Vedic rishis had a thorough understanding of the Law of Karma. They knew that it is only by entering stillness that one can evolve to a level where self-realisation or aatma sakshatkar happens. This can happen only when the ripples around you, the ripples of your karma, have come to a standstill by way of practices like Sanatan Kriya and Ashtang Yog. It is a state of nothingness — a state which has to be experienced, not understood. It is the state of ananda, permanent bliss.

Published Date:  Jul 25, 2012


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