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THIS LIGHT IS WITHIN YOU AND OUTSIDE YOU, NOT A CONCEPTION. THE FULL WATTAGE
IS THERE TO SHINE BUT ONLY, LIKE A DIMMER, YOU HAVE TO ROTATE THE SWITCH.
The third thing you can do is to avoid complacency, what we call pramad
in Sanskrit: “Since I’m remembering You the whole day, Lord, and You are in
my heart wherever I go, I don’t think I need to close my eyes and look at
the tip of the nose and just remember You!” Now in some few exceptional
cases it is true, but that is a very high stage. Normally, as a practitioner
and a sadhak, a seeker, this will be disastrous because when you sit
in meditation that is the time you are concentrating more, consolidating
your position more than you were throughout the day. Therefore meditation
and other practices are very important. Sitting in meditation for one or two
hours per day will boost the rest of your hours of spiritual living;
remembering the Light through the whole day will boost your meditation and
not disturb it. This is very important, whatever the results.
According to Vedic Sanatana Dharma2, what attracts you may
not necessarily be good, but what inspires you must be good. If it
were wrong or bad or degrading, it would not inspire you. If it is good,
noble and uplifting, it will inspire you. Judge by that criterion. What
attracts you is not necessarily right though it could be, because some noble
things could also attract you. Not everything that glitters is gold but
sometimes what glitters could be gold. Discriminate in this way. You have
freedom of choice but how you use your freedom is your responsibility. Don’t
think that God has told you to choose this or that. Many people use God’s
name for what they want to do. This has become a real Kali Yuga3
pastime. They say, “God told me to do it.” For one thing, they didn’t see
God at all, didn’t hear His voice, and for another, their mind was babbling
and they call it God. Use your discrimination, your freedom of choice, for
that which leads you to inspiration.
From the Sanskrit, Sanatana: “eternal,” Dharma: “natural law.” The eternal
religion of mankind. The sustaining principles of creation,that are beyond
dogma and creed and as ancient as Earth herself.
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