SATSANG BY SWAMI AMAR JYOTI
© 2007 TRUTH CONSCIOUSNESS
I wish one day that we might understand the true applicability of
spiritual laws: that they are not otherworldly or apart from us but
the most successful and fulfilling way of living.
THERE ARE THREE FACTORS THAT BRING OUT
what we really are, the characteristics embedded in us. These factors
are time, place and opportunity. Together these create a testing period in
which we cannot hide our true characteristics. If one or two of these
factors are missing, we still have scope to express or manifest the
cultivated, habituated, practiced characteristics that make us look good. I
am not against courtesy if it is genuine. Keeping a low profile is fine if
we are really humble; that is to be admired. Otherwise, given time,
place and opportunity, mere cultivated expressions will not come to our aid.
Given those three factors, we show our true nature—not our true Divine
nature but our human nature.
Many things lie
dormant in our subconscious. If actions and feelings do not come from the
deeper self, our deeper being, if they come from the subconscious mind
rather than Spirit, then we will always be vulnerable to exposure, to being
other than who we project to be.
of this, especially in modern society, we have what is called a split
personality. We have lost our true identity. With all the good intentions of
being brotherly and so on, when time, place and opportunity concur, then it
results in a clash, disharmony or separation. It is very difficult to be the
same inside and outside but that is exactly the meaning of simplicity, like
a child who may do nonsense but is simple inside. Simplicity or
simple-heartedness means that we do not have a divided personality. And
without that quality of simplicity born in us I do not think we can ever
grow on the spiritual path.
Swan Photograph: Jeppe Madsenemail@example.com. Swami Amar Jyoti at Rishi Ashram in Manali, India..