There is a story of a young man who left his family’s village in search of fortune. He travelled to distant lands but fortune eluded him. After many years he returned home and there he found a treasure buried under his hut.
For a long time I have also been searching for a treasure here and there. I have been running on a program where this body, this mind, this personality is the only reality. I have looked inside the body and mind trying to find the spirit, the true nature, the God that Masters talk about but because it is so intangible, so difficult to locate, I have assumed that the key to its discovery was outside.
If you find yourself in this same predicament may I suggest something that may sound quite radical. How about changing the program? The old one that sees spirit hidden within the body is difficult to grasp, so let’s try a program that sees spirit as the only reality, spirit that happens to have taken at this moment this specific body and that thinks at this moment these specific thoughts. I would like to propose to you to put this new program to the test.
I am going to ask you to drop everything for a few seconds: your identity as a man or a woman, your age, conditions and circumstances, the notion that you are a spiritual seeker, that you are happy or unhappy. Drop everything you are doing, what you are thinking, even stop reading this. Just for a few seconds. And if you are concerned about loosing your identity, don’t worry because the old program is so deep that as soon as this exercise ends the familiar sense of self will come back with force.
Are you ready? Please, close your eyes, forget about your doubts, your certainties, forget about who you think you are, forget following your breath, forget even about your Ishta Devata, your protective angel, your Guru. Just rest in an empty space now.
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When you open your eyes, do not analyze anything. There is no good or bad way. There is just getting accustomed to that space, with nothing to hold on to. Just BEING, not doing, not thinking. Becoming acquainted with that space and dwelling in it, being it, longer and longer, until the sense of solidity of who you think you are dissolves as clouds in an empty and luminous sky.
May we all find the treasure buried beneath our ground. Om Shanti!