Unio Mystica Vol 2 ~ 09

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event type discourse
date & time 19 Dec 1978 am
location Buddha Hall, Poona
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 43min. Quality: good.
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle UNIO209
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Not one knows how far it is
From nothingness to God.
As long as you cling to your self
You will wander right and left,
Day and night, for thousands of years;
And when, after all that effort,
You finally open your eyes,
You will see your self, through inherent defects,
Wandering around itself like the ox in a mill;
But, if, once freed from your self,
You finally get down to work,
This door will open to you within two minutes.
God will not be yours,
As long as you cling to soul and life:
You cannot have both this and that.
Bruise your self for months and years on end;
Leave if for dead, and when you have done with it,
You will have reached eternal life.
Remain unmoved by hope and fear.
To nonexistence mosque and church are one;
To a shadow, heaven and hell likewise.
For someone whose guide is love,
Belief and disbelief are equally a veil,
Concealing the doorway of the friend;
His very being is a veil
Which hides God's essence.
Until you throw your sword away,
You'll not become a shield
Until you lay your crown aside,
You'll not be fit to lead.
The death of soul
Is the destruction of life;
But death of life
Is the sou's salvation.
Never stand still on the path:
Become nonexistent; nonexistent
Even to the notion of becoming nonexistent.
And when you have abandoned both
Individuality and understanding,
This world will become that.
When the eye is pure
It sees purity.
Unself yourself...
Until you see your self as a speck of dust
You cannot possibly reach that place;
Self could never breathe that air,
So wend your way there without self.


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