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Bhagawan Nityananda: His Life and Mission
(Ganeshpuri, India: Gurudev Siddha Peeth, 1981), p.29
As I was contemplating these luminous words written on a leaf, this understanding came to my mind: The source of happiness that is inside is the Self. The temporary happiness identified with external things is only a reflection of the Self.
And what message did the leaf send me?
The leaf is a solar collector that uses photosynthesis to transform the light of the sun, together with the raw nutrients coming up from the roots, into an elaborate sap that feeds the fruit of the tree. In the same way, through meditation, I expose my mind to my
light—the Self—and, with a golden mind, elaborate a divine life.
As I continue to meditate, more and more I come to rest and rely on the truth of this teaching of Bhagavan Nityananda’s. There is a shining sun in my heart and how connected I am to this sun is what determines my contentment or lack thereof, not outer circumstances. I can always turn inward to the sun, but I cannot control the events of my life.
This learning to acknowledge my true Self and remain aware of my own inner sun, I owe to the grace of Shri Guru. In this teaching, Bhagavan Nityananda reminds me that the recognition of my inner sun is where my true happiness lies.
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The beauty and purity and simplicity of Bade Baba's teachings leave me praying that I never forget them.
This teaching tells me to look deeper. It reminds me to look beyond the surface. And it reminds me of my greatness as a human being, the greatness of other human beings, and the greatness of all that exists.
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