Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Problem with Linear Thinking

We have to be the Spirit. We are not this body, we are not these channels either, we are not the subconscious and we are not the supraconscious. We are not this ego, or these conditioning and these habits because we say, " I have got habits." So who is this "I" ? " I have got children", who is the I? "I have got two eyes", who is this I? We never say "I am the eyes." So in subtle ways we know that "I" is different. When the doctors also call it as the autonomic nervous system, they should ask one question: who is this auto? Auto means the one who drives the car, for example we call it automobile but there has to be a driver. So one has to realize that there is something missing still in a human awareness and that's why all these problems of different types are a reason - suddenly,startlingly we are facing them - like ecological problems, all kinds of imbalances in life have come.

The reason is that human awareness or the mental projections, when they move, they move in a linear way and when they move in a linear way they recoil and trouble us. You went into science, all right, science, science, science, science, where atomic energy, then the waste, then all that repels you. These are all transitory things, there are so many transitory things we indulge into. So the essence of all the religions, if you go to the essence of it, not to the outside horrible nature of there that you see, but if you go to the basic essence of it is this : that you should seek the eternal and you should look after the transitory in a way as much as it is required in its own limitations and in it's understanding.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 17, 1989   Public Program   Vancouver, B.C.  Canada

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