Essay Writing about SHUN THE I-NESS

Jose John June 9, 2016 No Comments
SHUN THE I-NESS The Gita says: “Be humble, be harmless, have no pretension, be upright, forbearing; serve your teacher in true obedience, keeping the mind and body in cleanness, tranquil, steadfast, master of ego, standing apart from the things of the senses. Free from self; aware of the weakness is mortal nature”.  Lose I, gain the self. Each soul is potentially divine. “We are not human beings learning to be spiritual; we are spiritual beings learning to be human” goes a  saying. If this be so, why these forget about our divine potential? What causes this amnesia? Man indeed forgets that he is the son of a king. A child prince brought up by hunters does not know that he is of royal lineage; he will remain ignorant about his ancestry till somebody identifies him as a prince. Swami Vivekananda emphasized that the self in each person is not different from the godhead. The absolute is within oneself, declares the Chandogya Upanishad. In the Gita, Krishna describes the java as “My own eternal portion.” In his teachings, Swami Vivekananda exhorts us to: “Put out the self, lose it, forget it; get rid of the little T and let only the great T lives.” The little T is the petty empirical ego that...
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