Gems Gathered Along The Way
Freedom cannot be attained by changing or controlling the external world, only by going inward, bathing that which arises, in the light of consciousness.
Vedanta, like many offerings in the spiritual world, can become a trap, a spiritual overlay. No practice will lead to moksha (liberation), including Karma Yoga, Upasana Yoga and Jnana Yoga, unless we are willing to open the door to our past, meeting our emotional and mental pain, shining the light of awareness upon our shadow. There is no way to bypass that which lies hidden and unresolved within us.
I am not this Jiva with its five koshas (sheaths) – physical, pranic (energy), psycho-emotional, wisdom and bliss but rather the light that illumines it.
Offering my gratitude for another day of life on planet earth and for the opportunity to work with my karma and step a few more inches towards freedom. Thank you Ishvara.
Tat Tvam Asi – I am that (Brahman).
Om shanti, shanti, shanti…