The way to truth lies through the destruction of the false.

The way to truth lies through the destruction of the false.

“You must gain your own experience. You are accustomed to deal with things, physical and mental. I am not a thing nor are you. We are neither matter nor energy, neither body nor mind. Once you have a glimpse of your own being, you will not find me difficult to understand.

We believe in so many things on hearsay. We believe in distant lands and people, in heavens and hells, in gods and goddesses, because we were told. Similarly, we were told about ourselves, our parents, name, position, duties and so on. We never cared to verify. The way to truth lies through the destruction of the false. To destroy the false, you must question your most inveterate beliefs. Of these the idea that you are the body is the worst. With the body comes the world, with the world – God, who is supposed to have created the world and thus it starts – fears, religions, prayers, sacrifices, all sorts of systems – all to protect and support the child-man, frightened out of his wits by monsters of his own making. Realize that what you are cannot be born nor die and with the fear gone all suffering ends.” -Nisargadatta Maharaj

Posted on July 16, 2011, in 2 Lines Teachings, Nisargadatta Teachings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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