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When we put our wholehearted faith in God, that relief will be found. We are already in possession of infinite power and happiness; but it is our way of life which prevents us from enjoying these eternal treasures of God.

 

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 SELF LOST IS FREEDOM GAINED

 

God manifests His Presence when and where lust, greed, anger, jealousy, hatred, backbiting and selfish desires are totally absent. But, as they are the outcome of impressions (sanskaras) of past lives, and must necessarily be expressed, getting rid of them is ordinarily impossible; it would be like a rock trying to lift itself.

 

Nevertheless, past impressions must be expressed to be got rid of; but at the same time that these past impressions are being expressed and spent, new ones are forged, because of the presence and assertion of the lower self. If one is to be free of the endless chain of impressions, past and present, this assertive lower self must be abolished.

 

Only when one's assertive lower self is removed, can the impressions be automatically spent, without incurring the binding of fresh sanskaras. Such a one who has achieved this can never be bound by or held responsible any more for his actions, good or bad, which are the expression of his past impressions of virtue, patience, lust, anger, etc. Thus, with the cessation of new sanskaras, all past impressions naturally unwind to the finish and one is free of all impressions.

 

To follow the path of the true Yogas (Karma Yoga, Dnyan Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakri Yoga) is the remedy for the uprooting of this heritage of evils, derived from past impressions, expressed by constant actions and sustained by the continual formation of new ones.

 

In Karma Yoga one tries to lose ones self in selfless service for others; in Dnyan Yoga one tries to lose one's identity with the individual self and establish Identity with the Universal Self by aiming, through constant mental poise and non-attachment, to be in the world and yet not of it. In Bhakti Yoga one tries to lose one's self in devotion to God. Even in these Yogas, only when the zenith is reached can the individuality of the lower self be lost, yet consciousness remain.

 

 

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