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I and You


(More writings of Sri T.L. Mahanandhar)

Page 5





THE MIRROR



IF I AGREE THAT THE IMAGE

I SEE IN THE MIRROR

IS

NO OTHER THAN IMAGE

THIS INDICATES


THERE IS NO I AND YOU

 

 

 

"I, the MIRROR alone exists"


is the mystery of this

mysterious mirror

which is no other than

you

the real

 

 

 

realize this hidden truth

and enjoy

eternity



listen tentatively

after all, image is image

nothing more


you and your image

have nothing to do with

the mirror


you must admit that

he who is within

the periphery

of the mirror

can do nothing

to his own image

nor can

his image do anything

for him




attention please!


though you see you and your image

with the help of the mirror

even then

the mirror has nothing to do

with you or your image



with this i do believe

you can be quite clear

you can be dead sure

that you and your world

which is inside


'me'


the largest

unbelievable

inexpressible

unborn

'mirror'


have nothing to do with


'me'


this one single

truth eternal




listen patiently!


In every walk of your life

'I' alone am helping you

Without 'ME' you have no existence

That is to say -


you are in ME but i am not in you



this is the truth

this is the story

of this


unbelievable


mirror


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKELETON DANCE


THE DANCE IS GOING ON,

ON AND ON.


WITHIN THE DANCE,

YOU ARE DANCING WITH YOUR

DANCING FRIENDS, ENEMIES & OTHERS

DOING MORE OF THE DANCE.

 

WHAT ELSE DO YOU THINK

YOU CAN YOU DO?


SKELETON!!!




OH! YOU, MY, MY,

MY FLESH AND BONE!

THE WHOLE WORLD DOES THE SAME

THE SAME DANCE

AGAIN & AGAIN

BIRTH AFTER BIRTH

DEATH AFTER DEATH.


IF


YOU DON'T WANT TO FOLLOW THE WORLD

THIS NASTY SKELETON-DANCE

GIVE UP ATTACHMENT

GIVE UP DESIRE

TO END FOR GOOD

THE CYCLE OF

BIRTH - DEATH & SUFFERINGS.

 

 

 

TO CROSS THE BARRIERS OF IGNORANCE

WHICH BLOCK YOUR WAY

FOLLOW THIS NOBLE PATH OF TRUTH

AND BE FREE


BEING FREE

MERGE WITH THE DIVINITY.

THIS, YOUR SELF-AWARENESS

ALONE,

WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING,

WILL END

THE

 

SKELETON-DANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 




Chop-up the Head


IS THIS THE CORRECT MEANS TO BE

ONE WITH ALL?


TO CHOP-UP THE HEAD

TO SWEEP THE BOARD

NO NEED TO GIVE UP WORK

DO EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO

REMAINING ALWAYS FREE FROM

DESIRE AND ATTACHMENT


HEAR NOT YOUR EGO - YOUR HEAD

GET YOURSELF STRAIGHT

ON YOUR WAY TO

CALM

ONLY THEN

CALMNESS WILL WELCOME YOU

AGAIN AND AGAIN


THIS IS HOW YOU WILL COME TO

ME

SAYS THE CALM

THE FOUNTAIN OF PEACE


IF 'I' AM YOUR DEFINITE AIM OF LIFE

DON'T HESITATE TO STRUGGLE

WITH DESIRES

BE BOLD ENOUGH TO CHOP-UP THE HEAD

- YOUR OWN EGO

THE ROOT CAUSE

OF ALL HINDRANCES

 

 

ALWAYS REMEMBER

EGO IS MORE OF A HINDRANCE THAN A HELP

IT IS YOUR DEADLY ENEMY

 

YOUR INNER SELF,

THE ALL-PERVADING

ONE SINGLE TRUTH

ALONE IS YOUR FAST FRIEND


THIS FRIEND OF YOURS HAS CLEARLY ANNOUNCED

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF CREATION

"HAVE FAITH, MY SONS, HAVE FAITH"

FOR THOSE WHO HEAR ME

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

FOR THE WHOLE GAME

THIS MYSTERIOUS CREATION

IS FULLY BASED ON FAITH,

ON BELIEF,

  ON YOUR CONCEPT.


SINCE LONG, LONG BEFORE

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF CREATION

IN DIFFERENT FORMS

I HAVE SAID CLEARLY

I AM WITHIN YOU

I AM WITHIN ALL.


"BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HAVE NOT SEEN

AND YET HAVE BELIEVED ME"


LET THIS STRONG FAITH ALONE

SURVIVE IN YOU ALL.

THIS IS HOW YOU COME

CLOSER - CLOSER - CLOSER

TO ME

THE PERFECTION



THIS IS THE RIGHT WAY

TO CHOP-UP THE HEAD

AND TO REALIZE

UNBORN ETERNITY

WHICH IS YOURSELF

THE ONE SINGLE TRUTH.


'I' AM NOT TOO NEAR OR FAR

LISTEN!


I AM FAR AWAY

SOMEWHERE IN THE HEAVEN

- IF YOU TAKE IT THIS WAY

WELL! YES, I AM TOO FAR

BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION.


IF YOU THINK AGAIN

I AM VERY NEAR TO YOU

I WILL SAY

STILL YOU ARE NOT TO THE POINT.


FOR I AM NOT NEAR TO YOU

- I AM WITHIN YOU,

WITHIN YOUR EGO

AND THIS EGOISTIC WORLD


YOU HAVE NOT SEEN ME

THEREFORE I AM TOO FAR

AND TOO NEAR

TO YOUR CONCEPT,

TO YOUR MYSTERIOUS CREATION.


CHOP-UP THIS HEAD,

YOUR EGO,

ONLY THEN YOU WILL REALIZE

 

I AM NO OTHER THAN YOU

 

THE ONE SINGLE TRUTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


HARMONIAL DANCE

 

 

You believe you are healthy

for your whole system is in harmony.

your intellect, mind, sense organs

and all the cells in your body

are in harmony with

the outer world

this universe.


This is how

you are physically fit

but physical fitness changes

along with time

along with the world

and your belief also changes

into disbelief.


Change brings

lack of harmony,

lack of coordination.

Change reduces your health.


When you are not physically sound

this unhealthy body affects

your mind, intellect and surroundings.

The environment of your country

and the whole world also

will have its effect

because this whole delusive universe

is inter-related with each and every creature

that exists within it.


Suffer you must

as long as you agree

with

unreal to be real,

mortal to be immortal,

untruth to be truth.


Lack of knowledge

- your egoistic concept,

the product of ignorance,

guides your unreal ego

wrongly

in every walk of your life.


You, the short-sighted ignorance,

at all times accepted

right to be wrong

and

wrong to be right.


This mistake, this blunder of yours

alone

is the main cause

of pain and pleasure

and your suffering.


You, the ego

the product of ignorance

which is unreal

which has no existence

agrees with all the products of delusion

- that is why it suffers.


Your desire

for the objects of the world

and your attachment to them

are perishable

not real.


Lacking real knowledge

your ignorance

could not adjust to the real

could not harmonize with the real

because

unreal is unreal

real is real.


You, the ego, which is unreal

will never understand the real.

This is how ignorance is ever lagging behind

to reveal the Truth.


This is the only reason

- why ego is ever deprived of

true knowledge

- why ego, this ignorance, fails

to keep harmony

with the real

 

TRUTH ETERNAL.


 


To get rid of your sufferings,

to end all your troubles,

to realize the Truth,

to be in harmony with peace and tranquility,

rise above your ego concept,

rise above your desire and attachment

for this unreal world of ignorance.


Until you are capable of fighting

against your ego concept,

desire and attachment

for worldly objects

will laugh at you,

always hopping, jumping and dancing

again and again

in this world of ignorance.


This is how this delusion

mocks at you,

the unreal ego,

giving more suffering.


As long as ego is there

this game will continue

in full swing,

humiliating and torturing you

again and again.


In this way the dance

- the harmonial dance of illusion -

is going on,

and on,

and on,

within the dance of ignorance.


Even then

the disgrace of ignorance

delights to enjoy

the poison of this world

being ever attached to it.


When your desired object changes

according to its changeable nature,

your attachment also

changes to detachment,

like a child into old-age,

life into death.


While suffering you struggle hard

to get out of its claws

like the poor fly,

the spider's prey.


When you see

you are helpless

only then you cry,

you look for

help - help - help

- but your desired objects,

your attachment to your

nearest and dearest,

will not come to help you,

- they will stand in front of you

unheard.


When you will see,

when you will feel,

they are all laughing at you,

at your sufferings,

- only then

will you thoroughly understand

the deceit of ignorance.

 


When, with great humiliation,

you will be put aside

on your death-bed,

kicking up to your last breath,

- only then will you feel

you are wrong,

that your ego concept

and all its activities

- are all unreal.

 


But then it will prove to be too late

for you to follow the Truth,

when you realize why you could not cope

with the dance,

the dancing harmony of

 

TRUTH ETERNAL



The poor condition of your ego

is helpless to correct itself

and so you die,

entering the cycle of birth and death

again and again.


You were unwilling to hear

the Truth

which is with you all the time,

so that is why you have this suffereing

at the end.

 


Therefore

you are requested

humbly

not to follow your ego

and its world.


Rise above ego,

rise above ignorance,

and come to


ME.

 


Have a harmonial dance with


ME


the one single Truth,

and enjoy eternity forever.


Your ego believes it can give life

to this unreal universe.

Lacking real knowledge of Truth

it demands help.

To get help,

your ego must have attachment

to another ego

- this world.


This is how attachment develops

along with desire

for attachment.

Thus ego dances along with

the dance of desire,

the dance of attachment,

again and again,

being a puppet of them both

and ever held tightly

in the dancing embrace

of ignorance.


This is how

the egoistic concept

assumes and believes

that ignorant ego

is immortal

- but this can't be true.

 

Ego and all its actions

are totally mortal.

It joins hands with ignorance

to have a dance

in the game of birth and death

- which is delusion.


To enjoy the Real Harmonial Dance,

you have to travel within,

beyond attachment,

beyond desire,

beyond ego,

beyond ignorance.


Keep going until

ignorance perishes completely.


No trace of ignorance remaining

- means nothing, nothing at all,

exists here except


Eternity

- which is none else than You,

the Real Unborn.

 


This is the Real Harmonial Dance


of

 

TRUTH ETERNAL

 

 

 

 


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