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Digest #4781
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:24 am (PDT) . Posted by:


What is ego?


24th February, 1936 - Talk 163.

Dr. Henry Hand, an American of about seventy, asked "What is ego?"

Maharshi.: Ego being internal and not external to you it must be clear to yourself.

Devotee.: What is its definition?

Maharshi.: The definition also must proceed from the ego. The ego must define itself.

Devotee.: What is soul?

Maharshi.: Find the ego, the soul is found.

Devotee.: Are they then the same?

Maharshi.: Soul can be without the ego; but the ego cannot be without the soul. They are like bubble and the ocean.

Devotee.: That clarifies the matter. What is Atman?

Maharshi.: Atman and soul are the same.

Posted on Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK

Katy - Alan Jacobs

Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:19 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


When you touch a hot iron ball, you say that your hand is singed by it. But it is not the ball that burnt your hand. The fire present within the ball scorched your hand. The world, like the iron ball, is not the cause either for the pain or the pleasure you experience. You wail over your sufferings and difficulties only because you do not recognise the Divine power present within you! Sunlight illuminates the entire world and helps the people to carry out their tasks. But Sun has nothing to do with the pleasure and pain of human beings. Hence, the problems you face are related only to your senses and your mind; your consciousness has nothing to do with them. The innumerable worldly affairs you indulge in can give you ephemeral pleasures and never true, everlasting bliss. Develop your inner vision. To experience real joy, purify your feelings and cultivate unwavering and selfless intellect. Sri Satya Sai Baba

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