Sep 021999
 

One upon a time, like all good souls, I went guru shopping.

Many advanced spirits came and tried to show me the way.

Then came one who said “Seek not by any one path,” and I knew he was my true guide.

Seekers we are.

Seek we must.

But the path we have to discover for ourselves.

When one path begins to look like a dead-end, I am free to turn off and try another.

Sometimes my guru uses his own books to teach me.

At other times he puts text under my nose and says –

‘Here, read this!’

And this is how we got today’s headline.

Today I was led to the practical spirituality forum to tell you –

The pleasure to be is the simplest form of self-love.

Today my guru showed me the words of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj to pass on to you:

By all means be selfish by forgoing everything but the Self.

When you love the Self and nothing else, you go beyond the selfish and the unselfish.

All distinctions lose their meaning. Love of one and love of all merge together in love, pure and simple, addressed to none, denied to none.

Stay in that love, go deeper and deeper into it. Investigate yourself and love the investigation and you will solve not only your own problems but also the problems of humanity.

You will know what to do. Do not ask superficial questions.

Apply yourself to fundamentals, to the very roots of your being.