Sunday, February 7, 2010

Peace of Self

If one gains the Peace of Self, it will spread without any effort on the part of the individual.
When one is not peaceful, oneself, how can one spread peace in the world?
Unless one is happy,  one cannot bestow happiness on others.  Happiness is born of Peace and can reign only when there is no disturbance.  Disturbance is due to thoughts,  which arise in the mind.  When the mind is absent there will be perfect Peace.
The ultimate truth is so simple;  it is nothing more than being in one's natural original state.  Because people want elaborate and mysterious, so many religions have come into existence.  Only those who are mature can understand the mater in its naked simplicity.
There is neither past nor future;  there is only the present.  Yesterday was the present when you experienced it;  tomorrow will also be the present when you experience it.  Therefore, experience takes place only in the present, and beyond and apart from experience nothing exists.
Even the present is mere imagination, for the sense of time is purely mental.
~ Ramana Maharshi