Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The memory of the past



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The memory of the past unfulfilled desires traps energy,
 which manifests itself as a person. 
When its charge gets exhausted, 
the person dies.
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 Unfulfilled desires are carried over into the birth. 
Self-identification with body creates ever-fresh desires 
and there is no end to them unless 
this mechanism of bondage is clearly seen.
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 It is clarity that is liberating,
 for you cannot abandon desire unless 
its causes and effects are clearly seen.
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I do not say that the same person is reborn.
 It dies, 
and dies for good. 
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But its memories remain 
and their desires and fears. 
They supply the energy for a new person.
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~  Nisargadatta Maharaj
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