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You are not the lamps but the shine


(A Facebook post dtd  Nov 16, 2o16 )

See the condition of the earthen lamps, which were so beautiful last night, the moment the oil and wicks in them got exhausted!

Will I too be like this when my power pack loses it power? Will me too, nourished with selected vegetables and fruits and high class diet, keeping a watch on the Diet chart close to my plate, will become like these pathetic lamps?

‘Man, you are joking. Where is the comparison between you and these lamps? ‘

‘Are we not from the same earth?’

‘You are. But, you will shine again, when you get a fresh life. That is what our book says’

‘You mean to say that my body will rise up afresh, when recharged, like these lamps?’

‘Not your body, your soul’

‘But these lamps, the same lamps, become alive, when fresh oil and wicks are replaced’

‘Do they. They become alive again only if the wicks, dipped in the oil, are lighted’

‘Then why don’t me, the very same me, get lighted?’

‘Ha, ha, poor guy, you are not the body. Someone told you that you are the body and you believed. You are a ray of the light, which doesn’t go off. You are not the earthen lamps, you are the shine in those’

मनोबुद्ध्यहङ्कार चित्तानि नाहं
न च श्रोत्रजिह्वे न च घ्राणनेत्रे ।
न च व्योम भूमिर्न तेजो न वायुः
चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥१॥
Mano-Buddhy-Ahangkaara Cittaani Naaham
Na Ca Shrotra-Jihve Na Ca Ghraanna-Netre |
Na Ca Vyoma Bhuumir-Na Tejo Na Vaayuh
Cid-Aananda-Ruupah Shivo[a-A]ham Shivo[a-A]ham ||1||

1.1: Neither am I the Mind nor Intelligence or Ego,
1.2: Neither am I the organs of Hearing (Ears), nor that of Tasting (Tongue), Smelling (Nose) or Seeing (Eyes),
1.3: Neither am I the Sky, nor the Earth, Neither the Fire nor the Air,
1.4: I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

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