Brunton, Dr Paul - A Search in Secret India - A conversation with the Maharishee
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The following is the Maharishee speaking, his guru
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A Search in Secret India – Paul Brunton
“As you are, so is the world. Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world? This is a question that seekers after truth need not consider. People waste their energies over all such questions. First, find out the truth behind yourself; then you will be in a better position to understand the truth behind the world, of which yourself is a part”……………..
The Maharishee addresses me again
'Will it be clearer if it is put in this way? All human beings are ever wanting happiness, untainted with sorrow. They want to grasp a happiness which will not come to an end. The instinct is a true one. But have you ever been struck by the fact that they love their own selves most?'
'Now relate that to the fact that they are ever desirous of attaining happiness through one means or another, through drink or through religion and you are provided with a clue to the real nature of man'.
The tone of his voice became higher.
'Man's real nature is happiness. Happiness is inborn in the true self. His search for happiness is an unconscious search for his true self. The true self is imperishable; therefore, when a man finds it, he finds a happiness which does not come to an end'
The source of the experienceBrunton, Paul
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