Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda

Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Purification Of Mind & Direct Realization

August 13, 2019

Purification Of Mind & Direct Realization

      The very act of the repetition of a mantra (if this act is earnest, sincere and serious) is capable of purifying the mind — which, simply means "clearing the mind of all other thoughts, concepts and percepts". If such purification does not happen, obviously the sincerity is absent.

      A pure heart instantly realizes the mantra as the self or consciousness which is the indwelling omnipresence, the transcendental reality. In ignorance, there was a mistaken notion "I say the mantra" entertained by the ego-sense.

      When this truth is directly realized, the disciple sees that similarly other ego to stick notions, "I do this", "I experienced this" are false. Their notions was reality is consciousness — unmodified by these notions.

      Similarly, life is unmodified by the actions and the experiences. The light of this realization dispels the dark shadows of problems that appeared to exist in a state of ignorance.

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