Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda

Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — This Remarkable Intelligence

May 16, 2024

  This Remarkable Intelligence

   We are not aware that there is a condition of peace-of-mind, an existence that is not conditioned. We only know our conditioning. We are caught up in this trap of, "I am this and I am that," and every time we want to get out of it, we walk into another trap. This is so because we have no idea whatsoever that a state beyond all this exists.

      We do not appreciate all the miracles in daily life — we are too busy looking for miracle-makers with extraordinary powers. It would take years of deep meditation to come face-to-face with this intelligence which stops your hair growing longer than ordained. The same intelligence protects and sustains the body without fooling itself that the body is immortal. The defense system is so perfect that the intelligence resists all attempts to destroy the body, yet it knows that this body, composed of material substances, cannot be maintained forever. The same intelligence that looks after what we call life, puts an end to it when the time comes. If I had a hat, I would take it off to this remarkable intelligence. That is what we refer to as chit.

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