Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda


Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - That Which Becomes Aware Of The Emptiness Is Not Empty

September 23, 2022

Swami Venkatesananda in California     That which becomes aware of the emptiness inside is not empty, but seeing with the light of wisdom, becomes an image of the divine light. So, first I must completely rid myself of all those images that I have built to fill the emptiness - the image of God, the image of security, the image called my wife, the image called my children - and focus my attention wholly and solely on this inner emptiness.

      Then let the question arise -  I cannot ask it, it must arise - "Who is it that is aware of me?" Who is aware of this me, which is empty, and which has therefore filled itself with all sorts of concepts - concepts of religion, concepts of ethics, concepts of morality, concepts of role; I am the husband and she is the wife, I am the father and these are my children.

     All these concepts have poured into this emptiness. This is our mistake. We keep the emptiness in its glorious state and try to rid ourselves of our problems, but the emptiness is still there and will attract something else.
 

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