Opinion Op Ed 05 Jul 2016 Mystic Mantra: The s ...
Sant Rajinder Singhji, head of Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission, works towards promoting inner and outer peace. He can be contacted at www.sos.org

Mystic Mantra: The soul is layered

Published Jul 5, 2016, 12:58 am IST
Updated Jul 5, 2016, 7:30 am IST
Throughout the ages, there have been with visionaries who discovered their soul.
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Once there were two frogs who lived in a well. One day one of the frogs jumped out of the well and disappeared. He was gone for several days, and when he returned, the other frog asked him where he had been. “There is such a whole big world out there beyond the well,” said the first frog, and he began to describe all the sights and sounds he saw and heard. “You must be making all this up,” said the second frog. “There is nothing but this well. You are imagining all the things you have told me. If there were all those things you describe, then surely they would be here in the well. I have not seen them. They cannot possibly exist.”

Often we are like that second frog. We may think that because we have not seen all there is to see, that nothing else exists. We close our mind like the frog in the well. There was a time when people believed the world was flat, until an explorer proved it was round. There was a time when scientists believed the Earth was the centre of the universe and the Sun revolved around it, until they discovered this to be false. The findings of the last few centuries should tell us that what we formerly believed to be the nature of the world, and our physical reality, may not be so at all.

 

Throughout the ages, there have been with visionaries who discovered their soul. They left behind accounts of their experiences in the form of scriptures and oral traditions, which were then recorded by their students. We are their beneficiaries and we can try these techniques for ourselves. With some practice, we can expand our inner vision. We just need to learn the technique to do so. We need a burning desire to find out who we really are. We need a yearning to know our true selves. We know that when we want something intensely, we can become so focused that we can block out other distractions.

 

When the desire to know our true self awakens, we can put our time and attention into finding it. All the other distractions begin to fall away. When we desire to awaken our soul, it responds and its faint call can be heard. Its own power starts to stir and our attention can no longer ignore it. The stronger the cry, the more our attention is drawn to it. With time, the call of the world can become more and more faint as our attention is pulled irresistibly towards love, music and bliss of our soul.

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