The small individual self, by its very nature, is polarizing. It is important to be devoted to the self. However, the self must grow to become the greater Universal Self. To the small self, as the process occurs, it can feel like an abandonment or loss of control. It turns out to be emancipation.
You want to be happy? You want to be fulfilled? Then move beyond the small you. Some call this loss of ego. That is actually not correct. It is really the evolution of ego to become cosmic Ego… One with the Totality.
Oftentimes, the problem with psychotherapy is that its goal becomes to strengthen the small self. There is no fulfillment there. Evolution means integration of the bounded with the unbounded… not the strengthening of the bounded.
Commit to the unbounded… become free.
Asking the small self to stay positive is like insisting the little remain little, stay attached to its littleness, but become big. When a child grows up, toys just naturally lose their charm. True positivity only comes about when one outgrows identity with the small self.
Integration means acting through the small self, but not being lost to the smallness of the small self. People want their small self to be happy. That is not possible. Happiness occurs as one awakens to the True Self. Pleasure, happiness, fulfillment, joy, etc. – all these things must take on a new meaning before you can have them.
You do not become the Sun by holding it at bay and trying to mimic it from afar. That is simply another form of denial… “Don’t Even kNow I Am Lying”.
To be happy, become big. Which is to say, lose your self to your God. There is a Cosmic Divine Flow… join it. However, that is not attained through attitude. It is the cultivation of a state of consciousness – a state of physiology.
Proper meditation is your best tool. Humble reflection upon these words, which are designed to free you, is also essential. If the reflection is not humble, the meaning is lost as the words are assimilated in the context of the listener’s belief system. They cease to be what they were.
Spiritual teachings are not true spiritual teachings if they just give you a belief system to cling to. They must be designed to free you of your belief systems. Thereby, you awaken to the Cosmic Flow, which is in fact Your Own True Nature. See?
Great blog, and that picture is remarkable!
yeh… i like that photo too.
Thank you for the continuing education, seems to touch deeply even from afar, and thanks for continually working to keep our identities in check- even in the form of positive bliss attitude on the surface, and the popular Maharishi mimicking. TRUE spiritual teaching is so rare. Thank You.
Jai Siva Sankara
GENIUS … what a mind Maharishi has! PURE JUPITER thinking, expansive and sattva
With Best Wishes
Beautiful article…..reading it at the “perfect” moment of course as my journey unfolds….I suppose I would see this “happiness” for myself as me being able to fully engage in and enjoy the intensity of emotional experience that material life provides by living into and through the small self and small things through my big self……when the big self takes it’s wholeness into the quantum reality without lsoing it’s largesse this then acts as an intensifying agency that multiplies the effect of savoring the succulent delights of earthly existance without for a second losing touch with the grand infinite and cosmis self that is everywhere at once and attuned to the all that is!! We have to make sure that we do not distinguish between our bounded and unbounded states making one more worthy than the other for both have equal worth……..it’s the perspective that matters!!
it is a remarkable statement, unbound states, the true hapiness can not be described or written, it is in you, it is in every second…. of your daily living.only you can feel its existense, it might influence others as well. It is in your physiology for sure. thanks, Maharishi.