TWELVE WAYS OF REALISING ME

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TWELVE WAYS OF REALISING ME

  1. LONGING

If you experience that same longing and thirst for Union with Me as one who has been dying for days in the hot sun of Sahara experiences the longing for water then you will realise Me.

  1. PEACE OF MIND

If you have the peace of a frozen lake, then too, you will realize Me.

  1. HUMILITY

If you have the humility of the earth which can be moulded into any shape, then you will know Me.

  1. DESPERATION

If you experience the desperation that causes a man to commit suicide and you feel that you cannot live without seeing Me, then you will see Me.

  1. FAITH

If you have complete faith that Kalyan had for his Master, in believing it was night although it was day, because his Master said so, then you will see Me.

  1. FIDELITY

If you have the fidelity that the breath has in giving you company, in believing without you constantly feeling it, till the end of your life, that both in happiness and in suffering gives you company and never turns against you, then you will know Me.

  1. CONTROL THROUGH LOVE

When your love for Me drives away your lust for the things of the senses, then you will realise Me.

  1. SELFLESS SRVICE

If you have the quality of selfless service unaffected by results, similar to that of the sun which serves the world by shinning on all creation, on the grass in the field, on the birds in the air, on the beasts in the forest in the forest, on all the mankind with its sinner and its saint, its rich and poor, unconscious of their attitude towards it, then you will win Me.

  1. RENUNCIATION

If you renounce for Me everything physical, mental and spiritual, then you will have Me.

  1. OBEDIENCE

If your obedience is as spontaneous, complete and natural as the light is to the eye or smell is to your nose, then you come to Me.

  1. SURRENDERANCE

If your surrenderance to Me is as whole-hearted as that of one, who, suffering from insomnia, surrenders to sudden sleep without fear of being lost, then you have Me.

  1. LOVE

If you have that love for Me which St. Francis had for Jesus, then not only you will realise Me but you will please Me.