I am full of desires and want them fulfilled. How am I to get
what I want?
Do you deserve what you desire? In some way or other you have to
work for the fulfilment
your desires. Put in energy and wait for the results.
Where am I to get the energy?
Desire itself is energy.
Then why does not every desire get fulfilled?
Maybe it was not strong enough and lasting.
Yes, that is my problem. I want things, but I am lazy when it
comes to action.
When your desire is not clear nor strong, it cannot take shape.
Besides, if your desires are
for your own enjoyment, the energy you give them is necessarily
limited; it can-not be
than what you have.
Yet, often ordinary persons do attain what they desire.
After desiring it very much and for a long time. Even then,
their achievements are limited.
And what about unselfish desires?
When you desire the common good, the whole world de-sires with
you. Make humanity's desire
own and work for it. There you cannot fail,
Humanity is God’s work, not mine. I am concerned with myself.
Have I not the right to see my
desires fulfilled? They will hurt no one. My desires are
legitimate. They are right desires,
don’t they come true?
Desires are right or wrong according to circumstances; it
depends on how you look at them. It is
for the individual that a distinction between right and wrong is
What are the guide-lines for such distinction? How am I to know
which of my desires are right
which are wrong?
In your case desires that lead to sorrow are wrong and those
which lead to happiness are right.
you must not forget others. Their sorrow and happiness also
Results are in the future. How can I know what they will be?
Use your mind. Remember. Observe. You are not different from
others. Most of their
are valid for you too. Think clearly and deeply, go into the
entire structure of your
and their ramifications. They are a most important part of your
mental and emotional make-
and powerfully affect your actions. Remember, you cannot abandon
what you do not know. To
beyond yourself, you must know yourself.
What does it mean to know myself? By knowing myself what exactly
do I come to know?
All that you are not.
And not what I am?
What you are, you already are. By knowing what you are not, you
are free of it and remain in
own natural state. It all happens quite spontaneously and
And what do I discover?
You discover that there is nothing to discover. You are what you
are and that is all.
I do not understand!
It is your fixed idea that you must be something or other, that
How can I get rid of this idea?
If you trust me, believe when I tell you that you are the pure
awareness that illuminates
and its infinite content. Realise this and live accordingly. If
you do not believe me,
go within, enquiring ‘What am I’? or, focus your mind on ‘I am’,
which is pure and simple being.
On what my faith in you depends?
On your insight into other people’s hearts. If you cannot look
into my heart, look into your own.
I can do neither.
Purify yourself by a well-ordered and useful life. Watch over
your thoughts, feelings, words and
This will clear your vision.
Must I not renounce every thing first, and live a homeless life?
You cannot renounce. You may leave your home and give trouble to
your family, but
are in the mind and will not leave you until you know your mind
in and out. First thing
-- know yourself, all else will come with it.
But you already told me that I am the Supreme Reality. Is it not
Of course you are the Supreme Reality! But what of it? Every
grain of sand is God; to know it is
but that is only the beginning.
Well, you told me that I am the Supreme Reality. I believe you.
What next is there for me to do?
I told you already. Discover all you are not. Body, feelings,
thoughts, ideas, time, space, being
not-being, this or that -- nothing concrete or abstract you can
point out to is you. A mere verbal
will not do -- you may repeat a formula endlessly without any
result whatsoever. You
watch your-self continuously -- particularly your mind -- moment
by moment, missing nothing.
witnessing is essential for the separation of the self from the
The witnessing -- is it not my real nature?
For witnessing, there must be something else to witness. We are
still in duality!
What about witnessing the witness? Awareness of awareness?
Putting words together will not take you far. Go within and
discover what you are not. Nothing