HUMAN LIFE IS PRECIOUS; DO NOT WASTE IT
Bangalore, Brindavan (Summer Course )
Good or bad, happiness or sorrow, and such other things which appear to be different and the opposites of each other are in reality one and the same and are like two reflections of the same object. Our Vedantins have said that there is only one thing and that is Brahman and there is no second to that one Brahman. We may ask how we are experiencing diversity and missing the oneness in a situation where there is only one thing, namely Brahman. If I ask a question, “Who amongst you is Krishna?” someone will respond by saying, “I am Krishna”. If I ask a question, “Who amongst you is Rama?” someone else will respond by saying, “I am Rama”. In this conversation, you see that Krishna and Rama are names appropriate to different individuals with different forms but in the replies, all of them say “I”. This “I” is common to all of them. This “I” is everywhere. Therefore, if one is able to understand that “I” is everywhere, it is easy for him to grasp the real significance of the common element. This sacred sound “I” is appropriate only to the Atma. Since the same Atma is present in everyone, equal-mindedness is possible for everyone to acquire.