Self Inquiry: Contemplation of the Divine:
(a) Read over the 18 teachings below and then go back and circle the
3 or 4 words/phrases you think are essential to grasping this idea.
(b) Be ready to dialogue – either within or with others.
“I will reveal the most profound and esoteric of all truths to you:
___ 1) I am subtly inherent in everything, every thing in the universe!
___ 2) I am the all-illuminating brilliance of the sun, moon,
and fire—all light is Mine.
___ 3) I am even the consciousness of light. Indeed, I am the consciousness in the whole cosmos.
___ 4) It is My energy that gives rise to all forms of matter and energy.
___ 5) A minute drop of My primordial energy (prana) entering the earth supports and sustains all beings.
___ 6) I become the life-giving sap that nourishes all plants.
___ 7) I enter all living beings as the warmth of life. I am in their
digestive systems as the heat that turns food into strength. I am the in-going and out-going breath.
___ 8) I am in all hearts.
___ 9) Knowledge, understanding, and memory all come from Me.
___10) I reside throughout the cosmos as consciousness.
___11) I bring all these powers, and I take them.
___12) The impermanence of the entire physical universe, which is inconceivably, unimaginably vast and ever-changing, only hints of My absolute permanence.
___13) The utter immensity of the cosmos merely gives an inkling of the incomprehensible scope of My omnipresence. I am everywhere in all this vastness!
___14) I am the subject of all the world’s scriptures; in fact I authored them.
___15) There are two orders of beings: mortal and immortal (perishable and imperishable). All creatures are perishable, only Spirit is not.
___16) Distinct from and above both – higher than either mortals or the immortal Spirit, higher than the highest deities – I exist as the Supreme Atma, the Immutable, Eternal, Imperishable Godhead!
___17) This utmost-level ‘I’ pervades all worlds and heavens, and yet remains above and beyond them all.
___18) I am known, in this aspect of Myself as the Supreme Absolute Highest Self, Purushottama.
Grasp this great secret and you become enlightened – and millions of years of evolution will have reached its culmination. There is no higher knowledge than this.” – Krishna
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