Taking Refuge Within
The ancient sages studied man and for that they started with themselves.Through meditation and turning their gaze within they found there was a vast internal life. Going still deeper, they found another life, a self -existent, bodiless, pure luminous being. They found True-Self, they call "Atman," which is pure and untouched by evil. They also found the most inner truth of being is also the truth of all beings.
In their exploration, they also saw the opposite of man or the "Anatma." They saw how man gives himself false identities, an ego-reign that holds onto attachments and hatred. But they also saw our good intentions or what is known as "Sattvika." Concentrating on the Atmic truth, the ancients found that through it resides all things beyond speech, mind and power. They taught that through this truth all things are manifested and the possibility for a world of great moral and spiritual order. Truth triumphs all, and that which is true never lacks truth.
To find the truth within take time everyday to sit quietly with yourself. Become cognizant of your breath and let go of the tendency to chase the mind. Instead, just let thoughts gracefully move away so the door opens to "true self." This is easier said then done, so you will need to practice patience. Recognize that your true potential lies within. Peace is there. We are the creators of the chaos we experience in life; no one else.
Mary Jane Kasliner - Feng Shui Master & Yogi
BSA - www.fengshuiyoganj.com