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Resistance means dissatisfaction – Swami Atmaswarupananda

Fundamentally we live in a world that is constantly changing. Most of us do not feel integrated with that change. We feel as if we are standing apart from it, in some way isolated from it. To a large extent, we resist it. Resistance means dissatisfaction.

The Divine is all there is. We are part of That. Indeed, we are That. If through our foolishness, our ego, we stand apart from It, we cannot possibly find the happiness that our hearts seek. Therefore, we must recognize that the secret is in letting go of the separate I. We must move towards an ever greater feeling of universality, of impersonality rather than thinking we are an individual I separate from everyone else.

We must recognize the error that we are making and have total dispassion for the little I. We must be determined to move away from it. We also need to practise the presence of God or the Universal through selfless service, through devotion to God, through meditation, through enquiry into who we are.
– Swami Atmaswarupananda