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The Journey Begins From I And Ends In WE

This, then, is the final state of our journey: to recognize everything belongs to That, and not to our little ego.

The disillusion of possessiveness and pride will disappear, and we will discover that this search for pleasure, fame and recognition, and all the struggles born of it are just a case of ‘searching for the right thing at the wrong place.’

The search has been right but the method to obtain it was wrong.

We search for the infinite in the finite, for the unlimited in the limited and for the eternal peace and joy in the momentary objects and person. After all trials and tribulations we discover that infinite can be found only in the infinite.

Having reached that stage, one arrives at the end of the journey which begins from ‘I’ and ends in ‘we’. The seeming I indeed becomes seeming and the journey reaches its culmination in ‘we’. Such a person is spontaneously selfless, strong and compassionate – and what else makes one spiritual?

Source – Excerpts from the editorial of the July 2009 edition of The Vedanta Kesari