All posts tagged: Hindu formula I am That

Mountain and blue lake landscape

We do not exist outside of God

‘We must reach a level of consciousness where we actually feel that we are a part of the Lord and that we do not exist outside of God. For this is the reality – no one can exist outside of the Lord. He created us, he nourishes us, and gives us life. Some people might say, ‘The Creator? But I have nothing to do with him! I am a free and independent individual!’ Well, that is the biggest mistake. No creature is independent. Those who, in their conscience, cut their link with the Creator in order to be independent, actually cut themselves off from the Source of life, they become no more than a grain of dust. Try to understand that you do not exist as a separate entity; only he, the Creator, exists, and through you, he accepts to be small, weak and sickly. If you meditate in this way for years, until you feel that you are nothing but a part of the Creator, gradually, you will truly become one with him.’ Omraam …

Allow God to live within

If you have the necessary qualities, you can perhaps impose your will on humans, to impress them with your knowledge and authority. Before the Lord, however, you must instead become self-effacing to the point of merging with him and becoming one with him. Yes, when you allow yourself to become small before the Lord’s greatness, even to the extent of disappearing, you in fact become great and powerful, whereas if you assert your own will over his you only weaken yourself, and you soon become nothing. And what is it within you that must diminish itself before the Lord? Your lower nature. As an element separate from the Whole, it must disappear, so that, through your higher nature, you can participate in the limitless life of the Whole. And then it is no longer you living but the Lord living within you. The goal of all spiritual discipline is for the disciple to finally recognize that he or she is God himself; that is the meaning of the Jnana Yoga saying, ‘I am He’. Omraam …