Saturday, May 02, 2009

"Time is in the mind, space is in the mind. The law of cause and
effect is also a way of thinking. In reality all is here and now, all
is one. Multiplicity and diversity are in the mind only."
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

In the mechanics of intellect, conceptualization is a process where
only one part of the mental operation is favored, not just by ignoring the other part but by specifically rejecting it. We have thus become so conditioned to accept the rational intellect and reject wild intuition that we feel ourselves enslaved by nature, where as it is not nature that enslaves us but our attachment to our particular interpretation of it. We forget that nature is not different from us - we are nature. Indeed, it is this separation from the rest of nature that we ourselves create which is the cause of all our conflict both within and without and of our wanton destruction of nature itself.
Ramesh S. Balsekar

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