Monday, June 29, 2020

Each soul is potentially divine.

The goal is to manifest this Divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy – by one, or more, or all of these – and be free. This is the whole of religion. Doctrines, or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details. 

It is through these enchantingly meaningful words that Swami Vivekananda introduced the universal and ever relevant message of Sanatana Dharma to the world at large in his introduction to Raja Yoga.

Thousands of Years back our great rishis or scientists, having perfected the technique of withdrawing the senses from the sense objects and focusing them on their own inner Self had realised within themselves the Ominiscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent Truth as their own Atman and had become acutely conscious of the one Ultimate Truth, present within and without. Having discovered this unifying thread of Divinity within each and everything in the Universe, in the exuberance of that realization they addressed the entire humanity as ‘Children of Immortality, which later culminated in the universal ideal of ‘Vasudhaiva kutumbakam’. This realization of the central Truth and its extrapolation to include the whole universe is what makes Sanatana Dharma a unique form of religion which is at once personal, practical, scientific and universal.

Like Sri Hanuman carrying Sri Rama and Lakshmana on his shoulders, understanding the full implications of these words would carry us on its shoulders to Infinity. Herein lies the key to unlock the Treasure Chest of the message of Swami Vivekananda.Whoever is able to realise within them this great Truth will never be subjected again to any misery, grief or disappointment. Even today this great Truth stands unmatched and unpolluted, showering its blessings on the entire humanity. May this message inspire us to start the the quarantine period by climbing the steps towards Immortality absorbing the wonderful ideals given by Swami Vivekananda.

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