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Sep 11, 2011 12:36 PM
by Anand Gholap
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"Try to realize that when a man leaves his physical body and opens his consciousness
to astral life, his first sensation is of the intense vividness and reality
of that life, so that he thinks 'Now for the first time I know what it is to
live'. But when in turn he leaves that life for the higher one, he exactly
repeats the same experience, for this life is in turn so much fuller and wider
and more intense than the astral that once more no comparison is possible.
And yet there is another life beyond all this, unto which even this is but
as moonlight unto sunlight; but it is useless at present to think of that.
There may be many to whom it sounds absurd that a realm of thought should be
more real than the physical world; well, it must remain so for them until they
have some experience of a life higher than this, and then in one moment they
will know far more than any words can ever tell them. On this plane, then,
we find existing the infinite fullness of the Divine Mind, open in all its
limitless affluence to every soul, just in proportion as that soul has qualified
himself to receive. If man had already completed his destined evolution, if
he had fully realized and unfolded the divinity whose germ is within him, the
whole of this glory would be within his reach; but since none of us has yet
done that, since we are only gradually rising towards that splendid consummation,
it comes that none as yet can grasp that entirely, but each draws from it and
cognizes only so much as he has by previous effort prepared himself to take.
Different individuals bring very different capabilities; as the eastern simile
has it, each man brings his own cup, and some of the cups are large and some
are small, but small or large, every cup is filled to its utmost capacity;
the sea of bliss holds far more than enough for all."
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