You are not an island

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Morning satsang at Bidadi ashram

Tuesday, May 23, 2012

You are not an island, as you constantly believe and are made to believe. If water you drink is poison, it is not that only you are going to die! If air you breathe is poison, it is not that only you are going to die. We are not islands, but we constantly live in a delusion that we are islands. I am not even talking about the social networks and infrastructure by which you are bound to society and country. No. I am talking in the level of spirituality. You are not island as you believe. That is the first truth you need to realize. So you cannot just grasp something and hold on to it. Anything in the life - unless you share it, you will not have it.

Why do you think so many people become poor? Their fear to share their money, their power, their time, their knowledge, their life. Even enlightenment is just like an ice-cube given in your hand. If you go on radiating and make others also enlightened, you are saved and you save others. If you just tightly hold on to it and say, No! it is only for me, me, me!, the ice will melt down, and you will be left with empty hands. Understand, ignorance is nothing but believing you are island. Knowledge means, understanding that you are connected to everything. Enlightenment means, realizing you are everything!


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