The Immediacy of Ananda- The God Within
Om Gurudevaya Namah
The importance of what our Scriptures reveal about the Self being whole, the Self being one with God, is understood fully only when one recognizes the immediacy of the whole self, the immediacy of ananda that one has been searching for, the immediacy of peace and indeed of love that one has been searching for.
Ananda is immediate, purnata is immediate because the whole Self is immediate – nearer than the nearest and therefore immediate. Word are inadequate to describe the immediacy of the self. When the mind is totally quiet, it is very easy to recognize that what persists even when the thoughts have been quietened is the consciousness that shines as ‘I” always. And in this consciousness that shines as ‘I’ there is not even a whiff of limitation – there is wholeness, there is ananda. Ananda is immediate – one does not require to fulfill any desire whatsoever for ananda – because ananda is immediate, purnata is immediate and effortless, it is the very nature of the self.
After recognition of this FACT, it is a matter of assimilation that in every experience, ananda – the purnata of the self continues to shine – being the very nature of the self it cannot be given up – it can never be given up – even when there is some dukha because of whatever reason, it is dukha that comes and goes because of one’s sense of reality in the world – not ananda. ananda is the background – purnata is the background that persists no matter what experience takes place.
How silly it seems that one has been searching for purnata, for ananda from life to life through various things, people etc when ananda that can never be given up has been one’s self all along!
Shift in priorities is necessary so that one may make time to quieten the mind, to not give it so much reality and meditate – for which love for nitya vastu is neccesary, for which viveka is necessary, for which shastra sharvanam is necessary!
Om Tat Sat