Sunday, October 08, 2006

Give your whole Self to Him

I open the book Self-Realization by BV Narasimha Rao, and this quotation from Shankara greets me (p233).

If the mind is not reverently absorbed at the feet of the Master (Guru) what good is there, what good indeed in possessing or achieving anything else?
- Shankara, Guru Ashtakam

I open another page (117) where I find (FW Humphreys):

How can you best worship God? Why, by not trying to worship Him (but) by giving up your whole Self to Him and showing that every thought, every action, is only a working of that one Life (God) -- more or less perfect according as it is unconscious and conscious.