Thursday, April 05, 2007

A tiny point

The world disturbs you because you think yourself big enough to be affected by the world. It is not so. You are so small that nothing can pin you down. It is your mind that gets caught, not you. Know yourself as you are - a mere point in consciousness, dimensionless, and timeless.

You are like the point of a pencil - by mere contact with you the mind draws its picture of the world. You are single and simple - the picture is complex and extensive.

Don't be misled by the picture - remain aware of the tiny point - which is everywhere in the picture.

-- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That