Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Message of the Gita

Existence is not merely a machinery of Nature, a wheel of law in which the soul is entangled for a moment or for ages; it is a constant manifestation of the spirit.

Life is not for the sake of life alone, but for God, and the living soul fo man is an eternal portion of the Godhead.

Action is for self-finding, for self-fulfilment, for self-realisation and not only for its own external and apparent fruits of the moment or the future.

Know then your self; know your true self to be God and one with the self of all others; know your soul to be a portion of God.

Live in what you know; live in the self, live in your supreme spiritual nature, be united with God and Godlike.

Offer, first, all yours actions as a sacrifice to the Highest and the One in you and to the Highest and the One in the World; deliver last all you are and do into his hands for the supreme and universal spirit to do through you his own will and works in the world.

Sri Aurobindo
'Essays on the Gita'