Sunday, June 11, 2017

We Have Two 'Selfs’

We all have two 'Selfs’..........
Lower-Self and the Higher-Self.

At the Lower Self level, we tend to believe that we are .....
What we look like
What we have or have not
What we have achieved
What others think of us
What we think of ourselves

In other words, we see ourselves on the basis of our appearance, possessions, achievements and perceptions. However, we know that none of these can define our true identity. 
The True or Higher self is beyond the body and mind; hidden behind the five sheaths of the physical structure, and thought processes. 
The Lower self is formed on the foundation of temporary appearance, possessions, and false perceptions which are the sources of Ego. This part of our Self is always eager to gain more, possess more and achieve more - to become ‘something’ or ‘someone’, and to be recognized. Therefore, it’s always restless and unhappy. 
On the other hand, the constitution of the Higher Self is pure Bliss.  
The more we identify ourselves with the ‘higher-Self’, more content and happy we shall become. 
Just as the flowers vanish when the fruits appear - similarly, when the Higher- Self (Divine) grows, 
the lower-self (ego) vanishes.

                                      ‘Rajan Sachdeva’

3 comments:

  1. Dhan Nirankar Ji !!
    Your blogs are really very inspirational and encouraging. Thank you so much for sharing . Keep blessing ji !!
    Warmest regards,
    Jatinder

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  2. A True Wisdom.. Aatma Gyan ...
    Thank you ji for such an insight..
    Kind Regards
    Kumar

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  3. I really like your flower and fruit example. When the flower appears we think that there is nothing more beautiful than it. We incorrectly think that that is the end goal because it is beautiful and appeals to us. We fail to realize that there is more beyond the flower, more beyond what we just see. this failure causes us to never reach the end goal, the fruit. In the same way our ego makes us think that this is all there is but it is only when we let go that ego we see what is beyond. Again, a really nice comparasion Uncle Ji.

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