Don’t let Deception, Unconsciousness and Misery inform your life and actions. Still the small self and you will uncover Truth, Consciousness and Bliss. Then the True Self will inform your life and actions.
We need to practice the containment of the small self, not the contentment of the small self.
The small self’s nature is deception, unconsciousness, and misery. Our True Nature is Sat-Cit-Ananda: Truth, Consciousness and Bliss. Truth, Consciousness and Bliss are the solution to our condition. By practicing Truth, Consciousness and Bliss as opposed to deception, unconsciousness and misery, we uncover our True Nature and dissolve the small self. Sat-Cit-Ananda is both the goal and the process.
If you are disturbed, if there is mental pain, dispair, or nervousness, it is a clue that you have a distracted mind. Don’t judge your experience, but neither should you “try to be okay with it.” That would be just numbing, and would perpetuate the problem. Once you have recognized where you really are, you must go through the steps …
Don’t let your lower self do your sadhana.
We are actors, not the parts we play.
We cannot unravel our program without hearing our authentic answers. We hear them better when we are “willing” to unravel the small self.
We are loyal to the people who fool us.
The “right” answer is not always the authentic answer.
We have to choose not to choose Hell.