Monday, August 4, 2014
“Desire and ambition generate unrest. All anxiety and the compulsion to do are symptoms of desire and ambition. One only frees oneself of a symptom by eliminating the cause, which is only eliminated by understanding the cause. Self-investigation generates this comprehension. By investigating the causes, one will discover that one is obsessed with success. But I ask you: what is success for you? Is it reaching a certain level in your life? And once you reach this level, what do you do? You want more. This is the nature of desire.”
Sri Prem Baba
Self Disappears | August 4, 2014
When we are freed from the reactive patterns sprung from the boundaries we live by—good and bad; love and hate—we are not the self we were before. And when the boundaries themselves dissolve, self as we understand it disappears.
- Anne C. Klein, “The Four Immeasurables”