By Wayne Hoover
M: In the light of consciousness all sorts of things happen and one need not give special importance to any. The sight of a flower is as marvelous as the vision of God. Let them be. Why remember them and then make memory into a problem? Be bland about them; do not divide them into high and low- inner and outer- lasting and transient. Go beyond- go back to the source- go to the self that is the same whatever happens. Your weakness is due to your conviction that you were born into the world. In reality the world is ever recreated in you and by you. See everything as emanating from the light which is the source of your own being. You will find that in that light there is love and infinite energy.
Q: If I am that light – why do I not know it?
M: To know- you need a knowing mind- a mind capable of knowing. But your mind is ever on the run- never still- never fully reflecting. How can you see the moon in all her glory when the eye is clouded with disease?
Q: Must I see- to be?
M: See what you are. Don’t ask others- don’t let others tell you about yourself. Look within and see. All the teacher can tell you is only this. There is no need of going from one to another. The same water is in all the wells. You just draw from the nearest. In my case the water is within me and I am the water.
–p. 198 I AM THAT Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj