Intangible-Self – In Gita Verse 4.32 All these different types of sacriﬁce are approved by the Vedas, and all of them are born of different types of work. Knowing them as such, you will become liberated.
Krishna says the teaching of the veda says, whichever way you can drop the ego practice that. There is no particular practice to follow for dropping the ego. Just you need to practise self-alertness. If you are self-alert you will know what universe has given you the indication in the present moment.
Let’s Understand from our own life. If you are alone in the room and doing certain things. Suddenly you feel that someone has come or peeps you from the door how alert we become. Here we become self-alert because of others, but we never think that we become alert because someone is watching us. As we are always focused on our minds. Mind at that time tells us that because someone is watching please be alert. If we are a little self-alert we will think differently – if someone is watching us we can become alert but others cannot watch us all the time 24×7 we need to find out a way by which all the 24×7 we can be watched, means ego is under scanner. Slowly we realise that no one else can watch us but definitely we can watch ourselves all 24×7. This thought will transform you from following the mind to letting the mind follow you.
Before we start watching ourselves we need to understand that our intangibility, our subjectivity, only can watch us. To become familiar with our intangible self, subjectivity, awareness of the breath will help us a lot. Because through the breath we get the understanding that we cannot touch the air but air can touch us. We cannot give life to intangible but intangible can give life to us.
Once this understanding will come from within without any reference to knowledge then immediately you can feel that your intangible self can watch you. All your fear of the unknown will drop. As for us, familiar means only tangible. So when we are alone we are always afraid of our aloneness. We have a fear of being alone. To fill up our aloneness; immediately we run after someone’s company. This is how we develop our codependency pattern.
Once through your breath and your realisation of your intangible self, immediately you can relax for unknown and slowly, slowly with your self-alertness and familiarity with your intangible self you can start watching yourself – means watching the tangible self. This is the first step for turning in.
If you can become conscious of yourself for your intangible self immediately your attachments and resentment of the objective world will drop. It’s only there because your focus was on the tangible. Once your focus will shift towards your intangible world you will be filled with gratitude for whatever is available to you. Even if someone will try to abuse you, you will not be disturbed, but definitely whatever your action will be, it will be from love, compassion. As an intangible self only knows compassion towards you and for everyone.
The immediate difference that you will find is you start honouring yourself and loving yourself. You will be calm in the middle of the objective world. You have accepted yourself as you are.
Accept yourself as you are. And that is the most difficult thing in the world, because it goes against your training, education, your culture. From the very beginning you have been told how you should be. Nobody has ever told you that you are good as you are.
Don’t be obsessed with yourself – but a natural self-love is a must, a basic phenomenon. Only then out of it can you love somebody else. Accept yourself, love yourself.
Nobody else has ever been like you and nobody else will ever be like you; you are simply unique, incomparable. Accept this, love this, celebrate this – and in that very celebration you will start seeing the uniqueness of the others, the incomparable beauty of the others. Love is possible only when there is a deep acceptance of oneself, the other, the world. Acceptance creates the milieu in which love grows, the soil in which love blooms.
Krishna tells Arjuna don’t get stuck to the words of veda, understand it, once your understanding will come you will be able to watch yourself, your intangible self will watch your tangible self. In the process your action cannot be sinful.Tags: Intangible-Self