How can we quickly pull ourselves when we are worried, frustrated, and experience pain and anguish? Bhagawan compassionately reminds us today of a powerful technique.
You ignore the Divinity you have as the core of your being; at the same time, you seek it in others. That is the tragedy. You insult yourself by feeling helpless, weak, and inferior. Cowardice and self-condemnation — these do not become a spark of the Divine Flame. You can discover your Truth by a little exercise of discrimination. Born in delusion, breathing in delusion, grovelling in delusion, people are unaware of their heritage and feel incapable of attaining it. People are desperate, seeing no means of escape; every effort to achieve peace entangles them further and tighter in the coils of delusion and of restlessness. Like flowers of variegated hue, each redolent with fragrance, people are all basically of the same genus of Brahmam. The fragrance arises from the Divine Essence, which is the real reason for existence. Everyone has to realise that Essence and thus end the series of births and deaths.
– Divine Discourse, Dec 02, 1961.