Where can we find peace within and what understanding should that exploration lead us to? Bhagawan lovingly guides us today with a profound message.
Atma is the ocean, nature is just a wave of that vast, ageless and boundless ocean, and individual soul is just a droplet of that wave! You cannot give up wave or sea. You can only merge the Name and Form of the droplet. Once you enter the depths of the Sea, it’s all calm, peace! Agitation, noise and confusion are there only on outer layers. So also in the innermost recesses of the heart, there is a reservoir of peace where you must take refuge. There are three types of people: lethargic (tamasic), who are like iron balls, impervious to any softening influence; active (rajasic), who are like cotton, absorbent but not changing their own nature; and pure (satwic), who melt as butter melts at the joy or grief of others or at the mention of Divine plays of the Lord! The satwic dive deep into the source and spring of sympathy.
– Divine Discourse, Sep 27, 1960.