Self-love is not bondage; it is to add wings to the self so that it can fly like a phoenix to reach the ultimate height of divine ecstasy and enlightenment. Self-love is transcendental.
Right now you are identified with the mind. you think you are it. From there comes the fear. If you are identified with the mind, naturally if the mind stops you are finished, you are no more. And you don’t know anything beyond the mind.
That witness is your innermost being. That witness is the deepest manifestation of your life. Right now you are standing on your periphery. You can make a mistake, but that witness cannot make a mistake.
You fight anger, and for a moment it seems as if you are going to conquer it – but than the very next day you discover that the victory was merely imaginary, anger takes hold of you again. You fight sexual desire: for a moment it seems that you are victorious, but then again you are defeated.
To accept and end grief is possible. One way that many people have used and found helpful is a variation on the method for completing unfinished business. No matter how long ago your loved one died, you will find this most effective.
There is no God – It simply shows that man knows not why he is here. It simply shows man is helpless. It simply shows that man has no meaning available to him. By creating the idea of God he can believe in meaning, and he can live this futile life with the idea that somebody is looking after it.
The first lesson of the science of self knowledge begins with the experience of the senses: if you don’t go in search of sensation, you come closer to yourself. IF you don’t search for the distance, you will be able to know that which is near.
It may sound a bit strange, but then how else do you see yourself, how do you see your own face, your own eyes? You have always seen your self through the eyes of others, and as a result your life has always been focused on receiving compliments and appreciation from others.
Let me put it in this way : if you are vulnerable, it means you are ready to live in insecurity. Deep downs it means you are ready even to die. You will not resist, you will not oppose, you will not stand in the way. If death comes, there will be no resistance. You will simply allow it to happen. You accept existence it its totality. Then how can you feel it as death?