“We have a human body in order to discover our own spiritual essence, and for no other reason. We are not down here simply to create a family, we do not incarnate just to work on an assembly line, and we are not here merely to find the ideal mate or to wear beautiful clothes. We are here to eventually realize that we are exactly like God. In soul, we are a drop of pure Spirit that is identical to the Divine Ocean, and this discovery is termed Self Realization. The entire purpose of life is to discover, to realize, that you, in your true identity, are soul. This is life’s divine purpose. As the ancient directive says: Man, first know thyself. When you find out who you really are, this is referred to as Self Realization, and it is at this critical juncture in life when you are then able to truly come to know Spirit and God.”—Sri Gary Olsen, from Soul’s Divine Journey, available for free at www.masterpath.org
Why We Are Here
by Lesley | Jan 29, 2014 | consciousness, Creativity, God, Soul, Surrender | 8 comments
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Absolutely what I needed this morning!
…Wow…thank you for posting this Lesley…a beautiful and powerful reminder…Blessings and Love to you…
Always so practical and to the point. He makes it so understandable and clear..Baraka Bashad!
This quote from our Beloved gives me so much peace and joy, and the image reflects the profound, yet simple beauty of truth. Thank you Lesley.
I wish I could see all the pieces of the picture. In my early adult days, I was studying to be a nuclear physicist and discovered I could walk through walls easier than do calculus. Still, I kept a keen interest. There is a pattern … macro-world of Newton … atomic world of electrons and nuclei … subatomic world with its strange quarks, leptons, and four principal force fields. Then there is the recently identified Higgs field, which gives everything its mass. Finally, there is Einstein’s spacetime continuum which is actually another field through which we pass. Often portrayed as a sheet dimpled by planets creating gravity wells, it is actually three dimensional … think planet submerged in an ocean. That’s the physical world … and we can know this through study.
But there is another world … I call the interface between the physical and spiritual worlds the life force. And it confound me because I can’t know this with head knowledge. It is known only by heart knowledge. This is where the sense world merges into the pure, infinite consciousness of Being … what we call God. The Buddhists talk of this as attaining nirvana. It is where you realize the unity of life … that we are all connected through the life force … we, in this case, being every living thing in this world, every inanimate thing… in fact, every atom is connected to every other atom.
With that realization, you and I can see “God” in everything and know what we do to another we actually do to ourselves. Principally, that’s what Jesus meant by “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
I heartily recommend searchers to read the Hindu Upanishads and Bhaghvad Gita, and the Buddhist Dammapada. Read them in tandem with your Bible, your Torah, or your Koran … and you will soon see the universal truth that there is truly but one God and we all pray to Him in our own special way. And, please, don’t let ego color your understanding. It is the sure path to world peace for all.
Thank you all for your insightful comments. The truth of this quote keeps me going on my path.
Wow, amazing how the universe reminded me what I needed to hear. I love your photo’s and was wondering if any will be available to buy on your store link soon? Thank you.
Sweet are the words of a true Master. Thank you for sharing this, Lesley.