Selfishness [10] – Union with ultimate Reality


From the good, the soul passes on to God.

Selflessness is merged into universal Selfhood-which is beyond good and bad, virtue and vice, and all the other dual aspects of Maya (Illusion, or Ignorance). The height of selflessness is the beginning of the feeling of oneness with all. Realization of the unity of all is accompanied by peace and unfathomable bliss.

Open your heart by weeding out all desires and by harboring only one longing-the longing for union with the ultimate Reality. The ultimate Reality is not to be sought in the changing things of the external environment but in one’s own being.

Every time your soul intends to enter your human heart, it finds the door locked* and the inside too full of desires. Do not keep the doors of your hearts closed.

Everywhere there is the source of abiding bliss, and yet all are miserable because of desires born of ignorance. The goal of lasting happiness shines forth fully only when the limited ego, with all its desires, finds its complete and final extinction.

-Extracted from the Discourses 7th Ed., pp14-15

*Opening the ‘doors of the heart’ means ‘surrenderance of ego-affirmation’.  (

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