Peace and Harmony in Daily Living ~ Ramesh S. Balsekar.

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ADVAITA THE TEACHING
- A small passage from Chapter 6
'Peace and Harmony in Daily Living',
by Ramesh S. Balsekar





Advaita (a dvaita = non-duality) simply means that the Source, by whatever name known – Primal Energy, Consciousness, Awareness, Plenitude, God – is Unicity, Oneness, Non-duality. The manifestation that arises or emerges from the Source is based on duality, the inevitable existence of interconnected opposites: male and female, beauty and ugliness, good and evil. At any moment there are bound to be interconnected opposites. The sage accepts the duality that is the basis of life and is anchored in peace and tranquillity while facing the pleasures and pains of life, exactly like the ordinary person. The ordinary person does not accept the duality, the existence of interconnected opposites at any moment of life, chooses between them and is unhappy. The sage accepts the ‘duality’ of life; the ordinary person chooses between the interconnected opposites, and lives in the unhappiness of ‘dualism’.



SOME QUOTES FROM
THE SAME BOOK


All there is, is Reality, and any illusion, any appearance, any shadow, cannot but be a reflection of that very Reality.


The essential cause of almost any problem is the fact that the individual entity concerned is not able to accept the fact of What-Is in the moment, but wants something different.

The basis of tranquillity is the absence of the sense of personal doership the absence of personal greed and guilt, hatred and malice.

One does not make any though, a deciding thought or otherwise. Thoughts occur. It is quite a common occurrence that our decisions seem to be quite out of our control.

When spiritual seeking happens naturally, intuitively, it is very simply merely wanting to be close to God, wanting to be comfortable with oneself and with others.
Once we have made a decision, whatever happens thereafter has never, ever, been in our control. No individual can alter the inevitable flow of life.

Peace and harmony can prevail only when the individual is able, in the present moment, not to be uncomfortable with others.

Whatever you think you should do at any moment is precisely what God would want you to think and do.

The basis of Self-Realization is that all actions are not the doing by some individual entity – but are happenings, according to the Cosmic Law.
Ramesh S. Balsekar is an 90 year old awakened Sage. A father and a grandfather, he lives with his wife Sharda, in their family home in Mumbai, India.
After his retirement as President of the Bank of India, Ramesh met his Guru, Nisargadatta Maharaj, who authorised him to teach. Over the past 20 years he has been writing and speaking on spirituality.
The simplicity, clarity and above all, practicality of his unique Teaching has directly affected the lives of thousands of people from all over the world. His fundamental message of acceptance has provided a resting place for many seekers.


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