Sunday, March 15, 2009

Imperishable

It is true the body is perishable, but
within it dwells the imperishable Self. This
body is subject to pleasure and pain; no one
who identifies with the body can escape from
pleasure and pain. But those who know they
are not the body pass beyond pleasure and
pain to live in abiding joy.

-Chandogya Upanishad

4 comments:

Shubhajit said...

I am feeling extremely happy to see people from different horizon rely on the truth of Upanishad. It is not about religion but the truth..how important to know the self..in a more contemporary example I feel that Our body is like a CPU box. Boxes may be of different sizes, shapes and dimensions but after all it is mere a box. We are all deluded by colorful and beautiful boxes and overlook the controlling device.

There are various dimensions of life and it is really beautiful to study the life itself rather than the manifestations. I'm glad that I find u..keep thinking and writing

V said...

Intelligence is in all things. Personality is illusion.

Sophia said...

Hi Shubhajit,

There are many truths found in many sacred texts around the world. It becomes easier to recognize the truth once one becomes more aware of who they are.

After a while, the different texts start to seem like different languages used to describe the same thing. And, as you say, easier it becomes to know these religions and texts are just differently shaped boxes within which contains the same One thing.

Sophia said...

V,

The All is Mind. :) (One of the Seven Hermetic Principles.)