~ Kuya David
Posted: 10 May 2014 01:08 AM PDT
As an example, just watch the animals; they are so beautiful and natural, but look deeper, they are instinctive. They don’t have to learn anything. It is sheer instincts by which their life is regulated. The egg of the bird hatches, and then when it is ready, the young bird just flies.
But that is not true with MAN. Man, too, has instincts, but man is not totally instinctive. Only in Man has the most important evolution happened. That is the dimension of “consciousness.” This dimension has given man the biggest challenge. Because only in man have bioscientists found an enzyme which enhances a drive for “self discovery.” Only man has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Man thus is a learning animal. Man has to learn everything, and his greatest challenge is to learn to be more conscious and aware.
Consciousness brings the challenge to choose. Now man has to choose between the good and the bad, and the temporal and the permanent, and move from the past and future to the Present and Presence. Man’s journey thus is to transform instinctive energy into intuitive energy, and explore the inner world of infinite possibilities of true consciousness.
The essence of this new religion of consciousness is to become aware of one’s own SELF, for the only malady of humanity is SELF forgetfulness, whose manifestation is the ego. True Growth is always a movement. A movement from unconsciousness to consciousness, from unawareness to awareness, from ego to God!
A seeker asked me the other day, “Baba, what do you think is the biggest challenge for all of us?” The Mother in my heart spoke: “to constantly remember your self”! You remember many things belonging to the past and worry about many things related to the unknown future, but don’t forget to question who is the thinker, who is the doer, and who is the one happy or unhappy. For example, at this moment you are reading these words, you are in the words, but are you conscious of who is reading? Are you aware of your self?
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