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Seeking the Self - 3
« on: April 17, 2009, 12:30:15 PM »
Mr. Weeraperuma continues....

All the great religions of the world have unanimously frowned on
man's fondness for possessions.  Their underlying message is that
the renuniciation of possessions qualifes one for Self Realization.
This theme is like a golden thread that runs through all the sacred
scriptures.

There is the oft-quoted saying of Jesus Christ that:  "It is easier
for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man
to enter into the Kingdom of God."  (Matthew 19.24)

Even more interesting is the excerpt (Matthew 6.26-33) from
Jesus Christ:

"Behold the fowls of the air.  For they sow not, neither do they reap.
Nor gather into barns. Yes your heavenly Father feedeth them.  Are
ye not much better than they?  Which of you by taking thought can
add one cubit unto his stature?  And why take ye thought for raiment?
Consider the lillies of the field, how they grow? They toil not, neither
do they spin.  And yet, I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Wherefore, if God so clothe
the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is casst into the
oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye, of little faith?  Therefore take no thought saying, "What shall we eat?  or What shall we drink? or Wherewithal shall be be clothed?  (For afer all these
things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  But seek ye first the Kingdom ofGod, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

The gist of all these Biblical lines can be expressed in one simple sentence:  Abide in the Self (i.e God) and all you material needs
will be automatically provided for you.  Bhagavan Ramana not only
advocated these teachings but also practised them.  He was the
very apotheosis of Christianity.
 

(Source: As stated in Part I.)

Arunachala Siva.