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Anthony de Mello: "Life is easy and delightful!"
« on: February 17, 2011, 02:23:11 PM »
"Happiness is our natural state. Happiness is the natural state of little children, to whom the kingdom belongs until they have been polluted and contaminated by the stupidity of society and culture. To acquire happiness you don't have to do anything, because happiness cannot be acquired. Does anybody know why? Because we have it already. How can you acquire what you already have? Then why don't you experience it? Because you've got to drop something. You've got to drop illusions. You don't have to add anything in order to be happy; you've got to drop something. Life is easy, life is delightful. It's only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, your cravings. Do you know where these things come from? From having identified with all kinds of labels!"


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Re: Anthony de Mello: "Life is easy and delightful!"
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 03:23:46 PM »

Dear snow,


We have to drop everything, not only objects and desires but also
the ego and mind.  When Sivapraksam Pillai asked Sri Bhagavan:
When will the Swarupam [Atma i.e. Existence-Knowledge-Bliss]
appear?, Sri Bhagavan said:  "The world is only a thought.  Thoughts
are produced by mind, and so, when the mind is quelled, Swarupam
will shine. Along with the world, the Swarupam will not shine. When
the mind is quelled, the world disappears and when the world disappears, the Swarupam will shine."

Arunachala Siva.