A Letter from Harsha (2001)

My Dear and Wonderful friends,

Spiritual methods are useful to an extent and they are prescribed according to the inclinations of people. They are meant to help you accept your own Beauty. Spiritual practices are meant to make you aware of your overwhelming beauty seeping out everywhere.

The final barrier to seeing the Seer, or being the Seer, is an extremely subtle one. Grace allows for self-surrender to the Divine and this bridge is crossed. The Seer, The Seen, and the Process of Seeing merge Here and the Self-Existent, Ever Present Reality Dominates in all its Nakedness. The ancients called this Self-Knowing, Sat-Chit-Ananda. Existence-Knowledge-Bliss. It is Existence Knowing It Self in Pure Bliss.

This Sat-Chit-Ananda is Nityam (Eternal) and Poornum (Whole or Complete). Although This Reality that You Are Is Always Present, it is obscured by the natural and often unavoidable conflicts and sufferings of the mind. That is why spiritual practice and Satsangha are important. They help to calm the mind. Sat-Chit-Ananda, That You Are, is Known Clearly in Nirvikalpa Samadhi, after absorption of the mind. When all the inner conflicts and suffering have subsided and mind is consciously absorbed in the Heart, the Self, that is Nirvikalpa Samadhi.

Unconsciously the mind is absorbed every night in deep sleep, but the person wakes up the same. Conscious absorption of mind in Reality of the Self happens in Nirvikalpa Samadhi. After that one recognizes the Reality as the Self in varying perceptions of joys, suffering, conflicts, etc.

Nonduality is not in conflict with duality. Earning a living is not in conflict with spirituality. Spiritual practices are not in conflict with Reality. Self-Realization is not in conflict with being human. If you love your God with all your heart and mind and soul, that itself indicates Grace in your life.

Self is the Ultimate Simplicity and the Ultimate Clarity. It Is, Ever Present, Ever Awake, Still, Alone, and Complete. It cannot be attained. It is Truly Who You Already Are. It has no parts. It is Fully Whole. That is Truly Who You Really Are. Whole. At the core of our being is Pure Love. Can we accept that? That acceptance will help us on the path. That is the beginning of the end. The ending is contained in the beginning.

May God bless everyone with Joy and Peace and may all living beings be free from sorrow.

Love to all

Harsha

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