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India."So what is it that I suggest that you do? At the end of the day, sit for twenty, thirty minutes by yourself (and incidentally this is the only spiritual effort or sadhana I suggest), sit for twenty, thirty minutes. Think of any action during the day which you are convinced is your action. Think of one action. Whichever way you look at it, you think it is your action. Then investigate it thoroughly and honestly. How did that action begin? Did I, from out of the blue, decide to do it or did my doing it depend on happenings over which I had no control? I saw something, or I heard something, or a thought came to me which led to the action. Then, if what led to that action was something over which you had no control, how can you call it your action? And every single action thereafter that you investigate, you will come to the same conclusion. Some happening over which I had no control led to an action. How can I call it my action?"
"One has to accept that what one wants is merely a matter of destiny. And it is also a matter of destiny whether one will get what one wants or not. . . The mind cannot get out of maya through its own will and efforts. In fact, the mind is the instrument that maya uses. Maya works through the mind. Therefore, it is impossible for the mind to transcend maya."
"The seeking goes on until there is the realization by the mind-intellect that what is being sought is impossible for the mind-intellect to understand. And then the mind-intellect surrenders."
"Even the arising of the ego is a natural process. And when you even accept the ego, that is a very big step. When you do not consider it necessary to fight it, it is a big step forward in the understanding."
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