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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

23rd February 2017 

When a person gets rid of ignorance, one can experience this infinite Light, this spiritual flame, declared the ancient sages. Where did they experience this Divinity? Not in the external world. The sages regarded the human body as a shrine in which the Divine is the Indweller. Exploring the five life breaths and the five sheaths of the human body, they experienced the Light of the Spirit in their hearts within. They realised that those who love God can find Him nearer to themselves than anything in the world. To those who have no yearning for God, He is farther than the farthest object in the planet! Remember, every individual is a spark of the Divine. You are not just a fragment of the Nature or simply a combination of the five basic elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether). You are indeed verily a part (amsa) of the immortal Omni-Self. (Divine Discourse, Feb 19 1987)

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