Monday, November 7, 2011
Once a Frenchman was crossing the desert with an Arab guide. The Frenchman noticed that, day after day, the Arab never failed to kneel down on the burning sand and call upon his God.
At last, one evening the non-believer Frenchman asked the Arab, "How do you know that there is a God?"
The Arab guide fixed his eyes upon the scoffing Frenchman for a moment and then replied, "So, you want to know, how do I know there is a God? Tell me, how did I know that it is only a camel and not a man passed this way last night? Was it not by the print of its hoofs in this sand?" ....And then, pointing towards the sun whose last rays were fading over the horizon, he added, "That footprint is definitely not of man! Isn’t it ...?"
Moral of the Story ....
Friends, our so called ‘Self’ is a pseudo-self. It is a created, manufactured, home-made self. In fact, our real ‘Self’ remains hidden deep down in the mist and mystery.
The true ‘Self’ cannot be created by us, it cannot be man-made. The ‘Self’ which we have brought with us, how can it be created by us? To create the ‘Self’, first we have to be there. Therefore, the creator of this ‘Self’ is definitely hidden somewhere, in the unknown. We all have come here out of some mysterious life-source. The false self which we carry in our lives like a flag, is always very fragile, very weak, as it is man-made, so whatsoever we produce is always mortal.
Friends, one always needs to remember that, our false self is not ours because it is created by us and our real ‘Self’ is also not ours because it is still rooted in God. This understanding may liberate us...!
Have a Good Day Friends!!