The Ultimate Truth....I am THAT, Thou are THAT, all this is THAT. And That is all there is!
We must stop seeing THAT as separate from ourselves, and you as separate from each other. The only solution is the Ultimate Truth: nothing exists in the universe that is isolated, separate from anything else. Everything is intrinsically connected, irrevocably interdependent, interactive, interwoven into the fabric of all of life.
There are many tendencies and beliefs stored in our subconscious our individual tendencies and beliefs as well as the Totality; all of which are presently unknown to us. Yet there is a thrust from within our psychological complex that drives us to act because of them. This emerges as a blind belief, an emotional outburst or sometimes even a fanatic outrage. At other times it is simply a determination to do or not do. Somewhere from within us a force or voice is creating these tendencies. Very few of us want to know what these tendencies are, to culture this knowledge of ourselves. The majority are simply victims or slaves of their tendencies, not knowing or reflecting why and where they come from or what purpose they serve. The Sanskrit word for them is uppadhi the pre-recorded impressions or modifications of the mind, as explained in Raja Yoga. Unless we understand these tendencies, probe into them, analyze, auto-reflect and so on, we do so many things ignorantly or unconsciously.
The main purpose of Raja Yoga is how to culture the raw material of the human mind, how to bring out its hidden tendencies, how to purify and free the subconscious mind. In order to know the Ultimate God, Light, Bliss we have to know all the compartments of our own mind. True knowledge is in the Superconsciousness. Unless we know our conscious and subconscious mind we cannot really fly or reach the joy of abandonment Superconsciousness.
We see dreams within dreams and think we are awake. The mind's projection is like the ocean; it is not limitless but because we do not see the other shore it seems that way. It encompasses everything from A to Z. And for the time being I am including meditation in this play as well, although that is the last door you will go through in order to come out of the mind. Otherwise any analysis, projection, path, belief, or ism is within the mind. Therefore we do not harp much upon differences of paths and beliefs because we are talking mind within mind, blindly groping in the dark. We are touching the same elephant. I may be touching the tail, and you may be touching the ear or stomach, but if we start fighting or analyzing or discussing or comparing one part with another, we never realize that it is the same animal. We are touching with the same mind, distinguishing and deliberating.
There are few souls on this earth who stand back and are the observer, the object of observation, and observed all at the same time, or who stand apart and watch this hypnotism. We call them wise men. All our conferences and seminars are within the same dreams. In the dreamland we meet each other and go on discussing our present happenings. And by morning everyone is back in the bottle. Very few are awakened.
There are certain qualities of the Perfected Ones that are universal. You keep dreaming, though hoping, but hoping is a part of the mind. Hoping is not a spiritual quality faith is. Hoping has doubt ingrained in it. Therefore belief, when it matures, becomes faith. Belief has its own limits; it cannot lead you to the Goal. If the belief is wrong, at some point it will shatter. That will make you rethink and move forward. Every coin has two sides, and so has belief. Where it is genuine, it fulfills you. Sometimes your belief shatters because ego does not get what it wants. That is self-delusion, an ego-trip. But genuine belief leads you to a certain juncture where you can pick up the thread further to faith and faith to Realization, to Enlightenment.