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Monday, November 21, 2011

Isa-Upanishad VII

HE who perceives all beings as the Self, for him how can there be delusion or
grief, when he sees this oneness (everywhere)?

HE who perceives the Self everywhere never shrinks from anything, because
through his higher consciousness he feels united with all life. When a man sees
God in all beings and all beings in God, and also God dwelling in his own Soul,
how can he hate any living thing? Grief and delusion rest upon a belief in 
diversity, which leads to competition and all forms of selfishness. With the 
realization of oneness, the sense of diversity vanishes and the cause of misery 
is removed.

~The Upanishads: Translated By Swami Paramananda (Book)

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