Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 4, 2018

How does one reach the Supreme State?

Questioner: How does one reach the Supreme State?

Nisargadatta Maharaj: By renouncing all lesser desires. As long as you are pleased with the lesser, you cannot have the highest. Whatever pleases you, keeps you back. Until you realise the unsatisfactoriness of everything, its transiency and limitation, and collect your energies in one great longing, even the first step is not made. On the other hand, the integrity of the desire for the Supreme is by itself a call from the Supreme. Nothing, physical or mental, can give you freedom. You are free once you understand that your bondage is of your own making and you cease forging the chains that bind you.

~ from “I Am That”, chapter 64

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