Tuesday, April 3, 2007

If you persevere, there can be no failure

Questioner: "What is the course of training in self-awareness?"

Sri Nisargadatta: "There is no need of training. Awareness is always with you. The same attention that you give to the outer, you turn to the inner. No new, or special kind of awareness is needed.

What you need is to be aware of being aware. Don't be misled by the simplicity of the advice. Very few are those who have the courage to trust the innocent and the simple.

The all important word is 'try'. Allot enough time daily for sitting quietly and trying, just trying, to go beyond the personality, with its addictions and obsessions.

You just keep on trying until you succeed. If you persevere, there can be no failure.

It is not a matter of easy, or difficult. Either you try or you don't. It is up to you."

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