Every Moment Carries the Taste of Eternity

“Just as every drop of the ocean carries the taste of the ocean, so does every moment carry the taste of eternity.” ~Nisargadatta

“There’s nothing mysterious about it. Everybody sees the world through the ideas they have of themselves. As you think yourself to be, so you think the world to be. If you imagine yourself as separate from the world, the world will appear as separate from you. And you will experience desire and fear…

What is beautiful? Whatever is percieved joyfully is beautiful. Bliss is the essence of beauty.

We are slaves of what we don’t know. Of what we know we are masters. Whatever vice or weakness in ourselves we discover (and understand its cause and workings) we can overcome it by the very knowing.

The primary purpose of meditation is to become more conscious and familiar with our inner life. The ultimate purpose is to reach the Source of Life.

If you are angry or in pain, separate your self from anger and pain, and watch them. Externalization is the first step to liberation. Whatever state I am in, I see it as a state of mind to be accepted, as it is.

There is no “my self” and “your self.” There is the Self. The only Self of All. Misled by the diversity of names and shapes, minds and bodies, you imagine multiple selves. There is no second or higher “self” to search for. You are the higher Self.

Only give up the false ideas you have about your self. Get hold of the main thing – that the world and the Self are One, and perfect. Only your attitude is faulty and needs readjustment.

Just as every drop of the ocean carries the taste of the ocean, so does every moment carry the taste of eternity.”


Nisargadatta: Go Back to the Source


About Christopher Chase

Co-creator and Admin of the Facebook pages "Tao & Zen" "Art of Learning" & "Creative Systems Thinking." Majored in Studio Art at SUNY, Oneonta. Graduated in 1993 from the Child & Adolescent Development program at Stanford University's School of Education. Since 1994, have been teaching at Seinan Gakuin University, in Fukuoka, Japan.
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3 Responses to Every Moment Carries the Taste of Eternity

  1. Related insights from Carl Jung…

    “Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western [thinking], but not the confrontation with the shadow and the world of darkness. The most dangerous psychological mistake is the projection of the shadow on to others; this is the root of almost all conflicts. Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.”

  2. Greg says:

    Beauty realized could also define Love…no?

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