Actualization and Fulfilment

From a lecture by Hari Prasad Shastri

We are in this life in order to fulfil ourselves and to actualize our higher potentialities. There is peace hiding in the cave of our soul. There is delight which surpasses all delight, and that delight is serene, not excitement or the fulfilment of desire. We fulfil ourselves when we realize what is already potential in our own being.

Yoga is actualization in daily life of God within and without. God is in the heart of each and everybody. In the Bhagavad Gita, as in other scriptures, the teaching is: ‘I abide in the hearts of all’. Oil abides in the seed but to extract it you have to press the seed; the seed must lose its identity. Such is the process of Yoga. It means actualization of God, who is potential in each and everybody, in daily life. It offers you nothing material, but promises that the light of God will be made manifest in your own soul.

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This article is from the Winter 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.