What Am I

Some teachings given in lectures by Hari Prasad Shastri

One great thing which our life needs is inner illumination. We must increase the Light within ourselves, and we can do so as long as we live.

In our physical life what is the most important thing? The light which comes from the sun. But there is a light which is greater than the sun—the light which takes cognizance of the sun itself. There is a light which knows the rise of the sun and its eclipse, the light of which the sun is the object. Even this sun, the universal instrument of illumination, is subject to a certain light, and that light is the light of the Self, or Atman, of man and it is the greatest light. Our duty in life is to awaken that light in us.

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This article is from the Autumn 2017 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.