Do not be led by others,
awaken your own mind,
amass your own experience,
and decide for yourself your own path.
#CoronaLockdownDay – 155
आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मनः।।6.5।।
uddharedaatmanaatmaanam naatmaanamavasaadayet |
aatmaiva hyaatmano bandhuraatmaiva ripuraatmanaha || 6.5 ||
Uplift yourself by yourself, do not deprecate yourself.
For only you are your friend, and only you are your enemy.
In order to progress in the spiritual path, in fact, any undertaking, we have to lift ourselves by our own efforts. We are our own friend if we do so, and if we don’t, we become our own enemy. In other words, our success and failure is entirely in our hands. No other person can help or hurt us.
The Bhagavad Gita:
satyameva jayate nānṛtaṃ satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ।
Truth alone triumphs, not falsehood.
Through Truth lies Devayâna- the path of gods.
असत्य नहीं, सत्य हमेशा विजयी होता है।
सत्य देवताओं तक जाने का मार्ग है।
Source – Mundaka, III. i. 6
Seek the wisdom
that will untie your knot.
Seek the path that
demands your whole being.
Picture Courtsey: Zatoichi.
Trust and start walking.
We are not alone
in the dark,
Our path will unfold as we move.
~ Paulo Coelho
If you have never trodden
the path of love,
go away and fall in love,
Then come back and see us.
(Jami was a persian scholar and writer of mystical Sufi literature)