Saturday, May 8, 2010

St. John according to Nisargadatta

This beingness, this conscious presence that he is, is the beingness of every sentient being on the earth, the very soul of the entire universe,—and indeed, therefore, this-here-now, this conscious presence, cannot be anything other than God. It is this which one loves more than anything else because without it there is no universe, no God. This, therefore, is Presence-Love-God. And, St. John was obviously very much conscious of this when he said 'God is Love....' It is very clear that all he could have meant is that he (John) and He (God) were not different as pure subjectivity, as noumenon. And, therefore, he who is anchored in the conscious presence that is Love, that is God, 'dwelleth in God and God in him.'

~Nisargadata from 'Pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj' by Ramesh Balsekar

1 comment:

  1. This is not related to the post exactly but I just wanted to share this quote from him:

    "There is no such state as seeing the real. Who is to see what? You can only be the real -- which you are, anyhow. The problem is only mental. Abandon false ideas, that is all. There is no need of true ideas. There aren't any."

    great huh?