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Statue of Shiva at rest, Rishikesh, India

Statue of Shiva at rest, Rishikesh, India

Arrive without traveling

The Vedic world view posits that there is only one thing. There are not two things. These statements may seem simplistic, and to the more intellectually accomplished of us, redundant. There is a subtle distinction between the two sentences.

There is only one thing. We are all part of creation itself and of the creator.

There are not two things. We are not separate from each other or from the creator.

This oneness means that to place oneself in opposition to others or to nature is counterproductive and misleading.
If we share identity with our creator, it follows that we can share our creator's characteristics. The characteristic of omnipresence indicates that it is possible in consciousness to be everywhere at once.

The Rishis of the Himalayas were said to close their eyes, and while in a meditative state, travel vast distances. We meditators in the West have only scratched the surface of what can be accomplished by removing the inner boundaries we cling to so fervently in our ego-driven identities. We are able to gain not by grasping but by releasing.

Daily meditation gently trains us to do this, again and again. It is a gift we can give ourselves. It only requires a steady intent and resolve to get to the chair as our teacher taught us when we first learned meditation.

Without going out of my door
I can know all things on Earth
Without looking out of my window
I could know the ways of Heaven

The farther one travels
The less one knows
The less one really knows

Arrive without traveling
See all without looking
Do all without doing


Excerpt from The Inner Light - George Harrison
©1968 Northern Songs

Clouds over LA basin

Clouds over LA basin