THE REAL SELF | PART 06 OF 14 | IWGR I | RAMA राम
The youth was asked ,
" Who is looking at the Swami at this time ? "
The youth said , " I " .
" Are you seeing this face , this river Ganga that flows beside us ? "
The youth said , " Yes , indeed . "
" Well , you see the river and you see the face of the Swami , but who makes the six muscles in the eyes move ? You know the six muscles in the eyes move , but who makes the muscles move ? It cannot be anybody else ; it cannot be anything extra . It must be your own Self that makes the muscles in the eyes move in the act of seeing . "
The youth said , " Oh , indeed , it must be I ; it cannot be anything else . "
" Well , who is seeing just now , who is attending to this discourse ? "
The youth said , " I , it is I . "
" Well , if you are seeing , if you are attending to this discourse , who is making the oratory nerves vibrate ? It must be you , it must be you . Nobody else . Who took the meals this morning . "
The youth said , " I , I . "
" Well , if you took the meals this morning and it is you that will go to the toilet and vacate , who is it that assimilates and digests the food ? Who is it , please ? Tell us if you eat and you throw it out , it must be you who digests , it must be yourself that assimilates , it cannot be anybody else .
Those days are gone when outside causes were sought after to explain the phenomena in nature . If a person fell down , the cause of the fall was said to be some outside ghost . Science does not admit such solutions of the problem . Science and philosophy require you to seek the cause of a phenomenon in the phenomenon itself .
Here you take the food , go into the toilet and throw it off . When it is digested , it must be digested by yourself , no outside power comes and digests it ; it must be your own Self . The cause of digestion also must be sought within you and not without you . "
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