7 October 1980

Independence, independence, independence! The human in me thinks that it is dependent on the persons it agrees with. It thinks that it loses its independence as soon as it sees eye-to-eye with others. The divine in me feels otherwise. It feels that when it agrees with others, it enlarges its vision and establishes firmly its oneness with the rest of the world.

The human in me thinks that it loses its independence the moment it takes something from others, or even when it expects something from others. The divine in me feels otherwise. The divine in me feels that God’s creation is for nothing other than give and take, take and give. Give what you have; take what you need. The divine in me knows that there is a common Source — the only Source — and that Source is God. This moment He is playing the role of a giver through me. The next moment He is playing the role of the receiver through me. It is all His oneness-game.

The human in me thinks that it loses its independence as soon as it starts thinking of others, whether they are good or bad. It thinks that the only necessity is to think of itself, and not of anything else or anybody else. The divine in me feels otherwise. The divine in me knows and feels that the moment it thinks of God it creates a divine thought-world which precedes the action-world. Once we have established a divine reality in the thought-world, the next step is to bring that reality into the action-world for its manifestation. Then only can we have true satisfaction in our action-life.

The divine in me knows that inside dependence what looms large is the message of constant oneness. God gives to us what He has: Compassion. We give to God what we have: love. We depend on God for His Compassion. God depends on us for His manifestation. This dependence is not dependence, it is only oneness playing different roles at different times for constant satisfaction and constant perfection, for constant perfection and constant satisfaction.

From:Sri Chinmoy,AUM — Vol.II-6, No.10, October 1980, Vishma Press, 1980
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