Sunday, April 8, 2018

Good is Nearer Self than Evil

Though evil and good are both conditioned manifestations of the soul, yet evil is the most external coating, and good is the nearer coating of the real man, the Self. 
And unless a man cuts through the layer of evil he cannot reach the layer of good, and unless he has passed through both the layers of good and evil he cannot reach the Self. 

He who reaches the Self, what remains attached to him? 
A little Karma, a little bit of the momentum of past life, 
but it is all good momentum. 
Until the bad momentum is entirely worked out and past impurities are entirely burnt, it is impossible for any man to see and realise truth. 

                 - Swami Vivekananda, Jnana-Yoga, New York

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