Wednesday, October 3, 2018


If we are inseparable from God, have we no individuality?
Oh, yes: that is God. Our individuality is God. 
This is not the individuality you have now; 
you are coming towards that. 

Individuality means what cannot be divided. 
How can you call this individuality? 
One hour you are thinking one way, and the next hour another way, and two hours after, another way. 
Individuality is that which changes not -- is beyond all things, changeless. 
It would be tremendously dangerous for this state to remain in eternity, because then the thief would always remain a thief and the blackguard a blackguard. 
If a baby died, he would have to remain a baby. The real individuality is that which never changes and will never change; and that is the God within us. 

                    - Swami Vivekananda, 
                     On the Vedanta Philosophy, 
                     Notes from Lectures and Discourses

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