Monday, February 11, 2019

Intense Realisation

Is it true that there is a God? If it be true, can I see Him? 
Can I realise the truth? 

The Western mind may think all this very impracticable, but to us it is intensely practical. 

For this idea men will give up their lives. You have just heard how from the earliest times there have been persons who have given up all comforts and luxuries to live in caves, and hundreds have given up their homes to weep bitter tears of misery, on the banks of sacred rivers, in order to realise this idea -- not to know in the ordinary sense of the word, not intellectual understanding, not a mere rationalistic comprehension of the real thing, not mere groping in the dark, but intense realisation, much more real than this world is to our senses. 
That is the idea. 

             - Swami Vivekananda, 
                Talk on ‘My Master’ 

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