Eknath Easwaran

“The capacity to be patient, to bear with others through thick and thin, is within the reach of anyone.”
– Eknath Easwaran

The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran

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Thought for the Day

October 10

The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God, as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.
   – Meister Eckhart

In order to say that there is no one in our deeper consciousness, we have to go there, knock on the door, and find that no one is at home. Until he has made that journey, knocked on the door, and heard a voice saying “There is no one here,” no one should call himself an atheist. “Agnostic” is more correct.

Of those who tell me they are atheists, I ask, “Don’t you believe in yourself?”

Their answer is, “Of course.”

“Then,” I say, “you believe in God.”

When we use terms like “God” or “Lord” it is not referring to someone “out there.” We are invoking someone who is inside us all the time, who is nearer to us than our body, dearer to us than our life.

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