The Spiritual Response

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Editor: “We act based on what we believe to be true. The end of our life is usually what we cherish most. Our ideals evolve with our beliefs and convictions. For some money is everything. For some others it is knowledge. There are some who cherish love the most. Some want to possess all power. Our actions are also based on what we consider ourselves to be. If we consider ourselves to be weak, our efforts would be faint. If we consider ourselves to be strong, our endeavour would be resolute.

All of us live in a cocoon. What differs is only the size of the cocoon. There are small cocoons, big cocoons, and extremely large cocoons. Mind proves its materiality by being finite. Its finitude is evidenced by the limit of one’s cocoon. The larger the cocoon of one’s personality the closer one is to the infinite reality. However, it is only the bursting of the cocoon that would enable one to merge with the ultimate reality or Brahman.”

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Author is Editor of Prabuddha Bharata

This article was first published in the Prabuddha Bharata, monthly journal of The Ramakrishna Order started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896. This article is courtesy and copyright Prabuddha Bharata (www.advaitaashrama.org). I have been reading the Prabuddha Bharata for years and found it enlightening. You can subscribe online at www.advaitaashrama.org. Cost is Rs 100/ for one year, Rs 280/ for three years, Rs 1,200/ for twenty years and Rs 2,000 for twenty five years.