Search involves the seeker and the sought, two separate entities as the subject and the object. But reality cannot be an object, either to itself or to anyone else. This is the very reason for its beingness. In the search for reality there is no goal except the seeker himself and the path becomes one with who treads it. In the perception of reality all naming ceases – all before and after, all far and near – everything ceases. For reality is pure non-duality, pure subjectivity, the plenum where the idea of “I” and not-“I” cannot exist. Reality is not an object of cognition, since there is neither a cognizer nor cognition apart from it. It is the all-pervading eternal existence, immutable and perfect, which is always the seer and never an object of sight. As such it can never be an object of search either.
— Sudhakar S. Dikshit – I am All (p. 93)
Man has invented various spiritual disciplines and religious faiths in his pursuit of God. The versatility of man’s mind has devised diverse pathways to God, as if God had his abode on some inaccessible mountain-top far far away, and the seeker has to undertake a long and arduous journey to reach him. A pathway has a starting point and a destination point to which it leads. Now, there cannot be a pathway to God, because God is omnipresent. He exists everywhere. He is existence itself, not an existent as such.
— Sudhakar S. Dikshit – I Am All – The Inner Way
The human spirit has always been in search of the infinite, to see and hear and know what is unseen, unheard and unknown. But, all along man’s search has remained directed to the exterior regions only – the vast expanses of land, oceans and the sky. Few have cared to peep into their own internal regions, their heart and mind and soul. Fewer still have realized that it is only through our inner consciousness that we experience what is outside. For a pilgrimage into one’s interior, into one’s own self, it is not necessary for one to be a learned man or a religious man, nor is it necessary to seek the help of a spiritual guide or guru. What is needed is a radical change in one’s attitude towards life, beginning with the dispersal of ego. And no bookish knowledge, no spiritual guide can be a substitute for such a deliberate inward orientation. With the dispersal of ego the basic duality between the self and not-self, abam and idam, progressively disappears and a new realization of I am that dawns – I am that. I am the cosmos. I am Brahman. My body is a micro-cosmos in constant change, yet maintaining a changeless design-pattern, as in the case of the cosmos, which is both a living unity and a bewildering diversity, like myself.
— Sudhakar S. Dikshit – I am All (p. 17-18)
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. (Isaac Newton)
The realisation of man’s oneness with the Universe is the noblest and sublimest thing that can happen to him. For such realisation answers his long asked question: ‘Who am I?’ He realises he is not a faceless amorphous atom lost among innumerable particles floating in the space. He realises for the first time that he is an embodiment of cosmic splendour and integrates within himself the influences of the many different zones of the universe and radiations from many different stars and planets. He is no more mere man; he is Brahman for “he sees all beings in his own self and his own self in all beings.”
— Sudhakar S. Dikshit