You are

You are

By Prabhuji

You…what you are… is just a group of theories and hypotheses…
Different ideas about what you are, which have been collected from a host of different people.
You are what others believe you are…
Real religion, on the other hand, is the discovery of your authentic nature…
It is your own discovery…
Only when you will be your own discovery, will you be able to consider yourself a religious being…
A religious soul…
For me, sanātana-dharma is the word that most faithfully expresses the true meaning of religion…I have never been able to find a term that expresses my message more accurately. …The word sanātana means “eternal”… and dharma is sometimes translated as “duty”. However, if we go to the etymological meaning of the word, we will find the root dhri, which means “to maintain”. To be more precise, I would say that dhri means that which maintains everything that is harmonious. That is, each thing is supported or maintained by an essential quality within itself….In other words, dharma is the essential or inherent nature of something, which constitutes its very reason for being…
For example, the dharma of water is to be wet, of salt-to be salty, of sugar- to be sweet…
Hinduism, for me, is the search… the discovery of the eternal, essential quality within you… the inherent… the existential, the authentic….
Sanātana-dharma is the search for your eternal essence, for that which maintains your existence… for what has never been lost… It is to remember what you have never known… It is to go after the illogical, the impossible…
It is to discover yourself… because only by uncovering yourself, will you live from the real…
As long as you remain as a mere collection of other people’s ideas, you will always be the false…the illusion…. māyā.
Because to discover yourself is to discover reality, truth, life, existence…
To discover yourself is consciousness discovering itself…
Just like the word says… to “dis-cover” is to go beyond what covers you… Ceto darpana marjanam…
Dharma is the duty to be… the only thing you can really be…
Many are those who approach religion in order to find…
However, I must tell you that religion is not merely a question of finding…
This message and my words are not meant to put in your hands what you seek to find ……
But rather, to inspire you to investigate…
To search as someone who in the depths of his soul feels the need to discover….
To follow the path without any aim to reach a certain place, or to gain anything in particular…..because blessed are the souls who find, without giving up the search….