A collection of 30 immortal letters - 29

A collection of 30 immortal letters - 29

Authentic Being - Through Meditation

Beloved Dhyana Siddhi, Love. It is tragic but true that few people ever possess their souls. They possess everything except themselves. And, then, naturally they just become a thing among their other things. And the possessor becomes the possessed. "Nothing is more rare in any man," says Emerson, "than an act of his own". But this is just what can be expected. Because, no one is ones own. No one is oneself. Most people are other people. They are not living - but only acting roles given to them by others. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions. And, their faces are just masks. They are faceless. They have no authentic being at all. There lives: a mimicry. And, their passions: a quotation. Break this vicious circle otherwise you will never BE. Break this through meditation. And, it cannot be broken by anything else. Because through mind it cannot be broken. And except meditation, all else is mind. Mind is the prison. Meditation: The Door. And the only door. (To: Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York, U.S.A.) 19- 4 -1971