“I will with exactness begin to explain the essence of Divinity. Listen closely…
___ 1) I have two aspects, a lower and a higher.
___ 2) My lower aspect is the realm of nature, which has eight basic components: earth, water, fire, air, space, mind intellect, and ego. All eight belong to nature (prakriti), including the last three, which are the more subtle ones.
___ 3) My higher aspect is the realm of spirit (referred to as purusha), the mysterious life force, the consciousness in all beings.
___ 4) The co-mingling of these two aspects – nature (inert matter) and spirit (life consciousness) – is the source of the entire universe and of life itself! All of it will finally dissolve into Me.
___ 5) I am Pure Consciousness, the underlying essence of all elements and beings. Nothing whatsoever exists separate from Me.
___ 6) There is no power in the cosmos that does not emanate from Me and belong to Me.
___ 7) I am the innate nature of everything!
___ 8) In pure water I am the sweet taste.
___ 9) In the sun and moon I am the radiance.
___10) In the very center of human beings I live as virility and courage.
__11) I am the sacred word Om (indicative of the Divine), and I am the sound of Om heard throughout the universe.
___12) I am the slight delicate scent, the sweet fragrance of earth.
___13) I am the brilliance in both fire and sun.
___14) I am the light of Divinity in all beings.
___15) I am the subtle spirit in spiritual practices—the love in devotees, the austerity in ascetics, the sweet sense of charity in givers.
___16) I am the primordial seed of all entities.
___17) I am the power of discrimination (buddhi) in the intelligent.
___18) I am the splendor within resplendent beings and things.
___19) I am the might and vigor of the strong.
___20) As I am beyond any hint of attachment, I am the power in unselfish desires.
___21) I am the subtle force in all good actions that puts them in harmony with the welfare of humanity.
___22) I am the innate urge to help others.
___23) The entire universe is suspended from Me as if I were the central thread in a necklace of jewels, the subtle but very real power holding it all together.”
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