In our minds, “If” occupies a lot of space. The unconscious mind chatters, “If only the other person I live with would change, if only I could be richer and afford that…” “If” allures man all the time. “If” makes sure you cling to your expectations and your thoughts that all solutions are somewhere else.

There is a story of the Wise mystic of the East who said, “All that you are seeking and searching, yearning and craving is RIGHT HERE AND NOW.” The student asked, “Then why can’t we see and why can’t we find?” The Wise mystic replied, “Because YOU ARE ELSEWHERE!”

Your “Ifs” have become a condition, a film on your mind. Your “Ifs” are leading you elsewhere. They create this thick coating that never allows the mind to see with its natural brilliance. The mind cannot shine as a clear, clean space that is without contamination or coloration.

However, through the practice of meditation, Wisdom is born. Wisdom is to see things clearly without mind’s conditional coloration. It is the light of the Soul, the beacon of the inner world, that brings you to the here and now, nowhere else. All duality is the play of mind, for when you attain to Wisdom and become wise, you will see all differences, divisiveness, discrimination, conflicts and confusions dissolve into all-pervasive Consciousness. You become One with the Eternal Source. It is only Wisdom that can show us our hypocrisies and our illusions of life. It is the light of awareness. Wisdom is our inner Guru who holds our hands and takes us beyond the illusive perception of the ignorance of duality and misery in life. Wisdom is our true trustworthy friend, philosopher and guide within. Wisdom takes us beyond the haze of “Ifs” to the land of equanimity (sthitha prajna), of peace and bliss.

The sages say those who have seen that Light beyond all darkness become the embodiment of the light of Wisdom. Wisdom is the Seer and Sage within you. When you see light in the midst of darkness, light even in the shadow, then know that your inner sage is helping you. You are in Satsang (in the company of the highest truth).

The Universal Intelligence created man with the ultimate gift of not just intelligence, but also intuition, not just knowledge, but also seeds of Wisdom. Knowledge is up-datable. As we see in the world of science, every day research proves the previous theory was incomplete. The frontiers of knowledge thus keep expanding. But Wisdom is based on Reality, which is “What Is,” hence, it does not need any upgrades. It is the clarity of mind, the depth of inner vision, the purity of the Soul from whence emanates its perennial flow, which is Wisdom.

Our movement is from knowledge to Wisdom. From the changeable to the unchangeable. Reality is the gift of mindfulness and prayerful meditation. Keep persevering; he who walks reaches, for the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Rejoice at every tiny step for you are closer to your Goal!!


All Wisdom belongs to your Self. Once you are closer to the Self within, that is the God within, Wisdom will flow out of you, too, as much as it flows even from the smallest innocent children and the awakened children of God. Once you move into that zone of love relationship with the Divine, all your expectations, responsibilities, and aspirations are continually guided by the divine Wisdom that flows from within, lighting your path of life. Your “Ifs” will dissolve, for all Wisdom will flow out of that golden silence of the Soul.

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Comment by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari on November 14, 2012 at 9:43am

Thank you Dawn! Susan and Baba

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