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There is no profoundness to your life unless you realize the mortal nature of who you are. You are profound if you have become eternal. You’re profound if you become Anaadhi, or profoundness will enter you at least when you realize the mortal nature of who you are.
Two men over 80 years of age were at a place. One, looking at the last name of the other guy, recognized him and said, “Weren’t you in WWII?” He said, “Yes.” So the first guy asked, “What battalion?” So he told him the name of the battalion, where he was in Europe. And the first guy said, “Don’t you recognize me? We were in the same foxhole.” Oh, they hit it off. They talked and talked and talked.
They each saw about 40 minutes of action in the war. That’s all they actually saw; 40 minutes of intense fighting is all they faced in their journey into WWII, and the war ended. But for those 40 minutes, they spoke for over four hours. And then, when they exhausted everything that they could speak about, one asked the other, “Okay, since the war, what have you been doing?” He said, “Oh, I’ve just been a salesman.”
These 60 years, he’s just been a salesman, but those 40 minutes – so profound – you can discuss for hours and hours because your mortality is hanging right there in front of you, every moment. Every bullet that went by -“zing- zing!” – it is mortality just missing you by inches.
So one who has not realized the eternal nature – he must at least realize the mortal nature. Only when he realizes the mortal nature and confronts it, the longing to go beyond becomes a genuine force. Otherwise, all spiritual process is just bad entertainment. I don’t even call it good entertainment. It’s just entertainment in bad taste.
We are here at Anaadhi; a determined band of seekers is making a serious effort to take a dip into their eternal nature, the beginningless or the non-physical. One who is cleansed by this dip into the eternal nature of creation, the core element of our creation, is beyond the limitations of a mortal coil. May you know the bliss of the eternal.[/translate]