Thought for the Week – 16th May 2022 (3)

Like everything mental, the so-called law of causation contradicts itself. No thing in existence has a particular cause; the entire universe contributes to the existence of even the smallest thing; nothing could be as it is without the universe being what it is. When the source and ground of everything is the only cause of everything, to speak of causality as a universal law is wrong. The universe is not bound by its content, because its potentialities are infinite; besides it is a manifestation, or expression of a principle fundamentally and totally free.

-Nisargadatta

Thought of the Week – 16th May 2022

The ego would have you think that it’s responsible for your survival. Ego says, “If I wasn’t so clever . . . if I didn’t remind you to take your vitamins and all, you’d be deader than a mackerel.” The downside of duality, then, is it creates the illusion that there’s a separate I that is the cause of everything—that there’s a personal I, separate from the infinite oneness of totality. The core of the ego is this self-centered point, which one assumes to be the cause of everything. As long as you believe in causality, you are stuck in a duality of “a this causing a that.” The pathway to enlightenment through non-duality dissolves the opposites.

-David Hawkins