Thursday, November 18, 2004
Brahman is indivisible, and Atman is Brahman. Atman is not separated from Brahman to become a "drop," it is the whole Brahman known to an individual life.
There was never any separation. There is only apparent separation. It's a mirage, not a difference in location.
Seeing ourselves as these "drops" puts a layer of symbolic thinking between personal and impersonal awareness, keeping personal from opening up to see what's always been present, the impersonal truth.
Breaking the bonds and opening awareness would be the trick. I guess that's what spiritual practice is about. However, even with those bonds we think need breaking, we are always right here, in front of our noses, as Brahman.