Self-realization is the ultimate stage of self-confidence. It is the
conclusion of self-development. When we attain that blissful state,
we will know that all beauty, all joy, and all peace lie within us.
The answers to all questions are within. For we are ourselves the answer.
In the light of our expanded awareness, we will see that we are indeed
To achieve the blissful state of divine vision we must cultivate true
self-satisfaction. Satisfaction is contentment. It eliminates desire
and allows us to see the unity of creation. When we grasp the vision
of unity, we are able to sacrifice the small ego-self that limits our
loyalty and sympathy. Then we can assume our true identity as God ---the
life force behind all we see.
You should develop self-confidence, and with that you will
get self-satisfaction. Once you acquire self-satisfaction, you will
be able to show self-sacrifice, and this will result in self-realization.
Self-realization thus ultimately depends on the base of self-confidence.
Summer Showers 1973
The flower that God loves which leads us to the realization of Bliss.
The flower has 8 petals:
- Ahimsa Non-violence not to cause harm to any living being through
thought, words and deed.
- Control of senses
- Compassion to all living beings
- Kshama forbearance
- Shanthi peace
- Tapas sacrifice the coordination of thought, word and deed is
- Dhyana meditation
- Sathya truth.