Turn the MIND away from OBJECTS. New MJ Awakening Blog

Siddharameshwar Maharaj

Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj (1888-1936)


“Your mind is engrossed in the objects created by Illusion (Maya). This includes even the body. As long as your mind is involved in Maya you have the concepts of “you” and “I.” The whole struggle in Illusion is because you want the body only to get what the mind considers to be “good.”

Because you devote your mind to this struggle, the world exists. Because there are students, there are teachers. If the students go away, for whom is the teacher? Because there is objective knowledge, “you” exist. How can the Lord pervade the body in which “you” (the ego) have taken residence? How can one sheath contain two swords?

How can God occupy that place where “I” is? To those who aspire to attain Brahman, can worthless objects be useful? You should not even think of Illusion as being good or bad. This is what is called detachment. When everything from an atom to Lord Brahma, and all wealth and prosperity is false, how can it be good or bad?

When the mental inclination turns away from worldly desires, it naturally turns towards the Self. How can one who thinks of objects all the time get the “Knowledge of Brahman”?

-Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj


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