Thought for the Day

Friday 11 September

As butter lies hidden within milk,
The Self is hidden in the hearts of all.
Churn the mind through meditation on it;
Light your fire through meditation on it:
The Self, all whole, all peace, all certitude.

— Amritabindu Upanishad

Eknath Easwaran's Commentary

Meditation enables us to understand the teachings of the scriptures and apply them in our daily life. It is meditation that reveals the inner Self dwelling in all things.

But the practice of meditation is like a long journey: some days we make wonderful progress, and others we seem barely able to go one step. Like a veteran traveler who knows the road, when we gain a little experience of the benefits, we’ll look forward to our meditation period. We’ll sit down for meditation with eagerness and enthusiasm each day.

The Thought for the Day is today's entry from Eknath Easwaran's Words to Live By.