Kathopanishad - Episode 49

Stop Blaming Or Praising Others (Including God)

The ātman is the screen on which everything is playing. Our experiences of happiness, sorrow, anger, frustration, excitement and dejection play on this screen through the function of our mind.

Sadguru reminds us to be very careful about what we see, taste, hear, smell, touch, say or even think about. All these constitute that which leads eventually to our karma (action).

Even though the senses are functioning because of brahman alone, still we will not be able to understand brahman through them. A subtler, sharper, more discriminating mind will immediately know that if the movie is playing, there has to be a screen behind it.

Therefore, Sadguru tells us to see brahman in every experience of life, but at the same time, understand that it is not brahman in its purest entirety. That can only be understood when all these experiences stop completely.

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