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VACHANA IN ENGLISH
We put our eyes to good use. We make every effort to see beautiful places, people and things. We enjoy them and talk about how beautiful they are and sometime even add color to our expression of what we saw. Allama Prabhu says that all this is great, but the most important sight is within us. Have we made any effort to see our self? If we have not, according to Allama Prabhu, we are blind!
We put our ears to good use. We make every effort to hear musicians perform. We enjoy listening to good speakers. But, have we made an effort to hear ourselves? If not, we are deaf according to Allama Prabhu.
We are fond of talking about all the things we know and don’t know. We often are more interested in impressing the listener than paying attention to how deeply we have understood what we talk about. Allama Prabhu says that when we talk, we should talk about our true self. Our talk should reflect what we truly are. If not, we are dumb.
What is seeing our self, hearing our self and speaking of our true self? It is essentially returning to our dwelling, to our own land and to our own form; returning to our true innate self. It is said that the soul is inherently pure. Our experiences and exposure to the ways of the world hide this purity and bliss that is within us. Seeing, hearing and speaking of our self is the process of rediscovering that purity and innocence. It is returning to the child we once were. It is the spiritual journey to find Him within us. It is returning to our pure nature un-wavered by the influences of the mundane world.