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Pilgrimage to Self
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by Jinendra Swami

Copyright 1999 Jinendra Swami.

Jinendra Swami welcomes all queries from genuine seekers. His email address is His website is here.


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Be Responsible
To know Who am I?
If you want to know the Truth 
First find Who am i?

Am i   ...  ...  ...  ...   Mind ?
Am i   ...  ...  ...  ...   Atman ?
Am i  'That' right ...Now ? 
To know, just be  ...  Aware 
Be conscious of your  Self 
Go to the root of your i
And know that this i
Is nothing but an alibi 
Then, Who am I?

We Respect and have Faith in authority
So ... ... we Accept authority
We have 'No-Choice'
So ... ... we accept authority

Respect, Faith, No-choice
Are our psychological authorities 
Unknowingly we Create them as 'Our Master' 
Then voluntarily live life becoming its servant
We Refuse to See and Accept the Real Fact 
The Fact is  
Responsibility creates Anxieties   

We don't want any Anxieties
So we avoid Responsibility
See this fact as Fact
It May help you in your quest 
Who am I?

When we take shelter in 'Our Master'
It's to seek freedom from Anxieties
So 'Respect', 'Faith', 'No-choice' 
Is to let 'Our Master' act in our daily life
But we still continue to  live 
   in an 'illusion of freedom'
Thinking 'I make the Choice'

To come out of this illusion 
Know and See the Fact from fact 
Aren't you the Real and ultimate judge
 --  of your Own Being?
 --  of your Own Action?
 --  of your Own Truth?

When I accept 'authority'
Who decides to accept?
Who is Responsible for the imposition 
   of  'The authority' on myself?

Know that ... ... when
I act For Myself and By Myself
I truly become Responsible 
Then I am 'The Master' 
  of all  'the masters' 
In Each and Every action I Own   

Know that ... ... when I Act
'Reactions' are due to authority
But 'Actions' are from my own authority

Be Responsible
Know how to be in 'Yoga' 
Take full charge of your own life
Be Responsible with awareness
 --  For each action of your own
 --  Each behavior of your own
 --  Each thought of your own

'Yoga' of  body, mind, and Intellect
    is the way to be in Action
Liberation is then also possible
Through 'Actions' alone

Be Responsible
Be 100% Responsible
Then the secret of  'Nishkam Karma'
Will be revealed to you
If you really want to know the Truth 
Find out      
"Am I responsible for the 'fruit' of my Action?" 
The Truth will be revealed
On knowing, Who Am I?

Be aware and perceive rightly
Then the words come alive and become meaningful 
If not, they are like writings on water
Soon to disappear into meaninglessness!!

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