Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 11.15.

Chapter-11.The Sport of the Infinite-15.
  ( Rasa-Lila message given on the 22nd of October, 1972.)

The soul has gone crazy, as it were. It has gone mad in its pursuit of God who cannot be seen through the senses. To carry fire with a piece of straw is impossible. But the soul tries to contain Infinity in its finite mind.

The impossible attempt of the soul to limit the universality of God into the finitude of the mind is Samsaric activity and the pleasures of sense, the titillation of the nerves and the itching of consciousness. But these cannot satisfy us, because we will not be satisfied until we get what we are asking for. And the 'we', the real 'I', is the soul within which asks for the Soul without. The soul in the human being asks for the Over-soul, the Infinite.

We are asking for the Over-soul. The finite is asking for the Infinite, because the finite cannot be satisfied with any number of finite objects.

The riches of the whole earth cannot satisfy a single soul, because the soul is an expression of the Infinite which is One, and the objects are finite though they are many in number.
Swami Krishnananda
  To be continued ...

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