Who are you? Discovering your identity
What is your essence? Is it matter - a mere collection of material atoms and molecules? Or is it something else?
The body is yours - but it is not you. The body is a garment that you are wearing, a machine that you are using, a vehicle that you are driving. The body is your possession. Just as a person does not identify himself as being the shirt he is wearing, he also should not identify himself with the body that he is wearing.
SRILA SIDDHASWARUPANANDA PARAMAHAMSA
If you identify your body as yourself, you will try to satisfy yourself by trying to satisfy your body. You'll think, "I am the body and I want to be happy, I want to be satisfied." Thus, you'll try to satisfy the belly, the tongue, the genitals, the ears, the eyes, the nose, and so on, believing that this will bring you the inner satisfaction and happiness you crave.
But sense gratification does not satisfy. This is further evidence that you are not the body. No matter how much sense pleasure you have, you are still never satisfied within.
SCIENCE OF IDENTITY FOUNDATION
Mantra Meditation & Self Realisation
Mantra meditation has been practiced since time immemorial by saints and sages for the purpose of uncovering one's real identity and enabling a person to experience deep inner happiness and peace. There are many ways to practice mantra meditation but the easiest and most joyful is through the practice of Kirtan where the mantras are sung in the company of others, sometimes accompanied by music, melody and even dance. Explore this online library of mantra meditation music.
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