When it begins
by Michael Colantoni
When you begin to perceive the evanescent nature of this world, when you begin to see that there can be no reality in that which ever changes, then only does life release you from her clutches of pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow. When you realise that life is a ceaseless dream, then alone will her mesmerising charm cease to grip you, then alone are you liberated from the prison-house of circumstance you have built around yourself. The scales fall from your eyes and you behold the truth: that you are spirit which cannot change, that you are spirit which cannot decay, that you are spirit which cannot die, that you are life eternal and omnipotent.
Selvarajan Yesudian: Self-Reliance Through Yoga – Thoughts and Aphorisms 1963/1975