Our Connection With God (Blog Series) – Part 6

Continued …

It is possible that sometimes we do not perceive the things even when they are present.
Aaruni asked Shvetaketu, “Put this salt into the water and come to me tomorrow morning”.

Next morning Shvetaketu went to Aaruni.

“Son, Bring only the salt which you had put into the water”.

Obviously, Shvetaketu could not see the salt in the water.

“Son, the salt has got totally disloved in the water, therefore you are not able to see it. Now, take a sip from the top portion of the water.”
Shvetaketu took a sip from the top portion of the water.
“How is it?”
“Its salty”, replied Shvetaketu.
“Now take a sip from the middle portion of the water”, asked Aaruni.
“How is it?”
“Its salty”, replied Shvetaketu.
“Now take a sip from the bottom portion of the water”, asked Aaruni.
“How is it?”
“Its salty”, replied Shvetaketu.
“Now throw the water and come to me”.
Shvetaketu threw the water and went back to his father,Aaruni.

“The salt was always there in that water and although you could not see it with naked eyes, it was still present there. Similarly, the existence is always present although you can not perceive it with naked eyes. But it is definitely present here.”.

“That subtle formless existence is the soul of all these things. That formless existence is the truth, that is the soul and O Shvetaketu! You are that!”

Having heard this Shvetaketu had a doubt that if that existence can not be perceived by naked eyes then how can we ever realize it?

So he asked his father Aaruni “O Father, please explain it to me again”. Aaruni said “ Ok Shvetaketu, I will explain it to you again”.

To be continued …

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