Monday, October 18, 2010


A teacher of Arithmetic met ShriMaharaj. ShriMaharaj said to him, "Worldly life, too, can be viewed in terms of arithmetic. Marriage should be looked upon as an addi­tion. To enjoy worldly pleasures except as a duty or a debt to the organs should be called subtraction. To have children is like multiplication, and dissipation of life that occurs with every breath should be looked upon as division. When the remainder reduces to zero with continu­ing division, one has to go, leaving worldly life. The con­summation of all this arithmetic is in one's recognizing of God. That recognition comes about by namasmarana. "