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 through. There are different ways of remembering Him constantly. By devotion to the Highest, we make a channel from us to Him that serves as a path to Him. When the way is cleaned of all dirt and refuse, there will be no difficulty to tread on it. The path is cleaner in proportion to our devotion. You receive a push from the heart, while meditating on Him, to impel you on the way. The dirt and refuse are our conflicting ideas. While meditating, if you secure even a temporary lull, that means you have gone a step further on the path. You will find the conflicting ideas disappearing, when you are on your way to the path. When you acquire a state of permanency in your meditation, touching the innermost plane, the idea of the Ultimate or God becomes quite near you.
While referring to this path to the Ultimate, saints have said ‘beyond and beyond'. When we speak thus, it sounds very well. But when we try to do it, things become a bit difficult, for due preparation is not there. ‘I' consciousness remains far and near, and it disappears also, if we do our abhyas devotedly. There is a common error almost everywhere, that they think ‘I' as an enemy. That is a negative attachment, which makes it hard and

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