Then strangely, if you become aware of this dialogue, the dialogue stops. And once the dialogue stops, you transcend thought. The ultimate - or the truth or what we call divine or what we call unconditional love - all those terms refer to something which is beyond thought. Thought cannot capture it.
Thought is only mechanical, it is repetitive. It is essentially the past flowing through the present into the future. So you have to go beyond thought if you are to come face to face with what you call the divine, or to truly experience unconditional love or limitless joy. You have got to transcend thought.
Now when you become intensely aware, (that is what they call 'in the heat of attention'), the dialogue stops. When that dialogue stops, thought ceases, all conflict ceases. The mind becomes very, very quiet. At that moment, there is a great benediction.
~ Sri Bhagavan
Founder of Oneness University
Excerpt from 9/20/14 webcast darshan with Belgium
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