These rivers, my dear son, flow towards the east, the western towards the west. They go from sea to sea. They become the sea itself. These rivers do not know that they are nothing but the sea.

– Uddalaka Aruni, Chandogya Upanishad

Often we are disturbed by the suffering and harsh nature of life, I believe that true realisation has the potential to free us from the harsh conditions life often presents. Uddalaka Aruni here is teaching his son, who he really is. In beautifully poetic way he teaches us all of our higher nature, to go beyond narrow designations and see our highest self.

Caste, class, nationality, profession all of these are designations but the highest understanding is that we are all the same, we are all one, and only with this understanding can we truly reach our highest potential.

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