How to arrive at your FISU Teaching Centre
Length of Introductory Talk: 75 Minutes
Please use the map below to locate the centre.
Car Parking: Yes
Where: On Street
Nearest Bus Stop:
On Bus Route: 511, 510
Time to Centre from Bus Stop: 10 minutes walk
Nearest Overground Station: Harlow Mill
Time to Centre from Overground Station: 15 minutes
Nearest Underground Station: Epping
Underground Line: Central
Time to Centre from Underground Station: 15 minutes
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Now, the [reason] we want to reach enlightenment is that consciously or unconsciously every person is seeking for happiness. Happiness as we understand it is only a grosser expression of the inherent joy or bliss that is within us. Now, that joy and bliss that is within us, the Kingdom of Heaven which is within, that which is within us, is forever wanting to express itself. As with everything else, if you observe around you the workings of nature, everything is forever trying to express itself. The seed tries to express itself in the form of the flower. The flower tries to express itself in the form of the fragrance it sends forth. Like that, in every way there is this essence that is the Divine power that is forever wanting to express itself.
What happens to man is this, that he has conditioned his mind through various experiences of this lifetime, perhaps previous lifetimes. He has conditioned or patterned his mind in such a way that he has created blocks to the expression of his real inner self. Now, as he removes the blocks, as he removes the veils, the more and more can the Divinity within be expressed. Now, you do not need to consciously express the Divinity and say, “Ah, Divinity, come out. Divinity, come out. Divinity, come out.” No. You have to create the conditions for the Divinity to shine. You can use the analogy of a light bulb. You take the light bulb and wrap around it various pieces of cloth so that the light does not shine through. Now, as we slowly unravel or take off these various coverings, more and more light is shining through. The light is forever there, but it is we that have to remove these veils, remove these coverings, until all the coverings are removed and the light stands in its naked glory. That is enlightenment. Enlightenment light. It is there. It is there. It does not require development. It requires unfoldment.