September 25

It’s Never Too Late

Question: During my life I have spent most of my time in ignorance and selfishness. Only now do I realize that the most important thing is to seek God only. Could I hope that one day the inner joy will also happen inside me, or is it too late in this life?

Sri Gurudev: It sounds as if you are 99 years old! It’s never too late to realize the Truth. Our age is not limited to the age of the body. Remember that. You will never be spared until you realize. It’s a sort of compulsory education. You cannot quit school and get out of it. Wherever you go, there will be a classroom. There will be a teacher waiting to teach you. You have to learn it today or tomorrow or next year or in the next life or after ten lives. That means after ten bodies. Until we learn the Truth, we will be given body after body after body.

So how can you say it’s too late? It’s never too late. At the same time, know that it doesn’t really take that much time to save yourself, or to know God, or to know the Truth. If your life is filled with dedication and renunciation, there’s nothing to color or cover your vision. And when your vision becomes clear, you immediately experience the Truth.

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