3rd January, 1936
Dr. Mohammed Hafiz Syed, a Muslim Professor of Persian and Urdu in the University of Allahabad, asked: " What is the purpose of this external manifestation?"
Maharshi: This manifestation had induced your question.
D.: True. I am covered by maya . How to be free from it?
Maharshi: Who is covered by maya? Who wants to be free?
D.: Master, being asked `Who?', I know that it is ignorant me , composed of the senses, mind and body. I tried this enquiry `Who?' after reading Paul Brunton's book. Three or four times I was feeling elated and the elation lasted sometime and faded away. How to be established in `I'? Please give me the clue and help me.
Maharshi: That which appears anew must also disappear in due course.
D.: Please tell me the method of reaching the eternal Truth.
Maharshi: You are That. Can you ever remain apart from the Self? To be yourself requires no effort since you are always That.
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