Always have the meaning and the purpose of life in view. And experience that purpose and that meaning. You are That, that is the truth. You and the Universal are one; you and the Absolute are one; you and the Eternal are one. You are not the individual, the particular, the temporary. Feel this. Know this. Act in conformity with this. Someone came to Ramana Maharshi and asked him thus : "Swami! I have been doing intense dhyana for the last 18 years, but I have failed to realise the ideal on which my dhyana is concentrated. How many more years should I continue?" Ramana answered, "It is not a question of certain number of years. You have to continue dhyana until the awareness that you are doing dhyana disappears." "Forget the ego; let it melt and merge with all its layers of consciousness."
- Baba -