The Edge of Infinity

When I was eight years of age I had a dream, a very lucid and vivid dream, that repeated itself over a period of some weeks.

I dreamed that in my search for Truth I traveled endlessly into space passing uncountable stars and galaxies. Eventually, I reached the edge of the universe. There I found a huge brick wall!! I started to pull away some of the bricks to see what was behind. What did I find? …. an infinitely thick brick wall! Therefore I hadn’t reached the edge of the universe or the limit of Infinity as I had ardently hoped. Even in my dream this was a shocking revelation, an impression that lingered after I woke up. Though it was more on the level of my subconscious, I realized that one could never reach the edge of Infinity, or know the extent of Infinity, by external endeavor.

It was some 20 years later, when I was initiated into the secrets of Yoga, that I came to know that, whilst one couldn’t reach the edge of Infinity externally, it is possible to know Infinity in the depths of one’s own Being.

Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati

Mandala Yoga Ashram, 1999.

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