Often people say, “be the same outside as what you are inside.” I ask you, how is this possible?
Inside you are a vast ocean, an infinite sky. Outside you are finite-just a small limited form, a normal stupid person!
All that you are inside - the love, the beauty, the compassion, the Divinity - doesn’t show up fully outside. What shows is only the crust of behaviours.
Ask yourself, “Am I really my behavioural patterns?” “Am I really this limited body/mind complex?” No... you are not the same inside as outside.
Don’t mistake the outer crust for who you are inside. And don’t show your infinite lordship outside for Divinity is not easily understood. Let there be some mystery.
Excerpts from the book An Intimate Note to the Sincere Seeker by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar www.artofliving.org