The sun is the most extraordinary being in the whole of our solar system – Believe me, there is no greater happiness than the happiness of the sun. Without worrying about whether anyone benefits from its gifts or not, it continues to give. Such an attitude is unheard of amongst human beings. As soon as they see that they are not appreciated, they stop giving. This is the love of human beings: they always expect gratitude and gifts from others. But the sun expects nothing.
Of course, I realize that most people will think that it is crazy to talk of the sun in this way. They believe that the sun can neither think nor feel. And yet the sun is the most extraordinary being in the whole of our solar system. Of course it thinks and feels and acts; it is alive. And the earth, too! Nobody realizes that the earth is an intelligent being with millions of workers constantly at work.
Children are right to talk to stones, trees and flowers, they are all alive
In the view of official science, everything is lifeless and mindless except man. Only man, this poor little pygmy, is capable of thought! When I talk about the sun and compare it with human beings, people look at me and think, ‘Poor fellow, he is in his second childhood!’ Yes, because only children think that everything is alive. They talk to stones, trees and flowers because, for them, they are all alive.
Well, children are right to think this. In fact, they are the only ones who are right because they are the only ones who attribute life to everything that exists. Later, as they get older, they are told that nature is dead, and they too become dead. That is the end of them, death takes over.
So now, let me tell you something of vital importance: if you want to be truly alive, attribute life to everything around you – to crystals, trees, mountains, the sky, the sun, everything. Consider that everything is alive and intelligent – more so than you, in fact. In this way you will, at last, make progress.
I think of the sun as a living being, yes it is my teacher
Such is our psychology. As long as human beings imagine that they are the only creatures capable of thought, that nothing else thinks or understands or feels anything, they will never make any progress. The sun is the most intelligent of beings.
If you are astonished by what I say about it, it is because you have always thought of the sun as a body without life. Whereas, because I think of it as a living being, it teaches me a great many things. Yes, the sun is my teacher. This is the truth, and one day the whole world will know it.‘
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
To be continued…
From a lecture given at The Bonfin, August 4, 1965
Complete Works Volume 18, Jnana Yoga Vol 2
Chapter 2, Spiritual Work