There Is Oil in the Sesame

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There Is Oil in the Sesame
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date unknown
Topic Churning the mind through sadhana
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 34
Location in Sarkarverse
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There Is Oil in the Sesame is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. This discourse is the first chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 34.[1]


He lies hidden in everything, like oil in sesame seeds, like ghee in curd, like water in streambeds, like fire in wood. Only those who adhere strictly to satya and perform spiritual practices can churn the mind and realize the Supreme Entity out of it.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by saying that the Supreme Entity lies hidden within our inner "I" feeling like oil in sesame. Sadhana is the practice through which the mind becomes pure and subtle so that the Supreme within is revealed. Anandamurti then says that Parama Purusa is so big that He is beyond the scope of measurement and so tiny that one cannot perceive Him with one's eyes. Anandamurti goes on explaining that if one thinks the Supreme Entity to be far away, then He is even further away; and if one thinks Him to be near, then He is nearer than the nearest. He lies hidden within, and we are to search for Him in our meditation.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 34 
Preceded by
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 34
With: There Is Oil in the Sesame
Succeeded by
The Best Process