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The Heart is the Self


Maurice Frydman: Sri Bhagavan speaks of the heart as the seat of Consciousness and as identical with
the Self. What does the heart exactly signify?

Bhagavan: The question about the heart arises because you are interested in seeking the source of consciousness.
To all deep-thinking minds, the enquiry about the ‘I’ and its nature has an irresistible fascination. Call it by any
name, God, Self, the heart or the seat of Consciousness, it is all the same. The point to be grasped is this, that
Heart means the very core of one’s being, the Centre, without which there is nothing whatsoever.

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