Sea and Waves are Water

Sea and Waves are One

Jivas (individuals), like waves in the sea, come into being, rise and fall, fight each other and die.

Striking against the seashore, waves recede, tired and worn out, seeking rest and peace. Likewise, Jivas seek the Supreme in various ways.

Waves have their birth, life and death in the sea itself, Jivas in the Lord.

Waves are nothing but water. So is the sea. Likewise, the Jiva and the Lord are nothing other than Sat, Chit, and Ananda.

When waves realize that the sea is their common support, all fight ceases.


Krishna Menon
from: Atma Darshan, verse 1.