Is there any freedom? If so, where is it? There is freedom. It lives in our
conscious surrender to the Supreme?s Will. Our unreserved surrender is our
infallible oneness with the Supreme. Since the Supreme is the Infinite Freedom,
we, in essence, cannot be otherwise.<br>
It was Marlowe who said:<br>
It lies not in our power to love or hate,<br>
For will in us is over-ruled by fate.<br>
This is true only when our fate is determined by the ego?s extremely limited
dictates. This deplorable fate of ours undergoes a radical transformation?stark
bondage is transformed into boundless freedom?when we, with our ever-mounting
aspiration-flame, live in the soul?s unlimited and all-powerful Will. What
we have within and what we see without is the consciousness of the evolving,
expanding and radiating freedom. No matter what kind of freedom it gives
us, physical or spiritual, this freedom is not just to succeed bondage or
even to replace bondage, but to transform the very breath of bondage into
freedom?s Immortality. And this is freedom, as a world-figure once remarked,
without quotation marks.<br>
Sri Chinmoy&nbsp;