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Who am I? Whence is this widespread 'Samsara'. i.e, flow of births and deaths? These, the wise should enquire into diligently, soon-nay, now.

~ Mahopanishad, IV. 21

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Learn that Yoga, by practising which the mind held within itself rejoices, the self seeing the Self, delights in the Self.

~ VI

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' Dakshinamurty Stotra '

Salutations to the feet of the Guru Sri Dakshinamurti, who sees within himself the entire universe, which resembles the image of a city in a mirror, which appears to be outside of him just as objects seen in a dream are outside the dreamer, but which merges into himself in the state of Realisation - for then he sees the Self alone, just as the awakened dreamer sees himself alone and not the objects he dreamt of.

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Once you turn inward, you will find infinite expansion within yourself.

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"So, today we will start our journey by having darshan of Buddha where Buddha started teaching the great Science of Completion. Buddha is the embodiment of Completion and we all Hindus should start respecting and feeling one with Buddhism. It is just like our different Hindu traditions. See, Sanatana Hindu Dharma gives you such a beautiful space, your ishta nishta, your sincerity towards your chosen ideal never gets diluted, disturbed, by imbibing the great truths from various traditions. "
"Buddha is one of the greatest incarnations who happened on Planet Earth, who shared the Science of Enlightenment. I tell you, he is responsible for keeping still the Science of Enlightenment alive on Planet Earth. "

May 2014

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Bhakti is love. It is romance. It can't be just going to the temple for an hour. It is a romance you can never forget for an instant. It's a real romance with your own Self. If you surrender to the divine, your work is done. Surrender or inquire.

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RESPONSIBILITY AND ACTIVE ENQUIRY

There is a fine line between being truly open to the guidance of a spiritual teacher and regressing into a childish relationship where you abdicate your adulthood and project all wisdom and divinity onto the teacher. Each person needs to find a mature balance, being truly and deeply open to their spiritual guide without abdicating all of their authority.
The same can be applied to a spiritual teaching. A spiritual teaching is a finger pointing toward Reality; it is not Reality itself. To be in a true and mature relationship with a spiritual teaching requires you to apply it, not simply believe in it. Belief leads to various forms of fundamentalism and shuts down the curiosity and inquiry that are essential to open the way for awakening and what lies beyond awakening. A good spiritual teaching is something that you work with and apply. In doing so, it works on you (often in a hidden way) and helps reveal to you the Truth (and falseness) that lies within you.

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Your home should not be a place to stuck in, but a place to grow in.

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Make the effort to please God first. It is impossible to please all. I try never to displease anybody. I do my best and that is all I can do. My first aim is to please God. I use my hands to pray in adoration before Him, my feet to seek Him everywhere, my mind to think of Him as always present. Every throne of thought must be occupied by God-God as peace, God as love, God as kindness, God as understanding, God as compassion, God as wisdom. This is the only thing that I have come to tell you. Naught else.

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When difficult circumstances arise in life, don't run away in fear. Rather, kindle the love within and try to overcome them.

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Life is not in our activity, not in our possessions, and not in what we touch, taste, see, or smell. You are life – the rest are things.

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Language is only a medium for communicating one’s thoughts to another. It is called in only after thoughts arise; other thoughts arise after the ‘I-thought’ rises; the ‘I-thought’ is the root of all conversation. When one remains without thinking one understands another by means of the universal language of silence.

Silence is ever-speaking; it is a perennial flow of language; it is interrupted by speaking. These words obstruct that mute language. There is electricity flowing in a wire. With resistance to its passage, it glows as a lamp or revolves as a fan. In the wire it remains as electric energy. Similarly also, silence is the eternal flow of language, obstructed by words.

What one fails to know by conversation extending to several years can be known in a trice in Silence, or in front of Silence - e.g., Dakshinamurti, and his four disciples.

That is the highest and most effective language.

Talk 246

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Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself.

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Don’t believe your thoughts.
‘I am the body’ is a thought.
‘I am the mind’ is a thought.
‘I am the doer’ is a thought.
Worry is only a thought.
Fear is only a thought.
Death is only a thought.
Watch your thoughts,
Give attention to your thoughts.
Just by giving attention to your thoughts & letting them go,
they lose the ability to convince you about anything or make you suffer.
What used to feel like a rope earlier is now only a burnt rope. It has no power.

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The seat of Realization is within and the seeker cannot find it as an object outside him. That seat is bliss and is the core of all beings. Hence it is called the Heart.

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THE DESIRE TO DISCUSS SPIRITUALITY MUST ALSO COME TO AN END

Visitor : Sitting in Maharaj’s presence, I had a certain bodily experience. How should I understand this?

Maharaj: In trying to understand the experience, whatever significance your words and concepts give to it will be acceptable to you. But that is not knowledge.

That is why I am not very keen to ask people to stay for any extended period of time, because if you stay long you will not be able to understand. In the course of your initial eight or ten days, whatever is somewhat understood will first have to be properly digested; until then any further talks will not be absorbed. Assuming that a person is knowledgeable, then what happens is this: having left this place , he will not be able to remain alone for long. He craves company to whom he can deliver goods of spirituality. He likes to seek out somebody with whom he can talk and discuss spirituality; otherwise he feels very unhappy. Will you feel happy and satisfied if you don’t encounter other sadhakas?

A question was asked whether it was not necessary for a serious seeker to go through this stage where one likes to dole out whatever knowledge one has, to share it with others? My answer was that this is a part of the process, but that it also must come to an end, this desire to discuss and exchange views on spirituality.

The highest state is the unborn state, in which there is no experience.

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You are timelessly free.
You are the Self now, but you must recognise this deep inside your heart.
Don’t listen to the devious mind for he has never really served the Truth.
You have to strike him at his root now.
Put the axe at the root and cut him.
Feel no compassion for him, for he is busy arranging a womb for your next birth.

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We want to lead mankind to the place where there is neither the Vedas, nor the Bible, nor the Koran; yet this has to be done by harmonizing the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran. Mankind ought to be taught that religions are but the varied expressions of THE RELIGION, which is Oneness, so that each may choose that path that suits him best. (VI.416)

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Be moral. Be brave. Be a heart-whole man - strictly moral, brave unto desperation. Don't bother your head with religious theories. Cowards only sin, brave men never, no, not even in mind. (V.3)

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The only definition that can be given of morality is this: That which is selfish is immoral, and that which is unselfish is moral. ( I.110 )

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My ideal indeed can be put into a few words and that is: to preach unto mankind their Divinity, and how to make it manifest in every movement of life.
( VII.501 )

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Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all - Love.
( VI.281 )

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Ramalinga described several successive transformations:

1. The transformation of the mortal human body into the "Suddha deham", or "Perfect body", achieved by universal spiritual communion and devotion to God.
2. The transformation of the "Suddha deham" into the "Pranava deham" or "Body of Grace and Light".
3. The transformation into the "Gnana deham" or "Body of Wisdom", into the body of God Supreme.

In many verses Ramalinga sings of how his "impure body" of "impure elements" was transformed into a pure body of pure elements, called a "Swarna deham" or "Golden body" of immeasurable carats.

"Oh God! The Eternal Love, just to bestow upon me the golden body, you, the Universal Love have merged with my heart. Allowing Yourself to be infused in me, Oh Supreme Love, You with the Light of Grace have alchemised my body"
- Canto 6, chapter 1, verse 480

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Oh Lord of Life. What is the use of repeating my humble desires when you know my mind? When will all the world , realizing the universal spiritual communion, enjoy eternal happiness devoid of miseries and death? When shall I, on seeing their joy, be happy?
( Canto 2' chapter 23, verse 10 )

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Krinvato Vishwam Aryam
( Make this World Noble )

~ Rig Veda

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Why should I narrate the painful yearnings when You are the witness of all my sufferings all along and when You are pervading within and outside my mind both internally and externally?

~ Canto 6, chapter 139, verse 78

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