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10. I, the One only, am all this, beyond space and continuous. How can I see the Self as visible or hidden ?

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9. The mind indeed is of the form of space. The mind indeed is omnifaced. The mind is the past. The mind is all. But in reality there is no mind.

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8. I have no mental activity, good or bad; I have no bodily function, good or bad; I have no verbal action, good or bad. I am the nectar of Knowledge, beyond the senses, pure.

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7. I indeed am immutable and infinite and of the form of pure Intelligence. I do not know how or in relation to whom joy and sorrow exist.

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6. There is no doubt that I am that God who is the Self of all, indivisible, like the sky, naturally stainless.

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The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist. The old mind-pattern or mental habit may still survive and reoccur for a while because it has the momentum of thousands of years of collective human unconsciousness behind it, but every time it is recognized, it is weakened.

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Life without a reason, a purpose, a position… the mind is frightened of this because then “my life” is over with, and life lives itself and moves from itself in a totally different dimension. This way of living is just life moving. That’s all.


Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.

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Surrender your existence to existence.
Discover your spontaneity.
To entertain the belief that you know what you are going to do in the future or next week is a madness.
What a restriction, a limitation and a repression.
Life flows spontaneously and is infinitely greater than all your plans or intensions put together.
Why spoil it with hasty and vain projections?
Let it be whatever it will be. Give up trying to manipulate.
This is Freedom.

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All mortals have the Buddha-nature. But it is covered by darkness from which they can't escape. Our Buddha-nature is awareness: to be aware and to make others aware. To realize awareness is liberation.

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~ From " Outline of Practice "


Fourth, practicing the Dharma.
The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure. By this truth, all appearances are empty. Defilement and attachment, subject and object don't exist. The sutras say, " The Dharma includes no being because it's free from the impurity of being, and the Dharma includes no self because it's free from the impurity of self. " Those wise enough to believe and understand this truth are bound to practice the Dharma. And since that which is real includes nothing worth begrudging, they give their body, life, and property in charity, without regret, without the vanity of giver, gift, or recipient, and without bias or attachment. And to eliminate impurity they teach others, but without becoming attached to form. Thus, through their own practice they're able to help others and glorify the Way of Enlightenment. And as with charity, they also practice the other virtues. But while practicing the Six Virtues*** to eliminate delusion, they practice nothing at all. This is what's meant by practicing the Dharma.

***Six Virtues. The Paramitas, or "means to the other shore" : Charity, Morality, Patience, Devotion, Meditation , and Wisdom. All six must be practiced with detachment from the concepts of actor, action, and beneficiary .

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First, suffering injustice.
When those who search for the Path encounter adversity, they should think to themselves, " In countless ages gone by, I've turned from the essential to the trivial and wandered through all manner of existence, often angry without cause and guilty of numberless transgressions. Now, though I do no wrong, I'm punished by my past. Neither gods nor mean can foresee when an evil deed will bear it's fruit. I accept it with an open heart and without complaint of injustice." The sutras say, " When you meet with adversity don't be upset, because it makes sense." With such understanding you're in harmony with reason. And by suffering injustice you enter the Path.

~ From " Outline of Practice "

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~ From " Outline of Practice"

Many roads lead to the Path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice. To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion. Those who turn from delusion back to reality, who meditate on walls, the absence of self and other, the oneness of mortal and sage, and unspoken agreement with reason. Without moving, without effort, they enter, we say, by reason.
To enter by practice refers to four all-inclusive practices: suffering injustice, adapting to conditions, seeking nothing, and practicing the Dharma.

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~ From " Outline of Practice"

Third, seeking nothing.
People of this world are deluded. They are always longing for something - always, in a word, seeking. But the wise wake up. They choose reason over custom. They fix their minds on the sublime and let their bodies change with the seasons. All phenomena are empty. They contain nothing worth desiring. Calamity forever alternates with Prosperity. To dwell in the three realms is to dwell in a burning house. To have a body is to suffer. Does anyone with a body know peace ? Those who understand this detach themselves from all that exists and stop imagining or seeking anything. The sutras say, " To seek is to suffer. To seek nothing is bliss." When you seek nothing, you are on the Path.

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Second, adapting to conditions.
As mortals, we are ruled by conditions, not by ourselves. All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions. If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past. When conditions change, it ends. Why delight in it's existence ? But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes. Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.

~ From " Outline of Practice"

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5. The essence and the whole of Vedanta is this Knowledge, this supreme Knowledge: that I am by nature the formless, all-pervasive Self.

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4. All is verily the absolute Self. Distinction and nondistinction does not exist. How can I say, " It exists; it does not exist" ? I am filled with wonder!

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3. The universe composed of the five elements is like water in a mirage. Oh, to whom shall I make obeisance--I who am one and taintless ?

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2. How shall I salute the formless Being, indivisible, auspicious, and immutable, who fills all this with His Self and fills the self with His Self ?

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I never miss you all when I am away, because inwardly you are always with me now, and will be forevermore. Whether we are living here or pass through the portals of death, we shall always be together in God.

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Beloved, let me never imagine I am something.
Let me never forget I am nothing.
What grace you have showered upon my being.
To have filled this space with you.

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Ramana Maharshi: You can never find the mind through mind. Pass beyond it in order to find it non-existent.

Questioner: Then one must directly go to seek the ego. Is it so?

Ramana Maharshi: That's it. Mind, ego, intellect are all different names for one single inner organ (antahkarana). The mind is only the aggregate of thoughts. Thoughts cannot exist but for the ego. So all thoughts are pervaded by ego (aham). Seek wherefrom the `I' rises and the other thoughts will disappear.

~ from 'Talk 473'; 15th March, 1938

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Lord Krishna told his disciple Arjuna:
"You have the right to the way you perform your prescribed duty, but the resulting outcome is not under your command. May you continue the march of your duties, unmindful of the outcome"

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I often think of the great masters and imagine beings who have their depth of realization as magnificent mountain eagles, who soar above both life and death and see them for what they are, in all their mysterious, intricate interrelation.

To see through the eyes of the mountain eagle, the view of realization, is to look down on a landscape in which the boundaries that we imagined existed between life and death shade into each other and dissolve...

What is seen directly and with total understanding by the masters is flowing movement and unbroken wholeness. What we, in our ignorance, call “life” and what we, in our ignorance, call “death” are merely different aspects of that wholeness and that movement.

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Be content within your own measure. If you over-reach yourself, you will have to suffer. You can hear the voice of God in everything and everyone.

Wisdom as such is an illusion. To be ourselves is the best that we can do.

Really a man can do all that he wants to do. He has merely to acquire the necessary ability. A knowledge of other people and other affairs is again as illusion. These must be given up.

The world is an ashram - a training ground for the achievement of freedom. Each one does his part according to his own measure. There is nothing that is evil.

A jack fruit is large in size, but it hangs by a slender stalk. Its power to hang lies in the strength of the stalk. In the same way, the whole world depends on an unknowable energy for all its activities. It is all the same whether this is called God, or given any other name.

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