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With the necessary technology, simple space, even a piece of stone can be made into divine exuberance. This is the phenomenon of consecration.

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If you hold your ground in the silence… in the isness…
then all things float up in front of you.. more and more you will see the true workings off the universe from the place of the true.

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You see yourselves and me as entities, separate entities; I see you exactly as I see myself. You are what I am, but you have identified yourself with what you think you are — an object — and seek liberation for that object. Is this not a huge joke? Can any object have independent existence and volition of action? Can an object be bound? And liberated?

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If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love

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Lao Tzu

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Empty your mind of all thoughts. Let your heart be at peace. Watch the turmoil of beings, but contemplate their return. Each separate being in the Universe returns to the common source. Returning to the source is serenity.

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Every person believes that they can spot their ego, not realizing that the person is the ego. The ego is only the sense that ‘I am a person’, which is created by believing thought.
When belief in thought is withdrawn, the oxygen supply to the person is cut off, but he still lives for a while, gasping for breath, panicking. In panic, he believes the most beautiful of thoughts: "I am God", "Belief in thought is also God's will", etc. But he cannot rely on them, and soon even these pristine thoughts are dropped.
Then he knows. Then he knows everything that can come from this mouth is only false and there is no Truth that can be spoken.
Silence is the only Truth.

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From the Sixteenth Song: Breaking out of the Fetters

What indeed is there in the world
That does not conceal you?
Yet nothing exists that can conceal
You from the devotees.

Attained by so many disciples
And with so many attributes
You appear at all times to the devotees
In your true form, O Lord.

Triumphant, they laugh,
And vanquished, they laugh even more --
Leaving behind not only base powers,
But liberation itself.

In the same way that it arose in me,
Allow this love of devotion
Previously unknown to me
To grow greater still, O Lord.

Truly, I have no other entreaty but this:
Let me for all time, O Lord,
Be consumed with unending devotion.

Let me be enraged and yet
Compassionate toward the world.
And thus in the madness of devotion
May I laugh and weep and chant
Shiva, thunderously.

What is called liberation
Is simply the ripeness of devotion, O Lord.
Having taken the first steps toward that,
We are even now almost liberated.

Here in this world
Another world exists
That bears as fruit joyousness
For your devotees.

May there be devotion to you
As the Secret One, as the Transcendent One,
As Lord of the Universe,
As Shambhu, as Shiva,
As the Celestial One.
Ah, how indeed could I ever express it?

Devotion, devotion, devotion
To the Transcendent One.
Ardent devotion!
This is why I cry and clamor!
Let me have ardent devotion for you,
Only you.

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From the Fourth Song: Potent Nectar

He who utters the name of Shiva
Hundreds and hundreds of times
Grows great through the showering
Of the sweet, sublime nectar.
The marvelous power of this word
Enters even into the hearts of fools.

And that word, which flows like honey
From the nectar-crescent of the moon,
Causes the highest nectar to flow --
That is the sound of Shiva.
The blessed
Ever have this sound upon their lips.

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From the Third Song: The Gift of Affection

O Lord of the Universe!
How lucky are your devotees,
Worthy of being adored by you.
For them, this turbulent ocean of the world
Is like a great pleasure-lake
For their amusement.

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Utpaladeva was renowned as a siddha, a "perfected being," or enlightened master of the Tantric tradition in Kashmir. The Shivastotravali reflects Utpaladeva's philosophy, known as Pratyabhijna -- the splendor of Self-recognition. The Shivastotravali is a collection of ecstatic devotional songs expressing the process of awakening to Shiva's supreme consciousness.


The Shivastotravali has been called a sacred stream that flows between this world and the world of the gods, consecrating everything along its course. Madhuraja-yogin, a disciple of Abhinavagupta (and thereby a direct preceptorial descendent of Utpaladeva) so praises the Shivastotravali:

Though there are over thousands of
Streams of beautiful verses,
None at all compares to that
Celestial river, the Stotravali.
As soon as it passes through the tirtha [sacred ford] of the ear
It purifies the soul of man,
And flows on to the throat,
Where lies the city of Shrikantha [Shiva as the Blue-throated Lord].

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Utpaladeva was renowned as a siddha, a "perfected being," or enlightened master of the Tantric tradition in Kashmir. The Shivastotravali reflects Utpaladeva's philosophy, known as Pratyabhijna -- the splendor of Self-recognition. The Shivastotravali is a collection of ecstatic devotional songs expressing the process of awakening to Shiva's supreme consciousness.

Excerpt from Shaiva Devotional Songs of Kashmir

From the Fourth Song: Potent Nectar


“He who utters the name of Shiva
Hundreds and hundreds of times
Grows great through the showering
Of the sweet, sublime nectar.
The marvelous power of this word
Enters even into the hearts of fools.

And that word, which flows like honey
From the nectar-crescent of the moon,
Causes the highest nectar to flow --
That is the sound of Shiva.
The blessed
Ever have this sound upon their lips.

What indeed is there in the world
That does not conceal you?
Yet nothing exists that can conceal
You from the devotees.

Attained by so many disciples
And with so many attributes
You appear at all times to the devotees
In your true form, O Lord.

Triumphant, they laugh,
And vanquished, they laugh even more --
Leaving behind not only base powers,
But liberation itself.

In the same way that it arose in me,
Allow this love of devotion
Previously unknown to me
To grow greater still, O Lord.

Truly, I have no other entreaty but this:
Let me for all time, O Lord,
Be consumed with unending devotion.

Let me be enraged and yet
Compassionate toward the world.
And thus in the madness of devotion
May I laugh and weep and chant
Shiva, thunderously.

What is called liberation
Is simply the ripeness of devotion, O Lord.
Having taken the first steps toward that,
We are even now almost liberated.

Here in this world
Another world exists
That bears as fruit joyousness
For your devotees.

May there be devotion to you
As the Secret One, as the Transcendent One,
As Lord of the Universe,
As Shambhu, as Shiva,
As the Celestial One.
Ah, how indeed could I ever express it?

Devotion, devotion, devotion
To the Transcendent One.
Ardent devotion!
This is why I cry and clamor!
Let me have ardent devotion for you,
Only you.”

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When a yogi meditates that the entire universe or his body is simultaneously filled with the supreme bliss of the joy of self, then through the flow of that joy, he becomes one with supreme joy.

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All individual beings perceive the objective world as separate from the subjective world and the subjective world as separate form the objective world. In this regard, there is a special exception for yogis. When yogis perceive the objective world, they perceive the subjective world in the objective world and the objective world in the subjective world. For these yogis, the objective world and the subjective world is not different in their consciousness because their subjective God consciousness is held everywhere. (Vijnana Bhairava 106)

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Like the fragrance in a flower, like an image in a mirror, this sense of "I amness" is felt in the body. Therefore, give up your name 'Nanak' and also your identity with the body and abide in the sense of "I amness". You shall be liberated.

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O Mind. What are you searching inside and outside? It is One only. Once the earthen pot bearing the name 'Nanak' is broken by getting rid of the concept that "I am the body", where then is the inside and outside? It is only 'I' prevailing everywhere.

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Step out of the dream of your concepts and ideas.
Step out of the dream of what you imagine enlightenment to be.
Step out of the dream of who you think you are.
Step out of the dream of everything you have ever known.
Step out of your dream of being a deluded person.
Stop telling yourself those lies and dreaming those dreams.
Step out of all of that.
You can do it. Nothing is holding you back.
There are no requirements and no prerequisites to awaken.
There is nothing to be done, nothing to think, nowhere to go.


Just stop all dreaming.
Stop all doing.
Stop all excuses.
Just stop and be still.
Effortlessly be still.
Grace will do the rest.

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Know yourself for who you are.
Never put yourself down.
Never compare yourself with anyone else.
Never be judgmental.
Learn to leave everything alone.
Do not come to a conclusion about anything.
There is no ultimate answer.
Do not search for reality.
Do not search for answers.
You will be searching for eternity.

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Love is another word for the Self.
The Self is all-pervading.
The Self is consciousness.
The Self is absolute reality.
Therefore when I say I love you, the ‘I’ which is consciousness, absolute reality, the love which is also consciousness, which is absolute reality come together into oneness.
There is only one.
One love, one consciousness, one ‘I’.

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Mooji

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Life is inviting you:
Slow down in me. Move in me, with me, as me in this holy Oneness.

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Robert Adams

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The truth is that you are not alive as you appear.
The truth is that you are not anything that you can see, hear, touch, smell or feel.
You are not the senses, you are not the doer, you are not searching for anything, you are awake right now.
You are free right this moment.
And there is nothing that can ever interfere in this.
Not even your mind, not even yourself.

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Remember this.
Self-Inquiry should be spontaneous.
It should not be a drudgery.
It should not be something you planned.
You simply begin to look at yourself.

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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When the mind [i.e., the ego’s attention] which wanders outside, knowing only other objects [2nd and 3rd persons] – begins to attend to its own nature, all other objects will disappear, and then, by experiencing its own true nature [i.e. Self], the pseudo-‘I’ will also die.

-GURU VACHAKA KOVAI, Verse 193.

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Many of you have been performing yoga practices, meditations, chanting, pranayama and various techniques in order to awaken.
But I say to you that this will never cause you to awaken.
It will bring you good feelings, it will bring you a semblance of peace, but you will never awaken through the practice of yoga unless the yoga leads to Self-Inquiry, or it leads to complete surrender of the ego.
If you practice anything else it inflates the ego.

T. 73 Renounce Everything Mentally - June 27, 1991

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Laugh with people laughing, cry with people crying, but don’t fall into the river of world illusion. Stay on the banks.

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Eckhart Tolle

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Notice how often your attention is in the past or future. Don’t judge or analyze what you observe. Watch the thought, feel the emotion, observe the reaction. Don’t make a personal problem out of them. You will then feel something more powerful than any of those things you observe: the still observing presence itself behind the content of your mind, the silent watcher.

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