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Prince Siddhartha Gautama, The Buddha (563-483 BC) the Enlightened One

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The mind is unstable and flighty.
It wanders wherever it desires.
Therefore it is good to control the mind.
A disciplined mind brings happiness

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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In reality nothing happens. Onto the screen of the mind destiny forever projects its pictures, memories of former projections and thus illusion constantly renews itself. The pictures come and go - light intercepted by ignorance. See the light and disregard the picture.

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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

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Music means various types of sounds: When they are in TUNE, it becomes music.
Out of Tune it becomes noise. The same with You.
If all the different ingredients of who you are is in tune, you are like music; Out of tune you become a noise.

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Paramahansa Nithyananda

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What is Inner Awakening (IA)?


How can I describe a program like Inner Awakening? All I can say is that Inner Awakening is not a program – it is a tremendous possibility! However else we may choose to describe it, Inner Awakening is ultimately your experience of your own transformation – your intimate contact with your own highest possibilities.

Each moment of Inner Awakening is a fresh introduction – because Life is introducing Itself to you every moment ! No one can predict what your unique experience of this program will be like.
But there is one thing I can tell you, for I have seen it happen: no one, no one, ever returns from Inner Awakening without experiencing at least one dimension of Jeevan Mukti, Living Enlightenment


What is Living Enlightenment (Jeevan Mukti)?

Jeevan Mukti or living enlightenment is nothing but living life at the optimum potential– with success and abundance in the outer world and deep joy and fulfillment in the inner world. A person who is living enlightenment radiates so many wonderful qualities – good health, a clear mental setup, pure energy centers, an unclutched being, and above all, the deep feeling that everything is auspicious for no reason. And this is a possibility that is available to each of us at every moment.

By your very nature, you are wired for enlightenment!

That is why, till you relax into jeevan mukti, you will continue to feel unfulfilled. All your depression, your stress, your seeking is nothing but the cry of your being to return to its original state of jeevan mukti.

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Your attitude should be that if one out of a billions find the Truth, then i guess that must be me.

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You are speaking!...But you want to hear yourself speak them as me, as Mooji.

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Osho

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Lessons from the seed:

The seed cannot know what is going to happen, the seed has never known the flower. And the seed cannot even believe that he has the potentiality to become a beautiful flower. Long is the journey, and it is always safer not to go on that journey because unknown is the path, nothing is guaranteed. Nothing can be guaranteed.
Thousand and one are the hazards of the journey, many are the pitfalls - and the seed is secure, hidden inside a hard core. But the seed tries, it makes an effort; it drops the hard shell which is its security, it starts moving. Immediately the fight starts: the struggle with the soil, with the stones, with the rocks. And the seed was very hard and the sprout will be very, very soft and dangers will be many.
There was no danger for the seed, the seed could have survived for millennia, but for the sprout many are the dangers. But the sprout starts towards the unknown, towards the sun, towards the source of light, not knowing where, not knowing why. Great is the cross to be carried, but a dream possesses the seed and the seed moves.

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Paramahansa Nithyananda

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All my Sannyasis should be living death, not dead while living!
Any form of entertaining powerlessness, either tiredness or boredom, or depression, or fear, or worry, or non-trusting attitude, denial of life is Atheism.
Any form of entertaining powerlessness in your inner space is entertaining death. Do not! Do not entertain any form of powerlessness in your inner space.

Entertain life so (that) even your death will be "living"! You will be "living" death! If not, you will be "dead" living! I have seen people who are dead living. I have seen people who have lived death.

All my Sannyasis should be living death, not dead while living!'
Wed, 6 March 2013).

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Thich Nhat Hanh

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After having crossed the bridge of understanding, you will reach the bridge of love.

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Kabir

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Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat.
My shoulder is against yours.
you will not find me in the stupas, not in Indian shrine
rooms, nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals:
not in masses, nor kirtans, not in legs winding
around your own neck, nor in eating nothing but
vegetables.

When you really look for me, you will see me
instantly —
you will find me in the tiniest house of time.

Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God?
He is the breath inside the breath.

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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To be, you must be nobody. To think yourself to be something, or somebody, is death and hell.

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Terrance Mckenna

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Each moment is a complete new experience when viewed from the eyes of the awakened observer.

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Who is journeying for freedom? The one who is already free. Just get rid of the concept, ‘I am the body, separate from the source.’ You return to what you always were.

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William Blake

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If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.


Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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Go find yourself first
So you can also find me.

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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I negate all the Upanishads, and I don’t accept the scriptures because all these things were written with the attribute of ‘I am’. They don’t describe my True State, which is attribute-less and beyond words and concepts. They may point to my True State but they don’t reach it, as I am beyond all relative events.

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Love is not selective, desire is selective. In love there are no strangers.

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Buddhist proverb

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There are innumerable sentient beings in the Universe, I vow to help them all to Awaken.

My imperfections are inexhaustible , i Vow to overcome them all.

The Dharma is Unknowable, i Vow to Know it.

The way of Awakening is Unattainable, i Vow to attain it.

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All your going and coming, seeking pleasure, loving and hating - all this shows that you struggle against limitations, self-imposed or accepted. In your in gnorance, you make mistakes and cause pain to yourself and others, but the urge is there and shall not be denied. The same urge that seeks birth, happiness and death, shall seek understanding and liberation. It is like a spark of fire in a cargo of cotton. You may no know about it, but sooner or later the ship will burst in flames. Liberation is a natural process and, in the long run, inevitable. But it is within your power to bring it into the now.

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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OCCULT POWERS or SIDDHIS

Sri Bhagavan insisted (for instance, in his replies to Sivaprakasam Pillai) that the enquiry is to be kept up to the very end. Whatever states, whatever powers, whatever perceptions or visions may come, there is always the question of to whom they come until the Self alone remains.

Indeed, visions and powers can prove a distraction, clamping the mind down as effectively as attachment to physical power or pleasure and deluding it into imagining that it has been metamorphosed into the Self. And, as with earthly powers and pleasures, the desire for them is even more injurious than their possession.

Echammal asked whether siddhis (powers) could be attained by the devotees. It was the period when Sri Bhagavan was composing the Forty Verses on Reality, the work which, with its Supplement, can be taken as his enunciation of doctrine, and he composed a stanza in answer to the question.

“To abide firm in the Reality which is eternal is the true siddhi. Other attainments are all such as are possessed in dreams. Do they prove real when one awakes? Will those who are established in Reality and free from illusion care for such things?”

The occult is an obstacle to the spiritual. Powers and, even more, the desire for powers, impede the aspirant. It is said in the Devikalottram, which Sri Bhagavan translated from Sanskrit into Tamil:

“One should not accept thaumaturgic powers, etc., even when directly offered to one, for they are like ropes to tether a beast and will sooner or later drag one down. Supreme Mukti (Liberation) does not lie that way; it is not found elsewhere than in Infinite Consciousness.”

To return from this digression: it is not only as a technique of meditation that Sri Bhagavan prescribed Self-enquiry but as a technique of living also. Asked whether it should be used always or just in fixed hours of meditation, he replied, “Always.” This throws light upon his refusal to sanction renunciation of worldly life, for the very circumstances which had been obstacles to sadhana were thus converted into instruments of sadhana. Ultimately, sadhana is simply an attack on the ego, and no amount of ecstasy or meditation can carry it to success so long as the ego remains entrenched in hope and fear, ambition and resentment, in any sort of passion or desire.


Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self Knowledge by Arthur Osborne

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A plant is not thinking: “Tomorrow I will put a new leaf to the north and then next week when it rains I will grow a metre taller”. Its existence is just unfolding out of itself spontaneously, naturally, unplanned. Similarly, your true life unfolds in the same way but you are unaware of it because you allow your mind to imagine fanciful ways of being and then pursue your projections. Like this, you began thinking and strategising your existence rather than simply experiencing your natural being.

We cannot breathe tomorrows breath today. Therefore, knowing this, leave your existence to existence and start enjoying your cosmic play. Best of all, don't try to be anything at all. This is a secret few recognise.

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PURITY

Virtue and purity are not rooted in weakness. Rather, they are strong qualities that fight the forces of evil. It is within your power to choose how much purity,love, beauty, and spiritual joy you will express, not only through deeds, but in your thoughts, feelings and desires. It is necessary to rouse from the deeper recesses of your consciousness the intuitive faculties of the pure soul. The power of habit is very important on the spiritual path. Keep a pure mind and you will find the Lord ever with you. You will hear Him talking to you in the language of your heart; you will glimpse Him in every flower and shrub, in every blade of grass, in every passing thought. " Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" ( Matthew 5:8).

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Paramahansa Nithyananda

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Be integrated to integrity, authentic to authenticity, responsible to responsibility, enriching enrichment.

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Osho

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OSHO WHY CAN'T I TOLERATE PEOPLE WHO BELONG TO OTHER RELIGIONS?

Maria,

IT IS BECAUSE OF YOUR UPBRINGING. You have been brought up as a fascist, as a fanatic -- as Christians, Hindus, Jainas, Mohammedans; you have not been brought up as human beings. You are hypnotized from your very childhood; you are living in a kind of hypnosis. To live as a Christian or as a Mohammedan is to live in a hypnosis, is not to live really.


Нисаргадатта Махарадж

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Вы в замешательстве, потому что верите, что вы находитесь в мире, а не мир в вас. Мир, в котором вы — единственный источник и основа, находится всецело в вашей власти. Что было создано, всегда может быть разрушено и создано заново. Всё желаемое сбывается, если вы действительно этого хотите

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