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Paramahansa Yogananda

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It is not your passing thoughts or brilliant ideas so much as your plain everyday habits that control your life. Be directed by prudence, or wise forethought; be circumspect in all your actions; be careful, discreet, and sensible. Intelligence is a mark of God. Live simply. Don't get caught in the machine of the world - it is too exacting. By the time you get what you are seeking your nerves are gone, the heart is damaged, and the bones are aching. Resolve to develop your spiritual powers more earnestly from now on. Learn the art of right living. If you have joy you have everything, so learn to be glad and contented. Laugh at the world ! Have happiness NOW.

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When feeling is divested of the feeler and the felt, it shines as love; when seeing is divested of the seer and the seen, it shines as beauty.

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I told you that if thoughts arise to be indifferent to them. Keep quiet and make no effort and there will only be awareness of awareness. Don't repeat the things that I speak of, but have an experience.

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Jac O'Keeffe

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Without the movement of thought, there is no phenomenal world.

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Matsuo Basho

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Seek not to follow
in the footsteps of the wise;
seek what they sought.

Come,
see the true flowers
of this pained world.

Real poetry,
is to lead a beautiful life.
To live poetry is better than to write it.

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Deng Ming-Dao

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All teachings are mere references;
The true experience is living your own life.
Then, even the holiest of words are only words.

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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The Self alone exists and is real. The world, the individual and God are, like the illusory appearance of silver in the mother- of-pearl, imaginary creations in the Self. They appear and disappear simultaneously. Actually, the Self alone is the world, the ‘I’ and God. All that exists is only a manifestation of the Supreme.

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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You see various scenes passing on a cinema screen: fire seems to burn buildings to ashes; water seems to wreck ships; but the screen on which the pictures are projected remains unburnt and dry. Why? Because the pictures are unreal and the screen real.
Similarly, reflections pass through a mirror but it is not affected at all by their number or quality.
In the same way, the world is a phenomenon upon the substratum of the single Reality which is not affected by it in any way. Reality is only One.
Talk of illusion is due only to the point of view. Change your viewpoint to that of Knowledge and you will perceive the Universe to be only Brahman. Being now immersed in the world, you see it as a real world; get beyond it and it will disappear and Reality alone will remain.


Будда, Сиддхартха Гаутама

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ОБ НИРВАНЕ

Она не приходит и не уходит, не прекращается и не начинается.

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What prevents you from knowing yourself as all and beyond all, is the mind based on memory. It has power over you as long as you trust it. Don't struggle with it; just disregard it. Deprived of attention, it will slow down and reveal the mechanism of its working. Once you know its nature and purpose, you will not allow it to create imaginary problems. What problems can there be which the mind did not create? Life and death do not create problems; pains and pleasures come and go, experienced and forgotten. It is memory and anticipation that create problems of attainment or avoidance, coloured by like and dislike.

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As rain-water prepares the soil for the germination of seeds, so does dispassion for the germination of wisdom.

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Mooji

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If you are a person this world will seem full of persons. When you are the being you will not feel bound. You will know every being, look in the eyes of every being, and you know, you will recognize yourself. These things are not poetry. They are simple truths. You will experience them. In your heart they will be confirmed.

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"I" is the password to log on to this world. Don't trust the software of the mind. All its files are corrupt, every thought a potential virus.

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Everything you see, comes to pass.
Know that you are not that.
All things that are heard, come to pass.
Know that you are not that.
All things that are touched, come to pass.
Know that you are not that.
All things that are tasted, come to pass,
Know you are not that.
All things that are thought of, come to pass,
Know that you are not that.
All things, which are imagined, come to pass.
Know that you are not that.
All things that are learned, come to pass,
Know you are not that.
All that is manifest comes to pass,
Know you are not that.
All things of the mind come to pass,
Know that you are not that.
That which does not come to pass, but inside which all phenomena come to pass, know That - to be yourSelf.

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Zen Saying

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Knowledge is learning something everyday. Wisdom is letting go of something everyday.

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Having realized that you cannot influence the results, pay no attention to your desire and fears. Let them come and go. Don't give them the nourishment of interest and attention.

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Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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Love is cure, Love is power, Love is the magic of changes.

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Sri Muruganar

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Yearning for the Self...

Through a longing for the swarupa that waxes more and more as abundant bliss, infatuation for the false world will slip away.

The glory of Self-realisation is not experienced except in the hearts of those who are very zealous about sinking into the Self.

Those who greatly desire the Self, the state of mere being that transcends all concepts, will not desire anything else.

Devotion to the Self, the best of desires, yields the true jnana sight in which all names and forms are names and forms of the Self.

If you wholeheartedly desire and realise the truth, that truth itself will liberate you.

- Muruganar (poet saint devotee of Ramana Maharshi)


Thayumanavar, Saint - Poet of India (1706 - 1744)

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Withdraw the mind from the senses
and fix it in meditation. Control the thought-current. Find out the thought-center and fix yourself there.
Then you will be conscious of the Divine Self; you will see it dancing in ecstasy.
Live in that Delight. That Delight plus Consciousness, is the God in you.
He is in every heart. You need not go anywhere to find Him.
Find your own core and feel Him there. Peace, bliss, felicity and health are all in you.
Trust in the Divine in you.
Entrust yourself to His grace.
Be as you are. Off with past impressions!
He who lives from within, an in-gathered soul and life, is a real Sage, though he may be a householder.
He who allows his mind to wander with the senses is an ignoramus, though he be learned.
See as a witness, without the burden of seeing.
See the world just as you see a drama. See without attachment.
Look within. Look at the inner light, unshaken by mental impressions.

Then, floods of conscious bliss shall come pouring in and around you from all directions.
This is the supreme Knowledge. Realize!

Aum Aum!”

These were the last instruction of Thayumanavar to his disciples in 1742.

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Sri Swami Vishwananda

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By feeding our mind, we always stay in the mind consciousness, in the mind level. And don’t think that you will ever be able to understand and Realise your True Self with your mind. It is only when you surrender your mind to the Lotus Feet of God that you will really release yourself from this bondage, from all this suffering. Then you can say 'God, here I am. I surrender to You without anything. Help me; pull me out of this illusion

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GURU SWARUPAM (THE GURU’S FORM)

This afternoon a Tamil youth approached Bhagavan, and asked, “Swamiji! Yesterday morning you told the Gujarati lady that renunciation means internal renunciation. How are we to attain it? What is internal renunciation?”

Bhagavan: Internal renunciation means that all vasanas should be subdued. If you ask me, ‘How to attain that?’ my reply is, ‘it is attainable by sadhana.’

Question: Sadhana requires a Guru, doesn’t it?

Bhagavan: Yes! A Guru is required.

Question: How is one to decide upon a proper Guru?
What is the swarupa of a Guru?

Bhagavan: He is the proper Guru to whom your mind is
attuned. If you ask, how to decide who is the Guru and what
is his swarupa, he should be endowed with tranquillity, patience, forgiveness and other virtues capable of attracting others, even by a mere look, like the magnetic stone, and with a feeling of equality towards all — he that has these virtues is the true Guru. If one wants to know the true Guru swarupa, one must know his own swarupa first. How can one know the true Guru swarupa, if one does not know one’s own swarupa first? If you want to perceive the true Guru swarupa, you must first learn to look upon the whole universe as Guru rupam. One must have the Gurubhavam towards all living beings. It is the same with God. You must look upon all objects as God’s rupa. How can he who does not know his own Self perceive Ishwara rupa or Guru rupa? How can he determine them? Therefore, first of all know your own real swarupam.

Question: Isn’t a Guru necessary to know even that?

Bhagavan: That is true. The world contains many great men. Look upon him as your Guru with whom your mind gets attuned. The one in whom you have faith is your Guru.

The youth was not satisfied. He started with a list of great men now living, and said,

“He has that defect; he has this defect. How can they be looked upon as Gurus?”

Bhagavan tolerates any amount of decrying of himself, but cannot tolerate even a little fault-finding of others. He said with some impatience,

“Oho! you have been asked to know your own self, but instead you have started finding fault with others. It is enough if you correct your own faults. Those people can take care of their faults. It looks as if they cannot attain salvation unless they obtain your certificate first. That is a great pity! They are all waiting for your certificate. You are a great man. Have they any salvation unless you approve of them? Here you blame them, elsewhere you will blame us. You know everything, whereas we know nothing, and we have to be submissive towards you. Yes! we shall do so. You go and please proclaim, ‘I went to Ramanasramam; I asked the Maharshi some questions; he was unable to reply properly, so he does not know anything’.”

The youth was about to speak again in the same strain, but another devotee prevented him from doing so. Bhagavan observed it, and said,

“Why do you stop him? Let all keep silent, and let him go on speaking as long as he pleases. He is a wise man. We must therefore lie low. I have been observing him ever since his arrival. He was originally sitting in a corner with all his questions carefully assorted and kept ready bundled up, as it were. He has since been moving and coming nearer day by day till at last he has come close enough and has started asking questions.

After hearing the lady questioning me yesterday, he decided to show off his knowledge and so has opened his bundle. All that is in it must come out, mustn’t it? He is going to search the whole world and decide the Guru swarupa for himself. It seems he has not so far found anybody with the requisite qualifications for being his Guru.

Dattatreya is the universal Guru, isn’t he? And he has said that the whole world was his Guru. If you look at evil you feel you should not do it. So he said evil also was his Guru. If you see good, you would wish to do it; so he said that good also was his Guru; both good and evil, he said, were his Gurus. It seems that he asked a hunter which way he should go, but the latter ignored his question, as he was intent upon his aim to shoot a bird above. Dattatreya saluted him, saying, ‘You are my Guru! Though killing the bird is bad, keeping your aim so steadfast in shooting the arrow as to ignore my query is good, thereby teaching me that I should keep my mind steadfast and fixed on Ishwara. You are therefore my Guru.’

In the same way he looked upon everything as his Guru, till in the end he said that his physical body itself was a Guru, as its consciousness does not exist during sleep and the body that does not exist should therefore not be confused with the soul — dehatmabhavana (the feeling that the body is the soul). Therefore that too was a Guru for him.

While he looked upon the whole world as his Guru, the whole world worshipped him as its Guru. It is the same with Ishwara. He who looks upon the whole universe as Ishwara, is himself worshipped by the universe as Ishwara — yadbhavam tadbhavathi (‘as you conceive you become’) What we are, so is the world.

There is a big garden. When a cuckoo comes to the garden it will search the mango tree for fruit while the crow will only search the neem tree. The bee searches for flowers to gather honey, while the flies search for the faeces.

He who searches for the salagrama (small holy stone) will pick it up, pushing aside all the other stones. That salagrama is in the midst of a heap of ordinary stones. The good is recognised because evil also coexists. Light shines because darkness exists. Ishwara is there, only if illusion exists.

He who seeks the essence, is satisfied if he finds one good thing among a hundred. He rejects the ninety-nine and accepts the one that is good, feeling satisfied that with that one thing he could conquer the world. His eye will always be on that single good thing.” Bhagavan said all this in a resounding voice and then remained silent.

The whole hall was steeped in a dignified silence. The clock struck four. As though it were the original peacock that had come to salute the lotus feet of the Arunachala Ramana that destroyed the demon Surapadma, and to offer praises to him, the Ashram peacock entered the hall from the northern side and announced its arrival by giving out a resounding cry.
Bhagavan responded to the cry by saying, “Aav, Aav” (come, come) and turned his look that side.

Letters from Sri Ramanasramam, 26th February, 1947

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Integrity is you fulfilling the word and thought you give to yourself and to others and experiencing a state of Poornatva – completion with yourself and with life.

Creation is possible only when you are established in the state of integrity and utter your words

When you are in integrated to integrity, integrity will be in integrity with you

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Authenticity is you being established in the peak of your capability and responding to life from who you perceive yourself to be for yourself, who you project yourself to be for others, and, what others expect you to be for them.

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Responsibility: Living and responding to life from the truth that you are the source of, and therefore, you are responsible for all happenings in and around you.

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Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.

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