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Compassion makes us Divine.
Cruel nature makes us animals

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Glorious is the world of God around us, but more glorious is the world of God within us.

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God is with those who persevere patiently , and put away all earthly anxieties .

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God's Grace materializes only when the seeker's effort is sincere and genuine.

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It is Divinity that shapes, not only your ends but also your acts, words and thoughts towards those ends.

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Ignorance points to the hidden wisdom....
Wisdom then dissolves the ignorance...
Eventually wisdom too comes to rest....
All this is a void...
ego-sense, all appearances too are void...
An absolute silence....
-Sage Vasishtha-

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" DON'T BACK AWAY...In some cases, life brings its manifestation as your Self, your Beingness, up to a point where it's time to step over this apparent boundary...the Universe is behind you in this moment."

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After Seeking enters a being, sooner or later one arrives at a point where one desires guidance and the grace of The One Who Knows, One who has been through this uncharted but inevitable metamorphosis . Blessed are those who seek One, more blessed are those who actually encounter One

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ONLY THAT WHICH WE CONTEMPLATE WILL REMAIN OVER

D.: There is something concrete necessary to meditate upon. How shall we meditate upon ‘I’?

M.: We have become rooted in forms and so we require a concrete form for meditating upon. Only that which we contemplate will in the end remain over. When you contemplate the other thoughts disappear. So long as you need to contemplate there are other thoughts, Where are you? You contemplate because you exist. For the contemplator must contemplate. The contemplation can only be where he is. Contemplation wards off all other thoughts. You should merge yourself in the source. At times we merge in the source unconsciously, as in sleep, death, swoon, etc. What is contemplation? It is merging into the source consciously. Then the fear of death, of swoon, etc. will disappear, because you are able to merge into the source consciously.

Why fear death? Death cannot mean non-being. Why do you love sleep, but not death? Do you not think now? Are you not existing now? Did you not exist in your sleep? Even a child says that it slept well and happily. It admits its existence in sleep, unconsciously though. So, consciousness is our true nature. We cannot remain unconscious. We however say that we were unconscious in our sleep because we refer to qualified consciousness. The world, the body, etc., are so embedded in us that this relative consciousness is taken to be the Self. Does anyone say in his sleep that he is unconscious? He says so now. This is the state of relative consciousness. Therefore he speaks of relative consciousness and not of abstract consciousness. The consciousness is beyond relative consciousness or unconsciousness.

Again reverting to Tiruvachagam, Sri Bhagavan said: All the four foremost saints have given out their experiences in the very first stanza. (1) Undifferentiated worship. (2) Never-failing remembrance. (3) Unrisen thought. (4) The ego is not, the Self is. All mean the same.

D.: But this truth is not realised.

M.: It will be realised in due course. Till then there is devotion (bhakti): “Even for a trice you do not leave my mind.” Does he leave you any moment? It is you who allow your mind to wander away. He remains always steady. When your mind is fixed, you say: “He does not leave my mind even for a trice”. How ridiculous!

Talks No. 306.

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Brahmananda swaroopa, Isha Jagadisha
Akilananda swaroopa, Isha Mahesha

Brahman means boundless or the ultimate reality. Ananda means the blissfulness or ecstasy of the Creator, and Swaroopa is the form or image of the ecstasy of the Creator.

Isha is that which rules and Jagadisha is the ruler of the existence. Akhila means everything, all inclusiveness is Akhila. And that which is everything, the image of that, is Mahesha. So the Creator is referred to in so many ways. When we chant Brahmananda Swaroopa, we are saying everything is an image of the ecstasy of the Creator.

The chant is significant not just for its meaning, but because it is a consecrated chant. So here in Isha, we have consecrated these sounds. And it is the simplest way for you to connect with what you refer to as Isha – you can use this as my ID.

When we consecrate a certain set of sounds, it is done with the intention that a large part of you will become absolute stillness, but you will retain the liveliness of life around you. And slowly, this becomes like a coating, like a shield around you. A cocoon of a certain energy. So Brahmananda Swaroopa can be used as a raiment that you wear; it is a clothing that you wear all the time. This chant is more like your clothing, this is not a seed. If you keep on chanting with sufficient involvement, it will be around you. If your life breath becomes this, people can feel it.

So if you chant it substantially enough, it will make a full raiment. If you are only the few-minutes kind, you will have a bikini.

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Speak with Love and it becomes Truth. That is the way I ever acted and people thought it was a miracle.

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True Guru is not any body's Guru...
True disciple is not any body's disciple..

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Humble living does not diminish. It fills.
Going back to a simpler self gives wisdom

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Freedom from all desire is eternity. All attachment implies fear, for all things are transient. And fear makes one a slave. This freedom from attachment does not come with practice; it is natural, when one knows one’s true being. Self-knowledge is detachment. All craving is due to a sense of insufficiency. When you know that you lack nothing, that all there is, is you and yours, desire ceases.

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See what it's doing to you.
Watch how it controls you. It makes you emotional. It makes you believe something is wrong. It makes you angry.
All these things come from the mind.
The idea is to be aware of this.
The awareness alone leads you to the light, just being aware of that alone.

You don't have to know any book knowledge. Just be aware of what your mind really is. That's how you conquer your mind. By being aware of it, and no longer responding to it, no longer to react to the mind.

Something that usually makes you angry, before you'd respond, and you'd want to win the argument, but now your reaction is no reaction.

You simply smile and you watch.

When your mind sees there's no response it will become weaker and weaker, until it disappears.

It's just like arguing with a person. What happens if you stop arguing? The person goes away. They don't know what to think. They just won't have anything to do with you. They just leave.
So when you stop responding to your thoughts your mind will go away, and become weaker, and weaker, and weaker, until there is no mind.

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Your so-called enemy is really your best friend. The person you don't get along with is doing you a favor, for he or she is teaching you not to react.

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Remember this.
You are not using self-inquiry to awaken.
If you do you will never awaken.
For you are using a method to become something you already are.
Have no attitude when you practice self-inquiry.
Have no desire, no need.

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I told Bhagavan, “I don’t want moksha, I just want that the desire for women should not enter my mind.”
Bhagavan laughed and said, “All the mahatmas are striving only for this.”

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Watch the sense "I Am", and don't let it get converted into anything else. Watch that sense with all your being. Feel it, it's there. Forget about any pilgrimage or any mantra or any prayers. Stay only with the feeling I Am. And don't give an image to it.
Do this for five minutes, ten minutes, as you can, and then get about and carry on with your life. And I will guarantee you, you will be a much greater human being than you have been before. You will somehow have found a peace without religion, without joining a cult, without calling yourself a member of something, or wearing white or shaving your head or anything like this.

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Just look away from all that happens in your mind and bring it to the feeling 'I am'. The 'I am' is not a direction.

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Ultimately even the 'I am' will have to go, for you need not keep on asserting what is obvious. Bringing the mind to the feeling 'I am' merely helps in turning the mind away from everyting else. When the mind is kept away from its preoccupations, it becomes quiet. If you do not disturb this quiet and stay in it, you find that it is permeated with a light and a love you have never known. And yet you recognize it at one as your own nature. Once you have passed through this experience, you will never be the same man again, the unruly mind may break its peace and obliterate its vision, but it is bound to return, provided the effort is sustained, until the day when all bonds are broken, delusions and attachments end, and life becomes supremely concentrated in the present.

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To see myself in everybody, and everybody in myself, most certainly is love.

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Once you have grasped the truth that the world is full of suffering, that to be born is a calamity, you will find the urge and the energy to go beyond. Pleasure puts you to sleep and pain wakes you up. If you do not want to suffer, don't go to sleep. You cannot know yourself through bliss alone, for bliss is your very nature. You must face the opposite, what you are not, to find enlightenment.

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SERVICE TO THE GURU REMOVES IGNORANCE BY AND BY

While speaking to Mr. G. Shanmugham, a very sincere lawyer devotee, Bhagavan observed:

The sastras say that one must serve a Guru for 12 years for getting Self-Realisation. What does Guru do? Does he hand it over to the disciple? Is not the Self always realised? What does the common belief mean then? The man is always the Self and yet he does not know it. He confounds it with the non-self, viz., the body etc.

Such confusion is due to ignorance. If ignorance be wiped out the confusion will cease to exist and the true knowledge will be unfolded. By remaining in contact with realised sages the man gradually loses the ignorance until its removal is complete. The eternal Self is thus revealed.ra

This is the meaning conveyed by the story of Ashtavakra and Janaka. The anecdotes differ in different books. We are not concerned with the names and the embellishments. The tatva, i.e., the moral, must not be lost sight of.

The disciple surrenders himself to the master. That means there is no vestige of individuality retained by the disciple. If the surrender is complete all sense of individuality is lost and there is thus no cause for misery. The eternal being is only happiness. That is revealed.

Without understanding it aright, people think that the Guru teaches the disciple something like “TATVAMASI” and that the disciple realises “I am Brahman”. In their ignorance they conceive of Brahman as something more huge and powerful than anything else. With a limited ‘I’ the man is so stuck up and wild. What will be the case if the same ‘I’ grows up enormous? He will be enormously ignorant and foolish! This false ‘I’ must perish. Its annihilation is the fruit of Guru seva. Realisation is eternal and it is not newly brought about by the Guru. He helps in the removal of ignorance. That is all.

Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, No 350

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