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Awareness is complete perceptual openness in all experience. It is freedom in immediate perception rather than being focused on stories. The whole field of perception opens up in timeless awareness to include all perceptions. We may find ourselves having a lot of thoughts and a lot of emotions, even very strong emotions that we could have never tolerated before we began gaining confidence in awareness. This is the source of compassion: to allow everything about ourselves to be as it is.

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You can feel yourself one with the One that exists.

The whole body becomes a mere power, a force-current.

Your life becomes a needle drawn to a huge mass of magnet and as you go deeper and deeper, you become a mere centre and then not even that, for you become a mere Consciousness;

there are no thoughts or cares any longer -- they were shattered at the threshold -- it is an inundation.

You, a mere straw, are swallowed alive,but it is very delightful,for you become the very thing that swallows you.

This is the union of jiva with Brahman, the loss of ego in the real Self, the destruction of falsehood, the attainment of Truth.

From: SAT-DARSHANA BHASHYA & TALKS WITH MAHARSHI

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You don't have to feel that some place there is a real 'I'.
For what you're doing is you're making it sound as if there is you and the real 'I'.
There can never be you and the real 'I'.
There is only the real 'I', but because you don't really understand this fully the practice the Self-Inquiry has been given to you to get rid of the false 'I'.

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Look within, approach with all devotion, stay as Heart.

Only adore yourself, worship your Self, and seek your Self, and the rest will be taken care of.
Avoid useless activities and pleasures.
Simply keep quiet, this is Sahaja Bhav, the natural state.

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But people of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing. Since a clear mind is the Buddha, they attain the understanding of a Buddha without using the mind.

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Don't move.
Just die over and over.
Don't anticipate.

Nothing can save you now because you have only this moment. Not even enlightenment will help you now because there are no other moments. With no future, be true to yourself and express yourself fully. Don't move.

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Let any amount of burden be laid on Him, He will bear it all. It is, in fact, the indefinable power of the Lord that ordains, sustains and controls everything that happens. Why then, should we worry, tormented by vexatious thoughts, saying: ‘Shall we act this way? No, that way,’ instead of meekly but happily submitting to that Power?

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Meet you own Self.
Be with your own Self, listen to it, obey it, cherish it, keep it in mind ceaselessly.

You need no other guide.

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Don't keep the past in your mind. You have to love the Self, if you don't you are rejected by the Self. Self stands with extended arms waiting for you, but you look somewhere else! "Come my child, it is enough! Now come to me and I will give you rest". But you don't listen, you just look to something else. Whose fault is this? The Beloved is waiting for you, but you are looking toward the red lights.

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EVERYTHING IS PERFECT

Everything that happens inside and out is preordained by Ishwara, an agent of Brahman, for our spiritual development and must therefore be willed by us as well.

If we had three wishes they would be that things are only as they are, as they are, as they are.

If we are so willing then we are in harmony with the divine will,
for 'In His Will is our peace',

Welcoming the Lord to do whatever he wants with us.

As complete effacement of the egotistic will is necessary to conquer destiny.

So be it.

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When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to Pray.

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Be light. Smile. Drop. Learn the tendency to drop and smile and move through.

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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

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Leave alone your desires and fears. Ask: who desires?
Let each desire bring you back to yourself.

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27. Fear not on seeing this empty world, which appears as a dream in the sleep of Self-forgetfulness. This imaginary and bondage-causing world-picture, [pro- jected on the background] of the dark, dense mind, will not stand in the light of Supreme Knowledge, Sat-Chit-Ananda.

28. O aspirants who hide yourselves away fearing this world, nothing such as a world exists! Fearing this false world which appears to exist, is like fearing the false snake which appears in a rope.

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THE FLIGHT OF THE GARUDA

Then, all you lovers, think of the beautiful man or woman in your heart. You gluttons, consider the food you crave--meat, cake, or fruit. You strutting peacocks, recall and dwell on the clothes you like to wear. You avaricious traders, think about the form of wealth you desire--horses, jewelry, or cash. Carefully considering these matters, allow desire to arise, and when it arises look directly at its essence, at the greedy and lustful self. Then discover firstly where it comes from, secondly where it is now, and finally where it goes to. Look carefully for its color and shape, and any other characteristics.
This vision of your desire is ultimately empty and ungraspable. Do not reject it! It is discriminating awareness.

FROM SONG 13

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Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

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Q: How does one go beyond consciousness into awareness?

M: Since it is awareness that makes consciousness possible, there is awareness in every state of consciousness. Therefore the very consciousness of being conscious is already a movement in awareness. Interest in your stream of consciousness takes you to awareness. It is not a new state. It is at once recognised as the original, basic existence, which is life itself, and also love and joy.

Q: Since reality is all the time with us, what does self-realisation consist of?

M: Realisation is but the opposite of ignorance. To take the world as real and one’s self as unreal is ignorance. The cause of sorrow. To know the self as the only reality and all else as temporal and transient is freedom, peace and joy. It is all very simple. Instead of seeing things as imagined, learn to see them as they are. It is like cleansing a mirror. The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will also show you your own face. The thought 'I am' is the polishing cloth. Use it.

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If you keep indulging the mind's play, you will miss the untouched stillness inside the heart.

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Abide as the Self and remain uncontaminated by what goes on around.

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A European Countess was leaving for Europe and she requested Bhagavan to bless her and her family.

Bhagavan said, "You do not go anywhere away from the Presence as you imagine. The Presence is everywhere."

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You're going to your destination.
Your destination is awakening, liberation.
You do not have to carry the load.
The load is desire.
You want it very bad, and the more you want it, the more you're pushing it away, because a strong want, a strong desire, is a strong ego.
It's not desire you want to develop, it's love, compassion, understanding.
Let everything happen as it may.
When the smoke clears, you will still be who you are, and you'll be totally free.

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SAHAJA SAMADHI IS INDEPENDENT FROM ACTIVITIES

M.: There are no two selves - for the self to speak of the non-realisation of the Self.
D.: It is still theoretical to me. How shall I get the samadhi?
M.: Samadhi is only temporary in its effects. There is happiness so long as it lasts. After rising from it the old vasanas return. Unless the vasanas are destroyed in sahaja samadhi (effortless samadhi), there is no good of trance.

D.: But samadhi must precede sahaja samadhi?
M.: Samadhi is the natural state. Although there are activities and phenomena, yet they do not affect the stillness. If they are realised to be not apart from the Self, the Self is realised. Where is the use of trance, unless it brings about enduring peace of mind? Know that even now you are in samadhi whatever happens. That is all.
Talks no 317

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Again people often ask how the mind is controlled. I say to them, “Show me the mind and then you will know what to do.”

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One reaches the Supreme state by renouncing all lesser desires. As long as you are pleased with the lesser, you cannot have the highest. Whatever pleases you keeps you back. Until you realize the unsatisfactoriness of everything, its transiency and limitation, and collect your energies in one great longing, ever the first step is not made. On the other hand, the integrity of the desire for the Supreme is by itself a call from the Supreme. Nothing, physical or mental, can give you freedom. You are free once you understand that your bondage is of your own making and cease forging the chains that bind you

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