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Equating life into money, money in day to day life: and lastly, equating your whole life into something that does not even exist!

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Understand, actually when we expect the result, our goal, and reverse calculate the amount of work we need to do for the goal, we become tired of working.
Aghoris have that tradition: just do, no question of second thought current. That is one of a very powerful initiation in Aghori Sapmradaya, the Guru-disciple relationship. Many times, our mathematics does not apply is not bad news, its a good news! Many times its good news! if we never start, only then its a bad news!

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Merging with the Source is what I call enlightenment, merging of the individual consciousness with the cosmic consciousness. You have achieved the human body which gives you the highest possibility to take the jump in consciousness. If the human body perishes before enlightenment, there cannot be a greater loss than that.

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Anything which makes you powerless should be discarded as quickly as possible.

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To align with the soul takes courage. Ramana defined enlightenment as 'absolute courage at all times and in all situations.' If you want to live an awakened life, it takes courage and grit. It takes someone who loves reality enough that they become a servant of it. What's important is the daily moment-to-moment, when nobody's looking and nobody's paying attention. You are the only person who will ever know what you acted from in any situation. Those are the moments that are the most important. That's where you will find out where your orientation is.

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So much is found after
The cessation of seeking.

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The mind is a powerful instrument. Every thought, every emotion that you create changes the very chemistry of your body.

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When you come into this world, you have nothing but life in you. What you make out of it is up to you.

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India is a great possibility.
Whether this possibility becomes a reality depends on our courage and commitment to walk the distance.

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I just wonder, how to make these people see,
holding on to two, they can't cross the sea.

- 140:17:20

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Amid stars at night, the moon reigns,
when the sun rises, she wanes.

Commentary : A dig at fake seers, they have their day till a real sage appears on the scene.

- 138:17:16

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' Of Human Nature '

Truth he knows not, but peaches like a sage,
parrot too knows a lot, yet it's in a cage.

- 137:17:14

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A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22

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A truly intelligent mind is neither influenced by memory nor deluded by imagination.

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Let the infinity be felt in one, then you know how to feel the infinity in infinity.
At least with one object you feel divine pulsating, vibrant, alive, so you know how to multiply that everywhere. That is the reason Guru Bhakti is also highly recommended in our Hindu tradition. So with one person if you vibrate with the trust, you just know how to multiply with the whole universe.

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If you stop identifying with things that you are not, your mind will become still. That's all it takes to meditate.

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Chapter VI - The Yoga of Meditation

Krishna said:
One who performs the prescribed duty
Without seeking its fruit is a Samnyasi and a yogi,
Not the one who merely does not light the sacred fire,
And does not work.

O Arjuna, know that to be the Karma-yoga
Which they call Samnyasa.
No one becomes a Karma-yogi
Who has not renounced
The selfish motive behind an action.

For the wise who seeks to attain yoga
Karma-yoga is said to be the means;
For the one who has attained yoga,
Equanimity becomes the means.

A person is said to have attained yogic perfection
When there is no desire for sensual pleasures,
Or attachment to the fruits of work,
And has renounced all personal selfish motives.

One must elevate, not degrade, oneself
By one's own mind.
The mind alone is one's friend
As well as one's enemy.

The mind is the friend
Of those who have control over it,
And the mind acts like an enemy
For those who do not control it.

One who has control over the mind
Is tranquil in heat and cold,
In pleasure and pain, and in honor and dishonor;
And is ever steadfast with the Supreme Self.

A yogi is called Self-realized
Who is satisfied with knowledge
And understanding of the Self,
Who is equanimous, who has control over the senses,
And to whom a clod, a stone, and gold are the same.

A person is considered superior
Who is impartial towards companions,
Friends, enemies, Neutrals, arbiters,
Haters, relatives, saints, and sinners.

Let the yogi seated in solitude and alone
Having mind and senses under control
And free from desires and attachments for possessions,
Try constantly to contemplate on the Supreme Self.

The yogi should sit on a firm seat
That is neither too high nor too low,
Covered with sacred Kusha grass,
A deerskin, and a cloth,
One over the other, in a clean spot.

Sitting and concentrating the mind
On a single object,
Controlling the thoughts
And the activities of the senses,
Let the yogi practice meditation for self-purification.

Hold the waist, spine, chest, neck, and head erect,
Motionless and steady, fix the eyes and the mind
Steadily between the eye brows,
and do not look around.

With serene and fearless mind;
Practicing celibacy; having the mind under control
And thinking of Me; let the yogi sit
And have Me as the supreme goal.

Thus, by always keeping the mind fixed on the Self,
The yogi whose mind is subdued attains peace
Of the Supreme nirvana by uniting with Me.

This yoga is not possible, O Arjuna,
For the one who eats too much,
Pr who does not eat at all;
Who sleeps too much,
Or who keeps awake.

But, for the one who is moderate
In eating, recreation, working,
sleeping, and waking,
This yoga destroys sorrow.

A person is said to have achieved yoga,
The union with the Self,
When the perfectly disciplined mind
Gets freedom from all desires,
And becomes absorbed in the Self alone.

As a lamp in a spot
Sheltered from the wind
Does not flicker,
This simile is used for the subdued mind
Of a yogi practicing meditation on Brahman.

When the mind disciplined
By the practice of meditation becomes steady,
One becomes content in the Self by beholding Him
With (purified) intellect.

One feels infinite bliss
That is perceivable only through the intellect,
And is beyond the reach of the senses.
After realizing Brahman,
One is never separated from absolute reality.

After Self-Realization,
One does not regard any other gain
superior to Self-Realization.
Established in Self-Realization,
One is not moved even by the greatest calamity.

The severance of union with sorrow
Is known by the name of yoga.
This yoga should be practiced
With firm determination and perseverance,
Without any mental reservation or doubts.

Totally abandoning all selfish desires,
And completely restraining
The senses by the intellect;

One gradually attains tranquillity of mind
By keeping the mind fully absorbed in the Self
By means of a well-trained intellect,
And thinking of nothing else.

Wheresoever this restless
And unsteady mind wanders away,
One should bring it back
To the reflection of the Supreme.

Supreme bliss comes to a Self-realized yogi
Whose mind is tranquil,
Whose desires are under control,
And who is free from sin.

Such a sinless yogi,
Who constantly engages the mind with the Self,
Easily enjoys the infinite bliss
Of contact with Brahman.

Because of perceiving the Self (abiding) in all beings
And all beings (abiding) in the Self;
A yogi, who is in union with the Self,
Sees everybeing with an equal eye.

Those who see Me in everything
And see everything in Me,
Are not separated from Me
And I am not separated from them.

The non-dualists,
Who adore Me as abiding in all beings,
Abide in Me irrespective
Of their mode of living.

One is considered the best yogi
Who regards every being like oneself,
And who can feel the pain and pleasures of others
As one's own, O Arjuna.

Arjuna said:
O Krishna, You have said that yoga of meditation
Is characterized by the equanimity ,
But, due to restlessness of mind
I do not perceive the steady state of mind.

Because the mind, indeed, is very unsteady,
Turbulent, powerful, and obstinate, O Krishna.
I think restraining the mind
Is as difficult as restraining the wind.

Krishna said:
Undoubtedly, O Arjuna, the mind is restless
And difficult to restrain,
but it is subdued by Abhyaasa (practice),
And Vairaagya (detachment), O Arjuna.

In My opinion, yoga is difficult
For the one whose mind is not subdued.
However, yoga is attainable by the person
Of subdued mind by striving through proper means.

Arjuna said:
For the faithful but of unsubdued mind,
Who deviates from (the path of) meditation
And fails to attain yogic perfection
What is the destination of such a person, O Krishna?

Do they not perish
Like a dispersing cloud, O Krishna,
Having lost both, supportless and bewildered
On the path of Self-realization?

O Krishna,
Only You are able to completely dispel
This doubt of mine.
Because there is none, other than You,
who can dispel this doubt.

Krishna said:
There is no destruction, O Arjuna,
For such a yogi either here or hereafter.
A transcendentalist is never put to grief, My dear friend.

The unsuccessful yogi is reborn,
After attaining heaven and living there for many years,
In the house of the pure and prosperous; or

Such a yogi is born in a family
Of wise transcendentalists.
A birth like this is very difficult, indeed,
To obtain in this world.

After taking such a birth, O Arjuna,
One regains the knowledge acquired
In the previous life, and strives again
To achieve perfection.

The unsuccessful yogi is instinctively carried
Towards Brahman by virtue of Sanskaara
Of yogic practices of previous lives.
Even the inquirer of Brahman
Surpasses those who perform Vedic rituals.

The yogi who diligently strives,
Perfecting through many incarnations,
Becomes completely free from all sins
And reaches the supreme goal.

The yogi is superior to the ascetics.
The yogi is superior to the scholars.
The yogi is superior to the ritualists.
Therefore, O Arjuna, be a yogi.

I consider one to be the most devoted
Of all the yogis who lovingly contemplates
On Me with supreme faith,
And whose mind is ever absorbed in Me.

~ This is the end of Chapter VI of the Bhagavad Gita ~

Entitled "Dhyana-Yoga, Or "The Yoga of Meditation"

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All yogic powers are expressed from Third Eye only.
Whether it is the power of materializing, teleportation or the power of intuition or the power of making your dreams into reality – everything is from the third eye.

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“Devotion to the Lord dawns in the heart of a man who has done virtuous actions in his previous births without expectation of fruits and egoism or the idea of agency. Devotion leads to knowledge of the Self (Jnana) and through Jnana, he attains Moksha or the final emancipation.
In days of yore, Virasindhu was the king of Kalinga country. He did severe Tapas, meditation and Yoga in his previous birth, but did not attain Moksha. He became a Yoga-Bhrashta as he had to enjoy the fruits of some residual Karmas in this last birth of a King. He took his birth as the son of a king. When he attained the proper age, he was crowned as the king of Kalinga. He ruled the kingdom for a period of ten years.
Owing to the force of previous spiritual Samskaras, and the grace of the Lord, discrimination and dispassion dawned in his heart. He reflected within himself: “I am doing the same acts of eating, drinking and sleeping. My several forefathers who ruled the country, had been reduced to dust. I have no peace of mind despite my wealth and dominion. I should get a Guru and obtain initiation from him to get knowledge of the Atman and reach the abode of immortality and eternal bliss.
King Virasindhu sent invitation to all Pandits, Sannyasins, Sadhus and Mahatmas. He wrote in the letter thus: “I will give half of my dominion to that supreme Guru who will give me the right initiation and make me realise the Self. If he fails to do so he will be put in the prison.”
Many Pandits and Sadhus saw the king. One gave him Taraka Mantra, another gave Panchakshara, a third gave him Ashtakshara, but no one was able to satisfy the king. He put them all in the prison. He had initiation into these Mantras in his previous births.
King Virasindhu became very restless as he did not obtain his Guru. Lord Siva assumed the form of an ordinary coolie. He had a very black complexion. He wore some rags and appeared before the king. The king went in advance to receive him. Through the grace of the Lord, he came to know that this coolie was none other than the Lord. The coolie raised his hand towards the king and said “stop”, and vanished immediately. The king understood that the Guru has commanded him to stop the mind and control its movements. The king closed his eyes, while he was standing, and did not allow the mind to think of the sensual objects. He controlled all the modifications of the mind. It was easy for him as he had practised Yoga and meditation in his previous birth. He entered into Nirvikalpa Samadhi and became like a statue. He did not open his eyes.
The ministers were waiting in the Durbar Hall for hours together. King Virasindhu did not open his eyes for days together. Then the ministers reflected: The king is in Samadhi now. We do not know when he will return from the Samadhi. We will have to manage the affairs of the State.” They removed the ring from his finger and used it for putting the seal in the papers of the State. The king opened his eyes after six years, and asked the ministers: “Where is my Guru?” The ministers replied: “O venerable king! The Guru said a word to your majesty and vanished at once. You are standing here like a statue for the last six years. We are conducting the affairs of the state with the aid of your ring. Here is the seal of your ring in all the registers and papers.”
The king was struck with awe and wonder. He thought within himself: “Six years have passed like a second. I enjoyed supreme bliss. I have no desire to rule the State after tasting the supreme bliss.” He left the palace and entered the forest and sat in Samadhi.
The force of Yogic Samskaras of the king that was generated by the practice of Yoga in his previous birth, helped him in the attainment of the beatitude in this birth. Those who have not much piety and religious inclination in this birth should do Japa, Kirtan, meditation, and study of religious books. They should live in the company of sages. They will develop good religious Samskaras. This will be a valuable asset for them in the next birth. They will start the practice of Yoga in the next birth in the early age.
It is difficult to say in what form the Guru or the Lord will appear before you to initiate you. He may come in the form of a leper as Sri Hanuman did, or in the form of an untouchable as Lord Krishna did, or in the form of a groom as Lord Siva did. The aspirants must be very careful and vigilant to detect the Lord in the various forms which He assumes.”

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Just like bone marrow is in your bones, the pure light of consciousness is in your identity. Make discovering that your top priority of life.

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On Drugs


"Drugs are like a telephone , when you get the message hang up"

Experimentation

When he returned to the United States, he began to dabble in psychedelic drug experiences, initially with mescaline given to him by Dr. Oscar Janiger. He tried LSD several times with various research teams led by Drs. Keith Ditman, Sterling Bunnell, and Michael Agron. He also tried marijuana and concluded that it was a useful and interesting psychoactive drug that gave the impression of time slowing down. Watts’ books of the ’60s reveal the influence of these chemical adventures on his outlook. He would later comment about psychedelic drug use, "When you get the message, hang up the phone."
Alan's thoughts continued
"Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be matured and deepened by the various ways of meditation in which drugs are no longer necessary or useful. If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen..."-- Alan Watts, (Joyous Cosmology Prologue, 2nd ed. 1970)."

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At the being level, when your very being surrenders to the Master, your being clearly recognizes the call of the Master. You become a part of the Master. You no longer carry any separate identity. This process of transformation automatically happens when you surrender to the Master, his teachings and his mission. The water is converted into formless steam. Like steam, you now explode in all directions. There are no limitations because all limitations exist only in the mind. You now transcend the mind and express your peak potential. The Master tirelessly and compassionately pushes you in different ways so you can also experience and be in the same state of eternal bliss as he is. The only emotion that a Master knows is love. I always tell people, ‘When I show compassion to you, I cheat you. When I free you, I teach you. Either way you grow.’ The Vedas also clearly declare that a living Master is needed. You may have access to all the books, the recorded teachings of all the great masters. But, you have only the words; where is the body language? For example, yoga as it is taught now has been reduced to just a form of physical exercise. But physical health is just one of its benefts. Yoga as taught by Patañjali is a means to enlightenment. But the body language of Patañjali no longer exists; only his words exist. You need a living Master who is in the same consciousness as Patañjali, to transmit the essence and experience of the words. A beautiful verse in the Guru Gītā says, ‘The Guru just wipes of with the big toe of his left foot your fate which Brahma has written on your forehead.’ The Master can change your very destiny and take you to a new dimension.

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On Silence

"We spend a lot of time looking for happiness when the world right around us is full of wonder. To be alive and walk on the Earth is a miracle, and yet most of us are running as if there were some better place to get to. There is beauty calling to us every day, every hour, but we are rarely in a position to listen.
The basic condition for us to be able to hear the call of beauty and respond to it is silence. If we don’t have silence in ourselves—if our mind, our body, are full of noise—then we can’t hear beauty’s call."

~ ”Silence”

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I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Gayā at Gayā Head. And on that occasion, many ascetics — on the cold winter nights of the "Between-the-Eights," when the snow was falling in Gayā — jumped up in the water, jumped down in the water, did a jumping-up-&-down in the water, poured (water over themselves), and performed the fire sacrifice, (thinking,) "Through this there is purity."
The Blessed One saw those many ascetics — on the cold winter nights of the "Between-the-Eights," when the snow was falling in Gayā — jumping up in the water, jumping down in the water, doing a jumping-up-&-down in the water, pouring (water over themselves), and performing the fire sacrifice, (thinking,) "Through this there is purity."
Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed:

Not by water is one clean,
though many people are bathing here.
Whoever has truth &
rectitude: 'He's' a clean one; 'he', a brahman."

~ 'Jaṭila Sutta: Ascetics; UD 1.9

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