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The mind is like an inner journalist
that attacks your self-image and then reports about it.
But all the time there is a higher seeing present
that is not caught in the bubble of this play.
It simply Is. It is pure non-dual awareness.
It has no conflict with anything.
It is what you truly are.
It is you. You are It.

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We can call ourselves human only when we rise beyond our personal issues and our issues of community, caste, creed, gender, and nationality.

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Nanak's father thought that he did not like sedentary work. Therefore he said to Nanak, "O dear son! Ride on a horse and do traveling business. This will suit you nicely." Nanak replied, "Revered father! My trade is divine knowledge. The profits are the purseful of good deeds with which I can certainly reach the domain of the Lord."

Then Kalu Chand told Nanak: "If you do not like trade or business, you may serve in some office." Nanak replied, "I am already a servant of God. I am endeavoring to do my duty honestly and whole-heartedly in the service of my Lord. I carry out His behests implicitly. I desire fervently to get the reward of divine grace from the Lord by serving Him untiringly and incessantly." On hearing this, the father became silent and retired from there.

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His father, Kalu, tried his best to turn Nanak's mind towards worldly matters. He put Nanak in the work of looking after cultivation of the land. Nanak did not pay any attention to his work. He meditated even in the fields. He went out to tend the cattle, but centered his mind on the worship of God. The cattle trespassed into neighbor's field. Kalu rebuked Nanak for his idleness.
Nanak replied, "I am not idle, but am busy in guarding my own fields." Kalu asked him, "Where are your fields?" Nanak replied, "My body is a field. The mind is the plowman. Righteousness is the cultivation. Modesty is water for irrigation. I have sown the field with the seed of the sacred Name of the Lord. Contentment is my field's harrow. Humility is its hedge. The seeds will germinate into a good crop with love and devotion. Fortunate is the house in which such a crop is brought! O sir, mammon will not accompany us to the next world. It has infatuated the whole world, but there are few who understand its delusive nature."

Then Kalu put him in charge of a small shop. Nanak distributed the things to Sadhus and poor people. He would give away in charity whatever he could lay hands on in his father's house and in the shop. Nanak said, "My shop is made of time and space. Its store consists of the commodities of truth and self-control. I am always dealing with my customers, the Sadhus and Mahatmas, contact with whom is very profitable indeed.

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When Nanak was a boy of seven, he was sent to Gopal Pandha to learn Hindi. The teacher told Nanak to read a book. Nanak replied, "What will it avail to know all and not have a knowledge of God?" Then the teacher wrote the Hindi alphabets for him on a wooden slate. Nanak said to the teacher, "Please tell me, sir, what books have you studied? What is the extent of your knowledge?" Gopal Pandha replied, " I know mathematics and the accounts necessary for shop-keeping." Nanak replied, "This knowledge will not in any way help you in obtaining freedom." The teacher was very much astonished at the words of the boy. He told him, " Nanak, tell me something which could help me in the attainment of salvation." Nanak said, "O teacher! Burn worldly love, make its ashes into ink and make the intellect into a fine paper. Now make the love of God your pen, and your heart the writer, and under the instructions of your Guru, write and meditate. Write the Name of the Lord and His praises and write, 'He has no limit this side or the other'. O teacher! Learn to write this account." The teacher was struck with wonder.

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One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Listen, O Dear Beloved Saints, to my prayer.

Without the Lord, no one is liberated.

O mind, do only deeds of purity; the Lord is the only boat to carry you across. Other entanglements shall be of no use to you.

True living is serving the Divine, Supreme Lord God; the Guru has imparted this teaching to me.

Do not fail in love with trivial things; in the end, they shall not go along with you.

Worship and adore the Lord with your mind and body, O Beloved Saint of the Lord; in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be released from bondage.

In your heart, hold fast to the Sanctuary of the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord God; do not place your hopes in any other support.

He alone is a devotee, spiritually wise, a meditator, and a penitent, O Nanak, who is blessed by the Lord's Mercy.

~ from " Guru Granth Sahib "

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' Life is Like a Mango Tree '

The other day, someone here in the US asked me how an enlightened being eats a mango. If that sounds like a silly question to you – mangoes are not a mundane subject. When I was a child, for four months in a year, mango was the religion in India. During the season, I used to be on a mango diet. There was nothing but mango in our stomachs. When mango madness took over, there was mango all over the faces, on our clothes; we smelled of mango and so did the whole house – everything was mango.
I even missed examinations because I was busy studying mangoes. Around Mysore, there were a lot of wild mangoes and mango plantations. I spent almost five, six years exploring the locations and varieties of mangoes, and had all the mango trees in the area mapped in my mind. Mangoes naturally come in different flavors, and their complexion and the way you experience them changes from March to end of June, July. This happened when I was in the pre-university course, which is considered crucial, because what kind of marks one gets in the pre-university decides the future of one’s educational trajectory. The term was over, but we were supposed to study harder to make sure we get maximum marks. That was a period of time when even the family restricted our movement, which was a very difficult thing for me to put up with. The special classes in the college gave me the opportunity to leave the house.
It was the beginning of the mango season. My friends and I assembled at the college. I was the consultant as to where to find what kind of mangoes. We discussed where to go and were just about to leave when the principal of the college came down and took us to task. His office was on the first floor, right above where we were standing. He must have looked down and listened to our discussion. He said, “What? The examination is just another twenty days away, and you are going after mangoes?” Then I told him, “Examinations come twice a year. Mangoes come only once a year.”
There were over 300 varieties of mangoes in South India, mostly grown wild and on a few farms. Today, many of the varieties that we had then have disappeared. Since mangoes are grown in increasingly large farms, the varieties that are grown are chosen based on commercial aspects, like shelf life, and so on. This not only applies to mango varieties – a number of fruits and vegetables we had in India when we were children are not available anymore. They have been wiped out by the multi-national agricultural conglomerates and their seeds, which dominate agriculture today and could destroy the biodiversity of this planet.
Mangoes have always been a part of this culture. Even gods were described as eating mangoes. Probably most of you know the famous story of Ganapati and Kartikeya, the children of Adiyogi and Parvati, competing over a sweet, luscious mango. If I delve deeper into the subject of mangoes, I want to go back to India! To me, what is being served as mangoes elsewhere are not really mangoes. If you already like the mangoes that are grown in other regions of the world, you must travel to India and spend some time there during the season to taste Indian mangoes. I could tell you exactly where to go, what varieties of mangoes to eat, and how to eat them. Mango eating needs a lot of training. You must know which mango to bite which way. These days, even the majority of Indians do not know this anymore, because they all cut and eat them.
If you look at a mango tree in February, March, there will be nothing but green leaves. Then, some small, innocuous looking flowers will bloom. Suddenly, one morning, you will see the tree is full of tiny little mangoes. From then on, they will be growing bigger by the day, until they are full of juice and sweetness. But initially, four, five years, nothing happens. You have to wait for years for a mango tree to bear fruits for the first time. It would be foolish to think after a couple of years, “Nothing happened, so I’m going to chop down the tree and throw it away.”
This is how life is made – first you have to establish a solid basis. This takes time. The same applies to your sadhana. The seed is good – the very source of creation is within it. If the source of creation finds expression, you become an utterly beautiful piece of creation. You are given the raw material – what you make out of it is up to you. Once the seed is planted, don’t dig it out after some time to see if it sprouts. Just keep watering it every day. Don’t wait in front of the mango tree, praying for fruits to come. And don’t try to pluck the mango prematurely. When it is time, the fruition will happen quickly. One day, the mango will drop on your head.

This is what yoga-sthah kuru karmani means. Establish yourself in yoga – then act. Beautiful things will come out of it.

Love & Grace,

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12 Anuprekshas or matters of deep thinking according to the Jain scriptures:

1. All worldly things are temporary.

2. The Soul alone is the sole resort.

3. This world is beginningless and crooked.

4. There is nothing to help the Soul, but the Soul itself.

5. Body, mind, etc., are essentially separate from the Soul.

6. The Soul is essentially pure and the body, etc, are essentially impure.

7. The Soul's bondage is due to the inflow of Karma in it.

8. Every being ought to stop this inflow.

9. Emancipation is attained when Karma is absolutely got rid of.

10. The emancipated Souls remain at the foremost top of the filled spaces.

11. in this world, to have the birth of a human being and to mediate on the nature of the Soul are the greatest blessings.

12. To have the three jewels as described by the Omniscient is the only morality *

* - Right Faith, Right Knowledge and Right Conduct.

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' Acharanga Sutra '

I so pronounce that all the omniscients of all times, state, speak, propagate, and elaborate that nothing which breathes, which exists, which lives, or which has essence or potential of life, should be destroyed or ruled over, or subjugated, or harmed, or denied of its essence or potential.

This truth, propagated by the self-knowing omniscients, after understanding all there is in universe, is pure, undefileable, and eternal.

In support of this Truth, I ask you a question - "Is sorrow or pain desirable to you ?" If you say "yes it is", it would be a lie. If you say, "No, It is not" you will be expressing the truth. What I want to add to the truth expressed by you is that, as sorrow or pain is not desirable to you, so it is to all which breath, exist, live or have any essence of life. To you and all, it is undesirable, and painful, and repugnant.

That which you consider worth destroying is (like) yourself. That which you consider worth disciplining is (like) yourself. That which you consider worth subjugating is (like) yourself. That which you consider worth killing is yourself. The result of actions by you has to be borne by you, so do not destroy anything.

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The ancients when they wished to exemplify illustrious virtue throughout the empire, first ordered well their States. Desiring to maintain well their States, they first regulated their families. Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated themselves. Wishing to cultivate themselves, they first rectified their purpose. Wishing to rectify their purpose, they first sought to think sincerely. Wishing to think sincerely, they first extended their knowledge as widely as possible. This they did by investigation of things.

By investigation of things, their knowledge became extensive. Their knowledge being extensive, their thoughts became sincere. Their thoughts being sincere, their purposes were rectified. Their purposes being rectified, they cultivated themselves. They being cultivated, their families were regulated. Their families being regulated, their States were rightly governed. Their States being rightly governed, the empire was thereby tranquil and prosperous.

For the completion of life's work, it requires the whole of life, every deflection from virtue marring by so much the perfection of the whole. Saintliness lies not in purity alone, but in rounded fullness of the well-planned and well-spent life; and life becomes more a thing of beauty if extended to old age.

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A virtuous man has three awes - awe for Heaven's decree, awe for great men and awe for saints' words. When worshiping God, one must feel as if He were visibly present.

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One of the disciples asked Confucius, "O, venerable Master! Please tell me what constitutes social virtue." Confucius replied, "Loving others." Another disciple asked, "Master, is there any one maxim which should be acted upon throughout one's own life?" Confucius replied, "Do not do to others what you do not wish them do to you." A chief disciple of Confucius said, "The single principle that runs throughout the teachings of my Master is loyalty to oneself and charity to one's neighbor.

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Understand,
If you practice, your future will be transformed - is yogic techniques.
If you practice, immediately your future will be transformed - is tantric techniques.
If you decide, your past-present-future all three will be transformed is a Shaivaite technique.
Mahadeva is Mahakala. He just lands. The moment He lands, past-present-future everything is He, He, He, He alone. My fundamental right is to build a bliss chemistry inside me independent of anything external. Declare this. Cherish this Kundalini current, cherish this decision. It will burn all other delusional bridges. You will not become poor you will be rich. You will have more pleasure, more beautiful things in your life. All that, independent of the slavery you experience with that. Listen, all that, independent of the slavery you experience with those external items.
I tell you, be blissful because you are Mahadeva; not because you got ‘yes’ for some your proposal in your relationship or business deal. Be blissful because you are Mahadeva. I am blissful because I am Mahadeva. Consciously the reason you chose, the reason you choose to be blissful, builds your bliss chemistry. You don’t need to worry about the unconscious reasons which makes you joyful; the moment money comes you will be joyful, the moment you get ‘yes’ from your proposal from boyfriend or girlfriend you will be joyful, the moment you get ‘yes’ from a business proposal you will be joyful. Those are all unconscious joys. You don’t need to have guilt about them, you don’t need to worry about them. Consciously you build the bliss chemistry – ‘I am joyful because I am Mahadeva. I am my intention to be’. This consciously deciding to be joyful because ‘you are your intention to be’ is building bliss chemistry in you independent of anything external.

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Cherish this kundalini current. Cherish, decide, entertain, enjoy, celebrate, this one kundalini current - ‘I am what I want to be, my intention; my fundamental right is building my bliss chemistry independent of anything external.’
Cherish, cherish, cherish, entertain, enjoy, celebrate this beautiful kundalini current, you will be ready, you will be ready for more mystical powers in Kumbh Mela, to receive in Kumbh Mela.
Be blissful because you are what your intention to be. Your physiological, psychological, neurological ups and downs are not you; neither down, nor up, both are not you. It is not that you will not enjoy if you know the ups are not you; not that you will not enjoy. You will enjoy independently, freely, without the side effect of down. The side effect of up is down. Without the side effect of down you will be celebrating; because whether up comes or goes you know you are not up.
When you know you are not ups and downs, don’t worry that ups will be taken away from you; only the downs disappear, ups become your natural flow of existence. When you don’t care, you go higher than ups and downs. Higher than ups and downs means up, up, up, up, up, up, up, up, up.
Any small thing, you will enjoy. There won’t be any requirement for something big for you to fall into your bliss chemistry.
You are a teddy bear soaked in honey; nothing much is required for you to make the honey as a experience for you and others. Just a small touch is enough, you will also be enjoying the sweet and you will share that with others.
Your senses does not need to be excited for your bliss. Your ideas does not need to be accredited, recognized for bliss.
You are blissful just because what you intend to be. You are what you intend to be. Be blissful because you are Mahadeva.

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One is known as Mahamaya, and the other is delusion of the senses – experience of sense objects. You are a traveler towards immortality; you will encounter difficulties if you do not progress towards Him. Do not get entangled in the vibhutis (supernatural powers). This is merely a state. The ultimate and the absolute (goal) will not be attained through vibhuti. The power attained should not be exhausted. Try for the revelation of the self, otherwise you will face difficulties and fall (from the state attained).

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Ever since there is God so also is Maya. When God is not? That is why Maya is also beginning less. One should try to realize oneself either in the form of a servant of God or in the form of the Atma.

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If the asana is firm and the focus is fixed and japa be taken as the support, then only is there hope of feeling the taste.

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Try to pour out the mind and spirit in japa and meditation to the best of your capability. Try to keep yourself in divine surroundings and spiritual engagement as long as possible. The speed of the journey to the spiritual goal of a traveler should be accelerated. May it be of liking or not, japa, meditation and remembrance should be carried on.

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Nothing does everything better than something.
I say this because we have a fear that
'If I am empty of me as a person, how can I live?
I have rent to pay. I have children to look after.
If I am empty, how can I do these things?'
But you merely think it is you doing all these things.
This is a very difficult thing to convey to the immature mind
because the mind won't accept these words.
The Supreme Being is doing everything.
Through all the bodies it is doing all this as the vital force.
But also the personal mind has an influence.
Now you must judge whether the influence of the mind,
if the involvement or so-called help of the personal mind,
is needed by the Absolute.

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When there is no envy, jealousy, and comparison within you, you can focus your full capabilities on doing what is needed.

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Yoga means union. To be in a state of yoga means to be complete within yourself.

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The boundless dimension of existence is denied to those who remain within the limitations of logic.

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Changing your attitude is pretense – you cannot keep it up forever. The yogic system is about fundamental transformation – that is what ultimately counts.

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Every worm, every insect, every animal is working for the ecological wellbeing of the planet. Only we humans, who claim to be the most intelligent species here, are not doing that.

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You don’t have to withdraw to a mountain cave to turn spiritual. It does not matter where you are or what you do in life. The spiritual process has nothing to do with the outside – it is something that happens within you.

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