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You will find that everything will betray you if you betray your loyalty to God. So let not one drop of oil fall from the lamp of your attention in the sanctuary of inner silence as you meditate each day, and as you carefully perform your duties in the world.

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Guilt comes from a twisted sense of integrity. You are judging others by their actions, but you cannot stop yourself from doing the same things.

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'Because the Advaita is such an amazing philosophy people stop with that.
If you stop there, during the crisis moment, neither Advaita will help you as strategy nor you will be able to use Advaita as strategy.'

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~ Channeled through Nithyananda sept/2012




Q13:Kalabhairava Swami, is this life’s only purpose is to get enlightenment?

A:Yes. The one and only purpose is enlightenment.




Q14:If so, what are the different paths to enlightenment?


A:Millions of paths; the most important thing is just your decision to become enlightened. The moment you decide integrating your whole being, after that whatever you do is a path for enlightenment. Everything done after that integrated decision is path for enlightenment and it leads you to enlightenment.






Q15:How far can a guru help towards enlightenment?’



A:Guru can directly give you the enlightenment just with your decision to have it.

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True devotees may be called fanatical in their devotion to Him. The only right kind of fanaticism is loyalty to God - night and day, night and day, thinking of Him. Without this kind of loyalty it is impossible to find God. Those who never miss Kriya, and who sit long in meditation and pray intensely to God, will discover the longed-for Treasure.

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You ask: How to stop thinking? I say: Just watch, be alert.
And drop this idea of stopping, otherwise it will stop the natural transformation of the mind. Drop this idea of stopping!
Who are you to stop? At the most, enjoy.

And nothing is wrong - even if immoral thoughts, so-called immoral thoughts, pass through your mind, let them pass; nothing is wrong.
You remain detached. No harm is being done. It is just fiction; you are seeing an inner movie. Allow it its own way and it will lead you, by and by, to the state of no-mind.

Watching ultimately culminates in no-mind.

No-mind is not against mind: no-mind is beyond mind.
No-mind does not come by killing and destroying the mind: no-mind comes when you have understood the mind so totally that thinking is no longer needed -- your understanding has replaced it.

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' Meditation '

SHAMATHA AND VIPASHYANA/VIPASSANA STRENGTHEN THE MIND

While we are meditating, we are strengthening our mind. We know that we can fundamentally train our body, and we know that we can train our behaviour. however in modern culture the feeling is that we cannot train the mind, at least not directly. Nonetheless, the approach of shamatha and of meditation in general is that we can train the mind. We can work with it and we can strengthen it.

~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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SHAMATHA AND VIPASHYANA

When we begin to practice the basic meditation of tranquility meditation [shamatha], we may find that our mind won't stay still for a moment. But this condition is not permanent and will change as we practice. Eventually we will be able to place our mind at rest at will, at which point we will have successfully alleviated the manifest disturbance of the disturbing emotions. After developing tranquility meditation, we can apply the second technique , of insight meditation [vipashnyana], which consists of learning to recognize and directly experience the nature of our own mind. This nature is referred to as emptiness. When we recognize this nature and rest in it, then all of the disturbing emotions that arise dissolve into this emptiness and are no longer afflictions. [This is] the freedom, which is called Buddhahood.

~ Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

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THE NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING

We may think that meditation is simply sitting down and then something happens - but that is not how meditation works. Of course, sometimes it feels good just to come in and sit down, and whatever happens, happens. There's no problem with that. But in the long run, is that the point of meditation? No. If meditation makes us feel good, that's great; but actually, there is a bigger picture in terms of understanding the overall direction of the practice.

~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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FAITH AND DEVOTION

The one thing common to all meditation practice is having the right motivation of wanting to benefit all persons, not just ourselves. Besides this, we also need to have very strong devotion to our Guru and all the Gurus of our lineage. If we pray to them with really sincere devotion, we can receive their blessings, which lead to a very rapid growth of our meditation.

~ Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

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MEDITATION DOES NOT INVOLVE "REFORMING" ONESELF

The practice of meditation does not involve discontinuing one's relationship with oneself and looking for a better person or searching for possibilities of reforming oneself....The practice of meditation is a way of continuing one's confusion, chaos, aggression, and passion - but working with it.

~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.

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CONFIDENCE IN OUR BASIC NATURE AS BUDDHA'S WISDOM

The ultimate or fundamental, nature of our mind in Buddhism is the Buddha's wisdom, the Buddha's heart. The nature of our mind is always Enlightened, always Awakened. It is vital point in our meditation practice to have strong confidence in our own basic nature of mind as the Buddha's wisdom. With that discovery, we meditate on the nature of our mind, just to discover that wisdom.

~ The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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BECOMING FAMILIAR WITH MEDITATION

It is important to become familiar with meditation. Once we've become familiar with it, we can use it however we want. To understand this more clearly, let's look at the word for meditation in Tibetan. In English, although we have different words for it, usually we simply use the word 'meditation'. In Tibetan, the word is 'gom', which means "getting accustomed to," " getting used to," "getting familiar with." When we meditate, we're becoming familiar with something. What we're getting used to is the view of the meditation practice we're doing. As we get more and more used to it, the level of profundity deepens. The meditation penetrates deeper and deeper. This applies to all the different kinds of meditation we do.

~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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AS OUR FIXED IDEAS ABOUT EXPERIENCE CHANGE...

As our fixed ideas about experience change, we see that up to now we have scarcely appreciated our immediate experience. This lack of attention has reinforced our tendency to live in the past or to seek new experience in the future. We can change this around [ through practice ] ... As our experience opens to wider perspectives, our senses, our body, and our consciousness become vibrantly alive. Patterns of craving and frustration give way to the flowing interaction with the process of living. All imbalances drop away, and whatever satisfaction or healing we need is provided naturally. This protection, this balance, this genuine self-sufficiency allows us to open to the endless possibility of each moment and to discover the richness and depth of all experience.

~ Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche

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MEDITATION IS WORKING WUTH NEUROTIC STATES


The neurotic state of mind is not difficult or impossible to deal with. It has energy, speed, and a certain pattern. The practice of meditation involves 'letting be' - trying to go with the pattern, trying to go with the energy and the speed. In this way, we learn how to deal with these factors, how to relate with them, not in the sense of causing them to mature in the way we would like, but in the sense of knowing them for what they are and working with their pattern.

~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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' Guru Ashtakam '

If the mind is not reverently absorbed at the feet of the Master (Guru) what good is there, what good indeed in possessing or achieving anything else?

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Meditate on Self as "OM". May you thus safely cross beyond darkness.

~ Mundaka Upanishad II, 2

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Oh! Do I die? No, Never.How can I?
Death is a lie. How can existence die?

I cannot be cut, nor burnt, nor wetted nor parched.
I am Eternal, in all, firm and unshaken.

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The moment you feel life's vanity, quit home.

~ Nrada Parivrajaka Upanishad

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There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which taken at the flood leads on to fortune.

~ Juius Ceasar IV, iii

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The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight:
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.

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Rama, this inquiry, 'Who am I?' is the quest of the self and is said to be the fire that burns up the seed of the poisonous weed of conceptual thought.

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Who am I? How (came) this (world)? What is it? How (came) death and birth? Thus inquire within yourself, and great will be your benefit therefrom.

~ Annapurnopanishad I, 40

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Who am I? Whence is this widespread 'Samsara'. i.e, flow of births and deaths? These, the wise should enquire into diligently, soon-nay, now.

~ Mahopanishad, IV. 21

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