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The right words you utter about you, matters. Right words you utter about you is more powerful and deeper than any prayer you can utter. In prayer you ask and wait for it to become reality. The words you utter, you declare your reality. There is a big difference. In prayer you ask and wait for it to become reality. But in the right words in your Will, you declare your reality – means you ARE making it, that’s it.
I tell you, declaring is the most powerful tapas [austerity]. That is why if you read in the Indian Puranas, Vedic Puranas, Hindu Puranas, if a Rishi sits and declares something and sits with his declaration, even the Devaloka [abode of Gods] shakes, Indra has to come, Brahma has to come, Vishnu has to wake up from His sleep. Shiva has to stop His dance and appear. Read the Puranas [cosmic historities]. An ordinary old man sits in the forest with his declaration, Devaloka shakes, Indra cannot handle the fire anymore, he runs. Your declarations are too powerful. That is the way you are connected to the whole existence. That is the umbilical cord nobody can disconnect which you have with the whole existence. Your declaration nobody can deny, understand.
Somebody asked me a few days before, “Swamiji I want you as part of my whole life, what should I do?” Nothing. Your prayers won’t work. Just declare, even I cannot deny. When you declare, the power of your declaration, when you sit on it, no one can deny, it has to become reality because declaration is the way your will manifests. Your will is the way you are connected to the Universe. Your will is your umbilical cord which cannot be disconnected.

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Somebody asked me a few days before, “Swamiji I want you as part of my whole life, what should I do?” Nothing. Your prayers won’t work. Just declare, even I cannot deny. When you declare, the power of your declaration, when you sit on it, no one can deny, it has to become reality because declaration is the way your will manifests. Your will is the way you are connected to the Universe. Your will is your umbilical cord which cannot be disconnected.
Even in death only your body can be taken away from you, not your will, not your will.

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Let me have Completion. Understand, the most powerful Completion process is your Will and your Declaration. Your WILL, with a powerful, integrated will, declaring it, is the ultimate Completion technique.

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Chew this thought current of – everything manifested, good or bad, right or wrong, whatever, whatever, I am seeing as my life, health or disease, youth or old age, poverty or wealth, friendliness or enmity, acceptance or rejection, support or opposition, everything you manifest is from the stuff you are made. The stuff is from you: You are the Source!

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Ma-The man who is fortunate, whose sanskaras are excellent, does not require a 'return ticket' any more. In order to change the rhythm of the breath one has to resort to sustained practice. One should begin by the repetition of any one of God's names that one prefers. By treading the path that the Guru points out, the breath will be altered and thereby also the bent of one's mind. The moment this is achieved the sushumna will become active in the twinkling of an eye, just as when air is suddenly pumped into a tyre (tube). So long as these things do not happen of themselves, one will have to go on striving. Everyone will understand what refers to the specific line of approach along which he proceeds. The type of meditation that suits a particular person may also reveal itself. So long as this does not occur there are difficulties, struggle, the impression that one is not getting anywhere, that one is incapable of achieving. The exact path one has to take is recognised when the time is ripe. Just as when water is poured out somewhere and finds the proper way to descend and join a stream. So long as the water does not mix with other water one will have to keep on pouring. If inbetween it dries up, no harm has been done. Who can tell at what moment a flood will burst forth? At some time or other one is bound to be blessed by a touch of one's true being. How union is achieved is full of mystery. The current that leads to it is fourfold. One part is unmanifest and three parts are manifest. By the action of pranayama and by dhyana the three manifest parts will have to be joined to the unmanifest. By one's own particular kriya, by the repetition of a name, by pranayama one will have to unite with that current. By selfless service done with the conviction that all are but manifestations of the One, man may also become united to Him. One has to proceed with great regularity and constancy. So long as that spontaneous revelation does not occur, one will have to apply oneself. There was One. He divided Himself in order to create the world. He has always been with you. What is in the microcosm is also in the macrocosm. Thus you have to exert yourself in order to realise your Self. The Lord is manifested in every creature. To find God means but to find one's own Self. Therefore one has to tread the path with steadfastness. All spiritual paths are right and open out towards liberation. HE is free and thus the road to Him leads to freedom. You have grasped, haven't you, that all are contained in the One and the One is present in all.

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311. Satsang with Ma.

Narayana Swami-Ma, today it was discussed with Sri Gopinath Kaviraj, how while the child is in its mother's womb it has knowledge of its true being, but the moment it sees the light of day, forgetfulness supervenes. How is it that at the moment of birth breathing becomes divided into four parts?
Ma-It is for you to know what your Shastras say. This body speaks in its own higgledy-piggledy way. When, the other day, I went for a drive, air was pumped into the tube of a wheel. When there was no air in it, the tube seemed shrunk, as if divided into bits, but when it was blown up again it became round and everywhere equally full of air. Similarly, by practicing God's name, kirtan, meditation and so forth, in the case of some aspirants, pranayama comes about of itself and the body suddenly trembles and becomes straightened; a divine power begins to have its play and yogic postures, etc, manifest spontaneously. When this condition becomes permanent, the breath is no longer divided into four parts, everything merges into one undisturbed bliss, and Knowledge is awakened.
Not only by hathayoga and similar kinds of tapasya can this be accomplished, but also by the practice of the name of Hari. The Name is itself God. One should give serious attention to God's name. By continuous kirtan of 'Hari bol' other mantras also are uttered spontaneously and one's manner of sitting changes. When this body played the play of sadhana, something like this happened. When bhakti arises, a purified body may--nay, does have a similar experience. If one proceeds exactly according to the rules, the body will certainly experience vibration and shivering. Thereupon follow other divine realizations. The subtle nadis of the body will not each be separate anymore, one force will flow through all of them. So as to break all bondage, the knots of the heart will open automatically, each in the way that is needed. No matter what line of sadhana you may have adopted, when the 'switch' is pressed at the muladhara, there will first of all be vibration and shivering and then visions of light may be seen and divine sounds of various kinds heard.

Ma-While the child is in its mother's womb, its inner power is united with that of his mother and thus there is knowledge of Reality. By the yogas of meditation or inquiry or by kriyayoga, and other yogas one must again reach the state of the child in its mother's womb. The sadhaka, the bhakta, the yogi must become the child-yogi in the womb of the Divine Mother. Then the breath will not be cut up anymore. All along there will be only one goal, one aspiration, one inner experience, one Realization.
No matter from what point the wrinkled tube may be filled, it will become straightened and equally full of air in all its parts. When by practicing pranayama, kirtan, meditation in the right manner the mind becomes one-pointed, body and life-force are steadied, or one may also put it the other way round and say, when the movement of the life-force is stilled, the mind becomes one-pointed. Then the life-force flows evenly through the sushumna nadi. At that moment remembrance is awakened, the state of Knowledge is achieved.
While in its mother's womb, the individual has no connection with the outer world; there is thus no impediment and the blood circulation is not conditioned by the functioning of the breath but evenly flows straight in and out of the mother's blood stream. By the sight of outer things and by breathing the outer air, man's concentration is destroyed and the remembrance of his true nature vanishes. It is necessary for the aspirant to hide himself from the obstacles of the outer world by entering the Divine Mother's womb in the cave of his own heart. Thereby lost remembrance will be restored. Then the Mother will take on Herself all his burdens.
Today rather much has been disclosed by this body, even though the secret has been merely hinted at in broad outlines. He who is ready for it will understand it rightly.

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313. Satsang with Ma.

Q-What is the advantage and the special result of meditating in a cave? Does a cave represent the mother's womb or the cave in the human heart?
Ma-Meditating in a cave enhances single-mindedness. The outer cave is a symbol for the inner cave. The home of the householder should be provided with a retreat like a shrine room to be used as a cave. In order to destroy the curtain of ignorance, a place that is curtained off to serve as a cave will have to be set apart in every home. Behind the curtain one should meditate and outside of the curtain perform service. Grihasta Ashram signifies a condition in which the householder is not aware of strain or toil. He must serve his family, regarding every member as a manifestation of the One. Work for your little daughter with the idea that she represents Kumari, the Virgin Mother of the Universe and for your son looking upon him as Gopal, the child Krishna. By taking care of his wife the husband serves but Lakshmi, the Goddess presiding over home and hearth; and the wife should worship the Lord of the world in her husband. One's parents are to be revered as spiritual preceptors, one's younger brothers as Gopalas, one's younger sisters as Gouris, the big brothers to be respected as fathers and one's elder sisters as mothers. If one is able to serve everyone with this attitude of mind, how can family life be an impediment to sadhana? Wherever you may find yourself, acts of service will help you to fulfil yourself, to attain to perfection. And in addition to engaging in service, a special place and time should be reserved for the worship and contemplation of God in solitude. All the rest of the day try to sustain the remembrance of His Name or of a mantra. Wherever you may be, the way to the revelation of God lies there itself. For the brahmachari and sannyasi it is most congenial to practice meditation in seclusion in a cave. Depending on one's capacity and stage, the place of practice, the sadhana and the state of achievement vary.

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314. Satsang with Ma.

Q-Are the Vanaprastha and Sannyas Ashrams appropriate under modern conditions?
Ma-One should try to live every Ashram (stage of life) according to the injunctions of the Shastras. The Vanaprastha and Sannyas Ashrams are difficult ones. Everyone should do as much as he can.
Q-The Shastras prescribe that a man should retire to the forest and adopt the Vanaprastha Ashram after he has completed 50. How can this rule be followed in our times?
Ma-When do people retire nowadays? At 55 or 58 or 60. Well, then at least at the age of 60 they should abandon their worldly life and, freeing themselves from their ties, live in an Ashram. Why be attached to what has been left behind? If at 55 the spirit of renunciation comes over you, retire and become a Vanaprastha.
Q-What is the path of a Rishi (Rishipanth)?
Ma-For the offspring of a Rishi--his sons and daughters--for them is the path of a Rishi. The wife of a Rishi is called Rishi patni and his son Rishi balak. What is meant by Rishi you can find out from the Shastras. You should study and perform the duties of a Rishi. The founder and ancestor of every family (gotra) was a Rishi. You are all descendants of Rishis. The Grihastashram should be lived in accordance with the rules of the path of a Rishi, in obedience to the Shastras and to Dharma. If a householder abides by the laws of conduct laid down in the Shastras, then by the grace of God he will automatically reach the goal of life. Where action is not spontaneous there is trouble and friction. Whatever action or event comes about without difficulty, should be understood as happening spontaneously. In this there is no toil or strain, no craving, it happens by God's Will.

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315. Satsang with Ma.

Q-What do you mean when you say, 'Ashram is a condition in which there is absence of strain or toil?'
Ma-Where restlessness, desire and trouble are, there is strain and toil. If the Ashram is lived in keeping with its innate rules, there will be none of these. The strenuous striving towards Self-realization is not felt as strain, it is tapasya. Strain implies the awareness of discomfort. Even if by tapasya the body is subjected to discomfort, mind and heart are full of enthusiasm and joy. To realize God means to realize one's Self. How can there be strain while engaging in the essential thing for oneself? The sadhana that is prescribed so that the Atma may be revealed will not be felt as strain or toil. To do tapasya is your self-expression; in order that this may become evident, the tapasya must be free from strain, must be easy and natural. If I work at the bidding of another, it may seem a drudgery to me, but if I do my own work, prompted by my own desire, how can this be wearisome? Self-realization, in other words, God-realization is one's own work, the endeavour to find one's Self is one's own natural endeavour. The states of a tapasvi, sadhaka or yogi are states of the effortless play of the Self.
Q-Can the action of the Sushumna be compared to pumping air into a tube?
Ma-You are referring to our talk about the tube the other day. According to the line along which a person practices sadhana will be his realization; by attending to the work of one's true nature one attains to eternal union. The man who becomes united with Him is styled a yogi. To prepare oneself for that Sublime Touch is the purpose of sadhana. By practicing or listening to the name of Hari or doing japa, the rhythm of one's breath is regulated, pranayama comes about spontaneously, there is repose, natural ease, no difficulty, no illness. The rhythm by which mundane work is achieved causes disease, sickness, worry; it does not bring about rest, ease and equilibrium. If you remain steeped in the current of worldly activity there will be physical creation, worldly knowledge and worldly interest. This is the current of constant wanting, not the current that leads to God-realization.

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By seeing Chidambaram, by being born in Tiruvarur, by dying in Kasi, or by merely thinking of Arunachala, one will surely attain Liberation.

~ Arunachala Mahatmyam

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Q: Are Kali, Durga, Chandi, Krishna distinct from one another or one? If they are one, why then have they different forms?

Ma: God is indeed one. Just as man is one but of different forms. Thus Kali, Krishna and so forth are one as the Brahman, but where outer manifestation (Shakti) comes in, they are different. Men vary in character and temperament and therefore manifest in different shapes. By His grace God shows you the particular form under which you will realize Him. But in essence God is one. There is only one Atma--with form and formless--both are but the Atma. With form (sakara) means He Himself as Form. Just as water and ice are eternally of one substance, even so God Himself appears in various shapes, yet He is one. On the plane of action He appears divided, as the Atma He is one without a second.

Q: If the Self is one, why then is the sorrow of one man not felt by the others?

Ma: Only while there is the sense of separation this is so. So long as there are others, experience is divided. But when there is no more question of difference, then the sorrow of all will be felt as one's own. When the distinction between knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower has been obliterated, oneness is realized. Until then experience varies for each individual. What you receive depends on your attitude of mind. That which is in constant flux is called the world. And what is bound is called the individual. In the world of individuals one reaps as one sows. How wonderful is God's dispensation! He plays in an infinite variety of shapes and forms.

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At all times let forbearance be your norm. Say to yourself: "Lord, everything Thou doest is for the highest good!" Pray for the power of endurance. Nothing happens that is not an expression of God's grace; verily, all is His grace.

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Lose yourself altogether when bowing down to God with a single-minded devotion and you will obtain joy and power in proportion.
In this connection she added: “There are two kinds of pranamas : Offering to Him your whole body and mind with all thoughts, desires, sense-impressions, love, affection, devotion, just like emptying the contents of a full pitcher to its last drop. The other way is like scattering face-powder through the minute holes of a powder-box : the major portion of your thoughts and desires is kept back in a hidden chamber of your mind, and only a little dust is allowed to escape.

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Divine happiness, even the tiniest particle of a grain of it, never leaves one again; and when one attains to the essence of things and finds one's Self - this is supreme happiness. When it is found, nothing else remains to be found; the sense of want will not awaken anymore, and the heart's torment will be stilled forever.

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A nebulous Mind with unchanging focus or direction is the instrument of immense knowing.

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On Alcohol

"Oh! That men should put an enemy into their mouths to steal away their brains! O God, that we should have joy, pleasure, revel, and applause transform ourselves into beasts!"

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In the world, we see so many successful people who do not meditate. We also see many meditators who are not successful in terms of name, fame, money, achievements, etc. How do we explain this?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Well, what do you call a success? Is it just having a big bank balance? People may have had a lot of fame and name, and a big bank balance, but they may be unable to smile, or they may not be having a good night’s sleep, and many cannot enjoy their meal. Do you know that?

To me, success is the undying smile on someone’s face. To me, success is the confidence in a person that he can win, that he can overcome any obstacles, or any situations in his life.

That is success! Look at some of the wealthy people, they are so scared of even making friends with anybody. They think that their friends are just there for their money. They get into that state of paranoia. Do you call this success? There are many so called famous people, that even if you squeeze them, there is not an iota of joy in them. I don’t call it success.

Well, if you want to be successful and famous, you can do all that, but you have to keep a healthy body and healthy mind. For that, you need to meditate my dear! Meditation is not a direct way to success. It is like watering the root of a tree. When you water the roots, then there are fruits, are flowers and greenery. If you don’t want to meditate, don’t meditate. There is no compulsion. Get thoroughly stressed, and be stressed. If stress can bring you success, well, you should go for it. Who asked you to meditate?

Wake up, please wake up. Meditation is not an obstacle for you to be dynamic and successful in your life. In fact, it helps you. If some people are meditating and they are not successful, it is their choice...

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Most human beings are not #paying attention to these simple things that they are doing. They are gulping down what they eat and drink. They breathe completely unconsciously. They touch anything and everything without knowing what they are touching or feeling. Largely, it is happening like this for most people. You can be far more attentive to these things without slowing down anything – this is important, because people think that if you have to pay attention to your breathing, you should not be doing anything else, you must just be breathing. No.
The beauty of being human is that we have a cerebral capability of conducting complex activity within us and we are still able to pay attention.

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Dear Gurudev, why do I go on and off in my sadhana (spiritual practice)? I hear that other people do this as well.

A: Well, it's natural. When there are fruits in the tree you enjoy the fruits and you forget to water the roots.
And then when the tree starts drying out then you water it again. This is how we do.
Once, twice or three times you go through this cycle and then you become intelligent, then you make it part of your life.
Once it is part of your life then you will feel so uncomfortable if you don't do your practice even for one day.
Even for one day if you are not in knowledge, it throws you off, you feel as if you're missing something, or there is a lack of something.
So, you need to make these good practices part of your life, like brushing your teeth.
One day you don't brush your teeth, do you feel comfortable? You feel so awful, isn't it?
Just like dental hygiene, this is mental hygiene!

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Change in human conscious level and travel to other Dimensions has reduced. So you want to declare other dimensions don't exist. But destruction of airports does not mean other countries do not exist !

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Evolved human body from planet Earth and SuperConsciousness from Kailasa, these two meet when a child takes birth.

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' SWASTHYA '

With unhealthy bodies, we can not give our best in the service of India.

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Single-minded devotion engenders deep thought, which expresses itself in action. The Lord’s Light descends on the devotee, His power awakens in him and as a result, profound inner inquiry blossoms forth.

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You cannot win the fight you are in, not because you are not powerful, but because you are fighting with something that doesn't exist.

There is no question of winning here because you have already lost in the very choice you made to fight. Even if you win, it is irrelevant. Unless you can answer what have you won against, it doesn't really answer.
There is no fight in existence. That's why existence is mystical. Science cannot be mystical because science questions. Science seeks reason. Anything that has a reason is ordinary. It cannot come close to the realms of that which has no causation or reason to it.

You are not a mystic because there is yet fight in you. You cannot be without the fight. Even the non violence people are in fight because they constantly fighting against fight.

A mystic is someone who just wonders and does not demand an answer. A mystic says "how vast is the universe!" And a scientific person also asks "how vast is the universe?"

The only difference is that the mystic's question ends with a ! And the ordinary scientist's question has a ?

The whole existence is mystical and you remain aloof with the mind. Because the mind questions, the mind creates fight. With a no mind you become existence and hence you also become a mystic.

A mystic wouldn't have a problem calling himself and you also a mystic because he knows that you are indeed a mystic too...

When the whole existence is bathing in mysticism, how can you be not a mystic but you are just standing aside for a while.. Not willing to bath. It's ok... So he can declare you too as a mystic... Because he knows.

but you would have problems with someone calling himself a mystic and obviously you wouldn't believe him calling you a mystic too... and that's the fight that I was refering to. That's the fight you have within yourself. It is your problem.

These questions hanker you and cloud the mystic behind it. It doesn't just stop you from seeing the mystic in me but It also stops you from seeing the mystic within yourself.

Trascend all the resistance in you. Turn the ohm into aum. Ohm creates resistance. Aum creates acceptance.

Acceptance makes you a mystic. Acceptance of yourself. Acceptance of others. Acceptance of everything around. Acceptance of the peace. Acceptance of the fight too.

When you accept the seemingly polar opposite truths, they basically loose their control over you. They cannot choose you anymore. Only you choose them.

When for the first time you can choose, a mystic is born.

~ Chanshi Acmo

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At certain times, a silent mind is very important, but 'silent' does not mean closed. The silent mind is an alert, awakened mind; a mind seeking the nature of reality.

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It is a great miracle that a human being,
confronted with so many challenges,
can rise like the lotus flower
above the murky waters of the mind.
Though the lotus grows in muddy places,
its flower remains immaculate throughout its life.
Even in heavy rainfall when the waters rise,
the lotus will always be found above the surface.
Beloved one, in the same way, live above the worldly mind.

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