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16. asanasthah sukham hrade nimajjati //
Seated in that real posture, he effortlessly dives in the ocean of nectar.
“Actually, the postures (asanas) explained in the yogadarsana are not really asanas at all. Sivayoga is the only posture that must be understood when you are seeking to understand the real posture for such a yogi. This real posture is the supreme energy of awareness. You are seated in that posture when you hold and possess the supreme energy of awareness. Then in each and every act of your life you are aware, you are seated in that posture. This is the real asana. The physical postures called asanas are not actually asanas. These so-called asanas are only imitations of the real asana. They are only imagination. The real asana actually exists when you are truly residing in the state of absolute awareness, the awareness of self.
The yogi who, leaving aside the effort of asana (yogic exercises), pranayama (breathing exercises), dhyana (contemplation), and dharana (meditation), simply remains in that posture with nothing left to do, aware of what he actually is. This is why the author has used the word sukham in the sutra because "effortlessly" means that without exerting any effort in respect to breathing or yogic exercise, contemplation or meditation, he remains seated in that posture.
So in an internal, not external, way he perceives the reality of his embodiment of awareness (You must not be aware of your dress, your beauty, or charm, or your body—You must be aware of your nature, what you really are—That is, in the real sense, awareness) and without any effort finally immerses himself in the ocean from which the universe rises and expands. He dives and enters for good in that ocean, which is filled with real nectar.
What does diving mean? In diving into the ocean of nectar, he lets the impressions of the body (deha), of the breath (prana), of the eight constituents (puryastaka) and of the void (sunya) sink into that ocean and he becomes one with that nectar. This is the real way of diving.
In Mrityujita Tantra (Netra Tantra), it is said:
You do not have to concentrate above on sahasrardha cakra or below on muladhara cakra. You have not to concentrate on the tip of the nose, on the backside, or on the nostrils – breathing and exercising prana and apana.
Nor do you have to concentrate on someplace in your body or concentrate in a universal way. You do not have to put your concentration on ether nor do you have to concentrate downward.
You do not have to close your eyes. You do not have to open your eyes and keep your eyes wide open. You do not have to take any support in meditation, nor do you have to have absence of support.
You do not have to concentrate on your organic field, or on the universal elements, or on sensations of the five senses – sound (sabda), touch (sparsa), sight (rupa), taste (rasa) and smell (gandha). You have to put all of these aside and enter into that universal being of awareness. This is what Saivaite yogis do successfully.
Actually, this state of the Saivaite yogi is the real state of Siva. This state is not revealed to others; it is revealed only to the revealers.

~ Mrityujita Tantra 8.41-45

This state, which is the real nature of Siva, is not revealed; this state is the revealer. This state is subjective, not objective. So the aspirant must be active in an interior way, not in an external way. He must be active in being aware of himself. That is real activity. Real activity is not moving about here and there. The revealed is not the point to be sought; it is the revealer that is to be striven for. And this state of the revealer is not separate from subjective consciousness. It is only subjective consciousness.”

~ Siva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening as Revealed By Swami Lakshmanjoo

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Ahimsa is one of the cardinal virtues and an important tenet of 3 major religions (Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism). Ahimsa is a multidimensional concept, inspired by the premise that all living beings have the spark of the divine spiritual energy; therefore, to hurt another being is to hurt oneself. Ahimsa has also been related to the notion that any violence has karmic consequences.

"Ahimsa is the highest virtue,
Ahimsa is the highest self-control,
Ahimsa is the greatest gift,
Ahimsa is the best suffering,
Ahimsa is the highest sacrifice,
Ahimsa is the finest strength,
Ahimsa is the greatest friend,
Ahimsa is the greatest happiness,
Ahimsa is the highest truth, and
Ahimsa is the greatest teaching."

~ Mahaprasthanika Parva

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And God said “Love Your Enemy,” and I obeyed him and loved myself.

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“Meditation softens you.
When you soften, love and gratitude start happening in you.
Then slowly, there is no room for worry.
Worry is also a form of violence. It is a subtle form of violence.
It is a disguised agitation in the system.
Meditation also tremendously increases awareness.
When awareness increases, outwardly you might be completely involved in the outer world, but inwardly you will be untouched by anything that happens.
That is the real worry-free life.
Let me give you a simple meditation technique to drop worry and become pleasant all the time.
This is a meditation to tune yourself to bliss.
It can be practiced anywhere, any time, even continuously, twenty four hours a day.

TECHNIQUE
Just continuously visualize that you are inhaling and exhaling bliss and light.
Visualize prana, the life giving energy, going in and out of you with each breath.
Prana is energy and bliss.
It is the energy that enters and leaves us through air, which it uses as the vehicle for entry into our system.
Air carries prana into you.
Life continues in you because of prana.
So whenever you inhale and exhale, visualize yourself inhaling and exhaling blissful light energy.
Feel that your whole body is a beanbag filled with light.
You automatically start radiating bliss instead of worry and irritation.
Worry is dissolved.
You start radiating love and bliss continuously."

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Why be a Vegetarian?

"The muscles of animals have capacity to store muscle memory and bio-memory. When animals are killed they leave tremendous pain and suffering and die. That gets recorded into their muscle memory and bio-memory. When you eat that, you will fall into depression for any small reason. It is because your bio memory is prone to depression.
When you are eating the dead animal's flesh, you are also eating the muscle memory recorded in it. It becomes part of you. You become prone to that pain and depression. Your husband being 5 minutes late from the office is enough to make him a late husband!"

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Digest yourself and then He who is You, can begin His ministry.

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When I say a ‪leader‬, you need not necessarily be the leader of a nation or a large group of people. You are running a family; you are a leader, isn’t it? In some way you have taken the destiny of a couple of people’s lives into your hands, isn’t it?

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If you can maintain your awareness in the moment you are shifting from one dimension of life to another, from the physical to the beyond, that is ‪mukti‬. But to come to awareness in that moment, you must practice awareness for a lifetime.

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Somebody saying no to you does not even mean they hate you.
It just means their priorities are different.
You don't have to say no to them when they say no to you.
No need.
Maturity is the ability to flow, love, whether it is accepted or not.
It is your quality of flowing that gives you joy.
The rejection of somebody cannot make me powerless.
I go on flowing.
I go on flowing.
I go on flowing.
People who are abusing you will always be there.
But YOU go on - go on - celebrating YOU.
Suddenly, the whole world will be celebrating you.

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119. When the sight of a certain place brings back memories, let your mind relive these instants; then, when memories fade away, one step further, know omnipresence.

120. Look at an object, then slowly withdraw your eyes. Then withdraw your thoughts and become the receptacle of ineffable plenitude.

121. The intuition that springs from the intensity of passionate devotion flows into space, frees you and lets you attain to the domain of Shiva/Shakti.

122. Attention focused on a single object, you penetrate any object. Relax then in the spatial plenitude of your own Self.

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If one has to become still, the individual mind has to become less and less important. This is coming from a knowing that the existence itself is a living mind. When such a huge mind is at work, better keep your petty mind aside.

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An engineer asked : " The animals seem to conform to
their own natural laws in spite of their environment and
changes. Whereas man flouts social law and is not bound
by any definite system. He seems to be degenerating
whereas the animals are steady. Is it not so ? "

Maharshi : (After a long time). The Upanishads and
scriptures say that human beings are only animals
unless they are realised beings. Possibly they are
worse also.

From Talks With Sri Ramana Maharshi Talk 79
29th September, 1935

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Preach the Gospel at all times
And when necessary
use words.

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There is no need for us to continue collecting more and more information only to reach the information-less Being.

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At the termination of my vacation I was sent to the Poly-Technic School in Gratz, Styria (Austria), which my father had chosen as one of the oldest and best reputed institutions. That was the moment I had eagerly awaited and I began my studies under good auspices and firmly resolved to succeed. My previous training was above average, due to my father’s teaching and opportunities afforded. I had acquired the knowledge of a number of languages and waded through the books of several libraries, picking up information more or

less useful. Then again, for the first time, I could choose my subjects as I liked, and free-hand drawing was to bother me no more.
I had made up my mind to give my parents a surprise, and during the whole first year I regularly started my work at three o’clock in the morning and continued until eleven at night, no Sundays or holidays excepted. As most of my fellow-students took things easily, naturally I eclipsed all records. In the course of the year I passed through nine exams and the professors thought I deserved more than the highest qualifications. Armed with their flattering certificated, I went home for a short rest, expecting triumph, and was mortified when my father made light of these hard-won honours.
That almost killed my ambition; but later, after he had died, I was pained to find a package of letters which the professors had written to him to the effect that unless he took me away from the Institution I would be killed through overwork. Thereafter I devoted myself chiefly to physics, mechanics and mathematical studies, spending the hours of leisure in the libraries.

From 'The Strange Life of Nikola Tesla' p.16-17

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O Rama, there are liberated beings even among worms and insects; and there are stupid fools among the gods. The self is in all; it exists as the all everywhere at all times and in all ways.

Yoga Vasistha page 204

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From childhood I was compelled to concentrate attention upon myself. This caused me much suffering, but to my present view, it was a blessing in disguise for it has taught me to appreciate the inestimable value of introspection in the preservation of life, as well as a means of achievement.

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“There were many days when [I] did not know where my next meal was coming from. But I was never afraid to work, I went where some men were digging a ditch ... [and] said I wanted to work. The boss looked at my good clothes and white hands and laughed to the others ... but he said, “All right. Spit on your hands. Get in the ditch.” And I worked harder than anybody. At the end of the day I had $2”

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Yoga is a huge love affair. It is a process of including every form and dimension of life.

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Every particle in your body is communicating with the entire cosmos. Yoga is about experiencing that.

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Always see what best you can do for everyone around you. It is this sense of offering that will make you shine.

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Life has a certain pace. You should be joyfully in a hurry but never impatient.

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Power should not be given to people who have no sense of inclusiveness.

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Yoga is not just about living better. It is about exploring the very source of life.

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Too many people are hungry not because there is dearth of food. It is because there is dearth of love and care in human hearts.

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A society that does not respect and take care of its women cannot progress and prosper. May the feminine blossom around the world.

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