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“There are many levels in the master-disciple relationship. The first is purely at the intellectual level, based on doubt more than anything else. Numerous doubts keep coming up all the time. You think, ‘Eh! He seems to be hardly thirty years of age. How can he be a master? He doesn’t seem to be highly educated or qualified. How does he get thousands of people to listen to him?’ You have your doubts, you are cynical. In the zone of pure intellect the relationship never happens.
The next step is from intellect to intelligence. From the negativity of doubt you move to, ‘Why not attend this program and see what this person is really doing?’ Instead of remaining with ‘What can he do?’ you move to ‘I think he means something. But I neither believe nor disbelieve. Ok, let me see.’ The intellect starts to become intelligence.
Then next, if you continue to look in, you move from intelligence to intelligence with emotion like 60% intelligence, 40% emotion. You feel that the master is a good friend. You think, ‘He can guide me a little bit here and there, wherever I need guidance. I have an idea of how my life should be, so he doesn’t have to teach me everything, but wherever I need to make some decisions, I can take his help.’
This is looking at the master as a friend. That’s what we call sakha bhava, the friendly attitude. This is like using a stick to walk with. You use the stick when there are ups and downs. After that, by and by, slowly, when you go through some serious problems like depression and low mood, when you are not able to help yourself with his words, you ask him, ‘Your teachings are great but at this moment I am not able to follow them. What do I do?’ Then he supports you mentally, psychologically also.
Then you realize that the stick alone may not be enough, that you need more support. Then you reach out for his hand and with his help you start walking again. The gratitude towards him increases while holding his hand. If you have only the stick, then it is a friendly attitude, the intelligent emotion. If you start holding his hand, he will start lifting you, then slowly it becomes emotion-intelligence. In this stage you move from intelligence to ‘intelligence with emotion’ like 60% intelligence and 40% emotion. This attitude is what I call feeling the master like a father or mother.
From being a friend he becomes a father or mother. Slowly, very slowly, the relationship deepens. You settle down and think, ‘He is not just a friend. He is not just a person who gives me suggestions and ideas. He takes me out of my problems also.’
Then slowly, again and again when you are helped every moment beyond your expectation, the feeling within you toward him becomes pure emotion. He fills you, he fills your heart. You have a problem forgetting him. That is the moment you feel like bowing down to him like a servant, not with shame but with revered humility that you have found someone to surrender all your problems to. This was how Hanuman felt towards his master Rama in the Indian epic Ramayana. He was completely devoted to Rama. A deep connection of high emotion happens with this kind of relationship. This attitude is much more emotional than the earlier one. It is a mix of 60% emotion and 40% intelligence.
Then, by and by, you move in deeper emotionally and you become protective of the master. Instead of asking attention from him and taking help from him, you want to support him, love him and attend to him. Your attitude becomes that of a nurturing mother. This is a state of pure emotion. It is the primal need of a mother to ensure the wellbeing of her child.
In these four states of intelligence, intelligence-emotion, emotion-intelligence and pure emotion, your life is separate and independent from the master’s life. You just take help from him to help your life, to enrich your life, that’s all.
When the emotional attitude ripens, you start feeling that your life is no longer separate from his. You then move from the emotional level to the being level. You feel like sacrificing yourself to take care of him and dedicating your life to him. There is a merger at the being level, even stronger than the emotional connection of a mother and child. It is a connection of deep love, without any gender consciousness. This is what is called madhura bhava, an intense mix of emotional and being level attitude.
When the madhura bhava becomes intense, suddenly you experience that there is no ‘he’ and ‘you’. There are no two different beings. You and he are one and the same. You start experiencing the maha bhava, experiencing you as the master. You experience the ultimate, tat tvam asi - That art Thou.
First intellect, then intelligence, then 60% intelligence and 40% emotion, then 60% emotion and 40% intelligence, then 100% emotion, then 60% emotion and 40% being, then pure 100% being.
This is how step by step you start experiencing and growing in the master-disciple relationship. But at any time, any one attitude may be more prominent than the others.
Everyone grows collectively in energy, yet each one’s relationship with the master is unique. That is the beauty of it! Be it dasa bhava, the masterservant relationship as existed between Rama and Hanuman, or vatsalya bhava, mother’s love, as between Yashoda and Krishna, or sakha bhava, friendship, as between Krishna and Arjuna, or matru bhava, child’s love for mother as between Ramakrishna and Mother Kali, or madhura bhava, love of the beloved, as was between Radha and Krishna – each bhava, the attitude, is unique to that relationship, between that disciple and the master. Each disciple progresses with the master in search of his reality in the path that that is best for him to progress.
When you are with the master, be completely open. Don’t be frozen. Understand that life is a lot more than logic. Let go of your logic and be completely open and aware.
When you let go and are open, the master is such a live energy that you will be transformed. You will be a new being, you will be a new energy and you will be a new consciousness.
I can say it in just one statement: you will be new! You will be ‘new’ and ‘clear’, you will be ‘nuclear’!
You will feel lighter. You would have lost the weight of the ‘tumors’ you were carrying but that were not part of you, that were a disturbance in you. Something that is supposed to be an inherent part of you can never be a disturbance to you. If it is a disturbance, it was never meant to be a part of you. So just be open so the ‘master surgeon’ can remove these tumors you have been carrying for life over life.
When you are with the master, be total. It is not a question of whether you agree or disagree with what the master tells you. You have to go beyond agreement and disagreement. When you see the sun rise, can you say you agree or disagree with it? No! It is, that’s all. In the same way, the master is, that’s all. Once that feeling becomes a part of you, nothing more needs to be done from your side. Then you have given the master the permission to reveal yourself to you.
To be a disciple means to be completely open to the master, not afraid in any way, not hiding yourself in any way, being totally authentic to the core.
Then the master can do his work on you. He will push you in directions you would never have thought you are capable of handling. He will inspire you into moments and situations you would have been otherwise afraid of. He will expand your boundaries continuously till you ultimately realize there are no boundaries, there are no limits. Then you also become like him. You too become a completely free, limitless Paramahamsa!
All you need to do is be open to the master, to Existence. When you are open, you are expressing your trust in the master. This trust is all that is needed to form the beautiful bridge between you and Existence.”

~ From 'Living Enlightenment'

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Ultimately God is beyond male and female form.
But at the Truth level form level, the last form of God is Devi.
Only through Her grace, you enter into a formlessness of God, Shiva.
In Vedic Tradition, we knew this since the beginning.

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“Spirituality is a straight path to surrender worry and be free. It is a tremendous relief for the modern day man. It is a proven science. In today’s world of science and knowledge, the call of the being needs to be addressed compassionately and immediately. Spirituality is the way. Spirituality restores the cosmos with its sanctity and mysticism. It reminds man that he is not the greatest creature on the planet. It reminds him of the powerful Existential energy that pervades the universe.
It creates not-knowing and innocent surrender in the mind. Spirituality is not a ritual. It is the science of merging with Existence. From time immemorial, the first thing that all world religions did was to create a space for the Divine to become a part of life. A temple is a space to reconnect with the cosmic energy and be restful in it. That is the core purpose of all world religions. When the connection deepens, it becomes a blissful space within oneself. Religion is a clear stepping stone to spirituality.
From time immemorial, from the time humans lived together in tribes or groups, they have allotted different areas in their living place for different purposes. Almost in all cultures these groups created special places that they used only for worship. Researchers have discovered that even animals do the same thing. They keep aside a space where they do nothing but rest. They do not use this space for any other activity. Of course, they don’t know anything called worship or prayer. That is the reason they use it only for rest. If they knew they would have used it for worship. That space was to reconnect and relax in the lap of Existence. What man might miss because of the pace of his life, animals do naturally and meticulously! If you look into the eyes of animals, you can see deep innocence because they live in deep surrender to Existence.
When man pursues science alone, he becomes too knowing because his inventions and discoveries seem to be his own findings. Everything seems to fall under the purview of his intellect. Spirituality on the other hand keeps the mystery of the cosmos alive. It creates humble obeisance towards a life force that is mightier than the intellect. That is why spirituality can restore innocence. There is an immediate need to pay obeisance to the cosmic force and calm the intellect. With obeisance comes fresh intelligence that sees the cosmic consciousness as the central core of activity. Then, man will no more be afraid of the unfathomable cosmos. He will simply fall in tune with it with deep devotion, love and in ecstasy.”

~ From 'Living Enlightenment'

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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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