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auṁ saha nāvavatu | saha nau bhunaktu | saha vīryam karvāvahai |
tejasvi nāvadhītamastu mā vidviṣāvahai || auṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ||

“AUM. May we both (the Guru and the disciple), together be protected. May
we both be nourished and enriched with knowledge. May we both work with
great strength, energy and enthusiasm. May our study and learning together,
illumine us both with the sharp, absolute light of higher intelligence. So be
it. May we both not have enmity or incompletion with each other. AUM.
Let there be Peace (in my inner space). Peace (in the nature). Peace (in the
Divine forces).”

~ Kṛṣṇā Ayurveda, Taittriya Upaniṣad 2.2.2

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“That very electric power may be our peaceful friend, providing us with horse-power to drive our machines, light to light up our houses, and power to produce grains in the fields. Let it bring on prosperity and well-being for us by flowing into numerous currents.”

~ Atharva Veda (1.7.3)

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rāgādirogān satatānuṣktānaśeṣkāya-prasr̥tānaśeṣān |
autsuktaya-mohāratidāñjaghāna yo’pūrvavaidyāya namo’stu tasmai ||

“Salutations be, to that primordial physician, who eliminates all diseases entirely,
such as ‘raaga’ (desires for temporary) and other diseases which shadow life, which
are integral part of living beings, and which are causes for autsukya (anxiety), moha
(attachment), and arati (restlessness and adversity).”

~ Aṣtānga Hridaya , Ayurveda text, 1

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' SOMA ! THE CREATOR GOD, HUMAN SOUL
AND HERBAL JUICE '

Thou art the Creator, O Soma Lord
Of this manifest, non-manifest world.
Thou art Protector, our Kind, O God,
Bestower to us, our joyous world.

Destroyer of all, that is bad and evil,
Giver of all, that is good and civil.
Motivate our souls to soar so high,
Endowed with virtues, touching the sky.

Make our bodies, so fit and fine
O medicinal juice of herbs divine.
Killing all germs, generating decay,
To make our lives swing, hilarious sway.

Wondrous is thy magic, O Soma.


~ Rig VEDA 1.91.5

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' LORD OF PROSPERITY,
GOD IS ALWAYS UNPARALLELED '

O Lord bestowing all happiness
Thou art unique incomprehensible.
None was ever born like Thee, ever visible
None shall ever be, incarnate happiness.

Each particle of this vast universe
Each planet encircling Luminous.
Moves on, on a destined path,
Controlled by Thee. O Pointer of path.

Thy universal law, appropriate to all.
Controls and moves, destines of all.
Thou art great, our noble benefactor,
Our salutations to thee, our beloved protector.



~ 1.81.5

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' BY THE DAILY STUDY OF THE VEDAS,
QUENCH YOUR THIRST FOR DIVINE KNOWLEDGE '

May the learned, nourish their intellect,
As a deity, crystal and perfect !
By the spiritual Vedic feed
Plucked from studies, daily indeed !!

As a thirsty desirous, of quenching thirst,
Digs a well by deep thrust !
So a learned, thirsty of wisdom,
Quenches his thirst, by Vedic wisdom !!

By a daily study of Vedas Divine
Intoxicated by Heavenly wine !
He sings the Vedic songs sublime,
Soaring high, with melodious rhyme !!

~ Rig Veda 1.88.4

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The great scholar and Orientalist after the study of Vedas and Upanishads, said in his lecture delivered before the University of Cambridge:

If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant - I should point to India. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we here in Europe, we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of one Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, more universal, in fact more truly human a life, not for this life only, but a transfigured and eternal life - again I should point to India.

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During the past thirty years, people from all the civilized countries of the earth have consulted me. I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among all, my patients in the second half of life - that is to say, over thirty-five - there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. It is safe to say that every one of them fell ill because he had lost that which the living religions of every age have given to their followers, and none of them has been really healed who did not regain his religious outlook.

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Once when the satsang was over, an old man was taking leave.
"It is getting late," he said, "I must be going home."
"Late indeed," agreed Anandamayi, "there you are right; but go to your real home, not to the dharmasala pilgrim hostel."
"I am not staying in any dharmasala, I have my own house here," he replied.
She shook her head and smiled: "Do you call that home? You won't be able to stay there for ever. Your days are
numbered and when your time is up you will have to leave.
I call it dharmasala.
There are rules and regulations; you may remain for a while but then you have to quit.
This body tells you to find your real home from which nobody can drive you out, which is not of this world. Dig deep and unearth your real wealth, find your real home in God, who is your own Self."

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A true devotee realises that his Lord is within and without, that He is all-knowing and all-powerful — omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. Understanding this, the devotee simply tries to express his total helplessness to the Lord and accepts Him as the sole protector and guide. In such sincere and open-hearted prayer, the devotee confesses the uselessness and the burden of his ego. He prays to the Lord to remove it, to destroy it. This kind of prayer is real meditation, and it will definitely take one to the goal.

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Mere gymnastics is nutrition for the body.
Now, as to ‘doing’ : Sustained effort ends in effortless being; in other words, what has been attained by constant practice is finally transcended.
Then comes spontaneity. Not until this happens can the utility of hathayoga be understood. When the physical fitness resulting from
hathayoga is used as an aid to spiritual endeavor, it is not wasted.
Otherwise, it is not yoga, but bhoga (enjoyment).

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Keep your attention thought free and
unconfined by mental constructs.
As your focus transcends all types of objects,
Unfixed on any mark of concreteness,
Remain quiet, tranquil and awake!
When you remain like this,
the signs of progress naturally appear,
As the clarity of consciousness
that neither arises nor ceases
And as awareness utterly free of misconceptions.
This is the awakened state found in yourself,
Not sought elsewhere but self-existing
– How Wonderful!

Since your mind has no real identity to be shown,
In a natural, uncontrived. spontaneously present state,
Remain undistracted within the sphere of nonmeditation!
Remaining like this, liberation occurs spontaneously.
This itself is the awakened state!
—-
All phenomena of samsara and nirvana are your own mind,
And do not appear apart from this mind –
Devoid of a self-nature,
beyond thought, word, and description.
Don’t accept the pleasant or reject the awful,
don’t affirm or deny,
Make no preferences,
But remain vividly awake
in the state of unfabricated naturalness!
By remaining like this, the sign of progress is that
your body, speech and mind
Feel free and easy,
beyond the confines of pleasure and pain.
That is the moment of
understanding the awakened state!
—-
All that appears and exists, samsara and nirvana,
arises from your own mind –
A mind that cannot be grasped,
free from center and edge.
In the natural state of vast equality,
intrinsic and uncontrived,
Remain undistracted in great effortlessness!
Whatever thought you think, it arises
as the space of wakefulness –
The Awakened One is nothing other than this.
When self-cognizant wakefulness is fully actualized,
That is what is given the name ‘buddha’!
—-
Your mind is nonarising,
no thing whatsoever is seen.
Thoughtfree, forming no concepts, don’t follow your thinking!
So don’t affirm or deny, but remain, released in yourself!
In this state, the flow of thoughts is cut
And wisdom unfolds, drawing the line
between samsara and nirvana!
—–
Your mind is simplicity free from ego and a self,
So remain in its self-occuring, self-subsiding state,
free from artifice!
At that moment, bliss arises from within,
The signs of progress occur spontaneously;
this is itself the awakened state!
——
Your mind was at first not created through causes,
And at the end will not be destroyed by conditions,
So remain effortless in
the indescribable and uncontrived state!
At that moment, the fruition is discovered
in yourself without seeking.
Apart from this you
will find no other Awakened One!

The awakened mind of enlightenment
is not created through meditation,
So, free from thinking,
without projecting or dissolving thought,
Remain with wide-open senses,
letting your thinking subside in itself!
Within this state,
your thinking spontaneously dissolves
And the wisdoms occur by themselves
without being sought.
This is itself the discovering
of the awakened state.
—-
That which bears the name
‘awakened mind of enlightenment’
Is intrinsic, primordially self-existing
and without center or edge.
Don’t correct it but in the state that is
self-cognizant and naturally serene,
Don’t change, don’t alter, but remain,
released into naturalness!
By remaining like this,
your mind free of turmoil
Is itself the Awakened One!
—-
The awakened state of mind is unmade,
Unsought and self-existing.
Without the effort of holding a subject and object,
Remain in the unfabricated state of natural cognizance!
By remaining in this way,
the stream of agitation
is cut and ceases;
Recognize that moment to be the Awakened One!
——
Leave your attention free of dualistic action,
don’t affirm or deny,
But remain in uncontrived effortlessness,
don’t accept or reject.
The awakened state is
to dwell undistractedly in that!
—-
Leave your mind in nonmeditation,
don’t fabricate an attitude,
But, without constructing, remain
in self-existing natural cognizance!
By remaining in that state,
without casting samsara aside,
The natural dissolving of samsara’s faults
Is the wisdom of the Awakened One!
—-
Your mind is devoid of subject and object
and is not made,
So free from effort and artifice,
don’t create anything through meditation,
But remain undistracted
in self-existing natural cognizance!
By remaining in that state,
natural cognizance is liberated.
You will never find the Awakened One
if you abandon this!
—-
When letting go of subject and object,
the mind is not a thing to show.
Likewise, it is not to be made or corrected.
Remain in the state of equanimity,
not straying into fixation on concreteness.
Remaining undistracted from that
is itself the awakened state!
—-
The awakened state of mind is free
From all claims to be more or less.
Unfabricated and naturally free
From the subject that accepts or rejects an object,
Don’t dwell on anything, be utterly unobstructed.
To remain in this state is itself the Awakened One!
—-
Your mind cannot be thought of,
nor can it be observed.
It lies beyond being and not being,
permanence and annihilation,
So remain free of the meditation
on meditator and object!
When you remain undistracted from that state,
That is what is called the dharmakaya
of the Awakened One!
—-
Leave your attention free of knower and known,
Do not fixate, but relax freely without wishing,
And remain in the state of cognizance
devoid of self-nature.
To remain unwavering from that
is itself the awakened state!
—-
Your mind, which perceives yet is free of substance,
Cognizes without thought, is conscious yet indescribable.
Free from the movements of conceptual thinking,
Remain in that state, awake and wide-open.
To remain in this nature
is itself the awakened state!
—-
Awakened mind is a perceiving emptiness,
An empty yet luminous cognizance.
Remain in its self-existing state,
don’t alter or correct it.
To remain unmoved from that
is itself the Awakened One!
—-
The identity of your attention,
which consists of nothing whatsoever,
Is not to be held; neither is it to be
created or neglected in meditation.
Don’t correct or alter
its self-existing freshness,
But remain in the original state
that is spontaneously present!
Within this state, don’t let your mind waver,
Since you will never find a fruition apart from this!
—-
Awakened mind is empty while perceiving
And likewise perceives while being empty.
An inconceivable unity
of perceiving and aware emptiness –
Remain in naturalness, undistracted from this sphere.
To remain unmoved from this
is itself the Awakened One.
—-
The nature of your mind
is not concrete and has no attributes,
Don’t seek to fabricate or improve it,
but remain without changing or forgetting.
To remain like that is itself the Awakened One.
—-
Your mind is inconcrete and primordially pure,
Naturally empty and uncontrived,
So remain in the state free
from meditator and meditation object.
Through this, you attain the fruition of buddhahood!
—-
Your mind does not arise or cease,
nor does it have
Attributes of concreteness.
Empty by its nature,
its cognizance is unobstructed.
To remain unmoved from this
is itself the Awakened One!
—-
All of you, apply these instructions in your experience!
You may compare the sutras and tantras
Of the Buddha and their commentaries,
With words in numbers
that transcend the limts of space,
But the concise meaning is included
in just these vital points.
So practice them, and hide them as treasures
in accordance with your oath!
Thus Padmasambhava spoke,
and by merely bestowing the true
essential instruction upon them,
they were all liberated and
attained accomplishment.

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Keep your attention thought free and
unconfined by mental constructs.
As your focus transcends all types of objects,
Unfixed on any mark of concreteness,
Remain quiet, tranquil and awake!
When you remain like this,
the signs of progress naturally appear,
As the clarity of consciousness
that neither arises nor ceases
And as awareness utterly free of misconceptions.
This is the awakened state found in yourself,
Not sought elsewhere but self-existing
– How Wonderful!

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Your mind does not arise or cease,
nor does it have
Attributes of concreteness.
Empty by its nature,
its cognizance is unobstructed.
To remain unmoved from this
is itself the Awakened One!

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Your mind is inconcrete and primordially pure,
Naturally empty and uncontrived,
So remain in the state free
from meditator and meditation object.
Through this, you attain the fruition of buddhahood!

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Awakened mind is empty while perceiving
And likewise perceives while being empty.
An inconceivable unity
of perceiving and aware emptiness –
Remain in naturalness, undistracted from this sphere.
To remain unmoved from this
is itself the Awakened One.

The nature of your mind
is not concrete and has no attributes,
Don’t seek to fabricate or improve it,
but remain without changing or forgetting.
To remain like that is itself the Awakened One.

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The identity of your attention,
which consists of nothing whatsoever,
Is not to be held; neither is it to be
created or neglected in meditation.
Don’t correct or alter
its self-existing freshness,
But remain in the original state
that is spontaneously present!
Within this state, don’t let your mind waver,
Since you will never find a fruition apart from this!

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Awakened mind is a perceiving emptiness,
An empty yet luminous cognizance.
Remain in its self-existing state,
don’t alter or correct it.
To remain unmoved from that
is itself the Awakened One!

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Leave your attention free of knower and known,
Do not fixate, but relax freely without wishing,
And remain in the state of cognizance
devoid of self-nature.
To remain unwavering from that
is itself the awakened state!

Your mind, which perceives yet is free of substance,
Cognizes without thought, is conscious yet indescribable.
Free from the movements of conceptual thinking,
Remain in that state, awake and wide-open.
To remain in this nature
is itself the awakened state!

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Your mind cannot be thought of,
nor can it be observed.
It lies beyond being and not being,
permanence and annihilation,
So remain free of the meditation
on meditator and object!
When you remain undistracted from that state,
That is what is called the dharmakaya
of the Awakened One!

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The awakened state of mind is free
From all claims to be more or less.
Unfabricated and naturally free
From the subject that accepts or rejects an object,
Don’t dwell on anything, be utterly unobstructed.
To remain in this state is itself the Awakened One!

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When letting go of subject and object,
the mind is not a thing to show.
Likewise, it is not to be made or corrected.
Remain in the state of equanimity,
not straying into fixation on concreteness.
Remaining undistracted from that
is itself the awakened state!

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Your mind is devoid of subject and object
and is not made,
So free from effort and artifice,
don’t create anything through meditation,
But remain undistracted
in self-existing natural cognizance!
By remaining in that state,
natural cognizance is liberated.
You will never find the Awakened One
if you abandon this!

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Leave your mind in nonmeditation,
don’t fabricate an attitude,
But, without constructing, remain
in self-existing natural cognizance!
By remaining in that state,
without casting samsara aside,
The natural dissolving of samsara’s faults
Is the wisdom of the Awakened One!

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Leave your attention free of dualistic action,
don’t affirm or deny,
But remain in uncontrived effortlessness,
don’t accept or reject.
The awakened state is
to dwell undistractedly in that!

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