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Andriy shared a Paramahansa Yogananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Go to your room and shut the door - make no fuss. Sit down and talk to God. Practice meditation. Let your mind become so intense that the next time you sit to meditate you won't have to make the effort; your mind will be fixed immediately on Him. If you don't make a great effort to conquer physical and mental restlessness in the beginning, you will have difficulty every time you meditate throughout the years. But if you make that supreme effort at the start, you will soon be happy and free.

Andriy shared a Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev quote         SHARE URL

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Using yoga just as a therapy is like using an airplane as a bus.

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Whoever is planted in the Tao
will not be rooted up.
Whoever embraces the Tao
will not slip away.
Her name will be held in honor
from generation to generation.

Let the Tao be present in your life
and you will become genuine.
Let it be present in your family
and your family will flourish.
Let it be present in your country
and your country will be an example
to all countries in the world.
Let it be present in the universe
and the universe will sing.

How do I know this is true?
By looking inside myself.

~ (Tao Te Ching, v.54)

Andriy shared a Swami Chinmayananda quote         SHARE URL

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We may often give without love. But we can never love without giving.

Andriy shared a Swami Chinmayananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Chinmayananda

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Never brood over things that have happend or worry over things yet to happen. Live in the present.

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Looking within for what is truly real, one ultimately finds oneself witnessing from the place of the Real.
And in the light of this Real, the unreal vanishes.

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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What is supremely important is to be free from contradictions: the goal and the way must not be on different levels; life and light must not quarrel; behaviour must not betray belief. Call it honesty, integrity, wholeness; you must not go back, undo, uproot, abandon the conquered ground. Tenacity of purpose and honesty in pursuit will bring you to your goal.

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Robert Q shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

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It is not the eyes that see. There is one who sees through the eyes.

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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DON'T FIGHT - JUST WATCH

There is only one way to ovecome the ghost...to watch it. Do not fight, do not resist. Only try to watch it, quietly but ceaselessly. In other words, develop an unconcerned witness- consciousness towards men, things and happenings without, but particularly towards yourself within. It means to carry on the calmness of the mind gained in your meditation to cover your whole day. You will distinctly feel it as an undercurrent of peace and detachment.

Of course, as soon as you succeed, the ghost-‘I’ will immediately try to hide itself in this witness-consciousness at the feeling ‘I am the witness’. This again is only a thought. But to be the witness without any I-consciousness is the pure mind at the threshold of Reality.

While following the transformation of your personal ‘I’ into the impersonal ‘witnessing’, you cut at the root of all your ‘personal’ shortcomings, vices and weaknesses, your passions and evil habits, because the root of all this unpleasant ‘you’ is just that personal ‘I’. Try to imagine yourself in the mood of the ‘unconcerned witness’ described above, and you will see that in that state it is impossible to think or act in a negative way, because in that mood you are, though only momentarily, beyond the personal ‘I’. Your sadhana is to keep yourself permanently in the state of ‘detached witnessing’ of all and everything, including the personal ‘I’ when and wherever it should try to raise its head.
In the silent Light of being witnessed it cannot survive. Such ‘witnessing’ will soon grow into pure Awareness, aware only of Itself.

In the words of Ramana Maharshi: “The Truth is that the Self is constant and unintermittent Awareness.” (Talks, 454)


' Lucy Cornelssen, 'Hunting the ‘I’


Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them. As the Prophet said, ‘The faithful are mirrors to one another.

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Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.


Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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In truth we are not here.
This is our shadow.

Robert Q shared a Ashtavakra Gita quote         SHARE URL

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Attached as you have been to
kingdoms, sons, wives, bodies, pleasures—
life after life—
still they are now lost forever.
10.7
Prosperity, pleasure, pious deeds…
Enough!
In the dreary forest of the world
the mind finds no rest.
10.8
For how many lifetimes
have you done hard and painful labor
with body, mind and speech?
It is time to stop.

Andriy shared a Paramahansa Yogananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Whenever your mind wanders in the maze of myriad worldly thoughts, patiently lead it back to remembrance of the indwelling Lord. In time you will find Him ever with you - a God who talks with you in your own language, a God whose face peeps at you from every flower and shrub and blade of grass. Then you shall say: "I am free! I am clothed in the gossamer of Spirit; I fly from earth to heaven on wings of light." And what joy will consume your being!

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Oh ego, none of your claims are true.
Keep quiet with a heart of devotion to the Real,
and the all-encompassing Self
will be spontaneously known.

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We carry and hold on to a lot of concepts, a lot of mental garbage. We want to be free but we want to be free with our garbage. We want to preserve our identity at all cost because we believe identity to be what we are. And we are afraid that to find the Truth means to lose our existence, to lose consciousness. But you are only going to lose your non-existence, your un-truth. This is the most auspicious and most beautiful discovery. When you understand your true nature then this entire dream is undone

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DIRECT PERCEPTION

Another devotee asked a similar question a little later and Bhagavan gave a similar reply:
Question: Why cannot the Self be perceived directly?
Bhagavan: Only the Self is said to be directly perceived, pratyaksha. Nothing else is said to be pratyaksha.
Although we are having this pratyaksha, the thought 'I am this body' is veiling it. If we give up this thought, the Atma, which is always within the direct experience of everyone, will shine forth.

Those who do not realise the Truth will be lost in the play of maya.

644 Swarupa, being-consciousness, exists and shines uninterruptedly in the Heart. Those who do not clearly realise it through subtle [inward] attention will tarry and be lost in play of maya through suttarivu, which is the rising of the ego, the onslaught of extreme delusion.

GURU VACHAKA KOVAI

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"The analysis of the substance of all created things, if carried sufficiently far, will lead to the discovery that what remains is identical and equally present in all creatures: it is He, it is That, which is styled as Pure Consciousness."

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Each day you meet your Ego-Self coming up...

and each day something deeper takes place
Ego is still there but you are doing very well.
Because you are living with an attitude of YES to the Supreme.

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Each day you meet your Ego-Self coming up...

and each day something deeper takes place

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Heinous sins - the sins of many births - and accumulated ignorance all disappear in the twinkling of an eye, through the grace of God. When light enters a room that has been kept dark a thousand years, does it remove the thousand years' darkness little by little, or instantly? Of course, at the mere touch of light all the darkness disappears".

Andriy shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

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One day you are going to have to give up your stories
and admit: I AM THAT.

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'Some people say
that in Emptiness there is no Love and no Beauty.
These traditions and teachers say
that Emptiness is empty of everything.
This is not my experience.

Love is the Fathomless-ness of Emptiness,
the very Heart of Emptiness.
Arriving at the depths of Emptiness
there is Love and Beauty!
It is very Beautiful.

In Love YOU ARE LOVE,
Who will speak to Whom?
When there are no attachments to anything,
there is only Love
Loving Itself.'

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"It is only seen when one gives up both the seeing as well as the thought that 'I am the seer'. The instrument of seeing is the eye, and the instrument of knowing a thought is the intellect. 'Knowledge' itself can only be seen by setting aside both of these instruments. The instruments of sight and intellect are of no value here. Any attempt to know Pure Knowledge by means of the eye or intellect is to forget that Pure Knowledge (the unadulterated sense of 'I Am') by allowing these instruments to step in. To know Pure Knowledge really means to not know it, and once 'known' in this way, the 'knower' himself becomes Pure Knowledge."

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