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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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"The old grooves must be erased in your brain, without forming new ones. You must realize yourself as the immovable, behind and beyond the movable, the silent witness of all that happens."

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Some tips for the seeker of Truth:
Take a few breaths
in That which is breathless.
You are not data-based.
You are emptiness.
Get out of your own way.
Know and be your instant-ness.
Fall inside your own ocean of Being.
Burn in the fire
of your own yes to the Real.
True seeing - your sharpest sword.
Don't be in what you are seeing; be in your seeing Being.

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A visitor asked, “What should one, who is an absolute beginner, do in this (i.e., spiritual) line?”

Bhagavan: The very fact that you put this question shows you know what to do. It is because you feel the want of peace, that you are anxious to take some steps to secure peace. Because I have a little pain in my foot, I am applying this ointment.

Visitor: What is the method to be adopted for securing peace?

B: The conception that there is a goal and a path to it, is wrong. We are the goal or peace always. To get rid of the notion that we are not peace is all that is required.

V: All books say that the guidance of a Guru is necessary.

B: The Guru will say only what I am saying now. He will not give you anything you have not already. It is impossible for anyone to get what he has not got already. Even if he gets any such thing, it will go as it came. What comes will also go. What always is will alone remain. The Guru cannot give you anything new, which you have not already. Removal of the notion that we have not realised the Self is all that is required. We are always the Self. Only, we don’t realise it.
The Asramam compounder asked some questions about his experiences during meditation. Bhagavan explained that the Self is the one reality that always exists and it is by its light all other things are seen. We forget it and concentrate on the appearances. The light in the hall burns, both when persons are present there and when they are absent, both when persons are enacting something as in a theatre and when nothing is being enacted. It is the light which enabled us to see the hall, the persons and the acting. We are so engrossed with the objects or appearances revealed by the light that we pay no attention to the light. In the waking state or dream state, in which things appear, and in the sleep state, in which we see nothing, there is always the light of consciousness or Self, like the hall-lamp always burning. The thing to do is to concentrate on the seer and not on the seen, not on the objects, but on the Light which reveals them.

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Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life. Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over a great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend. Even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, and bow to no one. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing. For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the Spirit of its vision.

~ Crazy Horse ( Tashunkewitko ) , Oglala

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The problem is not the problem.
The problem is your attitude about the problem !

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Paramahansa Nithyananda

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All life insurance policies are only because we don’t trust Existence. Understand that life insurance is not life insurance. It is death insurance. Real life insurance is devotion to the ultimate. Understanding that Existence is taking care of us is the real life insurance. It is the only life. All other things are death insurance that goes to our families who are waiting for it! So that is not life insurance. That is death insurance.

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However much one may have studied books, it is all futile unless one has love and devotion for God, unless one has the desire to realize Him. A mere pundit without discrimination and non-attachment has his attention fixed on ‘lust and greed’. The knowledge which leads one to the realization of God is real knowledge. All else is futile.

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Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya

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Oh my mind, why dost thou range in delusion like a ghost? Know Atman to be above duality and be happy.

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Be adamant, strong, and unflinching in your determination to discover the One who is hiding behind this creation. Snatch yourself away from the demands of the world, and do not go to bed at night until you have consciously communed with God. I seldom retire before four o'clock in the morning; only during the night can I find freedom from my responsibilities and be wholly with God.

Andriy shared a Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic quote         SHARE URL

Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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That which God said to the rose and caused it to laugh in full blown beauty...he said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful..."

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Refraining from all evil, not clinging to birth and death, working in deep compassion for all sentient beings, respecting those over you and pitying those below you, without any detesting or desiring, worrying or lamentation - this is what is called Buddha. Do not search beyond it.

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Man may travel to the Moon and back...but he cannot travel to the Sun and back...similarly, our attention can travel throughout the realm of the mind...but it cannot travel to the Heart and retain identity...on entering the Heart's radiance, all journeys end...only Heart prevails...

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When the Supreme Devi is well pleased with the worship of the devotee, She turns into vichara [enquiry] in him and shines as the blazing Sun in the expanse of his Heart.

If once vichara takes root, the highest good has, for all practical purposes, been reached in this life. As long as vichara is absent from a human being, the most desirable form of birth, so long is the tree of life barren and therefore useless. The only useful fruit of life is vichara.

~ Sri Dattatreya ('Tripura Rahasya', Chapter II, 70 & 77)

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Тот, кто достигает этого Самоосознания, находится вне кастовой системы и правил, касающихся порядка жизни, запретов и указаний, содержащихся в писаниях, - как лев, вырвавшийся из клетки. Его действия не имеют мотивов и не являются произвольными, поэтому на него не распространяются их результаты.

Он вне восхвалений и укоров, он не падает ни к чьим ногам и к его ногам никто не падает. Он не возмущается поступками окружающих и сам не возмущает их. Но на самом деле, только он и достоин преклонения, восхваления и всяческих приветствий. Не ритуалами и не следованием правилам, а только почитанием таких мудрецов можно достичь мудрости.

Йога Васиштха

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Одного дзенского мастера спросили:
— Что вы обычно делали до того, как стали Просветлённым?
Он сказал:
— Я обычно рубил дрова и носил воду из колодца.
Затем его спросили:
— А теперь, когда вы стали Просветлённым, что вы делаете?
Он ответил:
— Что же ещё я могу делать? Я рублю дрова и ношу воду из колодца.
Вопрошающий, естественно, был озадачен. Он спросил:
— В чём же тогда разница? Перед Просветлением вы делали это и после Просветления делаете то же самое, в чём же тогда разница?
Мастер засмеялся и сказал:
— Разница большая. Раньше мне приходилось делать это, а теперь всё это происходит естественно. Раньше мне надо было делать усилие: перед тем, как я стал Просветлённым, это было обязанностью, которую мне приходилось выполнять, делать нехотя, заставляя себя. Я делал это потому, что мне приказали это делать; мой учитель велел мне рубить дрова, поэтому я и рубил. Но в глубине души я злился, хотя внешне я ничего не говорил.
Теперь я просто рублю дрова, потому что знаю сопряжённую с этим красоту и радость. Я ношу воду из колодца потому, что это необходимо. Это уже не обязанность, а моя любовь. Я люблю старика. Холодает, зима уже стучится, нам будут нужны дрова. Учитель с каждым днём всё больше стареет; ему нужно больше тепла. Необходимо хорошо отапливать его жилище. Именно из этой любви я рублю дрова. Из этой любви я ношу ему воду из колодца. Теперь появилось большое различие. Нет неохоты, нет сопротивления. Я просто откликаюсь на момент и на текущую необходимость

Andriy shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

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To all deep thinking minds, the enquiry about the ‘I’ and its nature has an irresistible fascination.

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Swami Chinmayananda

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Prayer should be done in the depth of the mind, in the silence of your personality.

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Mooji

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Nobody wants you to be free because when you're free no one can control you. It's not that you are uncontrolled, it's not that you are a rebel! Only one who knows the beauty of coming home to your own self will encourage you.

This desire for freedom must arise from within your own being

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God is not playing with you.
God is playing AS you.

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When you practice Self-Inquiry and follow the thoughts back to its source, the whole secret is to realize, there is no source to your thoughts.
It is only the source that exist, but there is no source for your thoughts, for your body, for your mind.
That has no source.
For Brahman is self-contained absolute reality.
There are no thoughts in Brahman.
Brahman is not a source.
Brahman is something beyond words and thoughts.
Something that you alone can experience.
In other words Brahman can be experienced.
Not as anything you're aware of now, not as a person, place or thing but as life experiences itself.
Ponder these things deeply.

232 The Ground Upon Which I Stand Is Holy Ground - March 18, 1993

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IT IS THE MIND THAT IMAGINES THAT IT DOES NOT KNOW AND
THEN COMES TO KNOW.......

All talk of ‘gnana’ (knowledge) is a sign of ignorance. It is the mind that imagines that it does not know and then comes to know. Reality knows nothing of these contortions. Even the idea of God as the Creator is false. Do I owe my being to another being? Because ‘I am’ all ‘is’.

My teacher told me to hold on to the sense ‘I am’ tenaciously and
not to swerve from it even for a moment. I did my best to follow
his advice and in a comparatively short time I realized within
myself the truth of his teaching. All I did was to remember his
teaching, his face, his words constantly. This brought an end to the
mind, in the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am – unbound.

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A Sage does not belong to this world or to the universe.
Therefore a Sage does not become interested in healing or this would put a Sage on a plane of relativity.
We will not judge who is a Sage or who is not.
But the fact remains in Advaita Vedanta we do not try to heal people.
By your very presence healings may take place, just by being.
This is why it's so important to work on yourself, transcending your body and the world, going beyond health, sickness, wealth, poverty, good, bad, going beyond this duality.
And coming to the place where there is ultimate oneness.
Where you have become pure being.

130 Health, Sickness and Death – February 20, 1992

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I have no desire for wealth or possessions, and so I have nothing. I do not experience the initial suffering of having to accumulate possessions, the intermediate suffering of having to guard and keep up possessions, nor the final suffering of losing the possessions.

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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There is no need to sift through all the rubbish before throwing it out.

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A Satguru, a Sage, a Jnani comes to upset your life. To pull you out of your samskaras. To resolve your karma, to make you free. But in order to do that, he does not add on.
•~•~•

Anyway. A Spiritual Master does not come to please you. A true spiritual Master is not lovey-dovey and brings you kindness and good cheer. If a spiritual Master does this he or she is not a true spiritual Master. The truth is you are already filled with all kinds of nonsense, ideas, concepts, foolishness, stuff from previous lives, this has to be pulled out of you. So the Sage through certain methods, certain disciplines causes certain things to happen in your lives in order to become free.
•~•~•
This is the reason why only mature people really attract a true Sage.
If an immature person attracts a true Sage they will not be able to stand the fire.
It will be too hot.
For things will begin to burn up in their lives.
Which means in English, that things will appear to become progressively worse.
People come to a Sage for health problems and their health becomes increasingly worse.
As a matter of fact some people even die.
People come to a Sage to increase their financial bank account and they go bankrupt.
•~•~•
The whole idea is your approach to a Sage has to be unconditional. You cannot have preconceived ideas of what the outcome is going to be and what's going to happen to your life. Yet you may be assured of this, as time passes all your so called stuff will be burnt up and you will become free, if you can hold on. So the Sage does not come in peace. If you're looking for peace you came to the wrong place.

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If I were enlightened and you listened to me because I was enlightened, then you’re in big trouble. Are you ready to be brainwashed by someone who’s enlightened? You can be brainwashed by anybody, you know. What does it matter whether someone’s enlightened or not? But see, we want to lean on someone, don’t we? We want to lean on anybody we think has arrived. We love to hear that people have arrived. It gives us hope, doesn’t it? What do you want to hope for? Isn’t that another form of desire?

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