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Andriy shared a Sri Muruganar quote         SHARE URL

Sri Muruganar

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I was a learned fool. My flawed mind knew nothing till I came to dwell with Him whose Glance filled my heart with the Light of Awareness. Dwelling in that gracious state of Peace, whose nature is Holy Silence, so hard to gain and know, I entered into union with the deathless state of the Knowledge of Reality.

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Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret,
and in exchange gain the Ocean.
Listen, O drop, bestow upon yourself this honour,
and in the arms of the Sea be secure.
Who indeed should be so fortunate?
An ocean wooing a drop!
In God's name, in God's name, sell and buy at once!
Give a drop, and take this Sea full of pearls!

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Unknown

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“Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that.”

Andriy shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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For a moment don't combine yourself with any idea.
Remain empty and allow the natural seeking to discover and reveal the place where searching is no more.

Robert Q shared a Leo Tolstoy quote         SHARE URL

Leo Tolstoy

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Love hinders death. Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.

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Lao Tzu

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Simply see that you are at the center of the universe, and accept all things and beings as parts of your infinite body. When you perceive that an act done to another is done to yourself, you have understood the great truth.

Andriy shared a Paramahansa Yogananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Yogananda

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The Infinite Source is an infinite dynamo, continually pouring strength, happiness, and power into the soul. That is why it is so important to rely as much as you can upon the Infinite Source.

Andriy shared a The Upanishads quote         SHARE URL

The Upanishads

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As is one’s desire, so is one’s destiny. For, as our desire is, so is our will; as our will is, so is our deed; and as our deed is, so is our reward, whether good or bad.

BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD

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Swami Rama

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On the path of selflessness there is a great joy. Selflessness is the singular expression of love

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Sri Aurobindo

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Grace is not an invention, it is a fact of spiritual experience.

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Sri Ramakrishna

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How long must one perform sandhya and other rituals? As long as the hair on the body does not stand on end and the eyes do not fill with tears while repeating the name of God. Both these states are the signs of God realization; they indicate pure love and devotion. Having realized God, one goes beyond virtue and vice. The nearer you approach God, the more He lessens your work.

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Sarada Devi

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Just surrender yourself to Him; you will then feel His grace

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Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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You think of yourself
as a citizen of the universe.
You think you belong
to this world of dust and matter.
Out of this dust
you have created a personal image,
and have forgotten
about the essence of your true origin.

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Swami Chinmayananda

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Bhakti's fulfillment is in Knowledge; Knowledge revels in Bhakti.

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Paramahansa Yogananda

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Absolute, unquestioning faith in God is the greatest method of instantaneous healing. An unceasing effort to arouse that faith is man's highest and most rewarding duty.


Prince Siddhartha Gautama, The Buddha (563-483 BC) the Enlightened One

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As I am, so are others....
As others are, so am I...
Having thus identified self and others,
Never harm anyone, nor have any abused.

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Swami Vivekananda

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Let all our passions and emotions go up unto Him. They are meant for Him, for if they miss their mark and go lower, they become vile; and when they go straight to the mark, to the Lord, even the lowest of them becomes transfigured. All the energies of the human body and mind, howsoever they may express themselves, have the Lord as their one goal, as their Ekâyana.

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Sri Ramakrishna

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O Compassionate One, who but You is my friend?
Who else remains a friend in happiness and sorrow; who else can assuage the pain of my misdeeds?
This sea of the world is full of peril; who but You can take me safely across?
Whose grace but Yours can calm the raging storm of my passions?
Who but You pours out the water of peace to extinguish the burning torment of my soul?
And when all others have forsaken me, who but You embraces me in my dying hour?

SONG from GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA

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Sri Samartha Siddharameshwar Maharaj

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Dasbodh

Chapter: 6, Sub-Chapter: 5

Narration About Illusion (Maya) and Brahman

ShriRam


1. The listener asks, " What is this Illusion (Maya) and what is Reality, or Brahman?" The speaker responds, "For the sake of this dialogue between the listeners and the speaker, please listen to the explanation."


2. Brahman is without attributes and is formless. Illusion has attributes and form. Brahman has no boundaries or limits, Illusion does.


3. Brahman is pure and changeless. Illusion is active and restless. Brahman alone is untainted by any color or form, while Illusion is color and form.


4. Illusion is seen, Brahman cannot be seen. Illusion is perceptible, Brahman cannot be perceived. Illusion gets destroyed, Brahman is indestructible, even at the final dissolution of all creation.


5. Illusion is created, Brahman cannot be created. Illusion can deteriorate, Brahman cannot. Illusion can be accumulated by the ignorant, Brahman cannot.


6. Illusion is born, Brahman is not born. Illusion dies, Brahman does not die. Illusion can be conceived, Brahman cannot be comprehended by the intellect.


7. Illusion breaks, Brahman cannot break. Illusion can be cut off, Brahman cannot be cut off. Illusion gets old and tattered, Brahman does not get old and tattered, as it is indestructible.


8. Illusion is subject to modification, Brahman is changeless. Illusion does everything, Brahman does nothing. Illusion assumes many forms, Brahman is formless.


9. Illusion is of the nature of the temporary Five Elements and is many, Brahman is eternal and is one. The difference between Illusion and Brahman is understood by those who utilize the power of discrimination.


10. Illusion is inferior, Brahman is superior. Illusion is the non-essential, Brahman is the essence. Illusion is on the side of the world, Brahman does not have sides.


11. Illusion is spread out covering Brahman. However, the sages have sifted out Brahman with discrimination.


12. Clearing away the moss on the surface, one should take the water. Throwing away the water from the mixture of milk and water, one should take the milk. Similarly, giving up Illusion, one's experience should be of Brahman.


13. Brahman is spotless like the sky, Illusion is muddied like the earth. Brahman alone is subtle, while the Illusion is gross form.


14. Brahman is not visible, while Illusion is visible and seen. Brahman is uniform and unvarying, Illusion is by nature varying forms.


15. Illusion is a visible object, Brahman is not. Illusion is witnessed, Brahman cannot be witnessed. In Illusion there are two sides (duality), Brahman has no sides.


16. Illusion is the assertion of an argument, Brahman is the final statement. Illusion is ephemeral, Brahman is eternal. Brahman does not have a cause or purpose for its existence, Illusion does.


17. Brahman is homogenous and solid, Illusion is made up of the Five Elements and hollow. Brahman is always flawless, Illusion is old and tattered.


18. Illusion becomes, Brahman does become. Illusion falls, Brahman cannot fall. Illusion gets spoiled, Brahman cannot get spoiled, it is just as it is.


19. Brahman always exists, Illusion disappears upon dissolution. There is no end to Brahman even after the final dissolution, while Illusion ends.


20. Illusion is hard, Brahman is subtle. Illusion is very small, Brahman is vast. Illusion can be destroyed, Brahman remains always.


21. Brahman cannot really be described, or said to be like anything. Illusion appears to be how it is spoken about. Time cannot consume Brahman, while it does consume Illusion.


22. A multitude of forms and colors are the occurrence of Illusion. Illusion breaks, but Brahman is unbreakable, always just as it is.


23. Now enough of this expanded narration. The entire animate and inanimate creation is all Illusion. The one Supreme God (Parameshwara) pervades everything inside and out.


24. That Supreme Self, Paramatman, is different from all labels and attributes. Just as the reflection of the sky is in the water, yet the sky itself is not found in the water, such is Parabrahman.


25. By way of explanation, and the inquiry into Illusion and Brahman, one can escape birth and death. When one surrenders to the saints, one can attain liberation.


26. There is no limit to talking about the greatness of the saints. Because of them, one realizes the "Universal Self."

Andriy shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL

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Surrender to the Source.
Surrender to Awareness,
this is the only place of protection.
Surrender your heart and you will know all.
Surrender to Consciousness and Bliss.

Surrender means to surrender your bondage
and simply Be Freedom.
Surrender is the ego bowing down to its Source.
No more demands or commands,
but just putting all in the hands of the Source.
Surrender is to submit your stupidness, your
wickedness, to the will of Existence, to
Consciousness and Bliss and being happy.
That's all.

Surrender.
Let Silence have you.


...from the book "This: Prose and Poetry of Dancing Emptiness

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Tablets of Thoth The Atlantean

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Growth in consciousness doesn't depend on the will of the intellect , or its possibilities , but on the intensity of the inner urge.

Egyptian Temple proverb

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In between two thoughts, what is there? You cannot think two thoughts at the same time. Try it and see. It cannot be done. One has to stop before another one starts. In between the stop of one thought and the start of another, what is there? You are there! But this you is not a person. It is the great emptiness, the womb and source of the universe. Awaken to your timeless and immutable Self.

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Swami Chinmayananda

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Truth is the same. But man changes. So different interpretations. Humility therefore is the only viable attitude to reach the Truth which is ever independent of age and conditions.

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Sri Swami Vishwananda

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You will never find Him unless you find Him, firstly, inside of you. Once you have found Him inside of you, then you will find Him everywhere.

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Swami Vivekananda

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The next is what is known as Vâtsalya, loving God not as our Father but as our Child. This may look peculiar, but it is a discipline to enable us to detach all ideas of power from the concept of God. The idea of power brings with it awe. There should be no awe in love.

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O King of kings, reveal Yourself to me.
At Your feet I dedicate my soul and my life,
Seared by the fire of this world,
And a heart stained with wrongful acts.
O compassionate Lord, entangled in maya, I live as one who is dead.
Revive me by Your life-giving glance.

SONG from GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA

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