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Look at your Self or Atma, rather than anywhere else. The eyes may be kept open or closed – it is immaterial. There is only one I, whether you spell it ‘I’ or ‘eye’. There is no point in opening or closing the eyes. Attention must be focused on the inner ‘I’. You are not an eye that can be opened or closed. You may close or open the eyes according to your liking or inclination. It is immaterial, and not important. You will cease to think of the world when you think of the Self. If you are in a room and close your eyes and do not look out, it is immaterial whether you close the windows or keep them open. (The body is the room, the eyes are the window.)

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Through the power and grace of the master, the identity you feel is yours is becoming more light, more distant—passing. One day you will ask, “Who am I?” but instead of an answer, an old perspective once disguised as a person will no longer be found.

In that moment you will find yourself established in your true nature.

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When you sit, allow Mother Earth to sit for you. When you
breathe, allow Mother Earth to breathe for you. When you walk,
allow Mother Earth to walk for you. Don’t make any effort. Allow
her to do it. She knows how to do it.
When you are sitting, allow the air to enter your lungs. Allow
the air to go out of your lungs. We don’t need to try to breathe in.
We don’t need to try to breathe out. We just allow nature, allow
the Earth to breathe in and out for us. We just sit there and enjoy
the breathing in and the breathing out. There is no “you” who is
breathing in and breathing out. The breathing in and the breathing
out happen by themselves. Try it.
We allow our body to relax totally, without striving or even
making an effort. Behave like the fetus in the womb of the mother.
Allow your mother to do everything for you, to breathe, to eat, to
drink. This is possible if you know how to take refuge in Mother
Earth.

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Watch yourself become depressed.
Watch yourself become angry.
Do not deny it, but observe it.
And if you observe yourself correctly in that calm way, you can ask yourself,
"Who becomes angry?
Who is feeling depressed?"
And follow it through.
Do this over and over and over again, as many times as you have to.

54 Abiding in the 'I' - March 28, 1991

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Pay attention to the gap - the gap between two thoughts, the brief, silent space between words in a conversation, between the notes of a piano or flute, or the gap between the in-breath and the out-breath. When you pay attention to those gaps, awareness of 'something' becomes - just awareness. The formless dimension of pure conciousness arises from within you and replaces identification with form.

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No object of desire is real, no object of desire is worth your Peace.
If your house is full of desires, burn it down.

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Heaven and earth and I
are of the same root;
the ten-thousand things and I
are of one substance.

Zen master Sõjõ

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Let things be in their own way
and there will be neither coming nor going.
Obey the nature of things
and you will walk freely and undisturbed.

Xin-xin Ming (Faith in Mind)

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Neither knowable, knowledge, nor knower am I, formless is my
form, I dwell within the senses but they are not my home:
Ever serenely balanced, I am neither free nor bound -
Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss is where I am found.

Shankaracharya: Song of the Soul

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Put thoughts to rest and don’t seek outwardly anymore.
When things come up, then give them your attention;
just trust what is functional in you at the moment,
and you have nothing to be concerned about.

♡ Zen Master Linji ♡

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Since everything is but an illusion,
Perfect in being what it is,
Having nothing to do with good or bad,
Acceptance or rejection,
One might as well burst out laughing!

Longchenpa

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Spring has its hundred flowers, autumn its moon,
Summer has its cooling breezes, winter its snow.
If you allow no idle concerns to weight on your heart,
Your whole life will be one perennial good season.

~ The Golden Age of Zen ~

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Why these patterns? Because, you wanted to possess your life, not own your life. If you decide to own your life and let everyone own your life, you won’t have patterns. Because you want to possess your life, you constantly think you are the body and mind. Please listen! You can possess only your body and mind, but you can never possess your consciousness. That is why you never live as consciousness. You never want to reside in the space of consciousness.

Understand, a man who does not understand the English language, what he misses in life I cannot explain. He misses the possibility of travelling to different countries where English is spoken. Even if he travels, he needs some guide, translator. An English-speaking person only can understand what a person who cannot understand English misses. The person who cannot understand English, you can list hundreds of things he misses. He will not be able to travel in the countries where English is spoken. He will not be able to read great ideas available in English. Whether you like it or not, English is the modern-day “Knowledge language”. In ancient days, the language of Knowledge was Sanskrit. All knowledge is stored in that language. Same way, now all knowledge is stored in English. So, tons and tons of knowledge available in English is not available to you when you don’t know the language. I wanted all of you to know, still there are tons and tons not translated, because Knowledge is so alive and current thanks to the IT revolution. Every day it is getting updated.

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As long as your patterns are alive, wherever you are, you are in hell and you will create hell for others. Only when your patterns are completed, life starts for you, life begins for you.

Please listen! Please come to the space of listening!

As long as your patterns are living through you, as long as your patterns are living through you, listen, you will never know life. It is like when a parasite is sucking all the energy from a tree, the parasite grows, the tree dies. Same way, when the patterns, your patterns suck all your energy, they live, you die!

Why these patterns? Because, you wanted to possess your life, not own your life. If you decide to own your life and let everyone own your life, you won’t have patterns. Because you want to possess your life, you constantly think you are the body and mind. Please listen! You can possess only your body and mind, but you can never possess your consciousness. That is why you never live as consciousness. You never want to reside in the space of consciousness.

Understand, a man who does not understand the English language, what he misses in life I cannot explain. He misses the possibility of travelling to different countries where English is spoken. Even if he travels, he needs some guide, translator. An English-speaking person only can understand what a person who cannot understand English misses. The person who cannot understand English, you can list hundreds of things he misses. He will not be able to travel in the countries where English is spoken. He will not be able to read great ideas available in English. Whether you like it or not, English is the modern-day “Knowledge language”. In ancient days, the language of Knowledge was Sanskrit. All knowledge is stored in that language. Same way, now all knowledge is stored in English. So, tons and tons of knowledge available in English is not available to you when you don’t know the language. I wanted all of you to know, still there are tons and tons not translated, because Knowledge is so alive and current thanks to the IT revolution. Every day it is getting updated.

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Lord Shiva

“He who utters the name of Shiva
Hundreds and hundreds of times
Grows great through the showering
Of the sweet, sublime nectar.
The marvelous power of this word
Enters even into the hearts of fools.

And that word, which flows like honey
From the nectar-crescent of the moon,
Causes the highest nectar to flow --
That is the sound of Shiva.
The blessed
Ever have this sound upon their lips.

What indeed is there in the world
That does not conceal you?
Yet nothing exists that can conceal
You from the devotees.

Attained by so many disciples
And with so many attributes
You appear at all times to the devotees
In your true form, O Lord.

Triumphant, they laugh,
And vanquished, they laugh even more --
Leaving behind not only base powers,
But liberation itself.

In the same way that it arose in me,
Allow this love of devotion
Previously unknown to me
To grow greater still, O Lord.

Truly, I have no other entreaty but this:
Let me for all time, O Lord,
Be consumed with unending devotion.

Let me be enraged and yet
Compassionate toward the world.
And thus in the madness of devotion
May I laugh and weep and chant
Shiva, thunderously.

What is called liberation
Is simply the ripeness of devotion, O Lord.
Having taken the first steps toward that,
We are even now almost liberated.

Here in this world
Another world exists
That bears as fruit joyousness
For your devotees.

May there be devotion to you
As the Secret One, as the Transcendent One,
As Lord of the Universe,
As Shambhu, as Shiva,
As the Celestial One.
Ah, how indeed could I ever express it?

Devotion, devotion, devotion
To the Transcendent One.
Ardent devotion!
This is why I cry and clamor!
Let me have ardent devotion for you,
Only you.”

http://www.constantinarhodes.com/shaiva_devotional_songs_of_kashmir__a_translation_and_study_of_utpaladeva_s_shiv_107123.htm

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Lust is not a root pattern.
Lust: you don't need to complete it by going into it, or going through it. It can be transformed, because it is not a root pattern . It sits on different root-patterns. It is Good news ! At least four-five root-patterns create a knot on which lust sits. If you analyze each root-patterns and complete with them , suddenly you will see you forget lust ! Not that you will be struggling with it ; You forget lust !

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Quinoa


The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as "The International Year of the Quinoa." Proposed by the government of Bolivia and receiving strong support from many Central and South American countries, quinoa has now been singled out by the FAO as a food with "high nutritive value," impressive biodiversity, and an important role to play in the achievement of food security worldwide. We realize that quinoa remains unfamiliar to many people, especially in the practical sense of cooking and recipes. But we hope that situation will change, given the remarkable nature of this easily-prepared, nutrient-rich food.
Researchers have recently taken a close look at certain antioxidant phytonutrients in quinoa, and two flavonoid—quercetin and kaempferol—are now known to be provided by quinoa in especially concentrated amounts. In fact, the concentration of these two flavonoids in quinoa can sometimes be greater than their concentration in high-flavonoid berries like cranberry or lingonberry.
Recent studies are providing us with a greatly expanded list of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in quinoa. This unique combination of anti-inflammatory compounds in quinoa may be the key to understanding preliminary animal studies that show decreased risk of inflammation-related problems (including obesity) when animals are fed quinoa on a daily basis. The list of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in quinoa is now known to include: polysaccharides like arabinans and rhamnogalacturonans; hydroxycinnamic and hydroxybenzoic acids; flavonoids like quercetin and kaempferol; and saponins including molecules derived from oleanic acid, hederagenin and serjanic acid. Small amounts of the anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), are also provided by quinoa.
In comparison to cereal grasses like wheat, quinoa is higher in fat content and can provide valuable amounts of heart-healthy fats like monounsaturated fat (in the form of oleic acid). Quinoa can also provide small amounts of the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Given this higher fat content, researchers initially assumed that quinoa would be more susceptible to oxidation and resulting nutrient damage. However, recent studies have shown that quinoa does not get oxidized as rapidly as might be expected given its higher fat content. This finding is great news from a nutritional standpoint. The processes of boiling, simmering, and steaming quinoa do not appear to significantly compromise the quality of quinoa's fatty acids, allowing us to enjoy its cooked texture and flavor while maintaining this nutrient benefit. Food scientists have speculated that it is the diverse array of antioxidants found in quinoa—including various members of the vitamin E family like alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta-tocopherol as well as flavonoids like quercetin and kaempferol—that contribute to this oxidative protection.

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Without heart, everything else counts for nought. Unless the heart expands, nothing else will avail. Merely to continue sitting with the eyes shut will produce no fruit, it will not bring about God-realization. One's heart must feel for others; one must identify oneself with the happiness and sorrows of others, then only will God be realized.

SWAMI AKHANDANANDA

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Beauty consists in such virtues as detachment. Happiness is the transcendence of pleasure and pain. Misery is the hankering after sense pleasures. The wise is one who knows both bondage and liberation.

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Often one may think one is mixed up with the mind and is trying to disentangle oneself from the turmoil of thoughts....
But both the mind and the one trying to disentangle itself share the same unreality.... Both are imagined inside the Unchanging.

What perceives this, is the Real Seer.

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There is one more human representation of the divine ideal of love. It is known as Madhura, sweet, and is the highest of all such representations. It is indeed based on the highest manifestation of love in this world, and this love is also the strongest known to man. What love shakes the whole nature of man, what love runs through every atom of his being — makes him mad, makes him forget his own nature, transforms him, makes him either a God or a demon — as the love between man and woman. In this sweet representation of divine love God is our husband. We are all women; there are no men in this world; there is but One man, and this is He, our Beloved. All that love which man gives to woman, or woman to man, has her to be given up to the Lord.

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VIVEKACHUDAMANI

There is no hope of immortality by means of riches – such indeed is the declaration of the Vedas. Hence it is clear that works cannot be the cause of Liberation.

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Self-realization should be your goal. This should be achieved by the constant remembrance of God, by righteousness, by a life of virtue and by the practice of Yoga.

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Devikalottara

34. When once the mind becomes steady, it should not be
disturbed in any way. There is no need to think even in the
least of anything else, entertaining any doubts. Fixing the mind
firmly in that state (of Self-awareness), keep it still.

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Devikalottara

33. Due to sleep and due to thoughts the mind always
loses its sharpness, its foolishness increases, and it goes to
ruin. Awakening this mind with effort, and without allowing
it to wander, establish it in the state of Self. Persevere in
this effort by fixing the mind again and again in its natural
state.

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Devikalottara

31. You must realise that the four states of infatuation,
delusion, swoon (due to shock) and dreaming, as also sleeping
and waking, are all to be dispelled.

32. If one meditates that the one Consciousness (chit [?]) is
different from the prana [?](life-force), which has subtly attached
itself to this gross body, from the mind, from the intellect and
from the ego, one will become established in that Consciousness.

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