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We may assert that though the fundamental view presented in the declarations of the Upanishads is the one taken by the highest class of the seekers after Truth — a thorough-going intuitional Absolutism — one will not fail to find in them deepest proclamations touching all the aspects of the psychological constitution of the human being in general .

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TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0032 |

This Integration of Being can be achieved even in this very life . It is not necessary to take some more rounds of births and deaths for the purpose , provided the integration is effected before the shaking off of the physical sheath , through persistent meditation on Reality and negation of separative consciousness .

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|| THE TRANSCENDENT BEING ||

The teachings of the Upanishads are expressed in the language of the Self — not of the intellect — and , hence , they do not easily go deeply into every soul , unless it possesses a responsive and burning yearning for Absolute-Experience .

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The quickness of the process of Attainment depends upon the intensity of the power of such meditation , both in its negative and assertive aspects .

A dehypnotisation of the consciousness of physicality and individuality is the essential purpose of all methods of spiritual meditation .

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On a day when the wind is perfect,
the sail just needs to open and
the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a day.

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| SECTION: III | CHAPTER: 100

The jiva is at the junction of consciousness and matter ; and because it is a reflection of the absolute Brahman , it is said to be in Brahman .

See the entire universe and also the ' I ' as the absolute Brahman , for the self ( which is Brahman ) is omnipresent .

When that self thinks , it is known as mind .

It is nothing but the power of the absolute Brahman which is non-different from Brahman : in it all this arbitrary division into ' I ' and ' this ' are but apparent reflections .

The very reality of the mind is Brahman alone .

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| SECTION: III | CHAPTER: 100

In embodied beings , it is the cit-sakti ( the power of consciousness or intelligence ) .

It is motion in air , stability in earth , void in space , and it is the power of self-consciousness ( ' I am ' ) in created beings .

Yet all this is nothing but the power of absolute Brahman .

It is the power of disintegration , the power that causes grief in the grief-stricken and the power that causes elation in the joyous ; in the warrior it is valour ; it is the power that triggers creation and the same power brings about the dissolution of the universe .

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| SECTION: III | CHAPTER: 100

The individualised consciousness ( the mind ) has arisen in the supreme being , O Rama : it is both different and non-different from the infinite consciousness even as a wave is different and non-different from the ocean .

To the enlightened the mind is the absolute Brahman and naught else .

To the unenlightened, the mind is the cause of repetitive history ( samsara ) .

When dualistic concepts are used by us , O Rama , it is only to facilitate instruction : the division is not real .

The absolute Brahman is omnipotent : and there is nothing which is outside of it .

It is his own power or energy that pervades all things .

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| SECTION: III | CHAPTER: 102

There is no division in the self , for the absolute Brahman is all this .

What then is called bondage and what is liberation ?

It is only in a state of ignorance that you think you experience pain , though you are untouched by pain .

These things do not exist in the self .

Let the body fall or rise or let it go on to another universe ; I am not confined to the body , then how am I affected by all this ?

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The soul , due to its deviation from the Truth and wandering among the shadows , finds it difficult to hear the voice of the Silence .

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| SECTION: III | CHAPTER: 102

Only a fool , not a wise man , is deluded by his own ideas ; it is a fool who thinks that the imperishable is perishable , and gets deluded .

Egotism is but an idea based on a false association of the self with the physical elements .

When one alone exists in all this as the infinite consciousness , how has what is called egotism arisen ?

In fact , this egotism does not exist any more than the mirage exists in the desert .

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| SECTION: III | CHAPTER: 102

Only a fool , not a wise man , is deluded by his own ideas ; it is a fool who thinks that the imperishable is perishable , and gets deluded .

Egotism is but an idea based on a false association of the self with the physical elements .

When one alone exists in all this as the infinite consciousness , how has what is called egotism arisen ?

In fact , this egotism does not exist any more than the mirage exists in the desert .

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| SECTION: III | CHAPTER: 102

Therefore , O Rama , abandon your imperfect vision which is not based on fact ; rest in the perfect vision which is of the nature of bliss and which is based on truth .

Enquire into the nature of truth . Abandon falsehood .

You are ever free ; why do you call yourself bound and then grieve ?

The self is infinite ; why , how and by whom is it bound ?

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In the twinkling of an eye it creates countless worlds and in the twinkling of an eye it destroys them .

Even as an able actor plays several roles one after the other , this mind assumes several aspects one after the other .

It makes the unreal appear as real and vice versa ; and on account of this it seems to enjoy and to suffer .

Even that which it gets naturally it grabs with hands and feet , and as a result of this false sense of ownership , suffers the consequences .

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The Upanishads suggest that even the highest achievement in the relative plane — even the creatorship or destroyership of the universe — is , from the ultimate point of view , among the fleeting shadows of phenomenal existence .

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Будьте добрее, когда это возможно. А это возможно всегда.

- Далай Лама -

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Мир - это зеркало, и он возвращает каждому его собственное изображение. Брось в него угрюмый взгляд - и навстречу тебе выглянет из него мрачное лицо; но кто смеется вместе с ним или над ним, тот находит в нем веселого покладистого товарища.

- Теккерей

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Великий Путь не труден,
следует лишь избегать предпочтений.
Когда нет ни приязни, ни неприязни,
все становится ясным и очевидным.
Но стоит провести тончайшее различие –
и небеса отрываются от земли.


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Those who have sunk within their own inner selves to dwell as pure knowledge, so that their infatuation with worthless desires is abolished, will, through holy silence, establish the fulfillment of the real within their own selves. This practice of meditation upon consciousness itself is the true way.

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The world, filled with attachments and aversions and the rest, is like a dream: it appears to be real as long as one is ignorant, but becomes unreal when one is awake

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The perception of 'I' is associated with a form, maybe the body. There should be nothing associated with the pure Self. The Self is the unassociated, pure reality, in whose light the body and the ego shine. On stilling all thoughts the pure consciousness remains.

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Awareness is unattached and unshaken. It is lucid, silent, peaceful, alert and unafraid, without desire and fear. Meditate on it as your true being and try to be it in your daily life, and you shall realize it in its fullness.

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In that flawless state of Being, the Self, without a sense of 'I' or 'mine', the still abidance in and as pure Awareness, this is the noblest victory worth winning.

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You feel the frictions only when you are in the current of the world, but when you are outside of it simply as a witness and as a student, you will be able to see that there are millions and millions of channels in which God is manifesting Himself as Love.

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“What is the Self of myself? Please discover it for me by an inquiry into the Self, Atma Vichara.” Well, well, you are that very Self that you seek. All that you have to do is to not lament and create a fuss over matters external to you, but to look at yourself, to realize yourself, the Self.

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THE SELF HAS NEVER BECOME LIMITED

Verses form Guru Vachaka Kovai

95 If it is asked, ‘How has the Supreme Self, the one without a second, come to possess the limitation of the mind, the form of ignorance?’ the reply is, ‘The limitation has attached itself only through the deluded jiva-perspective. In truth, it never attached itself to the Self, consciousness.’

Muruganar: In the same way that, through confusion, a rope is perceived as a snake, consciousness appears as mind through the delusion of the jiva. When one enquires into that matter, no such entity as mind will be seen to exist at all separate from consciousness. Like someone questioning a kind person who looks after his parents very well, ‘How did you acquire this habit of annoying your parents?’ the question itself is fundamentally inappropriate.

96 The little jiva will not rise as a tiny separate ‘I’ – entity from the supreme reality that is the plenitude of consciousness. Only from a ball of fire of finite size can tiny sparks split off, fly away and fall to the ground.

Since consciousness is all pervasive, nothing can arise from within it and then become separate from it. The idea of a separate jiva is therefore just an erroneous idea that arises through ignorance.

Non-existence of the body

97 The body itself does not exist in the unrestricted view of the real Self, but only in outward-turned attention, which is the perspective of the mind that has become deluded through the expansion of maya. Therefore, it is wrong to call the Self, which is the vast expanse of consciousness, the owner-occupier of the body.

98 It is only when you live your life by taking the body alone to be ‘I’ that the external world, constituting of moving and unmoving objects, will manifest itself. Since, for the Self, there is a complete absence of external objects, whether far or near, it is therefore wrong to say that is an unaffected witness.

99 The world does not exist without the body; the body never at any time exists without the mind; the mind does not exist at all apart from consciousness; and consciousness too does not exist apart from being.

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