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He who gives himself up to the Self that is God is the most excellent devotee. Giving one’s self up to God means remaining constantly in the Self without giving room for the rise of any thoughts other than that of the Self. Whatever burdens are thrown on God, He bears them. Since the supreme power of God makes all things move, why should we, without submitting ourselves to it, constantly worry ourselves with thoughts as to what should be done and how, and what should not be done and how not? We know that the train carries all loads, so after getting on it why should we carry our small luggage on our head to our discomfort, instead of putting it down in the train and feeling at ease?

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Question.: It is said in some books that one should cultivate all the good or divine qualities in order to prepare oneself for Self-realization.

Bhagavan : All good or divine qualities are included in spiritual knowledge and all bad or demoniac qualities are included in ignorance. When knowledge comes, ignorance goes and all the divine qualities appear automatically. If a man is Self-realized he cannot tell a lie or commit a sin or do anything wrong.

It is no doubt said in some books that one should cultivate one virtue after another and thus prepare for ultimate realization, but for those who follow the jnana marga (path of knowledge) Self-enquiry is quite enough for acquiring all the divine qualities, they need not do anything else

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When you are no longer attached to anything....you have done your share...The rest will be done for you...

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Every person offers a little reflection of the Self...but the Sage is like a huge mirror in whose compassionate presence the dissharmonious is seen...many avoid this mirroring...but those who continue to look...come to see the face of GOD..."

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Every person offers a little reflection of the Self...but the Sage is like a huge mirror in whose compassionate presence the dissharmonious is seen...many avoid this mirroring...but those who continue to look...come to see the face of GOD..."

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"You must know that there is no end to the incarnations that God takes. He has come down on countless occasions. Sometimes He comes with a part of His glory, sometimes for a particular task, sometimes to transform an entire era of time, an entire continent of space, sometimes with a fuller equipment of splendour. The drama enacted by the Lord and the devotees drawn towards Him is the subject matter of Bhagavatha (Stories on the Glory of God). Listening to these stories promotes the realization of God. Many sages have testified to its efficacy and extolled the Glory of God, and they helped to preserve it for posterity."

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There is nothing external which is not also internal. The mind is all. If the mind is active even solitude becomes like a market place. There is no use closing your eyes. Close the mental eye and all will be right. The world is not external to you. The good persons will not care to make plans previous to their actions. Why so? For God who has sent us into the world has His own plan and that will certainly work itself out.

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The beauty of a sparkling star filled sky,

A ruby red rose opening in bloom,

A radiant ruddy roseate dawn ,

Fill one with awe, and pose the question why?



Beauty ravishes and destroys men's gloom,

A stepping stone to God, and why we're born,

To love the creator of such beauty,

Then devotion becomes a pleasant duty.

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The point is this: It's not what you say. It's not what you proclaim. It's what's deep, deep, deep in your heart that determines what happens to you. It's not reading books, it's not studying, it's not going to classes. It's sitting by yourself, becoming quiet, going deeper and deeper within yourself. Transcending your mind and your body until something happens.

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Our Buddha-nature is there from the very beginning.
It is like the sun emerging from behind clouds.
It is like a mirror that reflects perfectly when it is wiped clean...
...and returned to its original clarity."

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If you wish to find the Buddha,
first you must look into your own mind,
outside of the mind,there is no Buddha

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I haven't got any Buddhism.I live by letting things happen"

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Worldly fools search for exotic masters, not
realizing that their own mind is the master.

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A man searching for spirit-treasure
cannot find it, so he is praying.

A voice inside says, You were given
the intuition to shoot an arrow
and then to dig where it landed,
but you shot with all your archery skill.

You were told to draw the bow
with only a fraction of your ability.

What you are looking for
is nearer than the big vein
on your neck. Let the arrow drop.

Do not exhaust yourself
like the philosophers who strain to shoot
the high arcs of their thought-arrows.

The more skill you use,
the farther you will be
from what your deepest love wants.

Rumi

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Silence where no thoughts exist, is the real state of Realisation. The 'I' is a distortion of this state of quietude, being a movement, a wave in the ocean of stillness.

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Во всем мире нет ничего более мягкого и
податливого, чем вода,
но она точит твердое и крепкое.
Никто не может ее одолеть,
хотя любой может ее потеснить.
Податливое побежлает крепкое,
мягкое одолевает твердое, — все зто знают,
но никто не осмеливается действовать так.
Вот почему мудрый ограничивается следующими словами:
«Принять на себя всю грязь Поднебесной —
вот что значит занять трон государя.
Принять на себя все несчастья страны —
вот что значит быть правителем Поднебесной».

Лао-Цзы "Дао Дэ Дзин" (перевод А.Кувшинов)

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Во всем мире нет ничего более мягкого и
податливого, чем вода,
но она точит твердое и крепкое.
Никто не может ее одолеть,
хотя любой может ее потеснить.
Податливое побежлает крепкое,
мягкое одолевает твердое, — все зто знают,
но никто не осмеливается действовать так.
Вот почему мудрый ограничивается следующими словами:
«Принять на себя всю грязь Поднебесной —
вот что значит занять трон государя.
Принять на себя все несчастья страны —
вот что значит быть правителем Поднебесной».

Лао-Цзы "Дао Дэ Дзин" (перевод А.Кувшинов)

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This desire to be free has arisen in a very few people. Free in this life. This year. This month. Now. This desire will decide. Like a moth who falls in love with the flame and rushes toward it without any delay. No holding on or holding back along the way. How much time to become flame itself? Going toward the flame is the decision to be free -- going toward the Atman.

The Atman consumes you, giving you eternal existence, eternal consciousness, and eternal bliss. And nobody knows it. Everyone is searching outside through the senses. Whatever you see, wherever you see name and form, it is not true. These names and forms will never give you peace or love. Whatever you see, feel, or experience through pleasurable sense objects ultimately will leave you hungry.

So this is the decision and the discernment. With this discernment, this discrimination, a few will decide "I want to be free." They will find a teacher. The teacher is within you. The satguru is within you. Your desire for freedom is going toward that satguru, that Brahman.

~* Papaji *~ -WAKE UP AND ROAR coll.ed. p.250

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It is the mind that sees objects and has experiences and that finds a void when it ceases to see and experience, but that is not ‘you’. You are the constant illumination that lights up both the experiences and the void.

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The wound is the place where the light enters you..."

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Being totally empty...
Quieten the restlessness of the mind...
Only then one witness everything unfolding from emptiness...

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Untill you know who you are...all your knowledge is only learned ignorance..."

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Truly good person functions without ulterior motive...
Whereas, a moralist acts out of private desires..

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Question : You say one can realize the Self by a search for it. What is the character of this search?
Ramana Maharshi : You are the mind or think that you are the mind. The mind is nothing but thoughts. Now behind every particular thought there is a general thought, which is the `I', that is yourself. Let us call this `I' the first thought. Stick to this `I'-thought and Question it to find out what it is. When this Question takes strong hold on you, you cannot think of other thoughts.

Question : When I do this and cling to my self, that is, the `I'-thought, other thoughts come and go, but I say to myself `Who am I ?' and there is no answer forthcoming. To be in this condition is the practice. Is it so?
Ramana Maharshi : This is a mistake that people often make. What happens when you make a serious quest for the Self is that the `I'-thought disappears and something else from the depths takes hold of you and that is not the `I' which commenced the quest.

Question : What is this something else?
Ramana Maharshi : That is the real Self, the import of `I'. It is not the ego. It is the Supreme Being itself.

Question : But you have often said that one must reject other thoughts when one begins the quest but the thoughts are endless. If one thought is rejected, another comes and there seems to be no end at all.
Ramana Maharshi : I do not say that you must go on rejecting thoughts. Cling to yourself, that is, to the `I'-thought. When your interest keeps you to that single idea, other thoughts will automatically get rejected and they will vanish.

Question : And so rejection of thoughts is not necessary?
Ramana Maharshi : No. It may be necessary for a time or for some. You fancy that there is no end if one goes on rejecting every thought when it rises. It is not true, there is an end. If you are vigilant and make a stern effort to reject every thought when it rises you will soon find that you are going deeper and deeper into your own inner self. At that level it is not necessary to make an effort to reject thoughts.

Question : Then it is possible to be without effort, without strain.
Ramana Maharshi : Not only that, it is impossible for you to make an effort beyond a certain extent.

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" If you sit down and just keep quiet...you are in the state of Self-Awareness...keeping quiet means being without any techniques, effort or intention to meditate...not following the thought stream...not pursuing the senses, no imagination...such an intense Self-focusing comes without any effort...then, by itself...out of nowhere, wisdom and insights come..."

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