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Ashtavakra Gita


Janaka said:

How is one to acquire knowledge? How is one to attain liberation? And how is one to reach dispassion? Tell me this, sir. 1.1


Ashtavakra said:

If you are seeking liberation, my son, avoid the objects of the senses like poison and cultivate tolerance, sincerity, compassion, contentment, and truthfulness as the antidote. 1.2

You do not consist of any of the elements -- earth, water, fire, air, or even ether. To be liberated, know yourself as consisting of consciousness, the witness of these. 1.3

If only you will remain resting in consciousness, seeing yourself as distinct from the body, then even now you will become happy, peaceful and free from bonds. 1.4

You do not belong to the brahmin or any other caste, you are not at any stage, nor are you anything that the eye can see. You are unattached and formless, the witness of everything -- so be happy. 1.5

Righteousness and unrighteousness, pleasure and pain are purely of the mind and are no concern of yours. You are neither the doer nor the reaper of the consequences, so you are always free. 1.6

You are the one witness of everything and are always completely free. The cause of your bondage is that you see the witness as something other than this. 1.7

Since you have been bitten by the black snake, the opinion about yourself that "I am the doer," drink the antidote of faith in the fact that "I am not the doer," and be happy. 1.8

Burn down the forest of ignorance with the fire of the understanding that "I am the one pure awareness," and be happy and free from distress. 1.9

That in which all this appears is imagined like the snake in a rope; that joy, supreme joy, and awareness is what you are, so be happy. 1.10

If one thinks of oneself as free, one is free, and if one thinks of oneself as bound, one is bound. Here this saying is true, "Thinking makes it so." 1.11

Your real nature is as the one perfect, free, and actionless consciousness, the all-pervading witness -- unattached to anything, desireless and at peace. It is from illusion that you seem to be involved in samsara. 1.12

Meditate on yourself as motionless awareness, free from any dualism, giving up the mistaken idea that you are just a derivative consciousness or anything external or internal. 1.13

You have long been trapped in the snare of identification with the body. Sever it with the knife of knowledge that "I am awareness," and be happy, my son. 1.14

You are really unbound and actionless, self-illuminating and spotless already. The cause of your bondage is that you are still resorting to stilling the mind. 1.15

All of this is really filled by you and strung out in you, for what you consist of is pure awareness -- so don't be small-minded. 1.16

You are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable, unfathomable awareness, unperturbable: so hold to nothing but consciousness. 1.17

Recognise that the apparent is unreal, while the unmanifest is abiding. Through this initiation into truth you will escape falling into unreality again. 1.18

Just as a mirror exists everywhere both within and apart from its reflected images, so the Supreme Lord exists everywhere within and apart from this body. 1.19

Just as one and the same all-pervading space exists within and without a jar, so the eternal, everlasting God exists in the totality of things. 1.20

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Пойми!

Быть монахом,
не означает ненавидеть мирское.
Стать отшельником –
не значит ненавидеть людей и мир,
считая, будто он погряз в грехе
Практиковать как мирянин-домохозяин –
не означает испытывать неприязнь к монахам,
считая, будто бы они убегают из мира.
Следует просто понять –
пути бывают разные
и твой путь иной,
чем путь другого.
Игры божеств бывают разные,
однако – все они без исключения совершенны,
и каждый на своем месте.
Уважать учение своей школы
не означает с неприязнью
относиться к чужому.

Быть буддистом
не означает испытывать неприязнь к индуистам,
называя их «мустэгпа», «муртугпа» или «этерналистами».

Быть индуистом –
не значит свысока смотреть на буддистов,
считая, что нирвана – это «ложный путь шуньявадинов».

Быть христианином
не означает видеть в индийских богах – демонов,
высокомерно полагая,
будто Бог дает откровение одним народам,
а других лишает своей милости.

Поклоняться Аллаху –
не значит видеть другие религии неверными.
Следует понять –
божества бывают разные,
пути бывают разные,
игры богов бывают разными,
и твои пути отличны от путей других,
однако, в общем,
все всегда свято, чисто и совершенно.

Пойми!
Для того, кто следует пути недвойственности,
быть ортодоксом –
не значит ненавидеть радикалов,
быть новатором –
не означает презирать
консерваторов,
принадлежать к большой мировой религии –
не значит презирать малые конфессии,
пренебрежительно называя их сектами,
следовать путем отречения и бедности –
не означает презирать роскошь,
деньги и богатство,
следовать пути активного действия –
не означает ненавидеть тех,
кто идет путем недеяния,
ведь игры божеств
бывают разными,
Абсолют играет по-своему
в каждом теле.

Пойми, просто твой путь
отличен от пути других,
уважение к своему пути,
пусть не мешает тебе уважать путь других.
Быть вайшнавом –
не значит поносить шиваитов,
считая, что они зря поклоняются
Шиве – полубогу.
Быть шиваитом –
не означает презрительно думать
о последователях Вишну,
как о не способных к тапасу
и аскетическим подвигам.
Пойми, в любой религии
есть стадии от новичка-неофита
до сиддха и высшего божества.

Быть последователем шакти –
не означает поносить ведантистов,
считая, будто бы они совсем не видят истины
из-за игнорирования проявленных энергий.
Быть адвайтистом –
не означает насмехаться над теми,
кто практикует с внешними формами,
именами, энергиями и образами, считая, что они не способны постичь
бескачественного, бесформенного,
всепроникающего Брахмана
из-за слабого интеллекта.

Пойми, энергия сознания и боги
развлекаются своими
непостижимыми путями,
тайно разворачивая свои игры.
Даже внутри одной школы
божественных путей больше,
чем звезд в небе.
Выбери тот,
на котором поет твое сердце,
и иди, не оглядываясь!

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We have to work like a Bank Cashier.
Lots of Money goes through Him.
He Counts the Money carefully and with Dedication.

He Will not have any attachment to that Money.
He Knows that, that Money Belongs to Bank.
His Duty is to Protect that Money.

Similarly, We have to do our Works with
Dedication
And
Without Attachment.

Then We are free from all types of Anxiety.

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Why We are not Experiencing His Grace All the Time ?

Because of our Endless wants and Desires - Some Unfulfilled.
We are always under the Shower of His Grace.
There is No Restriction of Time and Location.
His Grace is There Every Moment.

When Mind is immersed In Atma.
You Can Experience It.

Remove the Misconceptions of "My Body" "My People"
and all related with " I "

Then You can Experience the Ultimate Happiness.

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“I will reason, I will will, and I will act, but guide Thou my reason, will, and activity to the right path in everything.”

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For him who is the Bliss of Self arising from extinction
of the ego, what is there to do? He knows nothing other than this Self. How to conceive the nature of his state?

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This state of mere inherence in pure Being is known as the Vision of Wisdom. Such inherence means and implies the entire subsidence of the mind in the Self

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" Self-enquiry is the mirror in which the Eternal recognizes itself...by looking with the aid of this mirror, you come to know instantaneously who you really are...not who your body is, not who you think you are, or who others say you are...no, through this looking a direct non-dual perception of your Self is revealed.
Your Self is not an object...how can the mind find or reach that which is not an object?...I don't just mean physical objects...a thought is as much an object of perception as any material thing is...and so are feelings...images...memories...and sensations...in short all phenomena are objects...Mind is accustomed to interpreting and measuring phenomena...so how can the mind discover that which is aware of phenomena, which is your own Self...the one Reality?
You are aware of anything that appears in front of you, on the screen of Consciousness...where is the world without you?...where and what are thoughts without you, the perceiver of them?...where are experiences without you, the one who perceives them?...You are the root and source of every experience...there cannot be any experience without you..."

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Наблюдая перемены в пустом мире,
Реальными их называют лишь в силу неведения.
Не ищи истину:
Перестань лишь цепляться за мнения

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15. How long should inquiry be practised?

As long as there are impressions of objects in the mind, so long the
inquiry "Who am I?" is required. As thoughts arise they should be
destroyed then and there in the very place of their origin, through
inquiry. If one resorts to contemplation of the Self unintermittently,
until the Self is gained, that alone would do. As long as there are
enemies within the fortress, they will continue to sally forth; if they
are destroyed as they emerge, the fortress will fall into our hands.

16. What is the nature of the Self?

What exists in truth is the Self alone. The world, the individual soul,
and God are appearances in it. like silver in mother-of-pearl, these
three appear at the same time, and disappear at the same time. The Self
is that where there is absolutely no "I" thought. That is called
"Silence". The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is "I"; the
Self itself is God; all is Siva, the Self..................From the
SPIRITUAL TEACHING of RAMANA MAHARSHI Introduction by C.G.Jung chapter:

LGH

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Я просил сил… А жизнь дала мне трудности, чтобы сделать меня сильным.
Я просил мудрости… А жизнь дала мне проблемы для разрешения.
Я просил богатства… А жизнь дала мне мозг и мускулы, чтобы я мог работать.
Я просил возможность летать…А жизнь дала мне препятствия, чтобы я их преодолевал.
Я просил любви… А жизнь дала мне людей, которым я мог помогать в их проблемах.
Я просил благ… А жизнь дала мне возможности.
Я ничего не получил из того, о чем просил. Но я получил все, что мне было нужно.

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The innermost, is the most pure, untouched. It is always there. The one you do not see, This Alone is the Real.

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One who is truly sincere , will go through. One comes to a point where no risk is a risk, already something is on Fire inside your Heart. And you say Yes, Go for Gold. I do not want a contract, i do not want a guarantee. It is already have kissed from inside my Hearth, It is enough for me.
Am i going to ask GOD, for a contract ? No. I am already touched. I am Already in love. Now i just have to fall in that embrace. Fall into the arms you cant see.


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

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The secret of happiness lies
in the mind's release from worldly ties.

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D.: Is it not possible to get a vision of God?
M.: Yes. You see this and that. Why not see God? Only you must know what God is. All are seeing God always. But they do not know it. You find out what God is. People see, yet see not, because they know not God

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See how a tree whose branches have been cut, grows again. So long as the roots of the tree remain unimpaired, the tree will continue to grow. Similarly, the samskaras which have merely sunk into the heart on death, but have not perished for that reason, occasion rebirth at the right time; and that is how jivas are reborn

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The veil between you and God
is only doubt.
If you are innocent, have no doubt,
God is everywhere.

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‎12th April, 1935

Talk 46.

Do not think yourself to be this, that or anything; to be so and so, or to be such and such...

Be - and there is an end of the ignorance. Enquire for whom is the ignorance

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Mind is not your enemy; it is just a play of your own energy. Do not be confused by that; there is no need to follow it.
You are that space of Awareness within which all appearances come and go. Nothing can come and stay. Everything comes and goes.
Don’t associate any image with your Self. Go beyond them. There is no need to be afraid of thought, sensation, or image. Simply stay as the Awareness.
There is no image to Awareness. It is a feelingless feeling— an intuition. You are That. You are not separate from That

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Attachment is never towards a person, it is towards a personality

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When you are in Self remembrance, whatever is not good in your life, will drop out; be it relationships, business decisions, addictions, lifestyle, or anything else. Your Self is the master of your life, remembering yourself, the master of your life. Remembering any God is not required, if you just remember yourself, that is enough, because you are God !

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Celibacy has to happen from Fulfillment , not from frustration.

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Vedic mind means ability to look into anything and grasp the subtle truths embedded in it.

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Suffering makes you think about basic questions of life. But you forget this basic questions when you are entertained by mind.

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Everywhere the visible scene is Self itself, abiding self as a special seat of impurity...
That me (as everything), which has vanished, free from abiding in vasanas (Desires, which were never there), is (now) free everywhere like a king..

Ashtawakra Gita Ch. XIV, Verse 11..

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