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When you start living by your own experiences...by your own self-dependancy...these are great years. ♥
For so long you've been cultivating a way that seemed to work in the world...but it wasn't enough...something was left hungering for lasting satisfaction.
If it wasn't like that, would you have come here?
Despite any resistance and fears of your mind, you found your way here...you can trust that this power which brought you here, is now satisfying itself...it's removing this dreaming mind.
Of course irritation will come up...because you cannot rely on your own power anymore...everything you used to count on is leaving you...your boundaries...your safety holds...your walking sticks, and your life support system...everything has been taken away from you...something deeply upset about this, is screaming " I want freedom but not if it is painfull and brings discomfort!!! " You want it in pill form so you get it all done today!!!...

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The more troublesome the world looks, the more you have to look inside..."

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‎" The search for reality is the most dangerous of all undertakings...for it will destroy the world in which you live...But if your motive is love of truth and life, you need not be afraid...

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When Grace has picked you up...nothing can overpower you...

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‎" I don't know what has caused us to fall asleep...but I know what makes us wake up...and I know that "ONE" which never sleeps...and the words that are spoken are addressed to that "ONE"...it's never a person speaking to another person...I don't have this feeling in me...but more that consciousness or beingness is conversing with itself...about itself...and immense joy and power is released in that recognition..."

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‎" When truth becomes clear to you, you will know...something confirms itself inside your heart...

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PARAMAHAMSA SRI NITHYANANDA on Mountains become mustard seeds!

WE CRINGE when questions come our way. We try to avoid searching questions that cause us to look within. Only questions that lead us towards the experience of peace will give us bliss.

Bliss or joy is grossly misunderstood. We equate it with the excitement of a new acquisition. Think of the excitement we have when we acquire something new: like a car or house. How long does it last? Not for long. Once we achieve the goal, the excitement and happiness disappear. This is not the joy or bliss that spiritual masters refer to.

Ramana Maharishi, a realised master of the 20th century, defines this condition beautifully. He says: before you get it, even a mustard seed looks like a mountain; after you acquire it even a mountain looks like a mustard seed.

Do we know what we want? Unfortunately, none of us do. We think we know. Are we happy with our success? We can’t be. We will never be. Till we know what we want we will never be satisfied with whatever we achieve and acquire. Otherwise at the end we will find that whatever we have acquired is of no value to us. We are chasing desires. This chasing leads us into an endless cycle of desires and wants. Most of these desires are not our own. They are borrowed from others. The possessive feeling and labelling of things and relationships as ‘mine’ is the most dangerous trap that mind can set for us. It is never ending, never fulfilling and always leading to suffering. Why are we so uncomfortable asking ourselves why we seek something? We run without resting in order to fulfil desires based on comparison with what others have. Once we get what we are running for, we do not understand what we have been running for. So, the discontent stays.

How can we end this confusion or suffering? We will continue to suffer and be disillusioned until we know who we are, the question of what we want cannot be answered.

The smallest but greatest book I have ever read is a book of sayings by Ramana Maharishi titled Who Am I. Let us dare to ask this question. This question will lead us into a long journey. Our question transforms itself into a quest. Our urge becomes urgent.

We often think answers will end our questions or problems. Any question that is directional and leads to an answer will only add to our confusion. Only when the question leads us toward experience will we experience bliss.

Awaken this intelligence, this bliss, this joy that is undiminished. Watching our mind is one way to awaken it.

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PARAMAHAMSA SRI NITHYANANDA on Question to end all questions!

WHEN we ask a question, many a times the answers we get are unexpected. One such question is: Who Am I? We will certainly ask many questions in our lifetime. This question is central to all our other questions. The other questions supplement and compliment this central question.
We ask many kinds of questions. Some people question out of innocence, like a child, out of curiosity. We ask some questions to exhibit our knowledge and ego. Sometimes we ask questions to check out if others are more knowledgeable. Often we ask questions out of ignorance. Our questions often express our confusion.
Laura, a teacher, was instructing the last class of the academic year. She prepared a few questions to get feedback from students on her teaching style.
One question in the questionnaire was: “Have I influenced your attitude towards the subject?”
A student answered: “No, I still like it.”
When people meet me, they start conversing with me about enlightenment and God. They begin to say that they wish to follow the spiritual path with my guidance. They ask esoteric questions on karma and moksha. I change the subject to other matters. We talk about their personal lives, families, businesses, everything under the sun, except anything remotely spiritual. They never return to their original question on spirituality. It does not matter to them really.
The fervour with which they started their queries was only to impress me with their keen interest and knowledge. Such fervour will not sustain. Their enthusiasm will evaporate rapidly.
‘What is Brahman,’ asks Arjuna to Krishna in the Gita. Krishna says, “If I ask you to repeat the question, you would have forgotten what you asked.”
We keep asking questions about all external objects and issues, who is this, who is that? But we never turn our questioning inwards and ask, Who Am I?
If we are spiritual, we would be interested asking ourselves, ‘Who Am I?’ It will answer our other questions. The questioning attitude itself will dissolve. Our mind survives by questioning. More answers means more questions.
Questions are the fuel for our minds. Unless we answer that central question, ‘Who Am I?’ we can never come out of the cycle of questions. An answer to a question can lead to another question.
Ask yourself this question repeatedly. It will finally extinguish all questions. The more we ask this question, the clearer we become in our mind. This is a path to bliss.

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By definition, having a beginner’s mind means having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and freedom from preconceptions when approaching anything. Beginner’s mind is actually the space where the mind does not know what to do. It is that delicious state when you are sure of nothing, yet completely fearless, totally available to the moment.

We all start off with a beginner’s mind! Every time you learn something new, you are in ‘beginner mode’. Then what happens to that wonderful attitude down the line? The moment something becomes familiar to us, the mind tries to take over, calling up memories, and creating expectations and fears which stop us from connecting directly to the reality of the present moment.

Our mind is constantly chattering! If you take just ten minutes to write down all the random thoughts and emotions coming up in you, you’ll discover what a madhouse your mind is! All these thoughts and emotions that comes up are either from the past or the future, totally unrelated to each other and to the present moment in time. These past perceptions and emotions actually determine how we perceive and respond to the outside world. They close us to new experiences.

A psychiatrist received a strange complaint from a man who kept going into a blind rage whenever he saw a woman wearing a particular shade of yellow! Therapy later revealed that when the man’s fiancé had broke up with him, she was wearing a yellow dress of that particular shade. And the unfortunate thing is, we don’t even know where these impressions are hiding inside us, influencing us without our awareness!

To have a beginner’s mind is to have a clean slate - a pure innocence where everything is fresh and new. This innocence opens many doors in life. Look at the innocence of a child; see how intense he is about anything he does. As adults, we have lost that power - but it can be regained through meditation.

You can start by being aware of distracting thoughts and feelings throughout the day, whether you are eating, working or taking a bath. Set a strong intention to cultivate this awareness. Again and again, bring your mind back to the awareness of the task at hand. Quit worrying about the journey ahead or the results. Be spontaneous and disregard the thought of failure or looking silly.

When you live in a space like this, you will see that endless opportunities suddenly open to you, your creativity increases, you feel joyful and your energy level stays high. Life looks radiant and fresh. Approaching life with a beginner's mind is Living Enlightenment!

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By definition, having a beginner’s mind means having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and freedom from preconceptions when approaching anything. Beginner’s mind is actually the space where the mind does not know what to do. It is that delicious state when you are sure of nothing, yet completely fearless, totally available to the moment.

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By definition, having a beginner’s mind means having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and freedom from preconceptions when approaching anything. Beginner’s mind is actually the space where the mind does not know what to do. It is that delicious state when you are sure of nothing, yet completely fearless, totally available to the moment.

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PARAMAHAMSA SRI NITHYANANDA on Aloneness leads to enlightenment

How often do we succeed in that? Never. None of our questions can be answered fully from outside of us. All our questions have answers from within. Listen to the voice within. People often ask me this question: What is man’s eternal quest? I reply: Man’s eternal quest is to find himself.

The person said: If I say that they will send me to an asylum! A small story:

Jawaharlal Nehru, then the Prime Minister of India, went on a visit to a mental asylum. There he met an inmate who thought he was Nehru. When Nehru introduced himself as Nehru to this inmate, this guy came up close to him and whispered, “Don’t worry. That’s what I too said when I came here. If you stay here for six months they will cure you too!”

Such is the nature of the world. Even if God himself comes and stands before them, in human form, or any other form, they will resist the idea. Even if God appears in front of you now, you will demand some kind of identification. “Show me your ration card or ID card” you will say. If I say that Self is superior, it is real, and our search should turn inwards, you will wonder, what is this man saying.

Each one of us is unique. We are perfect as we express our true nature. In that state no one is brighter, much perfect, and more beautiful than any other. Try this simple exercise. When we are alone we try to relate mentally with others. Drop that. Do not blame others for our loneliness. Allow the loneliness happen to us without resistance. We will then feel alone even when people surround us. To start with, we need to experience physical loneliness. Once the joy of aloneness happens, it stays with us even when we are not physically alone.

To have aloneness we need to do nothing; it’s our reality. For material comforts we need to work and struggle. To be alone you just need to let go. Aloneness leads to Enlightenment.

A disciple asked a Zen Master:

How long does it take to be enlightened? Master said: Just the time it takes to blink your eye. You are already
enlightened. You only need to declare. Disciple asked again: What happened when you became enlightened? Master: Nothing! I decided to live in my enlightened state from that day.

Blink and be in Bliss!

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Every leaf that grows will tell you...what you sow will bear fruit. So if you have any sense my friend, don't plant anything but LOVE

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PARAMAHAMSA SRI NITHYANANDA on Truth is stronger than Fact!

WEST has always focused on facts, while the East has focused on truth. As a consequence the west moved forward in science while the east moved forward in spirituality.
When the great sages of the east looked inwards and realized the truth of their existence, they expressed these in the form of scriptures, the sruti and sastra. In order that the common man could understand these spiritual truths, some of these masters wrote the purana, the epics.
These epics created role models who exemplified these truths that they had experienced in a form that anyone could understand. The purana had characters like Rama and Krishna who the ordinary person could identify with and follow. These characters were based on truth not on fact. When Valmiki talks about the monkeys that occupied Kishkinda, the numbers he uses are so large that Kishkinda could not have physically held so many monkeys. What he is referring to is the impact of those monkeys upon Rama and his mission. When Krishna as a child killed monsters and when Hanuman lifted a mountain, the incidents were meant to convey the truth and impact of the incident upon human consciousness.
Incidents as recorded in the purana are metaphysical, not physical. They are not factual history but truthful experiences. Our sages recorded not day-today history, but only those incidents that impacted upon the collective consciousness.
When a scientist conducts an experiment to prove his theory, he does so in three dimensions. These are the easily understood dimensions of length, breadth and depth. A master goes beyond these in his inner experiments to discover truth. He travels in space and time as well. He experiences, expresses and records what is permanent in different space and time dimensions. It may be difficult for you to grasp and accept this, but this is the truth. That is why our scriptures have withstood the test of time and cultures.
Expressions of the experiences of our great masters were recorded as sruti. The rules and regulations that they recommended based on these experiences for societal organisation were the smruti. Sruti was the truth and permanent. Smruti were facts that needed to change over time and space.
Spirituality is based on sruti. Religion is based on smruti. Both need to be used for every day life, as theory and practice. However, one needs to understand the difference between truth and facts. Truth transcends facts; spirituality transcends religions

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Although you appear in earthly form
Your essence is pure Consciousness.
You are the fearless guardian
of Divine Light

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Bright, existing very close, moving in the heart; great and the support of all; in Him is all the universe centered around. All that moves, breathes and blinks. Know Him who is both with form and without form, the most adorable, the Highest of beings, the One beyond the limits of the finite mind.

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He is the Supreme Brahman, the Self of all. The chief foundation of this world, subtler than the subtle, eternal. That thou art, thou art That.

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Put all your energy ,attention on cleansing your patterns but not senses.
If you destroy senses without destroying the patterns ,you will take another body and repeat the same things

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Ecstacy should not be lost in Lazyness, It should become Biomemory

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BG.3.32: But those who do not regularly perform their duty according to My teaching , are ignorant , senseless and ruined

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Practice in uninterrupted manner.Dont miss even single day of your routine.Spiritual routine must be like life breath.

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BG.3.31: Those persons who execute their duties according My teaching and who follow these teachings faithfully,without envy,become free from the bondage of actions.

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Enter the battle - your every day life is a battle.
Say no to effects, side effects of action , perverted long hopes, give up the iron chain ownership, disrespect the lower self and enter into battle

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