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Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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The whole universe is contained within
a single human being - you

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It is the nature of the mind to wander. You are not the mind

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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‎" If you expect any benefit from your search, material, mental or spiritual, you have missed the point...Truth gives no advantage...it gives you no higher status...no power over others...all you get is truth, and the freedom from the false..."

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My words are clear enough i feel, follow them in your heart and see what happens.

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Question .: Is it necessary to take sannyasa (a vow of renunciation) in order to attain Self-realization?

Bhagavan .: ‘Sannyasa’ means renouncing one’s individuality, not shaving one’s head and putting on ochre robes. A man may be a householder but if he does not think he is one he is a sannyasin. On the other hand, he may wear ochre robes and wander about, but so long as he thinks he is a sannyasin he is not one. To think about one’s renunciation defeats the purpose of renouncing

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The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....They make the best of everything they have.

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Question.: Isn’t life in the world a hindrance? Don’t all the books advocate renunciation?

Bhagavan .: The world is only in the mind. It does not speak out, saying: ‘I am the world’. If it did, it would have to be always present even in your sleep. Since it is not present in sleep, it is impermanent. Being impermanent, it has no reality. Having no reality, it is easily subdued by the Self. The Self alone is permanent. Renunciation is non-identification of the Self with the non-self. On the disappearance of ignorance, the non-self ceases to exist. That is true renunciation

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Question : How does activity help? Doesn’t it simply increase the already heavy load upon us that we have to get rid of?

Bhagavan .: Action performed unselfishly purifies the mind and helps it to fix itself in meditation

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To use the name of God one must call upon Him with yearning and unreservedly surrender oneself to Him. Only after such surrender is the name of God constantly with the man

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Subhuti, how does a person first feel a need to save beings?

He becomes aware of that kind of wise insight
which shows him beings as on their way the destroying themselves.
Great compassion then takes hold of him. He surveys the world,
and what he sees fills him with agitation. ... So such a person
radiates great friendliness and compassion over all these beings
and gives his attention to them, thinking,

"I would like to save these beings, I would like to release them from all their sufferings."

But he does not make this desire into an attachment,
for even he never turns his back on full enlightenment


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

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What the great Buddha has praised as pure,
the state that is called immediate,
there exists nothing equal to that state.

-Sutta Nipata 226

Should we free our mind from attachment to all "things,"
the Path becomes clear; otherwise,
we put ourselves under restraint.

-The Sutra of Hui Neng

From pure behavior comes self-power,
which frees a man from (many) dangers;
pure conduct, like a ladder,
enables us to climb to heaven.

-Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King

With a free mind,
In no debt,
Enjoy what has been given to you.

- Therigatha, translated by Susan Murcott

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What the great Buddha has praised as pure,
the state that is called immediate,
there exists nothing equal to that state.

-Sutta Nipata 226

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Someone who is about to admonish another must realize within himself five qualities before doing so [that he may be able to say], thus:

"In due season will I speak, not out of season.
In truth I will speak, not in falsehood.
Gently will I speak, not harshly.
To his profit will I speak, not to his loss.
With kindly intent will I speak, not in anger."

- "Vinaya Pitaka," translated by F.S. Woodward

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The Self is free from all qualities. Good or bad qualities pertain only to the mind.

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"Our findings contradict the current view that antibodies are absolutely required to survive infection with viruses like VSV (vesicular stomatitis virus), and establish an unexpected function for B cells as custodians of macrophages in antiviral immunity," said Dr. Uldrich H. von Andrian from Harvard Medical School. "It will be important to further dissect the role of antibodies and interferons in immunity against similar viruses that attack the nervous system, such as rabies, West Nile virus, and Encephalitis."

As explained by Dr. Russell Blaylock in a recent interview with Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, vaccines not only do not work as advertised, but they actually damage the body's innate immunity. Rather than teach the body how to respond to infections, vaccines actually inhibit the immune system's ability to produce TH2-type cytokines, and suppress cellular immunity, which is how the body protects itself against deadly viruses and bacteria.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035371_vaccine_theory_antibodies_viruses.html#ixzz1qMfDGcQL

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Devotee: I am inclined to give up my job and remain always with Sri Bhagavan.

Bhagavan: Bhagavan is always with you, in you. The Self in you is Bhagavan. It is that you should realize.

Devotee: But I feel the urge to give up all attachments and renounce the world as a sannyasin.

Bhagavan:Renunciation does not mean outward divestment of clothes and so on or abandonment of home. True renunciation is the renunciation of desires, passions and attachments.

Devotee: But single-minded devotion to God may not be possible unless one leaves the world.

Bhagavan:No; one who truly renounces actually merges in the world and expands his love to embrace the whole world. It would be more correct to describe the attitude of the devotee as universal love than as abandoning home to don the ochre robe.

Devotee: At home the bonds of affection are too strong.

Bhagavan:He who renounces when he is not yet ripe for it only creates new bonds.

Devotee: Is not renunciation the supreme means of breaking attachments?

Bhagavan: It may be so for one whose mind is already free from entanglements. But you have not grasped the deeper import of renunciation: great souls who have abandoned the life of the world have done so not out of aversion to family life but because of their large-hearted and all-embracing love for all mankind and all creatures.

Devotee: The family ties will have to go some time so why shouldn’t I take the initiative and break them now so that my love can be equal to all?

Bhagavan: When you really feel that equal love for all, when your heart has so expanded as to embrace the whole of creation, you will certainly not feel like giving up this or that; you will simply drop off from secular life as a ripe fruit does from the branch of a tree. You will feel that the whole world is your home

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Renunciation does not mean outward divestment of clothes and so on or abandonment of home. True renunciation is the renunciation of desires, passions and attachments.

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Renunciation does not mean outward divestment of clothes and so on or abandonment of home. True renunciation is the renunciation of desires, passions and attachments.

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The eternal, unbroken, natural state of abiding in the Self is jnana. To abide in the Self you must love the Self. Since God is verily the Self, love of the Self is love of God; and that is bhakti. Jnana and bhakti are thus one and the same

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The eternal, unbroken, natural state of abiding in the Self is jnana. To abide in the Self you must love the Self. Since God is verily the Self, love of the Self is love of God; and that is bhakti. Jnana and bhakti are thus one and the same

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The Self is not attained by doing anything, but remaining still and being as we are

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Control is an obsession of consciousness when it identifies.
Identification with the body makes the consciousness feel vulnerable...it knows that the body is impermanent, that it can be injured and is subject to pain, sickness and ageing...therefore, in identifying as the body, consciousness also feels that it can be harmed or die...furthermore, when consciousness identifies with mind...a transfer of responsibility seems to occur...what is naturally being taken care of by consciousness, for example...the body's welfare...comfort...actions and situations, now feels to be the duty for the limited mind, to carry out all by itself.
This is how consciousness ends up experiencing guilt...shame...remorse and anxiety...it worries about doing the wrong thing...fears making a " bad " choice or losing something that allay this constant underlying anxiety of vulnerability, or fantasizes about something that alleviates it.
The mind's perception of life is wound around battling these bodily factors...and as long as the consciousness is identified...it too appears immersed in this struggle.
You the consciousness, need this body to continue tasting and experiencing...but it is not necessary to identify with it...without identification, the body will still be there, and this obsession with control will fade..."

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Yoga is not just about living better. It is about exploring the very source of life

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That which you are searching for is not located at the end of some practice elsewhere, or...it is not a product of time or sweat, but...it is always ever here present...and it was present from before the beginning...and it is present here...and all it requires is a change of perception...and a recognition, and somehow an openness..."

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