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God dwells in you, as you, and you don't have to 'do' anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state." Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward, and sacrifice your mind to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being. For this to be your own presently lived experience, Self-Inquiry is the one direct and immediate way

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Develop the habit of thinking of yourself as consciousness,
Not as the body or a person.
Do not associate yourself with any object or concept,
however appealing, and the personal,
the cause of all miseries will dissolve.
Remain in the state of space-like awareness,
free from all notions.
This is the path-less path to timeless Awareness

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Joys and sorrows are time-born and cannot last. Therefore, do not be perturbed by these. The greater the difficulties and obstructions, the more intense will be your endeavour to cling to His feet and the more will your prayer increase from within. And when the time is ripe, you will gain mastery over this power

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" There must be immense longing for truth...or absolute faith in the Guru...believe me...there is no goal...nor a way to reach it...You are the way and the goal.. there is nothing else to reach except yourself..."

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Everything is in God's hands, and you are His tool to be used by Him as He pleases. Try to grasp the significance of 'all is His', and you will immediately feel free from all burdens. What will be the result of your surrender to Him? None will seem alien, all will be your very own Self.

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Generally, people who are not self-realized are full of
themselves. One who is self-realized sees that the whole
world is full of one

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Once the false notion ‘I am the body’ or ‘I am not realised’ has been removed, Supreme Consciousness or the Self alone remains and in people’s present state of knowledge they call this ‘Realisation.’ But the truth is that Realisation is eternal and already exists, here and now. Consciousness is pure knowledge. The mind arises out of it and is made up of thoughts. The essence of the mind is only awareness or consciousness. However, when the ego overclouds it, it functions as reasoning, thinking or perceiving. The universal mind, not being limited by the ego, has nothing outside itself and is therefore only aware. This is what the Bible means by ‘I am that I am.’

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Being impermanent, it [the world] lacks substance. Having no reality apart from the Self, it is easily subdued by the Self. The Self alone is permanent

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.Dont ever care for the deppressed people, ignoring them will allow them to come out of it.It is just wrong patterns.when you try to help, you will get pulled , they can put their mental setup in you

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"God is engaged in three kinds of activity:
creation, preservation and destruction.
Death is inevitable. All will be destroyed at the time of dissolution.
Nothing will remain. At that time the Divine Mother
will gather up the seeds for the future creation,
even as the elderly mistress of the house
keeps in her hotchpotch-pot little bags of cucumber seeds,
'sea-foam', blue pills, and other miscellaneous things.
The Divine Mother will take her seeds out again
at the time of the new creation."

"You know I am a fool. I know nothing.
Then who is it that says all these things?
I say to the Divine Mother:
'O Mother, I am the machine and Thou art the Operator.
I am the house and Thou art the indweller.
I am the chariot and Thou art the Charioteer.
I do as Thou makest me do. I speak as Thou makest me speak;
I move as Thou makest me move. It is not I !
It is all Thou ! It is all Thou !'
Hers is the glory; we are only Her instruments."


Arunagirinathar’s Perutta Vachanam: Tiru Vaguppu

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Within and beyond the three worlds
Traversed by the Sun,
What fills everything,
As the happy essence is THAT.


The blissful silence controlling
The many mental modes, again making
Everything blossom forth is only THAT.


The foolish and vain votaries of the Six Faiths,
Debating fanatically and prattling aloud;
What lies beyond all such differing conceptions is THAT.


For them that wallow and sink,
The dark mire of the three impurities,
My and Mine, karma and maya;
What helps them to cross 'over the useless ways is THAT.


The Guru of Lord Shiva
Who wears the arka and cassia flowers on his head
Is our Lord Muruga, who manifests as THAT.


The amounts of good and bad deeds
Added up, makes this dirty body of ours.
Subtracting our identification with it,
What becomes the answer defying comparison is THAT.


Even if all the learning and arts,
Beginning from the Rig Veda,
Will fail to counter-balance
If weighed against THAT.


When messengers of the Lord of Death
Come before one at the time of death,
What endows one with a natural ability to cross over to safety, is THAT.


Where the thickly-set Upanishads end
At that edge, what exists alone as the crest is THAT.


Without form, what lies concealed
The core and essence
Of Fire, Earth, Ether, Wind and Water
Which fill things, nought left out, is THAT.


Thought, Object and Thinker vanish:
What evolves the state where
One abides forever and ever is THAT.


To the unwavering devotees, their hesitancy gone:
Released of all troubles,
The precious treasure they enjoy is THAT.


What makes thought, word and deed lie submerged
Making it possible to experience the joy
Of bathing in the divine grace is THAT.


As the light of lights, as space beyond space
And as the life of lives,
What manifests forever and ever is THAT.


Lord Shanmukha, the valorous One,
He rode on the strong peerless peacock
To fight the asuras who ran and hid themselves.
He married the hunter girl, wearing a dress
Fashioned of beautiful foliage. It was He,
The incomparable One who graciously taught me THAT

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The form of Enlightened Masters is like a yantra – a sacred tool meant for meditating. It is a form that Existence has chosen for taking birth as a human being. Also, it is a form devoid of any samskaras (engraved memories, that normal human beings struggle with). When you are constantly reminded of the form, or you are constantly seeing that form, you will unconsciously imbibe the superconscious energy behind it. That is why you will see, in India, the form of Enlightened Masters are used liberally in pendants, calenders, etc.

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"For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace."

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“Who can describe him who is not to be apprehended by the senses: who is the best of all things; the supreme soul, self-existent: who is devoid of all the distinguishing characteristics of complexion, caste, or the like; and is exempt front birth, vicissitude, death, or decay: who is always, and alone: who exists every where, and in whom all things here exist; and who is thence named Vásudeva? He is Brahma, supreme, lord, eternal, unborn, imperishable, undecaying; of one essence; ever pure as free from defects. He, that Brahma, was all things; comprehending in his own nature the indiscrete and discrete. He then existed in the forms of Purusha and of Kála. Purusha (spirit) is the first form, of the supreme; next proceeded two other forms, the discrete and indiscrete; and Kála (time) was the last. These four--Pradhána (primary or crude matter), Purusha (spirit), Vyakta (visible substance), and Kála (time)--the wise consider to be the pure and supreme condition of Vishńu. These four forms, in their due proportions, are the causes of the production of the phenomena of creation, preservation, and destruction. Vishńu being thus discrete and indiscrete substance, spirit, and time, sports like a playful boy, as you shall learn by listening to his frolics.”

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Yama (death) will not come to those whose minds are above pain. Death will not come to those who have mastered the serpent of desire. Yama (death) will not come to those whose minds have attained peace; death will not come to those who have overcome the serpent of greed; yama (death) will not come to those who have control of anger and passion; death will not tome to those who have reached the highest divine state by daily meditation; death will not come to those who have attained the non-dual state. Mental diseases and pain will not reach those who are non-dual, but have equal vision upon all.

"The mind should be kept under control. It should not become abstract on the way to reaching the highest state which is the Atma, or God, where no differentiation of this or that exists, having overcome all fear. Reaching this state is a difficult work, as it is all Bliss, without pain, and cannot be attained by the ignorant, who are roaming in the darkness. Wisdom is the way which leads to the state of highest bliss, the control of Prana, which is the way to control old age and death.'

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"Man has always wondered about the supreme Creator and his creations. This Power, which abides in every item and comprises our pure soul-consciousness, is highly potent. The energy form of Lord Rudra Shiva is often equated to that of Agni-Fire. Rudra/Agni can in his strength destroy and also keep earthly life forces alive. He is repetitive of the Wrath of nature, which is manifest in us as Heat and Anger. Excessive Anger may cause diseases, and damage ones body and mind. But it is necessary product of the mind to sustain physical self, contributing graceful to society.

About RUDRA- Angry version of lord Shiva
Rudra essentially means,” to go beyond suffering”. He is an angry version of Lord Shiva but Auspicious one. Rudra may literally “terrible”,” Dreadful” and “roaring”. But when the word is split as RU and DRA it conveys a different meaning which implies” flight from lamentation”, or “Travel away from tears”-“a state beyond suffering”, where everything stand for the nature of Rudra. Shiva the ever auspicious, enlightening presence which is free of the shackles of the mind-representing thoughtless state of Samadhi or Sadhashiva. Rudra is appeased by these mantra from Rudronishad as they make man relate to him and move up in consciousness, aligning man with the true nature of the divine, letting go of his acquired sinful nature, which is a product of excessive use of this weapon-Anger which is given to us for the reason of purposeful and creative usage.
Man is always tying to become something else and is in a ceaseless mode of comparison, conflict and contradiction which automatically leads to failure of expectations. The Vedas teach us to experience the true bliss in life, which springs forth when one does not get engrossed in conflict and is aware of his auspicious and blissful nature. The Rudropanishad also gives this truth of being everything and nothing at the same time transporting you to an auspicious and joyous level and elevating our vibrations to match that of divine beings. Rudra in his benign form also represents Vishnu-the protector. Once the terrific attitude is subdued and absorbed within itself, Rudra calms down to the consciousness of Vishnu and Shiva protecting and spreading joy. This being the case, the one who chants or listens to this divine vibrations get automatically transported to a satvic and benign mode, and makes all those around happy by spreading his state of joy. He is free of sorrow and in a permanently joyous state beyond suffering."

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When one perceives a particular object, vacuity is
established regarding all other objects. (Contemplating on
that (vacuity) verily, even though the particular object is
still known or perceived, the mind rests in tranquility.

What people of little understanding believe to be purity is
neither pure nor impure to one who has experienced shiva.
Nirvikalpa, or freedom from vikalpas, is the real
purification by which one attains happiness.

The reality of bhairava dwells everywhere, even in ordinary
people. By contemplating thus, "There is nothing other than
Him," one attains the non-dual state (of homogenous
awareness).

One who makes no distinction between friend and foe,
honour and dishonour, knowing Brahman to be full in itself
(all pervading), becomes supremely happy.

One should never think in terms of friendship or enmity.
Being free from (this idea) of friend and foe, in between the
brahma bhava, or nature of supreme consciousness,
blooms.

By contemplating on bhairava as all that which is void and
cannot be known, grasped or imagined, at the end
realization takes place.

Fixing the mind in the outer space, which is eternal,
without support, void, omnipresent and beyond estimation
or calculation, one enters into the formless, unmanifest
dimension.

Wherever the mind dwells, casting that aside that very
moment, the mind becomes supportless and free from
disturbance.

The word Bhairava denotes he who dispels all fear and
terror, who howls and cries, who gives all, and who
pervades the entire universe (manifest and unmanifest). He
who constantly repeats the word bhairava becomes one
with Shiva.

At the time of asserting, "1 am," "This is mine," and so on,
by inspired meditation on Fat (that highest reality), the
mind becomes supportless.

Meditating every moment on the words: eternal,
omnipresent, supportless, all-pervasive, master of the
universe, one attains fulfilment in accordance with their
meaning.

This world is (illusory) like magic, devoid of any essence.
What essence exists in magic? Being firmly convinced of
this, one attains peace.

How can there be knowledge or activity of the changeless
atman, or self? All external objects are under the control of
knowledge. Therefore, this world is void.

There is neither bondage nor liberation for me. These scare
cowards and are the reflections (projections) of the intellect,
just as the sun is reflected in water.

All the doors of perception produce pain and pleasure
through contact with the senses. Thus, casting aside (the
sensory objects) and withdrawing (the senses) within, one
abides in one's own self.

Knowledge reveals all and the self of all is the revealer
(knower). One should contemplate on the knowledge and
the knower as being one and the same.

O dear one, when the mind, awareness, energy and
individual self, this set of four dissolves, then the state of
bhairava manifests.

O Goddess, I have briefly told you more than one hundred
and twelve ways whereby the mind (is rendered still)

without any surge of thought, knowing which people
become wise.

One attains the state of bhairava, if established even in one
of these (one hundred and twelve dharanas), and by his
speech he confers blessings or curses.

O Goddess, (by virtue of even one of these dharanas) the
sadhaka becomes free from old age, attains immortality and
is endowed with siddhis, such as anima, etc. He becomes
the darling of all yoginis and master of all siddhas.

The Goddess said, O great Lord, if this is the nature of the
supreme reality, he is liberated while living and not
affected (by the activities of the world) while active.

Thus (Devi) said, O great Lord, (tell me) in the established
order, who would be invoked and what would be the
invocation? Who is to be worshipped or meditated upon
and who is to be gratified by that worship?

(Devi continues), to whom should the invocations be made;
to whom should oblations be offered during the sacrifice
and how should these be done? Sri Bhairava said, O
gazelle-eyed one, these acts are verily the gross forms of
worship.

Contemplate on the thought of being in the supreme
consciousness again and again; this is also japa. That selfsound
(which is spontaneously produced) is verily the soul
of mantra. Japa is done like this.

When the intellect becomes steady, formless and without
any support, meditation is verified. Imagination of the form
of the divine with a body, eyes, mouth, hands, etc. is not
meditation.

Offering of flowers, etc. is not pooja, or worship, but
making one's mind steady in mahakasha, the great void,
(and thoughtless) in nirvikalpa is worship indeed. From
such reverence, dissolution (of mind) takes place.

By being established in any one of the practices (described)
here, whatever (experience) is produced, develops clay by

day until the state of absolute fullness or satisfaction is
attained.

The real oblation is (made) when the elements and sense
perceptions along with the mind are poured as oblation
into the fire of the great void (i.e. bhairava or supreme
consciousness) using the consciousness as a ladle.

O supreme Goddess, Parvati, here the sacrifice
characterized by bliss and satisfaction becomes the saviour
of all by the destruction of all sins.

The greatest contemplation is that state where one is
absorbed into the shakti of Rudra. (Otherwise how can
there be any worship of that element and who is it dial is to
be gratified?

One's own self is verily the all-pervasive bliss of freedom
and the essence of consciousness. Absorption into that
nature or form of one's own self is said to be the real bath
(purification)

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The entire universe exists in an atom of the infinite consciousness; hence an atom itself is the universe.

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Once the connection with the master happens, he does not need to give you anything and you do not need to take anything from him. There will be no giver and no taker. Why? Because an explosion would have suddenly happened, merging the giver and taker into one.

I always tell people, bhakti or the feeling of being connected to the master is such an ultimate happening, never miss it if at all you got the opportunity in your life. Never miss it. It is too costly to miss. It is such a deep happening, the ultimate blessing.

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Divine grace is essential for realization...
It leads one to God realization...
But such grace is vouchsafed only to one who is a true devotee or a yogi....
It is given only to those who have striven hard and ceaselessly on the path towards freedom...

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Question: How to Endure Grief?

Ramana Maharshi: By turning the mind inwards one can overcome the worst of griefs. Grief is possible only when one thinks of oneself as a body. If the form be transcended, one will know that the Self is eternal — that there is neither birth nor death; it is the body that is born and dies, not the Self; the body is a creation of the ego, which however is never perceived apart from a body; it is in fact indistinguishable from the body. One should consider that in sleep one was not aware of a body; one will then realise that the body is not real. On waking from sleep the ego arises; then thoughts. Find out to whom the thoughts belong. Ask where from they arise. They must spring from the Self, which is Consciousness. Apprehending this truth even vaguely helps towards extinction of the ego; and thereafter the one infinite Existence will be realised; in that realization there are no individuals — only that one Being. Hence there is no ground for even the thought of death. If one thinks oneself to have been born, one cannot escape the thought of death. Let one therefore question whether one was born at all. One will then find that the real Self is ever-existent and that the body is only a thought — the first of all thoughts, the root of all mischief

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If we unceasingly investigate the form of the mind, we find there is no such thing as the mind. This is the direct path open to all

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Do not try to fix whatever comes in your life. Fix yourself in
such a way that whatever comes, you will be fine

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"No one can describe this peace!...No one has been able to convey this with words, because it is before words, you see?
If you touch your mind, the mind will decorate further this raw material of manifestation...it will add Ego-filled interpretation...such as sentiment...desire and resistance...this distortions are layered upon your original seeing...always based on the " I "...these interpretations create the world of duality...of other...and then fear and incompleteness are welcomed, into becoming a seeming reality.
When free of the need to judge or identify, no energy leaks out of the senses...they become quiet...only pure perceiving remains.
When this state is present, you don't sleep very much, but you are never tired...you don't want anything...and when you don't want anything you are free!!!...no expectation...no anticipation...nothing to reject...natural silence, natural peace are present...I am speaking to that very state within which the mind wants to do something about it..." what more do I need to do?"...." should I meditate more? "....
You are that already!...you cannot improve it!...it is only awaiting recognition...and what is going to recognize it even?....The recognition itself is arising out of it...so effortlessly...without giving up the questions...the questions slip away from you.
Your intuitive sense of Self arises out of NOTHING...."

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It is certain that an atom of goodness
on the path of faith is never lost

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