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Questioner: Should I give up my business and take to reading books on Vedanta?

Bhagavan: If the objects have an independent existence, i.e., if they exist anywhere apart from you, then it may be possible for you to go away from them. But they don’t exist apart from you; they owe their existence to you, your thought. So, where can you go, to escape them? As for reading books on Vedanta, you may go on reading any number of them. They can only tell you, ‘Realise the Self within you’. The Self cannot be found in books. You have to find it out for yourself, in yourself

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There is the body and there is the Self...Between them is the mind, in which the Self is reflected as 'I am'.....When the mind merges in the Self, the body presents no problems...It remains what it is, an instrument of cognition and action...the tool and the expression of the creative fire within...

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" The natural state of mind is to be silent, empty, open...it exists without intention!...If you think you need to practice silence, find silence, keep silence, then you have misunderstood.
All this, the universe, is happening in silence!
It is not about running to find some silence...it is to recognise the Silence which cannot be disturbed wherever you find yourself, what ever the circumstances, however loud the noise...reactions of any nature do not exist...it is not a behaviour or an enforcement...you and the Silence are the same.
All this talking, this pointing, is only to reveal your own Silence...and it doesn't take time!...when you stand in front of the mirror, it doesn't say...'Look, I am busy right now, come back in half an hour!...So powerful is the mirror of enquiry, immediately you are seen!...and then you know the indescribable, the formless directly...Maybe you cannot speak about it, but your suffering is over...your fears are over...you conquer death itself!
So many of you, at the nearest opportunity of discovery, make excuses and run away, afraid to burn the last attachment to 'I'...the opportunity is to face it, to feel it and to see that you are the Untouchable..."

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The enlightened one that has become one with the unchanging supreme consciousness, like a river that has become one with the ocean, takes birth no more in a body

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Unless one realizes oneself to be the unattached Self...
which is like space, that remains not even least attached to anything...
though it exists inside, outside and pervading everything, one cannot remain un deluded...

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Being on the spiritual path means you want to be a success in an
existential sphere, not just on a social level

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For him, however, who rejoices only in the Self, is gratified with the Self and content with the Self, no action is incumbent. He has nothing to gain by actions done or to lose by those undone. He is not dependent on anyone for the achievement of any object.

Satisfied with what comes to him by chance, beyond the pairs of opposites, free from envy, equal in success and failure, he is not bound by his actions. The Lord resides in the Hearts of all, Surrender unto Him with all your heart, Through His grace you will attain Supreme peace and the perennial abode

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‎‎" Your heart longs to burst open with uncompromising fearlessness...it longs to remain in it's own unassociated presence, it cannot wait...This is love this is wisdom..."

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‎" Dont Look for Love...look for the one , looking for Love..."

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‎" Everything affects everything...In this universe, when one thing changes, everything changes...all minds are joined...Hence the great power of man, in changing the world...by changing himself..."

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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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Mr. Ekanath Rao, an engineer, asked Sri Bhagavan if solitude is necessary for vichara.
M. There is solitude everywhere. The individual is solitary always. His business
is to find it within, and not seek it externally.
D. The workaday world is distracting.
M. Do not allow yourself to be distracted. Inquire for whom there is distraction.
It will not affect you after a little practice.
D. Even the attempt is impossible.
M. Make it, and it will be found not so difficult.
D. But the answer does not come for the inward search.
M. The inquirer is the answer and there is no other answer. What comes
afresh cannot be true. What always is, is true

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You think you are alive
because you breathe air? Shame on you,
that you are alive in such a limited way.
Don't be without Love, so you won't feel dead.
Die in Love and stay alive forever

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Listen with ears of tolerance!
See through the eyes of compassion!
Speak with the language of love!

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Now be silent.
Let the One who creates the words speak.
He made the door.
He made the lock.
He also made the key

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By a steady and continuous investigation into the nature of the mind, the mind is transformed into That to which the 'I' refers; and that is in fact the Self. Mind has necessarily to depend for its existence on something gross; it never subsists by itself.

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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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Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.

Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.

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All things are being carried on by the omnipotent power of a Supreme God. Instead of submitting ourselves to It, why should we always be planning, ‘We should do this or that’. Knowing that the train carries all the load, why should we, traveling therein, suffer by carrying our small bundle on our heads, instead of leaving it on the train and being happy. (Gems From Bhagavan, Chapter 5)

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" The entire spectrum of the experimental world is what I am and even beyond that!...Let me repeat this!...it is not that there's an 'I'...that is one with all the other 'I's...in the world...no, it's that the 'I' as a psycological entity, which carries a feeling of independent doership, is not found...and in its place a sense of Unity appears.
What's realised is that only the Self is here...only the pure Self is here...there are not two chairs in your heart, a big chair for the big Self and a little chair for the little self...there's just the Self, you see?...it's from here that a sense of 'other' forms...all are forms of the one Self.
Once this union with the Self has become your own reality, what you used to perceive as another person will have blurred to nothing more than a unique fragrance of the Self...you will perceive the same Self in all beings.
There is a saying, 'I am not seeing the world as it is, I am seeing the world as I am'...in other words, when you are the Self then the 'other' is also the Self, because the Self does not see 'other'...."

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‎" Pain and pleasure happen...but pain is the price of pleasure, pleasure is the reward of pain...To know that pain and pleasure are one is peace..."

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Just remain in the center watching and then forget that you are there


Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, ( Guru of Yogananda)

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‎"Attachment is blinding; it lends an imaginary halo of attractiveness to the object of desire." Swami Sri Yukteswar, from the Autobiography of a Yogi


Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, ( Guru of Yogananda)

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So long as you breathe the free air of earth, you are under obligation to render grateful service. He alone who has fully mastered the breathless state is freed from cosmic imperatives.

from Autobiography of a Yogi


Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, ( Guru of Yogananda)

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Saintliness is not dumbness! Divine perceptions are not incapacitating! The active expression of virtue gives rise to the keenest intelligence.

from Autobiography of a Yogi


Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, ( Guru of Yogananda)

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“The Lord responds to all and works for all.... He fulfills any sincere desire of the devotee. Seldom do men realize how often God heeds their prayers. “He is not partial to a few, but listens to everyone who approaches Him trustingly. His children should ever have implicit faith in the loving-kindness of their Omnipresent Father.

Sri Yukteswar, from Autobiography of a Yogi , Chapter 15

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