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We are eating, using up, and possessing more than we should. That is why a large portion of the human population is hungry

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All forms understand are only temporary manifestations, only the formless essence eternally exists, once this truth is realized there is no more necessity to be re-born...

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Question : What is the best way of dealing with desires and vasanas with a view to getting rid of them - satisfying them or suppressing them?
Ramana Maharshi : If a desire can be got rid of by satisfying it, there will be no harm in satisfying such a desire. But desires generally are not eradicated by satisfaction. Trying to root them out that way is like trying to quench a fire by pouring inflam...mable spirits on it. At the same time, the proper remedy is not forcible suppression, since such repression is bound to react sooner or later into a forceful surging up of desires with undesirable consequences.The proper way to get rid of a desire is to find out `Who gets the desire? What is its source?' When this is found, the desire is rooted out and it will never again emerge or grow. Small desires such as the desire to eat, drink, sleep and attend to calls of nature, though these may also be classed among desires, you can safely satisfy.They will not implant vasanas in your mind, necessitating further birth. Those activities are just necessary to carry on life and are not likely to develop or leave behind vasanas or tendencies. As a general rule, therefore, there is no harm in satisfying a desire where the satisfaction will not lead to further desires by creating vasanas in the mind

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The appearance of God will happen inside us only. It is not something external to your internal force. When the mind is turned towards inside, then God will appear as pure consciousness for you. The vision of God happens in mind only. In what form that God will come into sight depends on one's perception of mind only. Anyhow, it is not the ultimate stage. In that state, still the duality is there. It is just like seeing God in dream. After the appearance of God, the inquiry starts within and it will lead to experiencing the power of true Self. The final destination is self inquiry only

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Only when everything shines as consciousness alone can the mind-impurity be said to have perished. ~ Padamalai, Verse 39

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Experiences such as, ˜I went; I came; I was; I did come naturally to everyone. From these experiences, does it not appear that the consciousness ˜I" is the subject of those various acts? Enquiry into the true nature of that consciousness, and remaining as oneself is the way to understand, through enquiry, oneâs true nature (From the Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Self-Enquiry (2)

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with nothing else existing, abiding in self, is rare even among those with loin cloth (wanderers)...Therefore giving up renunciation and acceptance, I live happily as it is..

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Being always the real Self, we are striving to become one with it. A day will dawn when we will have to laugh at our present efforts to that end. But that which will be realized on that day of laughter exists even now as the Truth. For we are not to become that Self; we already are..

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How can anyone love others more than when knowing them to be himself, to know them in unity, love as unity, for they are truly one. ~ Ellam Ondre, Chapter 1. Verse 8

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Raise your words, not voice.It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder

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LOVE - neither can you learn, nor can you practice, nor can you dispense it. It is just a flowering

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...In 1948, a $57,000 ten-year study was awarded to Harvard University by the Sugar Research Foundation to find out how sugar causes cavities in teeth and how to prevent it. In 1958, Time magazine reported the findings, which were reported in the Dental Association Journal. They discovered there was no way to prevent the problem and their funding immediately disappeared.

...“The most significant human study was done in Sweden, reported in 1954, and known as the Vipeholm Dental Caries Study. More than 400 adult mental patients were placed on controlled diets and observed for five years. The subjects were divided into various groups. Some ate complex and simple carbohydrates at mealtimes only, while other supplemented mealtime food with between-meal-snacks, sweetened with sucrose, chocolate, caramel, or toffee.

Among the conclusions drawn from the study, was that sucrose consumption could increase caries activity. The risk increased if the sucrose was consumed in a sticky form that adhered to the tooth’s surfaces. The greatest damage was inflicted by foods with high concentrations of sucrose, in sticky form, eaten between meals, even if contact with the tooth’s surfaces was brief. Caries, due to the intake of foods with high sucrose levels, could be decreased when such offending foods were eliminated from the diet.

But individual differences existed, and in some cases, caries continued to appear despite avoidance of refined sugar or maximum restriction of natural sugars and total dietary carbohydrates.” (2)

...Diabetes is another commonly known disease caused by sugar as well as a high fat diet. Diabetes is caused by the failure of the pancreas to produce adequate insulin when the blood sugar rises. A concentrated amount of sugar introduced into the system sends the body into shock from the rapid rise in the blood sugar level. The pancreas eventually wears out from overwork and diabetes then rears its ugly head.

...Hypoglycemia occurs when the pancreas overreacts to the large amount of sugar in the blood and releases too much insulin leaving one with the “tired” feeling as the blood sugar level becomes lower than it should be.

“A recent article in the British Medical Journal, entitled The Sweet Road to Gallstones, reported that refined sugar may be one of the major dietary risk factors in gallstone disease. Gallstones are composed of fats and calcium. Sugar can upset all of the minerals, and one of the minerals, calcium, can become toxic or nonfunctioning, depositing itself anywhere in the body, including the gallbladder.

...“One out of ten Americans has gallstones. This risk increases to one out of every five after age forty. Gallstones may go unnoticed or may cause pain-wrenching pain. Other symptoms might include bloating, belching, and intolerance to foods.” (3)



...Another serious problem with sugar that is now coming to the forefront is the various levels of mental problems. Our brains are very sensitive and react to quick chemical changes within the body. As sugar is consumed, our cells are robbed of their B vitamin, which destroys them, and insulin production is inhibited. Low insulin production means a high sugar (glucose) level in the bloodstream, which can lead to a confused mental state or unsound mind, and has also been linked with juvenile criminal behavior.



Dr. Alexander G. Schauss, brings this solemn fact out in his book,Diet, Crime and Delinquency. Many mental ward and prison inmates are “sugarholics” and erratic emotional outbreaks often follow a sugar binge.

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This morning during the Bhagavat Gita Dhyaana Satsang Swamiji announced the damages caused by the Sugar (Refined white sugar) and advised all His devotees and disciples keep away from it. Truly Swamiji has a valid point to the whole humanity. This issue has been long known ,but some how has not reached the ears , today the words coming strongly from the most compassionate Incarnation, Jagathguru Paramahamsa Nithyananda, His 10million followes around the world will deny themselves Sugar from today and switch over to natural Jaggery as replacement to refined sugar.

Some salient fatures that justifies Swamiji's ban on sugar for is devotees and disciples are below:

Of all the foods consumed today, refined sugar is considered to be one of the most harmful.

...In 1997 Americans devoured 7.3 billion pounds of candy. Americans spent an estimated $23.1 billion dollars on candy and gum. The average American consumed a record 27.3 pounds of candy and gum in the same year-the equivalent of about six regular sized chocolate bars a week-marking the fifth consecutive year of increased demand. (1)

...Consumption of processed foods (which are laced with sugar) cost the American public more than $54 billion in dental bills each year, so the dental industry reaps huge profits from the programmed addiction of the public to sugar products.

...Today we have a nation that is addicted to sugar. In 1915, the national average of sugar consumption (per year) was around 15 to 20 pounds per person. Today the average person consumes his/her weight in sugar, plus over 20 pounds of corn syrup.

To add more horrors to these facts there are some people that use no sweets and some who use much less than the average figure, which means that there is a percentage of the population that consume a great deal more refined sugar than their body weight. The human body cannot tolerate this large amount of refined carbohydrates. The vital organs in the body are actually damaged by this gross intake of sugar.

...Refined sugar contains no fiber, no minerals, no proteins, no fats, no enzymes, only empty calories. What happens when you eat a refined carbohydrate like sugar? Your body must borrow vital nutrients from healthy cells to metabolize the incomplete food. Calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium are taken from various parts of the body to make use of the sugar. Many times, so much calcium is used to neutralize the effects of sugar that the bones become osteoporotic due to the withdrawn calcium.

Likewise, the teeth are affected and they lose their components until decay occurs and hastens their loss.

...Refined sugar is void of all nutrients, consequently it causes the body to deplete its own stores of various vitamins, minerals and enzymes. If sugar consumption is continued, an over-acid condition results, and more minerals are needed from deep in the body to correct the imbalance. If the body is lacking the nutrients used to metabolize sugar, it will not be able to properly handle and rid itself of the poisonous residues.

These wastes accumulate through the brain and nervous system, which speeds up cellular death. The bloodstream becomes over-loaded with waste products and symptoms of carbonic poisoning result.

...Sugar also makes the blood very thick and sticky, inhibiting much of the blood flow into the minute capillaries that supply our gums and teeth with vital nutrients. Therefore, we wind up with diseased gums and starving teeth. America and England, the two largest sugar consumers, have horrendous dental problems.

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Cease to be a knower, then there is perfection (Talk 147)

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Whether it is suffering or joy, going through experiences in life is not so much of a karma. Depriving yourself of any experience is the big karma

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I may be furious, pacing the room up and down; at the same time I know what I am, a centre of wisdom and love, an atom of pure existence. All subsides and the mind merges into silence.

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Intraepithelial lymphocytes are white blood cells that inhabit the area under the epithelium layer that lines many cavities and bodily structures. They are concentrated in the gastrointestinal tract, where their primary purpose is to release cytokines and destroy target cells that are infected by pathogens. Because the gastrointestinal tract is one of the main access routes that pathogens use to enter the body, a high count of intraepithelial lymphocytes is extremely beneficial to overall health.

Lead researcher and immunologist Marc Veldhoen, of The Babraham Institute, has stated that this is a surprising find for modern medical science. He conducted his experiment on otherwise healthy mice that were fed a purified synthetic diet almost completely lacking in vegetables.

Dr. Veldhoen's team discovered that IEL numbers are directly linked to the presence of a special receptor protein known as aryl hydrocarbon receptor (Ahr), whose activity can be triggered by compounds found in green vegetables. Ahr proteins play multiple roles in physiology, including assisting the development of bodily cells, modulating adaptive responses in cells, and influencing lymphocyte counts. The science team compared the IEL counts in mice fed a synthetic diet to those from a group of mice that was fed a regular diet, and discovered that the mice in the first group had progressively lost the majority of their IELs, within just days of starting the vegetable free diet.

"I would have expected cells at the surface would play some role in the interaction with the outside world, but such a clear cut interaction with the diet was unexpected. After feeding otherwise healthy mice a vegetable-poor diet for two to three weeks, I was amazed to see 70 to 80 percent of these protective cells disappeared," explained Dr. Veldhoen.

As their immune cell numbers declined, the affected mice scored lower levels of antimicrobial agents and became much more vulnerable to infections and injury. When the intestinal surface of these mice was intentionally damaged to test their immune reaction, the scientists found that their recovery was much slower when compared to the mice that were fed a healthy diet

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The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.Your essence is gold hidden in dust.To reveal its splendor,you need to burn in the fire of Love

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Where are you now? Where is the goal? What is the distance to be covered? The Self is not somewhere far away to be reached. You are always that. You have only to give up your habit, a long-standing one, of identifying yourself with the non-self. All effort is only for that (Day by Day, 5-1-46)

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There is no such thing as humanity; there are only human beings - you, me, him and her

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The body is itself a mere projection of the mind, and the mind is but a poor reflection of the radiant Heart

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48. There is never such a thing as conception of names and forms, no such thing as the conceiving mind, no such thing as a person lost in samsara, and no such things as the world and its creator. Everything that is seen to exist must be realised to be no other than the sole, pure Awareness-Being-Brahman-Self.(Ch.25, v.8)

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47. Everything is only a concoction of time, space and energy. All else is the trite talk of people who dislike the effort of sadhana which takes them to the Self. This talk is based on their dense ignorance of the Self. Only by persistent practiceand experience of sadhana, can one arrive at the truth that all concepts of souls, world, and the cause thereof are just evanescent shadows on the screen of Siva-Self-Brahman. (Ch.24, v.31)

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46. The illusion that one is the body and that the world is the basic reality has remained soaked over a long, long time,and cannot be got rid of by the casual reading and mere understanding of the truth. The basic illusion can be effaced only by a long and unremitting practice of the bhavana that allthis is ËœI-am-Brahman-Self" . (Ch.24, v.28)

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45. The bhavana* I-am-Brahman-Self swiftly takes one to mukti. As the continued reading of the texts generating that bhavana, takes the aspirant unerringly to the goal, he should always dwell on the written words dealing with the Brahman- Self. (Ch.24, v.27)* In verses 45 to 50 the word Ëœbhavanameans (lit. feeling) the faith basedon the word of the teacher and the scriptures and in the unremitting abidance in the belief thereof

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