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Заповедь.
Владей собой среди толпы смятенной,
Тебя клянущей за смятенье всех,
Верь сам в себя, наперекор вселенной,
И маловерным отпусти их грех;
Пусть час не пробил - жди, не уставая,
Пусть лгут лжецы - не снисходи до них;
Умей прощать и не кажись, прощая,
Великодушней и мудрей других.

Умей мечтать, не став рабом мечтания,
И мыслить, мысли не обожествив;
Равно встречай успех и поруганье,
Не забывая, что их голос лжив;
Останься тих, когда твое же слово
Калечит плут, чтоб уловить глупцов,
Когда вся жизнь разрушена и снова
Ты должен все воссоздавать с основ.

Умей поставить, в радостной надежде,
На карту все, что накопил с трудом,
Все проиграть и нищим стать, как прежде,
И никогда не пожалеть о том,
Умей принудить сердце, нервы, тело
Тебе служить, когда в твоей груди
Уже давно все пусто, все сгорело
И только Воля говорит: "Иди!"

Останься прост, беседуя с царями,
Останься честен, говоря с толпой;
Будь прям и тверд с врагами и друзьями,
Пусть все, в свой час, считаются с тобой;
Наполни смыслом каждое мгновенье,
Часов и дней неуловимый бег, -
Тогда весь мир ты примешь во владенье,
Тогда, мой сын, ты будешь Человек!


(Proverbs 23:20-21,29-32) - Bible on Alcohol

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"Be not among winebibbers; among rioteous eaters of flesh:
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty:
and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions?
who had babbling?
who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red,
when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

AT THE LAST IT BITETH LIKE A SERPENT,
AND STINGETH LIKE AN ADDER."

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Seek the real, the Self.

Abide as That which is absolute Truth, supreme Tranquility, eternal Being, absolutely attributeless, the Self, the absolutely undifferentiated Supreme Being – and with the conviction that you are That, be always happy. ~ The Heart of the Ribhu Gita


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

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Very wisely and very effectively He laboured to eradicate the social evils that prevailed in His day. He vehemently protested against the caste system that blocked the progress of mankind. In His opinion,Birth makes no Brahman,nor non-Brahman makes;Tis life doing that mould the Brahman true.Their lives mould farmers, tradesmen, merchants, serfs;Their lives mould robbers, soldiers, chaplains, kings.By birth is not one an outcast,By birth is not one a Brahman.By deeds is one an outcast,By deeds is one a Brahman.According to the Buddha, caste or colour does not preclude one from becoming a Buddhist or entering the Order. Fishermen, scavengers, courtesans, together with warriors and Brahmins were freely admitted into the Order and enjoyed equal privileges and were equally given positions of rank


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Sense-desires - Kaama, are your first enemy,

The second is called Aversion - Aarati,

The third is Hunger and Thirst - Khuppipaasa,

The fourth is called Craving - Ta"nhaa,

The fifth is Sloth and Torpor - Thina-Middha,

The sixth is called Fear - Bhaya,

The seventh is Doubt - Vicikicchaa, and

The eighth is Detraction and Obstinacy - Makkha-Thambha,

The ninth is Profit - Laabha, Praise - Silooka, Honour- Sakaaira, and that ill-gotten Fame-Yasa. The tenth is the extolling of oneself and the contempt of others.

This is your army, the opposing host of the Evil One. That army the coward does not overcome, but he who overcomes obtains happiness.

This Munja [12] do I display! What boots life in this world! Better for me is death in the battle than that one should live on, vanquished!

With these words the ascetic Gootama dismissed Mara and made a firm' determination to attain his goal, Buddhahood.

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It does not matter how many thoughts arise. As each thought arises, one should inquire with diligence, "To whom has this thought arisen?"

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The mind is commonly said to be strong if it can think furiously. But here the mind is strong if it is free from thoughts.

To dive thus within is alone Atma-vichara (Self-enquiry). Meditation on a precept concerning the nature of the 'I' is merely an aid thereto. ~ Truth Revealed (Sadvidya)

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Question: How long is the interval between ones death and reincarnation?
Maharshi: It may be long or short. But a jnani (Self-realised man) does not undergo any such changes; he merges into the universal being.Some say that those who after death pass into the path of light are not reborn, whereas those who after death take the path of darkness are reborn after they have enjoyed the fruits of karma in their subtle bodies.Some say that if oneâs merits and demerits are equal, they are directly reborn here. Merits outweighing demerits, the subtle bodies go to heaven and are then reborn here; demerits outweighing merits, they go to hells and are afterwards reborn here.A Yogabrashta (one who has slipped from the path of yoga) is said to fare in the same manner. All these are described in the sastras (scriptures). But in fact, there is neither birth nor death. One remains only as what one really is. This is the only truth.
Question: I find this very confusing. Are both births and rebirths ultimately unreal?
Maharshi: If there is birth there must be not only one rebirth but a whole succession of births. Why and how did you get this birth? For the same reason and in the same manner you must have succeeding births. But if you ask who has the birth and whether birth and death are for you or for somebody distinct from you, then you realise the truth and the truth burns up all karmas and frees you from all births. The books graphically describe how all would take countless lives to exhaust, is burnt up by one little spark of jnana (spiritual knowledge), just as a mountain of gunpowder will be blown up by a single spark of fire. It is the ego that is the cause of all the world and of the countless sciences whose researches are so great as to baffle description, and if the ego is dissolved by enquiry all this immediately crumbles and the reality or Self alone remains.Question: Do you mean to say that I was never even born?
Maharshi: Yes, you are now thinking that you are the body and therefore confuse yourself with its birth and death. But you are not the body and you have no birth and death.Question: So you do not uphold the theory of rebirth?
Maharshi: No. On the other hand I want to remove your confusion that you will be reborn. It is you who think that you will be reborn.

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Question: Does not death dissolve the individuality of a person, so that there can be no rebirth, just as the rivers discharged into the ocean lose their individualities?
Maharshi: But when the waters evaporate and return as rain on the hills, they once more flow in the form of rivers and fall into the ocean. So also the individualities during sleep lose their separateness and yet return as individuals according to their samskaras, or past tendencies. It is the same after death – the individuality of the person with samskaras is not lost.Question: How can that be?
Maharshi: See how a tree whose branches have been cut grows again. So long as the roots of the tree remain unimpaired, the tree will continue to grow. Similarly, the samskaras (past tendencies) which have merely sunk in the Heart on death, but have not perished for that reason, occasion rebirth at the right time. That is how Jivas (individual souls) are reborn.

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Question: Theosophy speaks of fifty to 10,000 year intervals between death and rebirth. Why is this so?
Maharshi: There is no relation between the standard of measurements of one state of consciousness and another. All such measurements are hypothetical. It is true that some individuals take more time and some less. But it must be distinctly understood that it is no soul which comes and goes, but only the thinking mind of the individual, which makes it appear to do so. On whatever plane the mind happens to act, it creates a body for itself; in the physical world a physical body and in the dream world a dream body which becomes wet with dream rain and sick with dream disease.After the death of the physical body, the mind remains inactive for some time, as in dreamless sleep when it remains worldless and therefore bodyless. But soon it becomes active again in a new world and a new body – the astral till it assumes another body in what is called a rebirthâ. But the jnani, the Self-realised man, whose mind has already ceased to act, remains unaffected by death. The mind of the jnani has ceased to exist; it has dropped never to rise again to cause births and deaths. The chain of illusions has snapped forever for him.It should now be clear that there is neither real birth, nor real death. It is the mind which creates and maintains the illusion of reality in this process, till it is destroyed by Self-realisation

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Maharshi: Give up the false identification and remember, the body cannot exist without the Self, whereas the Self can exist without the body. In fact it is always without it.

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Question: What is the cause of tanha, the thirst for life and the thirst for rebirth?
Maharshi: Real rebirth is dying from the ego into the spirit. This is the significance of the crucifixion of Jesus. Whenever identification with the body exists, a body is always available, whether this or any other one, till the body-sense disappears by merging into the source the spirit, or Self. The stone which is projected upwards remains in constant motion till it returns to its source, the earth, and rests. Headache continues to give trouble, till the pre-headache state is regained.Thirst for life is inherent in the very nature of life, which is absolute existence sat. Although indestructible by nature, by false identification with its destructible instrument, the body consciousness imbibes a false apprehension of its destructibility. Because of that false identification it tries to perpetuate the body, and that results in a succession of rebirths. But however long these bodies may last, they eventually come to an end and yield to the Self, which alone eternally exists.

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Question: Are the past and future mere imagination?
Maharshi: Yes, even the present is mere imagination, for the sense of time is purely mental. Space is similarly mental. Therefore birth and rebirth, which take place in time and space, cannot be other than imagination.


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Combination of Natural Foods Shown to Boost Health BiomarkersThe results of a study performed at Lund University in Sweden underscore the importance of healthy food combinations and reduced disease risk. The research focused on forty-four adults aged 50 to 75 who were fed a diet that included high antioxidant, low glycemic sources including oily fish, barley, blueberries, almonds, cinnamon, vinegar and a high fiber wholegrain bread for a period of 4 weeks.Amazing Improvements in Health After 30 DaysBlood samples taken at the end of the test period showed that diet exerted a powerful effect on all key biomarkers associated with inflammation, blood sugar and blood clotting. Oxidized LDL cholesterol was reduced by 33%, blood pressure dropped 8%, total blood lipids improved 14%, and the blood clotting marker fibrinogen dropped 26%. Systemic inflammation was greatly reduced and memory and cognitive function were improved. The study authors found the results to be exceptional, as there have been no other studies to examine the benefits of proper diet on such a broad range of health functions


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When, through the aforesaid Self-attention, we are more and more firmly fixed in our existence-consciousness , the tendencies (vasanas) will be destroyed because there is no one to attend to them. Thus, the waking and dream states, which have been apparently created by these imaginary tendencies will also be destroyed.

What a book !

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What our Lord Rama firmly advises us to take to , as the greatest and most powerful Tapas( penance or austerity) is only this much, " BE STILL" ( Summa iru) , and not anything, ( dhyana, Yoga, and so on ) as the duty to be preformed by the mind.


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Sadhana ( Spiritual practise ) is not doing , but BEING !

p.s. Taken from the link at this time, but seen expressed by All Enlightened Masters !


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Therefore, all that we are to practise is to be still ( summa iruppadu) with the remembrance of the feeling "I"


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Clinging to the consciousness "I" and thereby acquiring a greater and greater intensity of concentration upon it , IS Diving Within.


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Although in the beginning, on account of the tendencies towards sense-objects (vishaya-vasanas) which have been recurring down the ages , thoughts rise in countless numbers like the waves of the ocean, they will all perish aforesaid Self-attention becomes more and more intense. Since even the doubt "Is it possible to destroy all of them and to remain as Self alone ? " is only a thought ! Without giving room even to that thought, one should persistently cling fast to Self-attention. However great a sinner one may be , if , not lamenting " Oh, i am a sinner ! How can i attain salvation? " but completely giving up even the thought that one is a sinner, ONE IS STEADFAST IN SELF-ATTENTION , ONE WILL SURELY BE SAVED ! Therefore everyone , diving deep within himself with desirelessness (vairagya) , can attain the pearl of Self.


P.S. PURE BEAUTY AND WISDOM !

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You ignore what is real and hold on to that which is unreal, then try to find what it is. You think you are the mind and, therefore, ask how it is to be controlled.

Apart from thoughts, there is no such thing as mind.


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A new study pre-published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives confirms that fluoridated water causes brain damage in children. The most recent among 23 others pertaining to fluoride and lowered IQ levels, the new study so strongly proves that fluoride is a dangerous, brain-destroying toxin that experts say it could be the one that finally ends water fluoridation.

"This is the 24th study that has found this association," explained Paul Connett, Ph.D., director of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN

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"Don't try to lose your gut by working your abs. Researchers at the University of Virginia found that it takes 250,000 crunches to burn 1 pound of fat that's 100 crunches a day for 7 years."

p. s. Overall body fat is what matters ! Train all muscles everyday abit !

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Will a thief betray himself? Will the mind find itself?

The mind cannot seek the mind.

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The source of your existence is there in your heart. It is inside you only. It is not somewhere external to you. Dont come to a conclusion under your illusions that it some where in external world in the form of god. You need to search for that source within and surrender to that power of true self.
It means getting united with that internal power is the needed thing.

As you are under the impression that your existence is there in outside world, the question of its location is arising in you.

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