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'All Shall Pass'

The clock tic tocks
My life away, relentless
And ruthless. Driving me
towards my designated
Goal; not of Glory but Grave.

Grave it shall be for all
The Honored and the Humbled
Shall all make it to one goal
Bound or unbound, in
misery or joy, the Brave
and the Beaten all shall
enjoin in the earthy embrace
But the benediction of
Creation is such that not
One shall fail. As all
Shall pass

Love & Grace,

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The most direct thing that I can say to you is to not believe your mind. Shift your focus from the mind to the Heart, which means affectionate awareness and stillness. Your mind may not like you doing this at first but with some time and patience, and more than a little love, your mind's reactions to the old beliefs crumbling will become less and less troubling. Relax, breathe, and open. And all will be well.

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~ Siva Sutras as Revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo ~

21. magnah svacittena praviset //

The yogi who is merged in his self must enter completely with his mind filled with great awareness.

When he establishes and resides in the awareness of his God consciousness in the waking state (jagrat), the dreaming state (svapna), and in the state of deep sleep (susupti), then the gross movement of his breath enters into the subtle movement of breath and the subtle movement of breath enters into that which is supreme, where he experiences the supreme motion (spanda) in his own nature. (Netra Tantra 8.12)

Here, the author Ksemaraja begins his commentary by saying:
. . . then you should enter with your mind fully aware of your God consciousness.

In the Mrityujit Bhattaraka Sastra, which is part of the Netra Tantra, this is explained by Lord Siva to Parvati in this way.
Set aside the gross means such as the holding of breath, concentration and contemplation, and by means of the thoughtless process, maintain one-pointed thought merged in the self (svacitta). And when his mind is merged in his own nature, then one must gain entry by that introverted knowledge (antarmukha samvedanena) where he finds the ecstasy (camatkara) of internal awareness (vimarsa). This means one must be absorbed in and become one with that.

But how is this achieved? .. . by becoming merged in his being. What is the meaning of "being merged"? When you have developed I-ness on the body of wakefulness, on the body of dreaming and on the body of deep sleep, which means you have developed I-ness on the gross body, I-ness on prana, and I-ness on puryastaka, then that I-ness is to be merged in the nectar of the ecstasy of consciousness (citta camatkara). This is the meaning of "becoming merged in that."

This was said earlier in the Svacchanda Tantra:
Keeping the activity of the mind apart, one must unite that activity in God consciousness. Then this bound limited being (pasu) will realize the state of Siva and be liberated (muktah). Thereupon, he is beyond the ocean of repeated births and deaths. (Svacchanda Tantra 4.437)

This is also said in the Vijnanabhairava:
When mind (manasam), individual consciousness (cetana), the energy of breathing (saktih), and ego (atma), disappear, then that formation of Bhairava is found existing there. (Vijnanabhairava 138)

This very point is explained in the Jnanagarbha Stotra:
O Mother, "when, in ordinary daily life one repels the actions of the mind and shatters dependence on the senses, by which one is enslaved, causing one to follow them according to their every wish, and instead diverts his senses towards God consciousness, then by your grace he instantly achieves that supreme state of God consciousness, which floods him with the unparalleled nectar of bliss (ananda)."
This is what is said by our great masters.

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You cannot fight darkness. You have to light up, and the darkness will disappear.

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On KAILASH

' Like snow I come and go
Like snow I melt at your feet '

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Death is a fiction of the unaware. There is only life, life, and life alone, moving from one dimension to another.

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17. svamatranirmanamapadayati //

Experiencing that this objective world is the product of his subjective consciousness, he can create anything he desires.
In this sutra, the word svamatra means "the product of one's own consciousness." When one's own consciousness congeals in the shape of time and space, that is the measure for the creativity of consciousness. So he can create this universe according to his choice. He can create whatever he thinks, whatever he desires. He does it because he creates it.

This is said in Svacchanda Tantra:
By taking the deception of grossness, he becomes gross in this universe and by taking the deception of subtleness, he becomes subtle. Therefore, existing in both, he alone is the player in the gross and subtle worlds.
(Svacchanda Tantra 4.295)

In Pratyabhijna Karika, it is also said:
Because of his independent freedom of consciousness, he creates this universe directly from his own nature. So his reality of being becomes this universe, which is not separate from his being. This objective world is not created by the inherent power of this objectivity; it is created by subjective consciousness.
(Isvarapratyabhijna Karika 1.5, 1.15)

It is because of subjective consciousness that this objective world is created. So subjective consciousness is the player and the creator of everything that is created in the objective or subjective field.

In Tantra, it is also said:
O dear Parvati, the one who, by the grace of the master, realizes what reality lies in water and its solidified formation snow, nothing remains undone in this world. This is his last birth. Liberated while living (jivanmukta), he won't again enter into the wheel of repeated births and deaths.
There is a difference between water and snow. It is the formation of these two that is different - snow is snow and water is water. The substance of these two, however, is one. For the one who realizes this, nothing remains undone in this world.

The Spanda Karika expresses this same point of view in this verse:
For the one who observes that there is no difference between the universe and its creator, the creator having become the universe and the universe having become the creator, this universe is not defective, but a playful amusement. Realizing this, he is always attached to his own reality of self-consciousness. There is no doubt he is liberated in this very life (jivanmukta). (Spanda Karika 2.5)

~ Siva Sutras as Revealed by

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Instead of sending 150,000 soldiers or spending a trillion dollars, you can send doctors and engineers to these countries. The investment will be one-tenth of what the government is spending on war. And the world will be yours anyway.

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The Self is not touched, only the body is born and dies.
Your cumulative samskaras give rise to the impetus for another lifetime.
This unceasing rebirth is called samsara...it is suffering, this goes on until Enlightenment.
Enlightenment is the fire of knowledge which burns the samskaras, and then your birth and death problems end.

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If you look at the world today, lies are mainstream -
Truth is a fringe phenomenon.

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Seeking just intoxicates you with the Ultimate Truth. Nothing else is needed when you are intoxicated with the Ultimate Truth. Life, in it’s fullest form, is experienced. The moment seeking starts, you wake up to Cosmos!

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You never know how big and tall you are..
Till you are asked to rise.

If you are true to my will
You will stand like the Himalayan peak.

The divine you seek
Will Play in every step that you take.

May you rise and show the world
What it means to be an isha

O'ishas I am in you
To make Divine a daily happening.

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Your own existential experience is only one: your Atman.
Everything else is your perceptional experience.

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In times of misery, you always experience yourself as being all alone. This is the ego at work.
In times of joy, you feel naturally connected with everyone and everything around you. When you are joyful, happy, laughing – these are the times when your ego is at its weakest.
In your present life, you may experience these moments temporarily. But meditation is going to take you to a permanent state of Bliss.

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' Paramarthasara '

'Just as the vast expanse of sky is not defiled by clouds nor smoke nor dust, so the supreme Being is not affected by the changes of maya.'

Yogaraja's commentary:
Just as the surface of the sky is intrinsically pure and is not defiled by clouds, smoke, or dust floating on the horizon, and just as the Self also remains undefiled under all different situations, so the Self never loses its essence in different situations and conditions like the birth and death of limited subjects which are emanated from ignorance caused by the changes in maya.
The supreme Being is both the source of the emanation and the resting place of all living beings, That he always manifests himself as all limited beings is pointed out by using the word “supreme”. Hence the lord is like a magician untouched by the exercise of his magical powers who is unblemished by the modifications of self-born maya. This has been stated by my great grand teacher, Utpaladeva, in his work Ajada-pramatr-siddhi:
Although the manifestation of the ultimate Being is restricted in limited beings by the vital breath and the physical body, it remains unaffected in the supreme Being. The vital breath is also his form; then how can he be affected by it?

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With age, physical agility may go down but your aliveness need not go down.

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Spread more and more Satvic joy around the world. Satvic Ananda gives strength in your bio-memory. Joy destroys cunningness, joy destroys crooked thinking, joy destroys lack of integrity, gives you larger vision. Sadashiva Himself when He lands into you, He will create intense joy in your system, that is the way He will land!

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Devotion is not a dissection of life, but a total embrace.

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Belief leads people to accept the most ridiculous things as the absolute truth.

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Irritation, anger, hate, and rage are just progressions. If you feel the mildest sense of irritation, that’s what you need to work on.

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You don’t have to be better than everyone else, but you have to be at your best.

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Someone asked me, “Aren’t you worried about the state of the world?” I allowed myself to breathe and then I said, “What is most important is not to allow your anxiety about what happens in the world to fill your heart. If your heart is filled with anxiety, you will get sick, and you will not be able to help.”
Yes, there is tremendous suffering all over the world, but knowing this need not paralyze us. If we practice mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful sitting, and working in mindfulness, we can try our best to help.

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After reaching a place of affluence and technology, using chemicals for being joyful is a disaster.

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' THE MOTHER '

There are two powers that alone can effect in their conjunction the great and difficult thing which is the aim of our endeavour, a fixed and unfailing aspiration that calls from below and a supreme Grace from above that answers.

But the supreme Grace will act only in the conditions of the Light and the Truth; it will not act in conditions laid upon it by the Falsehood and the Ignorance. For if it were to yield to the demands of the Falsehood, it would defeat its own purpose.

These are the conditions of the Light and Truth, the sole conditions under which the highest Force will descend; and it is only the very highest supramental Force descending from above and opening from below that can victoriously handle the physical Nature and annihilate its difficulties...

There must be a total and sincere surrender; there must be an exclusive self-opening to the divine Power; there must be a constant and integral choice of the Truth that is descending, a constant and integral rejection of the falsehood of the mental, vital and physical Powers and Appearances that still rule the earth-Nature.

The surrender must be total and seize all the parts of the being. It is not enough that the psychic should respond and the higher mental accept or even the inner vital submit and the inner physical consciousness feel the influence. There must be in no part of the being, even the most external, anything that makes a reserve, anything that hides behind doubts, confusions and subterfuges, anything that revolts or refuses.

If part of the being surrenders, but another part reserves itself, follows its own way or makes its own conditions, then each time that that happens, you are yourself pushing the divine Grace away from you.

If behind your devotion and surrender you make a cover for your desires, egoistic demands and vital insistences, if you put these things in place of the true aspiration or mix them with it and try to impose them on the Divine Shakti, then it is idle to invoke the divine Grace to transform you.

If you open yourself on one side or in one part to the Truth and on another side are constantly opening the gates to hostile forces, it is vain to expect that the divine Grace will abide with you. You must keep the temple clean if you wish to instal there the living Presence.

If each time the Power intervenes and brings in the Truth, you turn your back on it and call in again the falsehood that has been expelled, it is not the divine Grace that you must blame for failing you, but the falsity of your own will and the imperfection of your own surrender.

If you call for the Truth and yet something in you chooses what is false, ignorant and undivine or even simply is unwilling to reject it altogether, then always you will be open to attack and the Grace will recede from you. Detect first what is false or obscure in you and persistently reject it, then alone can you rightly call for the divine Power to transform you.

Do not imagine that truth and falsehood, light and darkness, surrender and selfishness can be allowed to dwell together in the house consecrated to the Divine. The transformation must be integral, and integral therefore the rejection of all that withstands it.

Reject the false notion that the divine Power will do and is bound to do everything for you at your demand and even though you do not satisfy the conditions laid down by the Supreme. Make your surrender true and complete, then only will all else be done for you.

Reject too the false and indolent expectation that the divine Power will do even the surrender for you. The Supreme demands your surrender to her, but does not impose it: you are free at every moment, till the irrevocable transformation comes, to deny and to reject the Divine or to recall your self-giving, if you are willing to suffer the spiritual consequence. Your surrender must be self-made and free; it must be the surrender of a living being, not of an inert automaton or mechanical tool.

An inert passivity is constantly confused with the real surrender, but out of an inert passivity nothing true and powerful can come. It is the inert passivity of physical Nature that leaves it at the mercy of every obscure or undivine influence. A glad and strong and helpful submission is demanded to the working of the Divine Force, the obedience of the illumined disciple of the Truth, of the inner Warrior who fights against obscurity and falsehood, of the faithful servant of the Divine.

This is the true attitude and only those who can take and keep it, preserve a faith unshaken by disappointments and difficulties and shall pass through the ordeal to the supreme victory and the great transmutation.

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“What form His devotees desire, that form itself the Lord takes;
What name His devotees desire, that name itself the Lord takes;
In what manner the devotees desire Him
And stand thinking of Him with unwinking eyes,
In that manner itself does the Lord of the Discus present Himself.”

~ Poihai

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