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What is maturity? ‘Your very bio-memory vibrates, actively functions with the basic questions about life - what is pain? what is joy? what is life? what is death? what is suffering? For these basic questions, if you have better and better answer and click with the better answers, that is called Maturity. Naturally, the answer your friend gives when you were 5 year old will be different, mother gives when you are 6 year old will be different, your father gives when you are 14 will be different. Finally when you reach your Guru, the answer He gives will be different. So clicking with better and better answers is Maturity. Ultimately, clicking with your own answer, experience, and the question disappearing once for all is Enlightenment.'

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There is a misconception that Buddhism is a religion, and that you worship Buddha.
Buddhism is a practice, like yoga. You can be a Christian and practice Buddhism. I met a Catholic priest who live in a Buddhist monastery in France. He told me that Buddhism makes him a better Christian. I love that.

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Q: Sadhguru, your knowing seems to be inexhaustible. Is all this recorded in you or are you just getting it from somewhere?

Sadhguru: Karma is recorded in many ways: memory-wise, sensation-wise, physiology-wise and energy-wise. Similarly with knowledge, some things are transmitted to you on the level of your mind, others on the level of your body. Do you see how once you know how to swim, your body knows it? If you fall into the water, you will swim. You do not have to remember how to ride a bicycle. Once you know how, if you sit on the bicycle, it just goes. Even if you do not ride a bicycle for twenty years and then get on to one, you might be a bit off-balance at first but then you just go, because the memory is in the body. It is no longer in the mind. Transmission is also on many different levels.

I am not carrying the burden of this knowledge when I walk on the street. I do not know anything, but at the same time, I know everything. If you ask me anything concerned with the inner dimensions of a human being, I will come out with the answer, without any hesitation, with absolute clarity. Even if somebody says the Gita is saying something else, I will simply say that maybe Krishna does not know. What can I do about it? It is so crystal-clear within me that it cannot be any other way. It is not that Krishna does not know. It is just that maybe you are not able to see what he is saying.

This is not coming from remembrance. This was transmitted in a different way. My association with my Guru was just for a few moments. Somehow, he did not even want to touch me with his foot. He touched me with his walking stick. What cannot be learned in ten lifetimes was transmitted in one moment. It was all there. It was not just about knowing myself. It was also about various technologies, about how and what to do in every aspect, with absolute clarity. When it is transmitted like this, in the form of energy, not in the form of memory or logical understanding, the burden of knowledge is not on you. This is the difference.

People who have studied knowledge become heavy with it. They become serious. Studied people cannot even laugh usually, but someone who comes from his realization – he knows, but the burden of knowledge does not sit on his head all the time. He carries it very lightly, because this is a different technology altogether.

From the days of the stone tablet to today’s microchips, it’s come a long way. The moment we started producing a book, a million stone tablets could go into a single book. Now a million books can go into a CD and a million CDs can go into a chip. And what is stored in a billion chips can be stored in a certain arrangement of energy. I do not know if modern science is working in this direction, but someday, science will come up with ways to store information in an arrangement of energy. I know this clearly as that is the reality within us. Your energy system or pranamayakosha carries stupendous volumes of information, which is so easy to carry and is not burdensome. It is so simple.

Q: Whatever you are speaking now, is it recorded somewhere in your energy system?

Sadhguru: What is already recorded is what is being spoken and what is being spoken is not something which I am thinking of and speaking. What is being spoken is what life is. It is recorded all the time, everywhere. We do not have to re-record it again. It has always been there. Whether I exist or I do not exist, Truth is; it is always there. We can talk about it if you want to, or we can just see it as it is. Do not worry, it will never be lost.

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Good health is not just absence of disease. It is a presence of ease, a sense of well being. We are not mere human beings who are meant to fall sick and the get cured. We are embodiments of bliss. We were created to live with a blissful feeling at the being level all the time. This is what good health is meant to be.

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Actually, your whole Fermi paradox is stupidity. I should call it as stupidity paradox. There are millions of planets where life exists, and they are regularly visiting the planet earth, communicating. Still there are a lot of tribes which communicate with aliens - I should not use the word aliens, it is an abusive word. Even the universe is a family for us, no question of aliens, let’s not use those words.

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'What is the scale to measure your life? Your self-worth cannot be measured in the zeros of your bank balance or your boyfriend or girlfriend. Those are just hells! Instead ask yourself, “Have I lived enlightenment and helped others live enlightenment today?
Have I manifested Sadashivatva in myself and others?"

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4. Become perfect and the same, whether in pleasure or pain, hope or disappointment, life or death. Undertake the dissolution of consciousness in this manner.

Commentary:

This is the final stage of extinction of consciousness where the fullness of non-duality of Brahman or Atman is attained. This is associated with Supreme Bliss. This stage is also stressed in the Gita.
In the Bhagavadgita we have the statement that the yogi who beholds the Self through the Self, rejoices in the Self and experiences transcendent bliss beyond the reach of the senses.
The Bhagavadgita calls it atma-yoga or the yoga of the higher Self. The laya (dissolution) is definitely mentioned in the Gita by the injunction that the yogi establishing the mind in the Self by the intellect (buddhi) regulated by concentration should not think of any thing whatsoever (VI, 25). As in the Gita, so in Ashtavakra the vacation of consciousness is, therefore, not emptying it, but completely filling it with the Self, Brahman or Sadashiva as the abiding Witness of the fluctuations of the body, consciousness and the phenomenal world.
Like Ashtavakra, Gaudapada who follows the great master commends in his Mandukya Karika the practice of laya and complete withdrawal of the mind from the objects of the senses through the contemplative procedure in almost similar phrases (III, 4-46). Sankara's Aparoksanubhuti similarly depicts three stages of laya by means of contemplation, viz. First, dissociation from the body and the world; second, the identification with the fullness of Brahman or Atman; and third the forgetting even of the knowledge of Brahman or Atman in transcendence (124). Elsewhere he says,
“Once the mind of the yogi merges in cidatman, let not the mind be moved again, rather abide in the still and complete fullness of knowledge, resembling the full and still ocean” (Pancikaranam, 52).

(VI, 4)

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Now just look into your life. You are also trying to possess more and more, whether in terms of relationships or material things. You try to expand the movable and immovable possessions and suddenly the drama ends with your death. Again you take birth in some other family with a different father, mother, brother and sister and play the same game once more.

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This psychological drama should not determine the nature of your life because this is just a small happening compared to the life process. Life is a much deeper intelligence than intellect.

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How lucky that you are in Satsang, an environment where you are reminded that all is okay. You are held in God's palm, so don't worry about having to take care of yourself. You have been doing that long enough. Now, you are getting to know how the Universe takes care of you. Gradually you'll feel a deeper peace inside that is not easily disturbed. Your moods will settle into a natural kind of equilibrium. It is recognized that the actions and reactions, which you previously felt deeply involved with, are perceived in this space of Awareness that you are one with, but you are not touched.There is a steadiness, a depth in this recognition, and great joy arises without reason.

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' SHIVA '

In this genderless scape does play
All that is this and that
Him and her, you and me
Don’t miss the canvas
In the play of multiple hues.

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"The book works almost like a small program by itself. All our other titles are inspirational. This book is transformational."

From Sadhgurus first USA published Book(Sept.2016) :

" INNER ENGINEERING : A Yogi's Guide To Joy "

" ...And Now Yoga."

page 75-79


" Yoga tells us that we are actually composed of five "sheaths," or layers or, more simply, bodies. As there is a medical physiology, there is a yogic one as well. It leads us from the gross to the subtlest levels of reality. Do you have to believe in it ? No. But it is a useful place at which to start our exploration. Your fundamental area of work, however, is only with the realities that you are aware of.

The first sheath or layer to which yoga draws our attention is the physical body - the 'annamayakosha' , or more literally, the food body. What you call the "body" right now is just an accumulated heap of food. It is the product of all the nourishment you have ingested over the years. That is how it gets its name.

The second layers is the ' manomayakosha ' , or the mental body. Today, doctors are talking a great deal about psychosomatic ailments. This means that what happens in the mind affects what happens in the body. This is because what you call "mind" is not just the brain. It is not located in any single part of the human anatomy. Instead, every cell has its own intelligence, so there is an entire mental body, an entire anatomy of the mind.

Whatever happens in the mental body happens in the physical body, and, in turn, whatever happens in the physical body happens in the mental body. Every fluctuation on the level of the mind has a chemical reaction, and every chemical reaction, in turn, generates a fluctuation on the level of the mind.

The physical and mental bodies are like your hardware and software. Hardware and software cannot do anything unless you plug into quality power. So, the third layer of the self is the ' pranamayakosha ' , or the energy body. If you keep your energy body in perfect balance, there will be no disease in your physical or mental bodies. Today there is scientific evidence to show that the impact of genetic memory on the human being is not absolute. Except the fundamental aspects of the DNA, everything can be changed, including the genetic trends of susceptibility to ailments. Infectious diseases happen because of external organisms, but chronic diseases are manufactured daily by human beings. When your energy body is in full vibrancy and proper balance, chronic diseases cannot exist in the body. I could introduce you to thousands of people who have gotten rid of their physical and psychological ailments just by doing certain simple yogic practices. These practices are not aimed at the disease. They are just aimed at bringing a certain harmony and vitality to the energy body.

These are the three dimensions of the self you are aware of right now: the physical, the mental, the energetic. They are essentially physical in nature, though each is more subtle than the preceding one. It is like a lightbulb, electricity, and light - all these are physical. One you can hold in your hand; the other you can feel; and the third takes a sensitive receptor, like the eye, to experience. But they are essentially physical, which is why you can experience them through your sense organs.

However, there is a fourth layer called the ' vignanamayakosha ' or the etheric body. Gnana means "knowledge." Vishesh gnana means "extraordinary knowledge" - that which is beyond the sense perceptions. This is a transient state. It is neither physical or non-physical. It is like a link between the two. It is not in your current level of experience, because your experience is limited to the five sense organs which cannot perceive non-physical. Those who report near-death experiences are those who could have slipped accidentally into this state. Such an experience occurs when, for some reason, people's physical, mental, and energy bodies have become feeble. If you learn to find conscious access to this dimension, there will be a quantum leap in your ability to know the cosmic phenomenon.

There is also a fifth sheath, the ' anandamayakosha ' , which is beyond the physical entirely. Ananda means "bliss." It has nothing to do with the physical realms of life. A dimension that is beyond the physical cannot be described or even defined, so yoga talks about it only in terms of experience. When we are in touch with that aspect beyond the physical, we become blissful. It is not that a bubble of bliss lies within your physical structure. It is just that when you access this indefinable dimension, it produces an overwhelming experience of bliss.

But bliss is not a goal in itself. Once you touch this dimension of nonexistence, blissfulness is guaranteed. In this state, you are no more an issue in your own life. When you are no more an issue, you can fearlessly explore the beyond.

When you touch this dimension beyond definition, the impact of time and space is obliterated. This accounts for the many stories of yogis sitting unmoving for incredibly long periods of time. This is possible not because of physical endurance, but because in these states, they are not available to the process of time. They have touched a dimension beyond all the contradictions of here and there, now and then; a limitless ocean of emptiness where there is neither bondage nor freedom - an existence beyond existence.

Yoga does not ask you to work with anything other than what you know. It simply tells you that if the physical, mental, and energy bodies are perfectly aligned, you will find access to the bliss body. But your work, as we said before, is only with the first three bodies.

When it comes to external realities, each human being is differently capable. What one does, the other may not be able to do. But when it comes to inner realities, all of us are equally capable. There is no guarantee that you will be able to sing, dance, climb a mountain, or make money, merely because you want to. But making your inner life blissful is something that everyone is capable of. It cannot be denied to you, if you are willing. Once you master certain basic yogic technologies of inner well-being, your journey through life becomes absolutely effortless. You are able to express yourself at your fullest potential without any stress or strain. You can play with life whichever way you want, but life cannot leave a single scratch upon you."

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Let your response be like a pure reflection in a mirror with no judgement. Let it not come from the karmic baggage of the past. Instead, let it come from the freshness of the present. Anything that comes from your past experiences is going to create a karmic chain. Anything from the present liberates.

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Just like you can get up from your sleep by just an intense desire to wake up at a particular time, you can also get up from the deep slumber you have been in for so many millions of lives. If you have an intense total desire to wake up, you can wake up this moment. Kabir says so strongly,and beautifully. 'When you look for Him, you will find Him instantly.'

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The more you ,learn from mistakes, the more you know about how not to make mistakes. Do things to the best of your intelligence and enthusiasm but without worrying about whether you might make a mistake. The moment you are worried that it might be a mistake, you are worried about your ego getting hurt.

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Actually, when you are awakened you can see the whole of this, waking state. Suddenly you feel the fear, “Oh God then what about all the plans I did, all my ambitions, I have so much energy, intelligence and I fought for it. What is this? Suddenly the whole thing is dream?...no, no, no. Even if it is dream it’s ok, I want to live here, because I have put too much energy in it.” That is what I call pattern. Pattern mean not letting your consciousness evolve in the natural flow of the existence.

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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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