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Papaji

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Q: When will mankind become free?

A:When mankind becomes kind man.

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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Why not [realize the Self] NOW? Everything you have built belongs to time. Everything you have studied belongs to time. What is it that does not belong to time? Dont postpone. Postponing is very easy; when you postpone you choose your mind.

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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When we concentrate our attention on the origin of thought, the thought process itself comes to an end; there is a hiatus, which is pleasant, and again the process starts.
Turning from the external world and enjoying the objectless bliss, the mind feels that the world of objects is not for it.
Prior to this experience the unsatiating sense enjoyments constantly challenged the mind to satisfy them, but from the inward turn onwards its interest in them begins to fade.
Once the internal bliss is enjoyed, the external happiness loses its charm.
One who has tasted the inward bliss is naturally loving and free from envy, contented and happy with others’ prosperity, friendly and innocent and free from deceit.
He is full of the mystery and wonder of the bliss.
One who has realized the Self can never inflict pain on other.

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Q: Is there anything unnecessary in the scheme of things?

M: Nothing is necessary, nothing is inevitable. Habit and passion blind and mislead. Compassionate awareness heals and redeems. There is nothing we can do, we can only let things happen according to their nature.

Q: Do you advocate complete passivity?

M: Clarity and charity is action. Love is not lazy and clarity directs. You need not worry about action, look after your mind and heart. Stupidity and selfishness are the only evil.

Q: What is better -- repetition of God's name, or meditation?

M: Repetition will stabilise your breath. With deep and quiet breathing vitality will improve, which will influence the brain and help the mind to grow pure and stable and fit for meditation.

Without vitality little can be done, hence the importance of its protection and increase. Posture and breathing are a part of Yoga, for the body must be healthy and well under control, but too much concentration on the body defeats its own purpose, for it is the mind that is primary in the beginning.

When the mind has been put to rest and disturbs no longer the inner space (chidakash), the body acquires a new meaning and its transformation becomes both necessary and possible.

Robert Q shared a Sri Anandamayi ma quote         SHARE URL

Sri Anandamayi ma

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It is for the Guru to point out the method; he will show you the way to understanding and instruct you in your sadhana. It is for you to keep on practiCing it faithfully. But the fruit comes spontaneously in the form of Self-revelation.

The power to make you grasp the Ungraspable duly manifests itself through the Guru. Where the question "How am I to proceed?" arises, fulfillment has obviously not yet been reached.

Therefore, never relax your efforts until there is Enlightenment. Let no gaps interrupt your attempt, for a gap will produce an eddy, whereas your striving must be continuous like the flowing of oil, it must be sustained, constant, an unbroken stream.

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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The picture I call the world. The painter I call God. I am neither. I do not create, nor am I created. I contain all, nothing contains me.

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You believe that your happiness depends on things and people, this is due to your ignorance of your true nature. Wisdom is knowing that you do not need anything to be happy unless you know yourself.

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---------- Getting Rid Of Negative Habits ----------

There is a way to get rid of your nasty habits, bad tempers, emotions, whatever, depressions, all those things, and this way is not hard.
What you do is you become the witness to your nasty temper, to your obnoxious ways, to your greed, to your selfishness, to your lust and whatever.
You observe yourself going through this.
In the beginning, I admit, it’ll be a little difficult, because when you become violent, when your temper arises, it’s difficult for you to observe yourself at that time.
But as you begin to observe yourself when you become a little angry, then the observance becomes much greater than your temper, and here is how it works.
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You watch yourself going into a rage.
You observe yourself going into a rage.
You identify with the rage you’re going into.
You totally identify with your rage.
I know you’re saying «But Robert, if I identify with my rage, it’ll become greater».
On the contrary, when you totally identify with your rage, you will see that the rage belongs to the ‘I-thought’.
You will find that you realize that I am in a rage.
I and the rage are the same.
But ‘I’ is not me.
‘I’ is totally separate than me.
And this will make you laugh, for you will realize that you are not the one with the bad temper.
‘I’ is.
Blame it all on ‘I’, and observe the ‘I’ having that attack, that rage attack.
As you observe the ‘I’, the ‘I’ also being your bad temper, will begin to diminish.
It will become weaker and weaker.

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You do not have to go through any rituals.
You simply have to make the mind quiescent.
‘Quiet the mind’ totally and completely.
This should be your goal.
You should remember this always.
By saying,
'All I have to do to awaken is to quiet my mind.
That’s it!'
There is nothing else you have to do.

Robert Q shared a Jesus Christ quote         SHARE URL

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The Heavens and the Earth will be rolled up in your presence, and he who lives in the Living One will not see death.

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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You need not chase the 'I am' to kill it. You cannot. All you need is a sincere longing for reality. We call it atma-bhakti, the love of the Supreme: or moksha-sankalpa, the determination to be free from the false. Without love, and will inspired by love, nothing can be done. Merely talking about Reality without doing anything about it is self-defeating. There must be love in the relation between the person who says 'I am' and the observer of that 'I am'. As long as the observer, the inner self, the 'higher' self, considers himself apart from the observed, the 'lower' self, despises it and condemns it, the situation is hopeless. It is only when the observer (vyakta) accepts the person (vyakti) as a projection or manifestation of himself, and, so to say, takes the self into the Self, the duality of 'I' and 'this' goes and in the identity of the outer and the inner the Supreme Reality manifests itself.

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Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine. Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery.

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Once you realize that the world is your own projection, you are free of it. You need not free yourself of a world that does not exist, except in your own imagination! However is the picture, beautiful or ugly, you are painting it and you are not bound by it. Realize that there is nobody to force it on you, that it is due to the habit of taking the imaginary to be real. See the imaginary as imaginary and be free of fear.

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A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.

Robert Q shared a Shunryu Suzuki quote         SHARE URL

Shunryu Suzuki

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We just sit. It is like something happening in the great sky. Whatever kind of bird flies through it, the sky doesn’t care. That is the mind transmitted from Buddha to us.

Robert Q shared a Ashtavakra Gita quote         SHARE URL

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You are not your body.
Your body is not you.

You are not the doer.
You are not the enjoyer.

You are pure awareness,
The witness of all things.

Robert Q shared a Saint Augustine quote         SHARE URL

Saint Augustine

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God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand, you have failed.

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J.Krishnamurti

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Thought is time. Thought is born of experience and knowledge, which are inseparable from time and the past. Time is the psychological enemy of man. Our action is based on knowledge and therefore time, so man is always a slave to the past. Thought is ever limited and so we live in constant conflict and struggle. There is no psychological evolution. When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts, he will see the division between the thinker and thought, the observer and the observed, the experiencer and the experience. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time. This timeless insight brings about a deep, radical mutation in the mind.

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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I am the body
is the international bestseller.
All have bought into it
except the very wise.

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Desiring a state of freedom from desire will not set you free. Nothing can set you free, because you are free. See yourself with desireless clarity, that is all.

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Chogyam Trungpa

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In the garden of gentle sanity,
May you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness.


Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.

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Eckhart Tolle

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Nothing out there will ever satisfy you except temporarily and superficially, but you may need to experience many disappointments before you realize that truth.

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Eckhart Tolle

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No relationship can thrive without the sense of spaciousness that comes with stillness. Meditate or spend silent time in nature together. When going for a walk or sitting in the car or at home, become comfortable with being in stillness together. Stillness cannot and need not be created. Just be receptive to the stillness that is already there, but is usually obscured by mental noise.

Robert Q shared a Carl G. Jung quote         SHARE URL

Carl G. Jung

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We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.

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There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.

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