Home     15656 posts


As Is shared a Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic quote         SHARE URL

Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

See More
Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.
Love has no cause, it is the astrolabe of God's secrets.
Lover and loving are inseparable and timeless.
Although I may try to describe love,
when I experience it, I am speechless.
Although I may try to write about love, I am rendered helpless.
My pen breaks, and the paper slips away
at the ineffable place where lover loving and loved are one.
Every moment is made glorious by the light of Love.

Andriy shared a Huang Po quote         SHARE URL

Huang Po

See More
Q: What instructions have the Masters everywhere given for dhyana-practice and the study of the Dharma?
A: Words used to attract the dull of wit are not to be relied on.
Q: If those teachings were meant for the dull-witted, I have yet to hear what Dharma has been taught to those of really high capacity.
A: If they are really men of high capacity, where could they find people to follow? If they seek from within themselves, they will find nothing tangible; how much less can they find a Dharma worthy of their attention elsewhere! Do not look to what is called the Dharma by preachers, for what sort of Dharma could that be?
Q: If that is so, should we not seek for anything at all?
A: By conceding this, you would save yourself a lot of mental effort.
Q: But in this way everything would be eliminated. There cannot just be nothing.
A: Who called it nothing? Who was this fellow? But you wanted to SEEK for something.
Q: Since there is no need to seek, why do you also say that not everything is eliminated?
A: Not to seek is to rest tranquil. Who told you to eliminate anything? Look at the void in front of your eyes. How can you produce it or eliminate it?
Q: If I could reach this Dharma, would it be like the void?
A: Morning and night I have explained to you that the Void is both One and Manifold. I said this as a temporary expedient, but you are building up concepts from it.
Q: Do you mean that we should not form concepts as human beings normally do?
A: I have not prevented you; but concepts are related to the senses; and, when feeling takes place, wisdom is shut out.
Q: Then should we avoid any feeling in relation to the Dharma?
A: Where no feeling arises, who can say that you are right?
Q: Why do you speak as though I was mistaken in all the questions I have asked Your Reverence?
A: You are a man who doesn't understand what is said to him. What is all this about being mistaken?

Andriy shared a Yoga Vashishta quote         SHARE URL

Yoga Vashishta

See More
VASISTHA: They who are fully awakened, who are constantly engaged in samadhi and who are thoroughly enlightened, are known as samkhya-yogi. They who have reached the state of bodiless consciousness through pranayama, etc. are known as yoga yogi. Indeed, the two are essentially the same. The cause of this world-appearance and bondage is indeed the mind. Both these paths lead to the cessation of the mind. Hence, by the devoted and dedicated practice of either the cessation of the movement of prana or the cessation of thought, liberation is attained. This is the essence of all scriptures dealing with liberation.

RAMA: O sage, if the cessation of the movement of prana is liberation, then death is liberation! And all people attain liberation at death!

VASISTHA: O Rama, when prana is about to leave the body, it already makes contact with those elements with which the next one is to be fashioned. These elements are indeed the crystallization of the vasana (psychological conditioning, memory-store, past impressions and predisposition) of the jiva, the reason why the jiva clings to those elements. When the prana leaves the body, it takes with it all the vasana of the jiva.
Not indeed until these vasana have been destroyed will the mind become no-mind. The mind does not abandon the life-force till self-knowledge arises. By self-knowledge the vasana are destroyed and thus the mind, too; it is then that the prana does not move. That indeed is supreme peace. It is by self-knowledge that the unreality of the concepts concerning worldly objects is realized. This puts an end to vasana and to the link between the mind and the life-force. Vasana constitute mind. Mind is the aggregate of the vasana and nothing else; if the latter cease, that itself is the supreme state. Knowledge is the knowledge of reality. Vicara or inquiry itself is knowledge.
Total dedication to one thing, restraint of prana and the cessation of the mind—if one of these three is perfected, one attains the supreme state. The life-force and the mind are closely related, like a flower and its fragrance or sesame seed and oil. Hence, if the movement of thought in the mind ceases, the movement of prana ceases, too. If the total mind is one-pointedly devoted to a single truth, the movement of mind and therefore of life-force ceases. The best method is to inquire into the nature of the self, which is infinite. Your mind will be completely absorbed —then both the mind and the inquiry will cease. Remain firmly established in what remains after that.
When the mind does not crave for pleasure, it is absorbed into the self, along with the life-force. Ignorance is non-existence; self knowledge is the supreme state! Mind alone is ignorance when it appears to be a reality; the realization of its non-existence is the supreme state. If the mind remains absorbed even for a quarter of an hour, it undergoes a complete change, for it tastes the supreme state of self-knowledge and will not abandon it. Nay, even if the mind has tasted it for a second, it does not return to this worldly state. The very seeds of samsara (world-appearance or cycle of birth and death) are fried. With them, ignorance is dispelled and the vasana are utterly pacified; one who has reached this is rooted in satva (truth). He beholds the inner light and rests in supreme bliss.

Andriy shared a Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev quote         SHARE URL

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

See More
If you simply shed tears just by spelling my name, then no more you have to worry about your life, I will take care of it.

Andriy shared a Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev quote         SHARE URL

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

See More
Man is not just an animal - if he loses his awareness, he can be worse then an animal -
But if he becomes aware, he can become more beautiful than a God.

As Is shared a Anandamayi Ma quote         SHARE URL

Anandamayi Ma

See More
The light of the world comes and goes, it is unstable. The Light that is eternal can never be extinguished. By this Light you behold the outer light and everything in the universe; it is only because It shines ever within you, that you can perceive the outer light. Whatever appears to you in the universe is due solely to that great Light within you, and only because the Supreme Knowledge of the essence of things lies hidden in the depths of your being is it possible for you to acquire knowledge of any kind.

As Is shared a Ram Chandra quote         SHARE URL

Ram Chandra

See More
I may also bring to light another mystery. We have
been saying out of devotion that there is providence in
the fall of a sparrow and not a leaf trembles without the
divine will. And that is a fact too. But if I say that God
too does not move without the will of his devotee, I do
not know what the wiseacres of saints might think of
me. But that is a fact beyond doubt and a fact must be
declared in order to reveal reality.

Complete works of Ram Chandra Volume I, p. 276
source: https://www.sahajmarg.org/publications/ebook/towards-infinity

As Is shared a Adyashanti quote         SHARE URL

Adyashanti

See More
EGO IS A VERB
From early childhood, we are given messages such as, "You are pretty," "You are smart," "You got a good grade, so you are good," or "You did not get good grades, so you are not good."
Soon the child starts to believe it, to feel it, to own that emotional essence as "me." In the same way, someone can have a thought, and pretty soon he or she will start feeling that thought. If he thinks about a happy, sunny day, soon his body will start taking on that tone, feeling something that doesn't exist. So, of course, this makes it rather difficult when someone is told to get rid of ego, because who is going to get rid of ego? What is trying to get rid of ego? That's how it maintains itself, thinking it has to do something with itself.
Ego is a movement. It's a verb. It is not something static. It's the after-the-fact movement of mind that's always becoming. In other words, egos are always on the path. They are on the psychology path, the spiritual path, the path to get more money or a better car. That sense of "me" is always becoming, always moving, always achieving.
Or else it is doing the opposite—moving backward, rejecting, denying. So in order for this verb to keep going, there has to be movement. We have to be going forward or backward, toward or away from. We have to have somebody to blame, and usually, it's ourselves. We've got to be getting somewhere because otherwise, we are not becoming.
So the verb—let's call it "egoing"—is not operating if we are not becoming. As soon as a verb stops, it's not a verb anymore. As soon as you stop running, there is no such thing as running—it's gone; nothing is happening. This ego sense has to keep moving because, as soon as it stops, it disappears, just like when your feet stop, running disappears.

From "Emptiness dancing" p.51

As Is shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

See More
Intellect is a tool of the Self, which uses it for measuring variety. It is not without Self. How could there be manifestations of intellect without its seed existing?
Q. Where are memory and forgetfulness located?
A. In the chitta (intellect).
People like inventors searching for new material inventions make their discoveries in a state of self-forgetfulness. It is in a condition of deep intellectual concentration that this forgetfulness of the ego arises and the invention is revealed. This is also a way of developing intuition. Hence a sharpened concentrated intellect is useful and even essential in material matters, but the revelation or intuition takes its own time to arise and one must await it.

Conscious Immortality

Andriy shared a Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev quote         SHARE URL

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

See More
On this Ganesh Chaturthi , may the Remover of Obstacles clear the way to the fulfillment of what you truly deserve in the coming way.

~ 2017

Andriy shared a Paramahansa Nithyananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Nithyananda

See More
Ganesha is alive, awake, available, solid and can easily be pleased. He is the most sweetest, beautiful, life- affirmative, embodiment of love, joy, bliss, power.

~ Ganesha Chaturthi 2017

Andriy shared a Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev quote         SHARE URL

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

See More
Essentially, meditation means to experientially realize that you are not an individual bubble – you are a universe.

Andriy shared a Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev quote         SHARE URL

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

See More
Humanity has always made the serious mistake of working towards producing good people. We do not need good people, we need sensible people. If you have sense, you will do the right thing. People do idiotic things only because they do not have sense.
Intelligence is not shrewdness. Intelligence is not about being clever. If you are truly intelligent, you would be 100% in tune with the existence because there is no other way to be intelligent. The sign of intelligence is that you are absolutely in tune with everything around you, you are going through life with the least amount of aberration within and outside of you.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a day to at least start striving to multiply your intelligence. If you work for a boneless limb by doing asanas in the morning, it may happen!

As Is shared a Goddess Isis quote         SHARE URL

Goddess Isis

See More
Hymn to Goddess Isis

On the day when I am close to you,
you are far away from me,
and on the day when I am far away from you,
I am close to you.

I am the goddess within and without.

I am the soul of Nature
I am the spirit of the creation of spirits,
I am the request of the souls.

I am control
and the uncontrollable
I am the union
and the dissolution.

I am the hearing which is attainable to everything;
I am the speech which cannot be grasped.

I am the name of the sound
and the sound of the name.

I am the sound of the letter
and the designation of the division
And I am the power of the word

Give heed then you hearers
I am the light of the word

I am the hearing which is attainable to you

Give heed then you hearers,
and you also,
the Angels and those who have been sent,
and you spirits
who have risen from the dead

For I am the One
who alone exists,
and I have no-one
who will judge me.

For many are the pleasant forms
which exist in numerous sins,
and inconsistencies
and disgraceful passions,
and fleeting pleasures,
which (men;) embrace until they
become sober,
and go up to their resting place

And they will find me there,
and they will live,
And they will not die again.

Music Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1fVVQugiy0

Andriy shared a The Upanishads quote         SHARE URL

The Upanishads

See More
INFINITE

O Almighty!

You are the infinite; the universe is also infinite!
From infinite the infinite has come out!
Having taken infinite out of the infinite, the
Infinite remains!

O Almighty! May there be Peace! Peace!
Everywhere


~ Ishawashya Upanishad

Andriy shared a Vedas quote         SHARE URL

Vedas

See More
CELESTIAL SONG

Sing the song of celestial love, O singer!
May the divine fountain of eternal grace and joy
enter your soul.
May Brahma, (the Divine One),
Pluck the strings of your inner soul
with His celestial fingers,
And feel His own presence within,
Bless us with a divine voice
That we may tune the harp-strings of our life
To sing songs of Love to you.

~ Rig Veda

Andriy shared a Paramahansa Nithyananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Nithyananda

See More
Power to See Internal Organs The Third Eye is the space where everything in the Universe is occurring. When the power of the Third Eye is awakened, being in Oneness with any happening in the past, present and future becomes a simple side-effect.
Though the physical eyes are constrained by a certain set of limitations in terms of what it can see and cannot, the Third Eye has no such limitations. The Third Eye can register objects and images behind any obstacle.
By being in Oneness, a person with an awakened Third Eye can see their own internal organs in a mere glance. In this case, the vision that is blocked by their own skin and muscles is surpassed and the functioning organs are seen.
The utility of this power is that any discomfort, uneasiness and disease can be diagnosed before it becomes anything serious. Using the Third Eye, healing energy can be directed to those organs and they can be healed.
When one can see the workings of their own internal organs better, when they scan others’ bodies, they will be able to diagnose and suggest remedies better.

Andriy shared a Paramahansa Yogananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Yogananda

See More
As you dive more deeply into the ocean of meditation, and forget the wave of your own little body, your consciousness expands, until the realization comes to you of your Oneness with all Nature and with God. The bliss of God-Consciousness merges into universal Love. God is omnipresent and you are One with the Father.

Andriy shared a Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev quote         SHARE URL

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

See More
Your life and how you experience it is entirely your making. Only if this absolutely sinks in, will you make the necessary changes.

Andriy shared a Shirdi Sai Baba quote         SHARE URL

Shirdi Sai Baba

See More
Your Soul is always trying to be heard
above the noise of your mind,
when you quiet your mind
your Soul takes command!

Andriy shared a Paramahansa Nithyananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Nithyananda

See More
If one teacher cannot teach all subjects then how can you expect a student to study all the subjects ?

Andriy shared a Paramahansa Yogananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Yogananda

See More
Why shouldn't you strengthen your own vibrations through fellowship with people seeking Self-realization, and by group meditation with them? This practice will fortify your own spiritual convictions; you will find that many seemingly insuperable barriers in your life will crumble and dissolve in the waters of meditation. Your devotion and love for God will commingle with the devotion and love of others. Divine bliss will radiate from you, helping all persons you meet.

Andriy shared a Paramahansa Yogananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Yogananda

See More
From time immemorial in India, seekers who were truly eager to realize God have sought association with saints, or have meditated on their pictures in the company of other spiritual aspirants. There is a deep spiritual reason for this practice, which has been endorsed by the masters for centuries.

Andriy shared a Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev quote         SHARE URL

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

See More
Fundamentally the very karmic walls are always like this. They are like sheets of glass. If they were like walls of brick, you could see them and you could break them, but they're sheets of glass. Everything is open, but when you try to reach out you are locked in; that's how it is. Now, what can I do to break that? Why sadhana is always set up - apart from any teaching is just because of this: any teaching, after a certain period of time, becomes a block by itself, in a certain sense. You will twist it to your convenience. You can twist all teachings in the world. Initially, a teaching has an impact on you because its new and you have no clue as to how it works, so it works; but over a period of time, as you begin to understand, and then you will start twisting it to your convenience. You will see how the teaching supports you. The teaching is not about supporting you; the teaching is about demolishing you, but you will start using the teaching as a support for yourself. Once that happens, the teaching is no good anymore. That is why a Guru is constantly talking from different dimensions. It is Truth, but they are so contradictory that he does not allow you to settle anywhere, because the moment you settle, you start using it to your advantage. Apart from this process, the sadhana is always there - just the simple things. A kriya - in the morning you sit and breathe in a certain way - can slowly decimate these blocks. if you don't understand any teaching, it doesn't matter. You just keep doing the practice; after some time, suddenly there is a new sense of openness and freedom in you. That is always the bedrock that you can rely on, because you can always twist teachings.

Once you know how to be aware, once the necessary awareness - to be away from your own body, to be away from your own mind - has come to you, don't even bother about your karmas. Just see how to deepen this awareness. Do you see, being here with me, or during the Isha Yoga programs, there have been many moments of awareness? This is the beginning of freedom. Your business is just to establish that.

Andriy shared a Paramahansa Nithyananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Nithyananda

See More
Everything is Auspicious THE whole of Existence is an auspicious happening. We are part of Existence, so everything happening around us is also auspicious!
This is the truth of Existence. Nothing that happens in Existence is inauspicious. Everything is only a blessing. If we understood this clearly, we can see everything as extraordinary. Everything will appear as a miracle. One day a duck hunter went to the market to buy a bird retriever dog. To his amazement he found a dog that could walk on water! He immediately took it home. He invited one of his friends to hunt the next day and took the dog with them. When a flock of ducks came near, he took aim, fired and silently watched. The dog walked on the water and retrieved the bird. He looked at his friend for a reaction but the friend remained silent. He asked him, ‘Do you see anything unusual about my dog?’ The friend replied, ‘Yes, your dog is unable to swim.’ Miracles are continuously happening in front of our eyes, but we continuously miss them! Only because we miss them, life itself appears to be dull. When we start perceiving them, our entire life becomes a miracle. In the whole world there are only two kinds of people. The first kind will try to judge, criticize and develop the things happening in the world according to their ideas. There is the other group which feels that whatever is happening is auspicious. Whoever feels that whatever happens is auspicious, lives in eternal bliss, in celebration! The other group continuously suffers because it tries to change things all the time. Just accept and celebrate Existence with all its different dimensions and paradoxes. Everything has a message for us including death and disease. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the enlightened master, says this beautiful story: Two men entered a mango grove. One of them sat and counted the number of trees. He studied the variations in their size, the number of branches, density of leaves and number of mangoes across the trees. He thought about where they would sell, what would be the cost, etc. The other man simply ate a few mangoes, enjoyed himself and left! If we continuously use our logic to analyze and judge and try to bring things under our control, we will miss the whole beauty of the existential miracles. So don’t judge anything. Everything has something to teach us. Accept and celebrate the very existence of the world with the innocence of a child!

Andriy shared a Paramahansa Nithyananda quote         SHARE URL

Paramahansa Nithyananda

See More
In the Sri Guru Gita,
Sadashiva reveals that Guru is "Atrinetrah Sivah Saksat" which means,
Guru is directly Shiva Himself without the visible three eyes. His Third eye may not be visible while in human embodiment. But it is only the Guru, Sadashiva with his third eye open, who can initiate others into opening theirs.

Contribute to the project

Support and Contribute to This Project of Sharing and Spreading Timeless Wisdom.

Thank you!

· · ·   View More Channels   · · · Random Being
Our Friends:
Buddha at the Gas Pump Big library of interviews with awakened and inspiring beings of our time. Swami Vivekananda Quotes Beautiful library of Swami Vivekananda Inspirational works.