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Prahlaad was placed in a cell, and the door was locked. The fearless child was not afraid at all. He said, "Within my being, is the Guru, the Lord of the World. The created being tried to compete with his Creator, but he assumed this name in vain. That which was predestined for him has come to pass; he started an argument with the Lord's humble servant. ||7|| The father raised the club to strike down Prahlaad, saying, Where is your God, the Lord of the Universe, now? He replied, "The Life of the World, the Great Giver, is my Help and Support in the end. Wherever I look, I see Him permeating and prevailing."||8|| Tearing down the pillars, the Lord Himself appeared. The egotistical demon was killed and destroyed. The minds of the devotees were filled with bliss, and congratulations poured in. He blessed His servant with glorious greatness. ||9||

(Guru Granth Sahib, p. 1154)

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Holika, the sister of Hiranyakashipu, was blessed in that she could not be hurt by fire. Hiranyakashipu puts Prahlāda on the lap of Holika as she sits on a pyre. Prahlāda prays to Vishnu to keep him safe. Holika then burns to death as Prahlāda is left unscathed. This event is celebrated as the Hindu festival of Holi

The story of Prahlāda teaches that:

Faith in God is paramount.

God will always prevail.

God saves his devotees.

Devotion can be practiced at any time. Age does not matter.

Evil will be punished.

God is omnipresent.

Prahlāda eventually becomes king of the daityas and attains a place in the abode of
Vishnu (Vaikuntha) after his death.

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"When one is completely cleansed of the impurities of lust and greed produced from the false identification of the body as "I" and bodily possessions as "mine," one's mind becomes purified. In that pure state he transcends the stage of so-called material happiness and distress."

Bhagavata Purana (3.25.16)

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"When one is completely cleansed of the impurities of lust and greed produced from the false identification of the body as "I" and bodily possessions as "mine," one's mind becomes purified. In that pure state he transcends the stage of so-called material happiness and distress."

(3.25.16)

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"My appearance in this world is especially to explain the philosophy of Sankhya, which is highly esteemed for self-realization by those desiring freedom from the entanglement of unnecessary material desires. This path of self-realization, which is difficult to understand, has now been lost in the course of time. Please know that I have assumed this body of Kapila to introduce and explain this philosophy to human society again."

(3.24.36–37)

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"My appearance in this world is especially to explain the philosophy of Sankhya, which is highly esteemed for self-realization by those desiring freedom from the entanglement of unnecessary material desires. This path of self-realization, which is difficult to understand, has now been lost in the course of time. Please know that I have assumed this body of Kapila to introduce and explain this philosophy to human society again."

Bhagavata Purana (3.24.36–37)

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"Bhishma said (to Yudhisthira), 'Listen, O slayer of foes! The Sankhyas or followers of Kapila, who are conversant with all paths and endued with wisdom, say that there are five faults, O puissant one, in the human body. They are Desire and Wrath and Fear and Sleep and Breath. These faults are seen in the bodies of all embodied creatures. Those that are endued with wisdom cut the root of wrath with the aid of Forgiveness. Desire is cut off by casting off all purposes. By cultivation of the quality of Goodness (Sattwa) sleep is conquered, and Fear is conquered by cultivating Heedfulness. Breath is conquered by abstemiousness of diet.

(Book 12: Santi Parva: Part III, Section CCCII.)

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"Acts only cleanse the body. Knowledge, however, is the highest end (for which one strives). 5 When all faults of the heart are cured (by acts), and when the felicity of Brahma becomes established in knowledge, benevolence, forgiveness, tranquility, compassion, truthfulness, and candour, abstention from injury, absence of pride, modesty, renunciation, and abstention from work are attained. These constitute the path that lead to Brahma. By those one attains to what is the Highest."

(Book 12: Santi Parva: Mokshadharma Parva: Section CCLXX, p. 270–271).

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


Don Miguel Ruiz, Toltec Shaman and author of the New York Times bestselling book The Four Agreements

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You are Life passing through your body, passing through your mind, passing through your soul. Once you find that out, not with the logic, not with the intellect, but because you can feel that Life -- you find out what you are the force that makes the flowers open and close, that makes the hummingbird fly from flower to flower. You find out that you are in every tree, you are in every animal, vegetable, and rock. You are that force that moves the wind and breathes through your body. The whole universe is a living being that is moved by that force, and that is what you are. You are Life.

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Individuals should shape their lives according to their particular needs, not according to social trends.

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The original source of this information appears to be by Mr. Jean Ederman, now 49, of France, who evidently works in the field of aviation.

He claims to have been a military jet pilot, air traffic controller and airport manager, and to have a masters in economics. He also claims to have had a number of anomalous experiences since the age of six, which later included a number of UFO sightings and ET contacts.

He writes: "... after having learned how to mentally project myself to a place in the presence of benevolent extraterrestrials, I received the following message..."

[Translated from French into English by Dan Drasin, a Marin-based film-maker and researcher].



Each one of you wishes to exercise your free will and experience happiness. Your free will depends upon the knowledge you have of your own power. Your happiness depends upon the love that you give and receive.

Like all conscious races at this stage of progress, you may feel isolated on your planet. This impression gives you a certain view of your destiny. Yet you are at the brink of big upheavals that only a minority is aware of.

It is not our responsibility to modify your future without your choosing it. So consider this message as a worldwide referendum, and your answer as a ballot.

Neither your scientists nor your religious representatives speak knowledgeably about certain unexplained aerial and celestial events that mankind has witnessed for thousands of years.

To know the truth, one must face it without the filter of one's beliefs or dogmas, however respectable
they may be.

A growing number of anonymous researchers of yours are exploring new paths of knowledge and are getting very close to reality. Today, your civilization is flooded with an ocean of information of which only a tiny part, the less upsetting one, is notably distributed.

Bear in mind that what in your history seemed ridiculous or improbable has often become possible, then realized -- in particular in the last fifty years.

Be aware that the future will be even more surprising. You will discover the worst as well as the best.

Many of those who study our appearances point to lights in the night, but without lighting the way. Often they think in terms of objects when it is all about conscious beings.

Who are we?

Like billions of others in this galaxy, we are conscious creatures that some call "extraterrestrials," even though the reality is subtler. There is no fundamental difference between you and us, save for having experienced certain stages of evolution.

As with any other organized society, a hierarchy exists in our internal relationships. Ours, however, is based upon the wisdom of several races. It is with the approval of this hierarchy that we turn to you.

Like most of you, we are in quest of the Supreme "Being" or "State of Being."

Therefore we are not gods or lesser gods but virtually your equals in the Cosmic Brotherhood. Physically we are somewhat different from you but most of us are humanoid-shaped.

We are not mere observations; we are consciousnesses just like you. Our existence is a reality, but the majority of you do not perceive it yet because we remain invisible to your senses and instruments most of the time.

We wish to fill this void at this moment in your history. We made this collective decision on our side, but this is not enough -- we need yours as well.

Through this message you can become the decision-makers. You, personally. We have no human representative on Earth who could guide your decision.


Why aren't we visible?

At certain stages of evolution, cosmic "humanities" discover certain scientific principles regarding matter. Structured dematerialization and materialization are among them.

Your humanity has achieved this in a few laboratories, in close collaboration with other extraterrestrial creatures -- at the cost of hazardous compromises that remain purposely hidden from you by some of your representatives.

In addition to the aerial or space-based objects or phenomena known to your scientific community as physical "UFOs," there are essentially multidimensional manufactured spaceships that possess these expanded capacities.

Many human beings have been in visual, auditory, tactile or psychic contact with such ships -- some of which, it should be noted with caution, are under the influence of hidden powers that govern you, which we often term "the third party."

The relative scarcity of your observations is due to the dematerialized state of these ships. Being unable to perceive them yourselves, you cannot acknowledge their existence. We fully understand this.

When most observations do occur, they are arranged on an individual basis so as to touch the individual soul and not to influence or intrude on any organized social system.

This is deliberate on the part of the various races that surround you, but for a variety of reasons and results. For negative multidimensional beings that play a part in the exercise of power in the shadow of human oligarchy, discretion is motivated by their desire to keep their existence unknown.

For us, discretion has been motivated by the respect of the human free will that people can exercise to manage their own affairs so that they can reach technical and spiritual maturity on their own.

However, humankind's entrance into the family of galactic civilizations is greatly expected.

We can appear in broad daylight to help you attain this union, but we have not done it so far, as too few of you have genuinely desired it because of ignorance, indifference or fear, and because the urgency of the situation did not justify it.

Who are you?

You are the offspring of many traditions that throughout time have been mutually enriched by each others' contributions.

Your goal is to unite, while respecting these diverse roots, to accomplish a common purpose, a united project. The appearances of your cultures help keep you separated because you give them far greater importance than you give your deeper beings.

Shape, or form, has been deemed more important than the essence of your subtle nature. For the powers in control, this emphasis on differences of form constitutes a bulwark against any form of positive change.

Now you are being called on to overcome the identification with form while still respecting it for its richness and beauty. Understanding the consciousness behind form allows us to love all humans in their diversity.

Peace does not mean simply not making war; it consists in becoming what you, collectively, are in reality: a fraternity.

The solutions available to achieve this are decreasing, but one that could still catalyze it would be open contact with another race that would reflect the image of what you are in a deeper reality.

Except for rare occasions, our past interventions intentionally had very little influence on your capacity to make collective and individual decisions about your own future.

This was motivated by our knowledge of your deep psychological mechanisms. We reached the conclusion that freedom is built every day as a being becomes aware of himself and of his environment, getting progressively rid of constraints and inertias, whatever they may be.

However, despite the actions of numerous brave and willing human souls, those inertias have been successfully maintained for the benefit of a growing, centralized power.


What is your situation?

Until recently, mankind lived in satisfactory control of its decisions. But it is losing more and more the control of its own fate, partly because of the growing use of advanced technologies that affect your body as well as your mind and will eventually have irreversibly lethal consequences for earthly and human ecosystems.

Independently of your own will, your resilience will artificially decrease and you will slowly but surely lose your extraordinary capacity to make life desirable. Such plans are on their way.

Should a collective reaction of great magnitude not happen, this individual power is doomed to vanish. The period to come shall be one of rupture.

This break, however, can be a positive break with the past as long as you keep this creative power alive in you, even if it cohabits, for the time being, with the dark intentions of your potential lords.

What now? Should you wait for the last moment to find solutions? Should you anticipate or undergo pain?

Your history has never ceased to be marked by encounters between peoples whose discovery of one another occurred in circumstances of conflict and conquest.

Earth has now become a village where everyone knows everyone else, but still conflicts persist and threats of all kinds get worse in intensity and duration.

Individuals who have many potential capacities cannot exercise them with dignity. This is the case for the greatest majority of you, for reasons that are essentially geopolitical.

There are several billion of you, but the education of your children and your living conditions, as well as the conditions of numerous animals and much plant life are under the thumb of a small number of your political, financial, military and religious representatives.

Your thoughts and beliefs are modeled after partisan interests while at the same time giving you the feeling that you are in total control of your destiny -- which in essence is the reality, but there is a long way between a wish and a fact when the true rules of the game at hand are kept hidden.

This time, you are not the conqueror. Spreading biased information is an effective strategy for manipulating human beings. Inducing thoughts and emotions, or even creating organisms, that do not belong to you is an even older strategy.

A great roller wave is on the horizon. It entails very positive but also very negative potentials. At this time wonderful opportunities of progress stand side by side with threats of destruction.

However, you can only perceive what is being shown to you. The diminishing of many natural resources is inevitable and no long-term collective remediation project has been launched. Ecosystem exhaustion mechanisms have exceeded irreversible limits.

The scarcity of resources whose entry price will rise day after day -- and their unfair distribution -- will bring about fratricidal fights on a large scale, from the hearts of your cities to your countrysides.

This is the reason why, more than ever in your history, your decisions of today will directly and significantly impact your survival tomorrow.

Hatred grows... but so does love. That is what keeps you confident in your ability to find solutions.

However, human behaviors, formed from past habits and trainings, have great inertia that leads to a dead end. The critical mass has not been reached, while the work of sabotage is being carried out cleverly and efficiently.

You entrust your problems to representatives whose awareness of common well being inexorably fades away before corporatist interests.

These putative servants of the people are far more often debating the form than the content. Just at the moment of action, delays accumulate to the point when you have to submit rather than choose.

This inertia is in many ways typical of any civilization. What event could radically modify it? Where could a collective and unifying awareness come from that will stop this blind rushing ahead?

Tribes, populations and human nations have always encountered and interacted with one another. Faced with the threats weighing upon the human family, it is perhaps time that a greater interaction occurred.

There are two ways to establish a cosmic contact with another civilization: via its standing representatives or directly with ordinary individuals.

The first way entails fights of interests, the second way brings awareness. The first way was chosen by a group of races motivated by keeping mankind in slavery, thereby controlling Earth's resources, its gene pool, and the mass of human emotional energy.

The second way was chosen by a group of races allied with the cause of the Spirit of Service. Some years ago we did introduce ourselves to representatives of the human power structure, but they refused our outstretched hand on the basis of interests that were incompatible with their strategic vision.

That is why today individuals are to make this choice by themselves without any representatives interfering. What we proposed in the past to those whom we believed were in a capacity to contribute to your happiness, we propose now -- to you.

Few of you are aware that non-human creatures have been involved in the centralizing of power in your world, and in the subtle taking of control. These creatures do not necessarily stand on your material plane, which is precisely what could make them extremely efficient and frightening in the near future.

However, also be aware that quite a few of your representatives are in fact fighting this danger, that not all alien abductions are conducted to your detriment, and that resistance also exists amongst those dominance-oriented races.

Peace and reunification of your peoples would be a first step toward harmony with civilizations other than yours. That is precisely what those who manipulate you behind the scenes want to avoid at all cost because, by dividing, they reign.

They also reign over those who more visibly govern you. Their strength comes from their capacity to instill mistrust and fear. This considerably harms your very cosmic nature.

This message would be of no interest if these manipulators' influence were not reaching its peak and if their misleading and murderous plans did not materialize within a few years from now.

Their deadlines are close and mankind will undergo unprecedented difficulties for the next ten cycles [years?]. To defend yourselves against this aggression that bears no face, you need at least to have enough information that points to the solution.

Here again, appearance and body type will not be enough to tell the dominator from the ally.

At your current state of psychic development it is extremely difficult for you to distinguish between them. In addition to your intuition, training will be necessary when the time has come. Being aware of the priceless value of free will, we are inviting you to an alternative.

What can we offer?

We can offer you a more holistic vision of the universe and of life, constructive interactions, the experience of fair and fraternal relationships, liberating technical knowledge, eradication of suffering, controlled exercise of individual powers, access to new forms of energy and, finally, a better comprehension of consciousness.

We cannot help you overcome your individual and collective fears, or bring you laws that you would not have chosen. You must also work on your own selves, apply individual and collective efforts to build the world you desire, and manifest the spirit to quest for new skies.

What would we receive?

Should you decide that such a contact take place, we would rejoice over the safeguarding of fraternal equilibrium in this region of the universe, fruitful diplomatic exchanges, and the intense Joy of knowing that you are united to accomplish what you are capable of.

The feeling of Joy is strongly sought in the universe, for its energy is divine. What is the question we ask you?

"DO YOU WISH THAT WE SHOW UP?"

How can you answer this question? The truth of soul can be read telepathically, so you only need to clearly ask yourself this question and give your answer as clearly, on your own or in a group, as you wish.

Being in the heart of a city or in the middle of a desert does not impact the efficiency of your answer. YES or NO.

Just do it as if you were speaking to yourself but thinking about the message. This is a universal question, and these mere few words, put in their context, have a powerful meaning.

This is why you should calmly think about it, in all conscience. In order to perfectly associate your answer with the question, it is recommended that you answer after another careful reading of this message.

Do not rush to answer. Breathe and let all the power of your own free will penetrate you. Be proud of what you are! Then do not let hesitation get in the way.

The everyday problems that you may have can weaken you. To be yourselves, forget about them for a few minutes. Feel the force that springs up in you. You are in control of yourselves!

A single thought, a single answer can drastically change your near future, in one way as in another. Your individual decision of asking in your inner self that we show up on your material plane and in broad daylight is precious and essential to us.

Even though you can choose the way that best suits you, rituals per se are essentially useless. A sincere request made with your heart and your own will, will always be perceived by those of us to whom it is sent. In your own private polling booth of your secret will, you will determine the future.

What is the lever effect?

This decision should be made by the greatest possible number among you, even though it might seem like a minority.

It is recommended to spread this message, in all envisageable fashions, in as many languages as possible, to those around you, whether or not they seem receptive to this new vision of the future. Do it using a humorous tone or derision if that can help you.

You can even openly and publicly make fun of it if it makes you feel more comfortable, but do not be indifferent, for at least you will have exercised your free will. Forget about the false prophets and the beliefs that have been transmitted to you about us.

This request is one of the most intimate that can be asked to you. Making a decision by yourself, as an individual, is your right as well as your responsibility. Passivity only leads to the absence of freedom.

Similarly, indecision is never efficient. If you really want to cling to your beliefs, which is something that we understand, then forcefully say NO.

If you do not know what to choose, do not say YES because of mere curiosity. This is not a show, this is real daily life. We exist. We are alive.

Your history has had plenty of episodes when determined men and women were able to influence the thread of events despite their small number.

Just as a small number is enough to take temporal power on Earth and influence the future of the majority, a small number of you can radically change your fate as an answer to the impotence in face of so much inertia and so many hurdles. You can ease mankind's birth to Brotherhood.


One of your thinkers once said:

"Give me a hand-hold and I'll raise the Earth."

Spreading this message will then be the strengthening of the hand-hold. We will be the light-years long lever and you will be the craftsmen to "raise the Earth" as a consequence of our appearance.

What would be the consequences of a positive decision?

For us, the immediate consequence of a collective favorable decision would be the materialization of many ships, in your sky and on Earth.

For you, the direct effect would be the rapid abandoning of many certitudes and beliefs. A simple conclusive visual contact would have huge repercussions for your future.

Much knowledge would be modified forever. The organization of your societies would be deeply upheaved forever, in all fields of activity.

Power would become individual because you would see for yourself that we exist as living beings, not accepting or rejecting that fact on the word of any external authority. Concretely, you would change the scale of your values.

The most important thing for us is that humankind would form a single family before this "unknown" we would represent!

Danger would slowly melt away from your homes because you would indirectly force the undesirable ones, those we name the "third party," to show up and vanish. You would all bear the same name and share the same roots: Mankind.

Later on, peaceful and respectful exchanges would be thus possible if such is your wish. For now, he who is hungry cannot smile, he who is fearful cannot welcome us.

We are sad to see men, women and children suffering to such a degree in their flesh and in their hearts when they bear such an inner light. This light can be your future.

Our relationships could develop in stages. Several stages of several years or decades would occur: demonstrative appearance of our ships, physical appearance beside human beings, collaboration in your technical and spiritual evolution, discovery of parts of the galaxy.

At every stage new choices would be offered to you. You would then decide by yourself to enter new stages if you think it necessary to your external and inner well-being. No interference would be decided upon unilaterally. We would leave as soon as you would collectively wish that we do.

Depending upon the speed to spread the message across the world, several weeks, or even several months will be necessary before our "great appearance," if such is the decision made by the majority of those who will have used their capacity to choose, and if this message receives the necessary support.

The main difference between your daily prayers to entities of a strictly spiritual nature and your current decision is extremely simple: we are technically equipped to materialize.


Why such a historical dilemma?

We know that "foreigners" are considered as enemies as long as they embody the "unknown." In a first stage, the emotion that our appearance will generate will strengthen your relationships on a worldwide scale.

How could you know whether our arrival is the consequence of your collective choice? For the simple reason that we would have otherwise shown up long ago at your level of existence. If we are not there yet, it is because you have not made such a decision explicitly.

Some among you might think that we would make you believe in a deliberate choice of yours so as to justify our arrival, though this would not be true. If that were the case, what interest would we have in openly giving you access to these opportunities for the benefit of the greatest number of you?

How could you be certain that this is not yet another subtle maneuver of the "third party" to better enslave you? Because one always more efficiently fights something that is identified than what is kept hidden.

Isn't the terrorism that corrodes you a blatant example? Whatever, you are the sole judge in your own heart and soul. Whatever your choice, it would be respectable and respected.

In the absence of human representatives who could potentially seduce into error you ignore everything about us as well as from about those who manipulate you without your consent.

[There seems to be some text missing in the translation here.]

In your current situation, the precautionary principle that consists in not trying to discover us no longer prevails. You are already in the Pandora's box that the "third party" has created around you. Whatever your decision may be, you will have to get out of it.

In the face of such a dilemma, one ignorance against another, you need to ask your intuition. Do you want to see us with your own eyes, or simply believe what your "authorities" say? That is the real question! After thousands of years, one day this choice was going to be inevitable: choosing between two unknowns.

Why spread such a message among yourselves?

Translate and spread this message widely. This action will affect your future in an irreversible and historical way at the scale of millennia. Otherwise, it will postpone a new opportunity to choose until several years later -- at least one generation, if that generation can survive.

Not choosing stands for undergoing other people's choice. Not informing others stands for running the risk of obtaining a result that is contrary to one's expectations. Remaining indifferent means giving up one's free will.

It is all about your future. It is all about your evolution. It is possible that this invitation will not receive your collective assent and will be disregarded. Nevertheless no individual desire goes unheeded in the universe.

Imagine our arrival tomorrow. Thousands of ships. A unique cultural shock in today's mankind's history. It will then be too late to regret not making a choice and spreading the message because this discovery will be irreversible.

We do insist that you do not rush into it, but do think about it... And decide. The big media will not necessarily be interested in spreading this message. It is therefore your task, as an anonymous yet an extraordinary thinking and loving being, to transmit it.

You are still the architects of your own fate…"

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'From 4 October 1987, Osho is seriously ill and nearly dies. On 6 November resuming discourses, Osho discloses that his doctors believe he was poisoned while in the custody of the United States government:
"My beloved ones,
I have been away from you much too long. It has been a very painful absence for me. For seven weeks continuously I have been only filled with your love, your patience, your thirst, your longing.
These days were remarkable in many ways. Seven weeks before, I was infected in the ear. It was a simple thing; according to the best expert available here, Dr. Jog, it cures in four days at the most—but it continued for seven weeks. He has never come across such a case in his life. He could not believe it, because no medicine was working. He tried all kinds of medicines, all kinds of ointments. Finally he had to do an operation, but then the wound of the operation was not healing. Doctor Devageet thought perhaps it was something to do with my teeth—he is my dental surgeon—but nothing was found.
My personal physician, Dr. Amrito, immediately informed all sannyasin doctors around the world and asked them to contact the best experts about poisoning, because his own analysis was that unless I have been poisoned there is no possibility to explain why my body has lost all resistance.
And as this idea became stronger in his mind, step by step he started searching into the matter and he found all the symptoms that can happen only if some kind of poison has been given to me.
I myself had been suspicious about it, but I have never mentioned the fact to anybody. The day I was arrested in America for no valid or even invalid reason, they refused to bail me out—although the United States attorney argued for three days and concluded in the end by saying, "I have not been able to prove anything against him, but neither has the other party been able to prove anything."
It was hilarious, because the innocent cannot prove his innocence by any means, and no law in the whole world requires that an innocent person should prove his innocence. The burden was on the government of America, which had arrested me, to prove the reason for my arrest….
Now, Dr. Amrito feels I was poisoned. Perhaps they poisoned me in all the six jails; that was the purpose of not giving me bail and that was the purpose in taking twelve days to complete a journey of six hours. A slow poisoning which will not kill me immediately, but in the long run it will make me weak—and it has made me weak.
Since those twelve days in the American prisons, all sleep has disappeared. Many things started to happen in the body which were not happening before: disappearance of all appetite, food seeming to be absolutely without taste, a churning feeling in the stomach, nausea, a desire to vomit…no feeling of thirst, but a tremendous sense as if one is uprooted.
Something in the nervous system also seems to have been affected. At times there has been a sensation of tingling all over the body which was very strong—particularly in both my hands—and a twitching of the eyelids.
The day I entered the jail I was one hundred and fifty pounds; today I am only one hundred and thirty pounds. My food is the same, but I have been losing weight for no reason at all. And a subtle weakness…And just three months ago, the bone in my right hand started hurting tremendously.
These are all symptoms of certain poisons. My hair has fallen, my eyesight has become weaker, my beard has become as white as my father's beard was when he was seventy-five. They have taken away almost twenty years of my life.
Dr. Amrito immediately informed all the doctors who are my sannyasins to approach all the best poison experts in the world. And one of the doctors, Dr. Dhyan Yogi, immediately took my blood samples, urine samples, samples of my hair, and went to England, to Germany, to the best experts. The European experts suggest that after two years there is no poison which can be detected in the body, but all the symptoms show that a certain poison has been given.
No resistance against disease, falling weight without any reason, hair becoming white before its time, hair falling out without any reason, tingling sensations in the extremities, loss of appetite, tastelessness, nausea, the bone pain in my right hand…One of the experts, a doctor from Germany had come twice to check my bone; he could not figure out what kind of disease it is—because there is no disease. The expert here—Dr. Hardikar, a man who loves me—has been here continuously watching for three months and has not been able to figure out why this pain should be there.
The European experts in England and Germany have suggested a name of a certain poison, thallium. It is a poison of a family of poisons of heavy metals. It disappears from the body in eight weeks' time, but leaves its effects and destroys the body's resistance against diseases. And all the symptoms that I have told you are part of thallium poisoning.
The American experts have suggested a different poison which they think has been used by governments against rebellious individuals. The name of the poison is synthetic heroin. It is one thousand times more dangerous than ordinary heroin. All the symptoms are the same as with thallium, but the poison is more dangerous and after two years there is no possibility to find any trace of it in the body.
The Japanese experts, who have been working in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on atomic radioactivity, have suggested that these symptoms can also be created in a more sophisticated way by radioactive exposure—either while I was asleep, or food can be exposed to radioactivity and there is no way to find any trace of it.
One of the scientists who is immensely interested in me is coming within a week or two. He has been working for twenty years only on radioactivity. His suggestion is that the Americans, the bureaucracy in America, must have used the most sophisticated poisoning which leaves no trace.
Dr. Amrito's own research…and he is a genius as far as medical science is concerned. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Physicians in England, and he is a rare individual in the sense that he is the youngest man ever accepted by the Royal Society of Physicians as a member. He has all the highest qualifications. His own research is about a fourth, very uncommonly used poison. The name of the poison is fluorocarbon. This poison disappears immediately. Even within minutes, you cannot find any trace in the blood, in the urine, but all these symptoms indicate towards it.
It does not matter which poison has been given to me, but it is certain that I have been poisoned by Ronald Reagan's American government.
There is other circumstantial evidence for it….*
It is absolutely certain that I had been poisoned, and these seven weeks I have been in an immense struggle.
I don't have any reason to live in the world. I have experienced, I have realized the very essence of eternal life, but something else forces me to linger on a little more on this shore before leaving for the further shore beyond.
It is you, it is your love.
It is your eyes, it is your hearts.
And when I say `you' I don't mean only those who are present here; I also mean all those who are spread all over the earth—my people.
I would like these small sprouts to become trees. I would like to see the spring come to you all, the flowering of your ultimate being, the blissfulness and the ecstasy of enlightenment, the taste of the beyond.
These seven weeks you were not aware…you were simply thinking I was sick. Doctor Premda, my eye surgeon, had immediately rushed from Germany with the recentmost medications, but nothing helped against the poisons except my meditations—the only medicine that can transcend all that belongs to matter.
These seven weeks I have been lying in darkness almost the whole day and night, silently witnessing the body and keeping my consciousness unshadowed by anything.
I was struggling with death.
It was a fight between death and your love.
And you should celebrate that your love has been victorious.
This time Jesus has been crucified in America by Christians themselves.
The story is repeated again. I was crucified—this time in America…and these seven weeks I have been struggling against the poison.
And I am happy to declare to you that the crucifixion is over and I am resurrected.
It is symbolic that Jesus is crucified this time in America and is resurrected in India. It is symbolic in many dimensions. It is the victory of love over hate. It is the victory of life over death. It is the victory of East over West. It is the victory of truth over criminals like Ronald Reagan. It is the victory of consciousness over body.
These seven weeks I have been only thinking of you.
It would have been immensely painful for me to leave you in this beautiful state when you have started growing upwards.
My garden is still a nursery.
I would leave the body rejoicingly the day I see you all have blossomed and you have released your fragrance and you have attained your destiny. The day I see the great pilgrimage—from here to here, from crucifixion to resurrection—is over for you all then I can go with a dancing heart and melt into the universal consciousness.
And I will be waiting there for you still.
It is certainly of tremendous importance that even after twenty centuries a man like Jesus will be crucified by Christians themselves. It was a conspiracy of the fundamentalist Christians of America and Ronald Reagan.
Perhaps civilization is still an idea—it has not happened in reality.
I would like my people to transform themselves and through them I would like to bring authentic civilization and humanity to this beautiful planet.
There is only one religion, and that is the religion of love.
There is only one God, and that is the God of celebration, of life, of rejoicing.
This whole earth is one and the whole humanity is one. We are parts of each other.
I have no complaint against those who have poisoned me. I can forgive them easily. They certainly do not know what they go on doing.
It is said that history repeats itself. It is not history that repeats itself; it is the unconsciousness of man, the blindness of man that repeats itself. The day man will be conscious, alert and aware, there will not be any repetition anymore. Socrates will not be poisoned, Jesus will not be crucified, Al-Hillaj Mansoor will not be murdered and butchered. And these are our best flowers, they are our highest peaks. They are our destinies, they are our future. They are our intrinsic potential which has become actual.
I am sure you will not have any anger in your hearts or any hatred for anyone, but just an understanding and a loving forgiveness.
That is the only authentic prayer. And only this kind of prayerfulness can raise humanity to higher levels of consciousness.
I have absolute inner certainty: they may have been able to poison my body, my nervous system, but they cannot destroy my consciousness, they cannot poison my being. And it was good that they have given me a chance to see myself beyond my body, beyond my mind.
These seven weeks have been a fire test. Without your knowing you have always, each moment of these seven weeks, been a tremendous help to me. Without your love it would not have been possible for me to overcome the poison, because without your love there would be no need for me even to struggle. I am fulfilled and absolutely contented; I have arrived home. But I see you are stumbling, groping, and it will be very heartless and uncompassionate for me to leave you in this situation. I would like in all your lives a sunrise, the birds singing and the flowers opening. Other than that, I don't have any reason to be here at all.
Remember it: I am here for you.
That remembrance will help you not to go astray. That remembrance will help you to be aware of the uncivilized world in which we are living, in this madhouse that we call humanity. It will go on reminding you that we have to give birth to a new man and to a new humanity.
This is the tremendous challenge. Those who have guts and intelligence and a desire and a longing to touch the farthest stars…only those very few people have been able to understand me, have been able to become my fellow travelers. I don't have any followers—I have only lovers and friends and fellow travelers.
I would like you all to reach to the same beatitude, to the same blissfulness, to the same ecstasy that has become my very heartbeat. It is also the heartbeat of the whole universe."


Свами Вишнудевананда Гири

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ПРОЯСНЕНИЕ АБСОЛЮТНОЙ И ОТНОСИТЕЛЬНОЙ ИСТИНЫ

В духовной жизни есть воззрение, а есть поведение. Есть абсолютная истина и есть относительная истина. Надо понять эти две истины, разобраться в них.

Надо понять чем они отличаются, как жить в относительной истине, не утрачивая абсолютного, как пребывать в абсолютном, не теряясь в относительном.

Абсолютная истина – это сердце Дхармы.

Но девяносто девять процентов нашей жизни – в относительной истине. Когда мы переоцениваем относительную истину, говорят, что мы придерживаемся ложных этерналистских взглядов. Когда мы переоцениваем абсолютную истину, говорят, что мы нигилисты.

Надо понять, что значит этернализм, что значит нигилизм, и как держаться срединных взглядов, не впадая в крайние взгляды.

От нашего понимания зависят наши следующие жизни, потому что, если мы будем придерживаться крайних взглядов, вы можем делать ошибки. Эти ошибки приведут к неправильным рождениям, к неправильным действиям.

Этерналистский взгляд – это думать: все само по себе существует, все не зависит от меня.
Нигилистический взгляд – это значит думать: ничто не реально, ничего не существует, закон кармы не существует, все иллюзия.

И то и другое я бы назвал «детской болезнью». Детская болезнь этернализма, детская болезнь нигилизма.
Святые, сиддхи, джняни свободны от детских болезней. Детские болезни присущи детскому сознанию.
Духовные дети болеют детскими духовными болезнями.

Например, есть детские болезни – коклюш, ветрянка, диатез.
Взрослые не болеют такими болезнями, только дети. Их разум еще не стабилен, их энергия нестабильна, их ум еще не нашел нужную точку. Это все детские болезни.

Все, кто начал изучать Учение, как правило, подвержены детским болезням. До взрослых болезнейц духа еще нужно дорасти.

Допустим, есть болезни другого возраста, ревматоидный артрит, склероз, подагра.
Но начинающие практикующие не дошли до тонких вещей, они самыми элементарными болеют, самые простые ошибки делают. Наша задача – не болеть никакими болезнями, а выздоравливать и не заболевать.

Гуру на своих лекциях и инициациях проводит профилактику от духовных болезней постоянно. Профилактика – это понимание, изучение Учения. Никто не должен думать, что застрахован, что все знает, даже если он сдал экзамен на третью ступень.

Духовная жизнь сложна, тонка. Сараха не зря говорил: «Те, кто захвачены внешней реальностью, подобны корове, а те, кто захвачены нигилистической пустотой, и того хуже». Так он критиковал крайние взгляды: этернализм и нигилизм.

Этернализм никогда не даст вам почувствовать истину "Брахман Сат Джагад Митхья", никогда не отделит вас от реальности.
Вы никогда не отойдете от ума, вы все время будете "на уме", все время в двойственности, вы будете придавать значение разным глупостям, видениям, духам, кто о вас что сказал, выяснять отношения.

Для вас Бог будет каким-то символом, чем-то умственным, сконструированным, всегда будет какой-то иконой, каким-то стариком на небесах, каким-то космическим шпионом, который следит за вами.

Вы никогда не вырветесь из детского понимания.
Религия всегда для вас будет детством духа.
Это этернализм, это бег по кругу всегда.
Это только внешние пути, внешние методы.

Ритуальная практика не обязательно этернализм, можно делать ритуалы в глубоком состоянии понимания.
Но, в общем, это все внешнее.

Этернализмом болеют обычные люди, приходящие в религию.
Все религиозные конфликты, религиозные войны, споры – все это этернализм, детская болезнь.

Нигилизм – это более продвинуто, но и более опасно.
Это продвинутость тех, кто чуть-чуть приобрел опыт понимания недвойственности, пустоты, природы Ума.
И возникает сильный переворот в сознании, который заставляет ум шарахаться в другую сторону.

"Все было неправильным, это все не так, этого не существует, есть только пустота.
Меня обманывали, все иллюзия, нет ни кармы, ничего."-так думает нигилист.

Это подобно тому, как если бы человек неправильно питался долгое время и у него заболел желудок, ему прописали диету, и он решил долгое время голодать, вылечился и затем начинает говорить, что никогда не будет есть.

Нигилизм – это страх двойственности, страх ввязаться в сансару, панический страх, паранойя.
Это отрицание, отрицание всего, боязнь методов, боязнь связей, боязнь отношений, боязнь энергии, боязнь интеграции, боязнь концепций, боязнь веры,прибежища, боязнь самайи, боязнь иерархии, боязнь любой энергии.
"Потому что это все относительное, это сансара, это свяжет меня, это закабалит меня, это снова введет меня в двойственность, это заберет мою осознанность"-так нигилист думает.

Это своего рода паранойя, которой страдают те, кто могут чуть-чуть испытать пустоту.
Возникает сильнейший захват пустотой и отрицание формы.
Но этим надо переболеть и идти дальше.
Равновесие, равновесие, понимание игры, как не ввязываться и быть в пустоте, оперировать концепциями, оперировать условиями, оперировать обстоятельствами.

Это один из наших обетов и самайных обязательств: не придерживаться крайних взглядов, ни этернализма, ни нигилизма.

Это позволит нам играть, быть за пределами кармы, освобождаться, проявлять различные силы, но не обуславливаться ими.
Проявлять любые методы, но не терять присутствия недвойственности.

Иногда, когда говорится о методе, человек с нигилистическими тенденциями начинает говорить:
«Это же все иллюзия, это же все пустота».
И возникает такой диалог между ним и Гуру.
- Хорошо, это все иллюзия, это все пустота, ничего не существует. Мы согласны.

Потом он начинает говорить: «А что мне с этим делать? У меня дисбаланс ветра».

- Да это все иллюзия, просто расслабься, не беспокойся.

«Это же тело, надо же о теле заботиться, это же здоровье, это же энергия».

- Это все иллюзия, пустота. Ни энергии, ни тела, ни жизни, ни смерти, расслабься, не переживай, все нормально, все есть Брахман.

«А что же делать, а что практиковать?»

- Ничего не надо, никакой практики, ни тебя нет, ни меня нет.

«Нет? Но надо же что-то делать».

-Я же с самого начала говорил тебе о методе, ты же сказал, что все иллюзия и ничего не существует, зачем тогда дальше разговаривать.
-Ты согласен, я согласен, ты понимаешь, я понимаю. О чем разговор, иди себе гуляй, делай служение, готовь прасад, наслаждайся. Мы понимаем одну и ту же вещь.

Нельзя быть духовными детьми.
Но есть игры, которые вам помогут, а есть игры, которые вам не помогут. Несмотря на то, что все есть пустота, мы живем в относительном мире.

В относительном мире – это мир шакти, мир энергии, мир майи, мир Дурги.
Майя – это не только иллюзия, это сила, энергия.

А в мире энергии всегда есть игра, есть тот, кто выше, тот, кто ниже, кто сильнее, кто слабее.
Для силы не важно что ты думаешь, важно кто ты есть.

Не важно, что ты думаешь, Брахман – это или не Брахман. Либо у тебя есть шакти, либо ее нет.
Мы все живем в мире шакти.

Каждое сознание обладает определенным потенциалом самоосвобождения, потенциалом пустоты. У некоторых он начальный, у некоторых сильный, у некоторых слабый.

Каждая ситуация, каждый предмет в этом мире, каждая мысль обладает определенным магическим весом. Если у тебя магический вес твоего сознания, сила самоосвобождения тысяча, то если условно говоря чья-то сбивающая мысль имеет триста единиц, пятьсот, восемьсот, ты можешь освободить, а если это полторы тысячи, ты уже не можешь, его сила больше, чем твоя. Это мы называем «духовная сила», атма-шакти.

Метод дарует вашему присутствию, вашей пустоте духовную силу. В этом смысл метода.

Метод никогда не дарует вам мудрости, никогда не дарует вам джняны, потому что ничто не может даровать мудрость. Невозможно даровать джняну, она всегда вам присуща.

Это не то, что даруется, это то, что открывается, присутствует.

Вся жизнь садху – это непрерывное прояснение относительного и абсолютного в жизни, непрерывное понимание двух истин.

Как жить с ними, как им следовать, как применять их?
Эти две истины отражают вселенские, космические законы, Шива и Шакти, проявленный и непроявленный Брахман.
Невозможно от них уйти. Можно всегда понимать их, жить с ними всегда.

Используя метод, используя концепции, применяя Прибежище, практикуя вообще что-либо, мы учимся использовать их как игру, находиться в недвойственности, в присутствии осознанности.
Когда мы используем метод, у нас не должно быть мыслей: «Я использую метод». Когда мы оперируем концепциями, у нас не должно быть никаких концептуальных отождествлений.

Находясь в воззрении, мы можем делать все, что угодно, но мы не должны иметь понятий: «Я делаю это. Это – то, или это реально».

Метод подобен инструменту, отмычке или ключу, который отпирает дверь. А когда вы отпираете дверь, вы обнаруживаете пространство бесконечного света.

Это мудрость. Мудрость выражается абсолютным взглядом, воззрением, метод выражается в упайе, методе, поведении, относительном взгляде.

Тот, кто обладает мудростью, знает, как практиковать и то, и другое.

Когда мы говорим о методе, мы не должны касаться абсолютной истины.
Мы должны понимать, что абсолютная истина не запятнана, вне двойственности, вне определений. Мы должны сразу же находиться в этом состоянии, и находясь в нем, разговаривать о методе, в качестве игры. Не зарождая понятия метод, не зарождая понятия «я». Это подобно тому, как если мы говорим о ремонте автомобиля.
Говоря о ремонте автомобиля, мы по умолчанию подразумеваем, что автомобиль есть Брахман, что он иллюзорен, что он в основе своей пустотен, что он есть проявление нашего сознания.

Это по умолчанию. Здесь нечего обсуждать. Но когда мы собрались ремонтировать автомобиль, стоят конкретные вопросы, сколько это будет стоить, куда надо ехать, какие детали надо покупать.
Человек, путающий воззрение и поведение, напоминает человека, который, когда вы обсуждаете ремонт автомобиля, говорит: «Это же все иллюзия». Или: «Он же пустотен, это же Брахман».

Вы не сможете ехать на Брахмане, в этом мире ездят на автомобилях.
Если вы собрались ехать на автомобиле, иллюзия он или нет?
Вам придется на нем ехать, вам придется заботиться о его ремонте, независимо от того, что в воззрении вы о нем думаете.

Если вы можете его отремонтировать силой воззрения, очень хорошо, войдите глубоко в присутствие, объедините его с муладхара-чакрой, съинтегрируйтесь – все детали выправятся сами, краска новая появится. Тогда вы будете махапурна-аватаром.

Мы не будем тогда разговаривать. Но если нет, вам просто надо разделять эти две вещи.
Мое благопожелание таково, чтобы вы стремились понять соотношение двух истин, воззрения и поведения, относительного и абсолютного.

Чтобы вы их не путали, чтобы вы умело пребывали в абсолютном видении, не отвлекаясь, и чтобы вся ваша жизнь стала одним воззрением. Но пребывая в этом воззрении, вы умело оперировали относительным, не впадая в нигилизм.

Сначала ум должен быть очищен от всех концепций, от всех представлений, определений, до пустоты. В нем много мусора, идеологий, теорий, логических схем, привязанности к мышлению – все это надо очистить до чистого, пустого, прозрачного состояния.

А затем из него, поняв свои обстоятельства, использовать то, что нужно. Поэтому говорят, что мы нисходим с помощью воззрения, восходим с помощью поведения.

Считается, если мы в ашраме Адвайта, по умолчанию мы уже помним: «Ахам Брахмасми, Ахам Брахмасми». Это стало непрерывной манасика-джапой.

Присутствие. Непрерывно: " Сарвам Эва Брахман", "Брахман Сат Джагад- Митхья". По умолчанию, даже без разговоров, всем известная истина, которую вы помните двадцать четыре часа в сутки, не забывая, каждую секунду. Берете микрофон, помните – это иллюзия, Ахам Брахмасми.

Поворачиваетесь, делаете подношение, помните – Ахам Брахмасми, Брахман Сат Джагад- Митхья", Сарвам Эва Брахман.

Это даже не обсуждается. Вы же не говорите: «Мы дышим воздухом. Забыл?», или когда к вам кто-либо приходит, вы говорите: «Я человек». В монастыре Адвайты это ясно по определению.

Вы сюда пришли, значит это должно стать вашей жизнью, вашим дыханием, красной нитью, проходящей через всю вашу судьбу, само собой разумеющимся.

Обсуждаются рабочие моменты, только детали. Это уже нельзя обсуждать. Как это можно обсуждать? Все, что вы будете обсуждать, это тоже будет иллюзия, двойственность. Этим надо жить, пребывать, дышать, это в вашей крови должно течь, в ваших легких.

В этом надо быть, просто надо научиться быть в этом. Куда поместить сознание. Надо получить передачу, разъяснение и держаться этого, нон-стоп, двадцать четыре часа в сутки. А когда мы держимся этого, мы уже обсуждаем, какой прасад приготовить, какое дерево посадить. Методы из этой же области обсуждения. Какой метод применить.


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Kalabhyam choodalankrutha sasi kalabhyam nija thapa
Phalabhyam bhaktheshu prakatitha phalabhyam bhavathu me
Shivabham sthoka thri bhuvana shivabhyam hridhi punar
Bhavaabhyam ananda sphura dhanubhavabhyam natheeriyam

Let my salutations be dedicated,
To those who are dedicated to art,
To them who wear the moon in their head,
To them who are the personification of mutual penance,
To them who teach devotees about the results of penance,
To them who grant only good to the three worlds,
To them whose every memory becomes newer and newer,
To them who are supremely happy due to their great knowledge,
And to the result of mystic union of Shiva and Shakthi.

Galanthi shambho twacharitha saritha khilbhisharajo
Dganthi dho kulya saranishu pathanthi vijayatham
Dhisanthi samsara bhramana parthapopa samanam,
Vasanthi machedho hrid bhavathi Shivananda Lahari.

Oh Lord Shambhu who grants us happiness,
Let these waves of ecstasy Of Lord Shiva,
Flowing from the holy history of yours,
Calming the dusts of sin for ever,
Rushing from the canals of wisdom,
Falling in to the whirl pool of life,
Dousing the fires of sorrow,
Living in my heart as senses,
Be always victorious.

Waves of the bliss of Shiva.

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You have not acknowledged your Presence.
You made your well feel dry, and you rely now on logic and rationality,
which are limited forces within you.
You must own your Self, love your Self, because by loving your Self,
your power returns and you find your well is no longer dry.
When this power is revived in you again,
all powers you need come spontaneously into play again.

There is a bush found in the desert.
They call it a desert rose.
It is dry just like tumbleweed,
but if you spray water on it and put it into a moist place,
it becomes the most beautiful flower.
Your Heart can seem dry, but it is never dead.
It is only dry when you turn your attention
towards your mind and your person.
That is the quickest way to dry up.
And when you become dry like that,
you don't attract the beautiful things of this world.

Quickly you must find God, but you must also proof your worth.
You always have this power, but you must honour it.
It never left you; it is you who seem to leave it,
even though it cannot leave you, for you are One wholeness.
You, the 'person', are trying to work things out with your own mind,
but the personal mind is totally inadequate to perceive the things of heaven.
It is just not enough, always falling short.
What I am pointing to now is never too late to see,
but you must turn to your Heart again.
You must turn and cry and moisten your Heart again
so that the Lord's flower opens inside you.
Too much thinking. Too much person.
Your well, which is the spring of life, seems to have dried but it is not dead.
But it seems difficult to bring things across to you.
It is as though you are ignoring me.
Jesus said to some of the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees,
the religious authorities of the day: 'You sieve out a flea, yet you swallow a camel,' meaning that you pay attention to tiny, stupid things, but the big things you miss altogether.

The big thing is You.
You are missing from You.
You are the main thing missing from your life.
You think other things are missing but it is You that is missing.
Don't avoid your Self.
The whole word suffers because we avoid our Self.

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All the problems on the planet can essentially be reduced to one thing: misaligned human beings, misaligned with all there Is.

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Every minute is eternity because eternity can be experienced in that minute. Every day and minute and hour is a window through which you may see eternity. Life is brief, yet it is unending. The soul is everlasting, but out of the short season of this life you should reap the most you can of immortality.

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The Prajñaparamita Mantra famously concludes the shorter version of the Heart Sutra (Prajnaparamita Hridaya).

Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva,
when pursuing the deep prajñaparamita,
recognized the five skandhas as completely empty
and passed beyond all vexations and distress.

Shariputra, appearances are not different from emptiness,
emptiness is not different to appearances.
Appearances are emptiness,
emptiness is an appearance.

Impressions, thoughts, associations
and knowing too, are also like this.
Shariputra, all dharmas are empty of appearances,
are not created, are not extinguished,
are not defiled, are not pure;
do not increase, do not decrease.

For this reason, amidst emptiness there are no appearances,
nor are there any impressions, thoughts, associations and knowing,
There is no eye, ear, nose, tongue, touch, ideas.
There are no colors, sounds, smells,
tastes and touch dharmas.
There is no eye-element up to no imagining nor knowledge element.
Neither is any non-understanding,
nor is there any end to non-understanding up to no old-age and death.
Neither is there any end to old-age and death.
There is no suffering, cause, extinction or path.
There is no knowledge nor anything to find.

Because there isn’t anything to find,
the bodhisattva is free because of relying upon prajñaparamita:
a heart without any obstruction.

Because there are no obstructions, there is no fear.
Abandoning, overturning dreams and concepts,
finally reaches nirvana.

Because all the Buddhas of the three times have relied upon prajñaparamita, they have found anuttarasamyaksambodhi.

For this reason, know prajñaparamita is the great spiritual mantra.
The great understanding mantra.
The supreme mantra.
The unequaled mantra, able to cut through all vexation
because in reality there is no emptiness.

Speak the prajñaparamita mantra, speak the mantra’s words:

gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha.

(Chinese to English translation, by Willam J. Giddings, 2003)

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' Abhidharmakosha '

When objects are destroyed or mentally dissected,
There is nothing left of them for mind to recognize.
Such things are relative, like water
Or like vessels. All else is ultimate.

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' Mulamadhyamaka-karika '

What is called "existence" is but clinging to things'
permanence;
And "nonexistence" is the view of nothingness.
And thus the wise and learned do not rest
In either "This thing is" or "It is not."

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I say my prayers on beads of love, strung together with everlasting threads of devotion. I hold to no single Name—God, Spirit, Brahma, Allah, Heavenly Father, Divine Mother, for All are Thine.
I invoke Thee sometimes as Christ, Krishna, Shankaracharya, Mohammed, Buddha, Moses and other prophets; for I know Thou hast delighted, and will ever delight, in revealing Thyself in different forms.
In Thy cosmic play on the stage of centuries, in Thy myriad appearances, Thou didst take many Names; but Thou hast only one nature: Perennial Joy.

From ' Whispers From Eternity '

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When we become filled with the joy of making others happy by giving them God-peace, then we shall know that God is expressing Himself through us.

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Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

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The more exclusive you make yourself in thought and emotion, the more excluded from life you become.

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Abhinavagupta

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“The God, whose nature is a free consciousness, whose characteristic is the supreme light, due to his own intrinsic nature and as a result of his enjoyment of the sport of concealing his own nature, becomes the atomic, finite self, of which there are many. He himself, as a result of his own freedom, binds himself here by means of actions whose nature are composed of imaginary differentiations. Such is the power of the God’s freedom that, even though he has become the finite self, he once more truly attains his own true form in all its purity.”

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