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'I think My message today is loud and clear: Let’s go back to the Source! Let’s open the original books, the original scriptures, original literatures, follow only that, live only that, that’s all is My message on this International Yoga Day. I request and recommend all My disciples and followers, go back to the original source, Yogic literatures, Vedic literatures, as I was telling, don’t bother about the controversies, let us not waste our time in trying to answer, pass opinions, it’s waste of time. Neither I am a politician who is supposed to convince anyone, nor you are practicing Yoga for the sake of some reason of convincing somebody or the way somebody is convinced.'

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Mind is not a dustbin to keep anger, hatred and jealousy.
But a treasure box to keep love, happiness and sweet memories.

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An ignorant man who has never attained any of the states of Yoga in his whole life is carried by the current of his reincarnation to wander in a hundred births until he happens, by some chance or other, to get some glimpse of spiritual light in any of his births.

Or it may be that he happens to associate with holy men and becomes dissatisfied with the world. The renunciation which springs thereby becomes the ground for one of the stages of his Yoga.

By this means, the man is saved from this miserable world, because it is the united voice of all the scriptures that an embodied being is released from death as soon as he has passed through any one stage of Yoga.

- Chapter 126

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Truth of life cannot be " NO ", neither can it be the ultimatel goal. Because creation does not exist in "NO" but exists in "YES". Because the flow of the life is in "YES". To live with "YES" (Sanyasa) means that one is ready to dissolve into the existence, that the dew drop is ready to drop into the ocean. But the moment the dew drop drops into the ocean, it also becomes the ocean.

Go beyond "NO" try to reach to the ultimate "YES"

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One birth is given by your parents
Another birth you have to manage by yourself.
The first birth is going to end up in death
The second birth is the beginning of ETERNITY - no death - no end - no beginning

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Drop everything that has come from outside,
Throw it out -
Suddenly you will find your mind is giving way into no-mind.
You have only to drop the rubbish.
Your body is only a temple.
Your subjectivity - is a silent , peaceful, just an empty space - is the very source you have come from and is the very goal - are going towards.
When the source and the goal meet, you are enlightened - the whole circle, the whole piligrimage is complete.

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Remember that only individuals have ever become enlightened.

Others have become a part of a crowd as a Hindu, as a Christian, as a Muslim. Crowds never become enlightened. Only individuals - only those people who have guts and courage to be alone - are capable of stopping the movement of the mind and can settle into their inner innocence.

The deeper you go within yourself the purer the sources of consciousness that you will find.

When you reach to the very centre of your being, you have reached to the center of the Universe. Then blossoms wisdom, you become a sage - a Realised one.

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Know, that the conclusion which is arrived at in all works on spiritual philosophy is the negation of everything except the entity of the Supreme Soul.

There is no principle of ignorance or delusion which is a secondary agent under one quiescent Brahman, who is ever without a second.

- Chapter 125

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The essence of the mind is only for one's misery, as the absence of mind is highest joy.

Remain as cold as a stone at the sight of anything that is delightful or disgusting to you. Like this, learn to subdue everything in the world under your control.

The objective is neither for our pleasure or pain, nor is it the intermediate state of the two. Therefore it is by diligent attention to the subjective that we can attain the end of all our misery.

- Chapter 125

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Whether a man leaves his body in a holy place or in the house of a low savage, or whether one dies at this moment or many years afterwards, he is released from his bondage to life as soon as he knows the soul and gets rid of his desires.

The error of egoism is the cause of his bondage and its eradication through knowledge is the means of his liberation.

- Chapter 122

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When the silent soul forms an effort in itself, then there arises the power of its versatile desires, like the force of the fluctuating winds rising from the bosom of quiet air. Then from the silent soul arises the willful mind as a distinct and independent thing of itself. It thinks in itself as the undivided and Universal Mind of the mundane world. Whatever the mind wills to do in this world, the same comes to take place immediately, agreeably to the type formed in its will.

This mind passes under various names such as the living principle, understanding, egoism, and the heart.

It forms and sustains the world at its own will. It extends itself to infinity and shows itself in the endless diversity of objects which fill its ample space.

The whole scenery of the universe is nothing other than a display of the Eternal and Infinite Mind. it is neither a positive reality nor a negative unreality of itself, but appears to our view like the visionary appearance in a dream.

- Chapter 114

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All possible and impossible renunciation depends upon renunciation of the mind.

The man who is subject to his mind is always subject to cares, both when he is attentive to his duties or negligent of them, or whether he rules his kingdom or flies from it to a forest. But the man of a well governed mind is quite content in every condition of life.

O you who wants to know what renunciation is, you must know that renunciation of the mind is renunciation of all. If you succeed renouncing your mind, you come to know the truth and feel the true joy of your soul.

To rid your mind, you get rid of the unity and duality of creeds and come to perceive all diversities and pluralities blend in one universal whole which is transcendental tranquility, transparent purity, and undiminished joy.

- Chapter 93

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Do not delay depending upon your enlightened and elevated soul extending over and filling the whole space of the sky and comprehending all the worlds in it.

When the human mind is thus elevated and expanded beyond all limits, then it approaches the Divine Mind and is assimilated to it.

Anyone who has arrived at this state may well think he is able to effect whatever was done by the gods Brahma, Vishnu, Indra, Varuna, and others who were of such elevated souls and minds.

Whatever acts are attributed to any of the gods or other persons are no more than the display of Divine pleasure in that form.

Whoever is assimilated into Divine Consciousness and has become deathless and unmindful of his mortal state has a share of incomparable supreme joy for his enjoyment.

- Chapter 121

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Do not do your works in expectation of their rewards, or engage yourself to do anything that is not your duty or improper for you. Do your duties as your yoga of fixed meditation, and not in connection with others or their rewards.\

Do not be addicted to active duties or decline your inactivity either. Never remain ignorant or negligent of your duties in life, but continue in your work with an even temper at all times.

Though employed in business, a man is said to be doing nothing at all who does not foster the hope of a reward for his acts, and who is ever content in himself, even without a patron or refuge.

The addiction of one's mind to anything makes it his action, and not the action itself. Ignorance causes this tendency to believe actions are one's own. Therefore ignorance is to be avoided by all means.

- Chapter 54

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The man who is bound by his desire is delighted to have the objects he seeks, but the very things that tend to his pleasure by their gain prove to be painful to his heart at their loss.

The presence or absence of something is the cause of the pleasure or pain of men in general. The wise practice the curtailment and absence of desires.

If we act with unconcern and little desire or expectation of reward, no act or its results leads either to our joy or grief.

Whatever act is done with ardent physical effort and the whole hearted application of mind and soul tends to bind a man. AN indifferent action, like a fried grain, does not germinate into any effect.

- Chapter 120

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Think yourself as something and you become a slave to your desires, but believe yourself as nothing and you are as free and liberated as free air itself.

Your personality, whether you are subject either to bondage or freedom, is the certain knowledge or conviction of yourself as a reality.

The deprivation of your knowledge of yourself or your egoistic personality leads to your ultimate end. Your knowledge of your personality exposes you to danger. Therefore think yourself as Himself and not yourself, and you are safe from all calamity.

No sooner do you get rid of the conviction of yourself than your soul is enlightened by the light of true knowledge. You lose the sense of your personality and become complete in your knowledge of yourself as one with the Supreme Spirit.

- Chapter 99

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Anything to which the senses are addicted serves to bind the soul the more it takes pleasure in it, and also to unbind and release the mind in proportion to the distaste which it bears to it.

If there is anything which is pleasing to your soul, know that is your binding string to the earth. if, on the contrary, you find nothing to your liking here, then you are free from the traps of all the valueless things of earth.

Therefore let nothing whatever tempt or deceive your mind to anything that exists whether living or inanimate. Regard everything from a mean bit of straw to a great idol as unworthy of your regard.

- Chapter 124

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Whether engaged in business or retired from it, whether living with family or leading a single life, the man who thinks himself as nothing but consciousness and who has nothing to fear or care or to be sorry for in this world, is reckoned as liberated in this life.

The man who thinks himself to be unconnected with anyone, free from disease, desire and affections, who believes himself to be a pure areal substance of Divine Consciousness, has no cause to be sorry for anything.

He who knows himself to be without beginning or end, decay or death, and to be of the nature of pure intelligence, remains always quiet and composed in himself and has no cause for sorrow at all.

He who considers himself to belong to that intellect which dwells alike in the minute blade of grass and the infinite sky, in the luminous sun, moon and stars, and in the various races of beings such as men, naagas and immortals, such a man has no cause whatever for his sorrow.

- Chapter 120

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There are two kinds of living beings that come into existence in the beginning of the repeated creations. One comes into existence without any causality and therefore is called the causeless or uncaused.

Then the soul emanating from the Divine is subject to various reincarnations and becomes many kinds of beings according to its previous acts and propensities.

All beings originally emanate without any cause from the source of the Divine Essence. Then their actions become the secondary cause of continuous reincarnations.

- Chapter 124

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The sight of the world and the perceptions of the mind which testify the existence of the world to us, are only the representations of Brahman, just as the false mirage represents water in the dessert sands.

Like a vast body of water exists without a wave to disturb its surface, so the spirit of God remains in its state of calmness when it is free from its operation of creation.

Creation is identical with Brahman. The Lord is the same with his creation. This is true from the statement of the Veda which says," All this is Brahman and Brahman is the all."

- Chapter 99

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There are many who by their complete knowledge of particular mantras, tantras, and the virtues of certain minerals have attained the power of areal flight and other powers, but what is extraordinary in these?

The powers of self-expansion and contraction and other powers have been acquired by others through their constant practice. These are disregarded by seers in spiritual knowledge.

This is the difference between knowing seers and the bulk of idle practitioners in yoga. The knowing seers are content with their dispassionate mind without placing any reliance on practice.

This is truly the sign of the inconspicuous seer in yoga, that he is always cool and calm in his mind and freed from all the errors of the world, and in whom the traces of the passions of love and anger, sorrow and illusion and the mishaps of life are scarcely visible.

- Chapter 123

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The personal acts of men cause their happiness and misery. The will produced by the conscious knowledge of one's self becomes the cause of the action.

Will or desire of any action or its result is likewise the cause of one's bondage to this world. What they call liberation is no more than our release from the bonds of our desire.

Therefore be careful to choose what is right and proper from whatever is wrong and improper, and try to reduce your wishes as much as possible.

Do not let yourself possess or be possessed by anything or any person, but give up thinking on anything besides what remains after the thoughts of all other things.

- Chapter 124

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The personal acts of men cause their happiness and misery. The will produced by the conscious knowledge of one's self becomes the cause of the action.

Will or desire of any action or its result is likewise the cause of one's bondage to this world. What they call liberation is no more than our release from the bonds of our desire.

Therefore be careful to choose what is right and proper from whatever is wrong and improper, and try to reduce your wishes as much as possible.

Do not let yourself possess or be possessed by anything or any person, but give up thinking on anything besides what remains after the thoughts of all other things.

- Chapter 124

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The soul originally is full of bliss by its nature, but being subject to ignorance, it fosters its vain desire for temporal enjoyment, from which it has the name of living soul.

But when the desire of pleasure is lessened by 'viveka', he forsakes his nature of a living and mortal being and his soul becomes one with the Supreme Spirit.

Therefore do not allow your desire of earthly enjoyment to draw your soul up and down to heaven and hell, like a bucket whose handle is tied with a rope and cast down and pulled up from a well.

Selfish people who claim something as theirs from that of another are grossly mistaken and led into error. They are destined, like the bucket in a well, to descend lower and lower.

He who gets rid of his knowledge that "this is I" and "that is another" and "that this is mine" and "that is the others" gradually rises higher and higher according to his greater disinterest.

- Chapter 121

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'I am going to define who is wealthy :- Person who can eat when he is hungry, who can drink when he thirsty, who can sleep when he is tried, who is alive and active when he wakes is the richest man. A man who is healthy within and has the right context for life is the wealthy person. Life is so rich, so vast. He who feels that life has so much to offer is really a wealthy person. He lives wealthy life. Once you feel complete you will feel like overflowing with life.'

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There is no such real entity as the mind at anytime and in any space whatever. That which appears as the mind is nothing other than a faculty of the only one everlasting Brahman.

There is no reality of the cosmos or any of its contents. All things that seem to be in existence are no more than various representations of the one self-existent Brahman himself.

it is said that there was no mind or its personification of Brahman, or any final dissolution of the world, and this proves their unreality. Again it is said that the mind took the form of Brahma and created the world in the beginning, which also proves the mind to be the Divine Mind, represented by the metaphor of Brahma.

There can be no material object without the prior existence of a material cause. So without a materiel cause, it is impossible to believe the existence of many material objects of the senses and of the mind that experiences sensations.

Hence there is no such thing as a dull and unconscious world. All that appears to exist as such is nothing other than a representation of the Divine Spirit, just as gold exhibits in shape of many ornaments.

- Chapter 98

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