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A wandering monk called Vaccha asked the Buddha if the Buddha would still exist after death. The Buddha replied:

"Vaccha, the idea that I would exist or not exist after death- such ideas lead to dense jungles and arid deserts, to entanglements as though caught by thorns. They bring about anger, delusion, and argument and they do not bring about peace, knowledge, or wisdom leading to enlightenment. I do not take up any of these ideas."

"Then has the Buddha any belief of his own?"

"Vaccha, I have nothing to do with belief or theories, but declare what I know. I declare the nature of form, how it arises and how it perishes; the nature of perception, how it arises and how it perishes. And because I have completely abandoned all fantasies, false ideas, and imaginings about the nature of self or anything to do with the self, I am freed from self."

"But," asked Vaccha persistently, "when one who has attained this emancipation of mind dies, where does he go, where is he reborn?"

"The word 'reborn' does not fit the case."

"Then is he not reborn?"

"To say that he is not reborn does not fit the case either. Nor should you say that he is both reborn and not reborn or, indeed, that he is neither reborn nor not reborn."

"I am totally bewildered, Buddha, and my faith in you has gone."

"Never mind being bewildered. This is a deep and difficult doctrine to understand. Imagine there is a fire in front of you. You see it burning and know that it can only burn if it has fuel. And then you see that it has gone out. Now, somebody asks you, to which quarter has the fire gone - east, west, north or south? What do you say?"

"I would say that such a question does not fit the case, Buddha. For the fire depends on fuel, and when there is no more fuel, the fire is said to be out through lack of nourishment."

"In just the same way, Vaccha, the body in which one can see the truth will die out, like a fan palm, without any future. But that which is the truth, that which is existence itself, is there although it is deep and infinitely hard to understand. Like the great ocean, one cannot fathom it. And so it does not fit the case to say that I will be reborn or will not be reborn."

- Digha Nikaya

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One of the Buddha's monks, Purna, wanted to teach meditation to the Western Suner, a wild and dangerous people. The Buddha thought such an idea was overzealous but tested Purna.

"But, Purna, these are violent, cruel, and furious people. When they get angry and curse you, what will you think?"

"I shall think that they are basically kind and good although they address me with insults. And at least they don't beat me or stone me."

"But suppose they do beat you and hit you with stones, what will you think?"

"I shall think they are kind and good since at least they are not using clubs and swords."

"And if they do attack you with clubs and swords?"

"I shall still think they are kind and good for delivering me from this unfortunate body."

"Oh, very well, very well, Purna. With such perfect and saintly patience as all that you may certainly go and live among these violent people. Go, Purna - who knows, you may be able to deliver some and show them the way to freedom."

- Majjhima Nikaya

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Reality as it is becomes the right view of the meditator. Thinking of it as it is becomes the right thought. Awareness of it as it is becomes the right awareness. Concentration on it as it is becomes the right concentration. Actions of body and speech are then aligned to reality as it is. In this way the meditator develops and is fulfilled.

- Majjhima Nikaya

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The one who wishes to escape from doubt
Should be attentive and alert;
Looking at mind and body both,
He should see the causes and the origins.

- Patisambhida Magga

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One should not imagine oneself to be one with the eye or independent of it or the owner of it. The same with the ear and all the other sense, including the mind. Nor should one imagine oneself to be identical with the world or contained in it or independent of it or the owner of it.

In this way, free from imagining, one no longer clings to the things of the world. When one no longer clings, there is no more agitation, insecurity, and worry. Being no longer worried, one can reach into the depths of oneself and understand that where there has been loss there is now fulfillment.

- Samyutta Nikaya

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That people are unknowing does not mean that they are unknowing like cows or goats. Even ignorant people look for a pathway to reality. But, searching for it, they often misunderstand what they encounter. They pursue names and categories instead of going beyond the name to that which is real.

- Digha Nikaya

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My love for Krishna is deep
it can never cease to be;

like a withered leaf
grief has made me yellow
but my people feel
jaundice makes me so!

They called a physician
who felt my pulse
and to relieve me
he gave me drugs;
but what can drugs do
when the sickness is love?

Friend, parting's fire makes
my heart burn,
it seems it will break
if Krishna does not come.

Hasten, O Lover,
for I know no peace,
only your coming
can end my grief.

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Only he who has loved
can know love's distress;
in palmy days men flock
in grief he's by himself.

Love's agony is like
a wound that looks all right
but pains through every limb
for the pain is deep inside.

My Beloved is Krishna,
says Mira, and to him
I've surrendered my life.

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I have come to you, Krishna,
do as you wish,
I have been all over
seeking for you, Lover,
still you remained hid.

Yet I'll persevere
who is mine here?
Who?
Hear me Lover, hear,
I have only
You.

Lord, take me across
the uncrossable sea;
from births and rebirths
make me free.

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This world is like
a dream that's fled;
therefore I seek
my Guru's feet
I delight in nothing else.

This world is like a dried ocean,
meaningless;
I don't seek Moksha
I only hope
to get the love of
Giradhara.

He's my Beloved
he's my Guru,
what have I to do with the world?

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Celebration is feminine. The feminine is exuberance. And that is how you should be every moment of your life – exuberantly alive.

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In my experience, there is no past, there is no future. Everything simply is.

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Everything is food if you are truly hungry. Everything is poison if you are overfed.

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Devotion is not a concept, ideology, or act – it is an agent of dissolution.

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Handling your life consciously will determine the nature, context, and quality of your life.

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Devotion is not a concept, ideology, or act – it is an agent of dissolution.

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The messenger sent by the Divine Spirit is known by the name of wise discrimination (viveka,wisdom). It shines as coolly in the cave of the human heart as moonlight does in a clear sky.

Wise discrimination awakens and instructs the brutish and lustful soul to wisdom and saves the unwise soul from the turbulent ocean of this world.

The Vedas and Vedic scriptures call this enlightening and intellectual spirit residing in the human heart the adorable cosmic sound of Om.

This Holy Spirit is propitiated daily by men and the naaga trice, and by gods and demigods, by their prayers and oblations, by their austerities and alms-giving, and by their sacrificial rites and recitals of the scriptures.

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When your last breath arrives, Grammar can do nothing.

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In the real surrender, you don’t exclude anything, you include everything.
You just experience the WHOLE. Surrender involves dropping fantasies and surrendering to reality. The true reality, the only truth, is that we are
part of the collective consciousness. When we have this awareness,
there is no room for the individual ‘I’ and ‘mine’ to rule our actions.

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LUXURY OF SIMPLICITY means to keep yourself inspired,
excited enthusiastic and alive - I do not need anything
from outside - is Luxury of Simplicity!
The Luxury of Simplicity is the property of Mahadeva.

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All emotions are connected to some little fluid in your body, that’s all. Understand this one thing and you will be liberated from emotions. If you understand this one truth, you will come out of all problems. All your problems, sufferings, emotional clots, are nothing but little bit of liquid in your body. So many things that you do, and repent later on, are just because of that little bit of liquid in your body. When you remove just that little bit of liquid from your body, your whole strategy, concept of life, ideas and decisions, will be different.

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In one who has cognized the reality, all existing beings become the very Self. Then what delusion, what sorrow of incompletion can there be for that Seer living in the space of Oneness, Living Advaitha?”
Listen! It is love that gives you the experience of Advaitha immediately as a jump-start. It is love that gives you that experience. This verse of the Ishavasya Upanishad is the Pure Science. Love is the Applied Science. Love is the method and utility value of this verse. Listen!

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Don’t classify me as New Age Guru. I am a Guru for New Age people but I am not New Age Guru. I am as old as Sun, and as new as sunrise. As old as the Sun, and as fresh as sunrise! I am neither New Age Guru nor Old Age Guru. I am an Ageless Guru happening for the New Age that's all.

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Yoga is not some dead postures; once you start practicing,
it’ll lead you to it’s purest form. It’s an independent intelligence,
it’ll lead you to it’s highest experience. That is why, even in a polluted or diluted form, if you start, that’s great. Somewhere, somehow, begin! Start!

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Whatever you see with two eyes are not reality and not enough. Third eye makes you see the higher reality externally in your day-to-day life and internally in your life and death journey. Third Eye is one of the powerful energy centre. In your body, it is located between both eyebrows where I have this red colour kumkum.

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Let all the Yoga practitioners over the world get aligned to the original sources of Yoga literatures. We recommend and request all to go back to the original sources of Yoga practice. We have time tested, full proof, powerful original scriptures of Yoga that have no expiry date.
Adi Yogi Mahadeva is the originator of the Yoga Agamas.

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