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The highest path of Jnana is no thinker left to think at all.
Nobody is home.
There is a total blank.
There is no one around to do any thinking or preparing anything or trying to solve a problem or trying to do anything.
At that stage you're totally free.
When you devote yourself to the Self, when you become a devotee of the Self, this means that you surrender all of your fears, your frustrations, your goals, your needs, your lacks, your limitations, everything is totally surrendered to the Self.
This is devotion.

143 Jnana-Marga, Bhakti-Marga and Karma-Marga - April 5, 1992

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When I left him physically in 1947 he told me, ‘I am with you wherever you are’. Thatwas his promise and that is my experience. There is no one called Poonja left anymore.There is only an emptiness where he used to be. And in that emptiness there shines the ‘I’, the ‘I’ that is my reality, the ‘I’ that is my Master, the ‘I’ that he promised would bewith me wherever I am. Whenever I speak, it is not someone called Poonja who isspeaking, it is the ‘I’ that is the Maharshi who speaks, the ‘I’ which is the Self in theHeart of all beings

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Selfishness is the cause of suffering. There is no other cause. It is only with separateness and self-seeking that real suffering appears in this world.

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Even the experiencer is secondary. Primary is the infinite expanse of consciousness, the eternal possibility, the immeasurable potential of all that was, is, and will be. When you look at anything, it is the ultimate you see, but you imagine that you see a cloud or a tree.

Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion: that is all. Stop attributing names and shapes to the essentially nameless and formless, realise that every mode of perception is subjective, that what is seen or heard, touched or smelt, felt or thought, expected or imagined, is in the mind and not in reality, and you will experience peace and freedom from fear.

Even the sense of ‘I am’ is composed of the pure light and the sense of being. The ‘I’ is there even without the ‘am’. So is the pure light there whether you say ‘I’ or not. Become aware of that pure light and you will never lose it. The beingness in being, the awareness in consciousness, the interest in every experience — that is not describable, yet perfectly accessible, for there is nothing else.

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In the vast ocean of cause and effect, actions happen and impermanent results follow. If one takes them as ‘my’ actions the idea of having a free will gets stronger. This sense of personal doership gives rise to a feeling of guilt or pride and effectively blocks the spiritual understanding that everything happens according to the will of God.

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Compare yourself with no one.
Be true to yourself.
Learn to love yourself, to be yourself.

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After all, you are what you are every moment of your life, but you are never conscious of it, except, maybe, at the point of awakening from sleep. All you need is to be aware of being, not as a verbal statement, but as an ever-present fact. The awareness that you are will open your eyes to what you are. It is all very simple. First of all, establish a constant contact with your self, be with yourself all the time. Into self-awareness all blessings flow. Begin as a center of observation, deliberate cognizance, and grow into a center of love in action. ‘I am’ is a tiny seed which will grow into a mighty tree—quite naturally, without a trace of effort.

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Every place is a place of arrival,
every place is true home for the practitioner.

There is nothing that is not deep and wonderful,
there is nothing that is not liberated.

The most noble person is the person who has nothing to do.
The only thing you should avoid is thinking
about what you are going to do.
All you need to do is be an ordinary person,
be sovereign wherever you are and
use that place as your seat of awakening.

You should live your lives in a very natural way.
Do not put on airs.
When it is necessary to walk, walk.
When it is necessary to sit, sit.

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What chance is there to discover the final Truth?
Here, with me, every chance, because I don’t accept you in the way you present yourself. This self-portrait I disregard. It is a poor work of art or heart.
You want to be here as Miss and Mr Sannyasin, Miss and Mr Hormone, Miss and Mr Spiritual, Miss and Mr Special, Miss and Mr Chosen, Miss and Mr Yogi…
I am sorry… not here. I have no space for you.
Try again another time.
When you run out of titles, come back.
But who will take this risk?

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The Self is like a powerful magnet within us. It draws us gradually to Itself, though we imagine we are going to It of our own accord: when we are near enough, It puts an end to our activities, makes us still, and then swallows up our personal current, thus killing our wrong personality. It overwhelms the intellect and overfloods the whole being. We think we are meditating upon It and developing towards It, whereas the truth is that we are iron filings and It is the Atman-magnet that is pulling us towards Itself. Thus the process of finding the Self is a form of Divine magnetism.

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All of the things that you are interested in, all of your fears, all of your frustrations, goods and bads, all of your happy and sads, it’s all a dream. And the more you get attached to it, the more human you become. It’s like getting attached to a dream and never waking up and you keep living the dream.

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Who is the mind actually speaking to?...you assume it is to you, the Self...but is it only to your self-image, the ego which you imagine is your true self....but are you ready and willing to look at this?...There is a reluctance to question this, because it feels like gambling with everything you believe you have and are....we want to feel ok, but not k.o....you want to feel ‘okay’ with your projections rather than having them ‘knocked out!’...My encouragement to you is to stop protecting that which is suffocating your true freedom...

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You are perfect and complete, so abandon the idea of incompleteness. There is nothing to be destroyed. Ahankara, the individual 'I', is not a real thing. It is the mind that makes the effort and the mind is not real. Just as it is not necessary to kill a rope that one imagines to be a snake, so also there is no need to kill the mind. Knowing the form of the mind makes the mind disappear. That which is forever non-existent is already removed.

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Let yourself become that space that welcomes any experience without judgment.

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All happiness comes from awareness. The more we are conscious the deeper the joy. Acceptance of pain, non-resistance, courage and endurance - these open deep and perennial sources of real happiness, true bliss.

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From where have you emerged and where are you proceeding to?

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D.: But the mind slips away from our control.

M.: Be it so. Do not think of it. When you recollect yourself bring it back and turn it inward. That is enough.

No one succeeds without effort. Mind control is not one’s birthright. The successful few owe their success to their perseverance.

A passenger in a train keeps his load on the head by his own folly. Let him put it down: he will find the load reaches the destination all the same. Similarly, let us not pose as the doers, but resign ourselves to the guiding Power.

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The idea of time is only in your mind. It is not in the Self. There is no time for the Self. Time arises as an idea after the ego arises. But you are the Self beyond time and space. You exist even in the absence of time and space.

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Who suffers?
I know some will say the ego suffers.
But that is not true.
What is the ego?
The ego is the I-thought.
This 'I' is only a thought.
The 'I' does not exist.
Therefore the ego does not exist.
So who suffers?

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There is a state beyond our efforts or effortlessness. Until it is realised effort is necessary. After tasting such Bliss, even once, one will repeatedly try to regain it. It is as difficult for a jnani to engage in thoughts as it is for an ajnani to be free from thoughts.

Turn your vision inwards and the whole world will be full of the Supreme Spirit. The world is said to be illusion. Illusion is really Truth. Even the material sciences trace the origin of the universe to some primordial matter... subtle, exceedingly subtle.

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When all distinctions and reactions are no more, what remains is reality, simple and solid.

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Meditation has no direction, goals, or method. All methods aim at achieving a certain state of mind. All states are limited, impermanent and conditioned. Fascination with states leads only to bondage and dependency. True meditation is abidance as primordial consciousness.

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If you want to remember this visit, if you have love for me,
remember this ‘I am’ principle and without the command or
direction of this principle, do nothing.

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Everything happens in the grand scheme of things, but the individual says, 'I have done everything.' Although he is the Self, he says that he is the body, and bears the burden of merit and sins. This is the disease of the body identification called the ego.

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