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At about 4 p.m. Sri Bhagavan, who was writing something intently, turned His eyes slowly towards the window to the north; He closed the fountain pen with the cap and put it in its case: He closed the notebook and put it aside; He removed the spectacles, folded them in the case and left them aside. He leaned back a little, looked up overhead, turned His face this way and that; and looked here and there. He passed His hand over His face and looked contemplative. Then He turned to someone in the hall and said softly:

Maharshi: The pair of sparrows just came here and complained to me that their nest had been removed. I looked up and found their nest missing."

Then He called for the attendant, Madhava Swami, and asked: "Madhava, did anyone remove the sparrows' nest?

The attendant, who walked in leisurely, answered with an air of unconcern: "I removed the nests as often as they were built. I removed the last one this very afternoon."

Maharshi: That's it. That is why the sparrows complained. The poor little ones! How they take the pieces of straw and shreds in their tiny beaks and struggle to build their nests!

Attendant: But, why should they build here, over our heads?

Maharshi: Well - well. Let us see who succeeds in the end (After a short time Sri Bhagavan went out).

(3rd March, 1939, Talk 640)

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Do not tell this path to all. Only the few who manifest anxiety to know the Truth and an eagerness to find it, should be told. With all others be silent and keep it secret.

~ Conscious Immortality

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Дети пишут Богу:


-✍ Когда я умру, не хочу ни в рай, ни в ад. Хочу к Тебе. (Вера, 3 класс)
-✍Почему нищие просят милостыню около церкви — чтоб ты отмечал, кто дает? (Ира, 2 кл.)
-✍Вчера в школе объявили, что Ты есть. Здравствуй.(Леня, 3 кл.)
-✍Давай договоримся, Господи, я верю в Тебя, Ты - в меня. (Ляля, 2 класc)
-✍Зачем ты создал этот мир, ты что, не понял, что будет такая заморочка? (Марина, 4 кл.)
-✍Люди так страдают на земле, неужели в твоем аду еще хуже? (Радик, 4 кл.)
-✍Я с ней два года ходил в садик, целых полгода учился в первом классе, и вот однажды она мне заявила: «мы с тобой разные человеки». Ты представляешь, я хуже,чем умер.
(Аркадий, 2 кл.)
-✍Боженька, а душу Ты мне вложил мою или чью-то? (Стасик, 2 кл.)
-✍А я есть на самом деле? (Люба, 3 кл.)
-✍Когда меня не будет, я себя буду видеть? (Толик, 2 кл.)
-✍Дорогой Бог, прошу Тебя, сделай так, чтоб, начиная от бабушки и кончая слонами,все были счастливы, сыты и обуты. (Тоня, 2 кл.)
-✍Если Ты найдешь мою варежку, прошу вернуть. Только честно. (Аня, 3 кл.)
-✍Мама сказала, что я во сне плакал. Ты не помнишь, о чем мы с Тобой говорили? (Игорь, 3 кл.)
-✍Если у меня что-то болит, это значит, Ты на меня сердишься? (Гога, 4 кл.)
-✍На каком языке говорят души? (Рая, 4 кл.)
-✍Зачем мы приходим в эту жизнь из другой жизни?
(Руслан, 2 кл.)
-✍Цветы у Тебя получились лучше, чем человек. (Галя, 4 класс)
-✍Я еще маленькая, учусь в третьем классе, грехов пока нет, но собираются. (Ева, 3 класс)
-✍Почему весной, когда вечером Ты включаешь на небе звезды и дуешь на Землю теплый ветер и вокруг тихо-тихо, мне иногда хочется плакать? (Наташа, 2 класс)
-✍Почему мир без нежности? (Лена, 1 класс.)
-✍Как мне жить, чтоб все на свете были счастливы? (Лиза, 2 класс)
-✍Я бы попросил у Тебя ласки" (Нормунд, 2 класс)
- ✍Хочу, чтоб в молодости я жила хорошо и счастливо, а в старости можно только счастливо (Вера, 3 кл.)
-✍Пусть все, на кого я посмотрю, улыбаются (Тима, 2 кл.)
-✍Кто дует ветер? (Алик, 1 кл.)
-✍Куда уходит время? В седину? (Юля, 3 кл.)
-✍Что Ты делаешь, когда идет дождь? (Люба, 3 кл)
-✍Как умирает день? По старости? (Лева 3 кл)
-✍Ну и почем фунт лиха? (Саша, 2 кл.)
-✍Сколько верующих среди верующих? (Зоя, 4 кл.)
-✍Где спят сны? (Алик, 2 кл.)
-✍Не хмурьтесь на людей. (Юра, 3 кл.)
-✍Верни моих родителей в детство, я бы с мамой дружил, а отчима отметелил. (Гоша, 4 кл)
-✍Пусть все люди будут счастливы, тогда они не злые. (Вася, 4 кл.)
-✍Научи моих врагов прощать своих врагов. (Гера, 4 кл.)
-✍С Тобой я бы пошел в разведку. (Гарик, 1 кл.)
-✍Я бы хотела, чтоб у всех живых существ, у природы и даже у меня был хороший характер (Аня, 1 кл.)
-✍Спасай людей не от грехов, а от одиночества (Сергей, 3 кл.)
-✍Я написал стихи. Они стыдные. Я их никому не показывал, но Тебе, Боженька, я покажу. Вот они:
"Взрослые плачут слезами.
Взрослые плачут глазами.
Маленькие плачут сердцем,
Маленькие плачут жизнью.
Но если взрослый плачет, как маленький,
Значит, он и правда плачет" (Марик, 4 кл.)
-✍Знаешь, хоть мне кажется, что души у меня нет, но иногда она все-таки побаливает (Роман, 2 кл)
-✍Вчера узнал про Тебя классную примету: если вы богаты - это от Бога, если бедны - это к Богу (Зорик, 4 кл.)
-✍Старики - это усталые дети (Андрон, 4 кл.)
-✍Мы Тебя понимаем светлее, чем взрослые (Гарик, 2 кл)

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“Technology is a good servant but a dangerous master. For many people, relationships have become confined to the numbers in the phone. We no longer value seeing each other face to face. When our relationships with the world are defined solely through machines, we pawn our very consciousness to the unconscious machine. We should use machines and love people. We must never allow the hallmark of our society to become 'use people and love machines.'”
~ Amma in Mumbai, Maharashtra, March 3, 2019.

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Do not look for faults in others, or your own eyes will become faulty.

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Live your life without hurting anybody. Harmlessness is a most powerful form of Yoga and it will take you speedily to your goal. This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless.

~ I AM THAT

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Swami Yogananda: Why does God permit suffering in the world? Should He not with His omnipotence do away with it at one stroke and ordain the universal realization of God?

Ramana Maharshi: Suffering is the way for Realisation of God.

Yogananda: Should He not ordain it differently?

Maharshi: It is the way.

Yogananda: Are yoga, religion, etc., antidotes to suffering?

Maharshi: Who suffers? What is suffering?

On hearing this Swami Yogananda became silent.

Talks With Ramana Maharshi
November 29th, 1935

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Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

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No tension, no intention, simply attention. No struggle between the in and the out,
just stay relaxed and at ease.

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"What are the attributes of a truly ‘Great’ person?
What counts is how much we have been able to positively influence others through our thoughts, words and actions. In how many people have we planted seeds of goodness? How many lives have we enriched with our love and compassion? Has our wisdom and discernment helped to shed the light of the good judgement in others’ lives? These are all the attributes of a truly ‘great’ person. All of these qualities are internal, not external. These are all elements of our true Self. This is our true nature. It can never be destroyed. Everything else in creation can be destroyed. Everything else may be here today and disappear tomorrow or may become someone else’s.”

From Amma's Satsang in Ernakulam Brahmasthanam Festival

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Beloved Father
erase the memory of me.
Close my account
of personal identity
and its seeming treasures.

Rid me of ego
and absorb me in you
O unborn awareness.

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Император Японии хотел приехать к мастеру дзен, но дорога в его монастырь была опасной: она шла через дикие леса и опасные горные тропы. Но, в конце концов, император решился отправиться в путь. Он был уже совсем стар и не мог откладывать путешествие. Перед смертью он хотел понять, что не может уничтожить смерть.

Он добрался до мастера дзен, который сидел под деревом. Император коснулся его ног и сказал:

- Я приехал к тебе, чтобы задать тебе один вопрос. Есть ли на самом деле ад и рай? Моя смерть не за горами, поэтому мне интересно узнать, куда я отправлюсь: в ад или рай?

Мастер засмеялся и ответил:

- Я никогда не думал, что император может быть таким глупцом.

Он назвал императора глупцом! На долю секунды император забылся и потянул из ножен меч, намереваясь отрубить мастеру дзен голову.

Мастер дзен засмеялся еще сильнее и заметил:

- Это дверь в ад.

Император остановился и вложил меч в ножны.

- Вы вошли в рай, - объявил мастер. - Можете уходить. Запомните, что двери в ад - это гнев, жестокость и насилие. Ад находится у вас в уме. Но понимание, сострадание и безмолвие - это двери в рай. Они находятся вне вашего ума. Я дал вам переживание и ада, и рая. Простите меня за то, что я назвал вас глупцом. Мне нужно было сделать это. Это был просто ответ на ваш вопрос, ведь я не мыслитель, и я не отвечаю на вопросы так, как это делают мыслители. Я мистик. Я просто создаю способ, чтобы вы могли ощутить вкус ответа. А теперь уезжайте домой.

Император коснулся его ног. На его щеках были слезы благодарности, поскольку ни один другой ответ не мог помочь ему больше. Другой ответ остался бы гипотезой. Но этот человек был невероятно понимающий мастер. Он тотчас же создал ситуацию, просто назвав императора глупцом. И он показал ему и дверь в ад, и дверь в рай. Ваш ум - вот ад. Когда вы выходите за пределы ума, вы попадаете в рай.

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Praise be to God that such a simple path is opened in our generation of time. This joy, this presence, this power, is in the heart of every living being. This is the mystery, the paradox that it can be there unrecognized. All the while, this that we only are. What is marvellous is that I have not given to you something that is out of reach. It is not necessary to understand. Experience is greater than understanding.

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Q: Why is this happening to me?
M: Because you keep being that "me".

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The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.

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Do not meditate — be
Do not think that you are — be
Don't think about being — you are

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The ship is going by a mighty engine, and you are busy rowing.

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Люди часто говорят, что Багаван был аватаром, желая таким образом добавить ему славы; но для подобных заявлений нет совершенно никаких оснований, кроме того, что аватаром можно назвать каждого, поскольку каждый из нас – это Бог в человеческом теле. Однажды саньясин, принадлежавший к известному ордену, считавший, что только их Гуру достиг самореализации, допрашивал Багавана в самой агрессивной и грубой манере.

Саду: «Говорят, что вы – аватар Субраманьи. Что вы об этом скажете?»
Багаван ничего не сказал.
Саду: «Если это так, почему вы молчите об этом? Почему бы вам не рассказать нам
правду?»
Багаван не ответил.
Саду: «Скажите нам, мы хотим знать».
Багаван (тихо): «Аватар – лишь частичное проявление Бога, а джняни – это сам Бог».

В этом заключается вся разница между адвайтой и другими философиями. По адвайте нет ничего, кроме Атмана. Нет места для таких особых проявлений, как аватары. Человек либо самореализован, либо нет. Нет никаких уровней.

Воспоминания саду о Рамане Махарши . Саду Аруначала (Майор А.В. Чадвик)

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Never discourage anyone who makes continual progress, no matter how slow.

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Reality is not the result of a process; it is an explosion. It is definitely beyond the mind, but all you can do is know your mind well. Not that the mind will help you, but by knowing your mind you may avoid your mind disabling you.

I AM THAT, Ch.42

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Don't let the mind deceive you. It has been playing tricks and making a fool of you for ages, life after life. To begin with, you need to understand that the mind is a trickster, a clever liar, that stops you from being aware of your true nature, the Self.

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Warriors of the Rainbow
There was an old lady, from the "Cree" tribe, named "Eyes of Fire", who prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the fish would die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist.
There would come a time when the "keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs" would be needed to restore us to health. They would be mankinds key to survival, they were the "Warriors of the Rainbow". There would come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit.

The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would spread these messages and teach all peoples of the Earth or "Elohi". They would teach them how to live the "Way of the Great Spirit". They would tell them of how the world today has turned away from the Great Spirit and that is why our Earth is "Sick".

The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would show the peoples that this "Ancient Being" (the Great Spirit), is full of love and understanding, and teach them how to make the "Earth or Elohi" beautiful again. These Warriors would give the people principles or rules to follow to make their path right with the world. These principles would be those of the Ancient Tribes. The Warriors of the Rainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of Unity, Love and Understanding. They would teach of Harmony among people in all four comers of the Earth.

Like the Ancient Tribes, they would teach the peoples how to pray to the Great Spirit with love that flows like the beautiful mountain stream, and flows along the path to the ocean of life. Once again, they would be able to feel joy in solitude and in councils. They would be free of petty jealousies and love all mankind as their brothers, regardless of color, race or religion. They would feel happiness enter their hearts, and become as one with the entire human race. Their hearts would be pure and radiate warmth, understanding and respect for all mankind, Nature, and the Great Spirit. They would once again fill their minds, hearts, souls, and deeds with the purest of thoughts. They would seek the beauty of the Master of Life - the Great Spirit! They would find strength and beauty in prayer and the solitudes of life.

Their children would once again be able to run free and enjoy the treasures of Nature and Mother Earth. Free from the fears of toxins and destruction, wrought by the Yo-ne-gi and his practices of greed. The rivers would again run clear, the forests be abundant and beautiful, the animals and birds would be replenished. The powers of the plants and animals would again be respected and conservation of all that is beautiful would become a way of life.

The poor, sick and needy would be cared for by their brothers and sisters of the Earth. These practices would again become a part of their daily lives.

The leaders of the people would be chosen in the old way - not by their political party, or who could speak the loudest, boast the most, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those whose actions spoke the loudest. Those who demonstrated their love, wisdom, and courage and those who showed that they could and did work for the good of all, would be chosen as the leaders or Chiefs. They would be chosen by their "quality" and not the amount of money they had obtained. Like the thoughtful and devoted "Ancient Chiefs", they would understand the people with love, and see that their young were educated with the love and wisdom of their surroundings. They would show them that miracles can be accomplished to heal this world of its ills, and restore it to health and beauty.

The tasks of these "Warriors of the Rainbow" are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of returning "Mother Earth" to beauty and plenty - once more.

The day will come, it is not far away. The day that we shall see how we owe our very existence to the people of all tribes that have maintained their culture and heritage. Those that have kept the rituals, stories, legends, and myths alive. It will be with this knowledge, the knowledge that they have preserved, that we shall once again return to "harmony" with Nature, Mother Earth, and mankind. It will be with this knowledge that we shall find our "Key to our Survival".

This is the story of the "Warriors of the Rainbow" and this is my reason for protecting the culture, heritage, and knowledge of my ancestors. I know that the day "Eyes of Fire" spoke of - will come! I want my children and grandchildren to be prepared to accept this task.The task of being one of the........"Warriors of the Rainbow".

Source : https://www.welcomehome.org/rainbow/prophecy/stone.html

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BHAGAVAN ON SELF-ENQUIRY AND VISIONS

Bhagavan: All that is needed is to give up thinking of objects other than the Self. Meditation is not so much thinking of the Self as giving up thinking of the not-Self. When you give up thinking of outward objects and prevent your mind from going outwards and turn it inward and fix it in the Self, the Self alone will remain.

At this point, K.M. Jivrajani interposed, “Has one necessarily to pass through the stage of seeing occult visions before attaining Self-realization?”

Bhagavan: Why do you bother about visions and whether they come or not?
K.M. Jivrajani: I don’t. I only want to know so that I shan’t be disappointed if I don’t have them.

Bhagavan: Visions are not a necessary stage. To some they come and to others, they don’t, but whether they come or not you always exist and you must stick to that.
K.M. Jivrajani: I sometimes concentrate on the brain center and sometimes on the heart — not always on the same center. Is that wrong?

Bhagavan: Wherever you concentrate and on whatever center there must be a 'you' to concentrate, and that is what you must concentrate on. Different people concentrate on different centers, not only the brain and the heart but also the space between the eyebrows, the tip of the nose, the tip of the tongue, the lowermost chakra and even external objects. Such concentration may lead to a sort of laya in which you will feel a certain bliss, but care must be taken not to lose the thought ‘I Am’ in all this. You never cease to exist in all these experiences.

K.M. Jivrajani: That is to say that I must be a witness?
Bhagavan: Talking of the ‘witness’ should not lead to the idea that there is a witness and something else apart from him that he is witnessing. The ‘witness’ really means the light that illumines the seer, the seen and the process of seeing. Before, during and after the triads of seer, seen and seeing, the illumination exists. It alone exists always.

Again today a visitor put questions: I do not understand how to make the inquiry ‘Who am I?’
Bhagavan: Find out whence the ‘I’ arises. Self-inquiry does not mean argument or reasoning such as goes on when you say, “I am not this body, I am not the senses,” etc.: all that may also help but it is not the inquiry. Watch and find out where in the body the ‘I’ arises and fix your mind on that.

18.and 19.4.46, Day by Day with Bhagavan

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On three accounts searching and practice
are foolishness and misleading
and are only the clever mind postponing Freedom.

The first is that it creates a searcher.
This reinforces the concept of an individual sufferer
that is separate from Freedom, and
that Self is something "other" than that Here and Now.

The second is the search.
Searching is a distraction which causes postponement
and endless needless suffering.
Searching promotes religions, traditions,
and paths to be adhered to,
which serve only to trap you deeper in illusion.
The Truth is only Here and Now,
but the search says it is tomorrow.

The third account is that search creates an object to be found,
and this can be the subtlest and most misleading trap.
As you start a search you conceptualize
what it is that you are searching for.
Since the nature of Maya, of illusion,
is that whatever you think the goal to be you will attain it.
There is no doubt about this: as you think so it becomes.
So because of your search you will create and then attain
that which you think you are searching for!
Any heaven or high spiritual state you long to attain
you will attain after you conceptualize and create it.
Then you will rest satisfied in this trap
thinking that you have attained your "Heaven."
This pie-in-the-sky freedom custom made for you
out of your very own thought and conditioning
of what the ultimate is.
The Truth is beyond thought, concept, and conditioning
and this Truth is what you are, and only the Truth Is.
So stop your search, simply be Quiet.

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