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' THE WAY OF THE BODHISATTVA '

5. VIGILANT INTROSPECTION

14. And thus the outer course of things
I myself cannot restrain.
But let me just restrain my mind,
And what is left to be restrained?

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THE WAY OF THE BODHISATTVA

5. VIGILANT INTROSPECTION

11. Where could beings, fishes, and the rest,
Be placed to keep them safe from being killed?
Deciding to refrain from every harmful act
Is said to be transcendent discipline.

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Tantra Eight

38. Truth

2598 ' Melt in Love of God '

He will be Lord of worlds all,
He will be Tattvas for worlds all,
The heavens will rain because of him,
Whose flesh melts in love of God;
- Thus say the Vedas

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Tantra Six

1611. Mauna's Emanations

They have mastered the Divine Mauna (Silentness)
Shall reach the very bliss of Mukti;
And all Siddhis of themselves seek them
Into the Silent Word* would be in perfection evolve;
Mastering Mauna thus,
They shall gain the power
For the five divine acts to perform
Creation, Preservation, Dissolution,
Obfuscation and Grant of Grace.


* - The 'Silent Word' refers to Ajapa or Soham.

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Tantra Six

3. Jnathru, Jnana, Jneya ( Knower Knowledge and Known )

1605. ' Goal of Shivananda is Abrosial Bliss '

Do unceasingly seek the goal of Shivananda,
There the Primordial Pasa enmeshes you not;
When it ever envelops you,
You but throw your egoity out and stand firm;
Yous shall then be the ambrosial bliss eternal.

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Tantra One

2.Transitoriness Of Body

143. ' Dust Into Dust - That is Body's Way '

At first it was clay, then it divided into two,
It was keeping well when evil entered,
Even as clear water falling from skies,
Mixed with the mud becomes muddy,
Men degenerated and became subject to birth and death.

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TANTRA ONE

138. ' Lord's Feet are the Final Refuge of Souls Illumined '

The Holy Feet is Shiva, if you but know,
The Holy Feet is Shiva's world, if you but think,
The Holy Feet is Freedom's bliss, truth to say,
There is the final refuge for souls illumined.

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Bowing down to what seems powerful is natural. Bowing down to what seems weak and worthless – that’s great. That’s devotion.

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When you come into this world, you have nothing but life in you. What you make out of it is up to you.

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Somebody saying no to you does not even mean they hate you. It just means their priorities are different. You don't have to say no to them when they say no to you. No need.

Maturity is the ability to flow, love, whether it is accepted or not. It is your quality of flowing that gives you joy. The rejection of somebody cannot make me powerless. I go on flowing. I go on flowing. I go on flowing.

People who are abusing you will always be there. But YOU go on - go on - celebrating YOU. Suddenly, the whole world will be celebrating you.

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People have always misunderstood meditation as some kind of activity. No, it is a quality. That is a fundamental difference. Prayer means you are trying to talk to God. You are trying to tell him your vows, your expectations, or whatever else. Meditation means you are willing to just listen to existence, to the ultimate nature of creation. You have nothing to say, you simply listen. That is the quality of Nandi – he just sits, alert. This is very important: he is alert. He is not sleepy or sitting in a passive way. He is sitting very active, full of alertness and life, but no expectation or anticipation. That is meditation. Just waiting, not for anything in particular.

If you just wait without doing your own thing, the existence will do its thing. Meditation essentially means the individual person is not doing his own thing. He is just there. Once you are simply there, you become aware of the larger dimension of the existence, which is always in action. You become aware that you are a part of it. Even now, you are a part of it. But becoming aware that “I am a part of it” is meditativeness. Nandi is the symbolism of that. He reminds everyone, “You must sit like me.”

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Samarasa - is literally "one-taste" "one-flavour" or "same-taste" and means equipoise in feelings, non-discriminating or the mind at rest.

ON SAMARASA

"...equal taste (Sanskrit: samarasa; Tibetan: ro-mnyam) The yogic practices and visualization exercises of Buddhist tantra are extremely complex, but underlying them is a single experience of things as they are. This realization or state of mind is sometimes called equal taste, meaning that all extremes of good and bad, awake and sleep, and so on have the same fundamental nature of emptiness and mind itself."

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From " The Yoga of Jesus ",

This earth is a habitat of trouble and suffering, but the kingdom of God that is behind this material plane is an abode of freedom and bliss. The soul of the awakening man has followed a hard-earned way - many incarnations of upward evolution - in order to arrive at the human state and the possibility to reclaim his lost divinity. Yet how many human births have been wasted in preoccupation with food and money and gratification of the body and egoistic emotions! Each person should ask himself how he is using the precious moments of this present birth. Eventually the bodies of all human beings fall painfully apart; isn't it better to separate the soul from the body consciousness - to keep the body as the temple of the Spirit? O Soul, you are not the body; why not remember always that you are the Spirit of God?***

*** - "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" ( I Corinthians. 3:16 )

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- The Following is the word by word reproduction of what the Sathguru Deva was pleased to tell me at 10:30 pm, on September 26, 1952, and I have craved his indulgence to permit the sharing of my treasure with one and all of you, good readers. You would do well to reflect on the following Truth. Feel and fill yourself with it by silent meditation for as many hours, nay as many days and months or even years, until You are That.

"I am Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute. I am That by very nature. I cannot be anything else but That, as I am That alone without a beginning and an end. It is My real nature. I am the Absolute & Supreme Self, both within & without the finitude. I am Truth, eternal & everlasting. I am the only One, all in Myself. None exists save I, in & through all that exist. I am ever All Existence itself. I am the changeless One in the midst of all changes. I am the Formless in all forms. Change is linked up with form, and form is labeled with change. But I am beyond the two. I am not susceptible to all the ills of the flesh that exist crawling under the feet of form & change. I am the monistic unity, here, there & everywhere & at all times- nay for all times. Where is happiness, except in perfect realization of the One without second? I feel I am happiness itself. All Bliss I am. All joy I am. It is only My Bliss that is being felt and enjoyed by every one in a dimmer or brighter magnitude, consciously or unconsciously. All Bliss is Infinity and Infinity alone is all Bliss, I am, indeed, Brahman, the basic priciple, from which the whole universe seems to have come. I am the same in each & everything. I am all peace and all calm within myself. I am of the nature of Being, Brightness & Bliss Absolute. There is not even an iota of doubt about this. This is My eternal truth. I am the One monistic permanent entity in the whole world, which is made up of broken fragments of delusion, of fickle & fleeting modifications and of the glitter of fool's gold. I seat Myself in the very heart of delusion undeluded. I am ever steady & steadfast in all its trumblings & stumblings. I am always firm in all its fleetings. I am the One eternal Truth, in all falsehood. I am pure Bliss of Perfect Freedom. I am the simple life of Eternity. I am the one Light of everlasting Truth. I am the virgin love of Immortality. I am the essence of all-pervading Infinity, I am the sole breath of all Nature. I am Truth, Freedom, Life, Light & Love. I am Eternity, Immortality & Infinity. I am One without a Second, the one in All and the All in all. I am the Supreme wisdom unconcerned with all the trade that Jiva carries on with the Jagat. I am the subtlest of the subtle, an embodiment of indivisibility Itself. Eternal knower am I of the triplet, namely subject, object and their relation, and also I am their fundamental background on which they express themselves on the relative plane and dissolve themselves in the absolute plane. I shine in the sun and the moon and the stars and the whole universe. I am the sun of suns, shining in the sun above. I am the crystal light in the sun and virgin purity in the moon. I am the twinkling spark in the star and the sustaining Principle in the universe. I shine, the sun shines. The sun warmly whispers unto Me of My eternal Presence in it. I am really all Myself in everything - the sun, the moon, the star and the whole cosmos. I am Atman without a form, incapable of division and of everlasting Bliss. I am ever immaculate. I am the all-pervading One, unlimited by time, unbounded by space, pure & holy by my own nature. I am infinite and an abode of immortal knowledge and perfect Freedom. I am the Absolute, the Eternal Bliss, pervading everywhere, within & without. I am the only One, pure, unchangeable & uniform essence or entity, birthless & deathless. I am the everlasting principle of dynamic existence beyond the reach of imagination, destitute of all duality & unity. I am neither inaccessible nor accessible to knowledge, neither bound nor free and neither a doer nor an enjoyer. I am the One & the All and I am ever All Myself. None else exists. I am He, the monistic uncontradictable, attributeless Bliss. I am beyond concentration, meditation, Yoga and all other practices, I am indivisible and of the nature of self-resplendent consciousness. I am the consciousness of the Reality which does not admit of differentiation. I alone am all-inclusive, constitute the ultimate goal and self consciousness, pure & simple. I am absolutely non-dual in My nature. I am, indeed, Brahman, without difference, without change and of the nature of Reality, Knowledge & Bliss. I am the living ocean of ecstasy that rages wild and surges and storms and levels down the earth & heavens. I send such continuous wave after wave of inarticulate ecstasy into the world drowning deep and scattering all its thoughts & cares. I beat in every beast. see in every eye, throb in every pulse, smile in every flower, shine in the lightening and roar in the thunder. I flutter in the leaves, I hiss in the winds and I roll in the surging seas. I am the Wisdom of the wise, the Strength of the strong and the Heroism of the heroic. I am the very life of infinity both within & without. i am the One in the all and the All in One. I am the Impersonal Personality of the whole universe. What can make Me afraid? I care not for the nature's laws. Death is a joke to me and I am the death of death. I am the Infinite, The Eternal and the Immortal Self. Me, no fire can burn, no water melt, no air dry and no sword pierce. I am that Supreme Self before whose magnitude the suns and moons and all their systems appear, as insignificant specks in the ocean and before whose glory space melts away into nothingness. Time vanishes into non-existence and causation dwindles into emptiness. Ranging beyond names & forms, passing free into woods & forests, mountains & rivers, into day & night, clouds & stars, passing free into men & women, animals & angels, as the self of each and all, am I. Truth flows from Me, just as light radiates from the sun and fragrance emanates from a flower. Sometimes it rushes and envelopes all rumbling & thundering, shaking and waking the world into true import of life. I fill and thrill the whole world with this one Truth of Freedom, My Godhead. I am the Transcendental Bliss, the Absolute Intelligence, the Supreme synthesis of Consciousness that shines in the shrine of every heart. I am the divine inner harmony of the universe in the unruffled stillness of the soul. I am the one music of all life in the deepest depths. I am the immutable & indescribable Atman, the dynamic principle of Existence and the infinite ocean of everlasting glee. In my presence, all hells & heavens are effaced into shadowy nothingness and the whole universe is a mere bubble, ever ready to burst. Night & day get themselves dissolved, pairs of opposites vanish, bondage of matter is broken, name & form evaporate and the whole cosmos melts like a dream and I am Myself the eternal and the all-abiding Reality, the glorious, majestic, infinite & independent Self. I am the chief and unshaken center of gravity making of this whole universe, as it is, a zero. And I bathe the world in Nectar of everlasting Bliss flooding forth from within and thus sweep it off its meum and tuum."

- From Book " The Voice of Babaji : a trilogy on Kriya Yoga "

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What can be spoken of is not the Reality;
Neither what can be spoken of nor what cannot be spoken of is the Reality.
If there is only the limitless One, all is Shiva.
How, then, can there be objects, or senses, the intellect or the mind?

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 8

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If there's no distinction between division and non-division,
If there's no distinction between the knower and the known,
If there's only the limitless One, all is Shiva.
What then, is the third mental state, and what is the fourth?

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 7

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I am Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute. I am That by very nature. I cannot be anything else but That, as I am That alone without a beginning and an end. It is My real nature. I am the Absolute & Supreme Self, both within & without the finitude. I am Truth, eternal & everlasting. I am the only One, all in Myself. None exists save I, in & through all that exist. I am ever All Existence itself. I am the changless One in the midst of all changes. I am the Formless in all forms. Change is linked up with form, and form is labeled with change. But I am beyond the two. I am not suseptible to all the ills of the flesh that exist crawling under the feet of form & change. I am the monistic unity, here, there & everywhere & at all times- nay for all times. Where is happiness, except in perefect realization of the One without second? I feel I am happiness itself. All Bliss I am. All joy I am. It is only My Bliss that is being felt and enjoyed by every one in a dimmer or brighter magnitude, conciously or unconsciously. All Bliss is Infinity and Infinity alone is all Bliss, I am, indeed, Brahman, the basic priciple, from which the whole universe seems to have come. I am the same in each & everything. I am all peace and all calm within myself. I am of the nature of Being, Brightness & Bliss Absolute. There is not even an iota of doubt about this. This is My eternal truth. I am the One monistic permanent entity in the whole world, which is made up of broken fragments of delusion, of fickle & fleeting modifications and of the glitter of fool's gold. I seat Myself in the very heart of delusion undeluded. I am ever steady & steadfast in all its trumblings & stumblings. I am always firm in all its fleetings. I am the One eternal Truth, in all falsehood. I am pure Bliss of Perfect Freedom. I am the simple life of Eternity. I am the one Light of everlasting Turth. I am the virgin love of Immortality. I am the essence of all-pervading Infinity, I am the sole breath of all Nature. I am Truth, Freedom, Life, Light & Love. I am Eternity, Immortality & Infinity. I am One without a Second, the one in All and the All in all. I am the Supreme wisdom unconcenrned with all the trade that Jiva carries on with the Jagat. I am the subtlest of the subtle, an embodiment of indivisibility Itself. Eternal knower am I of the triplet, namely subject, object and their relation, and also I am their fundamental background on which they express themselves on the relative plane and dissolve themselves in the absolute plane. I shine in the sun and the moon and the stars and the whole universe. I am the sun of suns, shining in the sun above. I am the crystal light in the sun and virgin purity in the moon. I am the twinkling spark in the star and the sustaining Principle in the universe. I shine, the sun shines. The sun warmly whispers unto Me of My eternal Presence in it. I am really all Myself in everything - the sun, the moon, the star and the whole cosmos. I am Atman without a form, incapable of division and of everlasting Bliss. I am ever immaculate. I am the all-pervading One, unlimited by time, unbounded by space, pure & holy by my own nature. I am infinite and an abode of immortal knoweldge and perfect Freedom. I am the Absolute, the Eternal Bliss, pervading everywhere, within & without. I am the only One, pure, unchangable & uniform essence or entity, birthless & deathless.

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“Spirituality is an opening to express innocence in its purest form. Innocence itself is an offering to God. Innocence itself is the greatest prayer to God.
Religion is by itself not any belief as it is made out to be. Every religion is the result of the deep spiritual experience of the great master who founded it. What they experienced, they gave as a religion to humanity, through which humanity can get the same experience. There was no other intent. If this is understood, any person can practice any religion. That is the beauty of all original religions.
The same is true when you are around a master. Be in a mood of innocent surrender. When you are innocent and prayerful, the master’s silence penetrates your being. The religion of silence is the greatest religion. It is the religion of the great masters and disciples. That is true spirituality also.
Spirituality when practiced out of innocence keeps you childlike. If you see the Tanjore art paintings depicting themes from the Hindu epics, you will see that the faces of the men, women, sages and Gods in the painting are always young and innocent. The reason is that true spirituality keeps the essence of life young because it deals with the ‘feeling’, not with the ‘knowing’. When you are with the head you age quickly. When you are with the heart you remain fresh and young all the time.
With spirituality comes deep devotion to the Whole. It is devotion from the being. Devotion is an outpouring that removes all your defenses and makes you vulnerable for Existence to enter you. There are enchanting stories of the great devotees of Hindu mythology who made miracles happen through sheer devotion.
Such is the depth of innocent worship. The innocent worshipper continues to be prayerful even after the worship is over. The prayer is an expression of the humble innocence and gratitude towards the Whole, so it knows no reason. It just continues.”

From the book Living Enlightenment

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Seeking God in meditation is the direct way to attain a joyous and youthful state of mind. There are additional practices that will also help to nurture mental youthfulness. First of all, learn to smile - sincere smiles. Wherever you are, no matter how trying the circumstances, smile from your heart. Harbor no form of anger or malice. Try to give genuine smiles to all - friends, family, strangers alike. Half the secret of youthfulness lies in that. If you have a contagious smile that wells up from your true inner being, you are youthful. I often say that if you can't smile, then stand before a mirror and train yourself to smile by pulling the corners of your mouth up!

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Aliveness is not an acquired state – it is your nature. “Just being” means being absolute life – not a mind, not a thought, not an emotion, not an ideology, not a philosophy, not a belief system, not a gender, not a race, not a caste, not a creed – just life. If you touch life on this level, you will know by experience that life and the source of life are packed inside each other.

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Honey whets the appetite, and so does wisdom!
When you enjoy becoming wise, there is hope for you!

- Proverbs 24:13-14

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Teach me Thy way O Lord, and lead me in a simple plain path.

- Psalms 27:11

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The light of the world will illuminate within you, when you fast and purify yourself.

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There is truth in saying that man becomes what he eats.

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All the vitality and energy I have comes to me because my body is purified by fasting.

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Chapter Six

9. I am ever of the nature of Consciousness. I am Existence-Consciousness-Bliss. All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman. I am Brahman alone.
10. I am of the nature of Kaivalya (That which alone exists). I am ever of the nature of the pure. All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman. I am Brahman alone.
11. I am pure Knowledge alone. I am Kaivalya. I am the Beloved. All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman. I am Brahman alone.
12. I am only agitationless. I am. I am, indeed, of my own nature. All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman. I am Brahman alone.

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