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"Banat, Banat, Ban Jai !" (‘Making, making, some day made!’)

It was Lahiri Mahasaya’s encouragement to persevere in meditation.

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Seek Divine wealth, not the paltry tinsel of earth. After acquiring inward treasure, you will find that outward supply is always forthcoming.

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"No matter what the disciple's problem, the guru advised Kriya Yoga for its solution."

" The yogic key will not lose its efficiency when I am no longer present in the body to guide you. This technique cannot be bound, filed, and forgotten, in the manner of theoretical inspirations. "

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The master never counseled slavish belief. "Words are only shells," he said. Win conviction of God's presence through your own joyous contact in meditation.

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Solve your problems through meditation. Exchange unprofitable speculation for actual God-communion.

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'The way you behave with Sadashiva is the way He behaves with you. He is a mirror. Be integrated to it. Same way kirtan, be Integreated to it. Steps of the song will churn your stomach will put you in Bhavasamadhi. Bhava Samadhi is the only currency useful to you when out of Matrix. You will realise Sadashivoham. Doing morning Panchakriya, Guru Puja, Yoga, Satsang, Kirtan is aiming at putting you in Bhava Samadhi.'

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"An onlooker tells Swamiji that he is not able to comprehend what Swamiji is saying. He tells him that he has become confused.
If life was meant to be logical, there would be only men or only women. There would be only cold or only hot. But there are both. There are always opposites; there is always a yin and yang - the male and female, the opposites.
When there is duality, there is bound to be confusion. Only when you have absorbed all confusions and all opposites, will oneness happen in you. I am not telling you to drop all confusion. I am telling you to understand and use them. For example: love and hate are two emotions in you. Now you have used both of them and a new emotion has risen in you: compassion. Compassion is both of these and something more.
This is what I go on doing. I create bridges within you between the opposites. And this is what causes the confusion. Your minds nature is to divide, so you are perfectly alright with these opposites. But the nature of life is oneness, so I am telling you to find the bridge that will connect.
The bridges are already there. You just have to look.
And I will go on creating opposites in you. If you are confused, I will make you clear. If you are clear, I will make you confused. I will go on putting you in confusion. Only when you are utterly confused, the mind will drop and suddenly there will be no more confusion, only clarity.
Confusion is a part of life. If you are not confused, you are just dull. And what will you do with certainty? Confusion is much more valuable. It means you are alive. It means you are growing.
But you never want confusion. You want certainty. You want certainty because you want security all the time. You need to feel secure. But I tell you: instead of running away from confusion, you should have the clear understanding that confusion will make you clearer.
The moment I see you settling, I will just shake the Earth beneath you. You will fall down and become frustrated and confused. The nature of the mind is to settle, but life has to move! The mind is like a stagnant pool, but life is like a river. Life is full of movement, but your mind wants to be still.
This is the reason why there is so much of struggle. Your mind wants to remain stagnant, but life has to move. As of now, you are living for the mind. So you want to become stagnant. But your inherent nature is to flow with life; to be in continuous movement.
Let you be clear: the confusion will be there. Once you come into contact with me, the confusion will come. This is because the new will start happening but the old will still be there. It will be difficult to decide whether to let the new take over or to continue with the old. The new will be chaos. The old is order. But there is a charm in the chaos, a pull. You will try to run away, but you end up running towards it!
Let the confusion be there. Do not run away from it; become aware.Once you have totally lost yourself in confusion, you will simply drop the mind.
Confusion is part of the process. It is part of the work which is done once you come to the Master. The transformation can happen only after all your old concepts and ideologies leave you. All of these ideologies are like a mesh for me to enter. Unless this mesh gives way, I cannot enter. When confusion happens, the mesh becomes so tight and complex that it has to break. When this happens, I can enter"

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“Operating with intelligence is the process of going back to the innocence you were born with. It is not a process of becoming. It is not attaining something new, it is discovering your very being. It is the true door to knowing you as
you truly are.
When you are intellectual, you operate purely from the head, from logic.
Your knowledge gives you the false illusion of knowing everything that exists. It keeps you firmly rooted in the head. When your intelligence awakens, you drop from the head to the heart, from logic to love. Then, you operate neither from pure intellect nor from pure sentimental love. You operate just from loving intelligence, and you automatically radiate compassion to all of those around you.”
“Innocence is directly related to the inner space. It is in no way related to the outer world. In the Shiva Sutras, Shiva gives us techniques to achieve this innocence. If you follow Shiva’s life as is described in the Hindu mythological stories, you will not be able to see any social or traditional innocence in him. But there will be the pure and ultimate innocence. The place where he lives or the way in which he lives is not directly related to his purity or innocence. Shiva lives in a cemetery where bodies are cremated, surrounded by spirits and ghosts.
The word Shiva in Sanskrit means causeless auspiciousness.
This causeless auspiciousness, the energy to create bliss wherever he is, wherever he happens, arises out of his innocent inner space.”

- From 'Living Enlightenment'

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There is just an ever-present joy.
It is just a joy, and it is there every day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
—another name for the various days is Joy.
Joy shows itself when ego is exposed as a myth.
When this joy arises,
everything seen is perceived with joy,
is reflecting and radiating joy.
This joy is your perfume but the flower,
its source, no one can find.
Free of personal identity,
there remains a stillness and silence—qualityless
—a quiet space, no excitement.
Excitement can come also,
but such movements fluctuate very fast,
whereas the joy is seamless.
The joy and the stillness are the same.
The joy and the love are the same.
The love and the contentment are the same.
The contentment and the wisdom are the same.
The peace and God is the same.
The ‘I’ and God is the same.
The you and God is the same.
The you and me is the same.
Then zero and one is the same.
One and two is the same.
A hundred and zero is the same.
Everything is the same.
The same and nothing is the same.
Nothing and everything is the same.
Everything and me is the same.
God and me and everything is the same.
All are the same One.
Alleluia!

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Native of eternity.
At home in infinity.
Breathing immortality.

Let these words sing in every cell.

Abundance of splendor.
Luminous energies of creation,
Pulsing everywhere always.

What could these astounding
words mean?

Meditate on them continually,
Let the impulses ripple through you.

Resonate with the all-pervading
hum of truth
And know,
Every fleeting moment is
Supported by forever.

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All mantras live in and get life from that one mantra of I consciousness.

~ Spanda Karika 2.1

The one who recites mantra for the sake of realizing Shiva will never attain the reality of Shiva consciousness. There is only one thing that a yogi must maintain and that is awareness, awareness of the union of objective Shiva consciousness with subjective Shiva consciousness and, in one driving push, the flow of objective and subjective Shiva consciousness.

~ Srikanthisamhita Sastra

Because these words are digested along with the mind of the aspirant, they are said to be, along with the divinity of the yogi, one with divine Shiva consciousness.

~ Spanda Karika 2.2

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' Ganapati Atharvashirsham '

Jai Shri Ganesha!

“Let us listen with our ears to that which is auspicious, adorable one. Let us perceive with our eyes what is holy and auspicious. With strong, stable body and limbs, may we seek the divine grace and accept the noble order of all our life. Ganesha, Salutations to YOU, YOU are actually A Brahma Tattvam. Only because YOU bless an action, it happens.

Only YOU are the ONE who holds us from falling, Only YOU remove obstacles and ignorance. YOU are the Brahman, the ultimate divine power. YOU are the soul that is part of everything.

I surrender to you, Lord Ganesha. You are the speaker. You are the listener. You are the giver. You are the sustainer. I am your disciple. Protect me from the front and back. Protect me from the north and the south, from above and below. Protect me from all directions.

You are full of perfect knowledge of truth and awareness. You are full of bliss and pure consciousness. You are truth, consciousness and bliss. You are the absolute awareness. You are full of supreme wisdom and knowledge.

You are the earth, water, fire, air and the space. You are the root foundation of speech. You are beyond the three gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas. You are beyond the physical, mental and causal bodies. You are beyond the three aspects of time: past, present and future. You are eternally established in the muladhara chakra. You have three shaktis: action, knowledge and will.

Salutation to the Ganapati whose seed mantra is Aum Gam. We know Ekadanta, the One-tusked God, the unique God. We meditate upon Vakratunda, the curved-trunk God. May that unique elephant God illumine our consciousness and direct us along the right track.

Prostrations to Vratapati, the Lord of Plenty. Prostrations to Ganapati, the Lord of various groups of Gods. Prostrations to Pramathapati, the Lord of Siva's hosts. Prostrations to Lambodara, the full-bellied God with a single tusk, destroyer of obstacles, the Son of Siva, the Bestower of all Blessings.”

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If you feel trapped it is through your mind.
If you feel free it is through your mind.
Don’t give it to your mind to assess how good the day has been.
Just be present.
Be like space—it never gets old, it has no mood.
Be like a clear mirror—it has no opinions or preferences.
It doesn’t say, ‘I like to reflect flowers, but not beards.’
Whatever shows up, it reflects perfectly.
So don't give up. By following these simple guidances
your mind is going to become light, open and clear. Why?
Because it is natural for it to be like this.
Only bad education, bad culture, bad habits distort
your perception and recognition of the Real.
Just be very open and present
and accept that every day is your best day,
every moment is your moment.
Are you open for this?

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Everyone who has said yes to This,
who has turned their heart to God, to Truth
—you are totally loveable.
You are attracting the attention of the highest beings,
and they will walk with you, they will guide and look after you,
because you have made the higher choice in this life.
Troubles may come, but soon you are over them.
I sometimes say,
Why complain about your shoes when I have shown you your wings.
So don’t worry, stay with what you have been shown,
you have crossed this little bridge
… you made it here. Now make it all the way.

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Who is the ‘I’ that ‘Am’?

This inquiry is really using your life and your intelligence
to begin to understand the nature of Existence,
to begin to settle into the Truth of what you are
beyond mere assumption.
Even this simple question has a power.
Who gave you the feeling ‘I am’?
And who are you who received it?
It is simply here.
All that arises in the mind and the body
in terms of thoughts, feelings, memories, and so on,
all the cognitive functioning, all the biological functioning,
all the movement of time and space—appear in front of you.
That which perceives them is your very I-am-ness itself
—but is it merely a person?
The person is always changing,
but something is aware of those changes also.
That which is aware of the person's changefulness,
is That itself changing?
That which watches your life unfolding,
that is aware of the changeful, restless nature of the mind,
that is aware of any feelings of pride or insecurity,
or any of these things that come up
with the sense of the person we take ourselves to be;
all that is observed within the same body—all this is seen.
A looking takes place in which even
the sense of yourself as a person is seen.
Your changing moods are perceived.
Wishful thinking is perceived.
The functioning of the intellect is perceived.
That which is perceiving all these movements,
is that itself moving?
Can that perceiver itself be perceived?

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'Please understand, anybody who has drowned in the ocean of samsara, the ocean of delusion and bondage, the only anchor available to raise yourself to the next level is Master’s words. From the other plane of existence, the only bridge available to this plane, this universe, is an Enlightened Master’s words. If you don’t catch that and raise yourself, nothing else- no puja, no meditation, no spiritual practice can help you.'

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'When cognition triggers emotions
is called delusion.
When emotions trigger cognition
is called sadhana, spiritual practice.'

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The absence of awareness robs your body of the wealth of spirituality. This absence of awareness is created by your own ignorance. If you wash off that ignorance existing in you with spanda, the energy of will, then where does the possibility of the absence of awareness exist?

~ Spanda Karika 3.8

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When he pervades the whole universe including his individual being, then what is to be explained or spoken to him? He understands his state by himself.

~ Spanda Karika 3.11

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By taking hold of spanda, the energy of will, even a feeble person becomes capable and fit to do whatever work he intends doing. The one who is filled with extreme and intense hunger can subside his hunger by focusing the force of the energy of will (iccha Sakti).

~ Spanda Karika 3.6

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Q: What is seriousness?
A: Seriousness is nothing but paying undue importance to something, at the cost of everything else. It stems from the inability to see that all of life is just a drama that is unfolding every minute. Seriousness is the result of over-expectation from life.
A small story:
Two boys were building sand castles on the beach.
They suddenly had a quarrel and one of the boys got angry and kicked the sand castle.
The other boy went and complained to the king about it. The king began to laugh at him for making so much out of just sand castles. But the king’s advisor, a Zen monk, started laughing at the king.
He asked, ‘When you can fight battles and lose sleep over stone castles, why do you laugh at these boys for fighting over sand castles?’
Seriousness kills creativity. It destroys spontaneity.
Science has proved that when you perform a task in a relaxed and light manner, your thinking and decision-making capacity is automatically enhanced. The same task when performed in a serious manner dulls your mind.
All our seriousness is just sickness. When I say all, I mean ALL. And all our sickness originates from seriousness. Seriousness begets sickness and sickness begets seriousness.
When you do something too seriously, when you are too concerned about the result, you are actually not allowing yourself to perform at the optimum level.
Of course, you need to make plans, you need to think ahead, but with sincerity, not with seriousness. Seriousness is not the same as sincerity. Sincerity is focusing on the task with enthusiasm and youthfulness. Sincerity is giving the task your best without worrying excessively about the result.
With sincerity, there is no worry, there is only enthusiasm.

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Understand, the gap between one thought and another thought,
in that gap, the Self, Atman shines automatically.

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"If you have a feeling connection with me, you have the DNA of Sadashiva!
You have come from Kailash and will go back to Kailash."

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Pure questionning has no answer. Only Bhava samadhi is the response!

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When you surrender to the Master, you surrender to his mission and to his teachings as well. When you surrender at the physical level, you surrender your physical self, your comforts to the Master, to imbibe and spread his teachings and mission.
For example, when you are involved completely in the work of the mission, you sacrifice your comforts, your sleep, and your desires in order to do that work.
Actually, I cannot call it sacrifice because you will feel from your very being that this is the best thing you can do. You will feel that it is the best use of your time and energy at the moment, rather than doing anything else like taking rest.
Automatically, your comforts take a lower priority and your laziness just vanishes. Everything else becomes a lower priority. The work of the mission is of supreme priority.
And I tell you, when you take up the responsibility of the mission, you will realize that what seemed to you as a load, as too much responsibility, is actually a blissful experience. How can the mission of the Master give anything other than pure bliss?
The moment you surrender to the Master and his mission and you stand up to take up the responsibility, you will find that simply the Divine Energy flows through you and you just flow effortlessly and express yourself most beautifully.
All you need to do is to be stable and available and the Divine Energy will make you able!

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Q: Master, please comment on desires. Most Masters recommend sealing of desires. How can this be done?

I can comment on desires but do not want to comment on what most Masters recommend. I tell you honestly that sealing of desires cannot be done. Suppression will only lead to perversion and other difficulties.

Transformation is the only possibility; suppression cannot be practised. Whether it is related to the senses, enjoyment or name and fame or anything, the more you suppress, the more you poison your system.

All you can do is transform the desires. If you want this to happen, enter into meditation and let your energies be transformed. Except transformation, there is no other way to escape from desires. Just divert the energy and let it become pure. When you transform, you will have the pure desire without it being directed towards any object.

Desire without object is energy. When your energy is attached to an object, it becomes desire and when the desire is detached from the object it becomes energy. That is why in Vedic systems we call desire ichha shakti or desire energy.

As long as there is no object, it leads you to bliss. When there is an object, it leads you to bondage. You can only transform or purify it through meditation. Never suppress it. Suppression only leads to more problems.

A small story:

An 80 year old monk is interviewed by a junior novice monk. The junior monk asks the old monk, ‘Master, how does one control bad thoughts? How long do the bad thoughts continue to occur in the mind?’

The senior monk says, ‘I don’t know how long they continue to occur but I do know that they last at least to the age of 80!’
So please be very clear, suppression leads nowhere. Work for transformation, not for suppression.

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