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"Lord, grant me to be pure compassion
Help me to tide people over their grief and fears
Aid me to build a world where there is no murder
and where there is no eating by killing.

Let me sing
Your glory without end—
Lord my Mother,
For this I pray."

He does not have any hostile reaction to this people ideas, and do not preach
them, but instead he place his agony before God. The fact that vegetarianism exists on a considerable scale in Tamil Nadu today is largely owing to Vallalar Swamigal. His
disciple Velayuda Mudaliar writes (to quote Mudaliar’s original in English): ‘He
(Ramalinga Swamigal) had a strange faculty about him, witnessed very often, of
changing a carnivorous person into a vegetarian; a more glance from him seemed
enough to destroy the desire for animal food.’

Source: Vallalar - Messenger of Grace Light, p. 23

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People plant demeaning little gods
over the land, and in the names of these,
They kill sheep and swine and fowl and bulls,
Bleeding their robust lives
I am witness to this, and weary;
My reason fails, my senses reel.
The red houses of abhorrence
of these wretched little gods
I have pain in seeing it.

Source: Vallalar - Messenger of Grace Light, p. 23

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When I see men feeding themselves with
vicious meat food,
It is ever-recurring grief to me;
I tremble, I faint, my flesh shrinks,
You do know my sore-troubled mind,
My exhausted mind, my Master
He expressed again and again his horror of killing:

I shuddered at the horrid killer’s
swift-descending axe on the prostrate life.
When with my eyes I saw
the terrible agony of taking life away,
or the fishermen’s net on the sand
with bait, or rope with noose, or trap,
Lord, Lord, my Father, You do know,
How, how, shall I utter my agony?

Source: Vallalar - Messenger of Grace Light, p. 23

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The miracle-working adept,
Though he may change a man
into a girl, and that girl, freshly risen in beauty,
Back to a virile man in a trice,
Though he may raise men from the dead,
I swear by my Master, I swear
by God’s effulgent Flame,
If he be thinking, in his merciless mind,
To eat and feed on a body that was house of life,
Him I do not hold in reverence.

Source: Vallalar - Messenger of Grace Light, p. 22

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Lord of Grace who counseled me,
‘Keep me aloof from killers of life
and feeders on meat. They are aliens
to you. Hold no rapport with them
nor any tie with them, except
to save them from hunger, if needed to be,
true to compassion, with compassion
unfailing to all life, swear, O swear!
Lord of resounding glory, Lord of Mercy,
Dancing for the common wealth, glory to You.

Source: Vallalar - Messenger of Grace Light, p. 21

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Seeing withered corn, my spirit drooped,
Watching the wretch that begged from door to door
unavailingly, and hungry sank to sleep,
I brooded. At sight of long-racking disease
I shuddered. Starving, poor, too proud to beg,
and spirit-broken, broke me.
O Last Boon, Shining Lord of Ethereal Space,
When I hear of human creatures starving
or spent with hunger, a fear seizes me,
like a fire in the mind, quickly ablaze,
and my body shivers.
Cattle’s lowing turned hoarse
Dismayed me.
Bull and beast ill-fed
Preyed on me.
Quacking fowl and duck
Unhinged me.
Lord, when I saw the murderous knife
Dangling from the butcher’s hand,
I trembled in fear.
When people’s voices rose in squabble
A shivering came on me.
When they knocked at the door in frenzy
It jarred on me.
O Lord, you know, when some one wailed, ‘O father’ or ‘mother’ or ‘Alas’,
The words tore through me
Like an uprooting storm.
O Essence beyond the mind of man,
Final Anchor, my Master,
I, your servant, bound to my kin,
friends, comrades, mother, brothers,
sisters, others, am sore-troubled
to see passing clouds on their faces,
You know.
O Father, Splendor of the Cosmic Stage,
My God, my great Goal,
Need I tell you
the distress that sears my mind
When, in this distressful world,
Mother, comrades, friends,
People near to me, people next to me,
People removed from me,
Suffer, and I see them suffer,
Pangs of hunger, pain of disease.
Scorching afflictions,
Lord, You do know.
Lord, whose dance is blessing
Seed and fruit of final being,
In this passing show of life
Choked by grievous want,
When greyed people and young people ,
known and unknown, recount to me
their trials and tribulations,
My mind trembles and splinters,
Lord, You do know.

Source: Vallalar - Messenger of Grace Light, p. 21

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In one of what he calls his ‘Petitions of the Supreme Effulgent Grace’ he prays:

Lord of all, Supreme Effulgent Grace! Grant that henceforth our minds are not tainted
with ritualistic and other aberrations of creeds and sects, cultural and other aberrations of
castes and codes.
Let the awareness of the identity of the soul universal right to love and to be loved by all
beings, which is the prime gold of the pure spiritual seeker, not forsake us at any time in
any degree, in any manner, in any place. Let it ever illumine and move us.
God of Shining Light, we thank You for Your mercy, we thank You.

Source: Vallalar - Messenger of Grace Light, p. 20

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People must realize that they must hasten to bring to fruition the rare chance of human
birth given to them.
That fruition consists in gaining the joy of awareness of the pure Effulgent Grace that
shows through all lives, all deeds, all things, all worlds, and thus in gaining the highest
life that is not impeded at any time in any way by anything.
The way to attain this life and this joy is through gaining the Grace which is the natural
quality of God.
There is only one way to attain this Grace, and no other. It is to make the Grace which is
the natural quality of God one’s own natural quality. What is Grace in God is
compassion for Life in man.

From Vallalar - Messenger of Grace Light, p. 20

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Sometimes when my heart is full,
brimming with that joy,
something erupts inside, that I want to tell you.
And I think, Should I say such things?
should I say such things?
Should I tell you, that you are the Christ in Jesus?
you are the Buddha in Siddharhta,
that you are Paramatman in Krishna,
or Brahman in Shiva?
Will you merely inflate yourself with this,
or will you drown in this?

So when I refer to you,
I refer to you as the undivideable,
momentarily dreaming.
Are you up for it?
Are you up for being what
you cannot avoid but be?
I don't know.

So I myself bow to that in you,
towards whom these words point.
and which itself has nothing to accomplish,
but whose joy is in recognising itself,
and to be free of delusion.
I bow to that in you.
Bow to that in yourself.

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How to take responsibility?

“Shareera maatram khalu dharma saadhanam’ means, it is the body which is the base for all achievements.

Own your body, feel it is yours. Carry this understanding, ‘Come on, I am not interested in keeping the body like this! I do not want to live inside a body which is not flexible or healthy.’ Spend energy, spend time, bend your body and make it yogic. It is your body. Whole day you are living with it. Why are you unaware of it? Whole day, let all your movements be such that it continuously becomes healthy and graceful, as you always wanted it. Design it as you want with yoga: make it a yogic body, so that any physical suffering or disease can never happen to it.

In the same way, own your mind; it is yours. Design it so that never any suffering can touch you; never any suffering can happen to you. Just carry this understanding always – ‘It is my mind! Come on! Now I am designing it so that nobody can give me any suffering, no suffering can touch me!’

Take ownership for your mind. See that every thought that you give life to brings only joy to you, bring only bliss to you, never any suffering, never any disturbance. Mend it and weave it as you want, train it as you want and tame it as you want. The mind which is based on knowledge is a Vedic mind. The mind that does not bring suffering to you is a Vedic mind.

In the same way, own your living. Carry this understanding, ‘It is my life! Come on, let me own it! Let me enjoy it! I will make money only the way I enjoy it. I will have only the pleasures that I enjoy. I will choose my way of life. I will be conscious in every step, and see that I achieve what I want!’

Infuse awareness into every action: walking, talking, sitting, moving and breathing. Infuse awareness into everything. Slow down in every action. Let it be more with awareness. Infusing awareness is what I call meditative living or Zen living.

It is time you take ownership, ‘Let me create it afresh, as I want! Maybe in the past I failed, but now it is time, let me weave it as I want, let me design it as I want!’
Own your body, own your mind, own your living and own your lifestyle. That is what I call yogic body, Vedic mind and Zen living.

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By saying "My house," you make a distinction between you and the house. Here the word "my," becomes the cause. The seer and the seen can be clearly defined, and the seer can merge with the seen as well. The "I" and "my," simultaneously merge into oblivion. When you say that there is nothing, you still remain. Eventually, there comes a time when the one who says that there is nothing also ceases to exist. That is the true "Self Form," or Swaroopa, that is "Absolute Knowledge," or Vidnyana. The "Spontaneous Natural State" is the real proof that establishes us. It is our true evidence. It is the "Truth," that is the only true state of Reality, and not a fabricated one. When you seem to make changes in it, it is all just make-believe. It is our primordial True Nature without a beginning. The moment you work on it and make slight changes in it, the untrue and nonexistent objects, though fabricated, assume a spontaneously true character. "That which can be perceived and hence concentrated on, is Illusion and that which cannot be perceived is Brahman." That which is experienced on being conscious of this world is Maya, Illusion.

Amrut Laya - The Stateless State

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If you know you exist, if you remember you exist, and if you want to exist, understand, you are pure reflection of Maha Sadashiva. The conclusion you need to come about you is Maha Sadashiva! I tell you, the moment you come to the conclusion you are Maha Sadashiva, you will look at the life large! All suffering is when you look at the life very short! You want wealth, that is all not a problem. But, you want it in next twenty four hours, that’s where the problem. Why you want it in next twenty four hours? Because you strongly believe you have only few more years to live! Understand, time is your servant! You have enough time!

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Choosing right vs. choosing pleasant.

"If you have to choose between right and pleasant: let it always be right! Let it always be right! Especially the age till twenty five. If you choose good, that will be one fourth of your life. If you choose pleasant that will be the whole life. That’s all! ...What you conceive, what you perceive, what you consume, in everything: decide powerfulness, right, not pleasant. Whether it is relationship with parents, relationship with the food, relationship with your habits - even your habits is relationship with them! Neither Gods or Demons are produced overnight...So, set your day to day lifestyle right: in course of time you will be God.

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Jai Maha Vishnu! ૐ

Om ! That (Brahman) is infinite, and this (universe) is infinite.
The infinite proceeds from the infinite.
(Then) taking the infinitude of the infinite (universe),
It remains as the infinite (Brahman) alone.
Om ! Let there be Peace in me !
Let there be Peace in my environment !
Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me !

That which helps you cross from the fear of birth, aging and death is called Tharakam (Tharayathi means Crosses). Understanding the appearance of the living being and God as separate entities is due to illusion and then examining and understanding the differences which exist in the world by the method of, “It is not this”, “It is not this” and at last what remains at last is the Adhvaya Brahman (which does not have two forms). To get it we have to practice three aims.

In the middle of body there exists the Sushumna Nadi which is as bright as the sun and as cool as the moon. It starts from Mooladhara and goes up to Brahmarandra which is in the top middle of the skull. It is well known that in the middle of it there exists Kundalani which is as bright as crores of suns and as thin as the lotus thread. The man who sees that with his mind’s eye attains salvation by getting rid of all sins.

One who sees constant light in the top portion of his, in the middle of his forehead has attained mastery of yoga.

Wherever it is, if there is light above the head of a one, he is a yogi.

The yoga within is of two types viz Poorva (pre) and Uthara (post). The pre yoga is tharaka and the post yoga is amanaska (beyond mind).

That which can be realized by sensory organs is one which has a form. That which is in between the eye lids is without form. Always for understanding the things within, practice with deep application of mind is necessary. In Tharaka yoga, the concepts like Daharakasa are understood only by the mind’s eye. The Uthara (post) yoga is without form. It is beyond the mind.

Without batting the eye lids to see inside and outside, what we are aiming to see is called Sambhavi Mudra. The place where an expert in that type of mudra lives becomes very holy.

By the help of a great teacher one tries to find the Thuriya state hidden in either the sahasrara (thousand petal lotus) or the cave of the heart or end of the 12 Nadis. Ability to see it is only through the help of a great teacher.

If the teacher, who is a scholar in Vedas, who is a devotee of Lord Vishnu, who does not have jealousy in his mind, who is a great expert in yoga, who practices Yoga and who is the personification of Yoga blesses us, all the ties imposed by birth will vanish. At that moment all the sins committed in all the births will be destroyed. The Upanishad tells that he will achieve all the Purusharthas.

Om ! That (Brahman) is infinite, and this (universe) is infinite.
The infinite proceeds from the infinite.
(Then) taking the infinitude of the infinite (universe),
It remains as the infinite (Brahman) alone.
Om ! Let there be Peace in me !
Let there be Peace in my environment !
Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me !

Here ends the Advaya-Tarakopanishad belonging to the Sukla-Yajur-Veda

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If there be liberation, bondage is.
In the absence of bondage, liberation is not.
If there is birth, death occurs;
Without life,
Death cannot be.

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A jnani has fixed the mind in
his own Self. He has calmed the
mind through mental discipline
and mental control. He rejoices
in his own Self. He doesn't expect
any pleasure from external objects.
He is swimming in the ocean of
bliss. He feels no wants, because
all his desires are perfectly
satisfied. He has the
inexhaustible, imperishable,
supreme wealth of
the Atman.

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God is beyond comprehension
by mind and intellect. Powerful as
they are, their scope is insufficient
to contain Him, which has neither
beginning nor end. The cosmic
delusion of finitude prevents
the mind from conceiving
such vastness ..

Originless, Immeasurable is God.
Omnipresent in the farthest reaches
of space, He is in the distant stars,
and in you and in me; and He is
conscious every moment of
every place He is.

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They variously got different
names, but they are all pots
of the same clay. These kill
the goat and those kill the
cow and, in vain, both are
wasting their lives. Both
of them are mistaken,
for neither has
found God.

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Discern the changes of the
elements as nothing in reality
but the primary elements, and
yourself at once as free from
their bondage. Thus will you
abide in your essential
nature.

The undefiled Self is the sole
witness of the modifications of
the elements of nature, mind
and body. The major aim is
establishment in 'svarupa' -
the stainless and eternal
witness of the phenomenal
world.

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The life-current has passed through
innumerable incarnations, births and
deaths, pleasures and pains, etc., just
as the water current in a river flows
over rocks, pits, sands, elevations
and depressions on its way, but
still the current is unaffected.

The pleasures and pains, births
and deaths, are like undulations
on the surface of seeming water
in the mirage of the ego. The only
reality is the Self from where the
ego appears, and runs through
thoughts which manifest
themselves as the
universe.

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The desire surely is the world.
Renounce all desires. The
renunciation of the world
comes from the renunciation
of desire. Now you can
remain wherever you
are destined.

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The self, being infinite, moves
not though moving, and yet is
forever established in every
atom of existence. The self
does not go nor does it ever
come: for space and time
derive their meaning from
consciousness alone.
Where can the self go
when all that is,
is within.

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Just as the sun does not know darkness

The Self has no shadows

It is our belief in personhood that gives the sense of a shadow

You are the perfect Self, beginningless

How can this be proven?

It is not difficult to recognize the Self

If there is a difficulty it is the willingness to be free of our attachments, primarily to our sense of personhood

Nothing is untrue about you, except your imagining

To tell you the truth, there is no mind to transcend

There is only the Self

It has no obstacles, no enemies, no friends

It has no religion, and it is distanceless

The sense I Am in you, the Self is the heart of the I Am, in the same place

Don’t make your life into a book

You are like the Sun, ever fresh

There is truly neither past or future for you

Even the sense of now is meaningless for the Self

Rare is this understanding, more rare still is the one who finds it

In whatever place you may go or whatever situation you may find yourself, remember and be the Self

And let whatever inspiration flow from this, let that be expressed

For that is in the harmony of the Self

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On another day, in 1922, his devotees witnessed a dramatic revelation of his Divine Nature. Twenty-five or so devotees had gathered for meditation at seven o'clock in the evening. Suddenly they discovered Nityananda in their midst, crouching and straining, looking as though he were going to vomit. Instead, they saw a huge flash of light around his form. When they approached Nityananda, all signs of life had left his body, which was quickly growing stiff. Immediately word went out that the young Master had entered mahasamadhi. The devotees watched over Nityananda all night. No one touched the body and no doctor was called in. However, they did hold cotton near his nose to see if there was any breath, but none was detected. Suddenly, at four o'clock in the morning, Nityananda began to move.

Completely startled, his devotees placed him on a bed and stretched his limbs. When they put questions to him, Nityananda responded almost incoherently, saying, "The time has not yet come. This one came a little out of place and out of time. The time is not yet. Nobody appreciates and understands the things he does. So he wanted to discard the body and go. But a few sages met and they told this one, 'You go back. You have taken the body, why not use it up?' Let's see, Ramakrishna was there, Vivekananda was there. . ." He mentioned five names, but the people who were around him could not remember them all. In five-minutes he was fully conscious, and would answer no more questions.

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When the personal 'I' has
dissolved, still a sense of 'I'
remains. This remaining 'I'
is impersonal. We call it
the intuition 'I Am' for
the sake of clarity.

In the presence of 'I Am', the
disturbed 'I', the personal 'I',
is seen as nothing more
than thought.

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In the absence of Brahma,
there is no world; by the absence
of that world, there is no Hari. As
Brahman alone is, be of the
certitude that there is
no non-self.

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