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' SAMADHI '


“Vanished the veils of light and shade,
Lifted every vapor of sorrow,
Sailed away all dawns of fleeting joy,
Gone the dim sensory mirage.
Love, hate, health, disease, life, death:
Perished these false shadows on the screen of duality.
The storm of maya stilled
By magic wand of intuition deep.
But ever-present, all-flowing I, I, everywhere.
Planets, stars, stardust, earth,
Volcanic bursts of doomsday cataclysms,
Creation’s molding furnace,
Glaciers of silent X-rays, burning electron floods,
Thoughts of all men, past, present, to come,
Every blade of grass, myself, mankind,
Each particle of universal dust,
Anger, greed, good, bad, salvation, lust,
I swallowed, transmuted all
Into a vast ocean of blood of my own one Being.
Smoldering joy, oft-puffed by meditation
Blinding my tearful eyes,
Burst into immortal flames of bliss,
Consumed my tears, my frame, my all.
Thou art I, I am Thou,
Knowing, Knower, Known, as One!
Tranquilled, unbroken thrill, eternally living, ever-new peace.
Enjoyable beyond imagination of expectancy, samadhi bliss!
Not an unconscious state
Or mental chloroform without willful return,
Samadhi but extends my conscious realm
Beyond the limits of the mortal frame
To farthest boundary of eternity
Where I, the Cosmic Sea,
Watch the little ego floating in Me.
Mobile murmurs of atoms are heard,
The dark earth, mountains, vales, lo! molten liquid!
Flowing seas change into vapors of nebulae!
Aum blows upon vapors, opening wondrously their veils,
Oceans stand revealed, shining electrons,
Till, at the last sound of the cosmic drum,
Vanish the grosser lights into eternal rays
Of all-pervading bliss.
From joy I came, for joy I live, in sacred joy I melt.
Ocean of mind, I drink all creation’s waves.
Four veils of solid, liquid, vapor, light,
Lift aright.
I, in everything, enters the Great Myself.
Gone forever: fitful, flickering shadows of mortal memory;
Spotless is my mental sky, below, ahead, and high above;
Eternity and I, one united ray.
A tiny bubble of laughter, I
Am become the Sea of Mirth Itself.”


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The teacher can light a fire, but the teacher is not going to complete the process for you. Transmission is most powerful for people who feel a sense of resonance with what is being offered. If the resonance is there, a potential is ignited. Once the potential is woken up, then you need to take responsibility for what’s happening. Don’t just sit around waiting for the teacher or the teacher’s transmission to do it for you, because then you come into a dependent relationship. And as soon as you come into a dependent relationship psychologically or emotionally, the effect of the transmission is dampened down tremendously. It just kills it right on the spot. It’s like putting water on a fire. We need to become responsible for our own transformation because no teacher can in any way do everything for us. We’ve got to do it for ourselves. We’ve got to look for ourselves. Being in the presence of somebody might light a fire spontaneously, but you yourself have to tend that fire.

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In that state where one knows nothing at all,
This versified knowledge doesn't even exist.
So, now, while I'm in the state of samarasa,
I, the Avadhut, have spoken of the supreme Absolute.

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 27

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There is no distinction between "embodied" and "bodiless";
"Wrong action," "right action" - neither exists.
Truly, I'm Shiva, the one supreme Self.
How, then, should I worship? To whom should I bow?'

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 26

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There has never been any activity or rest;
The one Purity is stainless and motionless, is It not?
Truly, I'm Shiva, the one supreme Self.
How, then, should I worship? To whom should I bow?'

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 25

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The division between bodies is only imagined;
The division between places is only imagined.
Truly, I'm Shiva, the one supreme Self.
How, then, should I worship? To whom should I bow?'

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 24

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The distinction between Guru and disciple proves illusory;
The Guru's instruction proves illusory as well.
Truly, I'm Shiva, the one supreme Self.
How, then, should I worship? To whom should I bow?'

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 23

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Look, there's never even been a you or an I;
All talk about family or caste is untrue.
Truly, I'm Shiva, the one supreme Self.
How, then, should I worship? To whom should I bow?

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 22

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In the Self neither delusion nor non-delusion arises;
In the Self neither desire nor desirelessness arises.
If there's only the limitless One, all is Shiva.
How can you think there is such a thing as
indiscrimination or discrimination?

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 21

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“If you want to know the Divine, the only way is that you have no quality of your own. You just become a reflection. If you become a reflection, what will you reflect? Only the Ultimate.”

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Don't try to be the best.
Just do your best.

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Your thinking that you have to make an effort to get rid of this dream of the waking state and your making efforts to attain jnana or real awakening are all parts of the dream. When you attain jnana you will see there was neither the dream during sleep, nor the waking state, but only yourself and your real state.

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The moon appears to be running when the clouds move in the sky. Likewise to the non-discriminating person the Atman appears to be active when It is observed through the functions of the sense-organs.

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If there were, it would mean that the discovery of the Real depends on the efforts of the individual. The Supreme would not be the Supreme if He were subject to anything at all. He and He alone is at all times. To wear out the veil that occludes the vision of Reality is all that man can do, and that he has got to do.

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The mind which has obtained a burning desire for Self-attention, which is Self-inquiry, is said to be the fully mature one.

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Sri Anandamayi ma

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Real silence means there is actually nowhere else for the mind to go .

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Enlightenment means the end of all division. It is not simply having an occasional experience of unity beyond all division, it is actually being undivided. This is what nonduality truly means. It means there is just one Self, without a difference or gap between the profound revelation of Oneness and the way it is perceived and lived every moment of life.

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Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion.

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Without being concentrated by a magnifying glass, dry grass cannot be set alight by the rays of the sun, even though they bathe the whole earth evenly in their warmth. In the same way, it is only when focussed through the magnifying glass of your faith and devotion that the all-pervading warm rays of the buddhas’ compassion can make blessings blaze up in your being, like dry grass on fire.

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The greatest romance is with the Infinite. You have no idea how beautiful life can be. When you suddenly find God everywhere, when He comes and talks to you and guides you, the romance of divine love has begun.

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When by the flood of your tears the inner and outer have fused into one, you will find Her whom you sought with such anguish, nearer than the nearest, the very breath of life, the very core of every heart.

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You are Pure Consciousness
Your true nature (existence) is beyond description.
It (existence) cannot be known with the mind, yet it exists. It is the source of everything.
You become what you believe. How powerful are the effects of beliefs. Be aware of this truth.
Know that you are (exist) before knowing anything else (concepts or experiences). Have the firm conviction that you are pure consciousness (existence). This should be done spontaneously; it is the only way.
Catch hold of the knower of the mind. If you believe your thoughts, you will be disappointed.
Be the witness of thoughts. Remain as the seer (the subject).
The world is your mind (imagined within it).
The mind is a concept and this concept is the mind - it gives birth to whatever it likes. This is its nature.
When one realizes the true nature of concepts, one simultaneously realizes 'That' (consciousness) which is without concepts.
Only mind is born, not you (existence, consciousness).
When you become stabilized in your Self, the continuous commentary of the mind will stop.
Your true state (existence) is ever-existent (since existence always exists).
Only the religion of one's true nature (an awareness of one's inner awareness) will last to the end.
True religion is the religion of the Self (existence, consciousness). It lies in searching for one's true nature and stabilizing oneself there.
Religious traditions are based on concepts. There is silence (existence, consciousness) when these concepts are given up.
The ultimate religion is a state of Self-realization - it is an unbroken and fearless state of Being (existence, consciousness).
This means to live with the conviction that we are pure consciousness (existence).

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"O goddess, disciplining of the mind is far more excellent than many a horse-sacrifice. It is conducive to salvation. It is in
accessible to those who adhere to sensual objects."

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"The practice of Yoga quells all ailments, fevers and many other distressing ills."

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