Swami Krishnananda     21 posts


Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
| CHAPTER 3 | SEL0258 |

It is true culture which aims at grasping the supreme Truth , no matter how much of the world is to be sacrificed in its pursuit .

Every bit of gain in the realm of Truth involves a loss — if at all it is a loss — in the world of experience .

The dream-objects have to vanish if waking experience is to be had .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
| CHAPTER 2 | SEL0176 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The central tone of the Upanishads reveals everywhere a disbelief in the world of forms ever since the Rigveda declared that the sages give many names to that which is essentially One ( Rigveda I. 164. 46 ) .

This leads further to the conception that plurality is only an idea and that Unity alone is real .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
| CHAPTER 2 | SEL0170 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

Though no thing exists , it is not true that nothing exists , for consciousness exists .

Consciousness cannot cease to be .

Even the denial of everything allows the consciousness of existence of the one that denies .

Consciousness of existence persists even if we think we are dead .

This existence is the unlimited Absolute

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
| CHAPTER 2 | SEL0075 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The universe rolls on ceaselessly in the cycle of time , and reveals a newer characteristic of itself every moment .

Things do not rest in themselves but ever pass away into something else .

Everything in this universe is change .

Change is the law of life .

Nothing is without changing itself

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
| CHAPTER 2 | SEL0076 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

An inadequacy felt in the attainments of the current state of existence is the forerunner of all enterprises in the life of the individual .

Action is impossible unless the self feels in itself a deficiency which can be filled up by an active endeavour to possess the missing part that would contribute to the completion of its nature .

A felt necessity for a fuller state of experience is the mother of all attractions and repulsions .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
| CHAPTER 1 | SEL0053 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The common impulse to express , unfold and realise one’s Self is present in all beings in different degrees or intensity .

The whole process of conscious exertion to realise Truth lies in the manifesting of this deepest impulse in man and a flowing with it to expand oneself into the Infinite .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
| CHAPTER 1 | SEL0056 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

Beings are higher or lower according to the degree of Intelligence that lights up their nature .

Entities in the universe are differentiated through their modes of mentation , which are controlled by the intensity of the Truth presented by them .

Nature appears to be Spirit distorted in multitudinous ways and expressed in different degrees of revelation .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0039 |

The delight of the Self is the delight of Being . It is the Bliss of Consciousness-Absolute . The Being of Consciousness is the Being of Bliss , Eternal .

It does not lie in achievement but realisation and experience , not invention but discovery

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0041 |

This Pure Consciousness is the same as Pure Bliss , the source of Power and the height of Freedom . This is the supreme Silence of the splendid Plenitude of the Real , where the individual is drowned in the ocean of Being

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0038 |

The delight of unfettered being is beyond all states of relational joy , however extreme that joy may be .

The Bliss of unlimited Consciousness is the zenith of Existence , and everything other than this is condemned as untrue .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
The delicate tendencies which manifest themselves in the process of the blossoming of individuality into the Infinite try to cover the presence of the Truth in the inmost recesses of our being .

Such psychic layers, however brilliant they may be , are , after all , layers of non-being and should not be mistaken for the Real .

Even the subtlest layer is but a veil over the Truth , a " golden vessel " that hides the Essence , and must be transcended before the kernel of Being is reached

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0028 |

The central problem of every one of us is the overcoming of the illness of individual life and the attainment of the state of perfection , peace and bliss .

The Upanishads point out the " End " as well as the " Means " and , since those sages had the Integral Knowledge of Reality , the method of approach to it they point out is also befitting the Ideal , viz . , it is integral .

The practice of such an ideal " sadhana " for deliverance from the thralldom of relational life leads one to the shining region of unalloyed happiness .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0027 |

The task of the Seers was to remedy this defect in life , which , they realised , was due to the consciousness of separateness of being and the desire to acquire and become what one is not .

The remedy lies in acquiring and becoming everything , expressed all too imperfectly by the words “ Infinity ” , “ Immortality ” , and the like .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
We may assert that though the fundamental view presented in the declarations of the Upanishads is the one taken by the highest class of the seekers after Truth — a thorough-going intuitional Absolutism — one will not fail to find in them deepest proclamations touching all the aspects of the psychological constitution of the human being in general .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0032 |

This Integration of Being can be achieved even in this very life . It is not necessary to take some more rounds of births and deaths for the purpose , provided the integration is effected before the shaking off of the physical sheath , through persistent meditation on Reality and negation of separative consciousness .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0034 |
|| THE TRANSCENDENT BEING ||

The teachings of the Upanishads are expressed in the language of the Self — not of the intellect — and , hence , they do not easily go deeply into every soul , unless it possesses a responsive and burning yearning for Absolute-Experience .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
TROTA| CHAPTER 1 | SEL0033 |

The quickness of the process of Attainment depends upon the intensity of the power of such meditation , both in its negative and assertive aspects .

A dehypnotisation of the consciousness of physicality and individuality is the essential purpose of all methods of spiritual meditation .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0035 |

The soul , due to its deviation from the Truth and wandering among the shadows , finds it difficult to hear the voice of the Silence .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0036 |

The Upanishads suggest that even the highest achievement in the relative plane — even the creatorship or destroyership of the universe — is , from the ultimate point of view , among the fleeting shadows of phenomenal existence .

Andriy shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
The Bhagavad Gita is this much: No action can bind you, provided that the vision of the cosmos is before you.

As Is shared a Swami Krishnananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Krishnananda

See More
This witness-state is called the Turiya or the fourth state of consciousness.

It is said that, as sweetness, liquidity and coldness, which are characteristics of water, appear as inherent in the waves, and then also in the foam, of which the waves form the background; existence, consciousness and bliss, which are the natural essences of the Atman, seem to inhere in the wakeful Jiva on account of its relation with the Atman. Likewise, these facets of the Atman are felt also in the dreaming self, by way of the impressions of the waking consciousness. And just as, on the disappearance of the foam, their characteristics, such as liquidity, revert to the waves, and, again, as with the subsiding of the waves in the sea, these exist in the waters of the sea as before; so existence, consciousness and bliss manifest themselves and shine in the waking consciousness after the disappearance of the dreaming state; and then, again, on the dissolution of the waking phenomena in the Atman, these eternal natures are experienced in the Atman, which is the highest reality. In Moksha, or the final liberation of the soul, when all objective perception is overcome in the consciousness of Brahman, even the character of being a witness drops from the self, and it realises its majestic independence.

Sometimes the states of consciousness are regarded as being sixteen in number. “There are sixteen states of consciousness. They are made up as follows: There are the four primary states of consciousness, called Jagrat, Svapna, Sushupti and Turiya (waking, dreaming, deep sleep and the Witness-consciousness). These, by differentiation, multiply into sixteen states. These are Jagrat-Jagrat (waking in waking), Jagrat-Svapna (waking in dreaming), Jagrat-Sushupti (waking in sleep), Jagrat-Turiya (waking in super-consciousness), and so on with the remaining three other states. These sixteen states, by further differentiation, become two hundred and sixty-six states. These, again, by the differentiation of the phenomenal and the noumenal, become five hundred and twelve states. To realise these states of consciousness, it is very difficult, and is not possible for everyone.” “That is called Jagrat-Jagrat, in which there are no such ideas as ‘this’ or ‘mine’ regarding visible things. The great ones call that Jagrat-Svapna in which all ideas of name and form are given up. This is preceded by the realisation of the nature of Satchidananda. In the state of Jagrat-Sushupti, there is no idea but Self-knowledge. In Jagrat-Turiya the conviction becomes firm that the three states,—gross, subtle and causal—are false. In Svapna-Jagrat there comes the conviction that even the activities proceeding from the astral plane, owing to causes set in motion previously, do not bind the self, when the knowledge of the physical plane is destroyed. In Svapna-Svapna there is no seer, seen and sight, when the Karana-Ajnana (ignorance which is the root of all) is destroyed. It is Svapna-Sushupti where by means of increased subtle thinking, the modifications of one’s mind get merged in knowledge. That is Svapna-Turiya, in which the innate bliss (pertaining to the individual self) is transcended by the attainment of universal bliss. That state is called Sushupti-Jagrat in which the experience of Self-bliss takes the shape of universal intelligence through the rising of the corresponding mental modifications. In Sushupti-Svapna one identifies oneself with the modifications of the mind which has long been immersed in the experience of inward bliss. When one attains oneness of knowledge (Bodhaikya), which is above these mental modifications and above the realisation of any abstract condition, one is said to be in Sushupti-Sushupti. In Sushupti-Turiya, Akhandaikarasa (the one undivided essence of bliss) manifests itself, of its own accord. When the enjoyment of the Akhandaikarasa is natural in the waking state, one is said to be in Turiya-Jagrat. Turiya-Svapna is difficult of attainment; it is a state in which the enjoyment of Akhandaikarasa becomes natural even in one’s dreaming condition. The still higher state of Turiya-Sushupti is even more difficult of accomplishment. In this state, the one undivided essence of bliss manifests itself to the Yogi, even in deep sleep. The highest state is Turiya-Turiya, wherein Akhandaikarasa disappears like the dust of the clearing nut (Kataka) used for clearing water. This is the Arupa or the formless state and is beyond cognition” (Vedanta in Daily Life, pp. 211-14). The Kaivalyopanishad says that the states of consciousness are appearances of one Brahman, and that one who knows this is freed from all bonds (Verse, 17).

Contribute to the project

Support and Contribute to This Project of Sharing and Spreading Timeless Wisdom.

Thank you!

· · ·   View More Channels   · · · Random Being
Our Friends:
Buddha at the Gas Pump Big library of interviews with awakened and inspiring beings of our time. Swami Vivekananda Quotes Beautiful library of Swami Vivekananda Inspirational works.