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When life exposes your hidden flaws, avoid identifying with the reflex to defend or protect them. Instead, open you heart to the possibility of transformation and transcendence by saying 'Yes' inside your being. Fall fully into the embrace of the Lord within.

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When death comes, it does not ask your permission; it comes and takes you; it destroys you on the spot. In the same way, can you totally drop hate, envy, pride of possession, attachment to beliefs, to opinions, to ideas, to a particular way of thinking? Can you drop all that in an instant? There is no “how to drop it”, because that is only another form of continuity. To drop opinion, belief, attachment, greed, or envy is to die—to die every day, every moment. If there is the coming to an end of all ambition from moment to moment, then you will know the extraordinary state of being nothing, of coming to the abyss of an eternal movement, as it were, and dropping over the edge—which is death.
I want to know all about death, because death may be reality; it may be what we call God—that most extraordinary something that lives and moves and yet has no beginning and no end.

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In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

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As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world

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Forget me, forget the teachings, stay in the consciousness, be the consciousness, as the portal to the Absolute.

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His thought is quiet, quiet are his words and deed, when he has obtained freedom by true knowledge, when he has thus become a quiet man.

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Enlightenment has nothing to do with states of consciousness. Whether you are in ego consciousness or unity consciousness is not really the point. I have met many people who have easy access to advanced states of consciousness. Though for some people this may come very easily, I also notice that many of these people are no freer than anyone else. If you don’t believe that the ego can exist in very advanced states of consciousness, think again. The point isn’t the state of consciousness, even very advanced ones, but an awake mystery that is the source of all states of consciousness. It is even the source of presence and beingness. It is beyond all perception and all experience. I call it ‘awakeness’. To find out that you are empty of emptiness is to die into an aware mystery, which is the source of all existence. It just so happens that that mystery is in love with all of its manifestation and non-manifestation. You find your Self by stepping back out of yourself.

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Just as a mirror exists everywhere both within and apart from its reflected images, so the Supreme Lord exists everywhere within and apart from this body.

Just as one and the same all-pervading space exists within and without a jar, so the eternal, everlasting God exists in the totality of things.

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Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions.

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What is prema (Love)? He who feels it, this intense and ecstatic love of God, not only forgets the world but forgets even the body, which is so dear to all.

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The Liberated mind has a natural option which the egoic mind lacks — it can function in the world and yet remain in perfect serenity as unmoving Awareness.

When the sense 'I am' and awareness are experienced as one, there is no such thing as ego.

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Remove the sense of separateness, and there will be no conflicts.

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My most auspicious advice: Remain empty.
Leave all that personal mind-stuff aside.
Stay as impersonal Awareness alone.
This is the highest way and choice.
Accept and follow this advice with all your heart.

You will find it sufficient to win you freedom.

Andrey K shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL

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You are the Fullness of Love in Love
and the Emptiness of Awareness.
You are Existence and the Peace beyond Peace.
You are that screen on which all is projected.
You are the Light of Knowledge,
the One who gave concept of creation to the creator.
Forget what can be forgotten and know yourself
to be that which can never be forgotten.
You are the substratum on which everything moves, let it move.
You are Now, You are Nowness:
what 'I' is there which can be out of this Now?
You are the Truth and only the Truth Is

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When anybody laughs he has no thought, there is no mind, and there is no suffering. It is the mind that suffers. Therefore laugh away your problems.

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There is no escape from Love, there is no east or west for Peace and Freedom. No matter where you go it is always within you.

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Annamalai Swami

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Q: No matter how quiet I get or how still my mind is, I never get to see the world as an indivisible whole. Even when my mind is completely still, if I open my eyes I still see a world of separate objects.
AS: When the one who sees vanishes, the world of multiplicity goes with it.
… You don’t see the unity and indivisibility, you are it. You can never see the Self or Brahman, you can only be it. …
The Guru may tell his disciples a thousand times, ‘You are the Self, you are not what you imagine yourself to be’, but none of them ever believes him. They all keep asking the Guru for methods and routes to reach the place where they already are.
Q: Why don’t we give up our false ideas as soon as we are told that they are false?
AS: We have identified with our false ideas for many previous lifetimes. The habit is very strong. But not so strong that it cannot be dissolved through constant meditation.
Q: The seeker has many ideas: ‘I am a jiva (personality), I am bound and have to do sadhana to attain liberation’. Should we forget all these ideas? …
AS: Yes, forget them all! ‘I am the Self, I am all’. Hold onto this awareness. All other paths are roundabouts.
Q: Bhagavan said that repeating, ‘I am the Self’ or ‘I am not this body’ is an aid to enquiry but does not constitute the enquiry itself.
AS: The meditation, ‘I am not the body or the mind, I am the immanent Self’ is a great aid for as long as one is not able to do self-enquiry properly or constantly.
Bhagavan said, ‘Keeping the mind in the Heart is self-enquiry’. If you cannot do this by asking ‘Who am I?’ or by taking the I-thought back to its source, then meditation on the awareness ‘I am the all-pervasive Self’ is a great aid.
Bhagavan often said that we should read and study the Ribhu Gita regularly.
In the Ribhu Gita it is said: ‘That bhavana (mental attitude) ‘I am not the body, I am not the mind, I am Brahman, I am everything,’ is to be repeated again and again until this becomes the natural state.’
Bhagavan sat with us every day while we chanted extracts from the Ribhu Gita which affirm the reality of the Self. It is true that he said that these repetitions are only an aid to self-enquiry, but they are a very powerful aid.
By practicing this way the mind becomes more and more attuned with the reality. When the mind has become purified by this practice, it is easier to take it back to its source and keep it there. When one is able to abide in the Self directly, one doesn’t need aids like this. But if this is not possible these practices can definitely help one.
- Living by the Words of Bhagavan, pp. 293, 294

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Engage yourself in the living present. The future will take care of itself.

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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My most auspicious advice:
Be empty. Stay as awareness alone.
Accept this advice inside your heart and you will find it sufficient.

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The pure mind is free from latent tendencies, and therefore it attains self-knowledge. Since the entire universe is within the mind, the notions of bondage and liberation are also within it.

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To the extent to which one becomes indifferent to worldly pursuits will one progress towards real Bliss

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When the self, self-forgetfully, identifies itself with the objects seen and experienced and is thus impurified, there arises the poison of craving. This craving intensifies delusion.

Gods like Siva, etc., may be able to cope with the fires of cosmic dissolution; but it is impossible for anyone to deal with the consuming fire of craving.

Whatever terrible suffering and calamities there are in the world are all the fruits of craving, O Rama.

Remaining unseen and subtle, this craving is yet able to consume the very flesh, bone and blood of the body. In a moment it seems to subside, the next moment it is in an expanded state.

Afflicted by it, man becomes pitiable, weak, lustreless, mean, deluded, miserable and fallen. When this craving has ceased, one's life-force is pure and all divine qualities and virtues enter one's heart.

The river of craving flows only in the heart of the unwise person.
Even as an animal falls into a trap (a blind well) on account of its craving for food (the bait), a man following the trail of his craving falls into hell.

Even the worst blindness of senility is mild in comparison to the blinding delusion which craving brings about in one's heart in the twinkling of an eye.

Craving makes one cringe and become 'small': even lord Visnu becarne a dwarf when he decided to beg. Hence, this craving which is the source of all sorrows and which destroys the lives of all beings should be renounced from a great distance.

Yet, it is on account of craving that the sun shines on earth, the wind blows, the mountains stand and the earth upholds living beings; all the three worlds exist only on account of craving.

All the beings in the three worlds are bound by the rope of craving.
It is possible to break even the strongest rope in this world, but the rope of craving is hard to break.

Therefore, O Rama, give up craving by giving up thinking or conceptualisation. The mind cannot exist without thinking or conceptualisation.

First, let the images of 'I', 'you' and 'this' not arise in the mind, for it is because of these images that hopes and expectations come into being.

If you can thus refrain from building these images, you will also be counted as a man of wisdom.

Craving is non-different from the ego-sense. Ego-sense is the source of all sins.

Cut at the very root of this ego-sense with the sword of wisdom of the non-ego. Be free from fear.

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The tree of meditation casts a cool shade in which all desires and cravings come to an end. Meditation expands the shade of self-control, which promotes steadiness of the mind

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To come to know that nothing is good, nothing is bad, is a turning point; it is a conversion. You start looking in; the outside reality loses meaning. The social reality is a fiction, a beautiful drama; you can participate in it, but then you don’t take it seriously. It is just a role to be played; play it as beautifully, as efficiently, as possible. But don’t take it seriously, it has nothing of the ultimate in it.

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Though you may not believe all that is said of God, believe at least " there is God ". This seed is very potent in its growth. It has such great might that in due course you will not see anything but God - you will not see even yourself.
Truly, God is all.

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