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Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you.

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Mooji

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When you do not want to be interesting, you are free.

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It doesn’t matter who votes.
What matters is who counts the votes.

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A visitor asked:
V. What meditation (dhyana) is the best?
Bhagavan. The best meditation is that which continues in all the three states. It must be so intense as not to give room
even to the thought “I am meditating”. As waking and dream states will thus be fully occupied by it, deep sleep may also be deemed to be an undifferentiated dhyana.....
V. What is the difference between sushumna nadi and atma nadi?
Bh. Sushumna is the central nadi which functions in the practice of yoga, that is, in dynamic dhyana and for the attainment of siddhis (psychic powers) and which the
yogis claim to end in the sahasrara, the brain.
Atmanadi, Paranadi or Amritanadi is the force current which rises from Heart to the sahasrara in the static dhyana of the jnana marga, which leads to Self-realisation. Sushumna has finally to merge in the Atmanadi which supports it.
The nadis are the nervous system along which consciousness flows from Heart to the whole organism.

~ GURU RAMANA. Chapter: MEDITATION.

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All there is is me,
all there is is mine.
Before all beginnings,
after all endings - I AM.

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Just as by the power of thought you can change yourself to be whatever you want to be, so most importantly, you will be able to change your consciousness from that of a mortal to a divine being. The mortal man is he who thinks, “This is the way I live and this is the way I’ll be until I die.” ⠀

But the divine man says, “I dreamed I was a mortal, but now I am awake and know that I am a child of God, made in the image of the Father.” Though it takes time to realize this fully, it can be done. ⠀

If when the time comes for meditation at night you yield to the thought, “It is so late now to meditate; let me sleep and I will meditate tomorrow,” you will be sleeping into the grave. When the world has surrendered to the drug of slumber, you be awake in God. And throughout the day’s activities, think that it is God who is working through you. ⠀

Give the responsibility to Him. He who thinks of God all the time, can he do wrong? Even if he happens to err, God knows it was his wish to do right. Give everything to God, and you will change because then the human ego can no longer dictate to you.

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From the coming of the month of Ijar, eat barley; from the month of Sivan, eat wheat, the most perfect among all seed-bearing herbs. And let your daily bread be made of wheat, that the Lord may take care of your bodies. From Tammuz, eat the sour grape, that your body may diminish and Satan may depart from it. in the month of Elul, gather the grape that the juice may serve you as drink. In the month of Marchesvan, gather the sweet grape, dried and sweetened by the angel of sun, that your bodies may increase, for the angels of the Lord dwell in them. You should eat figs rich in juice in the months of Ab and Shebat, and what remain, let the angel of sun keep them for you; eat them with the meat of almonds in all the months when the trees bear no fruits. And the herbs which come after rain, these eat in the month of Thebet, that your blood may be cleansed of all your sins. And in the same month begin to eat also the milk of your beasts, because for this did the Lord give the herbs of the fields to all the beasts which render milk, that they might with their milk feed man. For I tell you truly, happy are they that eat only at the table of God, and eschew all the abominations of Satan. Eat not unclean foods brought from far countries, but eat always that which your trees bear. For your God knows well what is needful for you, and where and when. And he gives to all peoples of all kingdoms for food that which is best for each. Eat not as the heathen do, who stuff themselves in haste, defiling their bodies with all manner of abominations.

~ Book I

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Our life can be compared to a stay at a hotel. When we enter the hotel, we know that we will have to leave it soon. So, although we enjoy our stay, we are not unhappy when we check out. Our body is like a hotel; we should enter it happily, stay in it happily and, when we leave it, we should do so without grieving.

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Reading Many Books

It was in 1940 that one day one of the devotees sitting in the hall raised the topic regarding the utility of reading books on religion and philosophy.

In reply Sri Ramana Maharshi said,
"You wake up in the morning and look into the mirror and the mirror shows you that you have a growth and that you have to get rid of it. You may go on looking into any number of mirrors; every mirror will tell you the same thing, but no mirror can ever shave you. You have to shave yourself. Instead of wasting time looking into mirror after mirror it is best to start shaving after having looked into the first mirror and known the truth.

So also all books will tell you the same truth, perhaps in slightly different ways. Instead of wasting time reading book after book why not realize for yourself what was obvious from the very first book."

~ The Maharshi Newsletter, Sep/Oct 2002

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When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.

The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You are too this, or I’m too this.’ That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.

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Don't fight with anything in creation...nothing is wrong with emotion, only don't tie yourself to good or bad.

Don't cling to anything.

There is no commandment: 'Thou shalt not feel.'

Feelings belong to the totality, like everything else in manifestation, they have their place, leave them there.

Even if you could embrace the entire universe, it would not add up to your Self...Nothing does.

Be very clear about this...

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Right and wrong,
pleasure and pain,
exist in mind only.
They are not your concern.
You neither do nor enjoy.
You are free.

You are the solitary Witness
of All that is,
forever free.
Your only bondage is
not seeing This.

The thought, “I am the doer,”
is the bite of a poisonous snake.
To know, “I do nothing,”
is the wisdom of faith.
Be happy.

A single understanding,
"I am the One Awareness,"
consumes all suffering
in the fire of an instant.
Be happy.

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A society that keeps cures a secret so they can continue to sell medication for huge profits is not a real society but a huge mental asylum.

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Life is very short in this body and all of the things
you're going through will soon come to an end.
If you have not made any spiritual headway
you will be under the delusion of karma.
And you will return again and again in a delusory body form
going through many experiences that appear real to you.

The only way for it to come to an end is to give it all up now.
Make up your mind that this is going to become the year for you
to totally become realized. To awaken totally.
And by following the three precepts as outlined,
this will happen to you faster than you can breath,
if you allow it to.

Do not allow the world to run your life.
Do not let the world fool you.
All this is an illusion.
Be yourself. Know yourself.
Realize that you are Brahman, the pure awareness.
Your nature is pure consciousness
and one day you will have to awaken.
So why not begin now. Why wait?

T.117: Three Precepts For Self Realization

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Gyana, karma and meditation are closely connected. The difference is only about sattva (quality of purity, harmony), rajas (quality of activity, passion, anxiety) and tamas (quality of inertness, stuggishness, ignorance, darkness, perishable nature).

The prevalence of gyana is the prevalence of sattva, the prevalence of karma is the prevalence of rajas, and the prevalence of meditation is the prevalence of tamas. This is a terminology.

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There is neither creation nor destruction, neither destiny nor free will, neither path nor achievement. This is the final truth.

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I don’t know what kundalini is.

Sri Ramana Maharshi :

Kundalini is one name
given by the yogic people for
what may be called the atma sakti inside the body.

The vichara school calls the same power jnana.

The bhakta calls it love or bhakti.

The yogic school says that
this power is dormant in muladhara
at the base of the spinal cord and
that it must be
roused and taken through the various chakras
on to sahasrara at the top,
in the brain,
to attain moksha.

The jnanis think this power is centred in the heart, and so on.

~ Day by day with Bhagavan, 11-11-45

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Yoga Väsiştha Săra Sangraha

एवमुक्तो वसिष्ठेन रामो दाशरथिस्तदा।
सर्वैषणा-विनिर्मुक्तो विनयादिदमब्रवीत् ॥

Thus instructed by Vasistha-ji, Rāma, the son of Dasaratha, who was freed from all desires, replied with humility.

Śri Rāma awoke from his samādhi and listened with attention to Vasiştha-ji.

sarvaişaņā-vinirmuktaḥ - Free from all desires,

A person has innumerable desires. These are categorized into three.

a) vittaişaņā -- the desire for wealth, possessions, security and comfort.

b) putraişaņā -- the desire for progeny, relations, pleasure.

c) lokaişaņā -- the desire for name, fame, status, recognition, power and heaven.

One or the other of these dominates our lives. A seeker of Truth may overcome the desire for wealth and progeny but the desire for name and recognition may still remain deep-rooted. Śri Rāma was free from all the three types of desires.

*vinayād idam abravīt* -- He spoke with humility. For the ignorant people a few university degrees and the knowledge of some information bring pride. They feel superior to others and look down upon those with a little less knowledge.

However, only true knowledge brings humility (vidyā dadāti vinayam).

Srī Rāma was already humble by nature and with Self-knowledge he became totally egoless.

Jai Shree Ram

Ref. -
Yoga Vashishtha Saar Sangraha, Chapter 7, Verse 12
Swami Tejomayananda Ji

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The unconditioned mind intuits truth.

Truth comes when your mind and heart are purged of all sense of striving and you are no longer trying to become somebody; it is there when the mind is very quiet, listening timelessly to everything.

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There is noble virtue in unshakable endurance of whatever comes, but there is also dignity in refusal of meaningless torture and humiliation.

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The mind is here to test you,
to try and create doubt in you,
to challenge your strength.
You must transcend every doubt
concerning who you are.
Doubts about other things you can afford,
but doubts about yourself,
you must clarify until delusions end.
You are the immutable awareness,
not the psychological mind.
As soon as you are clear about this,
mind begins to merge with you
as the single Being.

White Fire ~ Second Edition

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Настоящий друг — это человек, который выскажет тебе в глаза все, что о тебе думает, а всем скажет, что ты — замечательный человек.

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Если бы кто-нибудь в битве тысячекратно победил тысячу людей, а другой победил бы себя одного, то именно этот другой — величайший победитель в битве.

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Четко сформулированная, озарённая мысль может быть видима как искра света.

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Никогда не вмешивайся в чужое страдание. Человек должен устать от самого себя и испить положенную ему чашу яда.
Не будь самоуверен и не надейся, что ты сможешь кому-то помочь.
Помочь можно только тому, кто готов к помощи. Страдающий человек видит мир через свою боль, а значит он глух и слеп. Каждый тащит за собой свой жизненный опыт, не видя, что это мёртвый груз, который лежит на его плечах. Если ты попытаешься вмешаться в чужое страдание, то оно затянет тебя кармическим вихрем в чужую игру. Человек заразен своим страданием - помни это.
Иди своим Путём и не оборачивайся на людскую боль. Только если ты найдёшь свой Путь, ты сможешь помочь людям превзойти себя.

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