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He knows the best of all,
 Leave it to Him, be calm;
 Believe Him most of all,
 Then rests the mental storm.

A Light on the Teaching of
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
The Essence of Spiritual Practice
(Sadhanai Saram)
Sri Sadhu Om

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Dear Sri Anil,

My dear friend thank You for so kind words,and for all the posts You share about beautiful practice of self-enquiry,where 'enquiry' disappears and only the Self shines in all its glory! And truly,in any way God is shown to us,That will point to our own Heart,our own Self. Like Bhagavan always pointed on the Heart,and Arunachala as the Heart...

Beyond our little imagined self. But that Heart is so full of everything and so wonderful,that it is Beyond beyond Beyond. Unfathomable.

Here is something i have mentioned about some practical things on the practice from Sri Sadhu Om. Only recently i have found this wonderful book and it is so true and practical.

With love,

41. Intermittent Attempts

223. The state in which our power of attention,
which now sees the objects that exist in front of our
eyes, sees its own existence 'I am', having suddenly
become introverted by giving up all objective
attention and turning towards 'I', is alone the state
of true austerity (tapas) or yoga. If our power of attention
is used in any other way, that is only an objective
attention that is opposed to true tapas or
yoga.

224. Know that a vichari (a person practicing
Self-inquiry) who makes effort with the liking always
to turn inwards to see the 'I' with the inner eye, will
not be able to experience the pure Selfconsciousness
merely by the process of sitting majestically
with closed eyes for a long period of time at
one stretch.

225. If at one single attempt you strive persistently
for long hours without limit, to pull Selfwards
and restrain the running mind without leaving your
hold on Self-attention, you will find that you are not
able to maintain a steady intensity of Self-attention.
Therefore, after making one attempt for a few minutes,
relax your effort for a while, and then again
make a fresh attempt with renewed effort.

226. If you continue incessantly to struggle for
many hours at a stretch to turn your power of atten-
tion towards Self, your effort will become slack and
the intensity of your Self-attention will decrease. On
the other hand, if you take rest as and when each
attempt becomes slack, and then if you repeatedly
make fresh efforts to turn Selfwards, with each fresh
attempt your Self-attention will gain an increased
vigor and intensity.
Note: If we press our hand on a weighing-scale
and if we try to maintain the pressure continuously
for a long time by not removing our hand, as time
passes the dial will indicate that the pressure is
gradually decreasing. But if instead we relax by removing
our hand for a while, and if we then again
apply the pressure, the dial will indicate that with
each fresh attempt the pressure is increasing. Simi
larly, instead of struggling to maintain the intensity of
Self-attention for a long time, if we make intermittent
attempts to turn our attention keenly towards Self,
with each fresh attempt our Self-attention will gain a
greater degree of intensity and clarity.

227. When the mind, our power of attention,
having little by little gained the strength to turn Selfwards,
finally at one time reaches the heart due to
the intensity and clarity of its Self-attention, it will
drown in Self, having been caught in the clutch of
the Grace of God who has ever been waiting without
the least forgetfulness to catch it, and hence it will
never again turn outwards to know objects other
than 'I'.

228. Knowing that this is indeed the peerless divine
marriage of Grace, the power of attention will
become settled and will attain firm abidance in Self.
To remain steadily established in Self-abidance, be-
ing firmly bound by Self in Self, having known oneself
to be that Self, is alone the state of supreme Bliss.

A Light on the Teaching of
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
The Essence of Spiritual Practice
(Sadhanai Saram)
Sri Sadhu Om



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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 29, 2018, 04:03:43 AM »

He is the husband of the lady who gave birth to our Subrahmanya!
He has manifested as the Deity in the Tirukkara temple in Tirukkadampur
located in the south!
His duty is to protect me!
My duty is to serve Him selflessly!

Saint Appar

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 29, 2018, 03:55:20 AM »
All thinking obviously is conditioned; there is no such thing as free thinking. Thinking can never be free, it is the outcome of our conditioning, of our background, of our culture, of our climate, of our social, economic, political background. The very books that you read and the very practices that you do are all established in the background, and any thinking must be the result of that background. So if we can be aware-and we can go presently into what it signifies, what it means, to be aware-perhaps we shall be able to uncondition the mind without the process of will, without the determination to uncondition the mind. Because the moment you determine, there is an entity who wishes, an entity who says, 'I must uncondition my mind.' That entity itself is the outcome of our desire to achieve a certain result, so a conflict is already there. So, it is possible to be aware of our conditioning, just to be aware-in which there is no conflict at all. That very awareness, if allowed, may perhaps burn away the problems.

Jiddu Krishnamurti



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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 29, 2018, 03:45:33 AM »

He was a triumphant example,
a living realization of the  complete renunciation of lust and money. 
He was far beyond any idea of either; and such a man was necessary for this  present age.
Such renunciation is necessary in these days
when men have begun to think that they cannot live even a  month
without what they call their 'necessities,'
while at the same time they are increasing in geometrical ratio. 
It was   necessary in a time like this - 
one man should arise to demonstrate to the skeptics of the world
that he cared not a straw for all the gold
and all the wealth that was in the universe.


Swami Vivekananda

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 29, 2018, 03:40:23 AM »

Hold on to the knowingness, not words,
whatever you are, be there effortlessly, absolutely
without effort, affirm what you have heard,
the listener and the listened matter is ultimately useless.
The five elemental essence, activated by three gunas, is beingness.
When you know you are not the
beingness, let be the beingness, you are not concerned.
All talk is because of beingness, the beingness
is doing all the talking, not you.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: July 29, 2018, 03:12:34 AM »
Maharaj: You are shouting in wilderness by which you can bring about no change individually.
Observe, be, enjoy, and don't try to bring about a change in manifestation as it is. The best state is,
desirelessly just being. You are talking as an individual, taking fragments into consideration, hence, the
misery. Can you bring about any change in the nature of water? As individuals in ignorance, you fear
death and get destroyed by it. There is no death if you go to the source from where you emanate. With
accumulated knowledge, you want to possess that, so there is misery. Whatever you have accumulated
as knowledge let it flow out and just be. When you give up everything, people will fall at your feet, just
watch. From the moment of beingness, to the starting of everything, including what you are today is all
spontaneous.
You have taken this disguise (Ochre robe), in your true nature, you don't belong to it. When you realize
such a state everything will be done, don't participate, just watch the happenings effortlessly. Rajneesh,
Muktananda and the rest are doing nothing, everything is happening effortlessly. I am telling you from
the standpoint of my own understanding. It is the logic of spiritualism that gives satisfaction; spiritual
discrimination helps you not to be unhappy. As individual, you tend to compare and thus become
unhappy. The One who has merged with is Guru is not afraid of any calamities.
Worlds are created and destroyed, how did I survive and observe all this? Only the One who has
transcended everything can employ such discrimination. I have appeared spontaneously without my
knowing and everything is happening spontaneously. Having realized this do what you like, even if you
sit in a desert, it will become a place of pilgrimage.
My Guru said 'The source of the entire world is kept on your palm, here it is, you are not that
beingness'. Out of sheer providence or good luck someone is inclined to understand all this, in the
process his own being gets pleased with him and provides him all the knowledge.
This sickness of beingness is the outcome of the five elemental chaos. Your own concepts make you
suffer, 'I amness' makes you suffer. People call me a Jnani, just observe. Saint Tukaram said 'watch
with appreciation, admiration and no involvement'. You entertain concepts and they make you suffer
internally and externally. Can you by employing any means of yours limit manifest nature? The Ramas
and Krishnas have come and gone, but nature plays by itself, unconcerned. When you die, die with
totality, you are everything, die with it. How do you understand yourself? It is better to say'I have not
understood', rather than saying 'I understand everything'.

from I am Unborn

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 29, 2018, 03:05:55 AM »

The profound yet simple words of this extraordinary teacher
are designed to jolt us into awareness of our original nature.
Like the Zen masters of old, Nisargadatta's style is abrupt, provocative, and immensely profound-
-cutting to the core and wasting little effort on inessentials.
His terse but potent sayings are known for their ability to trigger shifts in consciousness,
just by hearing, or even reading them.

Robert Powell

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 29, 2018, 03:00:10 AM »

Don't become disheartened by thinking,
'When shall I obtain the bliss of yoga, the state of the Self?'
because the true state of Self-knowledge is always the same,
shining timelessly without spatial coordinates such as near and far.

Guru Vachaka Kovai 781
Muruganar

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 28, 2018, 05:21:14 AM »

The Guru, the benefactor of true, direct knowledge,
who truly shines as the Self that possesses unlimited splendour,
is the primal silence that puts to flight the perverse arguments
that arise through the persistent stain of infatuation with the world.

The Guru is the being-consciousness that shines, abiding as all in all.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 28, 2018, 05:12:39 AM »
I was just happy to be sitting in the same room as him. I sat there in absolute silence with him for over an hour and it was one of the most wonderful experiences I ever had with him. I felt an intense rock-solid silence descend on me that became deeper and deeper as the minutes passed. There was just a glow of awareness that filled me so completely, thoughts were utterly impossible. You don't realise what a monstrous imposition the mind is until you have lived without it, completely happily, completely silently, and completely effortlessly for a short period of time. For most of this time I was looking in the direction of Maharaj. Sometimes he would turn a page and glance in our direction, and when he did he still seemed to be irritated that we hadn't left. I was smiling inwardly at his annoyance because it wasn't touching me in any way. I had no self-consciousness, no embarrassment, no feeling of being an imposition. I was just resting contentedly in my own being.

David Godman
from Remembering Nisargadatta Maharaj
http://davidgodman.org/interviews/nis2.shtml



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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 28, 2018, 04:53:32 AM »

The Maharshi is a king of yogis.
The splendour of his Realisation radiates like a sun.
He lifts you far above the world.

Suzanne Alexandra

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 28, 2018, 04:47:28 AM »

Blessed are those who have seen Sri Ramakrishna.
All of you, too, will get his vision. When you have come here, you are very near to him.
Nobody has been able to understand him who came on earth as Sri Ramakrishna.
Even his own nearest devotees have no real clue to it.
Only some have a little inkling of it.
All will understand in time.

Swami Vivekananda

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 28, 2018, 04:41:01 AM »

A great yogi, a spiritual teacher, a religious leader, a writer, an orator and, above all,
the most selfless worker for humanity - that was Swami Vivekananda.
I had the honor of living with this great Swami in India , in England , and in America .
 I lived and traveled with him day after day and night after night
and watched his character for nearly twenty years,
and I stand here to assure you that I have not found another like him in these three continents.
As a man, his character was pure and spotless;
as a philosopher, he was the greatest of all Eastern and Western philosophers.
In him I found the ideal of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga;
he was like the living example of Vedanta in all its different branches.

Swami Abhedananda (Oct 2nd, 1866 - Sep 8th, 1939)

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: July 28, 2018, 04:31:54 AM »
A guru is not a giver of doctrines. He is a giver of methods - of methods which can help you to come out of your sleep. That is why a guru is always a disturber of your dreams, and it is difficult to live with a guru.

A guru is always in danger from his disciples. Any moment they can kill him because he is going to disturb; that is what his work is. He cannot help you to be yourself as you are because you are false.

He has to destroy your false identity. It is painful. That is why, unless there is a very deep love, the work is impossible. A very deep intimacy is needed; otherwise hate will be there. So a guru cannot allow you to be near him unless you have surrendered; otherwise you are going to be an enemy.

Krishnamurti goes on saying there is no teacher - and he is right. This is the ultimate truth. When you have awakened, you are the teacher and there is no other teacher. But this is the ultimate truth, and before this happens the teacher is because the disciple is. The disciple creates the teacher; it is the disciple's need.

So remember this: if you meet a wrong teacher, you deserve a wrong teacher; that is why you meet a wrong teacher. A wrong disciple cannot meet a right teacher. You create your teacher, your master. A small teacher or a great teacher depends on you; you will meet the person you deserve.

Only with your total surrender can a guru work.
Surrender means you leave your expectations, you allow the guru to be as he is and you allow him to do whatsoever he wants to do. Even if pain results, you are ready for it. Even if he leads you towards death you are ready for it, because ultimately he will lead you to a deep death. Only after it is rebirth possible. Resurrection is possible only when your old identity has been crucified.

Osho



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