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General Discussion / Re: A Request
« on: Today at 12:24:19 AM »
Dear Agnoya,

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I was watching a video by David Godman where he talks about giving your burdens to Ramana and having faith.  It's harder than it sounds.  It's a bit confusing to me too as some burdens we have to get involved with even if we have handed them over.  For example, if you hand over the burden of the health of the body you still need to make sure you're not putting bad food in it and that you get exercise and that you obtain helpful medicine.  Where do you draw the line in the efforts you make for something you have handed over?  Do you do your best and then leave everything else to faith or do you just do the minimal amount possible to not make things worse and leave the rest to faith?

Yes,this is very true. It is harder than it seems for sure. I guess what is important is the addittude only. What we need to give up is our worry about it,not action itself. Like Sri Krishna said:
''You have the right to work, but for the work's sake only. You have no right to the fruits of work. Desire for the fruits of work must never be your motive in working. Never give way to laziness, either.

Perform every action with you heart fixed on the Supreme Lord. Renounce attachment to the fruits. Be even-tempered in success and failure: for it is this evenness of temper which is meant by yoga.

Work done with anxiety about results is far inferior to work done without such anxiety, in the calm of self-surrender. Seek refuge in the knowledge of Brahma. They who work selfishly for results are miserable.''

I understand what You are trying to say,i have found myself many times thinking and being annoyed with the difficulty to surrender the fruits of some action,and in the same time to perform it with dedication,since it draws me again towards attachment. It truly looks impossible. Like You said it is so fragile. Every now and then i find myself in the net of the mind darkness how i call it,and it really feels like darkness. It starts with some action always,with something this body is destined to perform. And it is hard not to get involved in the way. There is no day i talk to myself :Here we come again,drowned in the mind's whirlpool. I begin something with full enthusiasm that it is not me who is doing any work,that it is done by the nature itself,and this body is the part of that very nature,but in the mean time,i get pulled by the same powers of ignorance.

And i think this will be the case until this selfishness leaves,not before. But our efforts and this very hardship is the fire that will burn the veil. So we need to do what is needed to be done,in a detached manner(how much is possible at least),and do our best.
One thing is certain,if we have surrendered this little ego we would not have such doubts. This very doubt is the proof we have not surrendered this action at all. We think we did,but we are not. I know this very well,and i am sure all who are on this path.

How easy it charms me,this mind. Only little bit of distraction and there is-pulled and not being even able to notice it at all. It is so subtle,the line is so close as You said,truly. And how much lies i have spoke to myself,how many wrong motives hidden behind the true,selfish off course,intentions.
But it burns,it burns,and it will burn away. So long there is worry about anything,the sense of being involved,i know it is the ego play only.

What can help,well,only our dedication,perseverance and love for the Truth.

The power of our true Self is shining so brightly that this ego cannot stand the chance. In darkness,but i have known the Light. Like we all did. I feel it with all parts of my being,this Love,this Beauty,this Power which little mind cannot in any way understand or imagine. The Truth is so glorious i feel,i know,and the more time passes,the more we are able to see this,or more correct,to destroy the veils for this seeing. 
What i have realised recently is that so long we do not embrace the pain,we will not surrender at all. And we cannot never decide which kind of pain this will be,it is not the task of the ego. It all depends where are our hardest knots,so to say.

Sometimes.i find myself in such confusion that i do not know anymore what is right what is wrong. I try to do the right thing,but how can i know what is right. Blessed ignorance this is! Like someone said:''Come confusion,come pain,come darkness! '' Heal me from this illness,and make me realise what lies i have said to myself now. For the mind hides it so gently... Do not make me vain in good intentions,and do not make me brute in indifference!
When i look back now,i think we do not get to grow anything actually. It is He who does all the work always!!!

And one thing more You said right,it cannot be faked in any way. It must be real and authentic. Many times i tried to fake this,unknowingly sure,but it is impossible. When this ignorance is burned,than all will be true. For now,we must examine every intention and distrust the mind,this is the only cure.

I am telling You this since i am going through the same things. Faced with illness,i went from the stage where i thought i have surrendered and neglected the body completely,to the stage i did all opposite. But i did not surrendered at all. This was the fight for something higher and more noble,but fight of the same ego actually. Both approaches are wrong for the simple reason both belong to the mind. 

When we truly surrender,nothing will be of any importance at all. And this in most positive way there is! One thing is certain in this whirlpool of uncertainty-All will be well,All will be well!!! I do not know how,but i know it! My heart beats in this rhythm...

With love,

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General Discussion / Re: A Request
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:13:54 PM »
Dear Agnoia,

Prayer is the best way-honest and deep-hearted prayer,and trust that God with look after us whatever happens. Pray with all Your heart and Soul,pray from the depth of Your being and all will be well. It is hard to have faith when we face such difficulties,but actually,there lies the key of faith and trust. Trust is valued in darkness.
What can harm the Soul? Only body is affected,not our essence-remember this!

May all be well with You!

With love and prayers,


And, behold,
a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years,
came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
For she said within herself,
If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said,
''Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has made you whole.''

Matthew 9:20,21,22


I should not make any promises right now,
But I know if you
Pray
Somewhere in this world -
Something good will happen.

Hafiz


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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:24:24 PM »

Return! That to a heart wounded full sore
Valiance and strength may enter in; return!
And Life shall pause at the deserted door,
The cold dead body breathe again and burn.
Oh come! And touch mine eyes, of thy sweet grace,
For I am blind to all but to thy face.
Open the gates, and bid me see once more!

Hafiz

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:16:04 PM »

If death's a man-let him come close to me
That I can clasp him tightly to my breast!
I'll take from him a soul, pure, colorless;
He'll take from me a colored frock, no more!

Rumi

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:12:29 PM »

Don't cry: ''Woe, parted!'' at my burial-
For me, this is the time of joyful meeting!
Don't say ''Farewell'' when I'm put in the grave-
It is a curtain for eternal grace .

(Diwan-i, 911)
Rumi


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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:06:51 PM »

The lover wields the sword of Nothingness
in order to dispatch all but God:
consider what remains after Nothing.
There remains but God:
all the rest is gone.

Rumi

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: November 15, 2018, 06:02:42 AM »

Look at my shallow face, but say nothing.
Look at this infinite pain, and for God's sake, say nothing.

Look at this bleeding heart, eyes like the River Jeyhun.
No matter what you see, pass by. Don't ask, say nothing.

Yesterday you appeared at the door of the heart's house.
Your image knocked and said: Come, open the door, say nothing.

I put my hand to my mouth and said: Woe to my broken heart.
He said: I'm yours, don't bite your hand, say nothing.

 Since you are my surna, don't sing without my lips.
Until I play you like a harp, not a word about music. Say nothing.

I said: How long will you drag my soul around the world?
He said: Wherever I drag you, come quickly. Say nothing.

I said: While I say nothing, do you want me
to burn? Are you saying: Come in and say nothing?

He smiled like a rose and said: Come in and see.
This fire is jasmine, green leaves and roses. Say nothing.

 The fire became roses and spoke. It told me:
Except for our beloved's love and kindness, say nothing.

Rumi
D 2217 Chehre-ye zadrd-e


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Dear Rajat,

The conviction that You are not the body will come,all Your efforts in the search of Truth,,meditation,reflections,and in the end,selfenquiry itself will bring it. Do not worry. All Your doubts will go with it.
Sure, there is no second or other 'I'. Bhagavan many times pointed this fact,and asked us to see for ousrelves what this 'I' is and does it exist at all. Off course,in this very search we will discover many apparent I's,and this was my difficulty also.  And this difficulty will leave only when we understand that any 'I which involves the mind is false 'I.
You have asked: "But which I is the I in I Am pointing to? -That I which You truly are. And You will recognize false 'I' easily with time,so to say, since the Self is free of mind, and all conclusions and knowledge are irrelevant since they belong to mind realm and this very error that we are the doers of all actions. Where no mind is,there is the Self.

Dear Rajat,Your entusiasm for this search is what is important,so i feel You are going in good direction if You only keep this inner fire bright.

With love,

edited-
Like our friend Kskat said 'We need to keep it simple. Whenever we catch ourselves in the net of thoughts,we are out of selfenquiry.
Sure,this process is needed also. There is some power in it too. After all, everything is the Self only.

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:29:58 AM »

ARISE, My child, and go forth a man! Bear manfully what is thy lot to bear; that which comes to thy hand to be done, do with full strength and fear not. Forget not that I, the giver of manhood, the giver of womanhood, the holder of victory, am thy Mother.

Think not life is serious! What is destiny but thy Mother's play? Come, be My playfellow awhile,--meet all happenings merrily.

Murmurest thou of need of purpose? Think'st thou the ball is purposeless, with which the Mother plays? Know'st thou not that Her toy is a thunderbolt, charged with power to shatter the worlds, at the turn of Her wrist? Ask not of plans. Needs the arrow any plan when it is loosed from the bow? Such art thou. When the life is lived, the plan will stand revealed. Till then, O child of time, know nothing!

My sport is unerring. For that alone set forth on the day's journey. Think it was for My pleasure thou camest forth into the world, and for that again, when night falls, and My desire is accomplished, I shall withdraw thee to My rest. Ask nothing. See nothing. Plan nothing. Let My will flow through thee, as the ocean through an empty shell.

But this thing understand. Not one movement shall be in vain. Not one effort shall fail at last. The dream shall be less, not greater, than the deed.

from Kali the Mother
by Sister Nivedita
(Margaret E. Noble)



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Dear Sri Jewell, Sri David Godman said of Sri Maurice Frydman thus:

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"This man for me a shining beacon of how devotees could and should be with their teachers. He was just absolutely an extraordinary man. And went out of his way to cover his tracks; to hide what he actually had accomplished in his life. So I've enjoyed the detective work of looking in obscure placers, digging out stuff that he personally tried to hide, not because it was embarrassing, but because he didn't like to take credit for what he'd done. So I see this as an opportunity to wave the Maurice flag and say "look look, this is one of the greatest devotees, sadoc seekers from the West who has been to India in the last 100 years, and I think more people should know about him.""
Sri David Godman

Dear Sri Jewell, from what I have understood myself about great Sri Maurice, he was an illumined and a highly advanced devotee, if not a fully realized Sage.

Dear Sri Anil,

Yes,Sri Maurice is one beautiful Soul,and for sure a Jnani. Maharaj said He was Jnani,and He worshiped His portrait also,along with other ones He had in His flat. I believe Him,and this is something i felt also.
But,what is most important is that He was remarkable man,and i wish David has all luck he needs to write more about Maurice.

Thank You,my dear friend,for sharing these profound words from Maharaj!

With love,

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:42:38 PM »
My dear friend,

You always welcome me with sweet and kind words. Thank You so much for this!

Something for You,


Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love,
which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.

Rumi

With all love,

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Dear Sri Jewell, yes, Sri Maurice Frydman's questions were so incisive and Sri Maharaj's reply to them so profound. However, I am not fully certain whether these questions were indeed framed by Sri Frydman, for his name is mentioned in the book as only the translator.

Dear Sri Anil,

Sri Maurice is someone with whom i am deeply impressed. Such pure and beautiful Soul,and the more i read about Him,more i am amazed. He did so much good and noble things and never cared for fame or anything similar. Here is one interesting page about Maurice which i only read a year ago or less i think. Sri David Godman mentioned somewhere that he is trying to find more material on Sri Maurice. Truly wonderful Soul!
http://www.wisdom2be.com/files/baca6e0470812a9b6d4ad1fa604e58fa-272.html


We ripen when we refuse to drift, when striving ceaselessly become a way of life,
when dispassion born of insight becomes spontaneous.
When the search 'Who Am I?' becomes the only thing that matters,
when we become a mere torch and the flame all important, it will mean that we are ripening fast.
We cannot accelerate that ripening, but we can remove the obstacles of fear and greed,
indolence and fancy, prejudice and pride.

Maurice Frydman, April 1976 The Mountain Path


Regarding the book, there were many visitors who framed the questions,but i think Sri Maurice also framed some of them. I think it can be sensed by His very characteristic style. At least i believe so.

Here are the links for the books i have mentioned. Also,i forgot to mention 'I am Unborn'. This was the first book i have read and it left me completely speechless.

Consciousness and absolute:http://prahlad.org/gallery/nisargadatta/books/Nisargadatta%20Maharaj%20-%20ebook%20-%20Consciousness%20and%20the%20Absolute%20-%20searchable%20PDF.pdf

Seeds of consciousness the wisdom of sri nisargadatta maharaj:http://www.wearesentience.com/uploads/7/2/9/3/7293936/sri_nisargadatta_maharaj_-_seeds_of_consciousness.pdf

Prior to consciousness:http://www.nirgunjohn.com/assets/pdf/Prior-to-Consciousness-Maharaj.pdf

I am unborn :https://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/I-Am-Unborn-Talks-with-Sri-Nisargadatta-Maharaj.pdf

With love,

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Dear friend, Sri Jewell, I recently read the Book 'I Am That' and found Sri Maharaj's Teaching almost exactly same as Sri Bhagwan's. Thank you.

Sri Maharaj: Only in the dissolution of the problem in the universal solvents of enquiry and dispassion, can its right solution be found.

Dear Sri Anil,

Yes,'I am That' is absolutely wonderful,wonderful book! I would also recommend the books edited by Jean Dunn,great devotee of Maharaj. They are the true pearls of wisdom: Seeds of Consciousness,Consciousness and Absolute,Prior to Consciousness,etc.
What is interesting and amazing is that just now i went through the Seeds of Consciousness,and i have found one dialog which deals with same difficulty as the one i described,with the practice of selfenquiry done at the mind level. Truly wonderful dialogues!

Thank You my dear friend!

With love,

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: October 27, 2018, 05:04:48 AM »

O Beloved.. if Thou, who hast already claimed
me through Thy Grace, now does not show
Thyself to me who am in agony in this world of
cruel illusion because of the wistful longing for Thee,
what will happen to me when this body dies?
O Sun to the suns, can the lotus blossom
whithout seeing the Sun?

Sri Arunachala Pathikam Verse 1

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: October 27, 2018, 04:55:32 AM »

Siva said : -
''Though I was (originally) in the form of fire, my
remaining (now) as a Hill of subdued Light is due to my
grace in order to protect the world. Moreover, I ever abide
here as a Siddha (a sage named Arunagiri Yogi). Know
that within me shine caves surging with many
enjoyments (Bhogas)".

Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam
Siva Vachanam
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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