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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: February 09, 2019, 02:49:01 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:27:20 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: February 02, 2019, 10:51:28 PM »

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General topics / Re: Pointers to Presence
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:43:11 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:34:05 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: A Request
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:35:04 AM »
Nice one Udai . Thanks for sharing .

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: November 26, 2018, 11:04:39 AM »
Visited Thiruvanamlai and Ramana Ashram on 8-9 November 2018 and did Girivalam . I am visiting TVM after a gap of more than 8 years and last visit was in Dec 2009 . This time visited TVM with my brother but we stayed in Bose Compound ( diagonally opp to Ramana Ashram ) and booked it through AirBnb but had prasad at Sri Ramana Ashram . A wonderful feeling doing Girivalam at Night after a very long gap and in fact only me and my brother were doing the Girivalam at that Night . Got the next year diaries , wall and desk calendars and some Tamil Chanting Books . In the whole a very refreshing experience .

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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.
Sri Annamalai Swami


That's because mostly people are identified with their body and mind and ask solutions that involves keeping the body and mind identity intact .

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General topics / Re: Pointers to Presence
« on: November 21, 2018, 07:52:02 AM »

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It might help to better understand what exactly it means to ?let go? or ?surrender?.

Watch the mind and notice how all thoughts involve the mind imagining a person/I/me in the past or future. The time stamp on the thought is never precisely ?Now?.

It is a day dream. The wandering mind.

Have you ever laid in bed at night and found yourself lingering on a subtle and distant sound? Notice that in that moment the mind paused and all that remained was simple perception.

This is what it means to be present in the ?Now?. This is your natural state. This is what practice leads up to.... stabilized into stillness.

Notice the difference between those two states. The first has a time stamp of past or future. The other has no time stamp and is just stillness.

To ?let go? or ?surrender? means you turn attention away from that dreaming and wandering mind and rest it on the stillness of Now.

This whole process is all about stillness. Be still.

Notice how the mind will protest at the prospect of being in this stillness all the time. The mind will protest and imagine all sorts of bad things that might happen... the mind believes that it?s a terribly bad idea.

This is the opposite of surrender.

Don?t believe the mind.

Be still.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:28:49 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:18:43 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:06:11 AM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:30:12 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:27:39 AM »
#In Self-awareness you Learn about Yourself:

Q: Why do the Indian teachers advocate inactivity?


Maharaj:
Most of people?s activities are valueless, if not outright destructive.
Dominated by desire and fear, they can do nothing good.
Ceasing to do evil precedes beginning to do good.
Hence the need for stopping all activities for a time,
to investigate one?s urges and their motives,
see all that is false in one?s life,
purge the mind of all evil and then only restart work,
beginning with one?s obvious duties.

Of course, if you have a chance to help somebody, by all means do it and promptly too, don?t keep him waiting till you are perfect.

But do not become a professional do-gooder.

~ IAMTHAT,
Talks withSri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:25:05 PM »
The reward of Self Knowledge is freedom from the personal self.

Once you say, "I want to find Truth," all your life will be deeply affected by it.

All your mental and physical habits, feelings and emotions, desires and fears, plans and decisions will undergo a most radical transformation.

If you are earnest, whatever way you choose will take you to your goal. It is the earnestness that is the decisive factor. Earnestness is the homing instinct which makes the bird return to its nest and the
fish to the mountain stream where it was born.

The seed returns to the earth when the fruit is ripe.

~ Guru Nisargadatta Maharaj

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