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Messages - srkudai

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Dear gopalgtg ji,
           :) Did you try the following meditation ?

https://palousemindfulness.com/disks/bodyscan.mp3

or

https://palousemindfulness.com/meditations/bodyscan.html

?

I have been suggesting this as a starting point for any meditation enthusiast. seasoned meditators also tend to gain through this.

Love!
Silence

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Dear gopalgtg,
         :) I'll give you a simple suggestion - please do not mind the language used.

sit down for some time and tell yourself "i am dead" [or if you want a more soft language : the person inside this body has gone to visit God :) ]
and remain thus.
this body is like a breathing statue - or a log of wood. [infact Ribhu Gita calls it kunapam, dead body]
the awareness within is mute witness - it has no commentary to add.
no one in-between the body and awareness to worry, feel nice , feel bad etc.

do this for some time. the mind gathers. because there is no one to propel it anymore.

now imagine God has returned the "person" within to handle specific role ! play the role.

Love!
Silence

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:D
Dear ksksat27 : i see ! :)

keep doing the vigorous activity :)

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Hi Friends ,
          Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi's teachings are subtle , most often his highest teaching was simply to remain silent : Mauna-Vyakya.
If we were to ask what is his highest teaching in words it would be "Just Be"

And any other teaching one may come across is ultimately supposed to be a movement towards that ultimate Maunam - Just Be.

So if i have faith in God and am able to surrender completely : that leads directly to Just Be.
If i say "i cannot have faith in God", he would probably say "find out who cannot". That is a means to see that here is no one out there who cannot and so lands one in Just Be as well!

Self Attention is yet another oft spoken teaching of Bhagavan and Sri Nissargadatta Maharaj : obviously Self being not an object one cannot "hold onto it". But Bhagavan said "Hold onto Self" umpteen times. How can one hold onto Self ? Please see. Holding onto Atma is to discard anatma or withdraw attention from anatma. There is nothing like holding onto Atma in a positive sense -Bhagavan would often ask "who would say aham brahmasmi ? is it brahman ? " , same way who would pay attention to Self ? Self ? Obviously it would not be right to think one has to concentrate on Self or "I AM". "I AM" is being. one needs to withdraw attention from the non-being, jada, insentient stuff and relax as "Being". in other words Bhagavan is simply saying : revert back to Just Be. Relaxed Awareness which is the True You.

Either do this through Self inquiry: ie, ask who is not "just be" and see there is none and since there is none, what else is there but to just be ?

or through self surrender ! it just means the same.

if at all one has to hold onto : hold onto just be ! but that means to simply relax and be! nothing to do, nowhere to go.
by living a liberated life, becomes a saint. the means and the end are the same ... practice relaxed being until it becomes natural :)

Love!
Silence

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General topics / Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« on: May 04, 2018, 06:11:01 PM »
Dear Nishta,
        :) Please ponder over this:

1. do you watch thoughts and observe them without getting carried away by them ?
or
2. do you root out the reason why thoughts carry us ?

if you come home one day to find the room full of dirty water , you no doubt remove the dirty water but then block the leaks through which the dirty water seeped in.

Love!
Silence

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5r2sBQM31k

Quote
Rest in Awareness: Ashtavakra Gita
यदि देहं पृथक् कृत्य चिति विश्राम्य तिष्ठसि।
अधुनैव सुखी शान्तो बन्धमुक्तो भविष्यसि॥१-४॥
if you detach yourself from body and remain relaxed in awareness immediately you shall experience happiness, peace and freedom from bondage

To be aware of body is to detach from body !
to relax into awareness is direct experience of liberation.

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General topics / Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« on: May 02, 2018, 09:34:43 AM »
Dear Nishta,
       :) This is the precise point i am trying to make: "any 'activity' is strenuous. one cannot do it continuously. "

Love!
Silence

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General topics / Re: Seeking guidance to exercise our only free will
« on: April 30, 2018, 10:07:51 AM »
Dear Orihh,
         Who is God ? are you apart from God ? is your will outside God's will ?
Where is Arunachala ? its in your heart - Right Now. if you have not recognized this Arunachala, even though you are close to it, you shall miss it.

That fear to leave school could also be God's prompting - asking you not to do anything silly, isnt it ?

Please study what you are studying diligently - To make yourself available is to start being "Present" ! Our lives are moving at quick pace and we do not seem to be really "Living" ... we are as if sleep walking through our lives. i am here, but my mind is on something else. i am at my work, mind on facebook ! i am on facebook, mind on twitter ... so on ! Ishvara/God is "Presence"  - Here, Now. Being. That is Arunachala. To be close to it, you do not have to stop earning. What is the problem with earning ? If you remain conscious and mindful, every moment is a moment in the presence of Arunachala. Everything gets enriched in life.

The entire aim of spirituality is to remain calm , satisfied, and live through life relaxed, slow and steady - have goals, achieve them , do what ever ... just be calm and relaxed in the present moment. This is how one is supposed to live life. To be here and now, is called just be, that is the highest teaching of Bhagavan.

Love!
Silence

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General topics / Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« on: April 27, 2018, 03:49:06 PM »
Dear Nishta,
        :)
you mean thought watching ?
would one not get tired doing that through out the day ?
is this mean to be done only for 30 mins in the morning ?

Love!
Silence

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General topics / Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« on: April 27, 2018, 11:12:53 AM »
:) BTW : i am not simply playing with the words here... the question is "how to remember the self"

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General topics / Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« on: April 27, 2018, 11:10:52 AM »
How to remember the "Self" ?
remembrance = memory -- dead ! isnt it ?

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The problem is not in my not recognizing the power of Arunachala Mountain in tiruvannamalai !
The problem seems to be my not recognizing the power of Arunachala Mountain inside me !!
Right now , here ... i am with Arunachala inside me ! in the presence of Ramana Himself !
why do i not believe this ?
Lack of Faith ?

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:)
Quote
the soul connection is only at Arunachala, that only Arunachala took us giving shelter when no one else gave shelter.

There is also no one else to give shelter !

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Dear Nishta,
        :)
"people flock to see Ramana Maharshi during his lifetime" - you mean his body ? which body ?

Where does Arunachala start and where does it end ? where are the boundaries and who has drawn them ?

Love!
Silence

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is that arunachala absent here  ? or is ramana absent ?

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