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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: August 12, 2018, 12:12:56 PM »
CONVERSATIONS WITH ANNAMALAI SWAMI

This waking life is just a long dream which keeps our attention away from what we really are. If you take the attitude that all the happenings in the world are dream events, your mind becomes tranquil. It is only when you take the dream world to be real that you get agitated.

Q: I feel strongly that life is a long dream but I cannot see through the dream. For many years it has been like this.

AS: If you really believed that all life was a dream, nothing in the world would ever trouble you. If you still have problems and worries, like not being able to see through the dream, it means that you have still not completely ceased to identify with what temporarily appears in your consciousness.

You should enquire, 'Who is not able to penetrate through the dream??

The true ?I? is not identified with the dream. If you don't forget your real Self, waking, dreaming and sleeping do not affect you.

The things around you are always changing, but what we really ARE remains changeless.

?Living by the Words of Bhagavan? p. 286

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General topics / Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« on: August 06, 2018, 10:42:24 AM »
Impulse is the compulsion to take action on the basis of your feelings of desire and aversion, thus accumulating karma; impulse is therefore the architect of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa.

Completely enslaved by impulse, you have been wandering from one life to the next since beginningless time. Yet if you realize that the nature of impulse is void, and that your endless impulses are in truth the myriad facets of wisdom, you will no longer be subject to their dominion.

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche - The heart treasure of the enlightened ones - Shambhala Publications


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General topics / Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:07:43 AM »
When we eat and breathe properly, we nourish our blood, our body, and our spirit. We should select what we eat carefully and chew our food very well. - Thich Nhat Hanh

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General topics / Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« on: July 31, 2018, 02:59:16 PM »
" Freedom is not given to us by anyone ; we have to cultivate it by ourselves . It is daily practice...no one can prevent you from being aware of each step you can take or breath in and breath out "
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

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Thanks Anil for sharing one more Gem from Sri V Ganesan this time through Sri Viswanatha Swami's simple but very powerful teaching which is what the teaching of all the great masters . We just need to verify the truth of that statement from our own life .
I happened to hear a talk of Sri V Ganesan in one of Sri Nochur's talks in Rishikesh and it was around 15 mts and he clearly stated how he was convinced of Bhagavan's teachings by not just reading the books but by being close with devotees of Bhagavan who were living examples of Bhagavan's teachings and many were physically sick and looked very horrible from the out side but they were cheerful and radiated peace as they were always abiding in the source IAM and not being identified with the body and told Ganesan not to worry about their body condition and Sri Ramana Puranam book is a wonderful collection of experiences with such devotees of Bhavagan and other people in that state .

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 24, 2018, 07:50:02 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 22, 2018, 07:11:38 PM »
6 verses on Ribhu Gita Selected by Bhagavan

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 22, 2018, 07:09:43 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 22, 2018, 07:07:37 PM »

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Horrible

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Thanks for pointing out the date of his death experience .I was aware of the incident but only now came to know of the date on which it happened .

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"I AM is the truth and John Wilkins is the untruth. I AM is the reality and John Wilkins is the unreality."

That's it and that is the essence of all the scriptural readings .It is a very simple one but the unconscious patterns of the mind that makes it go outward in order to  find security and peace in outward things or  in case of spiritual practices finding comfort in various mental states makes us move away from the ultimate reality . Thanks for sharing this wonderful incident Anilji .

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 17, 2018, 02:40:05 PM »
From: ~~~ Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talk 328.

Q.:
Sri Bhagavan has said that the japa *
must be traced to its source.
Is it not the mind that is meant?


M.:
All these are only the workings of the mind.
Japa helps to fix the mind on a single thought.
All other thoughts are first subordinated
until they disappear.
When it becomes mental it is called dhyana.

Dhyana is your true nature.
It is however called dhyana
because it is made with effort.

Effort is necessary
so long as thoughts
are promiscuous.

Because you are with other thoughts,
you call the continuity of a single thought
meditation or dhyana.

If that dhyana becomes effortless
it will be found to be your real nature.

~~~~~~~~

* japa:
repetition of a sacred word or syllable
or a name of God

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 17, 2018, 02:27:16 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 17, 2018, 02:24:03 PM »

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