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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: October 26, 2017, 07:49:38 AM »
Thanks Sri Ravi for the links and will go through the same .

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General topics / Re: What is Self Inquiry ?
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:59:02 PM »
Dear udai

Thanks for your reply . My question on the origin of thoughts has a different reason might be can be taken up in a different thread and I do not want to the spoil this thread on "self enquiry " .I will articulate better my doubts in a separate thread either today or tomorrow .

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General topics / Re: What is Self Inquiry ?
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:19:33 PM »
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thoughts by nature are instantaneous. they come and vanish by themselves. we need not do anything about that.

How does though originate ? What determines the difference in thoughts that emerge in various people's minds ? Is it past karma , present karma or is the whole thing just random ?

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 20, 2017, 06:59:31 PM »
Humphreys: Master! Can I help the world? Maharshi: Help yourself and you will help the world.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:56:06 PM »
CONVERSATIONS WITH ANNAMALAI SWAMI
After a few months in Palakottu I noticed that my mind was beginning to get quieter and quieter. During my working days my mind had been constantly occupied with thoughts about building matters. The mind would continue its incessant activities even after the end of each day's work. Plans, problems, and theoretical solutions to problems, would continue to fill my mind long after
the actual work was over. I found it very hard to meditate under such circumstances.
Bhagavan had told me, 'You are not the body, you are not the mind. You are the pure consciousness, the Self. You are all-pervasive. Be aware of this at all times, even while you are working.'
I tried very hard to put this upadesa into practice while I was working, but I cannot say that I had much success.
When I moved to Palakottu I found it far easier to practice
Bhagavan's teachings. My mind became much quieter and even my body began to change. While I had been working in Ramanasramam there had always been a lot of heat in my body. Working with lime made the body feel very hot and I compounded the problem by spending a large part of each day out in the sun.
After a few months of meditation in Palakottu my mind became relatively quiet and still and a wonderful coolness pervaded my body. In the course of time, after many years of practice, both of these conditions became permanent.
Living by the Words, p 201

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Hence, will you kindly point out a site from where I can download and save it easily in my computer?  Pranam, Anil

I had downloaded the "Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna" as an APP in Google Playstore 2 years back and it is a free one and is similar to reading a PDF File and I find it convenient enough to read in my small TAB and also in my smart Phone . You can try that . It is for free and does not occupy much space .

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General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: October 08, 2017, 06:21:26 PM »
Sadhana is not any kind of bodily action that is outwardly directed, but is rather a state of mind, a condition of thinking, a consciousness in which one lives.- Swami Krishnananada

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 06, 2017, 02:41:02 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 01, 2017, 09:42:09 PM »
Q. Why the sorrow and evil in the universe?
A. God?s will!
Q. Why?
A. Inscrutable. No motive can be attributed to that Power; no desire, no goal to achieve, can be asserted of that all-wise, all-powerful being.
God like the sun is untouched by the activities which take place in His presence. If the mind is unsatisfied or restless on account of events, it is a good solution to accept God?s will as the solution; thus it is wise to drop the sense of responsibility and free will, by regarding ourselves as the instruments of God, to do and suffer as He pleases. [Talk 28]
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi from the book Conscious Immortality

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 01, 2017, 03:57:22 PM »
?Meditation is to effortlessly turn the mind toward that energy which energizes mind.? ? Papaji

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 29, 2017, 10:58:29 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 29, 2017, 10:50:03 AM »
We talk of attaining the Self, of reaching God with time.
There is nothing to attain. We are already Self-Existent. Nor will there ever be a time when we shall be nearer to God than now. We are now ever blissful, Self-Existent, the Infinite. Our consciousness is unbroken, continuous and eternal.
It is all maya, self-hypnotism, to imagine that now we are otherwise. De-hypnotize yourself. It is ego, ahankara, which deludes itself that there are two selves, one of which we are conscious now (the person) and one the higher, the Divine, of which we shall one day become conscious. This is false. There is only one Self and it is fully conscious now and ever. There is neither past, present nor future for it since it is out of time.
- Conscious Immortality

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: September 23, 2017, 10:28:04 AM »
It is not that one should not go anywhere near Atma-vidya unless he has completely purified his mind and obtained one-pointedness. If that stage has really been reached, there would be no more necessity to have any elaborate Atma-SAdhanA or regimen. The mind will then be ready to firmly establish itself in the teaching of the Guru and Realisation will be almost automatic. The Acharya Sankara has not taken all the pains to elaborate the methodlogy of the SAdhanA ChatushhTayaM to such a highly evolved person. If we understand him right, it is only this: A pure mind and the capability to be one-pointed are surely basic to a certain extent; with that basic equipment, one should read the shAstras and enter the kingly path of the SAdhanA. Only then he can make real progress. Otherwise he will only be touching the fringes and have a false feeling that he knows everything.
Kanchi Paramacharya

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 20, 2017, 03:56:03 PM »
Navarathri Worship 2017 in Sri Ramana Ashram

As part of the Navaratri worship, Ashram established the Divine Mother in a throne. Devotees carried Her Divine Majesty Sri Tripura Sundari in a short procession and enthroned Her at the entrance to the Mathrubutheswara Temple. It is a delusion for the devotees to believe that they carried Her, whereas the truth is that she is the Mover of everything from an atom to the galaxy moves them.
Regular worship for Navaratri will commence from tomorrow. The Mother's Grace is boundless. Her mercy is illimitable; Her knowledge infinite; Her power immeasurable; Her glory ineffable; and Her splendour indescribable. She gives you material prosperity as well as spiritual freedom.
Devi-worship or Shakti-worship is therefore the worship of God?s glory, of God?s greatness and supremacy. It is adoration of the Almighty. Devi is the conscious power of the Deva. The Upanishad says, ?The Para Shakti, the Supreme Power of this God manifests in various ways, this power is the nature of God manifesting as knowledge, strength and activity.? Shakti is Cosmic Power wielded by an extremely compassionate Heart. Navaratri is the festive occasion of the ?nine-day-worship of Maha-Kali, Maha-Lakshmi and Maha-Sarasvati? the Divinity of the Universe adored in three ways.


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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 20, 2017, 11:34:05 AM »
Question: How to uproot the weariness, fear, and anxiety that arise during meditation?
Ramana: Find out to whom these questions occur. By conducting this inquiry these things will disappear. These things are impermanent. Do not pay attention to them. When there is knowledge of duality, fear arises. Fear only comes when you think that there are others apart from you.
If you direct your mind towards the Self, fear and anxiety will go away. In your present state, when your mind is agitated, if you remove one kind of fear, another will rise up and there will be no end of them. It is a laborious task to pluck the leaves off a tree one by one.
The "I" feeling is the root of all thoughts. If you destroy the root, the leaves and branches will wither away. Instead of forming bad habits and taking medicine for them, it is better to see that such bad habits are not formed.
- The Power of the Presence

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