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we want to do something, this itself is the greatest vAsanA. Being completely free from 'doing' is the real challenge! Doing is not binding for that karma which presents itself, but doing when karma does not present itself is vAsanA

2132
In this context, abiding as that source with due diligence and only responding to nature when karma presents itself before us is the true hallmark of meditation or Being Sat or Atma nishTA. Not giving in to the pull of vAsanAs is the real test for us to know where we stand! What I have observed is that True karmA is much less than the pull of vAsanAs, simply wanting to talk, communicate, do something, act, being unable to remain in that sahaja nishTA, is an indicator of where we stand.

Mere knowledge is nothing, what is, is being that alone!


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General Discussion / Re: jIva samAdhi
« on: December 02, 2012, 10:57:33 AM »
Dear Sir,

This is the unlimited extant of Bhakti or jnyAna. It is greatly bewildering how saints have cast off their bodies willingly. It should be voluntarily giving up the body, by means of blocking the vital paths, i suppose! I mean, what sort of niShtA should it take to be able to do that!


2134
I happened to find this post accidentally, excellent verses


2135
It is important for one who is established in his Self (atma nista) to see that he does not swerve in the least from this absorption.

By swerving from his true nature he may see before him bright effulgences, etc., or hear (unusual) sounds or regard as real the visions of gods appearing within or outside himself. He should not be deceived by these and forget himself.

(Spiritual Instructions)


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General Discussion / jIva samAdhi
« on: December 02, 2012, 09:13:54 AM »
By complete abidance in knowledge, some Seers, have cast off their bodies voluntarily. I have read some verses in thirumandhiram about the ways to discard the body. Can we discuss further on this topic?
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by spiritual practices, life is not allowed to go out of the body. The seed cells in the body never get damaged. Such a person stops the functions of the body after completion of his or her mission by his or her own will. Gnani will fix his or her mind with the Almighty and stop functioning. The body is then buried. That body will never decay whether it is thousand or ten thousand years, because the magnetic force in the body itself acts as a life force in the body. As "unseen masters" or "invisible helpers" they guide the human race to wisdom.


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General topics / What is niShtA
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:52:12 AM »
Nishtha means perfect devotion and sticking to one's ideal. There is no wavering or oscillation of the mind here. The Yogi of Karma Nishtha has the firm, unshakeable conviction that his Nishtha will lead him to the goal and attainment of supreme bliss. He plunges himself in Karma. He is absorbed in Karma. Raja Janaka had his Nishtha in Karma Yoga. Sri Mahatma Gandhiji was a Yogi of Karma Nishtha. He never deviated from his ideal. He was established in his Nishtha. Nishtha is a sine qua non for success. Then only one can apply his full heart, mind and intellect to the work on hand. Failure is due to lack of Nishtha. Nishtha develops will-power. Nishtha helps quick growth and rapid evolution.

(swAmi sivAnandA)


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Mere book knowledge about self-enquiry, even though learnt from clear scriptures, will be a picture-gourd drawn on a sheet of paper, which cannot be used for cooking. The supreme jnana will arise only out of true enquiry in the form of attention towards the reality that exists in the heart.

(Guru Vachaka Kovai, 531)


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:04:10 PM »


And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek,
and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that
seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh
it shall be opened.


(John)


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:59:09 PM »


God resisteth the proud, but
giveth grace unto the humble.


(Acts)


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:51:07 PM »


Behold, I am he whom ye seek

(Acts)


2142
Dear Sir, Friends,

If any man thirst, let him
come unto me, and drink.


(John)


2143
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:34:23 PM »


If any man thirst, let him
come unto me, and drink.


(John)


2144
Dear Sir,

I truly believe these three quotes from Bhagavan are enough and contains entire vEdAntA

iruntha padiye iru enRAn  - Be what you are.
guru aruL cheluthum vazhikke chel enRAn - Go the way in which the grace of Guru directs you to.
ninnishtam ennishtam - Your wish is my wish


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அருணாசலமென வகமே நினைப்பவ ரகத்தைவே ரறுப்பா யருணாசலா!
அருணாசலசிவ, அருணாசலசிவ, அருணாசலசிவ, அருணாசலா


(a) O Arunachala, you root out the ego of those who think of you at heart.
(b) O Arunachala, you root out the ego of those who think "Arunachala am I"


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