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The Self is only one. Do you feel hurt if you blame yourself or scorn yourself for your errors? If you hold the Self there is no second person to scorn you.

(Talks)


2252
When you see the world you have lost hold of the Self. On the contrary, hold the Self and the world will not appear.

(Talks)


2253
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Light Post
« on: November 26, 2012, 07:55:40 AM »
This reminded me of a similar analogy as heard - Sugriva used to hide in cave, far off from the vicinity of vali and used to only come out of the cave only when he got to know through his informants that vali was not there around. Similarly, we have to remain within the cave of self whenever there is ego on the prowl and come out only when ego is not present.

Excuses for poor narration.


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 26, 2012, 05:45:20 AM »


Abide in me, and I in you.

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except
it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except
ye abide in me.


(John)


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General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: November 26, 2012, 05:03:42 AM »


Be on your guard even now.
It is difficult, no doubt, to check
the torrent in the rainy season.
But a great deal of water has gone out.
If you build the embankment now it will stand.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


2256
Pure consciousness demands that everything that has been learned as knowledge has to be completely forgotten as ignorance.

(Guru Vachaka Kovai, 147)


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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: November 25, 2012, 09:23:31 PM »
Sri Swayam,

I understand :) it is the same actually, i too am just ranting, finally coming to terms after all those thoughts about conversions, multi religions etc... i am happy i found a common spirit in all, the sweetness that is the same in all sweets :) just had enough of varieties all these whiles.

Oneness is sweet.


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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: November 25, 2012, 08:30:59 PM »
Dear Sir,

I concur with your views. What do we know Sir what karma holds in each persons life. What can we really do, it does not befit us to go and tell somebody do not get converted or tell the converters not to convert. I truly believe in the spirit of Bhagavan's grand dictum The ordainer controls the fate of souls as per destinies, what ever is destines to happen will happen, no matter how much we may avoid it and what ever is destined not to happen will never happen no matter whatever we may try to make it happen. What is important in ones own evolution is TO COME TO TERMS WITH THE TRUTH in any way. This is all that is required. Whether anybody gets enlightened or not is not the real purpose.

But I truly believe the purpose of any religion PRIMARILY SHOULD OFFER A PERSON SOME SOLACE. If a person fails to derive Solace then there is nothing wrong in going in search for that solace, it does not mean there is some issue with any religion, but just a person chooses what is simple and conducive to ones HEART. Such a person too, is in search of truth, peace, happiness, contentment and so on.

What is conversion is truly not even a conversion! These are only sundry matter for one who gets solace! I felt more than being true christian or true hindu or a true moslim or a true buddhist, one has to be TRUE TO ONESELF, TRUE TO ONES HEART! This is the bottom line. He is neither christian hindu moslim or buddhist.

He is simply in quest for truth.


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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: November 25, 2012, 07:07:06 PM »
and God fulfils himself in many ways lest one good custom should corrupt the world.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson


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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: November 25, 2012, 06:53:32 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

those who get converted go to the same lap of the Lord and conversion or baptism is a symbolic ritual of complete surrender or sharanagati on the Lord.



Hmmm... and if they would have stayed in the same religion (without conversion) wouldn't they have reached the same Lord !!!!!!.

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

I do not think i had conveyed something in that line.


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 25, 2012, 11:31:04 AM »


I [am] the LORD,
and [there is] none else,
[there is] no God beside me


(Isaiah)


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 25, 2012, 11:24:08 AM »


fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not
dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I
will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of
my righteousness


(Isaiah)


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 25, 2012, 11:14:37 AM »


Boast not thyself of to morrow; for
thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.


(Proverbs)


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 25, 2012, 11:08:45 AM »


if thou criest after knowledge, [and] liftest up
thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as
silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find
the knowledge of God.


(Proverbs)


2265
what a beautiful poem, remembering Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.



Gratitude


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