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2296
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 22, 2012, 01:07:14 PM »


My mouth shall speak of wisdom;
and the meditation of my heart [shall be]
of understanding.


(Psalms)


2297
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:52:58 PM »


God [is] our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.


(Psalms)


2298
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:40:45 PM »


Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me:
O LORD, make haste to help me.


(Psalms)


2299
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:29:27 PM »


And now, Lord, what wait I for?
my hope [is] in thee.


(Psalms)


2300
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:22:45 PM »


And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness [and]
of thy praise all the day long


(Psalms)


2301
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:13:51 PM »


Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous:
but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.


(Psalms)


2302
he said in a low melodious tone,



“Do your work.”

2303

         
To have darshan of a saint is sure to bring good to you.
Thousands of persons pass by Tiruvannamalai in the trains daily,
but a few alight here and fewer still visit this ashram.

About darshan of and association with a saint, the scriptures say
that it is a vessel which enables you to cross the vast ocean of samsara.
What more benefit do you want?


(Surpasing Love and Grace)


2304


Look at your Self or Atma, rather than anywhere else. The eyes may be
kept open or closed – it is immaterial. There is only one I, whether you spell it ‘I’ or ‘eye’.
There is no point in opening or closing the eyes. Attention must be focused on the inner ‘I’.
You are not an eye that can be opened or closed. You may close or open the eyes according
to your liking or inclination. It is immaterial, and not important. You will cease to think of the
world when you think of the Self. If you are in a room and close your eyes and do not look out,
it is immaterial whether you close the windows or keep them open.
(The body is the room, the eyes are the window.)


(Surpasing Love and Grace)


2305


Keep the mind quiet. That is enough. Sitting in the
hall will help you. The purpose of effort is to get rid
of all efforts. The force will be clearly felt when the
stillness is achieved. Spiritual vibrations exist
everywhere and they will manifest when
the mind is stilled.


(Surpasing Love and Grace)


2306
Once when meditating in the presence of Bhagavan, the
mind persisted in wandering. I couldn’t control it. So I gave up
meditation and opened my eyes.

Bhagavan at once sat up and said,




“Oh! You abandon it thinking it is the swabhava (nature)
of the mind to wander. Whatever we practise becomes the
swabhava. If control is practised persistently that will become
the swabhava.”


(Surpasing Love and Grace)


2307


         


Instead of pursuing these inquiries as to
how illusion arises and how it is removed,
it is sufficient if we solve first the
question ‘To whom?’ it arises and
then all questions are solved.


(Surpasing Love and Grace)


2308


The thought of Iswara is Iswara prasadam.

(Surpasing Love and Grace)


2309


     
The Maharshi, with an ineffable smile
which affected everyone present, replied:

“Iswara prasadam is essential to
realisation. It leads to God realization.
But Iswara prasadam is vouchsafed
only to him who is a true bhakta
or a yogin who has striven hard
and ceaselessly on the path
towards freedom. . .”


(Surpasing Love and Grace)


2310



It will come all right in the end.
There is the steady impulse of your
determination that sets you on your
feet again after every fall or breakdown.
Gradually the obstacles disappear and
your current gets stronger.

Everything comes right in the end.
Steady determination is
the thing required.


(Bhagavan's reply to Sri Raghupati)


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