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General Discussion / Re: Quotes of Nagarjuna
« on: November 21, 2012, 07:41:27 PM »
न भावो नापि अभावो सि नोच्छेदो नापि शाश्वतः ।
न नित्यो नापि अनित्यस् त्वम् अद्वयाय नमोऽस्तुते ॥


na BhAvO nApi aBhavO si nocCEdO nApi shAshvathah
na nityO nApi anithyas tvam advayAya namOastutE ..

You are neither an existing being nor a non existing being, nor (liable to)
destruction nor eternal, nor permanent nor impermanent. I pay homage to
you devoid of duality.

(cathusthavA, 3, 4)


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General Discussion / Re: Quotes of Nagarjuna
« on: November 21, 2012, 07:36:09 PM »
कथम् स्तोश्यामि ते नाथम् अनुत्पन्नम् अनालयम् ।
लोकोपमाम् अतिक्रान्तम् वाक्पतातीतगोचरम् ॥


katham sthOshyAmi thE nAtham anuthpannam anAlayam
lOkOpamAm athikrAntham vApathAthIthagOcaram

How shall I praise you, the Lord who has not been born, who remains no
where, who is beyond all comparison proper of the world, something beyond
the path of words.

(cathusthavA, 3, 1)


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General Discussion / Re: Quotes of Nagarjuna
« on: November 21, 2012, 07:27:24 PM »
अस्तीति साश्वतग्राहो नास्तीति उच्छेददर्शनम् ।
तस्मादस्तीत्वनास्तीत्वे नाश्रेयेत विचक्षनः ॥


asthIthi sAshvathagrAhO nAsthIthi ucCEdadarshanam
thasmAdasthIthvanAsthIthvE nAshrEyEta vicakShanah

"Exists' . implies grasping after eternalism. "Does not exist" implies the
philosophy of annihilation. Therefore, a discerning person should not rely
upon either existence or non-existence.

(mUla maDhyamaka karikA, chap 15, 10)


2329
General Discussion / Quotes of Nagarjuna
« on: November 21, 2012, 07:12:47 PM »
Nagarjuna has extensively written many sanskrit works the revelation of the truth of Buddha. i open this thread to occasionally post some insightful quotes of his. Thank you.


2330
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 21, 2012, 06:45:43 PM »
You said about Rama, Sita and Hanuman....Then you said that gender is not them but in one's own mind. My question
was: Is it (reference to Rama etc.,) a Christian quote.

Sir, i expressed my views on Sri Prashant's doubts.

Who is "him" in the above quote?

how can we conclude sex of the unknown?

So god or father as jesus quotes is a human being and sitting in some remote planet?

Cannot understand how can we derive god is human in this 21st century ?  :)

I am not sure i still got what your question is.


2331
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: November 21, 2012, 06:05:02 PM »
A man once saw Mother Teresa “cleaning the wounds of a leper and said, ‘I wouldn’t do that for a million dollars.’
Mother Teresa replied, ‘Neither would I. But I would gladly do it for Christ.’"


[James Martin, My Life with the Saints, p. 164.]


2332
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:58:04 PM »
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast
out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,


.....continues

(Matthew)


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:56:11 PM »
Sir, yes it is found under Matthew, and He also advised those twelve disciples along with other good things as follows:

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

(Matthew)


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A disciple once lamented, “If you do not take pity on me what can I do? There is no sinner like me.”

Bhagavan: What is the connection between me and you?

Disciple: You are my Gurudeva.

Bhagavan: You say I am your Gurudeva but have you given me any guru-dakshina?

Disciple: I have always been ready to make an offering but Bhagavan had never been ready to accept it. Please let me know what I should offer.

Bhagavan: Are you sure you will not back out?

Disciple: How can you say so, will I ever break a promise?

Bhagavan: You gift me the fruits of all your meritorious acts (punya).

Disciple: Why not? But I have no punya to my credit.

Bhagavan: Give me whatever punya you have.

Disciple: I hereby gift all the fruits of my punya to Ramana.

Bhagavan: You said that you could give only a little, why not gift that which you have in abundance?

Disciple: I shall do so. But let me know what I can give.

Bhagavan: I will, but you must not back out. Disciple: Never, I shall never back out.
 
Bhagavan: If so, give me all your sins.

Disciple: Oh Bhagavan! I have committed innumerable sins.

Bhagavan: I am not concerned with that. Will you give or not? With great anguish the disciple said, “I gift all my sins and their fruits to Ramana as ordered by him. I have nothing to do with them any more.”

Bhagavan: Now see, you have neither merit nor demerit any more. As you are the Atma you don’t have to grieve any more. Simply be,
do nothing.



(Ramana Leela)


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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:31:06 PM »
Drinking tea, eating rice,
I pass my time as it comes;
Looking down at the stream,
Looking up at the mountain,
How serene and relaxed I feel indeed!


(Pao tzu Wen chi)

What life can compare to this?
Sitting quietly by the window,
I watch the leaves fall and the flowers bloom,
As the seasons come and go.


(Hsue tou)



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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:22:11 PM »
ದಿನಸದಿಂ ದಿವಸಕ್ಕೆ ನಿಮಿಷದಿಂ ನಿಮಿಷಕ್ಕೆ
ಭವಿಷಿಯವ ಚಿಂತಿಸದೆ ಬದುಕ ನೊಕುತಿರು
ವಿವರಗಳ ಜೊಡಿಸುವ ಯಜಮಾನ ಬೇರಿಹನು
ಸವೆಸು ನೇಂ ಜನುಮವನು ಮಂಕುತಿಮ್ಮ


dhinasadhin dhivasakkE nimiShadhin nimiShakkE
BaviShyava cinthisadE badhuku nOkuthiru
vivaragaLa jOdisuva yajamAna bErihanu
savEsu nIn janumavanu mankuthimma

Day to day, moment to moment,
Live on, without worrying about the future.
There is a Master to fit in the detail;
You only need to endure. mankuthimma


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:19:21 PM »
Shiva is male, Parvati is female
Vishnu is male, Lakshmi is female
Ardhanareeshwara is both male and female
Narasimha is half man half animal
matsya avatara fish
Kurma avatara turtle
varaja avatara is boar
Ganesha has elephant head
hanuman is monkey
and so on...

what is important is to assimilate the essence. The gender is not in Him or Her, it is ones own mind.



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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 21, 2012, 04:35:55 PM »


If any man among you seem to be religious, and
bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart,
this man’s religion [is] vain.


(James)


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 21, 2012, 04:33:54 PM »
Sir, isn't all these so very familiar ? :)

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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 21, 2012, 04:24:18 PM »


For the love of money is the root of all evil: which
while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith,
and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.


(1 Timothy)


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