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General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: November 21, 2012, 04:21:02 AM »


All the sins of the body flyaway if one chants the name of God and sings His glories. The birds of sin dwell in the tree of the body. Singing the name of God is like clapping your hands. As, at a clap of the hands, the birds in the tree flyaway, so do our sins disappear at the chanting of God's name and glories.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


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General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: November 20, 2012, 09:44:34 PM »


Where you find peace, there is the end.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


2373
Being is continuous. The thoughts are discontinuous. So which is permanent?

D.: Being.

M.: That is it. Realise it. That is your true nature. Your nature is simple Being, free from thoughts.


(Talks)


2374


"be the Knowledge"

(Talks)


2375


Brahman is suddha manas only

(Talks)


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Yogi Ramiah asked: A master is approached by an aspirant for enlightenment. The master says that Brahman has no qualities, nor stain, nor movement, etc. Does he not then speak as an individual? How can the aspirant’s ignorance be wiped off unless the master speaks thus? Do the words of the master as an individual amount to Truth?

M.: To whom should the master speak? Whom does he instruct? Does he see anyone different from the Self?

D.: But the disciple is asking the master for elucidation.

M.: True, but does the master see him as different? The ignorance of the disciple lies in not knowing that all are Self-realised. Can anyone exist apart from the Self? The master simply points out that the ignorance lies there and therefore does not stand apart as an individual.

(Talks)


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‘I am Brahman’ is an aid to concentration. It keeps off other thoughts. That one thought alone persists. See whose is that thought. It will be found to be from ‘I’. Wherefrom is the ‘I’ thought? Probe into it. The ‘I thought’ will vanish. The Supreme Self will shine forth of itself. No further effort is needed.

When the one Real ‘I’ remains alone, it will not be saying; “I am Brahman”. Does a man go on repeating “I am a man”? Unless he is challenged, why should he declare himself a man? Does anyone mistake oneself for a brute, that he should say “No. I am not a brute; I am a man”? Similarly, Brahman or ‘I’ being alone, there is no one there to challenge it and so there is no need to be repeating “I am Brahman”.


(Talks)


2378
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: November 20, 2012, 08:43:18 PM »
stray thought...

all is, just about passing time. That is all!


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He was then asked to say what exactly was his method of meditation. He said: “Aham Brahmasmi” (“I am Brahman”).

M.: “I am Brahman” is only a thought. Who says it? Brahman itself does not say so. What need is there for it to say it? Nor can the real ‘I’ say so. For ‘I’ always abides as Brahman. To be saying it is only a thought. Whose thought is it? All thoughts are from the unreal ‘I’. i.e., the ‘I’- thought. Remain without thinking. So long as there is thought there will be fear.
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(Talks)


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 20, 2012, 07:57:40 PM »


Let us lift up our heart with [our]
hands unto God in the heavens.


(Lamentations)


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The pure mind attains jnana, which is what is meant by salvation. So, eventually jnana must be reached, i.e., the ego must be traced to its source. But to those to whom this does not appeal, we have to say sat karmas lead to chitta suddhi, and chitta suddhi will lead to right knowledge or jnana, and that in its turn gives salvation.

(Day by Day)


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Who is to judge what is right and what is wrong? According to previous samskaras, each one regards something or other as right.  It is only when the reality is known, what is right can be known. The best course is to find out who wants this salvation, and in tracing this ‘who’ or ego to its original source consists all right conduct.

(Day by Day)


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Why do you bother about the jnani’s state?
You understand your present state!


(Day by Day)


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When the matter is understood intellectually the earnest seeker begins to apply it practically. He argues at every moment, “For whom are these thoughts? Who am I?” and so forth, until he is well-established in the conviction that a Higher Power guides us. That is firmness of faith. Then all his doubts are cleared and he needs no further instructions.

(Talks)


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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: November 20, 2012, 05:14:59 PM »


Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you
seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool,
that he may be wise.




(1 Corinthians)


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