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Dear friend,

I just shared spontaneously the words of Wordsworth as an expression to your post 3827 quoting the spirit of Swami Vivekananda, I did not remember any thing a moment of past, nor was I hurt, my friend there is no need to apologise ? Why so ? I do not see remember anything for which you have to apologise. I fact, I firmly believe, even if we come across some harsh statements or exchanges, I am firmly and thoroughly believe in the words of Bhagavan, who gave absolutely no importance at all to the emotions at all. He would say, us to join them in heaping abuses to ourselves, such was the dare of Bhagavan.

Coming to the wonderful expressions of Wordsworth, I liked the lines I posted:

"Tis, but I cannot name it, 'tis the sense
Of majesty, and beauty, and repose,
A blended holiness of earth and sky,
Something that makes this individual spot,
This small abiding-place of many men,
A termination, and a last retreat,
A centre, come from whereso'er you will,
A whole without dependence or defect,
Made for itself, and happy in itself,
Perfect contentment, Unity entire."

It is a place whose beauty the poet is unable to define exactly, but a blend of majesty, shanti .... there is something in the place that has in it the beauty of the earth and sky ... meaning the beauty is both palpable to the senses and yet unworldly ... something that makes this particular spot a place where men come to when everything else fails them .... regardless of wherever the men come from, it becomes a place which connects them to the very depths of their being..

A place tht has nothing missing .... a place that is complete and entire in itself ... a place whose existence needs no other reason .... excepting that it is there .... it needs no one to validte its presence ... it is a spot of complete and perfect contentment and unity ... unity of heart and soul ... sort of like a place where man becomes one with God.

To me such place, it felt can be nothing else but Arunachala, alone, the Self, as in the very first verse of Aksharamana malai. It felt the poet just sang the very first verse of AAMM in his own way.

We all! in Bhagavan,

347
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: September 13, 2014, 03:12:15 PM »
MUST WATCH:

Consciousness - an animation of Spirit

http://youtu.be/hwyuQbIb0Xs

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348
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: September 13, 2014, 03:09:33 PM »
Tis, but I cannot name it, 'tis the sense
Of majesty, and beauty, and repose,
A blended holiness of earth and sky,
Something that makes this individual spot,
This small abiding-place of many men,
A termination, and a last retreat,
A centre, come from whereso'er you will,
A whole without dependence or defect,
Made for itself, and happy in itself,
Perfect contentment, Unity entire.

~ William Wordsworth

349
Tis, but I cannot name it, 'tis the sense
Of majesty, and beauty, and repose,
A blended holiness of earth and sky,
Something that makes this individual spot,
This small abiding-place of many men,
A termination, and a last retreat,
A centre, come from whereso'er you will,
A whole without dependence or defect,
Made for itself, and happy in itself,
Perfect contentment, Unity entire.


~ William Wordsworth

350
When the peace is fully established everywhere in the being, these things [reactions of the lower vital] will not be able to shake it. They may come first as ripples on the surface, then only as suggestions which one looks at or does not care to look at but in either case they don't get inside, affect or disturb at all.

It is difficult to explain, but it is something like a mountain at which one throws stones ? if conscious all through the mountain may feel the touch of the stones, but the thing would be so slight and superficial that it would not be in the least affected. In the end even that reaction disappears.

Letters on Yoga

351
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:03:33 PM »
Stray thoughts...

The greatest test of discipline is
being true to oneself!
If this is passed everything passes,
if this fails everything else fails!

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352
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:44:22 AM »
Stray thoughts...

How many worlds are we all living at this very moment?

There is one world with family
There is one world with spouse, mother father, parents, children each child, friends, each friends, etc., and each close one separately
There is one world at work and each world with colleagues
There is one world in between while we travel from one place to another
There are many worlds we fantasise and enjoy and seek pleasures
There is another world where we derive peace
There is another world of spirituality
There is another world of our Guru and his life world
There is this forum world
There is our own world of various worlds of sadhanas - self enquiry, Bhakti, yoga, bhajana etc...
List can go on... Endlessly

Which one can be regarded as real? And this also emanates in one such world only!

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353
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:43:58 PM »
Stray thoughts...

Why differentiate.....? anything, at all?
Even the wisdom that differentiates
ought to be shunned*!

Differentiation is the biggest barricade
towards the Truth.



*or enquired upon or surrendered.

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354
General Discussion / Re: Wise Quotes
« on: September 12, 2014, 09:22:02 PM »
How can you throw away the mind unless you want to disappear from manifested existence? It has first to be made quiet and open to the higher consciousness and transformed by the descent of the higher consciousness.

~Sri Aurobindo

355
Keep an open mind,

dive within and find out the Self.
The truth will itself dawn upon you.

356
The inner spiritual progress does not depend on outer conditions so much as in the way we react to them from within ? that has always been the ultimate verdict of spiritual experience. It is why we insist on taking the right attitude and persisting in it, on an inner state not dependent on outer circumstances, a state of equality and calm, if it cannot be at once of inner happiness, on going more and more within and looking from within outwards instead of living in the surface mind which is always at the mercy of the shocks and blows of life. It is only from that inner state that one can be stronger than life and its disturbing forces and hope to conquer.

To remain quiet within, firm in the will to go through, refusing to be disturbed or discouraged by difficulties or fluctuations, that is one of the first things to be learned in the Path. To do otherwise is to encourage the instability of consciousness, the difficulty of keeping experience of which you complain. It is only if you keep quiet and steady within that the lines of experience can go on with some steadiness ? though they are never without periods of interruption and fluctuation; but these, if properly treated, can then become periods of assimilation and exhaustion of difficulty rather than denials of sadhana.

A spiritual atmosphere is more important than outer conditions; if one can get that and also create one's own spiritual air to breathe in and live in it, that is the true condition of progress.

Letters on Yoga

357
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: September 12, 2014, 07:06:12 PM »
Stray thoughts...

Break open, emerge from your cocoon and breathe in the fresh air of freedom.

Break Free!

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358
General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: September 12, 2014, 01:01:09 PM »
MASTER (to Hazra): "Yes, all one's confusion comes to an end if one only realizes that it is God who manifests Himself as the atheist and the believer, the good and the bad, the real and the unreal; that it is He who is present in waking and in sleep; and that He is beyond all these.

"There was a farmer to whom an only son was born when he was rather advanced in age.  As the child grew up, his parents became very fond of him.  One day the farmer was out working in the fields, when a neighbour told him that his son was dangerously ill-indeed, at the point of death.  Returning home he found the boy dead.  His wife wept bitterly, but his own eyes remained dry.  Sadly the wife said to her ncighbours, 'Such a son has passed away, and he hasn't even one tear to shed!' After a long while the farmer said to his wife: 'Do you know why I am not crying? Last night I dreamt I had become a king, and the father of seven princes.  These princes were beautiful as well as virtuous.  They grew in stature and acquired wisdom and knowledge in the various arts.  Suddenly I woke up.  Now I have been wondering whether I should weep for those seven children or this one boy.' To the jnanis the waking state is no more real than the dream state.

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General Discussion / Re: Wise Quotes
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:58:21 PM »
Why should you try the same things as the others?
What one feels inspired to do, is the best thing for one.

~Sri Aurobindo

360
Because you are accustomed to identifying yourself with the body, and sight with the eyes, you say you do not see anything. What is there to be seen? Who is there to see? How do you see? There is only one consciousness, which manifests as the 'I'-thought, identifies itself with the body, projects itself through the eyes and sees the objects around. The individual is limited in the waking state and expects to see something different. The evidence of his senses will be the seal of authority. But he will not admit that the seer, the seen and the sight are all manifestations of the same consciousness.

Talks

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