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General Discussion / The Gospel of Strength
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:45:13 AM »


Swami Vivekananda so rightly discerned the
psychic of the people of our country -
weakness, lack of confidence on ourselves and
our identity and our culture and values due to
the tyranny of invaders since many centuries.
I felt a prompt to share the wonderful quotes
of Swami Vivekananda in this thread that are
verily a tonic for the gentle heart!


Humour / Re: Funny pictures,quotes,videos...
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:40:12 AM »
Hilarious Japanese Dinosaur Prank

General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:22:09 AM »
Stray thoughts...

This also one has to pass through journey within.

that one has to be express oneself what one is seeing, in the presence of Self. Even to curtail oneself imagining that it would amount to blasphemy if one expresses from the presence of Self, would indicate the presence of ego, the good ego!!

All these have to be transcended!


General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:18:42 AM »
Stray thoughts...

Being humble is also ego - very small ego.

To be humble always is excellent. But to be become aware that being humble is also a very small 'ego' is to nourish the wisdom! The Sage says to go beyond even this, the sahaja 'sthithi' or natural 'state' It is neither ego nor non-ego, or it is both, ego and non-ego.

The protocol remains, not to showing advaita bhava to guru etc... which all falls under 'ego'




D.: That is exactly what I am anxious to know. I am young and a
grihini (housewife). There are duties of grihastha dharma (the
household). Is devotion consistent with such a position?

M.: Certainly. What are you? You are not the body. You are Pure
Consciousness. Grihastha dharma and the world are only
phenomena appearing on that Pure Consciousness. It remains
unaffected. What prevents you from being your own Self?


General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: August 30, 2013, 10:42:00 AM »


The Self has no sight or hearing.
It lies beyond these - all alone,
as pure consciousness.



You are hazily aware of the Self. Pursue it.
When the effort ceases the Self shines forth.




The sage is Brahman - that is all. Mental
functioning is necessary to communicate his
experience. He is said to be contemplating
the unbroken expanse.




The discomforts will not worry you if your concentration is right.
Do not mind the discomforts. Keep your mind steady in meditation.
If you have not the strength and endurance to bear mosquito stings
how do you hope to gain realisation of the Self? Realisation must
be amidst all the turmoils of life. If you make yourself comfortable
and go to bed you fall asleep. Face the troubles but keep yourself
steady in meditation.




Only lay the single flower, the heart, at the feet of Siva and
remain at Peace. Not to know this simple thing and to
wander about! How foolish! What misery!




The self-evident ‘I’, ignoring the Self,
goes about seeking to know
the non-Self. How absurd!



Why do you want to know of Brahman
apart from yourself? The scripture says

“You are That”.




Some extraordinary persons get drdha jnana (unshaken knowledge)
even on hearing the Truth only once (sakrchhravana matrena).
Because they are krthopasakah (advanced seekers), whereas the
akrthopasakah (raw seekers) take longer to gain drdha jnana
(unshaken knowledge). People ask: “How did ignorance (avidya)
arise at all?” We have to say to them: “Ignorance never arose. It has
no real being. That which is, is only vidya (knowledge).”


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