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« Reply #300 on: November 21, 2011, 12:42:28 PM »
Q:   I am a sinful man.

M:   Why think of yourself that way? You have rightly thrown all responsibility onto God in whom you have faith and He will look after that.

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« Reply #301 on: November 22, 2011, 10:00:03 AM »
Some devotees came and complained to the Maharshi about another's behavior

M:   Did you come to reform others or to reform yourselves?

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« Reply #302 on: November 22, 2011, 11:21:37 AM »
Dear prasanth,

For that matter, Sri Bhagavan never liked anyone to comment / complain / or even rectify
others. Once an old man was coming regularly to the Old Hall but as soon as some conversation started he would start dozing off and his head would hang. One attendant used to go near that
Old man and wake him up!  Sri Bhagavan noticed this for a couple of times and then told the
attendant:-- he is attending to the work for which he had come. You attend to your work. Why do you go and disturb him?

Each one should live their own life!


Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #303 on: November 22, 2011, 01:01:18 PM »
yes brilliant reply by bhagavan and i really love his reactions in those situations.

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« Reply #304 on: November 22, 2011, 01:41:17 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavathe Sri Ramanaya!

Exactly. We may not be able to analyse and understand always such words of wisdom. One has to absorb it and act accordingly.

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« Reply #305 on: November 23, 2011, 10:04:03 AM »
Q:   In this pure atmosphere it is easy to practice, but in towns it is difficult.

M:   When you see the true Self, is it not a pure atmosphere? Let the body think what it wishes, but why should you think so? It is very good if you can just keep quiet without engaging in any other activities. If that cant be done, what is the use of being quiet? Even if you are obliged to be active, do not give up your attempt to realize the Self.

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« Reply #306 on: November 23, 2011, 10:49:33 AM »

Dear prasanth,

Yes. Very true.  Sri Bhagavan has stressed this point on many occasions to many devotees.
City or village, town or jungle, work or home, we carry our mind with us. When it is the
mind which is the mischief maker, what can town or forest do, to give you peace?

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #307 on: November 23, 2011, 12:57:45 PM »
i agree with your views subramanain garu.

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« Reply #308 on: November 24, 2011, 10:08:09 AM »
Q:   I want to go to Kailash (the reputed home of Lord Siva, the Hindu god).

M:   One can see these places only if it is destined, not otherwise. But even after seeing everything, there will still be more places to visit, if not in this hemisphere then in the other. Knowledge implies ignorance of what is known and what lies beyond, and is always limited.

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« Reply #309 on: November 24, 2011, 10:13:44 AM »
At another instance Bhagavan said to somebody -

Kailash is the residence of Shiva, whereas, Arunachala is Shiva Himself :)

Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #310 on: November 24, 2011, 12:53:22 PM »
But again he said arunachala is within and not without.  :)

else people living in a place arunachala would have got liberated by now.

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« Reply #311 on: November 24, 2011, 01:06:06 PM »
:) yes true, Self itself is Arunachala
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #312 on: November 25, 2011, 07:45:53 AM »
 
Dear prasanth, Nagaraj,

One day Sri Bhagavan was looking at the Hill, through the window of Old Hall.
Some devotee asked : Bhagavan! Are you looking at Arunachala?
Bhagavan: I am looking at Atma!

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #313 on: November 26, 2011, 12:44:46 AM »
Q:   Is solitude necessary for vichara (Self-Inquiry)?

M:   Solitude is everywhere. The individual is always solitary. Our business is to find it within, not to seek it outside ourselves. Solitude is (to be attained) in the mind. A person might be in the midst of the world and yet maintain serenity; such a one is in solitude. Another may stay in a remote forest and still be unable to control the mind; he cannot be said to be in solitude. Those attached to desire are unable to attain solitude wherever they are, whereas those who are detached are always in solitude, even if they are engaged in work. When work is performed with attachment it is a shackle. Solitude is not only to be found in forests, it can also be had in the midst of worldly occupations.

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« Reply #314 on: November 28, 2011, 09:08:28 AM »
Helping others

Cast all alms, aspirations, desires to serve humanity and schemes to reform the world upon the Universal Power which sustains this universe. He is not a fool. He will do what is required. Lose the sense, "I am doing this." Get rid of egoism. Do not think that you are the one to bring about some reform. Leave these aims alone and let God attend to them. Then, by getting rid of egoism, God may use you as an instrument to effect them, but the difference is that you will not be conscious of doing them; the Infinite will be working through you and there will be no (ego or) self worship to spoil the work. Otherwise there is desire for name or fame and one will be serving the personal self rather than humanity.

What people call Satan, the Devil, or black forces, are simply ignorance of the true Self. Nearly all human beings are more or less unhappy because they do not know the true Self. Real happiness abides in Self-knowledge alone. All else is fleeting. To know one's Self is to be always blissful.