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Re: Quotes in the light of Advaita
« Reply #180 on: May 06, 2013, 09:51:34 AM »
"Wanting to reform the world  without discovering one's true Self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes."
(Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi)
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Re: Quotes in the light of Advaita
« Reply #181 on: May 06, 2013, 09:53:48 AM »
"You say you are happy. Are you really happy, or are you merely trying to convince yourself. Look at yourself fearlessly and you will at once realize that your happiness depends on conditions and circumstances, hence it is momentary, not real. Real happiness flows from within."
(Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)

This is a very excellent quote . A very practical pointer .
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Quotes in the light of Advaita
« Reply #182 on: May 06, 2013, 09:55:43 AM »
"Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true Self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes."
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Re: Quotes in the light of Advaita
« Reply #183 on: May 06, 2013, 09:59:00 AM »
"You say you are happy. Are you really happy, or are you merely trying to convince yourself. Look at yourself fearlessly and you will at once realize that your happiness depends on conditions and circumstances, hence it is momentary, not real. Real happiness flows from within."
(Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)

This is a very excellent quote . A very practical pointer .

Yes. This is why 'self-investigation' is very important for everyone of us. :) We must look for the Self but to do that we must convince ourselves why we should leave the ego first. And this can only happen not by words but by deep investigation of the 'non-self' too, why it is the core of our suffering and how it can produce something which we consider as 'happiness' but actually it is not what the Vedas point to.
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Swami Śivananda quote
« Reply #184 on: May 06, 2013, 01:24:46 PM »
"The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle."
(Swami Śivananda)
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Re: Quotes in the light of Advaita
« Reply #185 on: May 06, 2013, 01:32:22 PM »
"All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything."
(Swami Vivekananda)
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Re: My view of Vedanta (with quotes, pictures and so on)
« Reply #186 on: May 06, 2013, 02:06:46 PM »

The galaxies are composed of stars, planets, their satellites, comets, dust and so on. Planets are composed of different materials. The materials are composed of molecules. The molecules are composed of atoms. The atoms are composed of particles. Particles according to the new theory of physics are composed of strings of energy. So actually everything is empty. How is that possible? How could the massive universe to be composed of nothing. And where this energy comes from? The Vedas give the final answer - from the undifferentiated pure consciousness caitanya. But how to know chaitanya? We cannot. To know chaitanya is to be chaitanya. No matter what we start to explore, finally we come to the Self. As Bhagavan has said "Why to wait when you can be the Self right now?"
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Re: My view of Vedanta (with quotes, pictures and so on)
« Reply #187 on: May 06, 2013, 02:16:05 PM »
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Re: My view of Vedanta (with quotes, pictures and so on)
« Reply #188 on: May 06, 2013, 03:01:24 PM »
Life and death, creation and destruction, evolution and devolution are under Lord's control.
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Re: My view of Vedanta (with quotes, pictures and so on)
« Reply #190 on: May 08, 2013, 04:35:54 PM »
"We loosely talk of Self-realization, for lack of a better term.  But how can one realize or make real that which alone is real? All we need to do is to give up our habit of regarding as real that which is unreal. All religious practices are meant solely to help us do this. When we stop regarding the unreal as real, then Reality alone will remain, and we will be That."
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Re: My view of Vedanta (with quotes, pictures and so on)
« Reply #191 on: May 08, 2013, 11:56:08 PM »
"A man is truly free, even here in this embodied state, if he knows that God is the true agent and he by himself is powerless to do anything."
(Bhagavan Ramakrishna)
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Re: My view of Vedanta (with quotes, pictures and so on)
« Reply #192 on: May 09, 2013, 09:58:42 PM »
"You and I are the same. What I have done is surely possible for all. You are the Self now and can never be anything else. Throw your worries to the wind, turn within and find Peace."
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Re: My view of Vedanta (with quotes, pictures and so on)
« Reply #193 on: May 10, 2013, 07:59:24 PM »
"It is false to speak of realisation. What is there to realise? The real is as it is always. We are not creating anything new or achieving something which we did not have before. The illustration given in books is this. We dig a well and create a huge pit. The space in the pit or well has not been created by us. We have just removed the earth which was filling the space there. The space was there then and is also there now. Similarly we have simply to throw out all the age-long samskaras [innate tendencies] which are inside us. When all of them have been given up, the Self will shine alone."
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Re: My view of Vedanta (with quotes, pictures and so on)
« Reply #194 on: May 11, 2013, 10:31:01 AM »
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