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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #210 on: May 17, 2013, 07:37:34 PM »
Dear Hari,

The Kingdom of God is within you. Where to search for it?  In heavens, in himalayas. No. No.

Arunachala Siva.

Where is within and where is without? It is in the mind! It doesn't matter where you seek the Kingdom. The important thing is to lose yourself in the process!
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #211 on: May 17, 2013, 07:40:56 PM »
Dear Hari,

Sri Bhagavan said :  You see within.  Then the Self, which is all pervading, eternal, ever present will be experienced in
all the places. See the Arunachala Pancharatnam. 

Arunachala Siiva.   

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #212 on: May 17, 2013, 07:53:55 PM »
Dear Hari,

Sri Bhagavan said :  You see within.  Then the Self, which is all pervading, eternal, ever present will be experienced in
all the places. See the Arunachala Pancharatnam. 

Arunachala Siiva.   

What He meant by within?

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"It moves; It does not move;
It is far; It is near too;
It is within everything. It is outside everything!"

(Isha Upanishad)
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #213 on: May 17, 2013, 07:54:51 PM »
Dear Hari,

Sri Bhagavan said :  You see within.  Then the Self, which is all pervading, eternal, ever present will be experienced in
all the places. See the Arunachala Pancharatnam. 

Arunachala Siiva.   

Yes. Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13 Shloka 31 roughly translates to the same. Find the pure self in one place and you will see it expanding and all pervading soon after.

Yadaa bhootaprithagbhaavam ekastham anupashyati;
Tata eva cha vistaaram brahma sampadyate tadaa.
Salutations to Bhagawan

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #214 on: May 17, 2013, 07:59:42 PM »
Dear Hari,

'Within' means in the Heart, after the mind becomes quiescent.  Then the Self is experienced in all places, all over the universe.
There is nothing but Self, the one without a second.  See Verse 5 of Arunachala Pancharatnam.   

For initial sadhaks, Sri Bhagavan said: go back from where you came.  The mind came from the Heart, and the mind
should go back, pure and blemishless, into the Heart and abide there permanently.  Then it is Realization.  After Realization,
there is no place where Self is not there.

Arunachala Siva.
   

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Dogmas
« Reply #215 on: May 18, 2013, 07:26:43 PM »
We all know about religious norms and dogmas. All religions have their own rules. The old Testaments taught "Eye for an eye". Lord Jesus changed that. In muslim world they can marry for many women. In Hinduism they cannot. For Hinduism monasticism is very special and virtuous. For muslims it is illogical and stupid, even again God's Will. What makes some action or ritual good or bad, purifying or destroying? For example why prostitute cannot be religious but the scientist can? They both do their job. Why one choice is better than other? There must be some explanation for the mind. Why should we be a slave to some dogmas or principles which are not dear to our heart? To do that there must be some explanation. Because the mind cannot choose dearly something which has no logical explanation.

And the most important question - why some behaviours are inconsistent with Advaita when it teaches that this world is just a dream? Should we dream some specific dream to wake up?
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Universe, body and the Heart
« Reply #216 on: May 19, 2013, 01:54:35 PM »
"The entire Universe is condensed in the body, and the entire body in the Heart."
(Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi)
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Death of the body and mind
« Reply #217 on: May 20, 2013, 09:20:36 PM »
The death of the mind is the death of the body. But the death of the body is not the death of the mind. And how could it be? The same idea that the body exists and stop existing at death is from the mind!
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Lord Buddha's quote
« Reply #218 on: May 21, 2013, 08:24:10 PM »
"The trouble is, you think you have time."
(Lord Buddha)
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #219 on: May 25, 2013, 11:00:50 AM »
"You will receive everything you need when you stop asking for what you do not need"
(Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #220 on: May 26, 2013, 06:57:17 PM »
"Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy."
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #221 on: May 26, 2013, 07:04:56 PM »
"To deny Jnana altogether, to say that there is nothing beyond Goloka as some sectarian Bhaktas do, is the height of one's folly. To deny Bhakti and Isvara as some dry Vedantins do is also foolishness. A happy combination of head and heart is perfection."
(Swami Śivananda)
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Question about the nature of the Self
« Reply #222 on: May 27, 2013, 03:40:21 PM »
We say that the Self has only one state - Sat-chit-ananda. If is that so then how the mind emerges? Isn't the mind different state of the Self? If it is so then how the Self is permanent?
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #223 on: May 27, 2013, 04:10:18 PM »
Dear Hari,

Yes. Self is the only State.  But Maya, Sakti,  which is also part of Self, Siva, has given us 'I'-thought. This is Maya's sport.
This 'I'-thought is the first one which emerges from the Self.  This is the mind / ego.  If this 'I' -thought is conquered, then there is no thought about he, she, this, that, it etc.,  The mind /ego (the 'I'-thought) if it conquers all thoughts and becomes pure, then it is Pure Mind. This Pure Mind is nothing but the Self.  Then the mind becomes quiescent, coming back, it merges in the Self.  Then, there is no thought, and only there is Self.

Arunachala Siva.                 

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #224 on: May 27, 2013, 04:11:57 PM »
Dear Hari,

Self has no state, it is beyond any state. All states pertain only to the mind alone. We can say, the Self is merely just a witness to all states. Sat-chit-ananda is not a state, it simply is represents the Self, or we can say it is just yet another name of Self.

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta