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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #300 on: June 09, 2013, 03:05:54 AM »
"Don’t ask (it’s forbidden to know) what end the gods will grant to me or you, Leuconoe. Don’t play with Babylonian fortune-telling either. It is better to endure whatever will be. Whether Jupiter (Zeus) has allotted to you many more winters or this final one which even now wears out the Tyrrhenian sea on the rocks placed opposite — be wise, strain the wine, and scale back your long hopes to a short period. While we speak, envious time will have {already} fled. Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the next."

(Horatio)

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #301 on: June 09, 2013, 06:49:58 PM »
Devotee: The Vedas contain conflicting accounts of cosmogony. Ether is said to be the first creation in one place, vital energy in another, water in another, something else in another; how can all this be reconciled? Does it not impair the credibility of the Vedas?

Sri Ramana Mahaṛshi: Different seers saw different aspects of truth at different times, each emphasising some viewpoint. Why do you worry about their conflicting statements? The essential aim of the Vedas is to teach us the nature of the imperishable Self and show us that we are That.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #302 on: June 09, 2013, 06:55:39 PM »
"Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

(William Shakespeare)

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #303 on: June 09, 2013, 06:59:38 PM »
"Maintain the attitude that 'All is Brahman', and act with the conviction that it is true. Test it in your life, and see if it is true or not!"

(Sri Siddharameswar Maharaj)

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #304 on: June 09, 2013, 08:41:29 PM »
"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."

(Lewis Carroll, "Alice in Wonderland")

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« Reply #305 on: June 09, 2013, 08:51:33 PM »
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

(Lewis Carroll, "Alice in Wonderland")

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #306 on: June 10, 2013, 12:23:21 AM »
"The person who is not disturbed by happiness or distress and steady in both is certainly eligible for liberation"

(Srimad Bhagavatam)

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #307 on: June 10, 2013, 03:16:52 AM »
Not to teach the world, the myth,
not to gain a mass of wealth,
not for name and fame that hails.
There a Sage in samadhi dwells,
flock you all and worship Him,
’tis not for these I sing this hymn;
only for the great reward,
the death of ego, I pray, my Lord!


(Sri Ramana Guruvarul Antadi, verse 68)
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #308 on: June 10, 2013, 12:09:31 PM »
"The state of one who abides unshaken in Self has more grandeur than the mightiest mountain."

(Tirukkural, verse 124)

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #309 on: June 10, 2013, 01:22:21 PM »
"Why so much grief for me? No man will hurl me down to Death, against my fate. And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you - it’s born with us the day that we are born."

(Homer, The Iliad)

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #310 on: June 11, 2013, 02:47:35 AM »
"Liberation is our very nature. We are that. The very fact that we wish for liberation shows that freedom from all bondage is our real nature. It is not to be freshly acquired. All that is necessary is to get rid of the false notion that we are bound. When we achieve that, there will be no desire or thought of any sort. So long as one desires liberation, so long, you may take it, one is in bondage."

(Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi)

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #311 on: June 12, 2013, 04:10:48 PM »
Devotee: What is meant by saying that one should enquire into one's true nature and understand it?

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi: Experiences such as, "I" went; "I" came; "I" was; "I" did; come naturally to everyone. From these experiences, does it not appear that the consciousness "I" is the subject of those various acts? Enquiry into the true nature of that consciousness, and remaining as oneself is the way to understand, through enquiry, one's true nature.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #312 on: June 13, 2013, 05:05:34 PM »
Devotee: How to Control Mind?
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi: By the enquiry "Who am I?". The thought "Who am I?" will destroy all other thoughts, and like the stick used for stirring the burning pyre, it will itself in the end get destroyed. Then one would be Self-aware.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #313 on: June 14, 2013, 05:03:19 PM »
"The Guru is both external and internal. From the exterior He gives a push to the mind to turn it inwards. From the interior He pulls the mind towards the Self and helps in the quieting of the mind. That is the Guru's Grace. There is no difference between God, Guru and the Self."

(Bhagavan Sri  Ramana Maharishi)
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #314 on: June 15, 2013, 12:53:37 PM »
"The great remedy for the long-lasting disease of samsara is the enquiry, 'Who am I?, to whom does this samsara belong?,' which entirely cures it."

(Yoga Vasishta Sara)

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