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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #450 on: August 18, 2013, 03:38:25 PM »
"It will come all right in the end."
[Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi]


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« Reply #451 on: August 18, 2013, 10:47:27 PM »
"All waiting is futile. To depend on time to solve our problems is self-delusion. The future, left to itself merely repeats the past. Change can only happen now, never in the future."
[Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj]


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« Reply #452 on: August 18, 2013, 10:49:12 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #453 on: August 18, 2013, 10:59:22 PM »
"Nothings stops you from being a Jnani here and now, except fear.  You are afraid of being impersonal, of impersonal being. It is all quite simple. Turn away from your desires and fears and from the thoughts they create and you are at once in your natural state."
[Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj]


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« Reply #454 on: August 18, 2013, 11:00:53 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #455 on: August 18, 2013, 11:05:07 PM »
"As a child, you began gathering knowledge and when you became very old, you forgot everything. So all that objective knowledge was of no use. Now, I am asking, what are you at the moment? Whatever you have gathered as your identity or your form, you are in the process of losing. So what then is your real identity?"
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #456 on: August 18, 2013, 11:12:12 PM »
"As long as you are contaminated with notions of me or mine (e.g., my home, my body, my mind, my intellect), the Self will not be found, for it lies beyond cognition and cannot be realized as 'my Self'. Retire into solitude, analyze and see what those things are which are cognized as mine; discard them all and transcending them, look for the real Self."
[Tripura Rahasya, Chapter IX, v. 13-14]


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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #457 on: August 18, 2013, 11:22:45 PM »
"Peace prevails only in the transcendental state, which is the true state of the Self."
[Sri Ramana Maharshi]


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« Reply #458 on: August 19, 2013, 12:30:45 AM »
"Who is the mind actually speaking to? You assume it is to you, the Self, but is it only to your self-image, the ego which you imagine is your true Self. But are you ready and willing to look at this? There is a reluctance to question this, because it feels like gambling with everything you believe you have and are. We want to feel ok, but not k.o. You want to feel 'okay' with your projections rather than having them 'knocked out!' My encouragement to you is to stop protecting that which is suffocating your true freedom."
[Mooji]


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« Reply #459 on: August 19, 2013, 04:51:51 PM »
"A relationship with a true Master or Guru is not an easy one, but every day it becomes sweeter and more beautiful as your heart and mind open up to truth. I remember when I met my Master, Papaji, there was also some fear coming up inside me, but I knew it was a healthy kind of fear.  There is always a part of the mind that wants to tame people or win them over so they don't threaten you. You play to be nice, sexy, clever or entertaining. You try everything to be loved and accepted. We are both attracted to and intimidated by the sense of 'other' but the Master is not an 'other', He is the pure reflection of one's own real being. He doesn't allow any room for your mind-play. Suddenly, in His presence, you feel like you are the 'other' — a stranger to what is natural and true. The shallowness of ego comes up involuntarily and you will feel out of your depth. In that moment, the pain of not being who you truly are becomes unbearable. Now the old tricks, the old currency doesn't work here. It is like having a pocketful of Euros in the middle of the Sahara desert. There is no value for it here and something feels deeply uncomfortable. This, in fact, is the greatness of the real master. A defining moment: You must either run away with your loot of fool's gold or choose freedom. A true seeker feels that deep energetic discomfort within, but recognizes it to be a great opportunity, a chance for freedom from the tyranny of the false. Though they may be trembling in their socks, they say 'yes' with trust and courage and enter the Master’s presence and Grace. There is nothing to be afraid of really. In fact, the master is not the cause of your discomfort. Such presence only exposes the disharmonies of the ego and invites the seeker to choose liberation."
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #460 on: August 19, 2013, 04:56:34 PM »
"Approaching the Self is like walking the razor's edge: two cannot go there. You cannot bring your mind nor even a thought. The only one who can help you is Self. Anything that touches a flame becomes the flame. Touch a Sage and you become a Sage. Knowing Self, you see only Self and this Self is your Guru. The Satguru is within, meditate only on That! The true Guru is Self. All else is pointing to Self. Eventually you have to get rid of the name and form of both Master and yourself. You have to reject the finger in order to see the moon. Where there is name and form there is falsehood. It is an impediment to freedom because nothing you see will give you freedom. When you are drowning hold only onto Self. Reach for anything else and you will die. Don't cling to anything made from the five elements. The Guru has no body, visible or invisible. Do not depend on any body. Bodies are just fingers pointing to the Truth! Reject the form of the Guru and only the Supreme is left."
[Sri H. W. L. Poonja (Papaji)]


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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #461 on: August 19, 2013, 05:03:57 PM »
"If you want to make real progress, you must give up all idea of personal attainment. The ambitions of the so-called Yogis are preposterous. A man's desire for a woman is innocence itself compared to the lusting after an everlasting personal bliss. The mind is a cheat. The more pious it seems, the worse the betrayal."
[Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj]


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« Reply #462 on: August 19, 2013, 05:16:03 PM »
"At present you meekly accept whatever the mind dictates as your own. If the mind goes into silence, where and what are you?"
[Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj]


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« Reply #463 on: August 19, 2013, 05:18:38 PM »
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« Reply #464 on: August 19, 2013, 05:20:25 PM »
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