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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #465 on: August 19, 2013, 05:49:01 PM »
"There are no great persons. Alexander the Great is a myth. Where is his greatness now? I don't hear of anyone having a relationship with Alexander the Great in the heart but there was one Man Who came riding on a donkey who, thousands of years later, no one can forget. We should really find out what the difference is…"
[Mooji]

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« Reply #466 on: August 19, 2013, 05:52:51 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #467 on: August 19, 2013, 05:59:52 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #468 on: August 19, 2013, 09:23:03 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #469 on: August 19, 2013, 09:40:51 PM »
"When I flowed forth from God, all things declared: "He is a God!" Now this cannot make me blessed, for thereby I acknowledge myself a creature. But in the break-through, when I shall stand empty in the will of God, and empty of this God's will, and of all His works, and of God Himself - then I am more than all creatures, then I am neither God nor creature: I am what I was and what I shall remain, now and forevermore. Then I receive a thrust which raises me above all angels. In this thrust I become so rich that God cannot suffice me despite all that He is as God, despite all His godly works: for in this break-though I perceive that God and I are one. Then I am what I was, I grow neither less nor more, for I am an unmoved Mover that moves all things. Here God can find no place in man, for man through his poverty has won back that which he was eternally and ever more shall remain."
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #470 on: August 20, 2013, 02:45:00 PM »
Someone enquired: Why is it said in scriptures that the Sage is like a child?
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi: A child and a Sage (Jnani) are similar in a way. Incidents interest  a child only so long as they last. It ceases to think of them after they  have passed away. So then, it is apparent that they do not leave any  impression on the child and it is not affected by them mentally. So it is with a Sage.


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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #471 on: August 20, 2013, 02:46:40 PM »
"Your own being created me in your life  to remind you of who you truly are. Don't depend on me, use me."
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Dattatreya's Song of the Avadhut
« Reply #472 on: August 20, 2013, 03:09:04 PM »
Non-duality is taught by some;
some others teach duality.
They don't understand that the all-pervading Reality
is beyond both duality and non-duality.

There is no color or sound to the one Reality;
It has no qualities at all.
How can one even think or speak of That
Which is far beyond both mind and speech?

When you know all this universe of forms
to be as vacant as the sky,
then you'll know Brahman;
duality will forevermore cease to be.

To some, the Self appears as other;
to me, the Self is I.
Like undivided space, One alone exists.
How, then, could the subject and object of meditation be two?

Nothing of what I do or eat,
or give or take,
exists for me;
I'm Purity itself, beyond birth and death.

Know that the whole of the universe is without any form.
Know that the whole of the universe is forever unchanging.
Know that the whole of the universe is unstained by its contents.
Know that the whole of the universe is of the nature of God.

You are the ultimate Reality; have no doubt.
The Self is not something known by the mind;
the Self is the very one who knows!
How, then, could you think to know the Self?
[Dattatreya's Song of the Avadhut (1.36-42)]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #473 on: August 20, 2013, 03:27:19 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #474 on: August 20, 2013, 03:41:04 PM »
"Free you are already. How could the free ever be bound? It is a lie. You were never bound. How could the unlimited ever be limited by anything? Infinite divided by infinite, added to infinite, multiplied by infinite remains infinite. You are infinite; God is infinite. You are all infinite. There cannot be two existences, only one. The Infinite can never be made finite. You are never bound. That is all. You are free already. You have reached the goal - all there is to reach. Never allow the mind to think that you have not reached the goal."
[Swami Vivekananda]


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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #475 on: August 20, 2013, 04:13:00 PM »
A wife loves her husband not for his own sake, dear, but because the Self lives in him.
A husband loves his wife not for her own sake, dear, but because the Self lives in her.
Children are loved not for their own sake, dear, but because the Self lives in her.
Wealth is loved not for its own sake, but because the Self lives in it.
Brahmins are loved not for their own sake, but because the Self lives in them.
Kshatriyas are loved not for their own sake, but because the Self lives in them.
The universe is loved not for its own sake, but because the Self lives in it.
The Gods are loved not for their own sake, but because the Self lives in them.
Creatures are loved not for their own sake, but because the Self lives in them.
Everything is loved not for its own sake, but because the Self lives in it.
This Self has to be realized. Hear about this Self and meditate upon him, Maitreyi. When you hear about the Self, meditate upon the Self, and when you finally realize the Self, you come to understand everything in life.
[Brihadaranyaka Upanishad]


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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #476 on: August 20, 2013, 04:27:04 PM »
A student, filled with emotion and crying, implored, "Why is there so much suffering?" Suzuki Roshi replied, "No reason."

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #477 on: August 20, 2013, 04:48:46 PM »
I feel that Bhagavan's Grace has abandoned me. I feel tired and need some rest. For those who loves me, please pray for me.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #478 on: August 20, 2013, 05:36:07 PM »
Dear Hari,

It is not possible for Grace to abandon You! Grace is Your true nature,this feeling You have is not. It is only the mind. Grace is ever present,ever shining,You could not run from it even if You want.
You have rest if You need it,or else,listen and read something soothing and relaxing. I hope You will feel better soon!

With love and prayers,


Where can I go? I am here!

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #479 on: August 20, 2013, 06:04:43 PM »
Dear Jewell,

These are the word uttered by Sri Bhagavan during His terminal illness days, when devotees pleaded to Him, to live longer.

These words are quite prophetic.  Sri Bhagavan HAS NOT gone anywhere.  His presence is felt more abundantly in the
Asramam today. 

Arunachala Siva.