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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #525 on: September 01, 2013, 02:31:28 PM »
Well,we already have permanence.  :) The Self,something we truly are. And the mind is all powerful only because we gave it such power. Without the Self,where is the power of mind? It is only reflection of Absolute. So these powers are also very limited,they persist only in that same field,its own field. And mind is impermanence. It cannot give itself permanence,coz it dont have autority. It is not an entity,it is the function of consciousness,gunas and elements,which just do their own work. There is no particular mind responable for it. That is the whole point. Our identification with certain happenings and this body is make us suffer. But there is no sufferer,no suffering. We are beyond.

Happy and eternal world would be same problem i think. It would be certainly boring. Even in the heaven,and higher worlds beings wants release and to join Absolute. False cannot last long,soon or later it will realise its hollowness. And all personality is just that.




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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #526 on: September 01, 2013, 04:09:54 PM »
"You are always connected to Source. Wherever you are, wherever you go, you are always connected to Divine Wisdom, Divine Intelligence, and Divine Love."
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #527 on: September 01, 2013, 04:17:26 PM »
When one of the present attendants came the first time to Bhagavan, he asked: "What is the way for liberation?" Maharshi replied: "The way already taken leads to liberation."

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #528 on: September 01, 2013, 04:36:11 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #529 on: September 01, 2013, 05:02:27 PM »
Today, the first September 117 years ago the young Venkataraman arrived in Tiruvannamalai!!!
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« Reply #530 on: September 02, 2013, 04:27:43 PM »
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There will be live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's three day teaching continuing from Chapter 8 of Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" at the request of a group of Southeast Asians at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on September 3-5, 2013. English, Tibetan, Chinese and Vietnamese language webcasts will be available. Live webcasts can be viewed at http://dalailama.com/liveweb

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #531 on: September 02, 2013, 04:55:24 PM »
From Nisargadatta Gita
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #532 on: September 03, 2013, 12:26:17 AM »
In Toward a True Kinship of Faiths, the Dalai Lama gives the story of Lopön-la, a monk who had previously been in the Namgyal monastery in the Potala Palace before the Communist takeover of Tibet. As the Dalai Lama wrote:

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     He had spent eighteen years in a Chinese prison after the fall of Tibet in 1959, but was able to come to India in 1980. Since we had known each other in Tibet, we occasionally had tea and a chat once he got to India. During one of these conversations, quite casually, Lopön-la said that there had been two or three occasions when he felt in real danger. I naturally thought he was in fear for his life and asked, "What kind of danger?" He answered, "The danger of losing my compassion for the Chinese." When I heard this response, I simply bowed.

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #533 on: September 03, 2013, 03:44:04 AM »
"Only two kinds of people can attain self-knowledge: those who are not encumbered at all with learning, that is to say, whose minds are not over-crowded with thoughts borrowed from others; and those who, after studying all the scriptures and sciences, have come to realise that they know nothing."
[Sri Ramakrishna]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #534 on: September 03, 2013, 03:56:34 AM »
Govinda said: 'What you call a thing, is it something real and intrinsic? Is it not simply an illusion of Maya, merely image and appearance? Your stone, your tree, are they real?'

'This does not trouble me much,' said Siddhartha. 'If they are illusion, then I too am illusion, and so they are of the same nature as myself… That is why I can love them…'


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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #535 on: September 03, 2013, 12:16:54 PM »
"There are three dolls - the first made of salt, the second made of cloth, and the third of stone. If these dolls are immersed in water, the first doll made of salt will become dissolved and lose its form. The second doll made from cloth will absorb a large quantity of water but retain its form. The third doll, made of stone, will remain impervious to water. The first doll made from salt represents the man who merges his self in the universal and all-pervading Self and becomes one with It. He is the liberated man. The second doll from cloth represents the Bhakta (devotee) or the true lover of God, who is full of Divine bliss and knowledge. And the third doll made of stone, represents the worldly man who will not admit even a particle of true knowledge into his heart."
[Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #536 on: September 03, 2013, 12:20:56 PM »
"The hereditary peasant does not give up tilling the soil though it may not rain for twelve years; but a merchant who has recently taken to agriculture is discouraged by one season of drought. The true believer is never discouraged even if he fails to see God in spite of lifelong devotion."
[Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #537 on: September 03, 2013, 03:06:31 PM »
"It’s in our interest to take care of others. Self-centredness is opposed to basic human nature. In our own interest as human beings we need to pay attention to our inner values. Sometimes people think compassion is only of help to others, while we get no benefit. This is a mistake. When you concern yourself with others, you naturally develop a sense of self-confidence. To help others takes courage and inner strength."
[Dalai Lama]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #538 on: September 03, 2013, 03:12:22 PM »
"The one who begins the inquiry will not finish the inquiry, but will be finished by the inquiry."
[Mooji]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #539 on: September 03, 2013, 03:16:47 PM »
"The one who begins the inquiry will not finish the inquiry, but will be finished by the inquiry."

how wonderfully true, i'd rather not take the name of the quoted :) it may not be allowed :D

It is same with Surrender, True Surrender happens just once and one is finished with it. all our surrenders are merely going to jail and coming back with bail :D

True Self Enquiry is to happen just once! other wise, we may keep doing Self Enquiry for life! :D and be happy with it!!

just in a lighter vein :)

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