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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #720 on: October 29, 2013, 02:26:43 PM »
"Nirvana is samsara and samsara is nirvana"
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #721 on: November 02, 2013, 05:23:14 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #722 on: November 07, 2013, 07:24:12 PM »
If the Self is limitless then we cannot say that It is one or many, with or without qualities, this or that or nothing. The Self can be everything at the same time just because of Its limitlessness.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #723 on: November 08, 2013, 12:01:39 AM »
In my view Advaita is like a homepathic drug - ingorant philosophy diluted many times and potentiated which makes it able to cure the ignorance. Just like the homeopathic drug cannot show you what health is (but can only pave to you the path to it) so Advaita cannot show you your true nature but can only show you a way to it. However we must remember that there are many ways to cure a disease. There is no one universal way.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #724 on: November 08, 2013, 12:10:52 PM »
Freedom must be our nature right now. If it is not so there is a big problem. According to philosophy reality is always real. So if freedom is not real and existent now then it is not a characteristic of the reality at all. But if the freedom is not a characteristic of the reality then happiness is not too because happiness cannot exist without freedom. If happiness does not exist sat-chit is nothing more than the christian eternal hell.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #725 on: November 08, 2013, 05:35:43 PM »
You are That should not be right in the light of Advaita. There is no you because there is no I. There is no That because there is no I to point to It.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #726 on: November 09, 2013, 10:47:21 PM »
So many words, so little truth. So many words, so many truths.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #727 on: November 10, 2013, 12:04:54 AM »
Some people say "I love myself" but what they love? Their hands? Their legs? Their heart? Their lungs? Their nails? Their kidneys? Their nose? Their lips? Their hair? Their mind? Their thoughts? We all love one aspect of us and another - we don't. Can we truly and wholly love ourselves if we don't love every aspect of ourselves? No. Can we love every aspect of ourselves? No. Then how can we love ourselves? Only one way - when we forget ourselves.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #728 on: November 10, 2013, 01:27:01 AM »
Most poisons and therapeutic substances are bitter in taste. That's why we should discriminate rightly what we are taking.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #729 on: November 11, 2013, 12:34:47 PM »
All is Brahman. If that is true then "all" must exist in the first place. But if all is Brahman then why we postulate "all" at all?! Brahman only is. This is the mystery of life. If it is not a mystery then it is a lie.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #730 on: November 11, 2013, 12:47:44 PM »
"After the rise of "I" everything other becomes to exist". Does America exist because India exist? If suddenly the Earth disappears America and India will disappear at the same time and none of them will be responsible for the extinction of the the other. Everything appears and disappears at the same time, without any causation, without any reason inherent in it.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #731 on: November 11, 2013, 12:48:16 PM »
Dear Hari,

All is Brahman has come from Sanskrit Sarvam Brahma mayam.  Why this Sarvam or All?  The answer is the world, jivas, and all
other living beings, insentient beings, all objects including Sun and Moon and stars and galaxies, supernova which we think
are other than Brahman is also Brahman.  There is nothing other than Brhaman.  But this can be realized only by a Self Realized
Sage and not by poor mortals like us.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #732 on: November 11, 2013, 12:50:49 PM »
Dear Hari,

All is Brahman has come from Sanskrit Sarvam Brahma mayam.  Why this Sarvam or All?  The answer is the world, jivas, and all
other living beings, insentient beings, all objects including Sun and Moon and stars and galaxies, supernova which we think
are other than Brahman is also Brahman.  There is nothing other than Brhaman.  But this can be realized only by a Self Realized
Sage and not by poor mortals like us.

Arunachala Siva.

I agree. That's why it is a mystery. :)
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #733 on: November 11, 2013, 01:27:22 PM »
There is only one thing which is common to all philosophies and religions and all agree with it. The true happiness is in Atman (the Soul).
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #734 on: November 11, 2013, 01:44:25 PM »
Bhagavad Gita is summum bonum of all philosophies and religions. There is no teaching higher than the teaching of Sri Krishna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra. The Upanishads are the nectar of the flowers which the bees collect, Bhagavad Gita is the honey. To have Bhagavad Gita in our hands is the Grace of God Itself!
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