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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #810 on: February 02, 2014, 01:44:14 PM »
Spirituality of today suffers from dualismophobia. Everyone gets angry or disgusted when hears the word 'duality'. It is like disease and the most unwellcome guest. But nobody actually realizes that the duality is part of the unity and that without duality there is no unity because without duality what is to be united?
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #811 on: February 02, 2014, 02:20:35 PM »
I stood in front of my mirror and repeatedly said to my reflection: "Go away, you are an illusion". But then I realized that my reflection was saying the same to me.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #812 on: February 02, 2014, 04:19:58 PM »
There was a rumour that God exists. Some people was curious and went to search Him. Some of them found Him and was the happiest people alive. The other did not find Him - some of them was disappointed and said that this rumour is a lie along with the claim of the people who have found Him, the rest continued to search Him. Some of the people were even not curious if the rumour is true or not because they were so much agitated with their own self.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #813 on: February 02, 2014, 04:35:17 PM »
Your blood flows through your veins. It is in you but you are not in it. It is mysteriously moving by yourself (subconsciousness, shakti). How? You (consciousness) have not idea (about the source of heartbeat, etc., of this shakti) but it works as it should be without your knowledge and control.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #814 on: February 02, 2014, 05:09:16 PM »
Sweetness of the sugar is one feeling and experience caused by two things - glucose and fructose.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #815 on: February 02, 2014, 05:39:31 PM »
Dying man prayed to God:
- Please, Lord bring me to Yourself. Let this be my final birth, let this be my final death.
- Where do you think am I? - said the Lord. - Do you not know that I am all-pervading? If I was not here now how could I listen to your prayers? If you are what you think you are and I grant your wish this to be your final death then you pray for your extinction. Don't you know that on My side there is no death or birth? So how can you go to Me when I am everywhere and how can you die finally and to expect to be on my side? Just realize that there is nowhere to go and no one to die.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #816 on: February 02, 2014, 06:00:05 PM »
If you want to understand what is the effect of some medicine you should try it. No talks and theories can resolve the problem. One medicine has different effectivness to different people, sometimes has very bad side effects, sometimes does not bring good at all. There are however medicines that do not help much or at all but at least do not cause any harm. The wise doctor prescribes the medicine according to the uniqueness of the patient. It is the same with the spirituality. Guru is the doctor. There is only one medicine which always helps, does not do harm and is always sweet. This is the surrender to the Supreme God in the form of the Ishta Devata and the Guru. This is the milk and honey of the spiritual life. It is so sweet and nutritious that you don't want and need anything more.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #817 on: February 02, 2014, 07:40:50 PM »
Let for a moment we all sing
the name of the beautiful King
Whose Name is above all
and His followers never fall.
Sages call Him Rama
and tell us that His Nama
destroys all sins from the core
and there is karma no more.
Because the power of this Vishnu Avatara
saves all from the torment of samsara.
So let for moment we put our actions away
and joyfully calling the Name of Rama today.

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #818 on: February 04, 2014, 03:35:07 AM »
Lord Hanuman to Mandonari:
Am I in need of fruit?
I have the Fruit that makes this life
fruitful indeed.  Within my heart
The Tree of Rāma grows,
bearing salvation for its fruit.
Under the Wish-fulfilling Tree
of Rāma do I sit at ease,
plucking whatever fruit I will.
But if you speak of fruit -
no beggar, I, for common fruit.
Behold, I go,
leaving a bitter fruit for you."

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #819 on: February 04, 2014, 06:44:24 AM »
It is also true that after the vision of God the devotee desires to witness His lila. After the destruction of Ravana at Rama's hands, Nikasha, Ravana's mother, began to run away for fear of her life. Lakshmana said to Rama: 'Revered Brother, please explain this strange thing to me. This Nikasha is an old woman who has suffered a great deal from the loss of her many sons, and yet she is so afraid of losing her own life that she is taking to her heels!' Rama bade her come near, gave her assurance of safety, and asked her why she was running away. Nikasha answered: 'O Rama, I am able to witness all this lila of Yours because I am still alive. I want to live longer so that I may see the many more things You will do on this earth.'

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #820 on: February 04, 2014, 04:37:41 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya
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There have been many objections to the introduction of the idea of Grace in these writings. It is too closely associated with theology for these objectors' liking, too much connected with a God who favours some but neglects others. Grace was never taught by Buddha, they point out. And to those who have plodded wearily year after year along what seems an unrewarding spiritual quest, the idea either mocks their plight or is simply a remnant of theological imagination--unfactual and untrue. These critics are right in part, wrong in part. If Saint Paul used this term and concept "Grace" several times but may be thought too religious to be considered authoritative by modern seekers of a scientific bent, let them remember that Ramana Maharshi of India also used it several times and yet his bent was quite mystical and philosophic.

 - The Reverential Life, Paul Brunton

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #821 on: March 08, 2014, 02:06:11 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #822 on: March 08, 2014, 06:15:21 PM »
"The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends." [Friedrich Nietzsche]
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #823 on: March 08, 2014, 06:18:16 PM »
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." [Arthur Schopenhauer]
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #824 on: March 08, 2014, 06:23:21 PM »
"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things." [Rene Descartes]
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