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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #540 on: September 03, 2013, 03:21:31 PM »
Haha, dear Nagaraj, absolutely true! :D Sometime the in the spiritual life there is more irony than in the worldly one. :D
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« Reply #541 on: September 03, 2013, 03:31:16 PM »
"Deeper and closer than any image you have of yourself, or even any sense of yourself; deeper and closer than your gender, your nationality, your family history; in the core of yourself, there is freedom and peace and love waiting to be discovered by you, in your lifetime."
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« Reply #542 on: September 03, 2013, 03:36:58 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #543 on: September 04, 2013, 05:45:35 PM »
"Be nobody. When you are somebody there are so many duties that even to be yourself is such a hassle. When you are nobody, you escape from every trap. It is immediate freedom!"
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« Reply #544 on: September 04, 2013, 06:26:19 PM »

Dear Hari,

What is becoming nobody?  It is losing your 'somebody'.  Here also there is negative.

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« Reply #545 on: September 04, 2013, 06:28:49 PM »
Dear Subramanian,
yes, I realize that. :) My point was why? Is it necessary? How bhaktas realize God without practicing 'neti-neti'?
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« Reply #546 on: September 04, 2013, 06:35:55 PM »
Dear Hari,

The bhaktas also remove the negatives.  Saint Manikkavachagar says:  I do not want my town; I do not want my people.
I do not want any name for me. I do not want even the learned people around me.  I want to use all my learning,
only to sing You glory, O Siva of KuRRalam, who dances there.

Siva wanted to make a final test for Saint Tirunavukkararasar. While he was cleaning up the temple premises, some
diamonds, rubies etc., were scattered along with garbage. The Saint used his broom and pushed away all these gems
along with the other garbage into the dustbin. 

All are unreal.  Only Siva is real.  I shall forsake everything and anything in the world for attaining Sivam!

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #547 on: September 04, 2013, 06:41:16 PM »
Dear Hari,

This is Saint Manikkavachagar's original Tamizh verse:

உற்றாறை யான்வேண்டேன் ஊர்வேண்டேன் பேர்வேண்டேன்
கற்றாறை யான்வேண்டேன் கற்பனவும் இனியமையும்
குற்றாலத் தமர்ந்துறையுங் கூத்தாஉன் குரைகழற்கே
கற்றாவின் மனம்போலக் கசிந்துருக வேண்டுவனே. 558


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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #548 on: September 04, 2013, 06:42:32 PM »
I see this more like 'I surrender everything to Shiva and consider everything other as unimportant', not like 'everything is unreal'.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #549 on: September 04, 2013, 06:45:05 PM »
I am amazed by the devotion of the Shiva bhaktas. But I don't see their devotion in the negative aspect of Advaita. I consider that these two approaches are different way to experience the Reality.
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« Reply #550 on: September 04, 2013, 06:53:46 PM »
Dear Hari,

No. No. Siva is real and everything is unreal, not important or unimportant.

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #551 on: September 04, 2013, 06:58:25 PM »

Dear Hari,

Bhakti will mature only when other things are jettisoned. God alone is the Principle, I love and not anything else.
One cannot do puja at home altar, thinking about onion  sambhar prepared at the kitchen by your wife!
Sri Bhagavan says Bhakti is Jnana mata, bhakti is the mother of Jnana. Bhakti comes first and then Jnana.

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #552 on: September 04, 2013, 07:05:12 PM »
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Sri Bhagavan says Bhakti is Jnana mata, bhakti is the mother of Jnana. Bhakti comes first and then Jnana.

Then how can one be liberated through Self-enquiry without surrender?
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« Reply #553 on: September 04, 2013, 08:54:35 PM »
"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
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« Reply #554 on: September 04, 2013, 08:57:44 PM »
"Every man's life is a fairy tale, written by God's fingers."
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