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« Reply #2370 on: July 17, 2018, 02:40:05 PM »
From: ~~~ Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talk 328.

Q.:
Sri Bhagavan has said that the japa *
must be traced to its source.
Is it not the mind that is meant?


M.:
All these are only the workings of the mind.
Japa helps to fix the mind on a single thought.
All other thoughts are first subordinated
until they disappear.
When it becomes mental it is called dhyana.

Dhyana is your true nature.
It is however called dhyana
because it is made with effort.

Effort is necessary
so long as thoughts
are promiscuous.

Because you are with other thoughts,
you call the continuity of a single thought
meditation or dhyana.

If that dhyana becomes effortless
it will be found to be your real nature.

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* japa:
repetition of a sacred word or syllable
or a name of God
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #2371 on: July 22, 2018, 07:07:37 PM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #2372 on: July 22, 2018, 07:09:43 PM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #2373 on: July 22, 2018, 07:11:38 PM »
6 verses on Ribhu Gita Selected by Bhagavan
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« Reply #2374 on: July 24, 2018, 07:50:02 PM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #2375 on: August 12, 2018, 12:12:56 PM »
CONVERSATIONS WITH ANNAMALAI SWAMI

This waking life is just a long dream which keeps our attention away from what we really are. If you take the attitude that all the happenings in the world are dream events, your mind becomes tranquil. It is only when you take the dream world to be real that you get agitated.

Q: I feel strongly that life is a long dream but I cannot see through the dream. For many years it has been like this.

AS: If you really believed that all life was a dream, nothing in the world would ever trouble you. If you still have problems and worries, like not being able to see through the dream, it means that you have still not completely ceased to identify with what temporarily appears in your consciousness.

You should enquire, 'Who is not able to penetrate through the dream??

The true ?I? is not identified with the dream. If you don't forget your real Self, waking, dreaming and sleeping do not affect you.

The things around you are always changing, but what we really ARE remains changeless.

?Living by the Words of Bhagavan? p. 286
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« Reply #2376 on: September 12, 2018, 07:19:13 PM »
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« Reply #2377 on: September 18, 2018, 04:04:31 PM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha