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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3840 on: August 24, 2017, 01:16:01 PM »
Let none regret that they were difficult to convince!
I fought my Master for six years with the result that I know every inch of the way!
Every inch of the way!
And so, you see my devotion is the dog's devotion.
I have been wrong so often and he has always been right,
and now I trust his judgement blindly.


My teacher, my master, my hero, my ideal, my God in life.

Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #3841 on: August 24, 2017, 01:31:17 PM »
If anyone was 'anonymous' in the truest sense of the word, it was Maurice Frydman.
Five foot nothing, Maurice moved with some of the great Indian figures of his time
 including Gandhi, Nehru, and Jai Krishnamurti.
Sometimes, truly great people, who have shaped and helped to transform the lives of countless beings,
remain unknown and unheralded until long after their passing.
Maurice Frydman was one of those rare beings in whom the spirit of compassion flowed spontaneously
without any attachment to 'doer-ship' or 'outcome.' Although he was a philanthropist in every sense of the word,
it was of a very different kind from what we usually see. Yet it is because he was so unassuming
and genuinely 'ego-less' that his activities were and continue to be so powerful in their effects.
Great compassion flows spontaneously and reaches far, wide and deep.
It has no boundaries and is by nature non-sectarian.


He was a remarkable man, humble, devout, compassionate to the core of his being
and generous to a fault.

Maurice Frydman died in Bombay on March 9th of 1976 with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj by his side.
A beautiful event ended this incredible life.
During his last days, Frydman got a visit by a professional nurse he did not know.
The nurse had been visited in a dream by an old man in a loin cloth who told her to go and take care of Frydman.
Frydman refused to accept the nurse's offer. But, as she was leaving the house she walked past a picture in the hallway
and recognised the old man whom she had seen in her dream.
Upon telling Frydman this, he accepted her offer and allowed her to take care of him.

The picture: was Sri Ramana Maharshi who had left his body over three decades prior.

From "Ever Here Now'-A Remarkable Man, Maurice Frydman
by Lyse Mai Lauren

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3842 on: August 24, 2017, 01:43:35 PM »

My association with my Guru was scarcely for two and a half years. He was staying some 200 kilometers [120 miles] away, and he would come here once every four months, for fifteen days. This [realization] is the fruit of that. The words he gave me touched me very deeply. I abided in one thing only: the words of my Guru are the truth, and he said, "You are the Parabrahman [Absolute Reality]." No more doubts and no more questions on that. Once my Guru conveyed to me what he had to say I never bothered about other things- I hung on to the words of the Guru.
(Prior to Consciousness, pp. 1-2, April 4, 1980)

My Guru told me: "...Go back to that state of pure being, where the 'I am' is still in its purity before it got contaminated with 'I am this' or 'I am that.' Your burden is of false self-identifications-abandon them all."
My guru told me, "Trust me, I tell you: you are Divine. Take it as the absolute truth. Your joy is divine, your suffering is divine too. All comes from God. Remember it always. You are God, your will alone is done." I did believe him and soon realized how wonderfully true and accurate were his words. I did not condition my mind by thinking, "I am God, I am wonderful, I am beyond." I simply followed his instruction, which was to focus the mind on pure being, 'I am,' and stay in it. I used to sit for hours together, with nothing but the 'I am' in my mind and soon the peace and joy and deep all-embracing love became my normal state. In it all disappeared-myself, my guru, the life I lived, the world around me. Only peace remained, and unfathomable silence.
(I Am That, Dialogue 51, April 16, 1971)
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3843 on: August 24, 2017, 02:03:03 PM »

Let some say that Supreme is Shiva.
Let some say that Supreme is Brahma or Vishnu.
Let some say that Sakti and Sivam are Supreme.
Let some say that it is with form.
Let some say that it is formless.
But we have come to know that all forms
are only our Guru.

Vemba Anandi,v.8
Tattuvaraya

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3844 on: September 04, 2017, 08:23:53 AM »




Love is not different from the Self.
Love of an object is of an inferior order and cannot endure.
Whereas the Self is Love, in other words, God is Love.

                                                                        Maharshi


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3845 on: September 06, 2017, 01:14:13 PM »
Beautiful post,dear Nishta.

And beautiful truth!

With love,

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3846 on: September 13, 2017, 04:25:24 PM »

One has to work in the world; naturally, carry on your worldly affairs,
but understand that which has come about by itself - that is, this body, mind and consciousness
 - has appeared in spite of the fact that nobody has asked for it.
I did not ask for it; it has come upon my original state
which is timeless, spaceless and without attributes.
So that whatever has happened is doing this business in the world.
The life force and the mind are operating, but the mind will tempt you to believe that it is 'you'.
Even if the mind tells you that you are the one who is acting, do not believe the mind.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3847 on: September 13, 2017, 04:54:27 PM »

We are like a bow in the grip of God's hand.
God sends us out upon various tasks.
In reality God is the agent, not the bow.
The bow is merely an instrument, unaware and unconscious of God,
so that the world's apparent order can be maintained.
Mighty indeed is the bow that becomes aware of the Bowman's hand!

Rumi

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« Reply #3848 on: September 13, 2017, 05:03:25 PM »

There exists an inherent tension between
That which is personal and
That which is impersonal.
The desire to transcend the personal
Arises from the impersonal.
Since that which is personal would
Never agree to its own demise,
Who will bring about the transcendence?

Wu Hsin

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #3849 on: September 13, 2017, 05:11:26 PM »

Though Destiny a hundred times waylays you,
in the end it pitches a tent for you in Heaven.

Rumi