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Re: my musings
« Reply #645 on: July 07, 2014, 10:07:41 AM »
Stray thoughts...

"Loss of mind falls neither of the left nor right nor centre. It is simply lost!"




"Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance."

~ T. S. Eliot
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #646 on: July 24, 2014, 10:49:46 PM »
To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
All pray in their distress;
And to these virtues of delight
Return their thankfulness.

For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is God, our father dear,
And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is Man, his child and care.

For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity a human face,
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress.

Then every man, of every clime,
That prays in his distress,
Prays to the human form divine,
Love, Mercy, Pity, Peace.

And all must love the human form,
In heathen, Turk, or Jew;
Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell
There God is dwelling too.

William Blake
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: my musings
« Reply #647 on: July 25, 2014, 12:06:34 AM »
"Devotion to the mother is the root of all welfare.?

Swami Vivekananda
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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Re: my musings
« Reply #648 on: July 26, 2014, 07:44:05 PM »
Stray thoughts...

Time is fleeting, there is not enough time left, Kala-Purusha is slowly eating the prAna away, therefore give up vain pursuits, give up vain philosophical studies, give up everything, and wake up, wake up to the Real Pursuit. Time is fleeting. Do not depend on next birth!

If there is a moment, it is only NOW!



   आशया बद्ध्यते लोकः कर्मणा परिबद्ध्यते |
   आयुःक्षयं न जानाति तस्मात् जागृहि जागृहि ||
   जन्मदुःखं जरादुःखं जायादुःखं पुनः पुनः |
   अंतकाले महादुःखं तस्मात् जागृहि जागृहि ||
   कामक्रोधौ लोभमोहौ देहे तिष्ठन्ति तस्कराः |
   ज्ञानरत्नापहाराय तस्मात् जागृहि जागृहि ||
   ऐश्वर्यं स्वप्नसंकाशं यौवनं कुसुमोपमम् |
   क्षणिकं जलमायुश्च तस्मात् जागृहि जागृहि ||


        Awaken! awaken! The world is bound by the desire and subjugated by
[its own] actions. It does not realize the depleting life-span.
Awaken, awaken from that. Pain of birth, pain of old age, pain from
the wife happen again and again. In the last days [of life] great
sorrow befalls. Awaken, awaken from that. Passion and anger,
stinginess and delusion dwell in the body. They are robbers, who
steal the jewels of knowledge. Awaken, awaken from that. Wealth is
like a dream and the youth is like a flower[which withers away one
day]. They and also the life-span are transient like [flowing]
water. Awaken, awaken from that.



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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #649 on: July 26, 2014, 08:09:26 PM »
In the whirlpool of fleeting sensual pleasures, you have forgotten the purpose of life and its goal. In your pursuit after the phantom-shows of worldly vanities, you have annihilated the spiritual instincts and longings of the soul. What a sad state! Mysterious is Maya! Mysterious is Moha!

You do not know even a single Sloka of the Gita or the Upanishads. You do not know how to sit on Padmasana. You do not know the efficacy of Mantra, Kirtana. You do not know anything about self-analysis, mind-control, self-restraint, concentration and introspection. You have lived in vain! You have wasted this precious life. Hotels, restaurants, cinema houses are your abodes of immortality or Vaikuntha Dhama. Really you are leading a miserable life. If you can talk something on dry politics, you think you are a great hero!

Time is fleeting. The night is wasted in sleep and pleasure. The day is wasted in idle talk, amassing money and maintenance of the family. Days, months and years are rolling away. Hairs have become grey. Teeth have fallen. You are attached to perishable objects through Moha. Tell me, friends, how long will you be a slave to the fleeting things of the world? How long are you going to repeat the same sensual enjoyments? How long do you wish to worship mammon and woman? When will you find time to meditate on the Lord and to do virtuous deeds? Think and reflect.

Kings and lords will pass away. This world will pass away with all its occupants. The sun, moon and stars will pass away. All joys and sorrows will pass away. Wife, children, wealth, property will pass away. The five elements, the earth and heaven will pass away. Only Brahman, the Pure Satchidananda, will shine eternally.

O man! Wealth, vehicles, sons, women, dominions, property are worthless! They are all perishable. Seek the lotus feet of the Lord and attain immortality, eternal bliss and supreme peace!


Swami Sivananda
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #650 on: July 26, 2014, 08:41:21 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULLMO_LfIVU&list=PL_yIBWagYVjwRGhR4bPT1vrqU82i6ryC-#t=82

Do you have elderly parents or in-laws at home? Do you talk to them? This beautiful video is a telling picture of oldage in Indian nuclear families

Everyone eventually ages. And in the lonely and insecure days at the end of your life, you want to be around the few people you love and helped nurture into good human beings. But this isn't always the case with many senior citizens who die a lonely death, cut off from children and grandchildren who are engrossed with their own lives. Watch this video. It will bring a lump to your throat. Seriously, don't neglect the elderly. All they want to do is talk.


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Remain quietly in the Self.
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Re: my musings
« Reply #651 on: July 26, 2014, 10:19:03 PM »
Stray thoughts...

Spiritual Life asks for COURAGE, it demands for your strongest Will, "Dhriti" - 'Resolve' and sometimes a seeker may have to really renounce things to really "Renounce" and not hide in the garb of mental renunciation! A Spiritual seeker must be willing to take bold steps and be willing to venture into the unknown. A Seeker ought to posses an attitude of "matter of fact" with Viveka. What is He to loose? what is He to gain? A seeker ought to wake up from spiritual slumber. It is not enough to merely play around in the ground of ocean of spiritual quest, one has to sink completely into the waters.

Be Bold!

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Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: my musings
« Reply #652 on: July 28, 2014, 08:34:28 PM »
"Name of the Hari is only a means. To fix the position of non-duality is an art and to experience this is very rare".

(Jnaneshwar)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #653 on: July 29, 2014, 10:01:54 PM »
शत्रौ मित्रे पुत्रे बन्धौ
मा कुरु यत्नं विग्रहसन्धौ
सर्वस्मिन्नपि पश्यात्मानम्
सर्वत्रोत्सृज भेदाज्ञानम् ॥


Do not make efforts in separating from or joining
with a foe or friend or son or relative.
See Thine own Self everywhere.
Completely get rid of
the ignorant conception of differentiation everywhere!



(Do not waste your time in setting right the family narratives.
It is a useless effort and wastes your precious time too.
Everyone gets provoked by the chemicals acting in their brain and body.

There is no meaning in their anger, joy, love or hatred. They just react to outer circumstances and have no purpose in life. Their very existence is to feel anxious and suffer.

If you have the goal of realizing your Self, then stop worrying about the life narratives. Watch every event like a witness. Do not feel anxious about everything. See everything as a projection of your own Self. See it as a dream concocted by your mind. - Tejasvini)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #654 on: July 30, 2014, 11:39:22 AM »
Sadie doesn't want her brother to grow up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84DLT4yRcy4

A fit canditate for "mumukshatva" pretty early :)

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« Reply #655 on: July 31, 2014, 10:08:31 AM »
stray thoughts...

When you wholly depend on God, then there no longer any dependence. Only once can one really surrender, only once can one really prostrate. Then it is all finished!

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« Reply #656 on: August 01, 2014, 04:17:29 PM »
stray thoughts...

know well, dear self, that you are your own boss. exert your highest purushartha and take yourself to the goal that you have set for. Uddharet Atmanatmanam says Krishna. Grace is like the silent letter in a word. Do not pay that much attention to Grace. Grace descends of its own accord upon the sincere exercise of your fullest will.

Do not delude yourself with imaginations that due to the grace of God a magic carpet will come and take us to the destination.

Strive diligently. The less we depend on grace, the more it flows.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #657 on: August 01, 2014, 04:54:18 PM »
today all your Musings I read are beautiful.Thankyou very much.

Who is Tejasvini? Listed in one of the couplets?

Very beautiful reminder from Sri Sivananda. 

Thankyou again Sri Ganesh.

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« Reply #658 on: August 02, 2014, 12:10:12 PM »
Thanks Krishnan
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« Reply #659 on: August 02, 2014, 12:13:10 PM »
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta