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« Reply #570 on: August 26, 2013, 11:03:13 AM »
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« Reply #571 on: August 26, 2013, 11:09:05 AM »
Stray thoughts...

if you can't do anything, just look at your Guru.

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« Reply #572 on: August 29, 2013, 07:03:40 PM »
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The self can never be not-known. It is ever known, it cannot be not known! We just need to carefully and attentively see it, know it well, so that we do not lose a grip of it. Once known clearly, then even if it has to be forgotten it cannot be forgotten. The mind cannot rise to trouble, it has to automatically give up, as it realises its shallow nature and simply gives way to that which is.

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« Reply #573 on: August 30, 2013, 10:42:00 AM »
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« Reply #574 on: August 30, 2013, 11:18:42 AM »
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Being humble is also ego - very small ego.

To be humble always is excellent. But to be become aware that being humble is also a very small 'ego' is to nourish the wisdom! The Sage says to go beyond even this, the sahaja 'sthithi' or natural 'state' It is neither ego nor non-ego, or it is both, ego and non-ego.

The protocol remains, not to showing advaita bhava to guru etc... which all falls under 'ego'

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« Last Edit: August 30, 2013, 11:24:22 AM by Nagaraj »
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« Reply #575 on: August 30, 2013, 11:22:09 AM »
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This also one has to pass through journey within.

that one has to be express oneself what one is seeing, in the presence of Self. Even to curtail oneself imagining that it would amount to blasphemy if one expresses from the presence of Self, would indicate the presence of ego, the good ego!!

All these have to be transcended!

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« Reply #576 on: August 30, 2013, 11:58:30 AM »
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Being humble is also ego - very small ego.

To be humble always is excellent. But to be become aware that being humble is also a very small 'ego' is to nourish the wisdom! The Sage says to go beyond even this, the sahaja 'sthithi' or natural 'state' It is neither ego nor non-ego, or it is both, ego and non-ego.

The protocol remains, not to showing advaita bhava to guru etc... which all falls under 'ego'

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Dear Sri Nagaraj,

I find this to be absolutely true! Leave the sattwa also!

Leave all improvements,leave all movements of the mind alone,just the way thy are.
Reality is beyond all that.
Even transcendence is not needed. Nothing is needed. When all is left the way it is,it happen by itself. Or better to say,Reality shine on its own. In all fulness.

With love and prayers,

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« Reply #577 on: August 30, 2013, 12:40:35 PM »
This is something very,very important,these thoughts,and i wish to post two poems from Zen Master Bankei here,which supports these very thoughts.



Keep your mind as it was
When you came into the world
And instantly this very self
Is a living "thus-come" one

Ideas of
What’s good , what’s bad
All due to
This self of yours.


Having created
the demon mind yourself
When it torments you mercilessly
You’re to blame and no one else

When you do wrong
our mind’s the demon
There’s no hell
To be found outside

Abominating hell
Longing for heaven
You make yourself suffer
In a joyful world

You think that good
Means hating what is bad
What’s bad is
The hating mind itself

Bankei "Song of Original Mind"

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« Reply #578 on: September 01, 2013, 12:48:42 PM »
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

Rumi
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« Reply #579 on: September 02, 2013, 11:11:57 AM »
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The object is to somehow 'get lost' and what matters where you get lost? be it dvaita advaita or visishtaadvaita or shunya? and does it even matter? one has to fall into the prey and be consumed

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« Reply #580 on: September 02, 2013, 11:15:07 AM »
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Saints are neither Advaiti nor Dvaiti or Visishtadvaiti or just any such nonsenses!

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« Reply #581 on: September 02, 2013, 11:18:35 AM »
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To be a servant is actually loss of ego, as the servant has no will of his own, he is under the control of his master, he has no self will of his own, he cannot act on his own, he is to move only at the will of his Master. Infact, perfect Dvaita is pure Advaita, much purer, and ironically!

If you are a True Servant, then where are you? Are you?

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« Reply #582 on: September 02, 2013, 11:32:49 AM »
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the ego-mind, first secures itself with ropes (its requirements) and ties itself into a strong pole or a tree and then jumps of the cliff in the name of surrender.

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Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #583 on: September 02, 2013, 11:50:07 AM »
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Advaita (Non-Duality) doesn't even admit itself!

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« Reply #584 on: September 02, 2013, 05:12:51 PM »
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it appears in general, Bhagavan is being made as a Buddha of our times. To what Buddha stood, his views on rituals, worship, etc... but in the end, they ended up being better ritualists! They have crafted their own scriptures all borrowed from Vedas and Upanishads.

The Roots of Vedas can never be broken, no matter how Buddha may be misunderstood no matter how Bhagavan Ramana or Ramakrishnar may be mi understood. This foundation is a must and can never be discarded!

The Apourusheya Vedas which revealed the Truth of Brahman, also revealed the auxiliary practices necessary. The Veda can never be wrong or wronged.

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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