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« Reply #585 on: September 03, 2013, 04:24:48 PM »
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The benchmark of progress for ourselves can be easily determined by our reactions, the presence of of

1. kama — lust
2. krodha — anger
3. lobh — greed
4. moha — delusory emotional attachment
5. mada or ahankara — pride, hubris
6. matsarya — envy, jealou

We all may be decorated with various flowery knowledge, but when instigated, then is the real test of solvency, how easily we get affected shows to us the extent of erasement of the ego-mind.

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« Reply #586 on: September 04, 2013, 06:52:53 PM »
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What we get here is a spiritual cocktail juice!

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« Reply #587 on: September 04, 2013, 10:06:43 PM »
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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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Swami chinmayananda's quote on humility..
"Humility is a strange value.. The moment one feels one has it, one loses it"
Very interesting..

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« Reply #588 on: September 04, 2013, 10:12:09 PM »
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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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Swami chinmayananda's quote on humility..
"Humility is a strange value.. The moment one feels one has it, one loses it"
Very interesting..

It is very interesting, yes. When I call someone good he strangely in no time disprove my judgement. When I call someone bad, strange enough in due time he shows that there is goodness in him. Interesting and strange. :)
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« Reply #589 on: September 05, 2013, 08:27:18 AM »
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There is nothing to change or end.

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« Reply #590 on: September 05, 2013, 10:27:54 AM »
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So long there is an internal, there is also an external.

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« Reply #591 on: September 05, 2013, 10:41:30 AM »
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what is external is also internal and what is internal is also external.

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« Reply #592 on: September 05, 2013, 10:46:16 AM »
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When there is nobody
to abide as Self,
Self is.

When there is nobody
to just be,
Self is.

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« Reply #593 on: September 05, 2013, 05:44:25 PM »
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Just give up the quest for a moment!

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« Reply #594 on: September 05, 2013, 11:04:46 PM »
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There is no experience of jnana,
There is only experience of bhakti.

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« Reply #595 on: September 06, 2013, 10:56:07 AM »
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There just cannot be any transgression with God or the Pure Self!

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« Reply #596 on: September 06, 2013, 11:10:36 AM »
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There is no experience of jnana,
There is only experience of bhakti.

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Oh God, give me courage and show me the way to forget the experience, the experiencer and the experienced.

Sanjay
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« Reply #597 on: September 06, 2013, 02:36:44 PM »
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It can also be observed like this -

Those who are unable to plead their helplessness to God and surrender are asked to enquire the source of the 'I' thought, that rises, or are asked to discrimininate between the real and unreal, and so on, then there comes a point where as Bhagavan says -

How can `I' eliminate itself? All that you need do is to find out its origin and stay there. Your effort can extend only so far. Then the Beyond will take care of itself. You are helpless there. No effort can reach It. Then the 'I' is prepared to plead its helplessness to God and surrender.

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This is not to belittle this or that, but just to bring to light that how this is same as that and that is same as this. How the ego mind is caught in certain things strongly.

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« Reply #598 on: September 06, 2013, 04:26:47 PM »
Heavenly Father, Almighty God,
I humble myself before your Presence.
What a joy it is to come to you.
I thank you and I praise your infinite Majesty,
Omnipotence and Perfections.
Please forgive me of all my sins.
Lord I come to you in my nothingness.
I want to worship you and adore you,
to love you with all my heart,
with all my mind,
with all my soul
and with all my strength.




I want to burn with desire for you like an angel.
I need you my Lord,
I am nothing without you.
I ask you to raise me before your Glory.
Shine your light upon me,
allow me to walk with you
and always do your Holy Will.
Protect me and bless me O Merciful Lord.
Fill me with your Holy Spirit,
grant me peace, love and joy.
Heal me, bless me and sanctify me O Lord;
make me a blessing for all those around me.


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

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« Reply #599 on: September 06, 2013, 05:51:14 PM »
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Bhakti is not means, it is the fruit, it is the end, it is the residue, it is the attainment!

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