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Re: my musings
« Reply #735 on: September 21, 2014, 09:47:14 PM »
Stray thoughts...

Do not deny yourself, your good time!
Do not get lost in your quest,
Open up your horizons,
For it is limitless, Blemishless,
Pristine & Pure.

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Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #736 on: September 21, 2014, 09:56:09 PM »
Stray thoughts...

The more you go inwards, smaller and smaller, contraction to the point, the source-less source
the more you go outwards, larger and larger, expansion, to the pointless, the limitless end.



अणोरणीयान् महतो महीयान् आत्मा गुहायां निहितोऽस्य जन्तोः ।
The infinite Self more minute than the minutest and greater than the greatest and is the heart of the beings.

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« Reply #737 on: September 24, 2014, 09:54:33 PM »
An old Zen saying:

?In matters of religion, most persons prefer chewing the menu to actually eating the food!?

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« Reply #738 on: September 25, 2014, 02:20:23 PM »
Stray thought...

There is no attainment,
There is only dea-ttainment.

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« Reply #739 on: September 25, 2014, 09:08:00 PM »
Though he has no form
my eyes saw him,

his glory is fire in my mind
that knows

his secret inner form
invented by the soul.

What is
beyond the mind

has no boundary.
In it our senses end.

Mukta says: Words cannot hold him
yet in him all words are.

~ Muktabai, Sri Jnaneshwar's sister
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« Reply #740 on: September 25, 2014, 09:33:07 PM »
I Am All

I am the blue firmament and the black cloud,
I am the waterfall and the sound thereof,
I am the graven image and the stone by the wayside,
I am the rose and the falling petals thereof,
I am the flower of the field and the sacred lotus,
I am the sanctified waters and the still pool,
I am the tree that towereth among the mountains
And the blade of grass in the peaceful lane,
I am the tender spring leaf and the evergreen foliage.

I am the barbarian and the sage,
I am the impious and the pious,
I am the ungodly and the godly,
I am the harlot and the virgin,
I am the liberated and the man of time,
I am the the indestructible and the destructible,
I am the renunciation and the proud possessor.
I am all
few know me.

I am neither This nor That,
I am neither detached nor attached,
I am neither heaven nor hell -- few know me --
I am neither philosophies nor creeds,
I am neither the Guru nor the disciple.
O friend,
I contain all.

I am clear as the mountain stream,
Simple as the new spring leaf.

Happy are they
That meet with me.

~ J Krishnamurti
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« Reply #741 on: January 12, 2015, 10:50:48 AM »
stray thoughts...

know your problems well before seeking solutions.

......there may not even be any problem, after all !

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« Reply #742 on: February 16, 2015, 07:12:40 PM »
stray thoughts...


you get a response exactly from the same centre you express yourself from.

The expression of Body Mind is Karma and it results in Disturbance (Dualities)
The expression of Pure Mind is Wisdom and it results in Harmony (Recognition, Resonation)
The expression of Supreme Self is just Presence and it results in Peace (Abidance)

We may express the Supreme Truth from any of the centres as above.

We may express "Tatvamasi" from the Body Mind and it results in distrubance.
We may express "Tatvamasi" from the Pure and it results in Resonation, Recognition.
We may express "Tatvamasi" from the Supreme Self, by sheer Presence and it results in Peace.

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« Reply #743 on: February 18, 2015, 10:51:17 AM »
கற்றது கைமண் அளவு, கல்லாதது உலகளவு

What is learnt is a handful of sand,
while what is unknown is the size of the world.

(Avvaiyaar)
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« Reply #744 on: February 21, 2015, 08:49:57 PM »
Musing...

Words are energy. Words are vibrations. Sounds carry the energies. Sometimes the power of words could have devastating effect. It is no wonder Tiruvalluvar sang this truth thousands of year back:

?Theeyinal Sutta Pun Ullarum Aradhe Naavinal Sutta Vadu? (Even the wound that has been caused by fire will heal within, not the scar that has been caused by a harsh tongue)."

Loud contemplation on behalf of everybody. Let's keep aside the taming of the Ego, but nobody need put up with words that cause damaging effect on ones physical, mental bodies.

It would be taking the truth to madness if we were to then say to ourselves that no matter what bad energies you may face, You as the Soul are not affected. Yes this is truth, but one need'nt take it thus far. One need not become such a hero in order to discern the truth.

There is no bigger weapon than hurling the deep anger through words outside. What goes out eventually comes back.

Avoid all that might trigger such energies being hurled upon you and you inturn upon others. Do whatever it might take to achieve thus end - Peace. Peace for oneself, over anything else.

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Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #745 on: February 02, 2016, 04:03:09 PM »
Vidura had put several questions to Maitreya, but even by the time he received answers for a few of them he developed unswerving and one-pointed devotion to the Lord. Having thus achieved the end of all human endeavours, he was not interested any more in answers to his other questions.

~ (Sage Suta about Vidura, Srimad Bhagawatam)
« Last Edit: February 02, 2016, 04:05:48 PM by Nagaraj »
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« Reply #746 on: February 05, 2016, 05:38:54 PM »
"It is not truth that makes man great;
but man that makes truth great."

~ Confucius
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« Reply #747 on: February 07, 2016, 10:06:43 AM »
Stray thoughts...

As a human being, one may live as much or slighltly more than a hundred years, but wonder of wonders, in ones mind, one lives countless numbers of years and experience  innumerable births and deaths!

In one minute of a general space and time, one can experience thousands of minutes of experiences!

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« Reply #748 on: February 07, 2016, 10:48:30 AM »
Stray thoughts...

'I' exists just as:

As a ring in gold
As a mirage in desert
As a wave in sea
As time in clock
As forms in mind
As colour in sky
As meanings in words
As sorrow & happiness in peace
As sound in silence
As you in Him
As ignorance in knowledge
As knowledge in that
As that in That

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« Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 11:01:47 AM by Nagaraj »
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« Reply #749 on: February 07, 2016, 02:21:44 PM »
Stray thoughts...

Inorder to abide as Self, abidance has to cease.
Where abidance ceases, abidance shines!

The need to abide has to end to result in
the end of the abider for the real abidance!

So long there is still a need for abidance,
so long you will continue to remain!
Only where this need for abidance ceases,
only there you cease and abidance results!

Abidance is Self, Self is abidance.
There is no self to abide, But only the very Self!

As Bhagawan said, to abide as Self is to be the Self.
We can't 'be' the Self as we are the Self!

So long there is Self to abide, you are apart from it,
Where the self to abide is no longer apart from you,
only there you truly abide!

The subtle essence gets lost in words, so we ought to
look beyond words to discover and know the truth.

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« Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 02:25:49 PM by Nagaraj »
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta