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« Reply #360 on: August 01, 2013, 07:28:26 PM »


food influences the mind and it must be kept pure.

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« Reply #361 on: August 01, 2013, 07:36:17 PM »


         














The mind is by nature restless. Begin liberating it from its
restlessness; give it peace; make it free from distractions; train
it to look inward; make this a habit. This is done by ignoring the
external world and removing the obstacles to peace of mind.

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

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« Reply #362 on: August 01, 2013, 07:43:26 PM »


D.: How do all thoughts cease when the mind is in the Heart?

M.: By force of will, with strong faith in the truth of the Master’s
teaching to that effect.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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« Reply #363 on: August 01, 2013, 07:49:43 PM »


Physically the digestive and other organs are kept free from
irritation. Therefore food is regulated both in quantity and quality.
Non-irritants are eaten, avoiding chillies, excess of salt, onions,
wine, opium, etc. Avoid constipation, drowsiness and excitement,
and all foods which induce them.


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Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #364 on: August 01, 2013, 07:57:04 PM »


   God is untouched by activities, which take place in His presence; compare the sun and the world activities. There is no meaning in attributing responsibility and motive to the One before it becomes many. But God’s will for the prescribed course of events is a good solution of the free-will problem (vexata quaestio). If the mind is restless on account of a sense of the imperfect and unsatisfactory character of what befalls us or what is committed or omitted by us, then it is wise to drop the sense of responsibility and free-will by regarding ourselves as the ordained instruments of the All-wise and All-powerful, to do and suffer as He pleases. He carries all burdens and gives us peace.

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« Reply #365 on: August 01, 2013, 08:14:05 PM »


   


The Maharshi with an ineffable smile which lit up His Holy Face and which was all-pervasive, shining upon the coterie around him, replied in tones of certainty and with the ring of truth;
“Divine Grace is essential  for Realisation. It leads one to God-realisation. But such Grace is vouchsafed only to him who is a true devotee or a yogin, who has striven hard and ceaselessly on the path towards freedom.”

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« Reply #366 on: August 07, 2013, 10:48:00 AM »


All sadhanas are for getting rid of the delusion
that you are the body.


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« Reply #367 on: August 08, 2013, 05:38:10 PM »


O you that ridicule idol-worship, having not discovered
through heart-melting love its secret, how is
that you [daily] worship the filthy idol of your body as ‘I’?


(GVK 208, Michael James)
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« Reply #368 on: August 08, 2013, 05:42:05 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. Sri Bhagavan never discouraged idol worship.  He only said that such worship is dual and one should by intense prayer
and pujas should bring that murti to your Heart.

Arunachala Siva.     

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« Reply #369 on: August 08, 2013, 05:45:13 PM »
yes true sir, even today very meticulously, these worships are carried on in the ashram with great fervor and perfection and most importnatly with love.

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« Reply #370 on: August 08, 2013, 05:51:07 PM »

     

It is very rare to get full faith in One [God or Guru]. If
such a faith blossoms in the heart [due to past merits],
do protect and nourish it, since it is similar to a
new-born baby, without spoiling it by giving room to
any doubts or suspicion, just as, if one possessed the
Kamadenu, one would bring it up with great care and love.


(GVK 519, Michael James)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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« Reply #371 on: August 08, 2013, 05:58:59 PM »

Only so long as the measurer [the mind] exists will
the measure and the measured also seem to exist as
real. But when the measurer [the mind] sees Self, the
really existing Thing, and is thereby lost in It, all
other things such as the measure, the measured and
the measuring will automatically become unreal.


(GVK 528, Michael James)

   
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« Reply #372 on: August 08, 2013, 06:12:23 PM »


Some say, “Know thyself” [but] is there anyone who
does not know himself? Tell me, is it not equally
ignorant to say “I have realized Self” as to say “I
have not realized Self”?


(GVK 528, Michael James)
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« Reply #373 on: August 08, 2013, 06:24:17 PM »


Rightly knowing Self is just like one, on awakening
from a dream, knowing that all the whirl of sufferings
experienced in that dream have become false and
that one is really the same unaffected one who was
previously lying safe on the soft bed.


(GVK 564, Michael James)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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« Reply #374 on: August 08, 2013, 06:27:21 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

To find out with the mind the Awareness, is like catching a thief with a thief who is acting as policeman!

Awareness will shine only when the mind is dead. 

Arunachala Siva.