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Ravi.N

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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2012, 06:03:38 AM »

"God will certainly listen to your prayers if you feel restless for Him. Since He has begotten us, surely
we can claim our inheritance from Him. He is our own Father, our own Mother. We can
force our demand on Him".

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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2012, 08:20:08 AM »
As long as his self-analysis is not complete man argues with much ado. But he becomes silent when he completes it. When the empty pitcher has been filled with water, when the water inside the pitcher becomes one with the water of the lake outside, no more sound is heard. Sound comes from the pitcher as long as the pitcher is not filled with water.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2012, 01:14:13 PM »
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"God will certainly listen to your prayers if you feel restless for Him. Since He has begotten us, surely
we can claim our inheritance from Him. He is our own Father, our own Mother. We can
force our demand on Him".

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

Ravi garu,

As ramakrishna guru suggests to feel restless does it mean   god is external human being ?
moreover why should i feel restless and invite trouble to myself instead of simply staying calm?
how can ramakrishna guru can confirm that god(he/she) has begotten us?

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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2012, 01:42:41 PM »
Dear Prasanth, Sri Ramakrishna's view about God is that He is Personal and Impersonal at the same time, He is within and without, He is Saguna and Nirguna. He is our Father and our Mother. These contradictions in my opinion exist until the ego exists as Lord Ramana has said in Ulladu Narpadu:
 
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If asked, "Which of these three is final Liberation: With form, without form, or with-and-without-form?" I say, Liberation is the extinction of the ego which enquires "With form, without form, or with-and-without-form?"

So from the point of view of Sri Ramakrishna or Sri Ramana there are no contradictions in these statements.
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2012, 01:53:55 PM »
Prashant,
If you do not find the teachings helpful or if they confuse you,please ignore them.Stay with whatever appeals to you or what you have found helpful.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2012, 01:55:23 PM »
Dear Hari,

Very true. That is why Sri Bhagavan composed two invocatory verses for Ulladu Narpadu. The first is for Nirguna Brahman.
The second is for Saguna Brahman.

Both are fine. One is water and another is ice.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2012, 05:51:14 PM »
I want you to remember this. You may impart thousands of instructions to people, but they will not bear fruit except  in proper time. On going to bed, a child said to his mother, 'Mother, please wake me up when I feel the call of nature.' The mother said: 'Don't worry about it, my child. That all will wake you up itself.'

One feels yearning for God at the proper time.



The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2012, 09:47:32 PM »



This Pure Atman is unattached, and one cannot see It.
If salt is mixed with water, one cannot see the salt with the eyes.

That which is the Pure Atman is the Great Cause, the Cause of the Cause.
That gross, the subtle, the casual, and the Great Cause. The five elements
are gross. Mind, buddhi, and ego are subtle. Prakriti, the Primal Energy,
is the cause of all these. Brahman, Pure Atman, is the Cause of the cause.

This Pure Atman alone is our real nature. What is jnAna? It is to know
one's own Self and keep the mind in It. It is to know the Pure Atman.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2012, 10:20:27 PM »
"There is nothing in mere scholarship. The object of study is to find
means of knowing God and realizing Him. A holy man had a book. When asked what it
contained, he opened it and showed that on all the pages were written the words 'Om
Rama', and nothing else".

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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2012, 12:13:59 AM »
One may enter the world after attaining discrimination and dispassion. In the ocean of the world there are six alligators: lust, anger, and so forth. But you need not fear the alligators if you smear your body with turmeric before you go into the water. Discrimination and dispassion are the turmeric. Discrimination is the knowledge of what is real and what is unreal. It is the realization that God alone is the real and eternal Substance and that all else is unreal, transitory, impermanent. And you must cultivate intense zeal for God. You must feel love for Him and be attracted to Him.
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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2012, 12:22:17 AM »
As without strong determination the farmer cannot bring water to his field, so also without intense yearning a man cannot realize God.
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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2012, 12:23:24 AM »
It is through God's Grace that you understand that. The doubts of the mind will not disappear without His Grace. Doubts do not disappear without Self-realization.
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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2012, 06:48:08 AM »
"People think it is they who are great. The water from the roof flows through a spout that is shaped like a lion's head. It looks as if the lion
were bringing the water out through its mouth. But look at the source of the water! A cloud gathers in the sky and rain falls on the roof;
then the water flows through the pipe and at last comes out through the spout."

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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2012, 08:34:54 AM »
     

                   
   

"A lover of God prays to the Divine Mother:
O Mother, I am very much afraid of selfish actions.
Such actions have desires behind them,
and if I perform them I shall have to reap their fruit.
But it is very difficult to work in a detached spirit.
I shall certainly forget Thee, O Mother,
if I involve myself in selfish actions.
Therefore I have no use for them. May my actions,
O Divine Mother, be fewer every day till I attain Thee.
May I perform, without attachment to the results,
only what actions is absolutely necessary for me.
May I have great love for Thee as I go on with my
few duties. May I not entangle myself in new work
so long as I do not realize Thee. But I shall perform
it if I receive Thy command. Otherwise not'"
           

 

               



The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2012, 09:54:49 PM »
"Your mind is still attracted by 'woman and gold'. What is the use of saying you don't care for it? Go forward. Beyond the forests of sandalwood there are many more things: mines of silver, gold, diamonds, and other precious stones. Having a glimpse of spirituality, don't think you have attained everything."


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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