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Ravi.N

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #150 on: December 10, 2012, 06:30:11 AM »
Subramanian,
Yes,This is a very homely similie that reflects Truth in such a simple way.Thanks very much.
Namaskar.

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #151 on: December 10, 2012, 06:31:55 AM »
There are certain signs of God-realization. The man in whom longing for God manifests its glories is not far from attaining Him. What are the glories of that longing? They are discrimination, dispassion, compassion for living beings, serving holy men, loving their company, chanting the name and glories of God, telling the truth, and the like. When you see those signs of longing in an aspirant, you can rightly say that for him the vision of God
is not far to seek.
The state of a servant's house will tell you unmistakably whether his master has decided to visit it. First, the rubbish and jungle around the house are cleared up. Second, the soot and dirt are removed from the rooms. Third, the courtyard, floors, and other places are swept clean. Finally the master himself sends various things to the house such as a carpet, a hubble-bubble for smoking, and the like. When you see these things arriving, you conclude
that the master will very soon come.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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« Reply #152 on: December 10, 2012, 10:06:59 AM »
Dear Ravi,

Nice simile by Sri Ramakrishna. Even if my boss or a rich relative comes to my house, I try to  keep it in clean. Mind is God's
temple (sariram gruham - says Siva Manasa Puja). If God were to come there for His stay, we shall keep it clean and tidy
to suit God.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #153 on: December 14, 2012, 06:48:09 AM »
It is good to meditate in the small hours of the morning and at dawn.One should also meditate daily after dusk.

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« Reply #154 on: December 14, 2012, 04:47:13 PM »


"Once a wicked man beat into unconsciousness a monk who
lived in a monastery. On regaining consciousness he was asked
by his friends, 'Who is feeding you milk?' The monk said, 'He who
beat me is now feeding me.' "


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #155 on: December 17, 2012, 12:04:19 PM »
"God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true.
The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs
or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope.
You can also climb up by a bamboo pole."


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #156 on: December 19, 2012, 05:33:35 AM »


The sum and substance of the whole thing is
to cultivate devotion for God and love Him."


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #157 on: December 19, 2012, 04:19:36 PM »

[Florence Nightingale]

If you see anywhere an instance of compassion, *
know that it is due to the grace of God.


[*as in Vidyasagar]

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #158 on: December 19, 2012, 04:22:14 PM »


When one has such love and attachment for God, one doesn't feel
the attraction of maya to wife, children, relatives, and friends.
One retains only compassion for them.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #159 on: December 19, 2012, 04:24:21 PM »


Everyone is under the authority of the Divine Mother,
Mahamaya, the Primal Energy.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #160 on: December 20, 2012, 04:10:25 AM »
The waves belong to the Ganges, not the Ganges to the waves.
A man cannot realize God unless he gets rid of all such egotistic ideas as
'I am such an important man' or 'I am so and so'. Level the mound
of 'I' to the ground by dissolving it with tears of devotion.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #161 on: December 22, 2012, 06:10:22 AM »
As the tiger devours other animals, so does the 'tiger of zeal for the Lord' eat up lust, anger, and the other passions. Once this zeal grows in the heart, lust and the other passions disappear

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« Reply #162 on: December 22, 2012, 06:12:17 AM »
Ignorance lasts as long as one has ego. There can be no liberation so long as the ego remains.

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #163 on: December 22, 2012, 07:13:55 AM »
It is good to meditate in the small hours of the morning and at dawn.One should also meditate daily after dusk.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

The Sansdhya Vandana and Gayatri Japa was prescribed primarily for this purpose .
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #164 on: December 22, 2012, 07:38:02 AM »
The sandhya merges in the Gayatri, the Gayatri in Om, and, Om in samadhi.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna