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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #165 on: December 22, 2012, 07:41:15 AM »
The sandhya merges in the Gayatri, the Gayatri in Om, and, Om in samadhi.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

Ravi

I just need a Clarification :
I have seen the above quote of Sri Ramakrishna  as "The sandhya merges in the Gayatri, the Gayatri in Om, and, hence Meditate on Om ".

This I saw in one publication explaining the virtues of  Japa "Om" and had quotes from Vedas , Upanishads ,Tirumular as well as Sri Ramakrishna .

Om Peace
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 #166 on: December 22, 2012, 07:43:47 AM »
Ok This is what the complete saying I found on the  net .

"The sandhya merges in the Gayatri, the Gayatri in Om, and Om in samadhi. It is like the sound of a bell: t-a-m. The yogi, by following in the trail of the sound Om, gradually merges himself in the Supreme Brahman."

-- The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna ²
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 #167 on: December 22, 2012, 08:04:29 AM »
Explanation of "Aum"
MASTER:(To Mahima) "You explain 'Aum' with reference to 'a', 'u', and 'm' only."
MAHIMA: "'A', 'u', and 'm' mean creation, preservation, and destruction."
MASTER: "But I give the illustration of the sound of a gong: 'tom', t-o-m. It is the merging
of the Lila in the Nitya: the gross, the subtle, and the causal merge in the Great Cause;
waking, dream, and deep sleep merge in Turiya
. The striking of the gong is like the falling
of a heavy weight into a big ocean. Waves begin to rise: the Relative rises from the
Absolute; the causal, subtle, and gross bodies appear out of the Great Cause; from Turiya
emerge the states of deep sleep, dream, and waking. These waves arising from the Great
Ocean merge again in the Great Ocean. From the Absolute to the Relative, and from the
Relative to the Absolute. Therefore I give the illustration of the gong's sound, 'tom'. I have
clearly perceived all these things. It has been revealed to me that there exists an Ocean of
Consciousness without limit. From It come all things of the relative plane, and in It they
merge again
. Millions of Brahmandas rise in that Chidakasa and merge in It again. All this
has been revealed to me; I don't know, much about what your books say
."
MAHIMA:"Those to whom such things were revealed did not write the scriptures. They
were rapt in their own experiences; when would they write? One needs a somewhat
calculating mind to write. Others learnt these things from the seers and wrote the books."

THe Gopel of Sri Ramakrishna

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #168 on: December 22, 2012, 03:52:27 PM »
You do not accept God with form. That is all right. The image is not meant for you. For you it is good to deepen your feeling toward your own Ideal. From the
worshippers of the Personal God you should learn their yearning-for instance, Sri Krishna's attraction for Radha. You should learn from the worshippers of the Personal God their love
for their Chosen Ideal. When the believers in the Personal God worship the images of Kali and Durga, with what feeling they cry from the depths of their souls, 'Mother! O Mother!'
How much they love the Deity! You should accept that feeling. You don't have to accept the image
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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #169 on: December 22, 2012, 04:22:37 PM »
Quote:
“You do not accept God with form. That is all right. The image is not meant for you. For you it is good to deepen your feeling toward your own Ideal. From the
worshippers of the Personal God you should learn their yearning-for instance, Sri Krishna's attraction for Radha. You should learn from the worshippers of the Personal God their love
for their Chosen Ideal. When the believers in the Personal God worship the images of Kali and Durga, with what feeling they cry from the depths of their souls, 'Mother! O Mother!'
How much they love the Deity! You should accept that feeling. You don't have to accept the image.”

Dear Sri Ravi,

So also Sri Bhagwan taught that if you seek the Self, love the Self, yearn for It, feel for It. How wonderfully Sri Paramhamsa drives home the fundamental prerequisites even to the seekers of the Impersonal Ideal?

Thanks very much, sir.
Pranam,
 Anil




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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #170 on: December 23, 2012, 07:14:33 AM »
Everyone can attain Knowledge. There are two entities: Jivatma, the individual soul, and Paramatma, the Supreme Soul. Through prayer all individual souls can be united to the Supreme Soul. Every house has a connection for gas, and gas can be obtained from the main storage-tank of the Gas Company. Apply to the Company, and it will arrange for your supply of gas. Then your house will be lighted.

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #171 on: December 25, 2012, 04:05:26 AM »


There is a sadhu in Hrishikesh who gets up early in the morning and stands near a
great waterfall. He looks at it the whole day and says to God: 'Ah, You have done
well! Well done! How amazing! He doesn't practise any other form of japa or
austerity. At night he returns to his hut.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #172 on: December 25, 2012, 04:12:34 AM »


What need is there even to bother one's head about whether God is
formless or has a form? It is enough for a man to pray to Him, alone in solitude,
weeping, 'O God, reveal Yourself to me as You are.'

"God is both inside and outside. It is He who dwells inside us. Therefore the
Vedas say, 'Tattvamasi—That thou art.' God is also outside us. He appears manifold
through maya; but in reality He alone exists. Therefore before describing the
various names and forms of God, one should say, 'Om Tat Sat.'


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #173 on: December 25, 2012, 05:00:21 AM »
God is born as man for the purpose of sporting as man. Rama, Krishna, and Chaitanya are examples. By meditating on an incarnation of God one meditates on God Himself.

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« Reply #174 on: December 28, 2012, 04:13:01 AM »


"Give God your power of attorney. Let Him do whatever He likes."

(Master to Girish Chandra Ghosh)

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #175 on: December 28, 2012, 09:10:37 PM »
The first sign of knowledge is a peaceful nature, and the second is absence of egotism.

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #176 on: December 31, 2012, 12:48:23 PM »


The burning pain that one feels when one is separated from God is not an
ordinary feeling. It is said that the fire of this anguish in Rupa and Sanatana5
scorched the leaves of the tree under which they sat.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #177 on: January 09, 2013, 05:33:02 AM »
You see, it is very difficult to give up vanity. You may discriminate, saying that the ego is nothing at all; but still it comes, nobody knows from where. A goat's legs jerk for a few moments even after its head has been cut off. Or perhaps you are frightened in a dream; you shake off sleep and are wide awake, but still you feel your heart palpitating. Egotism is exactly like that. You may drive it away, but still it appears from somewhere. Then you look sullen and say: 'What! I have not been shown proper respect!'

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« Reply #178 on: January 11, 2013, 06:54:25 AM »
The mother bird doesn't break the shell until the chick inside the egg is matured. The egg is hatched in the fullness of time. It is necessary to practise some spiritual discipline. The guru no doubt does everything for the disciple; but at the end he makes the disciple work a little himself. When cutting down a big tree, a man cuts almost through the trunk; then he stands aside for a moment, and the tree falls down with a crash.

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #179 on: January 13, 2013, 08:07:49 AM »
The tortoise moves about in the water.  But can you guess where her thoughts are? There on the bank, where her eggs are lying.  Do all your duties in the world, but keep your mind on God

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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