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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #255 on: August 02, 2013, 06:55:31 PM »


"Cry to the Lord with an intensely yearning heart and you will
certainly see Him. People shed a whole jug of tears for wife and
children. They swim in tears for money. But who weeps for God?
Cry to Him with a real cry."


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #256 on: August 02, 2013, 07:08:37 PM »


Nothing whatsoever is achieved in spiritual life without yearning.
By constant living in the company of holy men, the soul becomes
restless for God. This yearning is like the state of mind of a man
who has someone ill in the family. His mind is in a state of
perpetual restlessness, thinking how the sick person may be cured.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #257 on: August 02, 2013, 07:19:13 PM »


God is the Inner Guide! He sees the longing of
our heart and the yearning of our soul.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #258 on: August 06, 2013, 10:17:47 PM »
"Nothing exists except the One. That One is the Supreme Brahman. So long as He keeps the 'I' in us, He reveals to us that it is He who, as the Primal Energy, creates, preserves, and destroys the universe.
That which is Brahman is also the Primal Energy. Once a king asked a yogi to impart Knowledge to him in one word. The yogi said, 'All right; you will get Knowledge in one word.' After a while a magician came to the king. The king saw the magician moving two of his fingers rapidly and heard him exclaim, 'Behold, O King! Behold.' The king looked at him amazed when, after a few minutes, he saw the two fingers becoming one. The magician moved that one finger rapidly and said, 'Behold, O King! Behold.' The implication of the story is that Brahman and the Primal Energy at first appear to be two. But after attaining the Knowledge of Brahman one does not see the two. Then there is no differentiation; it is One, without a second -Advaita-non-duality."

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« Reply #259 on: August 07, 2013, 07:44:49 PM »
"Truthfulness in speech is the tapasya of the Kaliyuga"
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #260 on: August 09, 2013, 11:34:03 AM »


You are my very own, my relative; otherwise,
why should you come here so frequently?
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #261 on: August 09, 2013, 11:45:33 AM »


   





'Mother, if I do not find the devotees I'll surely die.
Please bring them to me immediately.'
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #262 on: August 09, 2013, 12:01:34 PM »




'But it is my desire that a boy with sincere love
for God should always remain with me.
Give me such a boy.'
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #263 on: August 09, 2013, 12:19:29 PM »


A true devotee has no desire. He does not care for money.
Money comes to him of itself.


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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #264 on: August 10, 2013, 04:47:39 PM »
Solitude and holy company
MASTER: "It is extremely difficult to practise spiritual discipline and at the same time lead a householder's life. There are many handicaps: disease, grief, poverty, misunderstanding with one's wife, and disobedient, stupid, and stubborn children. I don't have to give you a list of them.
"But still there is a way out. One should pray to God, going now and then into solitude, and make efforts to realize Him."

NEIGHBOUR: "Must one leave home then?"
MASTER: "No, not altogether. Whenever you have leisure, go into solitude for a day or two. At that time don't have any relations with the outside world and don't hold any conversation with worldly people on worldly affairs. You must live either in solitude or in the company of holy men."
NEIGHBOUR: "How can one recognize a holy man?"
MASTER: "He who has surrendered his body, mind, and innermost self to God is surely a holy man. He who has renounced 'woman and gold' is surely a holy man. He is a holy man who does not regard woman with the eyes of a worldly person. He never forgets to look upon a woman as his mother, and to offer her his worship if he happens to be near her. The holy man constantly thinks of God and does not indulge in any talk except about spiritual things. Furthermore, he serves all beings, knowing that God resides in everybody's heart. These, in general, are the signs of a holy man."

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #265 on: August 10, 2013, 04:55:18 PM »
Sri Ravi,

When ever i read Masters words such as He who has surrendered his body, mind, 'woman and gold' and innermost self to God etc... i only remember Girish Ghosh. Who can bargain better than him, having given away his power of attorney to Whom? The Supreme Self! This perhaps is one of the most profound instance i have ever come across!

How shrewd he has been! :)

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Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #266 on: August 12, 2013, 07:15:00 AM »
ISHAN: "What is this maya?"
MASTER: "Whatever you see, think, or hear is maya."

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« Reply #267 on: August 14, 2013, 08:38:10 AM »
I have observed that a man acquires one kind of knowledge about God through reasoning and another kind through meditation; but he acquires a third kind of Knowledge about God when God reveals Himself to him, His devotee. If God Himself reveals to His devotee the nature of Divine Incarnation-how He plays in human form-, then the devotee doesn't have to, reason about the problem or need an explanation. Do you know what it is like? Suppose a man is in a dark room. He goes on rubbing a match against a match-box and all of a sudden light comes. Likewise, if God gives us this flash of divine light, all our doubts are destroyed.Can one ever know God by mere reasoning?

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« Reply #268 on: August 17, 2013, 09:46:02 AM »
Master:"One can meditate even with eyes open. One can meditate even while talking. Take the case of a man with toothache.
TUTOR OF THE TAGORES: "Yes, sir. I know that very well." (All laugh.)
Master (smiling): "Yes, even when his teeth ache he does all his duties,but his mind is on the pain. Likewise one can meditate with eyes open and while talking to others as well."

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« Reply #269 on: August 21, 2013, 08:44:22 AM »
The sandhya merges in the Gayatri, the Gayatri in Om. A man is firmly established in spiritual life when he goes into samadhi on uttering 'Om' only once.

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