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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2012, 04:36:51 PM »
Is there anything that is impossible for faith? And a true devotee has faith in everything: the formless Reality, God with form, Rama, Krishna, and the Divine Mother.
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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2012, 01:58:06 PM »
             

A man should have such
fiery faith as to be able
to say, 'I have uttered
the name of God; how
can I be a sinner?'
Imagine a man repeating
the name of Hari day and
night and at the same
time saying that he
is a sinner!

             
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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2012, 08:37:06 PM »
             
Let me assure you that
a man can realize his inner Self
through sincere prayer.
But to the extent that he has the desire
to enjoy worldly objects,
his vision of Self becomes obstructed.
   






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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2012, 09:28:30 PM »


There are two kinds of yogis, the 'revealed' and the 'hidden'.
The householder may be a 'hidden' yogi. None recognises him.
The householder should renounce mentally,
not outwardly.



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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2012, 01:28:35 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. That is why Sri Bhagavan said, householder-ship, the grahastasrama is no bar for self realization. e.g  King Janaka; Echammal.

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2012, 07:43:30 PM »
'All troubles come to an end when the ego dies.' If by the grace of God a man but once realizes that he is not the doer, then he at once becomes a
Jivanmukta".


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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2012, 06:43:22 AM »
You see, mere study of books avails nothing. One may recite the written part for the drum glibly from memory, but to play the drum is exceedingly difficult.

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2012, 07:03:25 AM »
     
Where there is knowledge there is
also ignorance. The sage Vasishtha
was endowed with great knowledge
and still he wept at the death of his
sons. Therefore I ask you to go
beyond both knowledge and ignorance.

The thorn of ignorance has pierced the
sole of a man's foot. He needs the thorn
of knowledge to take it out.




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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2012, 06:14:19 AM »
"Chaitanyadeva set out on a pilgrimage to southern India. One day he saw a man reading the Gita. Another man, seated at a distance, was listening and weeping. His eyes were swimming in tears. Chaitanyadeva asked him, 'Do you understand all this?' The man said, 'No, revered sir, I don't understand a word of the text.' 'Then why are you crying?' asked Chaitanya. The devotee said: 'I see Arjuna's chariot before me. I see Lord Krishna and Arjuna seated in front of it, talking. I see this and I weep.'

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2012, 06:21:50 AM »
One should not reason too much; it is enough if one loves the Lotus Feet of the Mother.Too much reasoning throws the mind into confusion. You get clear water if you drink from the surface of a pool. Put your hand deeper and stir the water, and it becomes muddy.Therefore pray to God for devotion.

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2012, 07:14:58 AM »

Do you know why images of Krishna or Kāli are three
and a half cubits high? Because of distance. Again, on
account of distance the sun appears to be small. But
if you go near it you will find the sun so big that you
won't be able to comprehend it. Why have images of
Krishna and Kāli a dark-blue colour? That too is on
account of distance, like the water of a lake, which
appears green, blue, or black from a distance.
Go near, take the water in the palm of your hand,
and you will find that it has no colour. The sky also
appears blue from a distance. Go near and you will
see that it has no colour at all.
     



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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2012, 06:07:57 PM »
Bhakti is the one essential thing. To be sure, God exists in all beings. Who,then, is a devotee? He whose mind dwells on God. But this is not possible as long as one
has egotism and vanity. The water of God's grace cannot collect on the high mound of egotism. It runs down. I am a mere machine
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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #57 on: November 09, 2012, 06:13:29 PM »
God doesn't easily appear in the heart of a man who feels himself to be his own master.But God can be seen the moment His grace descends.

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #58 on: November 09, 2012, 06:15:36 PM »
Any name will do-Durga, Krishna, or Siva. Then if, through the chanting of the name, one's attachment to God grows day by day, and joy fills the soul, one has nothing to fear. The delirium will certainly disappear; the grace of God will certainly descend.

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #59 on: November 09, 2012, 09:27:11 PM »
         

You have taken so much trouble to come here.
You must be seeking God. But almost everyone
is satisfied simply by seeing the garden. Only one
or two look for its owner. People enjoy the beauty
of the world; they do not seek its owner.



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