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Nagaraj

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #75 on: November 16, 2012, 07:42:18 PM »
           

The nearer you approach to God,
the less you reason and argue.
When you attain Him, then all sounds,
all reasoning and disputing-come to an end.
Then you go into samADhi-sleep,
into communion with God in silence.



The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #76 on: November 16, 2012, 07:56:49 PM »

No doubt many things like that are
written in those books; but the
authors themselves do not assimilate
what they write. This power of assimilation
comes from associating with holy men.
People listen to instruction only when
it is given by a sādhu who has truly
renounced the world; they are not
much impressed by the writings or
the words of a mere scholar.


             

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #77 on: November 16, 2012, 08:03:08 PM »
Thanks, Nagaraj garu. What beautiful sayings from Ramakrishna Bhagawan

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #78 on: November 16, 2012, 11:45:53 PM »



” Dive deep O mind,

dive deep in the ocean of God’s Beauty;

If you descend to the uttermost depths,

There you will find the gem of Love.”


From the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


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« Reply #79 on: November 17, 2012, 09:04:04 AM »
After having the vision of God man is overpowered with bliss. He becomes silent. Who will speak? Who will explain?

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« Reply #80 on: November 17, 2012, 11:09:19 AM »
Reasoning and discrimination vanish after the attainment of God and communion with Him in samadhi. How long does a man reason and discriminate? As long as he is conscious of the manifold, as long as he is aware of the universe, of embodied beings, of 'I' and 'you'. He becomes silent when he is truly aware of Unity.

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« Reply #81 on: November 17, 2012, 07:25:14 PM »
A devotee had brought a basket of jilipi for the Master, which the latter kept by his side.Eating a bit of the sweets, he said to Prankrishna with a smile: "You see, I chant the name of the Divine Mother; so I get all these good things to eat. (Laughter.)

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« Reply #82 on: November 17, 2012, 08:18:33 PM »


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna



What need is there of penance if God is worshipped with love? What is the use of penance if God is not worshipped with love? What need is there of penance if God is seen within and without? What is the use of penance if God is not seen within and without? O Brahman! O my child! Cease from practicing further penances. Hasten to Sankara, the Ocean of Heavenly Wisdom; Obtain from Him the love of God, the pure love praised by devotees, which snaps in twain the shackles that bind you to the world.
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #83 on: November 18, 2012, 06:43:36 AM »
The Lord said to Prahlada, 'Ask a boon of Me.' 'I have seen You', replied Prahlada. 'That is enough. I don't need anything else.' But the Lord insisted. Thereupon Prahlada said, 'If You must give me a boon, let it be that those who have tortured me may not have to suffer punishment.' The meaning of those words is that it was God who tortured Prahlada in the form of his persecutors, and, if they suffered punishment, it would really be God who suffered.

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« Reply #84 on: November 19, 2012, 03:44:54 AM »









   
   









"No one else is here, and you are my own people.
Let me tell you something. I have come to the final realization that
God is the Whole and I am a part of Him, that God is the Master and
I am His servant. Furthermore, I think every now and then that
He is I and I am He."


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #85 on: November 20, 2012, 02:01:29 AM »
Is God With or Without Form?

(To the Goswami) "It is no use just saying that the Lord has a form. It is right that He assumes a human body, as in the case of, say, Sri Krishna. He appears before the devotees in different forms. This is true. But it is also true that He is the formless Akhanda Sachchidananda. The Vedas say that He is both with form and formless, with attributes as well as attributeless.

"Do you know how it is? Sachchidananda is like an infinite ocean. When it becomes cold, ocean water freezes into ice, which floats on the surface in different shapes. In the same way, when the cold of bhakti affects the ocean of Sachchidananda, one sees God with form. For the devotee He is with form. But when the sun of jnana rises, the ice melts; it becomes water as before - water above, water below, water everywhere. That is why they pray in the Srimad Bhagavata, 'Lord, You are with form, and You are also formless. We see you wandering around like a human being, though the Vedas say that You are beyond mind and speech.'

"So one can say that for some devotees He assumes eternal forms. There are places where the ice never melts - it assumes the form of crystal."

Kedar - Sir, in the Srimad Bhagavata Vyasa Deva prayed for God's forgiveness for three misgivings. At one place he says, 'Oh Bhagavan, You are beyond mind and speech. But I am narrating Your lila (worldly play) - that is only Your aspect with form. Pray pardon me.'

Sri Ramakrishna - Yes, God is with form and He is also formless. Furthermore, He is even beyond form and formlessness. There is no limit to Him.
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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #86 on: November 20, 2012, 04:18:38 AM »
It is God who does all these things. I do not know anything


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #87 on: November 20, 2012, 04:24:31 AM »


How many are the boats, O mind,
That float on the ocean of this world!
How many are those that sink!


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #88 on: November 20, 2012, 06:29:14 AM »
Sri Ramakrishna said to M., "Dwell in the truth and you will certainly realize God."
M: "You said the other day to Navadvip Goswami:'O God, I want Thee. Please do not delude me with Thy world-bewitching maya. I want to realize Thee.' "
MASTER: "Yes, one should be able to say that from one's innermost soul."


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« Reply #89 on: November 20, 2012, 08:39:31 AM »


Isn't it better to stay down below than to be high up?
Water accumulates in low land and flows down from a high mound.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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