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Nagaraj

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #90 on: November 20, 2012, 04:00:37 PM »


Have faith and walk on the water. But look here - the
moment you lose faith you will be drowned.'


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #91 on: November 20, 2012, 04:03:57 PM »
Have faith. Depend on God. Then you will not have to do anything yourself. Mother Kāli will do everything for you.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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« Reply #92 on: November 20, 2012, 04:05:52 PM »
"It is God Himself who has become the physicians. Therefore one must believe all of them. But one cannot have faith in them if one thinks of them as mere men.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #93 on: November 20, 2012, 09:44:34 PM »


Where you find peace, there is the end.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2012, 04:21:02 AM »


All the sins of the body flyaway if one chants the name of God and sings His glories. The birds of sin dwell in the tree of the body. Singing the name of God is like clapping your hands. As, at a clap of the hands, the birds in the tree flyaway, so do our sins disappear at the chanting of God's name and glories.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #95 on: November 21, 2012, 04:59:57 AM »
During the period of struggle one should follow the method of discrimination-'Not this, not this'-and direct the whole mind to God. But the state of
perfection is quite different. After reaching God one reaffirms what formerly one denied. To extract butter you must separate it from the buttermilk. Then you discover that butter and buttermilk are intrinsically related to one another. They belong to the same stuff. The butter is not essentially different from the buttermilk, nor the buttermilk essentially different from the butter. After realizing God one knows definitely that it is He who has become everything. In some objects He is manifested more clearly, and in others less clearly
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« Reply #96 on: November 21, 2012, 05:06:59 AM »
There reason withers away. God cannot be realized through scholarship. He is beyond the scriptures-the Vedas, Puranas, and Tantras. If I see a man with even one book in his hand, I call him a rajarshi though he is a jnani. But the brahmarshi has no outer sign whatsoever.

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« Reply #97 on: November 21, 2012, 05:16:06 AM »
"Look here. One cannot attain Knowledge unless one is free from egotism. There is a saying: "When shall I be free?When 'I' shall cease to be". 'I' and 'mine'-that is ignorance. 'Thou' and'Thine'-that is Knowledge. A true devotee says: 'O God, Thou alone art the Doer; Thou alone doest all. I am a mere instrument; I do as Thou makest me do. All these-wealth, possessions, nay, the universe Itself-belong to Thee. This house and these relatives are Thine alone, not mine. I am Thy servant; mine is only the right to serve Thee according to Thy bidding.'

"Those who have read a few books cannot get rid of conceit. Once I had a talk with Kalikrishna Tagore about God. At once he said, 'I know all about that.' I said to him: 'Does a man who has visited Delhi brag about it? Does a gentleman go about telling everyone that he is a gentleman?' "


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« Reply #98 on: November 21, 2012, 05:18:55 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 #99 on: November 21, 2012, 06:36:56 AM »
Let me tell you that the less people know of your spiritual life, the better it will be for you.

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« Reply #100 on: November 22, 2012, 07:22:16 AM »
The cow that picks and chooses its food gives milk only in dribblets, but if she eats all kinds of plants, then her milk flows in torrents.There are some
cows that pick and choose their fodder; hence their milk flows only in dribblets. But cows that don't discriminate so much, and eat whatever they get, give milk in torrents. A superior devotee of God accepts both the Absolute and the Relative; therefore he is able to enjoy the Divine even when his mind comes down from the Absolute. Such a devotee is like the cows that give milk in torrents."


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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #101 on: November 22, 2012, 07:43:31 AM »


If you can give a spiritual turn to your tamas, you can realize God with its help.
Force your demands on God. He is by no means a stranger to you.
He is indeed your own


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #102 on: November 23, 2012, 09:55:30 AM »


There is no difference between you
and your son. In one way you yourself
are reborn as your son.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #103 on: November 23, 2012, 10:03:35 AM »


One who knows the Truth knows that it
is He alone who has become father and mother,
child and neighbour, man and animal, good and bad,
holy and unholy, and so forth.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #104 on: November 23, 2012, 10:35:10 AM »


He is the Master, and the universe and
all its living beings belong to Him'
that is Knowledge.

And, 'I am the doer',
'I am the guru', 'I am the father'
that is ignorance.

'This is my house; this is my family;
this is my wealth; these are my relatives'
this also is ignorance."


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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