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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2012, 04:49:32 PM »
Sri Prashant,

one of his very popular quote is very profound. Infact, all his sayings are like bullet, they hit the reader directly without any complications. Simple to the core

The end of wisdom is freedom.
The end of culture is perfection.
The end of knowledge is love.
The end of education is character.


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

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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2012, 05:01:27 PM »
Some noteworthy quotes of Baba on Education:

Education

  • Living with God is education. Living for God is Service. Living in God is Realization. Unity is Divinity.
  • Character is the most precious gift of education.
  • True education is not for a mere living, but for a fuller and meaningful life.
  • Virtue is the sign of the educated person. This is what makes education worthwhile.
  • Education should build character. Its is Truth and Truth alone, that is one's real friend, relative. Earning money cannot be the purpose of education.
  • Base all educational efforts on building up of the character of the students, and then you can confidently think of raising on in the super-structure of curricula.
  • Acquiring good qualities can be the only purpose of education.
  • Peace can only be won the hard way, by eliminating violence and greed from the hearts of individual.
  • Education must remove hatred between the pilgrims on the various roads to God.
  • Politics without principles, Education without character, Science without humanity, and Commerce without morality Are not only useless, but positively dangerous.
  • Education softens the heart. If the heart is hard, one cannot claim to be educated.
  • Knowledge that is not put into practice is like food that is not digested.

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

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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2012, 12:27:32 AM »
nice ones sir.

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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2012, 12:25:15 PM »
Those who are trying to build the human community on the foundation of wealth (dhana) are like builders using sand as their foundation. Those who seek to build it on the rock of righteousness (Dharma) are the wise ones. Always remember that righteousness is the very root of this world. (Dharma Moolam Idham Jagath). Those who practice evil are cowards, they will constantly be haunted by fear and have no peace within them. Practice righteousness and you will remain happy forever. Respect for the parents who brought you into this world is the first lesson in right conduct. And gratitude is the spring which feeds that respect.

- Baba


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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2012, 12:59:39 PM »
As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today 30th November 2012

When the seven colours of the spectrum come together, the effect is `no colour'; when they stand apart, the seven colours can be separately identified. The betel nut is brown, betel leaf is green and the chunnam (slaked lime) is white, but when you chew these three together, your tongue becomes red. When the three blades of a ceiling fan revolve fast enough and no blade is separately noticeable, they give cool comfort. So too only when the different qualities of Sathwa, Rajas and Thamas are unrecognisably integrated, one can be happy. When the three gunas are equated in saadhana (spiritual practice), the result is peace. The lamp is the sathwa guna, the wick is the thamo guna and the oil is the rajo guna. When all the three are integrated, they give the light of wisdom, which illumines.

- BABA

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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2012, 12:57:16 PM »
Just as the body is the house you live in, the universe is the body of God. An ant biting the little finger of your foot draws your entire attention to the spot in a split second, and you react to the pain and make an effort to remove the tiny enemy immediately. So too, you must feel the pain, the misery of the people, in the society around you. Pause for a moment to calculate what good you have done to the society that is helping you live your life comfortably. Do not fritter away your talents in profitless channels. You should not be a burden on others, or an enemy to your own self. Expand your sympathies to serve others, who stand in need, to the extent of your skill and resources. Be kind to all your kith and kin.

- Baba

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« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2012, 04:21:40 PM »
When a plane flies across the sky, it leaves no mark on it, no streak that lasts, no furrow or pot-hole that interferes with the next plane in that path. So too, let any or all feelings or emotions cross your mind, but never allow any of them to cause an impression. You can accomplish this by inquiry, quiet reasoning within oneself. This method is more effective than listening to lectures or studying books. Little children are trained to walk by means of a three wheeled contraption.

The Pranava is such an instrument, the three wheels being the syllables A U and M. Holding it, you can learn to use your feet of devotion and detachment. If one walks on with the help of this Pranava meditation, one can certainly realise the glory of the Divine, which is the very substance of the Universe.

- Baba

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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012, 01:44:08 PM »
Turn the key in the lock to the left, it locks. Turn it to the right, it opens. So too, turn your mind towards the objective world, it gets locked, caught and deeply entangled. Turn it to the right, steer it away from the objects of senses, and the lock opens up, you are free and deliverance is in your hands! How to turn your mind to the right? Begin with remembering the Lord’s Holy Name (Naamasmarana) as your first step. A big and long journey begins with the first step. The first step itself will take you through to the second and third, and ultimately to realizing your destination or goal.

- Baba


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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2012, 11:53:59 PM »
Lead your life such that, in posterity, people will remember you with gratitude and joy. To lead a good life, constant prompting from the Lord within you will be of great help. That inspiration can be got only by constantly reciting the Lord’s Name and calling on the inner springs of Divinity. The Lord’s Name is such a valuable instrument to win His Grace, to realize His Presence, to picture His Form and to remember His Glory. Repeating it from the depths of the heart, even once in the morning and once in the evening, will make your house, a home (griham) instead of a cave (guha). Senses are the windows, which when left open, make the lamp of the Name of God unsteady. Keep your senses away from the negative influences and concentrate on the Name of the Lord, its beauty and sweetness.

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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2012, 01:19:15 AM »
The glory of the Divine - the richness, fullness, extent and the depth of Divine experience has to be experienced. It cannot be expressed through any amount of words or plays. You must feel that it is your highest destiny to acquire that experience. You are not a despicable creature, born in slime or sin to eke out a drab existence and be extinguished. You are a mixture of the mortal and immortal (Deha and Deva). Liberation is the means to be free from grief and live in joy. And it is easy to accomplish this. All you need to do is to place all your burdens on God. That will make you carefree, and griefless. Take everything as a Divine Play of the Lord you adore and love. No matter whatever happens clap your hands in bliss and joy, for all is His Divine Play and you can be as happy as He is, for His plans are working, and they are for your highest good!

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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2012, 12:37:28 AM »
Often, people try to reform the world without making any or proportionate effort to reform themselves. For, it is far easier to give advice and admonish others, than to take the advice and advance ourselves. The other is fundamentally, a reflection of your own self. You are the original and you yourself have to improve your shape. Invest time to strengthen your inner urges towards virtues and goodness, becoming impregnable and unassailable from within. Then you can set about reforming others in the planet.

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« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2012, 12:26:28 PM »
A judge of the Supreme Court may, while at home play with his grandchild and bend on all fours for the little fellow to mount his back. He may crawl around on the floor while the child rides him; but all the while, his status as a judge does not suffer diminution, nor does he forget it. So too you must always be conscious of the high calling for which you have come. You should not disgrace it by any means or through any meaningless act or thought or word. I have come to give you the courage and confidence to conceive yourself as the Supreme Truth (Paramathma) you really are, to give you the intellectual power (dhee shakthi) to grasp the reality. These alone can destroy the delusion born of ignorance.

- Baba


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« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2012, 12:39:02 AM »
Divinity expresses itself infinitely as the five elements – the sky, the wind, the fire, the water and the earth. All creation is but a combination of two or more of these in varying proportions. The characteristic nature of these elements are sound, touch, form, taste and smell, cognized by the ear, the skin, the eye, the tongue and the nose. All the elements are abundant in Nature and are precious and potent with Divinity. So use them in moderation, reverentially, with humility and gratefulness. Excessive or inappropriate usage will injure your well-being just as drinking more or less water than needed is a torture. Inhaling more air is suffocating. Fire in moderation can warm or serve to heat and melt, but beyond a certain limit, it is a holocaust. Even excessive use of sound will distract people and drive them crazy. Hence, learn to use the natural resources intelligently, in moderation, with the idea of loving service to all in the community.

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« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2012, 04:58:18 PM »
Dear Sri Prasanth, So Beautiful words of Baba. It is true,moderation is most important. Nature gave us everything to use it reasonably. I remember words,i am not sure who said them,that anything we over use will be harmful for us. Like electricity,it is a great good,but with wrong usage,it can harm us. Thank You for this wise words! Everything He said is so full of goodness,softness and gentleness,that it can be felt. With love and prayers,

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« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2012, 10:42:08 PM »
The ancient sages who decided upon the many festivals that we celebrate today, had a high purpose in mind when they did so. They want us to imbibe the inner meaning and use each such day as a step in saadhana (spiritual efforts), as a reminder of the journey which each person has to undertake alone to the feet of the Lord. The festival of Dasara for instance, celebrates the victory of the forces of good over the evil ones which resist one's progress towards love and light. You must remind yourself that the forces of good are combating the forces of evil in every living being, and if they only rely on the great Divine Force that fosters and fends the Universe, they can easily win and reach the goal.

- Baba

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