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Nagaraj

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Re: As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2013, 11:12:53 AM »
Ego lives by getting and forgetting; 
Love lives by giving and forgiving; 
Love is expansion; Self is contraction; 
Self is lovelessness; Love is selflessness.

(Baba)

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

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« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2013, 11:14:36 AM »
Forget the harm that anyone has done to you, and
forget the good that you have done to others.

(Baba)

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

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« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2013, 02:36:48 PM »
Prashant/Nagaraj/Friends,
wonderful , simple yet profound sayings of Baba.Thanks very much.
Namaskar

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Re: As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM
« Reply #63 on: January 07, 2013, 01:17:14 AM »
Dear nagaraj garu and ravi garu,

thanks a lot sir for your kind wishes.

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« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2013, 01:19:32 AM »
Today you are like a mouse caught inside a Mridanga (Indian percussion instrument). When the player beats on the right, the mouse runs to the left – if the left is beaten, it runs in terror to the right. So too, you are running between God and World, reluctant to stick to God and at the same time, retreating from the denials and disappointments of worldly activity temporarily. Namasmarana (Remembrance of the Lord’s Name) will make you stick to God persistently. A lost child, regains joy only when it finds its mother – so too you will attain joy only when you find God within you and merge in Him. The ocean drop that rose as vapour, joins the congregation called cloud, falls on earth, flows along the ravines, and at last reaches the ocean. Reach likewise the ocean you have lost.

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« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2013, 12:23:21 AM »
Great sages of the past, filled with immense sympathy for their fellowmen, laid down rules, regulations, limits and directions for daily life and conduct, so that one’s hand and brain, instincts and impulses may not turn against another, but may turn towards the ideals of Truth, Righteousness, Peace and Love. They declared that every action must be weighed in the balance and approved only if it cleanses the emotions and passions; it has to be cast aside if it curdles or fouls them. Bhaavashuddhi (purification of mental disposition) should be the fruit of every action. The worship of idols, rituals, vows and fasts, festivals and holy days - all these are designed to tame the wildness and train one to tread the straight path to self-realisation.

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« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2013, 02:53:35 PM »
As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today 9th January 2013

You have immense capacities latent in you, waiting to be tapped and used. You have many talents that have to be brought to light. You feel the urge to love all beings, and to share your joy and grief with fellow beings; to know more and satisfy the curiosity of your intellect, to peep behind the awe and wonder that Nature arouses in you. You are able to gather information about all kinds of things from all comers of the world, but you are unaware of what happens in the comers of your own mind. You know who is who among all the rest, but you do not know the answer to the simple question, "Who am I?" Without knowing this, people go about rashly judging, labelling and even libelling others! Each one has to ask oneself and seek out the clue to this enigma of one's reality.

- BABA

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« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2013, 11:59:51 PM »
Be eager and earnest to know more and more about the art of unperturbed happy living. One can advance only step by step and there is the danger of slipping down two steps when you climb one. What matters is the determination to climb, the resistance with which the tendency to slide is met, the yearning to rise, to progress, to conquer the lower impulses and instincts. If you have that, the hidden spring of power will surge up within you; the Grace of the Lord will smoothen your path. Keep the ideal before you; march on. Only those with ideals are respected and remembered with gratitude, for posterity.

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« Reply #68 on: January 11, 2013, 12:37:20 PM »
As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today 11th January 2013


Take failures and victory coolly. To do the latter is a very difficult mental exercise. In a running race, the losers, when running neck to neck, prompt the winners to run faster. They inspire the grit, to put in that extra pace which brings victory to the winners. Hence, winners must actually be thankful to the losers for their victory. Those who did not win, I ask you not to lose your self-confidence. Never attach too much value to victory and defeat. All of you are born for far greater things than winning mundane races and competitions. Your destiny does not depend upon a game or an examination – it depends more upon your character, your will power and the grace of God.

- BABA

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« Reply #69 on: January 12, 2013, 12:49:09 PM »
Every being needs love, every being inhales and exhales Love. Love is the very breath of life; each and every one of you are embodiments of Love. Love knows no fear, and so, love needs no falsehood to support it. It is only fear, that makes people warp the face of truth, to make it pleasant for those whom they fear. Love seeks no reward, love is its own reward. Even a small trace of greed for gain (vishaya vasana) degrades love into a bargain over the counter. Love removes all egoism; the self is transcended, forgotten and superseded when there is love. When such pure Love is directed towards the Lord, it is called Bhakthi (Devotion).

- Baba

Thought for the day as written at Prasanthi Nilayam today
12th January 2013

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« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2013, 02:37:58 PM »
To observe a very small particle, you need a microscope; to see a remote object clearly, you need a telescope. These are yantras or instruments. The instruments that help you visualise the Core that has such contradictory attributes of being minuter than the minutest and more magnificent than the most magnificent, are called Mantras - formulae that save you when you meditate on them. They are also called Tantras (ceremonies and rites) when their practical application has to be emphasised. Faith in the efficacy of these Mantras, in the utility of the procedure prescribed, and in the existence of the Core - all of these are essential for success in the great adventure of acquiring the ultimate knowledge; just as faith in the efficacy of the instrument, in the correctness of the procedure, and in the existence of the material one is seeking to know more about, are essential for the scientist.

- Baba

Thought for the day as written at Prasanthi Nilayam today
13th January 2013

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« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2013, 01:29:37 PM »
Spend your time in the contemplation of the bounty and beauty of Nature spread out before you on earth and sky - green expanses of the crops, cool breezes that waft contentment and joy, the panorama of coloured clouds, the music of the birds and so on. Sing the glory of the Lord as you walk along the path, amidst the fields, the banks and the waterways. Do not talk hatefully in the midst of all this evidence of love; do not get angry, in these placid surroundings; do not disturb the sky with your shouts and curses. Do not pollute the air with vengeful boasts. A seedling needs water and manure to grow and yield rich harvest. The tiny sapling of spiritual yearning for liberation also needs you to do these - set right your habits, purify your conduct and cleanse your behaviour.

- Baba

Thought for the day as written at Prasanthi Nilayam today
14th January 2013, Makar Sankranti

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Re: As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM
« Reply #72 on: January 15, 2013, 12:33:23 PM »
As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today 15th January 2013

Everyone has to achieve moksha (liberation), whether one is striving for it now or not. It is the inevitable end to the struggle, the goal to which all are proceeding. But, please do not be afraid of reaching the goal of liberation. Well, how do you prepare yourself for the stage? The answer is in that very word Moksha, itself. It is self-explanatory. 'Mo' indicates Moha, that is delusion or being deluded by attractive but transitory trash; and ksha stands for kshaya, disappearance or decline. In other words, to attain liberation one must keep the flights of your mind away from these deluding attractions, and focus on the straight path towards liberation.

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« Reply #73 on: January 16, 2013, 12:49:20 PM »
Pure love alone can carry out successfully projects of service and welfare. Love creates sympathy; Love will show the way where hatred creates complexities. When a toddler is learning to walk, love will place no obstacles on the path. On the other hand, it will encourage, welcoming each forward step and overlooking each fall. Unfortunately, many a beneficial ventures are laid barren because of harsh criticism and wanton disparagements. Noble works must be executed with lots of love. True devotion alone can transform people’s hearts and lead them in the path of Truth and Right Conduct. Any trace of greed for gain degrades love. That is why a child is all love as it has no attachment to the goods of the world.

- Baba

Thought for the day as written at Prasanthi Nilayam today
16th January 2013

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« Reply #74 on: January 17, 2013, 12:03:02 PM »
Desire makes one crave for sabdha (sounds), sparsha (touch), rupa (form), rasa (taste), gandha (smell) - the qualities of the five Elements that constitute the body. One is prompted by the element of Space present within to seek sweet sounds that satisfy the ear; by the element of Air within, to run after smooth and soft things that yield pleasure to the skin, by the element of Fire to pursue things that are beautiful and appealing to the eye; the Water element makes one crave for food and drink that are tasty to the tongue, and the element of Earth urges one to cater to the nose, by trying to enjoy pleasant smells. Just as the high temperatures from the Sun is controlled, modulated and reduced by the systems in your body to a congenial temperature of 98.4 degrees, you must keep the forces of your elemental passions in check and bring it down to tolerable levels, for congenial living.

- Baba

Thought for the day as written at Prasanthi Nilayam today
17th January 2013