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Quotes from Sathya Sai Baba
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:57:57 PM »
"Atma means Self. But Atma also means God. Atma is our God-Self, our true Self. And since God is always one, Atma is the one true Self of everyone and everything. Illusion makes It appear as the many. Our destiny is to dispel the clouds of illusion so that our Truth is revealed and the Atma is realized. That is Self-knowledge."
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 09:59:51 PM »
"When Self-knowledge comes, the illusion of separate beings and separate objects goes, and is replaced by unity consciousness. Self-knowledge is the only knowledge that has truly eternal and lasting value, for it enables us to transcend all limitations of time and space, and be immersed in the bliss of the Atma."
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 10:05:13 PM »
"Self-knowledge is not different from God-knowledge. The sacred knowledge of God and the sacred knowledge of the immortal Self are one and the same. They are the one divine wisdom. When you realize the one Self everywhere, you become established in unity consciousness. Then you see only the oneness in all the diversity that is around you. From that moment on, you transcend worldly existence and gain the immortality you have been seeking."
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 02:17:15 PM »
"What is the basis for this supreme knowledge? Its basis is purity of the mind. To purify your mind you must suffuse your whole life with spirituality. Engage yourself in noble activities. Associate with spiritually-minded people. Observe exemplary conduct in your daily life. Strive to do your duty to perfection. Live your life so that it is one of selfless service and virtuous deeds. And study the wisdom teachings of the ages; put them into daily practice; let these teachings serve as your guideposts. Then your mind will become purified. And with a pure mind you will be able to discriminate between the permanent and the temporary, between that which is beneficial and that which is detrimental to your spiritual progress. Then all your ordinary daily activities will become sacred and God's Grace will be showered upon you."
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 04:50:57 PM »
"Now, you may be highly learned in secular knowledge, you may be a great scholar or you may be a world-renowned expert in a number of fields. But all your titles and achievements cannot confer on you real wisdom. To be truly wise and remove the grief from your heart, you must know who you really are. You must realize your immortal Self. You cannot transcend grief by any other path. Only the knowledge of your true Self will allow you to overcome all suffering and misery. This is the only knowledge that can bestow on you all happiness. When you master a worldly field of knowledge you earn the respect of your peers. You may become famous and fulfill your worldly aspirations, but it is only when you acquire Self-knowledge that you deserve and earn the Grace of God. When you have that, you become ever blissful. You enjoy the ultimate happiness."
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 12:23:10 PM »
"Who are those who deserve to learn this sacred knowledge? Is it, as some would contend, exclusively reserved for old people, or does a child deserve to learn it? Is it to be given only to religious initiates or should it be made available also to those who have no previous religious background? Should it be kept for men alone or are women equally eligible? Truly, to gain this wisdom, race, color, age, gender, nationality or social status are of no consequence. The sage Valmiki in his earlier life had been a highway robber, the sage Narada was born of a lowly maidservant; yet, they both became great spiritual lights. Everyone is equally entitled to acquire this supreme wisdom."
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 01:08:45 PM »
"The Lord comes to those who have devotion for Him; He looks at the heart and not at the outer status. Develop your devotion. Devotion is very important to human life. The Lord said in the Gita, "You become very dear to Me when you serve Me with a loving heart.""
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 05:46:35 PM »
"Restlessness (ashanti) is on the rise because of attachment, hate and infatuation. These are born out of ignorance, which causes delusion. Things seen in darkness cannot be clear – a rope is mistaken to be a snake, a piece of glass may be coveted as a diamond. So this indistinct light, that is, this mistaken notion, must go. This can happen only when the methods of discovering the truth are learnt. That is what the Scriptures and the learned ones teach. They guide you to direct your outward seeking senses inward. The inner realm of impulses, instincts, habits, prejudices and attitudes must be cleansed before God can be reflected clear and bright therein."
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