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Nagaraj

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« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2014, 07:04:05 PM »
It is an ego in man, that is shocked to find ego in others.

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

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« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2014, 08:52:20 PM »
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to
make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2014, 09:13:22 PM »
I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.

- Dalai Lama
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2014, 09:58:47 PM »
The idea of bigness and smallness is quite foreign to the spiritual truth. In Spiritually there is nothing big or small. Such ideas are like those of the literary people who think writing a poem is a high work and making shoes or cooking the dinner is a small and low one. But all is equal in the eyes of the Spirit ? and it is only the spirit within with which it is done that matters. It is the same with a particular kind of work, there is nothing big or small.

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

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« Reply #49 on: September 23, 2014, 09:58:05 AM »
You have it in your power to make your days on Earth
a path of flowers, instead of a path of thorns.

 - Sri Sathya Sai Baba
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2014, 06:09:11 AM »
He who recognises not Krishna, the God in man, knows not God entirely; he who knows Krishna only, knows not even Krishna. Yet is the opposite truth also wholly true that if thou canst see all God in a little pale unsightly and scentless flower, then hast thou hold of His supreme reality.

Thoughts and aphorisms-Sri Aurobindo

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« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2014, 06:21:34 AM »
For monogamy may be the best for the body, but the soul that loves God in men dwells here always as the boundless and ecstatic polygamist; yet all the time-that is the secret-it is in love with only one being.

Thoughts and aphorisms-Sri Aurobindo

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« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2014, 08:11:13 PM »
Traditions must be respected - but conventions can be broken.

Chitti Babu,The Veena maestro

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« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2015, 05:24:57 AM »
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2015, 12:38:08 PM »
Brahma

If the red slayer think he slays,
      Or if the slain think he is slain,
They know not well the subtle ways
      I keep, and pass, and turn again.

Far or forgot to me is near;
      Shadow and sunlight are the same;
The vanished gods to me appear;
      And one to me are shame and fame.

They reckon ill who leave me out;
      When me they fly, I am the wings;
I am the doubter and the doubt,
      I am the hymn the Brahmin sings.

The strong gods pine for my abode,
      And pine in vain the sacred Seven;
But thou, meek lover of the good!
      Find me, and turn thy back on heaven.

( RALPH WALDO EMERSON )



Emerson was introduced to Indian philosophy when reading the works of French philosopher Victor Cousin. In 1845, Emerson's journals show he was reading the Bhagavad Gita and Henry Thomas Colebrooke's Essays on the Vedas. Emerson was strongly influenced by Vedanta, and much of his writing has strong shades of nondualism. One of the clearest examples of this can be found in his essay "The Over-soul":

We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul.

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

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« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2015, 11:33:10 AM »
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2015, 07:46:18 AM »
The rishis wrote in one sentence profundities that commentating scholars busy themselves over for generations. Endless literary controversy is for sluggard minds. What more quickly liberating thought than 'God is' - nay, 'God'?
But man does not easily return to simplicity. It is seldom 'God' for an intellectualist, but rather learned pomposities. His ego is pleased, that he can grasp such erudition.


Sri Yukteswar
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« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2015, 08:30:07 PM »
Even the least work done for others awakens the power within; even thinking the least good of others gradually instills into the heart the strength of a lion.

Swami Vivekananda

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« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2015, 08:05:22 AM »
Trust thyself and another shall not betray thee.

Poor Richard's Almanac-Benjamin Franklin

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« Reply #59 on: August 07, 2015, 01:28:12 AM »