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Nishta

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Nisargadatta -- Watch
« on: April 24, 2018, 04:40:10 AM »
Watch your mind with great diligence, for there lies your bondage and also the key to freedom.

By looking tirelessly, I became quite empty and with that emptiness all came back to me except the mind. I find I have lost the mind irretrievably.


...earnestness is the only condition of success.
 

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Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 02:41:31 AM »
 If you watch carefully you will find that even your daily consciousness is in flashes, with gaps intervening all the time. What is in the gaps? What can there be but your real being.

 

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Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 05:09:00 AM »
Running after saints is merely another game to play. Remember yourself instead and watch your daily life relentlessly. Be earnest, and you shall not fail to break the bonds of inattention and imagination. 
 

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Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 11:10:52 AM »
How to remember the "Self" ?
remembrance = memory -- dead ! isnt it ?

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Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 11:12:53 AM »
:) BTW : i am not simply playing with the words here... the question is "how to remember the self"

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Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 03:21:18 PM »
How to remember the "Self" ?
remembrance = memory -- dead ! isnt it ?

"Remember yourself instead...."

In this case I believe Nisargadatta was directing the questioner to give attention to thoughts instead of being unconscious of them.

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Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 03:49:06 PM »
Dear Nishta,
        :)
you mean thought watching ?
would one not get tired doing that through out the day ?
is this mean to be done only for 30 mins in the morning ?

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Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2018, 09:00:14 PM »
you mean thought watching ?
would one not get tired doing that through out the day ?
is this mean to be done only for 30 mins in the morning ?


what is the point you wish to make Udai?

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Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2018, 09:34:43 AM »
Dear Nishta,
       :) This is the precise point i am trying to make: "any 'activity' is strenuous. one cannot do it continuously. "

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Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2018, 10:07:25 AM »
You begin by letting thoughts flow and watching them. The very observation slows down the mind till it stops altogether. Once the mind is quiet, keep it quiet. Don't get bored with peace, be in it, go deeper into it. The state of freedom from all thoughts will happen suddenly and by the bliss of it you shall recognise it. 
 

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Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2018, 06:11:01 PM »
Dear Nishta,
        :) Please ponder over this:

1. do you watch thoughts and observe them without getting carried away by them ?
or
2. do you root out the reason why thoughts carry us ?

if you come home one day to find the room full of dirty water , you no doubt remove the dirty water but then block the leaks through which the dirty water seeped in.

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