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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #915 on: August 30, 2015, 10:49:29 PM »
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    Someone once asked the Buddha skeptically, "What have you gained through meditation."

    The Buddha replied, "Nothing at all."

    "Then, Blessed One, what good is it?"

    "Let me tell you what I lost through meditation: sickness, anger, depression, insecurity, the burden of old age, the fear of death. That is the good of meditation, which leads to nirvana."
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #916 on: March 19, 2016, 06:16:39 PM »

What is it that knows when
There is a cessation of thought?

When the unstruck gong is heard,
All is complete.

Wu Hsin

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #917 on: June 05, 2016, 10:07:45 AM »
The questioner says: "I maintain that the physical body of the man sunk in samadhi as a result of unbroken contemplation of the Self, becomes motionless for that reason. It may be active or inactive. The mind fixed in such contemplation will not be affected by the body or the senses being restless. A disturbance of the mind is not always the forerunner of physical activity. Another man asserts that physical unrest certainly prevents nirvikalpa samadhi or unbroken contemplation. What is your opinion? You are the standing proof of my statement."

Sri Ramana replied: "Both of you are right, you refer to sahaja nirvikalpa and the other refers to kevala nirvikalpa. In the one case the mind lies immersed in the light of the Self (whereas the same lies in the darkness of ignorance in deep sleep). The subject discriminates one from the other ? samadhi, stirring up from samadhi, and activity thereafter, unrest of the body, of the sight, of the vital force and of the mind, the cognizance of objects and activity, are all obstructions for him.

In sahaja, however, the mind has resolved itself into the Self and has been lost. Differences and obstructions mentioned above do not therefore exist here. The activities of such a being are like the feeding of a somnolent boy, perceptible to the onlooker (but not to the subject). The driver sleeping on his moving cart is not aware of the motion of the cart, because his mind is sunk in darkness. Similarly the sahaja jnani (liberated sage) remains unaware of his bodily activities because his mind is dead, having been resolved in the ecstasy of Awareness (Self)."


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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #918 on: August 26, 2016, 02:43:43 AM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #919 on: February 18, 2017, 12:43:52 AM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #920 on: February 23, 2017, 09:16:30 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #921 on: February 23, 2017, 09:18:36 PM »

In pure being consciousness arises;
in consciousness the world appears and disappears.
All there is is me, all there is is mine.
Before all beginnings, after all endings -- I am.
All has its being in me, in the 'I am', that shines in every living being.
Even not- being is unthinkable without me.
Whatever happens, I must be there to witness it.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #922 on: February 25, 2017, 08:27:36 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #923 on: February 26, 2017, 06:40:58 PM »

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #924 on: August 05, 2017, 11:48:31 PM »
The next day Sri Bhagavan said: These people want some japa, dhyana, or yoga or something similar. Without their saying what they have been doing so far what more can be said to them? Again, why japa, its phalasruti, etc.? Who is it that makes the japa? Who gets the fruits thereof? Can they not look to the Self? Or again, even if instructed by others to do japa or dhyana, they do it for some time, but are always looking to some results, e.g., visions, dreams, or thaumaturgic powers. If they do not find them they say they are not progressing or the tapas is not effective. Visions, etc., are no signs of progress. Mere performance of tapas is its progress also. Steadiness is what is required. Moreover they must entrust themselves to their mantra or their God and wait for its Grace. They don?t do so. Japa even once uttered has its own good effect, whether the individual is aware or not.
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #925 on: August 11, 2017, 11:23:48 PM »
How i missed this post! ???

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