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General topics / Re: If a saint becoms a sinner
« on: June 30, 2009, 07:29:48 PM »
there are different types of karma you see...Iam not a pandit or something like this...

if you would like a clear and accurate exlplanation what things are creating karma and in wich degree please study the scriptures

please clearify this sentences that you wrote:

so all you are basically saying is don't do what you want to, which makes no sense

and refer to the part of my previous answer so I might understand...

General topics / Re: Becoming famous after samadhi
« on: June 27, 2009, 01:36:30 PM »


dear skrudai please search for baba faqir chand a great sant mat mystic in te line of nanak and kabir...I read a little about him and I was deeply inspired by his teachings and presence

General topics / Re: Michael Jackson dead
« on: June 27, 2009, 12:06:40 PM »
he was a friend of deepak chopra a spiritual teacher in america, they meditated together, mostly after shows

he read rabintranth tagore, sufi he was not a godless person

General topics / Re: If a saint becoms a sinner
« on: June 27, 2009, 12:03:57 PM »
dear traderer

I sense that what you call sin is not a sin to yourself but to society...

the thing is, if you hurt others with your behaviour then it is not correct..

I alsow as a drug addict when I was a teenager, I took mdma, exstasy all kinds of pills, speed etc.. all else was boring, school was boring society was not fullfilling me a bit, it was filled iwth people without "knowledge" in the drug people sense (a very strange pathological knowledge if one thinks about it later)

I was high most of the week, I didnt care about nothing except my trips and my parties...but my health and my mind went bankrupt...

one night I shouted at my friends that I will kill them, I was high on a drug that usually makes you very open and empathic, but instead I was willing to kill my own friends..

the next day I simply stopped with this behaviour all at once...I was crazy and sleepless for a month or so...and slowly I became centered again, I used the crazy energies of my mind to become a yogi

sinse thi time I practice very sincere and it helped me to find some sortof healthy ground to life again..

but I suffered much more hard times in my life...this is not sinning to me I do not know why, I think because I used this expereinces to create a good sadhana instead of blindly continuing my stupidity

General topics / Re: Michael Jackson dead
« on: June 26, 2009, 08:24:23 PM »
dear subramanian

we should not judge this man so hard...think abut this be in such a position!! what a incredible pressure...

we should let him rest, without calling him this or that

General topics / Re: Becoming famous after samadhi
« on: June 26, 2009, 08:20:13 PM »
I practice mostly dzogchen buddhism, wich has similarities to advaita vedanta..

there exists a very important practice called "guruyoga" in short: here you merge with the mind of your master(s), you visualize guru padmasambhava and you see him as the embodiement of all your teachers that showed you the nature of mind or gave you other spiritual insights..

so bhagawan is always part of the visualisation. indeed I always felt a deep resonance with both "padmashambava" and "ramana" I walways felt them to be one...and in fact I see all my teachers as manifestations of bhagawan (as he said me that he will bring me in contact with several teachers..and shortly afterwards I started to meet spiritual teachers...he is indeed a great guide, I feel him to be the greatest guide for our time....)

I looked on them form time to time, pure meditation... when my energy is not moving freely and I look at this pictures I start to cry and all is in harmony again..

dear skrudai

I never read the book or studied the maharshi or shankara to the fullest...

but I know that truth is now, its the presence and this presence does not know time...and so also does not know destiny because destiny is happening in time...

so shankara I would say talks about the fact that there is noone, there is jsut presence, so all that is percieved is destiny...without a he then points to the appearing world and also to the non appearing witness..I think this statement came from this view

ramana is also saying something similar I guess..that body and mind are bound to destiny but the self does not know of such things because it is "before" the feeling of time, space etc...

and yoga vashistam simply point sto the truth of the self, that is not a truth for the jiva...that there is no destiny when you look at the moment, it is understood...

but then also there is the jiva arising in the moment, the movement of thoughts etc...and these are bound to destiny...therefor they have even less power to confuse us..they are allready written...mabye this is the meaning?

dear skrudai

thats true, I justed wanted to point out that it is an endless discussion, and there are no real hindrances or aids, all this is simply on minds level....

but if one thinks that making pranayama is good for his sahdna let him do it, if he misstakes this to be all that needs to be done then he has a problem....

same with one that simply does neti see as long as he is doing it, as long as we need practice we should not stop with it..

when we are witout break in the natural state, during wakeing dreaminf and deep sleep then we do not need anysor tof practice...and as long this is reached all practice (when helpfull is good), but to misstake the praxis with liberation is dangerous...

in this sense also the conviction "Iam conciousness" is a practice...

same is the discussion about destroying thoughts or ignoring them or simply watching them...

the thing is that there will never be the right answer about this question as there are different minds and therfor different methods..

may it be virtous

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Ignoring Thoughts
« on: June 22, 2009, 08:55:29 PM »
dzogchen buddhism is not buddhistic but it also is buddhistic, same with advaita vedanta it transcends the hindu frame...

I think that nirvana has a stronger meaning then this in mahayana buddism, but Iam not sure wich one :)

and there mind is root of samsara and nirvana...nirvana beeing the no-mind state (in wich you can enter and wich you can leave) and samsara the ordinary mind, full of thoughts wishes, emotions etc...

both are illusions...but the no-mind is important as a door to liberation...but also samsara...when you have the right tools

so a goal is not in focus, and nirvana is always a goal for the ego, dzogchen says there is no ego, no nirvana and no samsara...just the nature of mind...very similar to advaita vedanta..

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Ignoring Thoughts
« on: June 21, 2009, 01:54:12 PM »
Dear subramanian I was refering to Dzogchen Dialectic where there is nothing beyond mind...the nature of mind is similar to the Self...this is crucial to understand this praxis..

here the mind is the whole spectrum from samsaric mind to no-mind or nirvana

no-mind or nirvana "can" be essential for realizing the truth but it is just an epxereince an ornamentation of our true nature...

it also is not neccessary to experience the thought free state or silence for realizing the truth...if it would be like this then truth would be limited...but truth cannot be limited!

you said:

But whether the Self
is thought-free or thoughtful, only the Self can say.

it is both and neither nor...when it would be one of these it would be limited, when it would be both of these it would be limited, when it would be non of these it would be limited etc.

the self says all and remains forever silent so there will never be an answer except direct experience in all 3 states (waking, dreaming, deep sleep)...when we are not fully conciouss in one of these states we can without one doubt say that we are not fully enlightened

may our conversations be virtous

yes indeed :)

but we can always play arround with words and meaning...

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Ignoring Thoughts
« on: June 21, 2009, 09:40:35 AM »
in dzogchen the nature of mind is clearly indicated as beyond the limitations of stillness and movement..

stillness of mind is nirvana...a thoughtfree but lively presence that needs nothing in this case, very blissfull

movement of mind is samsara..thoughts that arise, sounds, smells, faces of people,...all the mental movement....

the nature of mind is the root for is the limit the self to a thoughtfree state is also not correct

the text says if u admit that that knowledge of self alone constitutes realizaiton, you have accepted our position

this alone shows that the view is limited....

it continous with:

gain if u say to have realization the troubling mind is to be controlled, we bless you. be happy, do control the mind [sarcastic]

this is a perfect example of limiting the infinit potential of hte mind with taking a position and deniing another...

but it also is true of course controlling the mind is does not need to be practiced to gain realization, on the other hand knowledge of self is also no aid...

what is to be done?

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