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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #105 on: January 31, 2014, 04:47:36 PM »
                 










He may be meditated upon as standing, moving, seated
in any attractive posture, or as the Light of Consciousness
filling the heart. Whatever the form, the mind must be full
of devotion and be free from all worldly desires.


(III, 28, 19)

   



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #106 on: January 31, 2014, 05:01:39 PM »




His compassionate smile is potent enough
to dry up the ocean of butter tears shed
by creatures who have taken refuge in Him.


(III, 28, 32)
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« Reply #107 on: January 31, 2014, 05:11:52 PM »


Just as a flame gets extinguished when the oil, its sustenance,
is exhausted, the mind is extinguished in the Lord, when
renunciation deprives it of the sense enjoyments that
form its support. Then, being liberated from the current
of the Gunas of Prakriti, the Jiva has a direct and unobstructed
perception of the Supreme Being, who is the One without a second.


(III, 28, 35)



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« Reply #108 on: January 31, 2014, 06:15:48 PM »


Liberated for ever from the hold of the ignorance-tainted mind,
the Jiva is established in the transcendent glory of the Spirit,
which is beyond the relative joys and sorrows of this world.
Thus having attained to this spiritual experience, he discovers
that the cause of joy and sorrow lies in the ego-sense that
arises from the mistaken identification of oneself with the
impermanent body-mind combination born of Prakriti.


(III, 28, 36)
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« Reply #109 on: January 31, 2014, 06:23:26 PM »


The body, which is subject to Karma, will continue to live so long as
the Prarabdha that has brought it into existence lasts. But one who
has attained to the state of Samadhi and awakened to the Truth,
will not identifies oneself with the body and the world of which it is
a part, just as one who has awakened from a dream no longer
identifies himself with the actor in the dream.


(III, 28, 38)
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« Reply #110 on: January 31, 2014, 06:27:09 PM »
Just as all objects in the world are seen in their substantial
nature as one with their material elements, so the same
Atman should be seen as exiting in all beings, and all
beings as subsisting in the same Atman. Such is the
wisdom of the man of enlightenment.


(III, 28, 42)
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« Reply #111 on: January 31, 2014, 06:30:06 PM »
Just as the one fire manifests as many according
to the difference of the fuel in which it manifests,
so also the one Supreme Spirit abiding in Prakriti
manifests differently as innumerable centres of consciousness.


(III, 28, 43)
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« Reply #112 on: January 31, 2014, 06:36:07 PM »
If a man disregards and persecutes fellow beings,
but worships Me in images with numerous ritual
and rich offerings, I am not at all pleased with
him for proffering such worship.


(III, 29, 24)



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« Reply #113 on: January 31, 2014, 06:39:45 PM »
A man should, however, worship Me in images,
side by side with discharging his duties, which
include the love of all beings, until he actually
realises My presence in himself and in all beings.


(III, 29, 25)



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« Reply #114 on: January 31, 2014, 06:45:20 PM »


It is a particle of the Lord that dwells in all beings as the
Jiva. Knowing this, one should salute all beings mentally.


(III, 29, 34)



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« Reply #115 on: January 31, 2014, 07:01:58 PM »














Man, with his mind infatuated and undiscriminating,
considers house, lands, wealth and other possessions
associated with his physical life as permanent assets,
forgetting that his body is itself the most impermanent
of things.


(III, 30, 3)

   



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« Reply #116 on: January 31, 2014, 07:09:41 PM »


A man, preoccupied with his household, considers
himself extremely happy to be engrossed in, and
attracted by, the bewitchment of voluptuous
women in privacy and by the indistinct speech
of infants, and tirelessly engages himself in the
painful and crooked practices that have to be
adopted for the preservation and advancement
of his worldly interest.


(III, 30, 8-9)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #117 on: February 01, 2014, 10:16:17 AM »


For a humble Jiva in entanglement that I am,
I can offer nothing in return except
my repeated salutations.


(III, 31, 18.5)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #118 on: February 01, 2014, 10:19:23 AM »
The body is in itself the cause of misery, yet to support it
men perform still more actions and thus compound their
environment in this cycle of birth and death.


(III, 31, 31)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #119 on: February 01, 2014, 10:26:03 AM »


The complete detachment and non-affectedness
in the midst of this world manifestation, is the
one goal that all spiritual disciplines have in view.


(III, 32, 27)



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