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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #150 on: February 03, 2014, 07:59:54 PM »
By the practice of devotion to Thee, the sages attain
to a state where the mind is neither drawn to, nor
agitated by, external objects; nor is it overcome
by dullness and sleep but stays in itself perfectly
still and awake. In such a state of mind the sage
intuits the Truth.


(IV, 24, 59)



சும்மா இரு
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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #151 on: February 03, 2014, 08:13:45 PM »
A man wandering aimlessly along the ways of Samsara
and attached to the evils of the domestic life, considers
his sons, wife, wealth, etc. as the be-all and end-all
of his life. He knows of nothing higher.


(IV, 25, 6)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #152 on: February 04, 2014, 07:39:49 AM »


Just as in dream the one self is both the dream-self and
the dream-world, and yet remains distinct from it, in the
same way he recognised all the modifications of consciousness
in the waking state, such as the seeing subject and the world of
objects around, to be of the one Spirit, who in spite of all these
modifications, remains absolutely aloof and unaffected by them.


(IV, 28, 40)



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« Reply #153 on: February 04, 2014, 08:10:53 AM »
Just as a dog travelling from house to house sometimes
receives a beating and sometimes food, the Jiva, who is
enslaved by desires, goes to high, middle and low worlds
according to his Karma and attains to joy and sorrow accordingly.


(IV, 29, 30-31)



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« Reply #154 on: February 04, 2014, 08:14:30 AM »


All attempts to get over sufferings are like
a man carrying a load on his head and
shifting it on to his shoulder for relief.


(IV, 29, 33)



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« Reply #155 on: February 04, 2014, 08:25:02 AM »
No Karma can permanently efface the joys and sufferings
resulting from Karma. For the original Karma and its
countering Karma are both the products of Avidya like
a dream that occurs in the midst of another dream.

(IV, 29, 34)



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« Reply #156 on: February 04, 2014, 08:31:08 AM »


A dreaming man, walking with his dream body, feels
he has got exhausted by the walk, though in fact there
is no exhaustion. Still until the dream is over, his feeling
of exhaustion will persist. In the same way it is only the
awakening of knowledge that can dispel all sorrow


(IV, 29, 34)



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« Reply #157 on: February 04, 2014, 08:45:06 AM »


Just as ignorance brings the misery of Samara
upon the Atman, who is blissful by nature, so
the single-minded devotion to the Supreme
Teacher, the Lord, will erase the Jiva's
ignorance and save him from Samsara.


(IV, 29, 36)



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« Reply #158 on: February 04, 2014, 09:22:36 AM »


Sri Hari is the soul of all Jivas; He is the master
of Himself and the Lord of all. His feet are a
shelter for all beings. There alone can man
be happy and secure.


(IV, 29, 36)



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« Reply #159 on: February 04, 2014, 09:39:53 AM »


   Imagine a buck deer, accompanied by its female, moving about in a garden, absorbed in eating the tender grass and leaves there, and listening with deep attention to the humming of the bees. In his absorption in these enjooyments, he overlooks the presence of certain wolves before him who will be satified with nothing less than his life, and he is also unaware of the hunter approaching him from behind, whose arrows will soon wound him.

See how the fate of man resembles that of this deer. The home provides man with enjoyment of womanly beauty perishable like garden flowers. There he obtains the vulgar enjoyments of good eating and sex, the fruit of his Karma. His mind is absorbed in these and in the delightful prattle of women and children. In his engrossment in these things, he forgets Time's wolves of day and night which consume his life. In the midst of it, Death, the cruel hunter, strikes him down with his arrows.

Remembering that your fate also will be like that of the deer, control your mind and teach it to be restrained within the heart. Control also your sense organs with your mind. Abandon the home where you can hear only talk of the sensuous life. Adore the Lord who is the one shelter of all. Thus, little by little, renounce worldly life.

(IV, 29, 53-55)



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« Reply #160 on: February 04, 2014, 10:48:44 AM »


Whatever a man identifies himself with, saying 'this is I',
'that is mine', that object of his attachment become the
source of his actions, and these actions, in turn,
determine his future embodiment.


(IV, 29, 62)



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« Reply #161 on: February 04, 2014, 10:59:13 AM »


   










It is the state of a man's mind in his present birth
that gives an indication of the nature of his life in
the preceding birth. It can also show whether
he is going to progress or become degraded
in the next birth.


(IV, 29, 66)



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« Reply #162 on: February 05, 2014, 07:56:20 AM »


The home is not a prison even for those who have
entered householder's state of life, if they live
unattached and spend their time in hearing
about My work and excellences.

In the hearts of such devotees, I enter and make
My presence felt. They are never subject to
infatuation, depression or elation


(IV, 30, 19)



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« Reply #163 on: February 05, 2014, 08:04:32 AM »
In Thyself, unconditioned and all serenity,
established in Thy pristine nature,
Thou manifestest as the many
through the medium of mind.


(IV, 30, 23)



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« Reply #164 on: February 05, 2014, 08:08:26 AM »


To us who are subject to the threefold misery of life,
what else can be a greater mercy and blessing than this -
that Thou hast graciously revealed this divine form of
Thine which dispels all the woes of life.


(IV, 30, 27)



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