Sunday, April 11, 2021

RAM DASS


The ego is frightened by death, because ego is part of the incarnation and ends with it. That is why we learn to identify with our soul, as the soul continues after death. For the soul, death is just another moment.

                                                       

Saturday, April 10, 2021

ANAM THUBTEN:

 


"The highest truth where we are nobody and we have nothing is actually a state of our consciousness that is unconditioned. It is our basic ground; it is the primordial mind. It is the state of reality in which we become nobody and we remain as we are, which is deathless awareness. This is who we are. This is actually our primordial face. The time before we become somebody is called “primordial time” in the Buddhist tantras. Primordial time means the eternal time of primordial purity, which is not actually time in terms of past, present, or future. It is eternal time; it is everlasting time. In that everlasting time we were, as well as we are, and we will be intrinsically luminous awareness. We were, we are, and we will be an inexhaustible treasure of joy and grace, which is who we really are."

                                                                

** Mahendra Joshi**

 **The 5 headed Cobra is under complete control of Lord Vishnu while in our case, we are under complete control of the multi-headed cobra. **

** What is five headed cobra? Cobra is our mind that hisses through its 5 heads (5 sense organs) or call it a multi-headed cobra that expresses through various passions or modifications of mind like: Kama (lust), Krodh (anger), Lobh (greed), Moh (attachment), Ahankar (ego) and Matsarya (envy). **
** Lord Vishnu: See these pictures of Lord Vishnu resting in Paramanand (supreme bliss) on the Cobra. This happens only when one is in control of the mind. The harmless cobra in this case symbolizes that Lord Vishnu has overcome the desires and is in full control of Prakriti, or maya and its various modifications. This is a state of Bliss...Eternal Bliss **

                                                      

PAPAJI

 


“Mind can be the enemy and mind can also be the friend. It is the mind that binds and it is the mind that liberates. When the mind is attached to objects, which are transitory and impermanent, this is the mind that binds. This is the mind that is an enemy. But a mind that does not abide anywhere, on any object, is a mind that is your friend. This is the mind that liberates. It all depends on you, on what kind of company you keep in your mind.”


                                                                               


Jeff Foster

 This moment is not life waiting to happen, goals waiting to be achieved, words waiting to be spoken, connections waiting to be made, regrets waiting to evaporate, aliveness waiting to be felt, enlightenment waiting to be gained. No. Nothing is waiting. This is it. This moment is life.


Friday, April 9, 2021

Paramananda- tantram

 As foam, wave, frost and bubble

are not different from the water, so,
the universe arisen out of the Self
is not different from the Self.


                                                       

THE EMBODIMENT OF LOVE

 

By Robert Rabbin
“Everything that lives, lives not alone, nor for itself.” –William Blake
We are each expressions of a fundamental reality, an essence that some call God, some spirit, some consciousness, some love. It doesn’t matter what you call it. It doesn’t care. It is beyond names. But it is real, and thus we all belong to the same family. My blood is the same as yours, my heart is the same as yours, my body is the same as yours. We seem to stand apart from each other, but our essence is one. We only seem to be different, but we are all parts of a whole. Naturally, whatever any one part does touches and affects the whole. If we think that we do not effect the whole, we are wrong. We can say that whatever we do to ourselves, we do to each other: each action is a stone thrown into the pond of our common existence. Within minutes, or hours, or days we will feel the ripples of our actions wash over everything. This is why we cannot war our way to peace, because the killing keeps coming back. We have to wage peace, not war. And then peace will keep coming back.
Not only do we belong as brother and sister to other human beings, but we belong as brother and sister to all living things. We are not meant to have dominion over other creatures or the Earth, though we behave as though we are. This wrong thinking is based on the idea of separation, of being independent from the whole. This wrong thinking leads us to believe we are entitled to do anything we please, to usurp Nature for our own purposes. We are not entitled to do as we please. We must live within the law of universal truth, within the heart where we are all brothers and sisters under one roof, in one house, with one father and mother.**

                                                              

Thursday, April 8, 2021

YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS THE DIVINE(AKA SNAKE/DEER ANALOGY)

 

**Birth after birth, life after life, the deer continues his bondage. There comes a day when deer starts thinking - Why am I bound by snake? Can I be free? What should I do so that I am free? Can I enjoy the bliss? He turns into a seeker. His searching mind opens a divine door for him.
Your journey toward the Bliss (God) starts when you realize the bondage. The journey continues as you seek the freedom. It progresses when you start looking at enjoyment provided by sense organs as a poison and nothing but poison. As you travel the path towards the Divine the grip of the snake around you starts loosening. The more you practice spirituality, the more you develop dis-passion (Vairagya or reduction in desires and attachments) As the dis-passion develops you start enjoying the bliss. Divine doors of knowledge start opening before you one by one.
It is always a long and painful journey...The divine is always with you as you travel towards him. There will be difficult times and there will be help too. You may fall many a times because you are trying to go back to the origin against the current and the journey against the current is never easy. One step at a time and you will still progress. As you move up the ladder of Divinity the snake leaves you completely...because it dosen't have anything it can tie around itself. Passions of your mind have reduced substantially.
So far you were seeking the God. Now, God is seeking you!
The Divine YOU: Here is an image of the Divine You. A deer without fear. A deer that is contented with itself and waiting for the Divine. Away from the heard, his eyes are fixed on the goal and he is peaceful. There is no fear in his eyes because he knows he is protected by the divine grace. The snakes of passion, attachment and emotions have left him long time back. The snake cannot catch him because he has developed Vairagya (non­-attachment) with the help of Viveka (discrimination & wisdom). His passions have gone down substantially. He still has a long wait before he attains the ultimate bliss. But he has attained freedom from the snake and he continues to enjoy the freedom as he awaits the Bliss
Mahendra Joshi 

                                                               

AMODA MAA

 


“Awakening is the initial recognition of that which is awake in you. It’s the moment when you wake up out of the slumber of mistaken identity and open your eyes to the light of your essential nature. The maturation of awakening is like the process of a tiny bud becoming a flower. Only a flower in full bloom can fulfill its divine destiny by revealing the beauty of its true colors and by releasing the intoxication of its fragrance.
The flower is neither trying to give anything nor trying to get anything and yet its beauty and fragrance are freely available; it is simply being itself. In full embodiment of awakening, that which moves through you as ‘your life’ will be given in service to the awakeness inherent in all things. Just like the flower, you have no choice; you are simply being yourself. There is no division here; no trying to give anything or get anything. It is the heart of you meeting the heart of what is.”

                                                   

Sri Ramana Maharshi


You see various scenes passing on a cinema screen: fire seems to burn buildings to ashes; water seems to wreck ships; but the screen on which the pictures are projected remains unburnt and dry. Why? Because the pictures are unreal and the screen real.
Similarly, reflections pass through a mirror but it is not affected at all by their number or quality.
In the same way, the world is a phenomenon upon the substratum of the single Reality which is not affected by it in any way.
Reality is only One.
Talk of illusion is due only to the point of view. Change your viewpoint to that of Knowledge and you will perceive the Universe to be only Brahman. Being now immersed in the world, you see it as a real world; get beyond it and it will disappear and Reality alone will remain.