Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Ribhu Gita 7:33

 


Robert Adams

 

“The question is, ‘Who are you and where do you belong?’

As you go within yourself, as you begin to find the truth within yourself, something begins to flash in your mind, in the beginning, that tells you that you are not the body and you are not the mind that you think with. Something begins to take over, something wonderful, something beautiful. You begin to feel feelings you’ve never felt before. You begin to see things as your Self. You’re never angry at anything, because if you’re angry at anything, you’re angry at yourself. If you hate anything, you hate yourself. Therefore you stop hating, you stop being angry, you stop judging, you stop criticizing. You leave everything alone. You no longer differentiate. You no longer say, ‘This is good and this is bad.’ You leave it alone period, without qualification. There’s no longer anything that’s bad, and there’s no longer anything that’s good. You see the world differently. It becomes a dream.”

                                      

KATHA UPANISHAD

 


The real you
Concealed in the heart of all beings is the Atman, the Sprit, the Self; smaller than the smallest atom, greater than the vast spaces.

                                                                         

PAPAJI

 


Keep quiet and you will know who really you are. There is nothing outside that can help you, you have just to keep quiet - that's all - and you will know then you are eternal. You are eternal existence itself.

                                                   

Monday, July 26, 2021

Bhagavad Gita- 9:17

 


TONI PACKER, FROM THE LIGHT OF DISCOVERY

 


In truth we are not separate from each other or from the world, from the whole earth, the sun or moon or billions of stars, not separate from the entire universe. Listening silently in quiet wonderment, without knowing anything, there is just one mysteriously palpitating aliveness.

                                                       

FROM HINDU TEACHINGS by Swami Prabhavananda


“Like two birds of golden plumage, inseparable companions, the
individual self and the immortal Self are perched on the branches of the
self same tree. The former tastes of the sweet and bitter fruits of the tree;
the latter, tasting of neither, calmly observes.
“The individual self, deluded by forgetfulness of his identity with the
divine Self, bewildered by his ego, grieves and is sad. But when he
recognizes the worshipful Lord as his own true Self, and beholds his
glory, he grieves no more.” -0- SOURCE This trans. is in ‘The Upanishads, Breath of the Eternal’, 

                                                               

                   

The Power of the Upanishads

 


Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Upanishads

 

  1. That immortal Brahman alone is before, that Brahman is behind, that Brahman is to the right and left. Brahman alone pervades everything above and below; this universe is that supreme Brahman alone. – Mundaka Upanishad
  2. Om is the bow; the Atman is the arrow; Brahman is said to be the mark. it is to be struck by an undistracted mind. then the atman becomes one with Brahman, as the arrow with the target. – Mundaka Upanishad
  3. The knowing self is not born; it does not die. it has not sprung from anything; nothing has sprung from it. birthless, eternal, everlasting and ancient, it is not killed when the body is killed. – Katha Upanishad
  4. It is indeed the mind that is the cause of men’s bondage and liberation. the mind that is attached to sense-objects leads to bondage, while dissociated from sense-objects it tends to lead to liberation. – Amrita-bindu Upanishad
  5. This Atman, resplendent and pure, whom the sinless sannyasins behold residing within the body, is attained by the unceasing practice of truthfulness, austerity, right knowledge, and continence.  – Mundaka Upanishad
                                                        

Jack Kornfield, REST IN THE PRESENT MOMENT


‘When we let go of our battles and open our heart to things as they are, then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and end of spiritual practice. Only in this moment can we discover that which is timeless. Only here can we find the love that we seek. Love in the past is simply memory, and love in the future is fantasy. Only in the reality of the present can we love, can we awaken, can we find peace and understanding and connection with ourselves and the world.’