Saturday, August 31, 2019

~ Tripura Rahasya

“If you say that dream objects lose their existence the moment a person wakes up, Wait, is it not also true that objects corresponding to the waking state vanish in the dream and deep sleep states?” 


Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha

A Bodhisattva courses with no thoughts of meanness, immorality, anger, sloth, distraction, stupidity, greed, hate or delusion.


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Silence

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Shunryu Suzuki

“Faith is a state of openness or trust… In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all. Instead they are holding tight. But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to the truth, whatever it might turn out to be.”



Chandogya Upanishad

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Friday, August 30, 2019

~Anon I mus (Spiritually Anonymous)

“Your seat of power lies in the realization that everything is a holographic projection of consciousness.  Without you (as the Self), nothing can exist.”  -Anon I mus (Spiritually Anonymous)
To awakened beings, the universe is nothing other than divine consciousness (the Self) playing games with itself.  Pure awareness is the unbounded space of freedom that lies beyond the confines of this space-time matrix. Without this ever-present, all-knowing field of sentience, nothing can exist - no thoughts, no sensations, no appearances, no dreams and no relationships.
Awareness is the changeless prerequisite to all of life’s transient expressions; it gives rise to everything we perceive, conceptualize and experience.   



Robert Adams

For a Jnani who has realized the identity of his inner being with the infinite Brahman.

There is no rebirth, no migration, not even liberation.

For he is already liberated.

He is firmly established in an experience of absolute existence, knowledge, bliss, the sat-chit-ananda atman.

The continued existence of the world and of his own body appears to the Jnani only as an illusion.

The appearance of which he cannot remove, but which cannot further deceive him until the time when after the decease of the body he wanders not forth but remains where he is and what he is and eternally was.

The first principle of all beings and things.

The original eternal pure free Brahman.

While living and even when the body falls dead the Jnani rests in his own essential nature.

His own swarupa that is all full, all pure, timeless, consciousness and bliss.

The following assertions made by a Jnani constitute his own deepest convictions and experience.

I am infinite, imperishable, self-luminous, self-existent, I am beginning-less, endless, decay-less, birthless, deathless.

Never was I born, I am ever free, perfect, independent, I alone am.

I pervade the entire universe. I am all permeating and interpenetrating.

I am supreme peace and freedom absolute.

A Jnani lives forever.

He has attained life everlasting.

Cravings torture him not.

Sins stain him not.

Birth and death touch him not.

He is free from all cravings and longings.

He ever rests in his own sat-chit-ananda swarupa.

He sees the one infinite Self in all,and all in the infinite Self which is his being.

He remains forever as the infinite Self of consciousness and delight.



~ Akshi Upanishad

Om, Salutation to the Sky-Wanderer.
Om, Salutation to the Commander of the Army (of light).
Om, Salutation to darkness (excess of light).
Om, Salutation to Energy.
Om, Salutation to Light.

Of the essence of Purity, the blessed One scorches (the sins of the sinful). The blessed Swan, of the essence of Purity, is the Prototype (of the bound soul, the Jiva).
Here rises the Sun, thousand-rayed, existent in myriad ways, the life of all animate beings. (I meditate on Him who is) omniform, compassionate, omniscient, ambrosial, of the essence of light, the Scorcher.
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Ram Dass

“Souls love. That’s what souls do. Egos don’t, but souls do. Become a soul, look around, and you’ll be amazed - all the beings around you are souls. Be one, see one. When many people have this heart connection, then we will know that we are all one, we human beings all over the planet. We will be one. One love. And don’t leave out the animals, and trees, and clouds, and galaxies-it’s all one. It’s one energy.”



Shunryu Suzuki

In the beginners mind there is no thought: “I have attained something.” All self-centered thoughts limit our vast mind. When we have no thought of achievement, no thought of self, we are true beginners. Then we can really learn something.
 



Paramahansa Yogananda

Man lives in one body and with one name only once. He never reincarnates again with the same form and identity. A person may wear a garment for some time and then discard it, never to use it again. Similarly, the soul wears a different body in each of many lifetimes until, through reincarnation and spiritual evolution, it ascends back to Spirit. Thus you live only once as any particular person, but the soul, the eternal you, lives through numerous reincarnations, carrying with it the cumulative personality and karmic tendencies of its past existences.

 



Thich Nhat Hanh

As soon as there is stopping, there is happiness. There is peace. When we stop like that, it looks as if nothing is happening, but in fact everything is happening. You are deeply established in the present moment, and you touch your cosmic body. You touch eternity. There is no more restlessness, no more seeking.