Saturday, November 30, 2019

Mooji

If you give yourself one complete minute of focused presence, to simply stop: even to listen to your heart beating, it will take you out of your head and introduce you to the moment, which is complete in itself. It is not on the way to another moment. It is not a bridge to another opportunity. It is the timeless perfection. So stop and sink into this timeless moment.


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REINCARNATION?

The Pollock twins were English girls who are often referenced as proof of reincarnation. Their parents, John and Florence Pollock, lived in Hexham, England. They had two daughters, Joanna, 11, and Jacqueline, 6. On May 5, 1957, the two children were killed in a car accident. The parents were understandably devastated.

Florence got pregnant the following year, and gave birth to twin girls on October 4, 1958. Gillian and Jennifer were identical twins, but they had different birthmarks. Jennifer had a birthmark on her waist that matched a birthmark that Jacqueline had. She also had a birthmark on her forehead that resembled a scar that Jacqueline had.

The family moved to Whitley Bay when the twins were three months old. Two years later, the girls started asking for toys that had belonged to their elder sisters, despite never having seen the toys before. After the family returned to Hexham, the twins, despite never having been there, pointed out landmarks their older sisters had known. They also began to panic upon seeing moving cars, shrieking, “The car is coming to get us!” After they turned five, their memories of their previous lives faded, and they went on to lead normal lives.
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Robert Adams

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Lao Tzu has said: “Seek and you will miss. Do not seek and you will find.”


Now, this is one of the most significant statements ever made. In the very seeking you have missed. If you seek, you have taken a wrong standpoint. In the very seeking you have accepted one thing: that you don’t have that which you seek. That is where the fault lies. You have it: you already have it. The moment you start searching for something, you will become neurotic, because you cannot find it - there is nowhere to look, because it is already there.
It is like a man who is searching for his glasses. His glasses are already on his eyes, on his nose, and he is looking through those glasses and searching! Now he will never find them, unless he remembers that all search is futile unless he remembers: ‘if I can see, then my glasses must be already there in front of my eyes, otherwise how could I see?’
In our very seeing, the truth is hidden. In our very search, the treasure is hidden. The seeker is the sought; that is the problem, the only problem that human beings have been trying to solve and about which they have been growing more and more puzzled. The sanest attitude is that of Lao Tzu. He says:
Stop searching and be. Just be, and you will be surprised: you will find it!
- Osho


Worship of Hindu God(s)

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Eckhart Tolle

All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.

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W. Somerset Maugham

“Nothing in this world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.” — The Razor’s Edge, 

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~ Lao Tzu : Tao Te Ching

“Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.

Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
He remains as calm at the end
as at the beginning.
He has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.
What he desires is non-desire;
what he learns is to unlearn.
He simply reminds people
of who they have always been.
He cares about nothing but the Tao.
Thus he can care for all things.”
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Hermann Hesse

Great masses of people these days live out their lives in a dull and loveless stupor. Sensitive persons find our inartistic manner of existence oppressive and painful, and they withdraw from sight… I believe what we lack is joy. The ardor that a heightened awareness imparts to life, the conception of life as a happy thing, as a festival… But the high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.


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Robert Adams

-Jafree Ozwald

“Repeat the words, Quiet Mind, Open Heart, and Relaxed Being throughout your day, feeling these messages open up a space inside every part of your body. A quiet mind, open heart and a deeply relaxed core are the most potent manifesting qualities we can have.”

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Secret Records of Understanding the Way,

Externally, if you forget fame and profit, your body will be at peace. Inwardly, if you forget cogitation and rumination, your mind will be at peace.

Anonymous Taoist (late Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Secret Records of Understanding the Way,

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Daishi Nagiyah

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-- Paramahansa Yogananda -


"The hardest obstacle to overcome is yourself. When you sit to meditate at night, your nervousness and restlessness are still with you. Learn to control your mind and body. Be king of yourself. Carry within you a portable heaven, and in life or in death, in heaven or in hades, that inner heaven will be with you.
Pray deeply, sincerely, "O God, I yearn to know You. You must answer me!" and next morning pray again, "Lord, You must come to me!" and pray again the next night in the same way, in the language of your heart; if you keep on, He must respond. But when you pray halfheartedly, while thinking in the back of your mind about something else, He knows He is not first with you, and He does not respond.
Have God first. Have God now. Don't wait, because delusion is very strong. Before you know it, the time will have come for you to quit this world. Whenever you have a moment, sit down and meditate. No matter how many times your prayers have not been answered, don't worry; keep on praying. Pray with sincerity. Believe that your prayer is answered.
I urge you to pray not for little things, but for His presence. Only that prayer is worthwhile
To be able to demonstrate health or wealth or power or friends with God's help is fine, but if you can coax God Himself to respond to your prayers, you are a man of destiny. So don't rest until you demonstrate God in your life. He will give you everything you ever wished for; and He will test you. The tests in the spiritual life are greater than in any other. But you who pass His tests shall say: "Lord, my greatest prayer has been answered. What else could my heart want or need, but You?" "
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-- Paramahansa Yogananda --
"Man´s Eternal Quest".....page - 131 
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Friday, November 29, 2019

Kahlil Gibran



For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

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Dōgen

“Studying the Buddha way is studying oneself. Studying oneself is forgetting oneself. Forgetting oneself is being enlightened by all things. Being enlightened by all things is to shed the body-mind of oneself, and those of others. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this traceless enlightenment continues endlessly.”



Ramana Maharshi

“Bliss is not something to be got. On the other hand you are always Bliss. This desire [for Bliss] is born of the sense of incompleteness. To whom is this sense of incompleteness? Enquire. In deep sleep you were blissful. Now you are not so. What has interposed between that Bliss and this non-bliss? It is the ego. Seek its source and find you are Bliss.”

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