Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Erwin Schrodinger


In a famous essay on determinism and free will, he expressed very clearly the sense that consciousness is a unity, arguing that this "insight is not new...From the early great Upanishads the recognition Atman = Brahman (the personal self equals the omnipresent, all-comprehending eternal self) was in Indian thought considered, far from being blasphemous, to represent, the quintessence of deepest insight into the happenings of the world. The striving of all the scholars of Vedanta was, after having learnt to pronounce with their lips, really to assimilate in their minds this grandest of all thoughts."

Schrodinger wrote:

“Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves.”

“the stages of human development are to strive for Possession (Artha), Knowledge (Dharma), Ability (Kama), Being (Moksha)”

“Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge.. It has nothing to do with individual. The ego or its separation is an illusion. The goal of man is to preserve his Karma and to develop it further – when man dies his karma lives and creates for itself another carrier.”

(source: What is life? the physical aspect of the living cell & Mind and matter - By Erwin Schrodinger p. 87). Refer to What is Life? Published in 1944


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OM

Om (also spelled Aum) is a Hindu Sacred Sound that is considered the greatest of all Mantras. The syllable Om is composed of the three sounds a-u-m (in Sanskrit, the vowels a and u combine to become o) and the symbol’s threefold Nature is central to its meaning. It represent several important triads:

The Three Worlds - Earth, Atmosphere, and Heaven

The Three Major Hindu Gods - Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva

The Three Sacred Vedic Scriptures - Rg, Yajur, and Sama

Om Mystically embodies the Essence of the entire Universe. This meaning is further deepened by the Indian Philosophical belief that God first created Sound and the Universe arose from it. As the most Sacred Sound, Om is the Root of the Universe and everything that exists and it continues to hold everything together.


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Alfred, Lord Tennyson Ring Out, Wild Bells

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.


Joseph Campbell

When you realize that eternity is right here now, that it is within your possibility to experience the eternity of your own truth and being, then you grasp the following: That which you are was never born and will never die. . 

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Robert Adams

There are so many people who want a beautiful world in which to live, where there's everlasting peace and tranquility, where there's joy and abundance. Yet these things are temporary. This is not the way of this world. It's interesting, when you stop thinking of joy, when you stop thinking of sadness, when you stop thinking of good things and bad things, again, something wonderful happens to you, for you are no longer attached to anything. Yet in this non-attachment, you feel love and kindness, beauty and joy, in a totally different way.

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Tattva Bodha (The Awakening to Reality)

By Adi Sankaracharya, Translated by Charles Johnston

I

To the Master, the World-Soul, the Master of seekers for union, obeisance; to the teacher, the giver of wisdom. To fulfill love for those who would be free, this Awakening to Reality is addressed to them.

The Four Perfections

We shall tell of the way of discerning reality, the perfection of freedom, for those who are fitted by possessing the Four Perfections.

What are the Four Perfections?

Viveka - The Discerning between lasting and unlasting things;
Vyragya - No Rage for enjoying the fruit of works, either here or there;
Sad Sampatti - the Six Graces that follow Peace;
Mumukshutva - and then the Longing to be free.

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~ Krishna

“Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life. Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind.”

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AainaA-Ridtz

“The Secret to saneful living is in the Key between these two worlds. In order to serve the higher ideal, one must revert to serving the Spark within all the multiplicities herein conceivable in the apparent world. The spark in itself is not contained for it encompasses both realities, that of the inner, and the apparent”

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The Schools of Buddhism: Therevada

Therevada is the oldest of the branches of Buddhism, and literally means “The Doctrine of the Elders”. This is referring to the more senior members of Buddhism including the Buddha himself.

Therevada Buddhism concerns itself mainly with the scripture that has been passed down over the years, and focuses heavily on the teaching itself, not the teacher.

Like most (if not all) Buddhist paths, Therevada holds no belief in a higher deity or God, but instead just preaches mindfulness and compassion.

This branch of Buddhism is most prominent in Sri Lanka, Burma, Maos and Thailand. This is why it is sometimes referred to as ‘Southern Buddhism’.

Therevada is what most would describe as pure Buddhism, as it maintains the closest resemblance to Buddhism as the Buddha originally founded it. However that does not mean that the Mahayana school of Buddhism is any worse, or better. The two compliment each other and serve different purposes in the Buddhist community.


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-Nikola Tesla

Our entire biological system - the brain and the earth itself - work on the same frequencies. 

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Earth People

We are earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind.

Om


Om, also written as Aum, is the most sacred syllable Symbol & manta of Brahman The Almighty God in Hinduism. Brahman is Supreme Self, Ultimate Reality, Creator of all Existence. The syllable is often chanted either independently or before a mantra; it signifies the essence of the ultimate reality, consciousness or Atman. The Om sound is the primordial sound and is called the Shabda-Brahman.







Sat-chit-ananda

Sat-chit-ananda is a Sanskrit term that describes the nature of reality as it is conceptualized in Hindu and yogic philosophy. Some consider sat-chit-ananda to be the same as God or Brahman (Absolute Reality). Others use it as a term to describe the experience of realizing the unity and wholeness of all existence. It is said that sat-chit-ananda is the source of all consciousness and all perfection. To experience sat-chit-ananda is to achieve the ultimate goal of the spiritual journey in Hinduism or yoga.

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Hafiz

Let’s get loose
With
Compassion, Let’s drown in the delicious
Ambience of
Love.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

The Line of Vedic Civilization

This is an extempore Composition (the Atma-Shatakam) that brought out the Advaita Vedanta philosophy – the essence of which is that "Nirvana" is complete equanimity, peace, tranquility, freedom and joy. "Atma" is the True Self.

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Challenges

Know that Challenges, trials and tribulations are a part of life, especially in this age of Kali Yuga. Scriptures are filled with devotees who underwent one challenge after the other; but did not give up chanting his holy name, or their faith/trust in the Lord didn’t shake. That is in itself a form of gratitude. So remember that Disappointments draw us near God enabling us to trust him in greater degree. You are supposed to know that it’s just a phase..just a single phase.

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. You ARE Consciousness.

Consciousness has no religion, no belief or ideology, no gender, no sexuality, no race, no age and no nationality. You ARE Consciousness.

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☀ SHRI VISHNU SUPERSOUL ॐ ☀


“When the senses are satisfied in the seer-Supersoul, the Personality of Godhead, and merge in Him, all miseries are completely vanquished, as after a sound sleep.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 3.7.13

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Tang Guangzhen

When you have neither anger or joy,
Your energy is harmonious;
Responding to events, according to situations,
Wind follows the clouds.
The tiger subdued, the dragon tamed,
Mind is naturally quiet;
The bright moon in the azure sky
Is white as white could be.


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Desires...

How to handle desires? - Conversation between Krishna and Arjuna (Bhagavad Gita)
“One who is satisfied, content with oneself, he is the one who is centered, who is enlightened. One who is not hanging onto desires and crying over them, just takes them as they come, and says, “Okay, fine, goodbye.” That any desire shouldn’t arise in life is also another desire.”

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Kabir


I know of a place not ruled by flatness 
Or constant risings and depressions, 
and those alive are not afraid to die. 

There wild flowers come up through the leafy floor, 
and the fragrance of "I am he" floats on the wind.

...There the love bee stays deep inside the flower 

and cares for no other thing.

                                         

D. H. Lawrence pax

All that matters is to be at one with the living God,
to be a creature in the house of the God of Life.
Like a cat asleep on a chair
at peace, in peace
and at one with the master of the house, with the mistress,
at home, at home in the house of the living,
sleeping on the hearth, and yawning before the fire.

Sleeping on the hearth of the living world
yawning at home before the fire of life
feeling the presence of the living God
like a great reassurance
a deep calm in the heart
a presence
as of the master sitting at the board
in his own and greater being,
in the house of life.


~ Vladimir Solovyov, Divine Sophia

“Barriers are sundered, fetters are melted
By the Divine Fire,
And the eternal dawn of a new life rises
In all, and all in One.”

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Zhuangzi

Don’t listen with your ears,
Listen with your mind.
No, don’t listen with your mind,
But listen with your spirit.
Listening stops with the ears,
The mind stops with recognition,
But the spirit is empty and waits
On all things.
The Way gathers in emptiness
Alone.
Emptiness is the fasting
Of the mind.

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Mother kundalini is my rock’n’roll mistress.


She rattles and rolls within and all about the body.
Enticing the quivering knees.
She moves me around, round and around.
The head just follows her lead.
This pleases the heart immeasurably.
The heart centre strums with with an energised hum when she activates the fervour within me.
The blood races fast to the mind that is aghast, dumb struck by the resonating body.
The hiss in the ears embellishes the energetic tendency.
While the hands and the feet remain cold in this stance.
The moment, the bliss, the awareness and she.


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Evelyn Underhill

“The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity.”
― Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

“Mysticism is the art of union with Reality.”
― Evelyn Underhill

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~Tahereh Mafi

“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.”

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~ The power of the Dharma, Stephen Knapp

Generally speaking, many Hindus will respect all religions. They may be initiated by a Vedic guru, devoutly practice yoga, attend the temple regularly, yet still go to see some Christian preacher, or Buddhist teacher, or even hear an Islamic Imam talk about God. They may do this with the idea of attaining new insights, yet still not consider themselves falling away from their own path or converting to a different religion.

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–Rainer Maria Rilke


Be the mystery.

In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
the meaning discovered there.

And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent earth: I flow.

To the rushing water, speak: I am.

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