Tuesday, June 30, 2020

From the intro to the Ribhu Gita

*That which is known as Brahman, or The Self is the timeless Truth *It alone is for all eternity, the unalloyed being and non-duality is its nature https://spiritual-minds.com/easternrelgions/Gita/RibhuGita/The-Ribhu-Gita-ppt.pdf



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Nisargadatta Maharaj

If you seek reality you must set yourself free of all backgrounds, of all cultures, of all patterns of thinking and feeling.
Even the idea of being a man or woman, or even human, should be discarded. The ocean of life contains all, not only humans.
So, first abandon all self-identification, stop thinking of yourself as such-and-such, so-and-so, this or that.
Abandon all self-concern, worry not about your welfare, material or spiritual, abandon every desire, gross or subtle, stop thinking of achievement of any kind.
You are complete here and now, you need absolutely nothing.


LIGHT , POWER & WISDOM | SEL005 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| 1 | LIGHT | DEVELOP PURE LOVE ||


LOVE is the immediate way to Truth or Sovereignty of GOD or the vast domain of perennial Peace and Joy .

It is the life-principle of creation . It was the driving force behind Mira , Tukaram and Gouranga .

Therefore , develop pure , unselfish LOVE . Pure LOVE is rare . Cultivate it gradually . All your negative qualities like dislikes , prejudice will be eradicated .

LOVE is a great purifier of the mind .

Abandon all sorts of wrong beliefs , weaknesses , superstitions , wrong notions , and ideas of impossibilities .

Live in LOVE .

Cling fast to the faith in Divine Life . Aspire fervently and constantly to live in The Divine . You will enjoy the Supreme Joy

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Indian Spirituality BY GONGA

Himalayas

Another characteristic of Indian spirituality is its inclusiveness. India is a country where numerous sects exist side-by-side and other religions are not only tolerated but respected and embraced. Throughout the world, religion has far to often served to divide people and has often resulted in increased hatred and even war. Indian spirituality offers the 
world an example of how tolerance and mutual respect can unite rather than divide us.

The most important aspect of Indian Spirituality is that it is a living tradition passed on by enlightened masters. The very earth of India is sanctified by the great yogis, sadhus, sages, saints and enlightened masters who lived there. They were and are still today the spiritual lighthouses of the world. For thousands of years these illumined ones have radiated powerful blessings to the world. Some were visble in society and some dwelled deep within the Himalayas in caves far from the din of human society.

Rishi Agastya The enlightened sages possess vast knowledge. They know things about the human body and the structure of the universe that modern medicine and science still do not know. Thousands of years ago, the rishis described the structures of the atom and sub-atomic particles that modern scientists have only recently discovered. These ancient sages accomplished that without the use of telescopes or microscopes. Their labroratory was their body and their tools were their mind and meditation. They discoverd within their own consciousness the home of all knowledge.


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Ramana Maharishi from Who am I

When the mind that is subtle goes out through the brain and the sense-organs, the gross names and forms appear; when it stays in the Heart, the names and forms disappear. Not letting the mind go out, but retaining it in the Heart is what is called ‘inwardness’ (antarmukha). Letting the mind go out of the Heart is known as ‘externalisation’ (bahirmukha). Thus, when the mind stays in the Heart, the ‘I’ which is the source of all thoughts will go, and the Self which ever exists will shine. Whatever one does, one should do without the egoity ‘I’. If one acts in that way, all will appear as of the nature of Siva.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Sri Ramana Maharshi - Spiritual Instruction, Ch. I, § 12

The individual being which identifies its existence with that of the life in the physical body as ‘I’ is called the ego. The Self, which is pure Consciousness, has no ego-sense about it. Neither can the physical body, which is inert in itself, have this ego-sense. Between the two – that is, between the Self or pure Consciousness and the inert physical body – there arises mysteriously the ego-sense or ‘I’ notion, the hybrid which is neither of them, and this flourishes as an individual being. This ego or individual being is at the root of all that is futile and undesirable in life. Therefore it is to be destroyed by any possible means; then That which ever IS alone remains resplendent. This is Liberation or Enlightenment or Self-Realisation.


Adi Shankaracharya