Before the world was, consciousness was. In consciousness the world comes to be, in hard consciousness and in pure consciousness dissolves. At the root of everything, there is the feeling of ′′ I am ". The state of mind: ′′ there is a world ′′ is secondary, to be me I don't need the world, the world needs me.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Eternity isn’t some later time. Eternity isn’t a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
"The real innocents of this world are those who have been through the mud of this world, through injustice, oppression, exposed to hate remain untouched in their hearts, choosing to continue to love, trusting love. Those are the exalted ones in my eyes, the blessed in spirit. Eternity belongs to them."
"That which you want to sustain, nourish and maintain by five-elemental stuff, is not you. Since you identify with something unreal, there is the fear of death."
Advaita Vedanta is not mere philosophical speculation or theory; it has direct experience as its basis as well as ultimate proof. To lift the veil of maya, Advaita Vedanta exhorts the spiritual seeker to take the testimony of the scriptures (Vedas) and illumined souls, use reason, reflection, and meditation, and attain direct experience. These are the compasses, maps, and sails needed to steer successfully to the highest union with Brahman. One must transcend the effects of maya in order to know the nature of its cause.
Friday, September 25, 2020
“It takes only a moment to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection. The harsh voice of judgement drops to a whisper and I remember again that life isn’t a relay race, that we will all cross the finish line, that waking up to life is what we were born for. As many times as I forget, catch myself charging forward without even knowing where I’m going, that many times I can make the choice to stop, to breathe, and be, and walk slowly into the mystery.”
Thursday, September 24, 2020
PUJYA SWAMI PARAMANAND BHARATI JI.
′′ If you want to love, you must learn to see again.
"When your spiritual quest is coming together with different other investments, when it's coming together with other daily endeavors, that is like you have a road in front of you, a road that never ends actually. It just renews itself. But when you really start to take your spiritual quest seriously, when it is the only thing that really matters, and you can bring your attention and focus into that perspective, the endless road tapers in front of you. This is the narrow path.
“Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things which exist; observe too the continuous spinning of the thread and the contexture of the web.”
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
One who knows for certain that this universe is but an illusion and a nothing, becomes desireless and Pure Intelligence, and finds peace as if nothing exists.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
“Be truthful in every way.
“So long as one has any association with this awful sense of being the doer there cannot be the least achievement of liberation which is something very different.”
“As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, passion and purity through meditation and attains Reality.”
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
“As the sun, revealer of all objects to the seer, is not harmed by the sinful eye, nor by the impurities of the objects it gazes on, so th...