Monday, November 30, 2020

Sri Ramakrishna

"Know yourself and you shall then know God. What is my ego? Is it my hand or foot or flesh or blood or any other part of my body? Reflect well and you will know that there is no such thing as 'I'. The more you peel off the skin of an onion, the more skin only appears - you cannot get any kernel; so when you analyse the ego, it vanishes away into nothingness. What is ultimately left behind is the Atman [soul] - the pure chit [Knowledge Absolute]. God appears when the ego dies."




Teachings of Brahmrishi Vishvatma Bawra

 


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When the intellect realizes that cosmic intellect is the source of its existence, then the deepest stage begins where the practitioner can realize that manifested form is a projection of unmanifest energy, and unmanifest energy is the power of one supreme consciousness, purusha, the supreme being. Then, the great tranquility beyond description is experienced.



๐ŸOsho, Don't Let Yourself Be Upset by the Sutra,

 A Christian is Christian only because of his birth.

His Christianity is only a formality. It is a social phenomenon; it is an accident of birth.
If he were removed to a Hindu home after his birth he would be a Hindu and he would never remember that he is Christian.
So Christianity, Mohammedanism, Hinduism, Buddhism –these are just part of upbringing, they don't really make you religious.
One has to choose very consciously, not accidentally.
Religion has to become a commitment, consciously made, then only is it real.
Now, becoming a sannyasin is a conscious effort on your part. You are deciding it.
It is not decided by birth.
It is not decided by your parents.
It is not decided by anybody else; it is your own longing.
This makes you a real follower of Christ.
And the second thing to remember: Christ has nothing to do with Jesus personally; Jesus is only one of the Christs.
Moses is a Christ also, Buddha is a Christ also. Lao Tzu is a Christ also.
Christ is a state of being; many have achieved it, many will achieve it.
Christ simply means one who has attained to god-hood, one who has been welcomed by God, crowned by God.
That is the literal meaning of the word: one who has been invited by God to become a guest in his house.
So forget all association of Christ with Jesus. Jesus is one of the Christs.
Learn as much as you can learn from him but don't forget that there are other Christs also; they have their own beautiful messages.
And all those messages have to become part of your inner being.
One who loves Jesus and Krishna and Buddha and Mohammed without any preference, without any prejudice, who loves all of them simultaneously, equally, becomes innitely rich... obviously.
His consciousness becomes a garden which has many flowers and many perfumes.
Be a blissful follower of the state called Christ. Don't be attached to persons.
Remember always that Christ is just like Buddha; these are states.
Jesus, the Christ; it is not his name.
Gautam, the Buddha; ”the Buddha” is not his name.
Mahavira, the Jinna; ”the Jinna” is not his name.
The Jinna means one who has conquered himself.
Buddha means one who has become fully awakened.
Christ means one who has been crowned by God.
They all mean the same in different ways.



Swami Sivananda.

 Look within.

Within you is the hidden God.
Within you is the immortal soul.
Within you is the inexhaustible spiritual treasure.
Within you is the ocean of bliss.
Look within for the happiness which you have sought in vain.



Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, "Whispers from Eternity"

 O Father, when I was blind I found not a door that led to Thee. Thou hast healed my eyes; now I discover doors everywhere: the hearts of flowers, the voices of friendship, memories of lovely experiences. Each gust of my prayer opens a new entrance to the vast temple of Thy presence.




Dr. Jagessar Das

 

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“Spiritual enlightenment comes only when the mind is set free from the various prevailing dogmas and doctrines, and is allowed to inquire within where the seat of all wisdom resides.”




Love Tantra Live Tantra -Swamiji.

 Mystic Tantra Vidya Says...

Sexual energy is the primal and creative energy of the universe. All things that are alive come from sexual energy. In animals and other life forms, sexual energy expresses itself as biological creativity. In humans, sexual energy can be creative at all levels – physical, emotional and spiritual. In any situation, where we feel attraction, arousal, awakening, alertness, passion, interest, inspiration, excitement, creativity, enthusiasm, in each of these situations, sexual energy is at work. Whenever we feel these states of awareness, we must put our attention on the energy that we are experiencing, nourishing it with our attention, experiencing it with joy and keeping it alive in our awareness.










Nisargargatta

 There is no seperate you as a Person, as a meditator to meditate. You are already a Divine Presence and not a Person.....

The you, you think you are as a person does not exist.
"You do not suffer. Only the person you imagine yourself to be suffers. You cannot suffer."



THE GREAT COSMIC JOKE... ~Thich Nhat Hanh๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’

 THE GREAT COSMIC JOKE...

The moment of awakening may be marked by outbursts of laughter, but this is not the laughter of someone who has won the lottery or some kind of victory. It is the laughter of one who, after searching for something for a long time, suddenly finds it in the pocket of his coat.



THE KATHA UPANISHAD

 


Nachiketa asked:
When a person dies, there arises this doubt: “He still exists,” say some; “he does not,” say others. I want to know from you, what is the truth?
Yama, The God of Death, replied:
The all-knowing Self was never born, nor will it die. Beyond cause and effect, this Self is eternal and immutable. When the body dies, the Self does not die.
If the slayer believes that he can slay or the slain believes that he can be slain, neither knows the truth. The eternal Self slays not, nor is ever slain.
Hidden in the heart of every creature exists the Self, subtler than the subtlest, greater than the greatest. They go beyond sorrow who extinguish their self-will and behold the glory of the Self.
Those who know they are neither body nor mind but the immortal Self, the divine principle of existence, find the source of all joy and live in joy abiding.
That through which one enjoys form, taste, smell, sound, touch, and sexual union is the Self. Can there be anything not known to That who is the One in all? Know One, know all.
That through which one enjoys the waking and sleeping states is the Self. To know That as Consciousness is to go beyond sorrow.
Changeless amidst the things that pass away, Pure Consciousness in all who are conscious, The One answers the prayers of many. Eternal peace is theirs who see the Self in their own hearts. To none else does it come!
The supreme Self is beyond name and form, beyond the senses, inexhaustible, without beginning, without end, beyond time, space, and causality, eternal, immutable. Those who realize the Self are forever free from the jaws of death.
The self-existent lord pierced the senses to turn outward. Thus we look to the world outside and see not the Self within us. A sage withdrew his senses from the world of change and, seeking immortality, looked within and beheld the deathless Self.
The wise, realizing through meditation the timeless Self, beyond all perception, hidden in the cave of the heart, leave pain and pleasure far behind.
When the wise realize the Self, formless in the midst of forms, changeless In the midst of change, omnipresent and supreme, they go beyond sorrow.
The Self cannot be known through study of the scriptures, nor through the intellect, nor through hearing learned discourses. The Self can be attained only by those whom the Self chooses. Verily unto them does the Self reveal itself.
None else can know the omnipresent Self, whose glory sweeps away the rituals of the priest and the prowess of the warrior and puts death itself to death.
The immature run after sense pleasures and fall into the widespread net of death. But the wise, knowing the Self as deathless, seek not the changeless in the world of change.
It is but few who hear about the Self. Fewer still dedicate their lives to its realization. Wonderful is the one who speaks about the Self; rare are they who make it the supreme goal of their lives. Blessed are they who, through an illumined teacher, attain to Self-realization.
Get up! Wake up! Seek the guidance of an illumined teacher and realize the Self. Sharp like a razor’s edge, the sages say, is the path, difficult to traverse.
Know thyself to be pure and immortal!
Know thyself to be pure and immortal!



Sri Ramana Maharsh From Be as you are book

 Q: The Gita seems to emphasise karma yoga, for Arjuna is persuaded to fight. Sri Krishna himself set the example by an active life of great exploits.

Sri Ramana Maharshi:
The Gita starts by saying that you are not the body
and that you are not therefore the karta [the doer].
Q: What is the significance?
Sri Ramana Maharshi :
It means that one should act without thinking that oneself is the actor. Actions will go on even in the egoless state.
Each person has come into manifestation for a certain purpose and that purpose will be accomplished whether he considers himself to be the actor or not.



๐ŸOsho, Don't Let Yourself Be Upset by the Sutra, rather Upset the Sutra Yourself. Chapter #17.

 Love is the only hope.

It is only because of love that man finds it possible to reach God.
If there were no love there would be no religion, no prayer.
If there were no love there would be no art, no poetry, no music.
If there were no love there would be no beauty, no friendship.
All that is valuable in life comes through love.
Love is the source of all that is nourishing.
Ultimately love becomes the door of God too.
In its purest form love is prayer.
And to know what prayer is, is to know God.
God cannot be known by any proof.
God can only be known by a praying heart, a loving heart.
It is not a logical conclusion but an existential experience of total love.
When your love spreads all over, when it knows no limitations, when it is not bound to this person or that person, to this object or that a object, when it is unbounded, when it is like a flood . Overowing in all directions –you have known what God is.
God is love overflowing.
To be flooded with love is to be flooded with God.
Hence I say that love is the only hope, otherwise everything is hopeless.





Words from the great saint himself, ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท Guru Nanak ๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒท

 

The Guru is the secret that solves the riddle.
He is the benefactor of all.
Let me never forget Him.
Remember the true Name
and meditate on its glory
in the ambrosial hour.
Through your actions
you receive this body,
and by His grace
the door to salvation opens.
If my single tongue becomes a hundred thousand,
and this hundred thousand becomes twenty times more,
with each tongue would i sing a hundred thousand times
the only Name of the Master of the world.
The real power lies in His hands
-- who creates and keeps on watching.
Nanak says, no one is high
and no one is low before Him.
If you must bow, bow to Him (god).
He is the primal being, pure,
without beginning or end;
He is the unstruck sound.
He is immutable through all time





๐ŸOsho, The Secret Chapter #9. Truth Simply is

 


TRUTH IS. Truth simply is. It is neither old nor new. It is eternal, it has no reference to time at all; it is beyond time.
That is the meaning of the eternal. Eternal does not mean forever, because forever has a reference to time; eternal does not mean permanent, because permanency has a reference to time.
Eternal simply means timeless. It is.
Truth is never past and never future. It knows only one tense, the present.
Truth knows only one time, now - which is not time at all; but it is timelessness.
And truth knows only one space, here - which is not space at all; it is transcendence of space. Truth is always now-here.
Truth has no history. History belongs to the world of lies. Politics has history, religion has no history.
This is the first thing to be understood: that truth cannot be old and cannot be new either.
If truth can be new then one day it will become old. Whatsoever is new today will be old tomorrow.
Truth is never old, hence it can never be new.
Truth is equivalent to existence.
In a way, it can be said that it is as old as the mountains, and as new as this morning's dewdrops - but that is only a way of saying. What is being said is that truth is eternal.
But there are people who are very much interested in the old. They are past-oriented. They believe in something only if it is very old. The older it is, they think, the better it is.
All that is old is gold for them. They go on trying to prove that their scripture is the oldest scripture in the world, their religion the most ancient.
There is another group of people who think the new is always better than the old because it is new.
It is more evolved, more improved, more refined.
These are the two kinds of people; both go on missing the truth. One is past-oriented, the other is future-oriented; and truth exists now, neither in the past nor in the future.
...”
Now this small story.
BAHAUDIN SHAH ONCE GAVE AN ADDRESS ON THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF THE SUFIS.
A CERTAIN MAN WHO THOUGHT THAT HE WAS CLEVER AND COULD BENEFIT FROM CRITICIZING HIM, SAID, "IF ONLY THIS MAN WOULD SAY SOMETHING NEW! THAT'S MY ONLY CRITICISM."
Bahaudin gave an address on the principles and practices of the Sufis....
There is only one principle, and there is only one practice. What is the principle? The principle is that only God exists.
There is no god but God: that is the principle, that is the very seed of Sufism.
Only God is - in millions of forms. Forms are different, personalities are different, but deep down, if you go on searching for the innermost core, you will always find God and nothing else.
So this is the fundamental principle; all other principles are secondary.
This is the cornerstone of the temple of Sufism: God is.
And God cannot be new or old. You cannot use words like "was" in reference to God; you cannot say "God was", you cannot say "God will be".
You can use only one tense, the present tense, for God: God is.
God always is, so how can it be new or old? Yes, expressions can be old, but not the truth expressed.
Bottles can be new but not the wine.
What I am saying is only a new bottle for the eternal wine. That's what Bahaudin was saying.
But you can always criticize, and criticism can have two possibilities;
One is: you can say, "This is something new."
There are people for whom it is enough criticism to say that "This is something new."
New means wrong, because if it were truth then others would have found it before you. How did it wait so long? If it is new it must be wrong.
Why is it not in the Vedas? Why didn't Jesus say anything about it? Why did Buddha keep quiet about it? If they were knowers they must have known it, so if it is not there, then something is wrong.
This is one criticism: the people who always like the old, for whom if something is old it is bound to be right - as if only Jesus is old and Judas is not old; as if only Rama is old and Ravana is not old; as if only Krishna is old and not the people who were against him. They are as old, so just anything being old does not mean that it is right.
And then there is the other party; this man must have belonged to the other party. He says there is only one criticism: "If only this man would say something new. That is my only criticism."
He is saying: "You are just saying old things which everybody knows. There is no need to talk about old things, saying 'God is, truth is, truth is eternal.' This has been said so many times. Why go on repeating it?
Say something new! If you have something new to say, say it! "
It is not a question of saying it, it is not a question of repeating it. Bahaudin is not repeating Mohammed. What he is saying is his own experience.
Now what can he do if his experience and Mohammed's experience coincide?
What I am saying is not a repetition of Buddha or Mahavira. I am saying it on my own experience, on my own authority. It is my experience; in that sense it is new. But what can I do? - it has been the experience of all the Buddhas too; so in a Sense it is as old as the mountains and as new as the dewdrop on the grassleaves in the early sun.
This is the paradox of truth: that everyone has to know it on his own, then it is new - but it is the same truth.
Buddha went to the sea and tasted it, and he said, "It is salty." After twenty-five centuries I went to the sea and tasted it and I said, "It is salty. "
Now the question is: is what I am saying just a repetition of Buddha? If I had not gone to the sea, and just reading scriptures I would have repeated like a parrot that the taste of the sea is salty because Buddha says it so - and I trust him, he must be saying what is right; who bothers to go to the ocean?
When Buddha has said so, it is finished, it is decisive forever - then it would have been a repetition.
But I went to the sea; I tasted the sea and I found that it is salty. Now what should I do?
Just because Buddha has also said it is salty, should I not say it is salty because people will think it is a repetition?
But then I would be lying! Should I say that it is sweet? But then it would be untrue.
I have to be truthful, so I have to say two things: one, that I have tasted it myself, and the second, that now I am a witness that Buddha was right.
I am not saying it on Buddha's authority, I am saying it on my own authority. In fact, I am giving Buddha a witness, an eye-witness, that whatsoever he had said twenty-five centuries ago was true, was right. I know it through my own experience.
...”
Man has existed for centuries; truth has been discovered again and again and again.
Many people have reached to the ultimate light; they have expressed it in their own ways.
Their languages are different but their message is the same.
It is like, a few people go to see the sunset. One is a painter; he paints it. He is thrilled by the beauty of the sunset. He immediately goes to work - he is lost in his painting, he forgets everything, he has to paint the sunset. It has stirred his whole heart.
That is his way of expressing it.
Another man, seeing the same sunset, may simply sit silently and watch it. He is also thrilled, but he goes into a deep meditation.
You can see the grace on the man's face. You can see that it is not only that the sun is setting, something is disappearing in the man too.
Maybe it is the ego that is setting. He has fallen into a deep harmony with the sunset; he is no more separate, he is part of it, part of the whole scene. He has disappeared as a spectator, he has melted into it.
And the third may start playing on his flute; the sunset has become a song in him. And the fourth may start dancing. The message is the same, but the mediums are very different.
Now if later on you come to hear a record of the flute, and you see the film of the dancer, and you see the painting of the painter, and you see a photograph of the meditator, will you be able to recognize that the source of it all was a sunset?
Will you be able to logically reach the conclusion that they have all expressed the same thing? It will be impossible.
Logically it is impossible, because what relationship will you be able to find between the flute and the painting?
What relationship is there between sound and color? How will you deduce that these colors represent the same thing as these sounds?
And how will you be able to see that one man started dancing and another became so silent that he looked like a statue?
How can the same sunset stir such different manifestations? Still it was the same sunset.
It created dance in Krishna, it made Buddha a marble statue, it made Jesus sacrifice his all, it made Mahavira go naked, in utter innocence like a child.
Different manifestations, but the source is the same.
But how can you deduce it logically?
Logically there is no way - unless you have also come upon the sunset.
If you have seen the sunset, then you will be able to understand that the dance and the song on the flute and the painting and the man meditating are all using different languages -
Because they are talented in different languages, because they know different ways of expression - but the experience that has triggered those different manifestations comes from the same source, the same sunset.
Bahaudin speaks in his own way, but the truth remains the same.
Truth is eternal. Truth is.
Truth simply is.
It is never new, it is never old, or, it is as old as mountains and as new as the dewdrops on the grassleaves in the early sun. It is both and it is neither; it is both and beyond.
But you cannot arrive at this conclusion only by thinking, you will have to move into experiencing.
Truth has to become an existential phenomenon to you: you have to live it.
Only by living it will you be able to know it, not vice versa; not by knowing it will you be able to live it, no.
That's what has been traditionally told to you: know about truth so that you can practise and live it.
That is utter nonSense.
Live truth so that you can know it.
Living comes first, experiencing comes first, and then the shadow falls on your intelligence too and your intelligence can make an understanding out of it.
...”
Each Master has his own way, but the truth is the same forever and forever.
A monk asked, "When I wish to become a Buddha, what then?"
Joshu said, "You have set yourself quite a task, haven't you?"
The monk said, "When there is no effort, what then?"
Joshu said, "Then you are a Buddha already."
YOU ARE TRUTH. There is no need to know about it; you have to be silently listening to it in your inner world. You have to become still, calm and quiet, and suddenly the truth arises in you. TRUTH IS ALREADY THE CASE.
Once Joshu was asked about the "holy" person, the "purified" person. He responded, "There is no room in my place for such a rascal! Why should one be purer than one originally is? And moreover there is no one to be pure or impure inside."
Then he was asked, "Who is Joshu?"
He said, "A rustic." And that is what he happened to be - a Chinese peasant.
And then he was asked, "Then who is the Buddha?"
He laughed and pointed to the field and said, "The man leading his oxen, it is He."
You are divine, you are Buddhas. You have forgotten about it, that's all. It has to be remembered.
All that is needed is remembering.
Nothing has to be achieved - you are it already. Truth is
fallen in a kind of sleep. Awake, and you will know it; and you will not know it as an object, you will know it as your very subjectivity.
Soren Kierkegaard says, "Truth is subjectivity. " He is right. Truth is your innermost core.
And that is the only principle of the Sufis: Only truth is, or, Only God is.
And how to practise it? Then too there is only one single practise, zikr - remember.
Come out of your sleep. Remember.