Monday, November 30, 2020
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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