Sunday, May 23, 2021

Wu Hsin

 

“The mirage of an egg cannot be shattered by any mallet. Likewise, the mirage of a separate self cannot be shattered by any individual. The individual is, itself, the mirage.”

                                                             


In Thiruvannamalai yesterday, 10 mins before rain, the clouds and Sun formed as Shiva Linga.


Shankara

 


Saturday, May 22, 2021

PRABHAVANANDA, THE UPANISHADS: TRANSLATIONS FROM THE SANSKRIT

 


“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 the one Self, dwelling in all, is not touched by the evils of the world. (The Upanishads: Breath of the Eternal, pg. 35)”
“As by knowing one tool of iron, dear one,
We come to know all things made out of iron -
That they differ only in name and form,
While the stuff of which all are made is iron -
So through spiritual wisdom, dear one,
We come to know that all of life is one.”
Eknath Easwaran, The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit

You are neither the body nor in the body — there is no such thing as body. You have grievously misunderstood yourself; to understand rightly — investigate.**

Nisargadatta Maharaj

                                                      

PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA

 


"Our real self, the soul, is immortal. We may sleep for a little while in that change called death, but we can never be destroyed. We exist, and that existence is eternal. The wave comes to the shore, and then goes back to the sea; it is not lost. It becomes one with the ocean, or returns again in the form of another wave. This body has come, and it will vanish; but the soul essence within it will never cease to exist. Nothing can terminate that eternal consciousness."

                                                  





Friday, May 21, 2021

Time is an illusion

 


Michelle Alter God/Brahman is the Ocean of Love and All-Consciousness Swami Vivekananda

 


''The more we grow in love and virtue and holiness, the more we see love and virtue and holiness outside. All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm (which is in your power to do) and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you. It is like the hydrostatic paradox, one drop of water can balance the universe. We cannot see outside what we are not inside.''



SHRI DATTA SWAMI

 


The real form of God is unimaginable as said in the Vedas and there is no question of seeing or talking or touching the God. The the Gita also says that nobody can know God (Mam tu the Veda Na kashchana). Such unimaginable God cannot be said to have a form and cannot even be said to be formless. The Creator is beyond the creation, which is a fourdimensional network of space and time made up of with matter and energy.
The creation contains both formless items like space, energy and air and also items with form like water, earth etc. If you say that God has form or that He is formless, then God becomes a part of the creation and not beyond the creation. The the Veda says that no item in the creation including the pure awareness or life energy is God (Neti Neti…)

                                               

Sri Nisargadatta

 


Rudolf Steiner. GA 105. Stuttgart. 1908

 Harmony of the Spheres

We can perceive that solar power that descends on the bodies of plants when they grow from the earth with all their roots and leaves, with their final flower, which is washed by the astral body, and in which the spiritual forces of the Sun act; you can perceive them as the spiritual music of the spheres, but this music, of course, can be heard by the spiritual ears.
Spiritual sounds mysteriously penetrate the flower of the plant.
This is the secret of plant life.
... In the seed, the spirit remains hidden, mysterious, but when the seed develops into a plant, then this conditioned and well-fed sound creates the shape of the plant. Looking at our plant kingdom, clairvoyant consciousness sees in the flowers a carpet of the earth's surface, a reflection of solar sounds; therefore, he correctly told Goethe: “The sun sounds in an ancient way.” - So we see how the Universe and the Earth, an immovable star and a planet are spiritually connected.


Saint Jnaneshwar ~ Shiva-Shakti



It cannot be spoken of or spoken to;
by no means may It be comprehended by the intellect.

It is that one pure Consciousness who becomes everything,
From the gods above to the earth below.

Objects may be regarded as high or low,
But the ocean of Consciousness, ever-pure,
Is all that ever is.

Though the shadows on the wall are ever changing,
The wall itself remains steady and unmoved.
Likewise, the forms of the universe take shape from Consciousness,
The eternal, primordial One.


                                                        


🕉 Discourse and Dialogue of Anandamayi Ma ❤

 


 Question: People are asked to worship God, to sing His praise in hymns, to perform puja, to repeat constantly His name, and they do all this without knowing what God is. Will you please explain?

Answer: God is all-knowledge, and one cannot know His true nature till one attains Self-Realisation. Then one will find Him to be none other than oneself, the only Atman, the only Self there is, and that He is with form as the world and without form as Chit, Pure Consciousness. In the meantime, prayers, worship and meditation have to be performed.


                                                              



                                                 



          


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Aphorisms of Saints

 

“Once the core of Spirituality is realised, one can easily face any calamity in life.”
-Her Holiness Anjali Gadgil
As one realises all the perspectives and cause and effect behind events, one is able to accept the situations in life. Understanding about destiny, the law of karma, and spiritual distress are some of the aspects which undermine the core of spirituality which help one face any situation in life calmly.


Robert Adams, T163: Silence Is The Ultimate Reality

 Where there is noise, there's death. Where there is silence, there's life. True silence doesn't mean just to keep quiet. True silence really means when you go deep, deep within yourself to that place where nothing is happening, where you transcend time and space, and you go into a brand new dimension of nothingness. That's where all the power is. That's your real home. That's where you really belong, in deep silence, where there's no good and bad, no right and wrong, nobody trying to become enlightened or self-realized, no one trying to achieve anything.

Just being. Pure being. Not being this, or that, or something else, just being. Not even being your self, for there is really no self to become. I won't even say that you are the self already, because in reality there is no self at all. Those are more words to try to explain what God is, what pure awareness is, what absolute reality is. We call this the self. But what are these words to you? What do they mean to you? They're even in your way. You have to get to the point where you stop using so many words.


Maharishi Santsevi Ji Maharaj

  



The Vedas are the source of all

fundamental principles of Indian dharma, religion, philosophy,

music, medicine and science. The knowledge expounded in the

Vedas is limitless.

Since ancient times Saints, Mahatmas (greats souls), Rishis

(seers), Munis (ascetics), and scholars of India have considered

the Vedas to be eternal and of divine origin (apaurusheya,

without a human source). It is believed that the origin of the

Vedas came about in the form of knowledge revealed by God.

Therefore, just as God, the Vedas are also without beginning,

infinite and eternal. The Upanishads describe the Vedas as the

out-breath of God.

                                      


Katty Ananda Bhagavan

 



Don't be deluted by the outer diversity, learn to ignore all that upsets you, all that disturbs your inner peace, give it no attention. Don't be overwhelmed by the outside, for beneath the surface, beyond all that the earthly eyes see, there is the same essence in all that exists
"One True Self ~ That Is God"
So stay close to yourself, let the outer world be what it is, don't react, just let it go .. Don't try to change the world ..
"Abide In The Absolute Self"
There is but one goal ~ Abide in God ~
Offer this cup of life to God, for it is His
Be love, kind & gentle towards All that is
~ Abide Eternally In The Heart of God ~



Hua-Ching Ni

 Some people have a spiritual body so large that when you enter their house you have already entered their spiritual body. Do you know that as you walk beneath the stars on a summer night, you are within a great spiritual body? All that exists in this universe is only a single body.



शिव - शक्ति SHIVA SHAKTI


Artist: Bijay Biswaal. ballpointpen on paper. (via Instagram: Bijay Biswaal)

                                                      

Jiddu Krishnamurti, As one is

 The mind can be free only when it is completely still. Though it has problems, innumerable urges, conflicts, ambitions, if — through self-knowledge, through watching itself without acceptance or condemnation — the mind is choicelessly aware of its own process, then out of that awareness there comes an astonishing silence, a quietness of the mind in which there is no movement of any kind.

  It is only then that the mind is free because it is no longer desiring anything; it is no longer seeking; it is no longer pursuing a goal, an ideal—which are all the projections of a conditioned mind.

                                                           


Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy



It is only when we have renounced our preoccupation with "I," "me," "mine," that we can truly possess the world in which we live. Everything, provided that we regard nothing as property. And not only is everything ours; it is also everybody else's

                                                         

Michelle Alter

 You give little when you give your possessions. Only when you give yourself is truly giving.

Khalil Gibran



Mysticallion the Author


There is only Presence and Its projections.
These are not-two.
There is only Consciousness and Its content.
These are not-two.
There is only Awareness and Its display.
These are not-two.
This is the fundamental structure of Reality.
It can be immediately apprehended and directly experienced. Because you, too, are Reality.
This process of examination, elimination and evolution is called Mysticism. It comes in many different forms, but it is universal to humanity. Because it is the most precious, precise, powerful and important undertaking a human being can pursue.

                                                

Rumi



Brother stand the pain;

Escape the poison of your impulses.

The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do.

Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun.

Turn away from the cave of your sleeping.

That way a thorn expands to a rose.

A particular glows with the universal~~~Rumi

Here it is that we approach that attitude of the self, that point of view, which is loosely and generally called mystical.

Here, instead of those broad blind alleys which philosophy showed us, a certain type of mind has always discerned three straight and narrow ways going out towards the Absolute.

In religion, in pain, and in beauty—and not only in these, but in many other apparently useless peculiarities of the empirical world and of the perceiving consciousness—these persons insist that they recognize at least the fringe of the real.

—Evelyn Underhill

Mysticism

                                                      

OSHO

 


Katty Ananda Bhagavan

 

The True Self Realised is (experienced)
~ God ~ Brahman ~ Bhagavan ~
"Sat Chit Ananda"
The personal self, which is in all aspects of life illusionary separated from God, is bound to suffer (Maya - Samsara)
Until The True Self ~ God ~ Is Realised
There is no other way than to surrender in every aspect of life, to "God who Is All"
"Non God Realised" doesn't exist
There is nothing that is not "God-realised"
But for the human mind this is hard to cope, difficult to understand, the meaning of suffer, to be the result of separation from God, which is in fact impossible, for "All there Is, Is God"
This seclusion of God, by the illusionary self-body-mind-thoughts-, is the only possible experience of suffer, for All that Includes God can only be Eternal Bliss🌺
~ God ~ Brahman ~ Bhagavan ~