Sunday, October 10, 2021

The ego and the world are unreal - God is real


 "God is real, the universe is unreal, God is the universe."  /  "The world... is like a dream: it appears to be real as long as one is ignorant, but becomes unreal when one is awake."
Ma Yoga Shakti: "The material world is ultimately no more real than the worlds of our dreams; both are the products of consciousness."
New Testament: "Awake you that sleepest, arise from the dead."  /  "Awake to Righteousness."
Bhagavad Gita: "With the sword of Knowledge cut asunder this doubt about the Self. Arise!"

The world is a manifestation of God's energy

New Testament: "Before the world was created, the Word already existed, and the word was with God, and the Word was God."
Vedic Scriptures: "God (Brahman) was in the beginning, with Him was the word (vak) and the word is God."

Where to find God or reveal the Self:

New Testament: "The Kingdom of God is WITHIN you."  /  "Know that you are God's Temple and that God's Spirit lives IN you."
Bhagavad Gita: "The Supreme Reality exists WITHIN."  /  "I am the Self, seated in the Hearts of all creatures."
Robert Browning: "Truth is WITHIN ourselves."
Swami Muktananda: "There is a sublime place INSIDE us where love dwells."
Roy Eugene Davis: "At the deepest level of your being, behind the screen of mind and personality, is the pure, immortal, true SELF you are."
Siddha Mantra: "OM namah Shivaya (I honor the inner SELF)"
Ramana Maharshi: "Self-realization is BLISS."

How to find God or reveal the Self:

Shankara: "By constant meditation is kindled the flame of Knowledge, which completely burns up the fuel of ignorance."  /  "The Knowledge which destroys ignorance, can only be achieved through the inquiry: WHO AM I?"
Bhagavad Gita: "I am easy of access to that ever steadfast seeker who constantly meditates on Me and gives no thought to anything else."
New Testament: "Pray without ceasing."
Swami Rama: "One realizes the absolute, undivided Reality through knowledge of the Self alone."
Bible/Bhakti: "You shall love God with all your heart, with all your Soul, and with all your mind."
Socrates: "Know Thyself!"
Mother Teresa: "By forgetting yourself you find your SELF."
Ramana Maharshi: 
"Enquiry of 'Who am I?' means finding the source of 'I'. When that is found, that which you seek is accomplished.


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