Monday, January 31, 2022

Swami Rama Tirtha

“Sit still, chant Om’ and then think Who is within you. All the Vedanta, nay all the philosophy of the Hindus is simply an exposition of this syllable Om.’ Om’ has a charm about it, an efficiency, a virtue in it which directly brings all feelings and all thoughts into a state of harmony, brings peace and rest to the soul and puts the mind in a state where it is one with God. Science may not be able to explain this, but this is a fact which can be verified by experiment. Woe unto science if it goes against the truth connected with the efficiency of the sacred syllable Om.’ The real Self which is knowledge absolute and power absolute is the only stern Reality, before which the apparent reality of the world melts away! Om’ is the name of this Reality.


Ramana Maharshi

 “That inner Self, as the primeval Spirit, Eternal, ever effulgent, full and infinite Bliss, Single, indivisible, whole and living, Shines in everyone as the witnessing awareness. That self in its splendour, shining in the cavity of the heart This self is neither born nor dies, Neither grows nor decays, Nor does it suffer any change. When a pot is broken, the space within it is not, And similarly, when the body dies the Self in it remains eternal.”


Robert Wilkenson


“To realize Self is to realize the eternal freedom of the spirit. The first realization of the Self as something intensely silent and purely static is not the whole truth of it. There can also be a realization of the Self in its power. Establishing the mind in the Self means the conviction that the self alone is all, and that there is nothing other than it. As ones process deepens, the pervasive sense of coolness and calmness shows that the consciousness is reorienting itself at a deeper level of the being.

 Joy and happiness not dependent upon outward things begins to manifest. One becomes aware that he is acted through and totally dependent upon the Divine. This realization and accompanying release into peace and happiness is spoken of as liberation and carries with it the value of being released from jail. One begins to feel that the ordinary consciousness is something quite external and on the surface. It does not seem to be ones real self."

John Tarrant, The Light Inside the Dark: Zen, Soul, and the Spiritual Life

 “…we see that everything has arranged itself around the water playing in the sunlight: here is the source of the timelessness that is everywhere apparent. The more deeply we enter, the more… awe and wonder claim us.”




 “The ocean doesn’t complain about the dance of ten million waves; so don’t be concerned with the rise and fall of thoughts.”



The piling on of more concepts, this acquisition of additional knowledge, is not the solution. Adding to the known can never take one beyond the known.

At every moment of your life you know what you need to know. Take it to be sufficient. True knowledge comes via direct apperception and this cannot be forced. It arrives in its own time Now, be still


Time is running out for the ego


Ram Dass

 As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.


David R Hawkins, "The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing Is Hidden"


As the state of enlightenment presents itself, there is a glad moment as though experiencing a reentry into the profoundly familiar. There is a fleeting, transitory thought that one had forgotten who they were. This forgetting was a consequence of the operation of perception itself.


Have you ever read these Western philosophers?

 1. *Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)*

Hindus and Hindutva will one day rule the world, because this is a combination of knowledge and wisdom.

2. *Herbert Wells (1846 - 1946):*

Until the effectiveness of Hindutva is restored, how many generations will suffer atrocities and life will be cut off, then one day the entire world will be attracted to it, on that day there will be Dilshad and on that day the world will be inhabited.

3. *Albert Einstein (1879-1955):*

I understand that through his intelligence and awareness he did that which the Jews could not do. In Hinduism it is the power that can lead to peace.

4. *Huston Smith (1919):*

The faith which is upon us and this is better than us in the world, then it is Hindutva. If we open our hearts and minds for it, then it will be good for us.

5. *Michael Nostradamus (1503 - 1566):*

Hindutva will become the ruler religion in Europe, but the famous city of Europe will become the Hindu capital.

6. *Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970):*

I read Hinduism and realized that it is for the religion of all the world and all mankind. Hindutva will spread throughout Europe and in Europe, big thinkers of Hinduism will emerge. One day it will come that Hindus will be the real stimulus of the world. .

7. *Gosta Lobon (1841 - 1931):*

Hindus speak of peace and reconciliation. I invite Christians to appreciate the faith of reform.

8. *Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950):*

The entire world will accept Hindu religion one day and if it can not even accept the real name it will accept it by name only. West will accept Hindutva one day and Hindu will be the religion of those who have studied in the world .


Sunday, January 30, 2022

Nisargadatta Maharaj from I Am That

 By its very nature, the mind is outward turned; it always tends to seek for the source of things among the things themselves; to be told to look for the source within, is, in a way, the beginning of a new life. Awareness takes the place of consciousness; in consciousness there is the “I”, who is conscious, while awareness is undivided; awareness is aware of itself. The “I am” is a thought, while awareness is not a thought; there is no “I am aware” in awareness. Consciousness is an attribute while awareness is not; one can be aware of being conscious, but not conscious of awareness. God is the totality of consciousness, but awareness is beyond all - being as well as not-being. (263)



 Paradise is not a place. It is a state of consciousness.

 Sri Chinmoy
Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.
You know that you are. Don’t burden yourself with names, just be. Any name or shape you give yourself obscures your real nature.
Sri Nisargadatta


Chandogya Upanishad, VII.24.1

 Where one sees nothing else, hears nothing else, understands nothing else, that is the infinite. But where one sees something else, hears something else, understands something else, that is the small (ie. the finite). Verily, the infinite is the same as the immortal, the finite is the same as the mortal


The Third Eye in Meditation

  “Close your eyes as in sleep, and look sweetly, lovingly, intently into the middle of the darkness lying in front of you. You will see a dark veil. That which sees the dark veil within, without the help of your physical eyes, IS the inner eye.” (Kirpal Singh)

“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.” ― Meister Eckhart


Anon I mus (Spiritually Anonymous)

  “Love is the greatest, unifying force of existence. Only love has the power to transform our inner, barren desert of personal suffering into an oasis of eternal bliss.”   


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Hermann Hesse

 We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral and we have already climbed many steps.


Geshe Sonam Rinchen

 "If you want to change and aspire to see others change, if you hope for peace in the world, you must begin by making yourself more peaceful....It is futile to dream of peace while the disturbing emotions rage within us." 


J. T. P. De Bruijn, Persian Sufi Poetry

  “Love is probably the most universal symbol for the relationship between the mystic and the Divine goal of his quest. Mystics in all cultures have adopted it as an essential part of the verbal means they use to express their desires and their experiences. In the language of love the most elevated thoughts about the relationship between man and his Creator can be put into words, in the most complete manner in which human speech is able to express that mystery for which there are no words.”

—: An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Poems


'The Heart Of Mysticism', Joel Goldsmith

  'In order to enter into the mystical life, one must master the ability to remain in the silence without thought; and, this is the most difficult part of all spiritual living.  In no way is this a cessation or repression of thought, nor an effort toward such.  Instead, it is attaining such deep communion with God that thought stops of its own accord'





When the Godhead [the Father] is thought of as creating, preserving, and destroyinq, It is known as the Personal God, Saguna Brahman, or the Primal Energy, Adyasakti [the Mother]. Again, when It is thought of as beyond the three gunas [the three qualities of the phenomenal world – sattwa, rajas, and thamas, or balance, energy, and sloth], then It is called the Attributeless Reality, Nirguna Brahman, beyond speech and thought; this is the Supreme Brahman, Parabrahman. (31)
Sri Ramakrishna revealed the secret meaning behind the statues of Shakti and Shiva that show Shiva lying recumbent while Shakti dances on His body.
Kali stands on the bosom of Siva; Siva lies under Her feet like a corpse; Kali looks at Siva. All this denotes the union of Purusha and Prakriti. Purusha is inactive; therefore Siva lies on the ground like a corpse. Prakriti performs all Her activities in conjunction with Purusha. Thus She creates, preserves, and destroys. (32)
Thus the Father is “immoveable and actionless” (33), a profound stillness in which we discover Sat-Chit-Ananda, or Being, Awareness, and Bliss Absolute. The Mother is the movement in this stillness, the voice in the silence, the primordial, active energy in the eternal tranquillity of the Father. It is this relationship between the dynamic and the static that Jesus hinted at when he called the totality of God “a movement and a rest.”


 Those that do not know

They are timeless light
In an aging body,
Age and suffer with it.
But those that know
Retain a certain energy
That looks misplaced in the body
Cracks appear in the mind
When realization occurs
Which allows the light to escape
From the deeper mind.
The Light does not age
It is beyond time and space.
It is the substrata of the universe.
The Great Mother creates
The Maya of the world.
It is she who removes it.
Blessed indeed are those
Whom She choses.



Saturday, January 29, 2022

All is One (Brahman)


On the Metaphysics & Philosophy of Hinduism Beliefs & Hindu Gods
All is One (Brahman)
Aum is the sacred symbol of Hinduism. Its contains a deep symbolic message; which is considered as divine primordial vibration of the Universe which represents all existence, encompassing all of nature into the One Ultimate Reality.The first collection of Indian philosophy that was written down was the Vedas. The word 'Veda' comes from the Sanskrit vid, meaning knowledge - the Vedas are 'sacred knowledge'. Their exact date is controversial, it is possible that the knowledge dates back 10,000 years BC, and were first written around 3,000 BC.
The metaphysical foundation of Hinduism, which is expressed in both the Vedas and the Upanishads is that Reality (Brahman) is One or Absolute, changeless, perfect and eternal. The ordinary human world of many separate and discrete (finite) things (which our mind represents by our senses) is an illusion. Through meditation and purity of mind, one can experience their true Self which is Brahman, God, the One infinite eternal thing which causes and connects the many things. True enlightenment is Self-realisation, to experience the supreme reality as Self.
The following mantra and quotes express the aspirations of Hinduism religion;
Though One, Brahman is the cause of the many. Brahman is the unborn (aja) in whom all existing things abide. The One manifests as the many, the formless putting on forms. (Rig Veda)OM Asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrityor mamritam gamaya
" OM Lead me from falsehood to truth, from darkness to light, from death to immortality."
Though One, Brahman is the cause of the many.
Brahman is the unborn (aja) in whom all existing things abide. The One manifests as the many, the formless putting on forms. (Rig Veda)
Behold but One in all things; it is the second that leads you astray. (Kabir)
The word Brahman means growth and is suggestive of life, motion, progress. (Radhakrishnan)
Hindu cosmology is non-dualistic. Everything that is is Brahman. Brahman is the eternal Now, and in eternity there is no before or after, for everything is everywhere, always. To use the words of Pascal 'it is a circle the center of which is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.' (Sudhakar S.D, 1988)
In Hinduism, Shiva the Cosmic Dancer, is perhaps the most perfect personification of the dynamic universe. Through his dance, Shiva sustains the manifold phenomena in the world, unifying all things by immersing them in his rhythm and making them participate in the dance - a magnificent image of the dynamic unity of the Universe. (Capra, The Tao of Physics)In Indian philosophy, the main terms used by Hindus and Buddhists have dynamic connotations. The word Brahman is derived from the Sanskrit root brih - to grow- and thus suggests a reality which is dynamic and alive. The Upanishads refer to Brahman as 'this unformed, immortal, moving', thus associating it with motion even though it transcends all forms.' The Rig Veda uses another term to express the dynamic character of the universe, the term Rita. This word comes from the root ri- to move. In its phenomenal aspect, the cosmic One is thus intrinsically dynamic, and the apprehension of its dynamic nature is basic to all schools of Eastern mysticism.
They all emphasize that the universe has to be grasped dynamically, as it moves, vibrates and dances. ..The Eastern mystics see the universe as an inseparable web, whose interconnections are dynamic and not static. The cosmic web is alive; it moves and grows and changes continually. (Fritjof Capra, 1972.)
In Hinduism, Shiva the Cosmic Dancer, is perhaps the most perfect personification of the dynamic universe. Through his dance, Shiva sustains the manifold phenomena in the world, unifying all things by immersing them in his rhythm and making them participate in the dance - a magnificent image of the dynamic unity of the Universe. (Capra, The Tao of Physics)


🕉 Ishavasya Upanishad


Know that all this,
whatever moves in this moving world,
is enveloped by God.
find your enjoyment in renunciation;
do not covet what belongs to others.