Wednesday, September 02, 2009
It is only as long as the mind continues to be agitated that it experiences diversity of its own projection or expansion, even as rain falls only as long as there are clouds; and it is only as long as the infinite consciousness limits itself into the finite mind that such agitation and expansion take place. If consciousness ceases to be the finite mind, then know that the very roots of cyclic world-illusion (of birth and death) are burnt and there is perfection.
-- Yoga Vasishta
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Do you not see how ridiculous all this is ? Your coming here day after day only shows that you are not prepared to accept my word that there is no such thing as an 'individual'; that the 'individual' is nothing but an appearance; that an appearance cannot have any 'bondage' and, therefore, there is no question of any 'liberation' for an appearance.
Do you even now realize that if the very basis of your seeking is wrong, what can you achieve ? Indeed, is there anything to be achieved ? By whom ? By an appearance ?
This is not all. Whatever I say is being tape-recorded by some people; some others take down their own notes. For what purpose ? To make the conditioning even more powerful ? Do you not realize that there never has been any question of 'who' ? Whatever has happened (if at all anything has happened) has been spontaneous. There never has been any room for an individual in the totality of manifestation; all the functioning is at the level of the conceptual physical space (Mahadakash), which is contained in a conceptual speck of consciousness the mental space of time, perception and cognition (Chidakash).
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Once Sri Ramana said the whole truth is contained in the words”Be Still”.
So if one is self-aware and still, one has grasped the method.
A quiet, peaceful, and content mind that is awake and turned within to its source has grasped the method and the process of Self-Inquiry. This process itself turns into the goal when the mind merges into the Heart for Self-Revelation.
Therefore, the aspirant should with confidence maintain the inner gaze focusing the “I” on “I”. Remaining in stillness with awareness aware of itself is the practice. Remaining with the sense of “I AM” is the practice.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
You think that your life is endless and you can put off meditation till a later date. ...
If you have to engage in activity to support yourself or your family, then do it, but always be aware of the Self, while you work.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
just the opposite.
But why talk of happiness at all? You do not think of happiness except when you are unhappy. A man who says "Now I am happy" is between two sorrows, past and future. This happiness is mere excitement caused by relief from pain. Real happiness is utterly
un-self-conscious. It is best expressed negatively as: "there is nothing wrong with me, I have nothing to worry about".
Once you have grasped the truth that the world is full of suffering, that to be born is a calamity, you will find the urge and the energy to go beyond. Pleasure puts you to sleep and pain wakes you up. If you do not want to suffer, don't go to sleep. You cannot know yourself through bliss alone, for bliss is your very nature. You must face the opposite, what you are not, to find enlightenment.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
You must concentrate totally upon the awareness of ‘you’, without thought of any kind, or (alternatively) try to catch the ‘I-thought’ as it rises from within and then hold on to that firmly to the exclusion of all else.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Don't allocate periods of time for this.
Don't regard it as something you do when you sit with your eyes closed. This meditation has to be continuous.
Do it while eating, walking, and even talking. It has to be continued all the time.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Only one thing has existed, exists and will exist in the ocean of being. You have no bondage or liberation. Live happily and fulfilled.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
"Know and always hold onto the Self.
Disregard the body and the mind.
To identify with them is misery.
Dive deep into the Heart,
the source of being and peace,
and establish yourself there."