|Posted on May 30, 2015 at 1:55 AM||comments (0)|
You may know all the right words, quote the scriptures, be brilliant in your discussions and yet remain a bag of bones.
Or you may be inconspicuous and humble, an insignificant person altogether, yet glowing with loving kindness and deep wisdom.
|Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
Q: We talk of divine virtue.
M: True virtue is divine nature (swarupa).
What you are really is your virtue.
But the opposite of sin which you call virtue is only obedience born out of fear.
Q: Then why all effort at being good?
M: It keeps you on the move. You go on and on till you find God. Then God takes you into Himself -- and makes you as He is.
|Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
Sin and virtue refer to a person only. Without a sinful or virtuous person what is sin or virtue? At the level of the absolute there are no persons; the ocean of pure awareness is neither virtuous nor sinful. Sin and virtue are invariably relative.
|Posted on May 25, 2015 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
Primarily, ahimsa means what is says: 'don't hurt'.
It is not doing good that comes first,
but ceasing to hurt, not adding to suffering.
Pleasing others is not ahimsa.
|Posted on May 24, 2015 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
Remembering your Self is virtue, forgetting your Self is sin.
It all boils down to the mental or psychological link between the spirit and matter.
We may call the link psyche (antahkarana).
When the psyche is raw, undeveloped, quite primitive, it is subject to gross illusions.
As it grows in breadth and sensitivity, it becomes a perfect link between pure matter and pure spirit and gives meaning tomatter and expression to spirit.
There is the material world (mahadakash) and the spiritual (paramakash).
Between lies the universal mind (chidakash) which is also the universal heart (premakash). It is wise love that makes the two one.
|Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
Realize that you are dreaming a dream you call the world, and stop looking for ways out.
The problem is not the dream.
Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another.
Love all, or none of it, and stop complaining.
When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that needs be done.
|Posted on May 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Nothing stops you but preoccupation with the outer which prevents you from focusing the inner.
It cannot be helped, you cannot skip your sadhana.
You have to turn away from the world and go within, until the inner and outer merge and you can go beyond the conditioned, whether the inner or the outer.
|Posted on May 20, 2015 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
The darkness that you see when you close your eyes, that is the shadow of the Guru's grace; don't forget it, always keep in mind.
Take rest in the shadow of the Guru's grace.
Whenever you remember the words of the Guru, you are in the shade of the Guru's grace.
Ultimately, everything merges into Self.
|Posted on May 19, 2015 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
When effort is needed, effort will appear.
When effortlessness becomes essential, it will assert itself.
You need not push life about.
Just flow with it and give yourself completely to the task of the present moment, which is the dying now to the now.
For living is dying. Without death life cannot be.”
- Nisargadatta Maharaj
|Posted on May 18, 2015 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
The state of identity is inherent in reality and never fades.
But identity is neither the transient personality (vyakti), nor the karma-bound individuality (vyakta).
It is what remains when all self-identification is given up as false - pure consciousness, the sense of being all there is, or could be.
Consciousness is pure in the beginning and pure in the end; in between it gets contaminated by imagination which is at the root of creation.
At all times consciousness remains the same.
To know it as it is, is realization and timeless peace.