Spiritual Quotes

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What is Truth?

We do not have to seek truth. Truth is not something far away. It is the truth of the mind, truth of its activities from moment to moment. If we are aware of this moment-to-moment truth, of this whole process of time, this awareness releases consciousness or that energy to

16 Dec 07 1 min read
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What is Truth?

We do not have to seek truth. Truth is not something far away. It is the truth of the mind, truth of its activities from moment to moment. If we are aware of this moment-to-moment truth, of this whole process of time, this awareness releases consciousness or that energy to

16 Dec 07 1 min read
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Live in your heart!

Dissolving the mind, Or the highest meditation, The world and all its works, Life or death, What are they to me? I sit in my own radiance. Why talk of wisdom, The three ends of life, Or oneness? Why talk of these! Now I live in my heart. -Ashtavakra Gita

15 Dec 07 1 min read
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Live in your heart!

Dissolving the mind, Or the highest meditation, The world and all its works, Life or death, What are they to me? I sit in my own radiance. Why talk of wisdom, The three ends of life, Or oneness? Why talk of these! Now I live in my heart. -Ashtavakra Gita

15 Dec 07 1 min read
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The Light

The light of Brahman flashes in lightning; The light of Brahman flashes in our eyes. It is the power of Brahman that makes The mind to think, desire, and will. Therefore Use this power to meditate on Brahman. He is the inmost Self of everyone; He alone is worthy of

14 Dec 07 1 min read
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The Light

The light of Brahman flashes in lightning; The light of Brahman flashes in our eyes. It is the power of Brahman that makes The mind to think, desire, and will. Therefore Use this power to meditate on Brahman. He is the inmost Self of everyone; He alone is worthy of

14 Dec 07 1 min read
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Let the Divine shine through….

If you want to be a true doer of divine works, your first aim must be to be totally free from all desire and self-regarding ego. All your life must be an offering and a sacrifice to the Supreme; your only object in action shall be to serve, to receive,

14 Nov 07 1 min read
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Let the Divine shine through….

If you want to be a true doer of divine works, your first aim must be to be totally free from all desire and self-regarding ego. All your life must be an offering and a sacrifice to the Supreme; your only object in action shall be to serve, to receive,

14 Nov 07 1 min read
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Free from Birth

If a man considers that he is born, he cannot avoid the fear of death. Let him find out if he has been born or if the Self has any birth. He will discover that the Self always exists, that the body that is born resolves itself into thought and

28 Oct 07 1 min read
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Free from Birth

If a man considers that he is born, he cannot avoid the fear of death. Let him find out if he has been born or if the Self has any birth. He will discover that the Self always exists, that the body that is born resolves itself into thought and

28 Oct 07 1 min read
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Where is the Self hidden?

The Self is hidden in the hearts of all, As butter lies hidden in cream. Realize The Self in the depths of meditation – The Lord of Love, supreme Reality, Who is the goal of all knowledge. -Shvetashvatara Upanishad

22 Oct 07 1 min read
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You are God

My Guru told me; “Trust me. I tell you; you are divine. Take it as the absolute truth. Your joy is divine, your suffering is divine too. All comes from God. Remember it always. You are God, your will alone is done.” I did believe him and soon realized how

20 Oct 07 1 min read
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Meditation like Water

Develop a meditation that is like water. Doing this, you will find that the thoughts and impressions that possess you will flow away. Just as people wash away their body liquids, their sweat and spittle, pus and blood, and yet the water is not troubled or disgusted–so this water

20 Oct 07 1 min read
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Noble Soul

A superior being does not render evil for evil. Never harm the wicked or the good or even criminals meeting death. A noble soul is always compassionate, even toward those who enjoy injuring others or who are actually committing cruel deeds–for who is without fault? -Ramayana

18 Oct 07 1 min read
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Use of Wealth

Amid accumulated millions a man remains poor If he neither gives nor enjoys his wealth. Vast wealth can be a wretched curse to one who neither Gladdens himself in its worth nor gives to the worthy. -Tirukkural 101:1005-1006

15 Oct 07 1 min read
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Good and bad..

For pleasures come and go. How often I have watched their inconstancy! But I have forsaken good and bad, And now I am happy. -Ashtavakra Gita 13:7

12 Oct 07 1 min read
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What is Self?

Interesting!  read the verse translation – it seems as if it was lifted off from Gita!  Gita is a treatise on Vedas and Upanishads.  Krishna does not just come up with stuff on his own.  He clarifies it for the people.  And thatis Gita’s strength! The all-knowing Self was never

07 Oct 07 1 min read
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Give up Desire

My Child, Rare is he, and blessed, Who observes the ways of men And gives up desire For pleasure and knowledge, For life itself. -Ashtavakra Gita 9:2

03 Oct 07 1 min read
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Seeing the world

You see the world And you try to dissolve it. But the master has no need to. He is without desire. For though he sees, He sees nothing. -Ashtavakra Gita 18:15

01 Oct 07 1 min read
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Pure Awareness

Know you are one, Pure awareness. With the fire of this conviction Burn down the forest of ignorance. Free yourself from sorrow, And be happy. -Ashtavakra Gita 1:9

10 Sep 07 1 min read
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In the beginning there was love..

In the beginning Love arose, which was the primal germ cell of the mind. The Seers, searching in their hearts with wisdom, discovered the connection of Being in Nonbeing. A crosswise line cut Being from Nonbeing. What was described above it, what below? Bearers of seed there were and mighty

09 Sep 07 1 min read
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The Self

The Self thought, "How can this be without me? If speaking is done by speech, breathing by Breath, seeing by eyes, hearing by ears, smelling By nose, and meditation by the mind, Then who am I?" Entering the body Through the gateway at the crown of the head, He passed

06 Sep 07 1 min read
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You are that…

Said Uddalaka to Shvetaketu: "In the beginning was only Being, One without a second. Out of himself he brought forth the cosmos And entered into everything in it. There is nothing that does not come from him. Of everything he is the inmost Self. He is the truth; he is

02 Sep 07 1 min read
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Seeking

In my heart I am one. What is creation, Or dissolution? What is seeking, And the end of seeking? Who is the seeker? What has he found? -Ashtavakra Gita 20:7Powered by Qumana [http://www.qumana.com/]

01 Aug 07 1 min read
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Ways of Fools and Masters

The master’s way is unfettered And free of guile. He shines. But for the fool There is no peace. His thoughts are full of desire. -Ashtavakra Gita 18:52Powered by Qumana [http://www.qumana.com/]

29 Jul 07 1 min read
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Desires

Another shortcoming of desire is that it leads to so much that is undesirable. -Lama Zopa Rinpoche, “The Door to Satisfaction”

12 Jul 07 1 min read
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I am a burning candle

I am a burning candle; You are the morning light, If I do not see You, I burn; if I see You, I vanish. This is my condition in separation and closeness. I can bear neither separation nor proximity. -Sufi poemPowered by Qumana [http://www.qumana.com/]

01 Jul 07 1 min read
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Lasting Happiness

Consider. Wherever there is desire, There is the world. With resolute dispassion Free yourself from desire, And find happiness. Desire binds you, Nothing else. Destroy it, and you are free. Turn from the world. Fulfill yourself, And find lasting happiness. -Ashtavakra Gita 10:3-4

17 Jun 07 1 min read
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Deathlessness

To know the unity of all life leads To deathlessness; to know not leads to death. Both are hidden in the infinity Of Brahman, who is beyond both. -Shvetashvatara UpanishadPowered by Qumana [http://www.qumana.com/]

10 Jun 07 1 min read
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Winning The Battle

Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men, is he who would conquer just one– himself. -Dhammapada, 8, translated by Thanissaro BhikkhuPowered by Qumana [http://www.qumana.com/]

09 Jun 07 1 min read
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Liberation

If you desire liberation, But you still say "mine," If you feel you are the body, You are not a wise man or a seeker. You are simply a man who suffers. -Ashtavakra Gita 16:10Powered by Qumana [http://www.qumana.com/]

08 Jun 07 1 min read
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Forget Everything

My Child, You may read or discuss scripture As much as you like. But until you forget everything, You will never live in your heart. -Ashtavakra Gita 16:1Powered by Qumana [http://www.qumana.com/]

31 May 07 1 min read
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Be Free

It is the same message over and over again.. Be a Witness. You are not your body. Your body is not you. You are not the doer. You are not the enjoyer. You are pure awareness, The witness of all things. You are without expectation, Free. Wherever you go, Be

20 May 07 1 min read
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Finding the end of the way…

This message is pretty clear and on the basis of the teachings of the ancient Rishis.. that YOUR effort is all that counts.. even when it comes to the spiritual progress!  But sadly, the basic honesty of those people was lost in the mumbo-jumbo of the so-called "Saints" that came

20 May 07 1 min read
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Root and Branches of the World

I think this should have been without "Awareness".  Because we do discriminate as a matter of normal life… but this verse does a good job of laying out the entire path of how the misery of the world is born and created. When you live without discrimination, Desire arises. When

13 May 07 1 min read
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What is God?

Three men went into the jungle on different occasions and saw a chameleon. "A chameleon is red," said the first man. "No a chameleon is green," said the second man. "Nonsense, a chameleon is brown," said the third man. Those who disagree about the nature of God are like these

13 May 07 1 min read
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What is Awareness

This quote is really interesting…. in that the "awareness" of a thing – as in distinct from you – is not the real awareness that the enlightened talk about.  Awareness without conflict is what takes you beyond. The awareness of the fool is always limited By thinking, or by trying not to

10 May 07 1 min read
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Seed and Flowers; Involution and Evolution.

Another beautiful quote from Yoga Vasistha!  It is beautiful and well said. > Since the seed does not contain anything other than the seed, even the flowers and the fruits are of the same nature as the seed: the substance of the seed is the substance of subsequent effects, too. Even

07 May 07 1 min read

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