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555. Swami Krishnananda

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09/06/2019

Yoga does not mean only practice. It is something different also. It is the energy of the whole cosmos wanting to befriend you, come to you, take care of you, possess you, unite itself with you, inundate you and 'be' you. That is the Great Yoga.

By some mystery of the workings of Nature, as it were, divine hands begin to operate and grace descends and we are brought in contact with a proper Guru or a teacher. That itself is a great blessing; contact with a proper Guru is really coming in contact with God Himself.

That the Self is of the nature of absolute Bliss is proved from the fact of its being the eternal Consciousness which is self-luminous in nature. There can be no imperfection in Consciousness. It is clear that it is free from all wants, because it is absolute and includes everything in itself.

Meditation is rightly done when its object is the totality of which the visible and the conceivable are just aspects. In such meditation individuality is swallowed u…

544. Swami Sivananda

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09/06/2019

Moksha is not attainment of liberation from an actual state of bondage but is the realisation of the liberation which already exists. It is freedom from the false notion of bondage. The cause of delusion is the desire in man. The desire generate the thought-waves and the thought–waves veil the real nature of the soul which is blissful, immortal and eternal. When the desires are annihilated, Moksha dawns on the individual. Therefore, Moksha is a state of desirelessness.

Liberation comes from Knowledge of the Self. Sense-restraint conduces to knowledge. The name of God is an inexhaustible storehouse for spiritual knowledge. To know is not true knowledge. To intuit is true knowledge. A little knowledge puffs up. Acquire knowledge from any source. A great knowledge makes one humble. Self-knowledge alone is the means to the higher Bliss.

Knowledge of the Self comes by revelation. Knowledge without conduct is deplorable. Knowledge of duality generates fear. Evil is a kind of kno…

543. Swami Udit Chaithanya

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08/06/2019
Yoga Patta - Symbol depicting power of concentration
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Chapter- 3. Sloka -42 of Srimad Bhagavad Gita says,
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"indriyani parany ahur
indriyebhyah param manah
manassas tu para buddhir
yo buddheh paratas tu sah"

indriyani—senses;
parani—superior;
ahuh—is said;
indriyebhyah—more than the senses;
param—superior;
manah—the mind;
manasah—more than the mind;
tu—also;
para—superior;
buddhih—intelligence;
yah—one which;
buddheh—more than the intelligence;
paratah—superior;
tu—but;
sah—he.

“Senses are superior to the objects,
Mind is superior to the senses,
Intellect is superior to the mind,
Superior to the intellect is the Self ”

One who understands this great secret is in the right path of evolution. Self regulation is the means to become established in this knowledge. One who is established in this knowledge enjoys the inner freedom and stren…

542. Swami chinmayananda

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08/06/2019
What is Dharmam : -
Srimad Bhagavad Gita : Chapter-3-Karmayogam, Slokam-35.
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śhreyān swa-dharmo viguṇaḥ para-dharmāt sv-anuṣhṭhitāt
swadharme nidhanaṁ śhreyaḥ para-dharmo bhayāvahaḥ

śhreyān—better;
swa-dharmaḥ—personal duty;
viguṇaḥ—tinged with faults;
para-dharmāt—than another’s prescribed duties;
su-anuṣhṭhitāt—perfectly done;
swadharme—in one’s personal duties;
nidhanam—death;
śhreyaḥ—better;
para-dharmaḥ—duties prescribed for others;
bhaya-āvahaḥ—fraught with fear

Translation:

BG 3.35: It is far better to perform one’s natural prescribed duty, though tinged with faults, than to perform another’s prescribed duty, though perfectly. In fact, it is preferable to die in the discharge of one’s duty, than to follow the path of another, which is fraught with danger.

Discussion :

In this slokam, the word dharma has been used four times. Dharma is a word commonly used in Hinduism and Buddhism. But …

541. Sri Anandamayi Ma

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07/05/2019

"There is One unchanging indivisible Reality which, though unmanifest, reveals Itself in infinite multiplicity and diversity. That One “ the Supreme Truth “ is ever present everywhere in all circumstances. Referred to as Brahman, He is no other than God Almighty."

"God Almighty is nameless and formless; yet all names and forms are His. He is the Father, Mother, Guru, Friend, Creator, Preserver, Destroyer, everything. His essence is Being, Consciousness and Bliss. Indeed, He is in everything and everything is in Him; there is nothing but Him."

"Try to see God in everything and in everybody, including yourself. God Himself is revealed in some guise even in individuals supposed to be sinners, as also in Suffering seemingly unbearable."

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540. Swami Vivekananda

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06/05/2019

"Be strong!  You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair." None but the bravest deserves salvation."

"Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear. Tell this to everyone  Have no fear."

"Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you re killed. Dont die of fright. Die fighting. Dont go down till you are knocked down."

"Be not afraid, for all great power throughout the history of humanity has been with the people. From out of their ranks have come all the greatest geniuses of the world, and history can only repeat itself. Be not afraid of anything…

539. Swami Krishnananda

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05.05.2019

"The passing of the soul from plane to plane is all a process of Consciousness within the Absolute. Just as our movements in the dream-world are actual spatial allocations of personality but are really within the circumference of mental activity - all dream being only within the mind - so is the transmigration of souls real empirically but are activities of Consciousness within its bosom."

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