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Old 15-11-2019, 04:02 AM
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Old 15-11-2019, 04:09 AM
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Ah, so now we're doing Nisarg, eh?
Ok. I got a million of 'em!
It's like a free-for-all of awakened teacher quotes ...my
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All are respected and all are welcomed.
Please feel free to share your favorite masters' quote or your own experience and stories
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Old 15-11-2019, 04:11 AM
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29th November, 1935. Talk 107

Later the Yogi (Swami Yogananda) asked: How is the spiritual uplift of the people to be effected? What are the instructions to be given them?

M.: They differ according to the temperaments of the individuals and according to the spiritual ripeness of their minds. There cannot be any instruction en masse.

D.: Why does God permit suffering in the world? Should He not with His omnipotence do away with it at one stroke and ordain the universal realisation of God?

M.: Suffering is the way for Realisation of God.

D.: Should He not ordain differently?

M.: It is the way.

D.: Are Yoga, religion, etc., antidotes to suffering?

M.: They help you to overcome suffering.

D.: Why should there be suffering?

M.: Who suffers? What is suffering?

(No answer)

Finally, the Yogi rose up, prayed for Sri Bhagavan' s blessings for his own work and expressed great regret for his hasty return. He looked very sincere and devoted and even emotional.
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“The realisation of the Supreme Being (Paramatma) as our own self is the realisation of Truth. The universe is the outcome of imagination. Then why try to get a superficial knowledge of the imaginative universe, rather than acquire the knowledge of self (Truth)?”

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“ The experience of both imprisonment and release is of illusion. But the experience of the final freedom is of reality. The emancipated soul then experiences continuously and eternally its own infinite freedom.

The world exists only as long as the soul experiences bondage. When the soul realises itself as reality, the world vanishes, for it never was. And the soul experiences itself as being infinite and eternal.”

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When Bhagavan was still on the hill, a postcard came in which the sender wrote:

"I am a poor elementary school teacher. My mother is old and my salary is so small that I cannot look after her properly. Kindly see that I get a raise."

Bhagavan laughed and said: "Well, why not?"

Another card came after some time in which he wrote: "By your grace, my salary was increased. Now there is a vacancy in a higher grade. If I am given that grade, I shall earn more and make my mother very happy."

Bhagavan had a good laugh and said: "Good."

Again after some days, another card: "My mother is bedridden and there is nobody to nurse her. If I could get married, my wife would look after her. But I am a poor man. Who will give me his daughter in marriage? And where shall I get the money for expenses? Bhagavan may kindly arrange."

Bhagavan laughed and said: "Well, let it be so."

After some months another postcard came: "By your kindness, I was married quite easily. My wife is already with me. My mother wants a grandchild before she dies. Please provide.

"Why not?" said Bhagavan.

After some months another card: "My wife gave birth to a child, but she has no milk for it. I cannot afford milk for the baby. Please get me a promotion."

Then another card: "I got a promotion and an increment. The child is doing well. I owe everything to your kindness."

Bhagavan remarked: "What have I done? It is his good karma that all goes well with him."

After some days another card: "Mother died. She worshiped you before her death.
"Well," said Bhagavan.

After a month, another card: "Swami, my child has died."

"Sorry," said Bhagavan. Another month had passed and a card came saying: "My wife is pregnant again." Then another card: "My wife gave birth to a child. Both died."

"Ram, Ram,'' said Bhagavan. "Everything seems to be over."
Then another card: "Due to family trouble my work was very irregular and I was dismissed. I am completely destitute now.''

Bhagavan said, heaving a deep sigh:
"All that came has gone; only his Self remained with him. It is always like this. When all goes, only the Self remains."

from "The Bhagavan I Knew" in the Ramana Smriti Souvenir.
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“The realisation of the Supreme Being (Paramatma) as our own self is the realisation of Truth.
The universe is the outcome of imagination. Then why try to get a superficial knowledge of the imaginative universe,
rather than acquire the knowledge of self (Truth)?”
Mehr Baba
This is the story of my whole life!! Yes, why?
Who cares about learning all about this place?
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Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones...
Meditate unceasingly,
that you quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence"
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