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Collection of Thoughts from Hindu Mystics (standard:non fiction, 1599 words) [1/4] show all parts
Author: JuggernautUpdated: Nov 27 2010Views/Reads: 1546/959Part vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A colletion of thoughts from Hindu mystics such as Ramana Maharushi, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurabindo
 



Collection of Thoughts from Hindu Mystics - Part I 

Subba Rao 

Sri Aurobindo & Mother 

It is by a constant inner growth that one can find a constant newness
and unfailing interest in life. There is no other satisfying way. 

Self attainment is the secret; self knowledge and an increasing
consciousness are two means and the process. 

Everything turns around the consciousness. And it is only the true
consciousness that one can attain perfect expression of oneself. 

True consciousness is divine consciousness and true transformation is
transformation of consciousness. If an individual is separated from 
divine consciousness that is the cause of all its miseries. 

Never take the attitude of hoping for support, help, comfort from anyone
except the divine. 

When you act, your only object is to serve, that is, instead of acting
for your personal good, you act with the feeling of serving, of 
receiving Divine Force, not from outside , but from within you. 

Nothing can be taught to the mind which is already concealed as
potential knowledge in the unfolding 

Ramana Maharshi 

Live in solitude, be alone, and control your mind and self. Be free from
cravings. Do not own anything. 

If you make a search of “Whom am I”, the real “I” extends a helping hand
and takes you inwards. Then whatever you do is the work of athma. 

If you try to know “Whom I am”, the false “I” vanishes and the true “I”
remains. 

Investigation of self is superior to devotion. 

Your duty is continuous practice of self enquiry. Self enquiry is to
seek the source of ego. As the ego vanishes, everything appears as 
Athma. 

Swami Vivekananda 

The cause of all misery is ignorance; and that is perfectly true when
applied to social or spiritual. It is ignorance that makes us hate each 
other. It is through ignorance that we do not know and do not love each 
other. As soon as we come to know each other, love comes, must come. 

Look upon every man, woman, and every one as God. You cannot help
anyone. You can only serve; serve the children of the Lord, serve the 
Lord himself, if you have the privilege. 

Bring all light into the world. Light bring light. Bring light to the
poor, and bring more light to the rich, for they require it more than 
the poor. Bring light to the ignorant, and more light to the educated, 
for they require more than the ignorant. 

To work, you have the right and not the fruits thereof. Let not your
work produce results for you (personal gains) and at the same time may 
you never be without work. 

Soul is divine, only held in the bondage of matter. Perfection is
reached when the bondage is broken and when this happens it is “Mukthi” 
or freedom. Freedom from misery. 

To become perfect, to become divine, to reach God, constitutes the
religion of Hindus. The Hindus have associated the ideas of holiness, 
purity, truth, Omni presence, with different images and forms. Hindus 
use external symbols (idols) when worship. It helps to keep the mind 
fixed on the being to whom he prays. Hindus knows as well you do that 


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