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|Collection of Thoughts from Hindu Mystics (standard:non fiction, 1599 words) [1/4] show all parts|
|Author: Juggernaut||Updated: Nov 27 2010||Views/Reads: 1465/906||Part 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 Click here to read the rest of this story (116 more lines)
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