“Men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves, to higher things — and to the Highest.” Ramana Maharshi & Alfred, Lord Tennyson
“Like the appearance of silver in mother of pearl, the world seems real until the Self, the underlying reality, is realized.” Adi Shankara
The Core Teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj - from ‘The Essential Nisargadatta’ Along with the knowledge ‘I am’ appears space and the world. When the knowledge ‘I am’ departs the world is liquidated. Appearance and disappearance, birth and death these are qualities of ‘I am’, they do not belong to you, the Absolute. Catch hold of the knowledge ‘I am’ in meditation and the realization will occur that ‘I’, the Absolute, am not the quality ‘I am’....
Quotes «Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.» «Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.» «Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.» «You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may learn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk in water and live in fire; But control of the mind is better and more difficult....
I am That Go deep into the sense of ‘I am’ and you will find. How do you find a thing you have mislaid or forgotton? You keep it in your mind until you recall it. The sense of being, of ‘I am’ is the first to emerge. Ask yourself whence it comes, or just watch it quietly. When the mind stays in the ‘I am’, without moving, you enter a state that cannot be verbalized but can be experienced....
“How quickly we weary of earthly pleasures! Desire for material things is endless; man is never satisfied completely, and pursues one goal after another. The ‘something else’ he seeks is the Lord, who alone can grant lasting joy.” — Sri Yukteswar Giri
“He who adores Me in thought, word, deed, giving up arrogance and wiles, be it man, woman or one lacking the characteristics of both, or, for that matter, any living being whatsoever of the animate or inanimate world, he who adores Me with all his being, giving up all guile, is supremely dear to Me.” Ramcharitmanas
“As a person sheds worn-out garments and wears new ones, likewise, at the time of death, the soul casts off its worn-out body and enters a new one.” BG 2:22
“O Arjun, noblest amongst men, that person who is not affected by happiness and distress, and remains steady in both, becomes eligible for liberation.” BG 2:15
“When to the knower, all Bhutas (matter, elements) become one with his own Atman, what perplexity, what grief, is there when he sees this oneness?” Isha Upanishad 1:7
“The Blessed Lord said O Arjuna, neither in this world, nor in the next world is there destruction for him; none, verily, who does good, O My son, ever comes to grief.” —Lord Krishna BG 6:40
“I am the taste in water, O son of Kunti, and the radiance of the sun and the moon. I am the sacred syllable Om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether, and the ability in humans.” BG 7:8
“Those who see action in inaction and inaction in action are truly wise amongst humans. Although performing all kinds of actions, they are yogis and masters of all their actions.” — Lord Krishna BG 4:18
“Being freed from attachment, fear, and anger, becoming fully absorbed in me, and taking refuge in me, many persons in the past became purified by knowledge of me, and thus they attained my divine love.” Bhagavad Gita 4:24 — Lord Krishna #krishna #gita #aum #om #yoga #kriya
“For those who are completely absorbed in God-consciousness, the oblation is Brahman, the ladle with which it is offered is Brahman, the act of offering is Brahman, and the sacrificial fire is also Brahman. Such persons, who view everything as God, easily attain him.” Bhagavad Gita 4:24 — Lord Krishna