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Archive for May 8th, 2011

Open to I Am.

Resign to let go of all that you are not.

The soul wanting freedom is grace.

Only by Love and only by Loving

is there residence within Divine Embrace.

To taste Love’s nectar one is the nectar.

Freedom is   non-doing.

Love, freedom, grace, peace, can not be defined,

they cannot be named.

They are the same Oneness.

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Always Here

Life is . . .one step. . .  then another step. . . and then another step. . . .already arriving. . .always Here. . . .

sparrow

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Light and Shadow

How does a part of the world leave the world?
How does wetness leave water?
Dont’ try to put out fire by throwing on more fire!
Don’t wash a wound with blood.
No matter how fast you run,
your shadow keeps up.
Sometimes it’s in front!
Only full overhead sun diminishes your shadow.
But that shadow has been serving you.
What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.
Your boundaries are your quest.
I could explain this, but
it will break the glass cover on your heart,
and there’s no fixing that.
You must have shadow and light source both.
Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe.
When from that tree feathers and wings sprout on you,
be quieter than a dove.
Don’t even open your mouth for even a coo.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 – 1273)

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God dwells in you, as you, and you don’t have to ‘do’ anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state.” Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward, and sacrifice your mind to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being. For this to be your own presently lived experience, Self-Inquiry is the one direct and immediate way.”

” It is false to speak of realisation. What is there to realise? The real is as it is always. We are not creating anything new or achieving something which we did not have before. The illustration given in books is this. We dig a well and create a huge pit. The space in the pit or well has not been created by us. We have just removed the earth which was filling the space there. The space was there then and is also there now. Similarly we have simply to throw out all the age-long samskaras [innate tendencies] which are inside us. When all of them have been given up, the Self will shine alone.”


Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it.  What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.

 

Nearly all mankind is more or less unhappy because nearly all do not know the true Self. Real happiness abides in Self-knowledge alone.  All else is fleeting.  To know one’s Self  is to be blissful always.  

 

 

Every living being longs always to be happy, untainted by sorrow; and everyone has the greatest love for himself, which is solely due to the fact that happiness is his real nature. Hence, in order to realize that inherent and untainted happiness, which indeed he daily experiences when the mind is subdued in deep sleep, it is essential that he should know himself. For obtaining such knowledge the inquiry ‘Who am I?’ in quest of the Self is the best means.”

The Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi

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