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Discussion in 'Hinduism - Philosophy and Theology DIR' started by Vinayaka, Dec 12, 2020.

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    There is only one reality, but there are many ways that reality can be interpreted. ~ B.K.S. Iyengar


    Every ego is a master of selective perception and distorted interpretation.~ Eckhart Tolle


    Ego is conditioned state of mind where the reality is forgotten. Wisdom is freedom of consciousness; here the truth is realised. ~ Maharshi Vedathiri


    Only through awareness can you see the totality of the situation or person instead of adopting one limited perspective. ~ Eckhart Tolle


    Awareness means grasping life just the way it is, without contamination by mental projections. ~ Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
     
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    Thought alone, when it is no longer connected with the much vaster realm of consciousness, quickly becomes barren, insane, destructive. ~ Eckhart Tolle


    When scientific or rational thinking is grounded in presence it has a completely different outcome. It can never be monstrous. ~ Dr. Jean Klein


    Once you are corrupted by thought you have no sense of life, simply your own psychological process is more important than the whole cosmic dimension of the existence. ~ Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev


    With the changing of seasons and the integrity of matter, the external form of the earth changes over time. The driving force behind this devolution is the human mind. The higher, pure consciousness manifests in a robust, verdant planet, while the lowest, impure consciousness produces a polluted, corroded state of existence. ~ Prajapita Brahmakumaris
     
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    “When you are aware that you are thinking, that awareness is not part of thinking.

    It is a different dimension of consciousness. It is that awareness that says "I AM”. ~ Eckhart Tolle


    Be content with what you are sure of. And the only thing you can be sure of is 'I am.' Stay with it and reject everything else. This is Yoga. ~ Nisargadatta Maharj
     
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    When the mind is strong, external difficulties stay external – they do not shake me inside and rob me of my stability. The mind stays peaceful, free from sorrow and worry. ~ Dadi Janki (Administrative head of Prajapita Brahmakumaris)


    No matter what is happening around you, pay attention to making and keeping your inner stability strong. ~ Dadi Janki


    What gives this kind of stability? You must have seen a tower – to reach so high, it has a deep foundation. You need to become introverted, to go deep inside, and make yourself so strong that even if the whole world fluctuates, you remain stable.~ Dadi Janki



    Make yourself so strong that even if the whole world fluctuates, you remain stable. ~ Sister Jayanti Kripalani, Prajapita Brahmakumaris


    The problem is as big as the amount of pain we create. If we are stable, the problem appears to be very small and easy to face. ~ Sister Shivani Verma ( Prajapita Brahmakumaris)


    When we face problems with a cool mind, problems become opportunities. ~ Sister Shivani Verma
     
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    Thoughts and emotions come from the same source. Thoughts are the dry expressions of the mind, emotions are juicy. The way you think is the way you feel. ~ Sadghuru


    Self-awareness is increased much more rapidly by observing feelings rather than thoughts. The thoughts associated with even one feeling may literally run into the thousands. The understanding of the underlying emotion and its correct handling is, therefore, more rewarding and less time-consuming than dealing with one’s thoughts. ~ David R. Hawkins


    Focus on the feeling itself, not on the thoughts. Thoughts are endless and self-reinforcing, and they only breed more thoughts. Thoughts are merely rationalizations of the mind to try and explain the presence of the feeling. The real reason for the feeling is the accumulated pressure behind the feeling that is forcing it to come up in the moment. ~ David R. Hawkins


    Thousands and even millions of thoughts can be replaced by a single emotion. Emotions are more basic and primitive than mental processes. ~ David R. Hawkins


    Feelings come and go, and eventually you realize that you are not your feelings, but that the real “you” is merely witnessing them. ~ David R. Hawkins
     
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    Silent observation of mind separates your true identity from the flood of your thoughts. ~ Brahmakumaris


    While doing sadhana you must quieten your mind and keep awake the purusha consciousness behind all your activities. ~ Aurobindo



    Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind. ~ Patanjali
     
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    The Self, our Being, is awareness. ~ Sri Muruganar


    The mind is only a bundle of thoughts. ~ Ramana Maharshi


    Awareness goes on growing higher and the mind goes on growing smaller – in the same proportion. If awareness is fifty percent then mind is cut to fifty percent. If awareness is seventy percent, only thirty percent of the mind remains. The day awareness is a hundred percent, there is no mind to be found at all. - Osho



    Compulsive thinking has become a collective disease. Your whole sense of who you are is then derived from mind activity. Your identity, as it is no longer rooted in Being, becomes a vulnerable and ever-needy mental construct, which creates fear as the predominant underlying emotion. The one thing that truly matters is then missing from your life: awareness of your deeper self — your invisible and indestructible reality. ~ Eckhart Tolle


    What is purification of the mind? No thought. This thought-less mind, sattvic mind, no mind, can be called Consciousness itself. Self itself. ~ H.W. Poonja


    “Thoughts are impediments to seeing your own face. Don’t give rise to any thought, and discover who you are. ~ H.W. Poonja


    “You have to be very careful, to be vigilant, to see what is coming from the mind, and to see the happiness that is coming from the Self. ~ H.W. Poonja


    The more you identify with your mind, the further away you are from your Self. ~ Sadhguru


    The Self alone can give you happiness. all happiness is from the Self. All trouble, sorrow and suffering is from the mind. ~ H.W.Poonja
     
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    What we call sin is nothing but the solidification, the condensation of wrong actions continuing for a long time; and punya, or merit, is the condensation of good actions that we have performed.

    To repeat once again what I said, a good action is that tendency in our consciousness which moves in the direction of larger and larger dimensions of itself, and a sin is a contraction of consciousness which moves more and more in the direction of the physical body; and the worst sin is to have consciousness lodged in the body itself, and think that one is only the body. -- Swami Krishnananda


    In every moment you only have one real choice: to be aware of the Self or to identify with the body and the mind. -- Annamalai Swami


    Body-consciousness is the source of all misery. -- Ramana Maharshi
     
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    'Happiness is just an idea when you don’t know it and you are it when you know it! The most natural state for a human being, it manifests when you feel free from within.

    When we move away from our Self, our nature, we become unhappy. It is ironic, though, that being the very source of happiness, we keep looking for it everywhere, like a fish in the ocean searching for water.' ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


    'Happiness is an attitude to be cultivated, a rule to be followed. Maharishi Patanjali enunciated santosha or happiness, as a niyama, a personal ethic. You have to attune yourself to the happiness mode. It’s not just a physical or psychological phenomenon.

    Life has ups and downs. In all circumstances, one has to try and abide in one’s nature, that of happiness. Develop the determination to not let anything in the world disrupt your happiness. This is the purpose of wisdom.' ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


    Abiding in one’s true nature is the only path to lasting happiness. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
     
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    A mind that is fast is sick. A mind that is slow is sound. A mind that is still is divine. ~ Meher Baba


    All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit. ~ Swami Ramdas


    Non-action is unceasing activity. The sage is characterized by eternal and intense activity. His stillness is like the apparent stillness of a fast rotating gyroscope. ~ Ramana Maharshi


    When the mind is still, it gets the power to fulfill any thought. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
     
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    An ethical life purifies the mind. By living an ethical life, one progresses towards the realization of the Divine. ~ Sri Anandamayi Ma


    Behavior influences consciousness. Right behavior means right consciousness. ~ Taisen Deshimaru ( Zen Buddhist master and founder of Association Zen Internationale )


    Behavior influences consciousness. Right behavior means right consciousness. Our attitude here and now influences the entire environment: our words, actions, ways of holding and moving ourselves, they all influence what happens around us and inside us. The actions of every instant, every day, must be right...Every gesture is important. How we eat, how we put on our clothes, how we wash ourselves, how we go to the toilet, how we put our things away, how we act with other people, family, wife, work - how we are: totally, in every single gesture. ~ Taisen Deshimaru
     
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    The root of virtue is a mind free from the three poisons of aversion, attachment, and ignorance. ~ Phakchok Rinpoche


    All vices are connected to the feeling of wanting or desiring. All desires keep us in the illusion of fulfillment that is gained only for a fleeting moment. ~ Dadi Janki ( Prajapita Brahmakumaris )


    To think and act under the influence of vices is to commit violence because the soul is violating its true nature of peace, joy, love and power. The five forms of violence committed by human beings are to indulge in five vices—lust, anger, greed, attachment and ego. All vices are connected to the feeling of wanting or desiring. All desires keep us in the illusion of fulfillment that is gained only for a fleeting moment. ~ Dadi Janki ( Prajapita Brahmakumaris )
     
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