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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #345 on: February 25, 2013, 01:34:53 PM »
You have to ask yourself the question,Who am I? This investigation will leadin the end to the discovery of somethingwithin you which is behind the mind.Solve that great problem, and you willsolve all other problems thereby. 

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Manaschenna lagnam Gurorangri padme, Thatha kim Thathah Kim, Thathah kim Thathah kim

If the mind does not remain at the Lotus feet of Guru, What is the use? What is the use? What is the use!!

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #346 on: March 02, 2013, 01:11:17 PM »
The Siddhas' Lesson
============A STORY

In the Vasishtam it is stated that Rama, after his return from a pilgrimage, found that the whole world was full of misery and that bearing the body was itself a cause of misery.

He, therefore left everything, even things like eating and drinking, and remained motionless. When Viswamitra asked Dasaratha to send Rama to guard his oblations ceremony
(yagna), Dasaratha said that Rama was like a mad man and
described some of the signs of his madness.

On hearing them, Viswamitra said that he was very pleased to hear of those symptoms, that such madness did not come to many people and that he would like to see him and asked for him to be brought.

Rama accordingly came, prostrated before all those present and sat down. Viswamitra saw him and asked him the cause of his
madness, and addressing Vasishta, said, “Please teach Rama
the knowledge of the Self, the knowledge which Brahma taught
you and me.”

Vasishta agreed to do so. While he was teaching, siddhas from all over came to listen to him and they thought to themselves, “Rama has gained so much knowledge at such a young age. How surprising! How great! What is the use of our living so long?”

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #347 on: March 13, 2013, 06:24:52 PM »
Without  upasana there cannot be attainment for him this is definite.

(Ramana Gita)
मनश्चेन्न लग्नं गुरोरंघ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किम् ।।

Manaschenna lagnam Gurorangri padme, Thatha kim Thathah Kim, Thathah kim Thathah kim

If the mind does not remain at the Lotus feet of Guru, What is the use? What is the use? What is the use!!

Hari

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #348 on: March 13, 2013, 06:27:17 PM »
Dear Nagaraj, what is Upasana?
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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #349 on: March 13, 2013, 06:38:46 PM »
Dear Hari,

Upasana is praying or meditating or doing pujas, with form-ful God.  Meditation can also be done with formless God.

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« Reply #350 on: March 13, 2013, 06:39:06 PM »
Upasana is any kind of recognised regular spiritual practice, that usually involves the discipline of body mind and soul, reconised spiritual practices is an holistic discipline.



Additional stray thoughts -

Usually a sadhaka takes a firm resolve to practice the discipline regularly, without any expectations of fruits of such practice, it results in fine refinement of ones body mind and soul.

Just Jnana will not be enough if body does not co operate or mind does not co operate. We all have enough Jnana and clarity, but what stops from the Atma to shine is just because the body and mind does not co-operate with the soul or Jnana.

It is cultivating of all-round best practices as hailed in all religions, the substratum being absolute purity, cleanliness of body and mind.

A spiritual practice may usually be monotonous mechanical habitual discipline - it is so, so as to discipline the body and mind from seeking varieties and changes and various experiences and simply perform action without absolutely any desire or aspirations for fruits of such spiritual practice, and thereby disciplining the mind and body to implicitly obey to the commands of the discipline which is the Dharma and cease from questioning in the lines of what is the use of these mundane meaningless disciplines, etc...

When this is mastered, the obligatory actions drop off themselves, leaving the perfect nature to prevail, absolute purity prevails, shines.

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मनश्चेन्न लग्नं गुरोरंघ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किम् ।।

Manaschenna lagnam Gurorangri padme, Thatha kim Thathah Kim, Thathah kim Thathah kim

If the mind does not remain at the Lotus feet of Guru, What is the use? What is the use? What is the use!!

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #351 on: March 13, 2013, 06:51:43 PM »
Oh, thank you very much! :)
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