Veda

March 23, 2015

Names and forms are reality or Brahman at a symbolic or indirect level. What they are at a visible or perceptive level is only Maya or a relative appearance. We must take name and form, not as they appear to be, but for what they intimate, not for their practical reality but for their spiritual aesthetic. This is the Vedic way of ritual and meditation. Pg 157.

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Paroksha priya hi devah,” meaning that the Gods or sages prefer what is paroksha, what is cryptic, symbolic, indirect or intuitive, while they dislike pratyaksha, whit is direct, evident, obvious or based upon the senses. Pg 169.

Vedic Yoga by David Frawley.


Perserverance

March 17, 2015

All yield to the mysterious power of persevering effort. It is all conquering force, because it is a direct application of Divine Mother’s presence in us. Nothing can stand before it. Everything yields to it, provided we persevere with utmost regularity.

Swami Chidananda


Need

March 12, 2015

The more you know, the less you need.

Anon.


Attack

March 8, 2015

If a conversation gets boring or you feel the energy dipping, then attack, criticise and the energy will go up.


Vedic Yoga

February 18, 2015

The urge to transcend the world is largely of the Devas, while the impulse to conquer the world is largely Asuric.

Vedic Yoga by David Frawley. Pg 78.


Papaji

February 18, 2015

Know who you are, Here and Now, by simply Being Quiet.
You are this moment, introduce yourself to This,
do not attach your mind to any direction.
No sadhana, no past, no future,
not even emptiness of your heart, not even space.
To be free forever introduce yourself to this Moment.
This Moment is always this Moment, It will not change.
It is Freedom, free from mind and concepts,
and is your fundamental birthright.
The best use of this Moment is to drown in It.
Keep Quiet, you are inside of the inside,
do not dwell anywhere and make no effort.
The concept of effort and practice is bondage.
Just keep Quiet, Wherever you are, Just keep Quiet.

~ Papaji


Prayer and Work

February 15, 2015

Prayer believes and work achieves. Therefore the saying: “Pray and also work.” Go on working, go on praying. Your work will guarantee and ensure that your prayer comes true. And your prayer assures and guarantees that you will not stop midway. It fills you with a force, a feeling, an urge, a drive. The force of the faith, the belief, makes the work authentic, genuine, effective and fruitful.

Swami Chidananda


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