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Learning or Imitation?

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Much of the so-called learning process we go through is mere imitation. We imitate each other and think we are learning. We have not let our intuitive knowledge come forward and be useful in our daily lives.

 

Swami Rama

~Swami Rama

One cosmic religion

One Cosmic Religion

Though I have read practically every type of philosophy, both Eastern and Western, and no one can stand before me in philosophical arguments or religious doctrine at the present time, and therefore I am fully satisfied as regards all the philosophies and all the religions of the world, though these philosophies appear to be different from each other and religions also differ from each other, I have with my own rational capacity tried to bring them together, and to me now there is only one philosophy and one religion.

I do not any more see many philosophies and many religions; they just don't exist for me. I agree with Chesterton who said: 'There can be only one cosmic philosophy and one cosmic religion,

and those who are believing in many philosophies and many religions are asking for many skies, many suns and many moons.

~ Swami Krishnananda

How to overcome the past

Looking back

Question: I find the past very painful.


Answer: The past should be viewed as destiny. If you think you had a choice in the past, the present will be spoiled because you regret the past. Continued regret about the past creates a lot of toxins in the body, the future is not bright.

Past is destiny, done. And future is your freedom.

In our teachings, we have karma and purushata - what you need to do. See the past as destiny, the future as free will, and live in the present moment. Or make the past as free will, the future as destiny, and crib in the present moment! (Audience laughs)

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Super consciousness is God

Jesus the Christ

The Super consciousness is God, is beyond speech, beyond thought, beyond consciousness… There are three states brutality (Tamas), Humanity (Rajas), and divinity (Sattva). Those attaining the highest state simply are. Duty dies there; only love and as a magnet draw others to them. This is freedom. No more you do moral acts, but whatever you do is moral. The Brahmavit (knower of God) is higher than all gods. The angels came to worship Jesus when he had conquered delusion and he said ‘Get thee behind me Satan’ None can help a Brahmavit, the universe itself bows down before him. His every desire is fulfilled, his spirit purifies others; therefore worship the Brahmavit if you wish to attain the highest. When we have the three great ‘gifts of God’, a human body. intense desire to be free and help of a great soul to show us the way then liberation is certain for us. Mukti is ours.

Swami Vivekananda

~ Swami Vivekananda

Valuable questions

Who am I
Just a few moments every day reflect on your own life. What am I? Who am I? What do I want? Where do I want to go in my life? You may not get an answer for any of these questions but certainly the question itself is very valuable to you. Use them to sharpen your mind a little bit and connect with your spirit

~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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