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Spiritual Search

      ~Sri Sri Paramhansa Yogananda

In the beginning of one’s spiritual search, it is wise to compare various spiritual paths and teachers. But when you find the real guru destined for you, the one whose teachings can lead you to the Divine Goal, then restless searching should cease. A spritually thirsty person should not go on indefinately seeking new wells; rather he should go to the best well and drink daily of its living waters.

Prostrations To The Guru

~ Swami Sivananda

Brahmanandam paramasukhadam

kevalam jnanamurtim

Dvandvatitam, gaganasadrisam

tattvamasyadi lakshyam,

Ekam nityam vimalamachalam,

sarvadhi sakshibhutam

Bhavatitam triguna rahitam

Sadgurum tam namami.

I prostrate to the Sadguru who is beyond the modifications of Nature, beyond feelings, the witness of all intellects, the one, eternally pure, like the expansive sky, free from the pairs of opposites, the goal of the Tat Tvam Asi Mahavakya, the form of pure knowledge, the bestower of supreme bliss and Brahmic joy.

In Oblation

~ Swami Paramananda

Be not offended if my mortal hand

Lacketh  grace to offer Thee oblation

Yet this hand is Thy gift

Sanctified by Thy touch.

I will use it humbly

And lift this offering of love to Thy feet.

I will cherish my mind

For it hath brought me thoughts of Thee.

I will cherish my heart

For it hath brought me thoughts of Thee;

And I will crown this life with a crown of bliss

For it hath brought me to Thy gate.

Conflict And Innocence

Conflict And Innocence

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Fights can only happen among equals. When you fight with someone, you make them equal. But in reality there is no one at par with you. When you keep people either above or below you, then there is no fight. When they are above you, you respect them. When they are below you, you love them and you feel compassionate. Either submission or compassion can take you out of a fight in no time. This is one way to look at it when you are tired of fighting. When you are well rested, just fight and have fun.

The same is true of the mind. As long as the mind thinks it is equal to the senses, there is conflict. When it realizes that it is bigger than the senses, there is no conflict. And when the mind is smaller than the senses, like in animals, there is no conflict. When the mind is caught up in the senses, there is constant conflict. When it transcends the senses, it comes back to its true nature, which is innocence - in no sense.

Does this make sense? (Laughter)

In Life ALL 3 is Essential... Meditation, Music, Knowledge(wisdom)

‪#‎SriSriExpress‬ wen Reaches TODAY At Tirupati !!

## Today we are in a position that every one should wake up !
## Everyone has to wakeup! We cant Sleep any more !
## Wake up to the fact that Divine is watching, we are in the presence of Divinity!
## When we realize we are God ,When this realization is there, corruption wont be there !
## Pra-pancha-World is made of five elements. Divine is present in all five elements.
## When we go to temple we are offered aarti , and then some water , U know... Fire(arti) is element of knowledge,Water-element of Love,Prasadam-elemnt of Earth&Etheral element is mantrochara!
## Religious conversion,I have pity & compassion for them.
They are disrespecting their ancestors, they are not wrong, but ignorant !! And saints are working to stop this ..
## Three things are essential for one to become successful in life- Purity in Heart, Clarity of Thought and Sincerity in action.
## If we are together, we can progress.
"Desh bhakti is Dev Bhakti"
## Its important that you should meditate.
In Life ALL 3 is Essential... 
1) Meditation 2) Music 3) Knwoledge(wisdom)
## When You Go & Surrender to The Divine, U are Crowned ! 
## Surrendering to the highest makes you a perfect human being, perfect King!
## Leaders of society should surrender to God and not to their whims and fancies !!
## Surrendering to highest gives you strength and not surrendering to urself or to ur emotions,whims and fancies !!
## We have to bring laxmi back,All the black money,bck to India. 
## We are sitting on Iron ore, And importing still!! We have Bauxite ore sending it out & Bringing bck?! This all because of this corruptions ! 
## Doctors do Free medical camp for those that need,under Start Volunteering ,vbi(volunteer for the better india-Work 4 VFBI.) Teachers gve education for free to few ! 
## I was passing through ydy & thr is so much barren land, & tht is d main reason for sparse rains & water problems, Also water problems are cause of so many diseases !
## Plant PIPAL trees banyan trees all over Andhra and water problem and rain will be solved!!

Followed By Meditation For 18 minutes With ‪#‎SriSri‬ !!
And Blissfull Mahasatsang !! 

Most of Q/A whr in telugu !
## Read that book "Intimate Note to The Sincere" it has ans to lot of ques Also Youngesters really enjoy Yes!+ They Realise what is the Purpose of life !!
## Q What is good / bad? 
SriSri: that which gives long term pleasure and short term pain is good and viceversa! that Which Gives Happiness to one and Pain to millions is not good, and that which gives happiness to millions with little struggle for one is good !!
Good and bad, day and night are all part of creation ! Its all one, it Advaitam ! 
## Q. Are You An Avtaar of God? Pls provide me Base of scriptures! 
SriSri: Ans in telugu:([We all are brahmaswarupa,prem swarupa?] Live together and Respect Eachother

Seva is savior

Weekly Knowledge #53 St. Louis, Missouri 13 Jun 1996 USA

Seva is savior~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The way to expand from individual to universal consciousness is to share other’s sorrow and joy. As you grow, your consciousness should also grow. When you expand in Knowledge with time, then depression is not possible. Your inner most source is joy.

The way to overcome personal misery is to share universal misery! The way to expand personal joy is to share universal joy. Instead of thinking "what about me?" "what can I gain from this world?" think "what can I do for the world?" When everyone comes from the point of contributing to society, you have a Divine society. We have to educate and culture our individual consciousness in order to expand in time with the Knowledge 
from "what about me?" to "what can I contribute?"

If you are not having good experiences in meditation, then do more seva -- you will gain merit and your meditation will be deeper. When you bring some relief or freedom to someone through seva, good vibrations and blessings come to you. Seva brings merit; merit allows you to go deep in meditation; meditation brings back your smile.

A poor man asked the Buddha

A poor man asked the Buddha,

“Why am I so poor?”

The Buddha said, “you do not learn to give.”

So the poor man said, “If I’m not having anything?”

Buddha said: “You have a few things,

The Face, which can give a smile;

Mouth: you can praise or comfort others;

The Heart: it can open up to others;

Eyes: who can look the other with the eyes of goodness;

Body: which can be used to help others.”

So, actually we are not poor at all, poverty of spirit is the real poverty.

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