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(09.05.16) UPANISHAD

The Upanishads are summits of thought on mankind and the universe, designed to push human ideas to their very limit and beyond. They give us both spiritual vision and philosophical argument, and it is by a strictly personal effort that one can reach the truth.The term 'Upanishad' literally means, "sitting down near" or "sitting close to", and implies listening closely to the mystic doctrines of a guru or a spiritual teacher, who has cognized the fundamental truths of the universe.Although there
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Never quit God

NEVER QUITOne day I decided to quit. I quit my job, my relationship, spirituality.I wanted to quit my life.I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. "God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"His answer surprised me...."Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?" "Yes", I replied. "When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green
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Instructions for life

WebGroup: Pravs WorldInspiring people across 120 countries everydayInstructions For Life§ Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.§ Memorize your favorite poem.§ Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.§ When you say, “I love you”, mean it.§ When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eye.§ Be engaged at least six months before you get married.§ Believe in love at first sight.§ Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.§ Love deeply and passionately. You mi
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Way to karma yoga

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesCLEAN MONEY -Don't work thinking only of your salary. If God is satisfied with your work, He will give you plenty. You will get your salary, and more, from many other sources. Think of your job as an opportunity to serve, not just an opportunity to make money. If you work with that serviceful attitude, then whatever you make will be clean money, well-earned money that will certainly bring health and happiness to you. It's not how much money we make, but how we make
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Ask Brilliant Qs and take only one-liners!Back to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge SheetsDiscussion BoardTopic ViewTopic: Ask Brilliant Qs and take only one-liners!Reply to TopicDisplaying all 4 posts by 4 people.Post #1Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge Sheets wroteon May 11, 2009 at 7:23pmGuruji: Shoot brilliant questions and take only one liners! (laughter)Q1: Where do thoughts come from?Because this question came in your mind, give a pat on your back, know tha
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(09.05.14) KARMA

The ancient Hindu concept of KarmaKarma is a useful concept developed in India by the Hindus and it can be explained in at least six different equivalent descriptions, as follows:1. You have a higher self. You might call it a conscience, which is aware of any inequalities, or any short cuts taken by your lower self. The higher self keeps track of all these "tricks" and as they accumulate, they become a reverse driving factor, played by the higher self back down to the lower self. This reverse dr
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Hi and Namaste from IndiaWe had a very nice conference call last Tuesday 5/5/09. We would like to send you a summary of that call and inform you about the next Conference call where EVERYBODY can dial in, also those who don’t travel with the group to India.The next call will be manly about divine Knowledge, Miracles and Angel-Energies.Here is the summery of the last call for youThis last call was about the power journey to India:The main points discussed are as follows:Group unity is extremely i
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(09.05.13) Puja

Puja is a sacred practice that Hindu people perform on different occasions to worship, pray or show respect to their deities. Puja is considered as an act of showing reverence to the almighty through invocations, prayers (mantra, slokas), songs (bhajans), and rituals. According to Hinduism, Pooja makes a spiritual connection between the deity and the devotee.
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The quickest way

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesQuestion: What is the surest, safest and quickest way to God-realization?Sri Gurudev: The surest, safest and quickest way is to realize that God is working through you. The moment you realize that, you have realized already. Know that you are just an instrument in the hands of God. It's a fact. I wouldn't even say that you give yourself into the hands of God. Who are you to give? You are already His instrument. Just know that.OM Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi
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Constantly winning is not important

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesLife is a sport. Everything that you do is a game. Play each game well. Don't worry about competing; just play your best. And don't always look to win. Constantly winning is boring. Treat everything as equal: victory and failure, profit and loss. Enjoy them both. If you win a thousand dollars, say, "Great! I won a thousand dollars." if you lose a thousand dollars, say, "Look at that! I lost a thousand dollars. Great!" That way, even if you lose a thousand dollars,
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Butterfly EffectPost #1Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge Sheets"You know, what is unseen is much more than what is seen. Nowscientists are coming up with this theory about parallel universes anddark matter, dark energy. If you look at this room and everyone," hisgestured toward the walls and the 600 satsangees, "what you cannot seeis 100 times more than what you can see. That's dark energy, darkmatter. It's not dark because it's scary or anything, it's called darkbecause it canno
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God is honoring you

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesQuestion: How can a devotee honor God?Sri Gurudev: The Lord doesn't look for your honor. If you want to honor God, make Him happy by expressing His image, that part of God that is functioning in you. Put yourself into His hands. As the Bhagavad Gita proclaims, "Whatever you do, whatever you enjoy, whatever penance you perform, in essence everything that you think, speak or do, do it as an offering to God." Sri Krishna tells Arjuna, "Do it as an offering to me." God
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Reality of life

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge Sheets Often when U are happy U feel life is a dream because U do not believe in the reality of it. When there is misery U feel life is a burden and U take trivial things very seriously…..But when one goes through pleasure & realizes that pleasure is a burden & undergoes misery thoroughly & realizes that life is a dream, a joke; one becomes calm!.....When U see life is dream, a burden or a joke only then can U be centered
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Greed

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The more greed increases the more one burns out within. To calm the burn one needs to be dispassionate. Until the mind focuses towards the truth you can't be dispassionate. And the longing for the truth and knowledge takes one forward in life. All the crimes all over the world are happening because of greed! Therefore when the mind is under total control then it is centered and that state is called dispassion

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The same for one and all

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesEnlightment is the same for one and all. Is the sun in Australia different from the sun in America? There is the same sun, the same light, the same rain, the same air. Is there a man's sleep and a woman's sleep, a dog's sleep and a cat's sleep? No. Sleep is the same. Death is the same. Enlightenment also is the same. It doesn't differ at all from one person to the next. The only difference would be in how long it takes to come to that experience. But the experience
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The God within

The God within!Back to Art of Living -Ekta wroteon March 2, 2009 at 8:05amGod is never an object of isolation but the very core of your being. The difference between Self and God is just like the wave and the ocean. Can there be a wave without the ocean?Who are you? Do you know about yourself? Find out about yourself first. If you think you are just the body, that is not possible because the body has its limitations. If you think that you are the mind then that is also not possible because the m
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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 11 )

Tryambakam / ज्ञानकोश:ॐ त्र्‍यंबकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम ।उर्वारुकमिवबान्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ।।/ tryambakaM yajāmahe sugandhim puSTivardhanam | urvārukam iva bandhanān mRtyor mukSīya māmRtāt /The literal translation of this name means Great Death-conquering Mantra. This mantra is from the Vedas. This mantra worships a three-eyed deity commonly identified with Lord Shiva. It is also called Tryambakam Mantra or Mrita-Sanjivini mantra or Rudra Mantra. The reason for it being name
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Stages of spirituality in life

Spiiritual life is unique for individual Yoga practitioner. However, broadly speaking it can be classified into four stages. An average practitioner undergoes these four stages progressively. Depending on his progress a practitioner can be termed as:• Worldly Person• Spiritual Aspirant• Spiritual Seeker.Spiritual MasterA worldly person is the one who sees objects and events happening the world around him. For him the sense organs are utmost important and he spends tremendous amount of efforts in
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Om MaWelcome to the Newsletter from www.SriAnandamayiMa.org!April, 2009Our Miraculous Ma(Note: The following three stories were told to me directly be a very senior, scholarly and saintly devotee of Ma who spent twenty-two years in close and intimate contact with Ma.)Ma always responded to the sincere yearning of the heart, sometimes coming to the longing devotee in surprising ways. One day this man and his wife were in a city bus in Pune on the way to Anandamayi Ashram to see Ma, when suddenly
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