Thursday, March 26, 2015
"The one Reality takes manifold names and forms as a result of human ignorance. It is one and the same Thing that a Bhakta calls God, a Jnani calls Brahman, a Shakta calls Shakti, an Atheist calls Nature, a Scientist calls Force or Energy, a Christian calls Father in Heaven, a Mussulman calls Allah, some others call Infinity or Truth and a Vedantin calls Atman or Self. Whatever different names there may be, the fact remains that the Thing is one and the same. The difference is only in names. The Absolute Thing, which is beyond name and form, is birthless, growthless, decayless, deathless, sexless, All-pervading, All-knowing, All-blissful, without beginning, without end, changeless, beyond time, space and causation. The One Thing or the Ocean of Consciousness by Itself is ever the same—One only without a second."
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
"When my task fails to bring desired ends or leads me to defeat, I shall try to see the Divine Purpose which ever seeks to give me undersstanding even through pain and sorry.
"When confronted with difficulty and perplexity, I shall try to be calm of spirit and strive to understand their meaning.
"When there are moments that provoke impatience, I shall guard myself with fortitude and perseverance.
"When unkind criticism is made, I shall try not to feel hurt or despondent, for have i not often been helped and spurred onward by adversity!
"If occasions arise to make me feel the lack of right and justice, I shall try to overcome these feelings with tranquility.
"I shall try to remind myself always that He, the All-wise Divine Dispenser, is ever just."
Thursday, March 05, 2015
"That pure and equanimous state which is devoid of ego-sense and non-ego-sense, of the real and the real, and which is free, is known as turiya (the fourth state). It is the state of the liberated sage. It is the unbroken witness consciousness. It is different from the waking and the dreaming states, which are characterized by movement of thought; it is different from the deep sleep state, which is characterized by inertia and ignorance. When the ego-sense is abandoned, there arises the state of perfect equilibrium in which the turiya manifests itself."