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The firm control of the senses, is what is called yoga August 8, 2008


“7. Beyond the senses is the mind, beyond the mind is the intellect, higher than the intellect is the Great Atman, higher than the Great Atman is the Unmanifest.

8. Beyond the Unmanifest is the Person, all-pervading and imperceptible. Having realized Him, the embodied self becomes liberated and attains Immortality.

9. His form is not an object of vision; no one beholds Him with the eye. One can know Him when He is revealed by the intellect free from doubt and by constant meditation. Those who know this become immortal.

10. When the five instruments of knowledge stand still, together with the mind and when the intellect does not move, that is called the Supreme State.

11. This, the firm Control of the senses, is what is called yoga. One must then be vigilant; for yoga can be both beneficial and injurious.”

Chapter III-Katha Upanishad-

 

Intuitive mind is a sacred gift August 4, 2008


 

The “voice in my head” is not who I am- Eckhart Tolle July 18, 2008


20 Spiritual Quotes From Eckhart Tolle

1- To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for you inner state at any given moment. That means now.

2- For what you do to others, you do to yourself.

3- Instead of asking “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?”

4- If there were nothing but thought in you, you wouldn’t even know you are thinking. You would be like a dreamer who doesn’t know he is dreaming. When you know you are dreaming, you are awake within the dream.

5- Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?

6- Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment.

7- You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now.

8- Whenever an answer, a solution, or a creative idea is needed, stop thinking for a moment by focusing attention on your inner energy field. … When you resume thinking, it will be fresh and creative.

9- All the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind.

10- If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me

11- Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought.

12- Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real.

13- Not all thinking and all emotion are of the ego. They turn into ego only when you identify with them and they take you over completely, that is to say, when they become “I.”

14- Space has no “existence.” “To exist” literally means “to stand out.” You cannot understand space because it doesn’t stand out. Although in itself it has no existence, it enables everything else to exist. Silence has no existence either, nor does the Unmanifested.

15- Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.

16- Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable.

17- The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly — you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.

18- What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.

19- “How” is always more important that “what.” See if you can give much more attention to the doing than to the result that you want to achieve through it.

20- The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.

http://www.ineedmotivation.com/blog/2008/06/20-spiritual-quotes-from-eckhart-tolle/

 

MIND or HEART? March 1, 2008

Filed under: heart,mind,YOGA — Peter @ 12:06 pm
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“He is very sharp.”, “He is very smart”, “He is open hearted”, “He is chickenhearted”.

Should we follow our heart or our mind?

From the medicine we know that when the brain stops the heart can continue working but when the heart stops everything stops.

The ancient scripture Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is clear that our essence Atma/Spirit, Purusha/ is in the heart:

II-v-10: This ether is (like) honey to all beings, and all beings are (like) honey to this ether. (The same with) the shining immortal being who is in this ether, and the shining, immortal being identified with the ether in the heart, in the body. (These four) are but this Self. This (Self-knowledge) is (the means of) immortality; this (underlying unity) is Brahman; this (knowledge of Brahman) is (the means of becoming) all.

Also Bhagavad Gita  shows that the Light is in the heart: 

13.18. That, the Light of all lights, is beyond darkness; it is said to be knowledge, the Knowable and the goal of knowledge, seated in the hearts of all.

The ancient Indians believe that the man thinking with his heart. May be is a time to realize this.

It might interest you to know that the heart’s electromagnetic field is the most powerful the body produces. It is approximately five thousand times greater than the field produced by the brain. The heart’s field not only permeates every cell in the body but also radiates outside of us. It can be measured up to eight to ten feet away with sensitive detectors called magnetometers.

Now you know the value of healing from the energy of the heart. Now you know the value of love. There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge. No wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem. It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble; how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how the great the mistake.A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world. 

 

 
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