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#3984 - Monday, August 16, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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The Wisdom of Nisargadatta Maharaj - all quotes in this issue are by Sri Niz
"Either you remain forever hungry and
thirsty, longing, searching,
grabbing, holding, ever losing and sorrowing, or go out wholeheartedly in
search of the state of timeless perfection to which nothing can be added, from which nothing - taken away.
... In it all desires and fears are absent, not because they were given up, but because they have lost their meaning."
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"Immobility and silence are not inactive. The flower fills the space with perfume, the candle -- with light. They do nothing yet they change everything by their mere presence."
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?"Once the illusion that the body-mind as oneself is abandoned, death loses its terror, it becomes a part of living ... All happiness comes from awareness. The more we are conscious, the deeper the joy. Acceptance of pain, non-resistance, courage and endurance - these open deep and perennial sources of real happiness, true bliss."
?"Forget the known, but remember that you are
the knower. Don't be all the time immersed in
your experiences. Remember that you are beyond
the experiencer, ever unborn and deathless. In
remembering it, the quality of pure knowledge
will emerge, the light of unconditional awareness."
"But why worry so much about causation?
What do causes matter, when things
themselves are transient? Let come what
comes and let go what goes - why catch
hold of things and enquire about their causes?"
"If you could only keep quiet, clear
of memories and
expectations, you would be able to discern the
beautiful pattern of events. It is your restlessness
that causes chaos."
?"Discard every self-seeking motive
as soon as it is seen and you need
not search for truth; truth will find
"Spiritual maturity is being ready to let go everything. Giving up is a first
step, but real giving-up is the insight that there's nothing to be given up,
since nothing is your property."
"Having realized that I am one with,
and yet beyond the world, I became free
from all desire and fear. I did not reason out that I should be free, I found
myself free, unexpectedly, without the least effort."
"Meet your own self. Be with your own self, listen to it, obey it, cherish it,
keep it in mind ceaselessly. You need no other guide. As long as your urge for
truth affects your daily life, all is well with you. Live your life without
hurting anybody. Harmlessness is a most powerful form of Yoga and it will take
you speedily to your goal. This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga.
It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The
fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless."
"You must find your own way. Unless you find it yourself, it will not be your
own way and will take you nowhere. Earnestly live your truth as you have found
it, act on the little you have understood. It is earnestness that will take you
through, not cleverness - your own or another's."
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