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Highlights #902

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Wednesday, November 28


"Thou art a lion, not a sheep! Open thine eyes, and
roar!" Yogananda

But aren't they merely words! Truth is much simpler
I guess!


Worse than merely words. An oversimplification.
Many masters talk about the lion's roar, but fact
is some of us are sheep, what to do?

A mighty BAH!


Of course - these days, it's possible to equip a
sheep with a battery operated cassette player plus
a PA with speakers. Then the sheep can roar like a
lion but would a lion mind the sound of a potential
dinner that smells great?


I don't know if I ever mentioned this web site by a
young mystic who overcame schizophrenia.



After reading a paragraph from the `Impersonal
life' I understood why all the Masters, teachers
and gurus and awakened ones are bound to be seen in
the eyes of disciples, students, and partially
inquisitive ones, to be discovered eventually as
frauds, failures, liars, narcissistic personalities
disguised in drag.

All the masters and gurus from what I understand
are simply signposts pointing at that which is
real. It might appear that out of our obsessive
neurotic collective unwillingness to move past the
signposts to where it is pointing, the signpost
itself literally has to manifest itself as
everything unlike that to which it is pointing.

Hence I guess why there is so much bad news and
poor ratings about all of these guys and gals that
proclaim or don't proclaim guru-ship. Or are simply
forced into the role through over zealous
individuals masquerading as `real seekers'

It is reported that once at Ramana's ashram
somebody wanted to run a smear campaign and printed
pamphlets that Ramana was having sex with females
coming to the ashram.

When Ramana was told of this, he said "gather the
pamphlets that you have and stand at the front gate
and give them to people as they are entering the
ashram. Maybe just maybe, it will make people stay
away and I will simply be able to rest.

`Impersonal life'

As your human mind is constituted, it at certain
times thinks it needs a Master, one to whom it can
turn with it's human trials and problems for
explanations and advice thinking life's problems
can be settled that way.

If I draw to you one who fails you or deceives you
and throws you back finally upon me, your own SELF,



and humiliated,

it is only that perhaps then you will listen to My

which all these years has been speaking to you,

but to which your proud

and egoistic mind

has not deigned to listen.


Good stuff! A longer quote from this book
containing this is available at

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