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The Sadguru

If you wish to know the what is swarupa (real form) of a guru ,you must know your own swarupa (real form) first. How can one know the nature of a guru if one does not know one’s own real nature? If you want to know the real nature of the guru you must first learn to look upon the whole world as guru rupa( form). One must see guru in all living beings.—-Maharishi Ramana.

Comments; This is a very deep thing to understand . We think that we are a body and we think the guru is also a body. But no doubet that guru has a form like us, but he has realized to himself. and in his realization he comes to his real identification which is bliss (sat-chitt-ananda) which we can not see. so for this we have to work hard on meditation for our realization.

But before self-realization in the period of our Saddhna we should look upon the whole world as guru rupa (form). Every guru will suggest you to look upon everybody as guru or God . beacuse in the end when anybody finds Nirvana or liberation, he understands a unity in the whole world. That is why guru will suggest to you that look upon every being as a guru or God.

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The Sadguru

He is a proper guru to whom your mind is attuned.He should be endowed with tranquility, patience, forgiveness, and other virtues. He should be capable of attracting others, even with his eyes just as a magnet attracts iron; he should have a feeling of equality towards all. He who has these virtues is a true guru.—-Maharishi Ramana.

Comments; I think there is no need to describe it, who have these qualities he is a perfect Guru or Yogi.

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Virtue

When a mind struggles to be virtuous, moral, ethical, it resists, and in that very conflict there is disorder .So virtue is the very essence of order—though we may no like to use that word in the modern world . That virtue is not through the conflict of thought, but only when you see disorder critically , with wakened intelligence, understanding yourself. Then there is complete order of the highest form,which is virtue , and that can come only when there is love.—-J.Krishnamurti.

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Problems and solutions .

You say you go to sleep while meditating .Once you go to sleep, you can do nothing about it. But while you are awake trying to keep away all thoughts. When you pass into sleep the state in which you were before falling sleep will continue when you wake up. You will continue where from you left off when you fell into slumber.—Maharishi Ramana.

Comments; Sometime sleep comes while meditating. We should avoid thoughts in practice. But sometime sleep comes into practice. But it will be only for some minutes and we should start after that. Now mind is at rest and you can start from that point. This is helpful in practice. But as mostly Saints told and I also find it very helpful if we do half or an hour practice before going to sleep at night. Then in the morning it will be very helpful for meditation.

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Need for Practice.

Grace is always there . But the practice is also necessary. Staying in his self by one’s effort is like training a roguish bull to remain confined to his stall by tempting him with luscious grass and preventing him from straying.—Maharishi Ramana.

Comments; Maharishi Ramana used to speak very few words from Samadhi. Mostly he remained in silence for a long time. when he spoke any word, it comes from his own experience.

He said that Grace is always there, meaning it is our being or original nature. But by practice it may be self-inquiry or Nam- Japa or Vippassana we try to slow down our mind. He gave an example of a roguish bull . as we gave good grass and food in its stall then bull will not go outside and remains in his stall. Likewise, our mind every time goes outside attracted by worldly objects like greed, selfishness anger . But when our mind enjoy the bliss in our heart it will stay here and not will go outside.

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Need for practice.

Divine grace is essential for realization. But grace is vouchsafed only he who is a true devotee or yogi, it is given only to those who have striven hard and ceaselessly on the path to freedom. —-Maharishi Ramana.

Comments; As all Saints has been told it that without grace you can never reach to liberation. Guru Nanak said ,’ Ek Onkar satgur Parsad. meaning is that which is one mighty God that only can be achieved by Guru’s grace. when God pleased on you then you will make your life according his guidance. my Guru Saint Nikka Singh ji used to say that with the grace of God you will be able to find real Guru and with the help of Guru you will find God.in this teaching Maharishi Ramana said that without grace you can never find God or eternal bliss which is the same. but who is striven hard and ceaselessly on the path to freedom.

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I Thought

Wherefrom the ‘I’ thought arise? if one inquires thus, it vanishes. this is self-inquiry.—- Maharishi Ramana.

Comments; Every Saint has described it and it is a fact according my practice of meditation. this body is a combination of two things matter and spirit. According to my practice of meditation, I found it true . when we practice more and more of observing our mind, then no doubt we can find this ‘I’ . this is called Aham Virti. when we inquire this source of ego then new experience of bliss we find there which is infinity.

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Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Solakka 21

He who knows that it is indestructible and eternal, uncreated and unchanging. how such a person slay anyone, O Partha (Arjuna), or cause anyone to slay?

Comments; By practicing according to instructions of a real guru and by Grace of the lord one can find his self which is beyond of pleasure and pain. This is called self-realization or Nirvana. In this stage, it is possible to understand this solaka. according to Vedanta, our body is the combination of two elements spirit and matter. This physical part of the body we consider as ā€˜Iā€™ but our consciousness is part of the spirit which is real. When one takes the experience of it then he knows the fact. 

             Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2,Solaka22.

Just as a person casts off worn-out garments and puts on others that are new , even so, does the embodied soul cast off worn-out bodies and take on others that are new.

Comments; The eternal soul does not move from place to place but the embodied soul moves from one abode to another.it takes birth each time and gathers to itself a mind. Life and body formed out of the materials of nature according to its past evolution and its need for the future. the psychic being is the vijnana which supports the triple manifestation of the body anna , life ( prana) and mind ( manas). When the gross physical body falls away, the vital and mental sheaths still remain as the vehicle of the soul. Rebirth is a law of nature. There is an objective connection between the various forms of life. Like corn, a mortal ripens and like corn is he born again.

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Bhagavad Gita,Chapter 2,Solaka 22.

Just as a person casts off worn-out garments and puts off others that are new,even so does the embodied soul cast off worn-out bodies and take take on others that are new.

Comments; The eternal soul does not move place to place, but the embodied soul moves from one abode to another .it takes birth each time and gathers to itself a mind. life and body formed out of the material of nature according to its past evolution and its need for the future.

The psychic being is the Vijnana which supports the triple manifestation of the body ( anna) ,life (prana) and mind( manas) . when the gron physical body falls away ,the vital and mental sheats still remain as the vehicle of the soul.Rebirth is a law of nature. this is objective connection between various forms of life. like corn a mortal ripen and like corn is he born again.

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Vadanta

Tat tam asi

My Guru St Nikka Singh gi described this secret of self-realization. it is very deep but I will said something on it. ‘Tat tam asi’ is an idea which Saints used to tell to their develped devotees . To finding the answer of’ who am I’ everybody said first ‘ I am’ in Sanskrit according to Vadantic language it is ‘ Aham asmi’ meaning ,’I am’ but it is not clear now you will put something as i am Hindu, I am Cristain.I am Scholar or something with it. But for Nirvana or Liberation this ‘ego’ should remove. when ‘ego’ starts we said it ‘Parshin Ahankara’ the effort for medition and worship or need for practice is needed to elimanate ‘ ego’ .now it is very important to understand this wherefrom ‘thought’ is arising Observer is also there. this is our self or lord.

If we understand that this is ‘ me’ then you will know the truth with fullness but it is not easy task ,beacuse we think from long time that I am body and mind. which is not true. now what happens? when we become one with mind it is called as Jiva . jiva is Birti sahit abasa . meaning when thought mix with self it is called Jiva. Some Saints said it Chtt jad ki granthi. meaning knot of Spirit and matter. when we remove this illusion by medition then we understand ‘ Tat tam asi’ meaning ‘ I am that’ for this we needed practices of worship and medition to purify our mind. this experince should be come from withen from our heart no other person can judge this only you will understand this. it is Sva samvad meaning your own experince.