Thursday, May 28, 2009

be happy

You have no caste. No duties bind you. Formless and free, Beyond the reach of the senses, The witness of all things. So be happy!

- Ashtavakra Gita 1:5

thoughts of noble progress

Let all thoughts be thoughts of noble progress, For then even failing cannot be called a failure.

- Tirukkural 596

dreaming and waking

As a great fish swims between the banks of a river as it likes, so does the shining Self move between the states of dreaming and waking.

- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Live in the world like a waterfowl

Live in the world like a waterfowl. The water clings to the bird, but the bird shakes it off. Live in the world like a mudfish. The fish lives in the mud, but its skin is always bright and shiny.

- Ramakrishna

you are pure awareness

You are pure awareness. The world is an illusion, Nothing more. When you understand this fully, Desire falls away. You find peace. For indeed! There is nothing.

- Ashtavakra Gita 15:17


When you keep thinking about sense objects, attachment comes. Attachment breeds desire, the lust of possession that burns to anger. Anger clouds the judgment; you can no longer learn from past...

- Bhagavad Gita 2:62-65

changeless is the supreme lord

All is change in the world of the sense, But changeless is the supreme Lord of Love. Meditate on him, be absorbed in him, Wake up from this dream of separateness. Fire is not seen until one...

- Shvetashvatara Upanishad

to the divine goddess

To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of Confusion, we bow to Her; we bow to Her; we bow to Her, continually we bow, we bow.

- Chandi Patha

who is the self ?

Who is this Self on whom we meditate? Is it the Self by which we see, hear, smell, and taste, Through which we speak in words? Is Self the mind By which we perceive, direct, understand, Know,...

- Aitareya Upanishad


If sparks fly,
I shall think my thirst and hunger quelled.

If the skies tear down,
I shall think them pouring for my bath.

If a hillside slides on me
I shall think it flower for my hair.

O lord white as jasmine, if my head falls from my shoulders
I shall think it your offering.



Those who see all creatures in themselves
And themselves in all creatures know no fear.
Those who see all creatures in themselves
And themselves in all creatures know no grief.
How can the multiplicity of life
Delude the one who sees its unity?

-Isha Upanishad

how to attain God

I (God) am easily attained by the person who always remembers me and is attached to nothing else.

-Bhagavad Gita 8:14

Fire of Brahman

The process of offering is Brahman; that which is offered is Brahman. Brahman offers the sacrifice in the fire of Brahman. Brahman is attained by those who see Brahman in every action.

-Bhagavad Gita 4:24

pleasure and pain

Established within themselves, they are equal in pleasure and pain, praise and blame, kindness and unkindness. Clay, a rock, and gold are the same to them. Alike in honor and dishonor, alike to friend and foe, they have given up every selfish pursuit. Such are those who have gone beyond the gunas.

-Bhagavad Gita 14:24-25

An object has a reflection

An object has a reflection: When looking we see two images, yet there is only one thing. Likewise, this world is a reflection of the Supreme Lord. We may see two, yet only One exists…


you become still

All things arise,
Suffer change,
And pass away.

This is their nature.

When you know this,
Nothing perturbs you,
Nothing hurts you.

You become still.

It is easy.

-Ashtavakra Gita 11:1