Read especially Chapter 3 "Who Are You?" in this preview of the book "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer https://books.google.co.in/books/about/The_Untethered_Soul.html?id=sqPzr7Pn4cQC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y
It is time to go back in time To when innocence reigned, Where the past was a blur And the future too distant, And time stood still As with a wondering eye You surveyed the heavens Or beheld a flower without the urge to pluck. Time to go back in time To when Names were … Continue reading Innocence
That which spins and rushes the planets Moves me too. That which sets the rivers rolling Over mounts, plains and vales Moves the blood Coursing in my veins. Mysterious though the universe is Tantalizing and vexing the astronomer, More mysterious still are we Eluding the grasp of even the philosopher.
Every day we have two dreams Or so to me it seems; One is lived out under the sun Stars hover over the second one.
Why are we so attached to this life When in death we do not taste the absence of life. Do we not in sleep every night Die to this world we hold dear. It is a different matter We wake up again to the same world. Do we not also every night Dream up a … Continue reading Attachment to Life
Who knew that the time No less than three palmists predicted That come 2020/2021 I would cut down my activities And devote more time to spiritual sadhana Would come a trifle sooner than they predicted But hail to the smell of joy and freedom From the many cares and skirmishes That social media, Or for … Continue reading The Season of the Pursuit of Truth
Here is a collection of verses I have taken from Shankara’s Masterpiece Vivekachudamani focusing on the last step in the path to liberation, namely meditation or Nididhyasana, which as we shall see culminates in Samadhi.
In Vivekachudamani, the entire path to Moksha (Liberation), in which suffering is totally removed, is set out for us. Not only is the entire path explained in detail, but repetition of almost every point is made again and again to ensure that the meaning is clearly imparted and cannot be misunderstood. This text has been approved and recommended by all the great Advaita sages over the centuries, including Bhagavn Sri Ramana Maharshi who translated the entire work into Tamil for those around him who could not read the original Sanskrit.
The path starts with the seeker of liberation burdened with suffering approaching a self-realised teacher. The teacher then gives the verbal/conceptual teaching (sravana) and then contemplating…
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I do not exhaust The possibility of Truth, Neither does my family Nor my friends, Neither does any country Nor any race.
I once met Truth on its solitary walk And considering myself lucky I engaged in conversation. "Truth," I said (Surprised at my own boldness To address Truth thus) "How do I get to know thee better? I am ready to renounce everything For thy sake." "My child," Truth said In a friendly tone, "You need … Continue reading An Encounter With Truth
Libraries are bursting at the seams With printed paper, reams upon reams. To know it all is virtually impossible Even if it be ever so desirable. So, depend on the knowledge of others If any pressing problem bothers.