With a Heart for Any Fate

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With a Heart for Any Fate

Getting to “Acceptance”

Samarender Reddy

(Blogs at https://selfrealization.home.blog/)

“The Ordainer controls the fate of souls in accordance with their past deeds. Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try how hard you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to stop it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.” — Ramana Maharshi

“Suffering is due to non-acceptance.” — Nisargadatta Maharaj

“You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now.” – Eckhart Tolle

It happened over a cup of coffee with my brother-in-law Suresh Boddapati in Starbucks of Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Over the past week or so, I had been discussing with Suresh some philosophical ideas and concepts, as we often do, on this visit of his to India, and the topic of “acceptance” and “living in the now” came up…

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“Accept Yourself As You Are” – Osho

Sat Sangha Salon

You say, “Accept yourself as you are,” and “Unless you are reborn you cannot enter the kingdom of God.” Please comment on this apparent contradiction.

Divakar, all contradictions are apparent. If you meditate a little bit, you will see that there is no contradiction. I say, “Accept yourself as you are.” And I also say, “Unless you are reborn you cannot enter the kingdom of God.”

Now, you are creating the contradiction by not meditating on it.

The way to be reborn is to accept yourself as you are: this is how one is reborn. You live in a kind of rejection; you don’t accept yourself as you are. It is very rare to find a person who accepts himself – because the moment he accepts himself, he is reborn, he is enlightened.

You don’t accept yourself, you go on rejecting yourself. You are constantly in search of ways…

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Eckhart Tolle on Surrender and Acceptance

Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life. The only place where you can experience the flow of life is the Now, so to surrender is to accept the present moment unconditionally and without reservation. It is to relinquish inner resistance to what is. Inner resistance … Continue reading Eckhart Tolle on Surrender and Acceptance

Nisargadatta Maharaj on Acceptance

"The essence of saintliness is total acceptance of the present moment, harmony with things as they happen. A saint does not want things to be different from what they are; he knows that, considering all factors, they are unavoidable. He is friendly with the inevitable and,. therefore, does not suffer. Pain he may know, but … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Acceptance

Acceptance (the ego litmus test)

The Universe Meeting Itself

The Supreme Being lovingly accepts everything. Ego does not.

If I asked you to accept environmental destruction, heinous crimes or terrorism, that resistant part of you is the ego. It flares and says “I simply cannot accept these things”.

But acceptance is not the same as giving support or approval. Accepting is a radical allowing that lovingly accepts the potentials of the universe.

Acceptance says “This is what is happening” without judgement.

If you examine your non-acceptance, you will see that is actually ineffective anyway. Non-acceptance is an egoic resitance to what-is, and it causes anger and separation.

All you have to do is practice loving compassion.

For example, if you accept that humanity is destroying the planet out of greed; loving kindness will guide you in how best to heal the planet. The difference is that without anger and opposition, you can get beside perpertrators of destruction and undestand…

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