Tag Archive: Ramakrishna Paramahamsa


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Aug 24th 2013 – loved the play – HTS Giraffe @ RB on Aug 24th  – Witty Satirification – i reviewed  it @The Hindu as satirical questionification ,  – (my first ever review to get published  ,surprise surprise ?!?! )Many points worth pondering ……..Vanilla urbanisation , people on blind dates conversing about how many friends / albums they have on Social Networks , the decline of free thinking etc.etc. – worth introspecting .

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JS @ RamaKrishna Math ……… Spiritual / philosophical gems explained by monks . Excerpts :

Can one really understand / get 2 know reality unless one knows god ?

Death moves with us as our shadow.

The ‘I’ /Ego is like a bullock tied to a tree – just keeps going round and round.

He who hides himself best , accomplishes the most – after  all ,  the Lord is hidden.

Conquer yourself and the whole world is yours.

Meditation is like taking bath in the holy waters of the mind.

E, MUSINGS

IFM -Nov 25, 2012 –   excerpts from the speeches

MOVING TOWARDS MATERIALISM-BASED SOCIETY WILL MAKE US EXTINCT

  • KEEPING A STRONGHOLD ON SPIRITUALITY IS THE ONLY WAY
  • IN THE WEST PRIESTS TRACE THEIR ANCESTRY TO KINGS  – IN INDIA KINGS USED TO TRACE THEIR ANCESTRY TO SEMI-NAKED SAGES ( does it mean real royalty is simplicity ????  )
  • desires accumulate – build up slowly and eliminate dharma from the mind
  • we are guided by what we see
  • deep study of upanishads and the gita – to live in the world of materialism
  • PERSONALITY UNFOLDING OR DEVELOPMENT CANNOT BE DONE UNLESS CONNECTED TO A HIGHER POTENTIAL – THE MONKS TODAY
  • shankar bhashyam
  • GANDHIJI ,RAMANA MAHRSHI , LB SHASTRI DID NOT PREACH DHARMA  THEY LIVED IT
  • RAMAKRISHNA PARAMHAMSA TREATED IRON , MONEY AND MUD EQUALLY
  • ACC TO UPANISHADS – UNLESS WE REDUCE / ELIMINATE DESIRES WE CANNOT LIVE A LIFE OF DHARMA
  • THERE HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN KAMAS – DESIRES NOW

DHARMA – NOTHING BUT COMMON SENSE

http://kathrynvercillo.hubpages.com/hub/10-Ways-to-Calm-Down-When-Anxiety-Strikes

http://balajipalamadai.blogspot.in/2010/06/phalaharini-kali-puja.html

Rkmath

http://www.rkmath.org/retreats

Life progresses by continual affirmation and negation. If we are to understand the proper value and significance of a thing, we have to observe it with a detached vision. By renouncing we gain. Our day’s work would have lost all charm and ground down our soul if we had not the oblivion of nightly sleep. This is a truth, the profundity of which often escapes us. We think that to do the best in anything we must be attached to it. We forget that attachment binds and to that extent limits our powers and capacity to accomplish. It is in inner detachment that we go beyond limitations and that our being flows in unimpeded streams.

To learn and practice such detachment we must time and again retreat and introspect about our journey, its direction, its speed and destination. We must have a break and a pause which make as hold on to the eternal and the permanent more strongly. We gain strength thereby to look upon the world and its concerns with an amused eye. After all, to act is not our vocation. To think or to feel also is not our nature. To be, that is our real nature. To be, to become the eternal, beyond all change and necessity of change, that is the goa

ramakrishnaprabha – Imagination Makes mountain out of molehills…  don’t let it take hold of you .……….applies   to me  .

http://www.messagefrommasters.com/Shiva-Shakti/mountains_out_of_molehills.htm

The real masters have been saying something else. They have been saying, ‘Please look what you are doing, what nonsense you are doing. First you create a problem, then you go in search of a solution. Just watch why you are creating the problem, just exactly in the beginning, when you are creating the problem, is the solution  —  don’t create it!’ But that won’t appeal to you because then you are suddenly thrown flat upon yourself. Nothing to do? No enlightenment? No satori? No samadhi? And you are deeply restless, empty, trying to stuff yourself with anything whatsoever. You don’t have any problems  —  only this much has to be understood. This very moment you can drop all problems

because they are your creations. Have another look at your problems: the deeper you look, the smaller they will appear. Go on looking at them and by and by they will start disappearing. Go on gazing and suddenly you will find there is emptiness  —  a beautiful emptiness surrounds you. Nothing to do, nothing to be, because you are already that.

Enlightenment is not something to be achieved, it is just to be lived. When I say that I achieved enlightenment, I simply mean that I decided to live it. Enough is enough! And since then I have lived it. It is a decision that now you are not interested in creating problems  —  that’s all. It is a decision that now you are finished with all this nonsense of creating problems and finding solutions.

All this nonsense is a game you are playing with yourself: you yourself are hiding and you yourself are seeking, you are both the parties. And you know it! That’s why when I say it you smile, you laugh. I am not talking about anything ridiculous  —  you understand it. You are laughing at yourself. Just watch yourself laughing, just look at your own smile  —  you understand it. It has to be so because it is your own game: you are hiding and waiting for yourself to be able to seek and find yourself.

And of course nobody wants small tensions, everybody wants big tensions. If your own problems are not enough, you start thinking about humanity and the world and the future… socialism, communism, and all that rubbish. You start thinking about it as if the whole world depends on your advice. Then you think, ‘What is going to happen in Israel? What is going to happen in Africa?’ And you go on advising, and you create problems. People become very excited, they cannot sleep because there is some war going on.

They become very excited. Their own life is so ordinary that they will have to reach extraordinariness from some other source. The nation is in difficulty so they become identified with the nation. The culture is in difficulty, the society is in difficulty  —  now there are big problems and you become identified. You are a Hindu and the Hindu culture is in difficulty; you are a Christian and the church is in difficulty. The whole world is at stake. Now you become big through your problem.

The ego needs some problems. If you understand this, in the very understanding the mountains become molehills again, and then the molehills also disappear. Suddenly there is emptiness, pure emptiness all around. This is what enlightenment is all about  —  a deep understanding that there is no problem.

Then, with no problem to solve, what will you do? Immediately you start living. You will eat, you will sleep, you will love, you will have a chit-chat, you will sing, you will dance  —  what else is there to do? You have become a God, you have started living.

If there is any God, one thing is certain: he will not have any problems. That much is certain. Then what is he doing with all his time? No problems, no psychiatrist to consult, no gurus to go and surrender to… what is God doing? What will he do? He must be getting crazy, whirling. No, he is living; his life is totally full with life. He is eating, sleeping, dancing, having a love affair  —  but without any problems.