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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna

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Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:36 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Uninterruptedly maintain the flow of Self-attention

Grant Summerville




Guru Vachaka Kovai

(The Garland of Guru's Sayings) by Sri Muruganar

Translation and Commentary Sri Sadhu Om & Michael James




Guru Vachaka Kovai is the most profound, comprehensive and reliable collection of the sayings of Sri Ramana, recorded in 1255 Tamil verses composed by Sri Muruganar, with an additional 42 verses composed by Sri Ramana. Each of the stanzas composed by Sri Muruganar embodies one of the actual sayings of Sri Bhagavan, and all of them were shown to Sri Bhagavan, who approved them and wherever necessary corrected them.




70. The True Tapas




Sri Bhagavan here explained that Tapas means self-denial, and the true self-denial (ego-denial) is nothing but Self-abidance (Atma-Nishta) .




408. The purpose of Tapas is to know that the supreme Atma-Jnana [Self-Knowledge] is graciously and naturally shining always in all creatures, and to experience It by being It; tapas is not to newly create or obtain Jnana.




409. "To fix the stupid and egotistical mind as One with the pure Shiva [i.e. Self], by subduing it within the Heart so that it cannot wander out through the sense-organs, is alone the best tapas," say the true Tapasvins.





410. Uninterruptedly maintaining Atmakara-vritti [i.e. the flow of Self-attention] , which swallows within itself the appearance of the universe with all its differences, is, when pondered over, the only mark of the unique Tapas.



Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:04 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

You must crave for the vision of God; only then you are entitled to the status of human-ness. To do so, you must conquer your mind. Remember, true human is one who is the ruler of the mind (manas), not its slave! Every human (manava) must endeavour to reach the Divine (Madhava)! To earn the vision and grace of God, you have to pray to the Personified Power with Name and Form; it is your yearning that decides in what form the Lord appears. You call and He will answer! If you are not earnest, or if you feel indifferent and say, "Let Him come when He wills, in the Form He likes and with the Name He prefers", He will not come at all! Call on Him with anguish, and He will immediately respond!



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