Category: Relative World

WHAT ARE SAMSKARAS?

  Samskaras are not things that are impressed upon something. According to ancient philosophers, there is something called the mind-stuff of which the mind is composed. But the mind-stuff is composed of nothing else but thoughts, and thoughts become self-existent once thought is thought. It has its motion,...

THE SYMBOLISM OF THE CROSS

  HOW TO LIVE LOVE Jesus stood for love. What is love, how can it be gained, how can it be acquired, how can it be lived? That is the entirety of any religion, and I am talking of true religions and not the interpretations of religions. Love...

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FROM SILENCE TO SILENCE

  In the scriptures, it is said: “From silence we come and to silence we return.” We come from silence and end up in silence. Has it been a journey, or have we not travelled at all? That remains the question. If it has been a journey coming...

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF MAYA

  Shankara says that the whole world is an illusion, and nothing is real; it is a dream. That is from the Advaita philosophy, Advaitism. In other words, monism regards everything as just an unreality, and only Divinity is the true reality. That is very well and very,...

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HOW TO FIND ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

  TEACHING IN SILENCE To those that are regular meditators, the day will come in your lives that there will be no more questions left to ask. Buddha’s greatest teachings were given in total silence, where he would sit with his chelas around him and because they were...

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KARMA AND GRACE

  GRACE CAN BE EXPERIENCED ONLY Grace is an indefinable quality or an indefinable quantity that can only be approximated or inferred by the intellect. If you observe a flower growing, there are so many things that would make the flower grow. Firstly, the minerals would have to...

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THE GURU IS A GUIDE

  THE ABSOLUTE IS NOT APART FROM THE RELATIVE The full extent of the mind is as vast as the entire universe. When man can reach the deepest, fullest level of his mind, he could have the cognition of the entire universe. But that is not enough. That...

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MAN KNOW THYSELF

  What can I give you for all your love, devotion and kindness? I could only impart to you the part of the Universe that flows forever and impart it to you through a touch. That is all. To make you realise that you and the Universe are...

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AS RELATIVE BEINGS WE ARE REAL

  Divinity, at a certain level just below the realms of the absolute, is described as existence.  It is described as knowledge, and it is described as bliss.  So, existence, knowledge and bliss could be taken as a manifestation and not a creation. To repeat, all existence is...