18 November 2011

Samadhi Raja Sutra

Know all things to be like this:
A mirage, a cloud castle,
A dream, an apparition,
Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen.

Know all things to be like this:
As the moon in a bright sky
In some clear lake reflected,
Though to that lake the moon has never moved.

Know all things to be like this:
As an echo that derives
From music, sounds, and weeping,
Yet in that echo is no melody.

Know all things to be like this:
As a magician makes illusions
Of horses, oxen, carts and other things,
Nothing is as it appears.
The Buddha

28 August 2011

Elixir for Life from my consciousness

Zen Essence Of Life:

- The Greatest achievement is self mastery.
- The greatest worth is the emptiness of everything.
- The greatest knowledge is constant awareness.
- The greatest action is not confronting or confirming with the worldly ways.

-The greatest wisdom is non attachment.
- The greatest medicine is peaceful mind.
- The greatest meditation is droping of self image.
-The greatest enlightment is not concerened with results.
-The greatest universal law is nothing is permanent

  • To experience the infinite vastness within and to unfold cosmic wonders. Drop your mind every moment and simply flow with rhythm.

  • Nothing is as scary as our own mind and nothing is as sacred as our own mind. How we unfold our mind is the essence of life.

  • The entire universe arises and subsides in an infinite consciousness. Everything we call the external world is sensations, images, feelings & thoughts in our own consciousness.

  • There are only two responses to the world, accept or ignore. Our life depends on which one we choose.

  • In what is seen, there should be just the seen;
  • In what is heard, there should be just the heard;
  • In what is sensed, there should be just the sensed;
  • In what is thought, there should be just the thought."
  • Grasp nothing, resist nothing....

  • There is nothing rational about existence . I exist is a perpetual surprise & therefore simply live joyfully in present moment.

  • Every ending is simply a new beginning. Nothing ends, nothing. All is a beginning. Welcome to the new now.

  • In reality nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion or Illusion.

  • We make plans, projecting from the past into the future. But we can never fully anticipate the Unknown...

  • Six easy steps to enlightenment:
  • 1. Accept Your Life Gracefully 2. Develop sense of peace 3. Develop sence of purpose 4. Develop sense of fulfillment 5. Be happy and relax ...There is no step 6....

  • Every tragedy of the human experience can be attributed to one human decision - the decision to withdraw from self image...  

  • Life is a infinite series of cosmic game. It Fills what's empty. It Empties what's full!!!

  • In every event of LIFE, If we look only for what we want to see, we miss all there is worth to see.

  • The ability to think is extraordinary but, the ability when not to think is even more extraordinary.

  • The joy of life is not to have everything we want, but to enjoy everything that we have.

  • As we appreciate life without being judgemental, we become more happy, gracious and valuable ..both to ourselves and everyone around us.

  • The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least....

  • Meditation, nature, art and music all help our neurons to turn off the internal gossip and dialogue.

  • Internal dialogue limits our understanding towards universal realm & purpose of our beingness. Use the mind sparingly and seek a quiet mind as often as possible to witness and enjoy the vastness of cosmic circus.

  • From external world we expect and spend our entire life seeking what we already have........Happiness and Peace within!!!

  • There is actually nothing that we need in order to be happy. Our mind only creates the illusionary needs.

  • To experience karmic freedom and peace, allow Life to flow through you without any clinging, aversion or resistance with simple awareness.

  • Understanding our mind is far more important than understanding Life, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom towards our life.

  • It is not about how we live our life, It is all about how we respond to our life.

  • Between the banks of pleasure and pain the river of life flows. The key is to let life flow in its own rhythm.

  • Change is inevitable. The trick in life is not to resist or avoid the change, but to adopt the change.

  • We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.

  • If something is comming in your life, dont resist and if something is going from your life dont try to hold it, Let nature play its own game. You simply remain as that Space of being.

  • Its worth avoiding those People who are more impressed by the height of your material wealth than the the depth of your inner wealth.

  • I trust Law of Nature, because it is unbiassed, unprejudiced, uninfluenced by like or dislike, by any doubt or fear and its above perspective of human mind.

  • The irony of life is that, by the time we are matured enough to know our way around, we are old enough not going anywhere.

  • Frame every so-called event in Life with these words:
  •    In five years, will this matter?'

  • The obstacle in spritual growth is not ignorance of self, it is the illusion of self.

  • If we neglect the present for the future, we will never cherish our life, because when the future arrives we may not be present....

  • We are not body, brain or name, then who we are ? We are all spiritual beings traveling along the same path. Eventually we all are destined to get to the same place. During this entire journey, The direction is more important than the speed. Experience is more worthy than belief. Rest all is illusion.

  • The wonderful teaching is from a bird silently flying across the sky: it leaves no path that can be followed, yet its rhythm, freedom, joy, beingness and skill to reach destination cannot be denied.

  • Do not seek fame. Do not make plans. Do not crave anything. Do not be absorbed and entangled by activities. Do not think that you know or you dont know something. Be just aware of all that is around you and dwell in the infinite. Wander where there is no path. Enjoy all that nature gave you, but act as though you have received nothing because you can not hold or posses anything. Be empty, that is all.

  • Meditation is the only process, to know nothing and yet everything.

  • Letting go of our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, point of view and ego is a wonderful gift to ourselves and world. it is Freedom from self created insanity and illusion.

  • Some of us think holding on makes us stronger, try other way round to realize, if there was anything worth holding on to!!!

  • The circumstances of the world are so variable, It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most receptive and responsive to change.

  • Our existence, our mind, our thoughts, our emotions, our achievments, our ego, our noise, birth or death all these has no relevance to the universe and its flow. In contrast, universe and its flow plays a vital role and have great significance for our beingness.

  • We don't have power to stop the mind, but if we wish we do have power to alter it.

  • It requires courage to see insight, how imaginary concepts superimpose the illusion of various things in our mind, which is the root cause of all afflictions.

  • The essence of life is very simple. Everything arises and everything dissolves in its own natural flow. Just be with the flow......

  • The mind is like a garden. Either cultivate it well, or accept the weed.

  • Something we call it misfortune today, become a blessings after few years or a vice versa, because universal law is bottomless.

  • Often the mind only come in the way of natural flow of life. Step out of the way and allow life to flow in its own direction. Be a silent observer.

  • If you wish to make a difference in the life of a person today, start with self and you'll make a difference to the entire world.

  • Wise individual knows how to apply the mind, Awaken individual knows how to ignore the mind.

  • Some of the most significant moments in our life happen without we even knowing it. All our emotions and corresponding actions are simply based on Ego, fear and desire only. Be aware of them fully to realize and alter the Life.

  • When I let go of what I am, I become what I am suppose to be.

  • If we understand the transient and illusory nature of every event in life, then it should not be difficult for us to accept the flow of our life.

  • Everything in the Universe eventually wears out. We do not pass through life. Life passes through us...

  • We have a choice to determine what LIFE means to us! Until we decide to give meaning to our life, it remains meaningless.

  • There's no real world apart from illusionary dreams created by mind. To see dreams as dreams is freedom. To deny dreams is adding one more illusionary dream.

  • Sometimes we need to distance ourself from our mind, to see things clearly.

31 July 2011

Jiddu Krishnamurthy on Dying daily

Questioner: Would you please explain what you mean by dying daily?

Jiddu Krishnamurti: Why is it that we are so frightened of death? Because death is the unknown. We don't know what is going to happen tomorrow; actually, we don't know what is going to happen. Though we build for tomorrow, actually, realistically, we don't know; and so there is always the fear of tomorrow. So, fear is the guiding factor, which is the incapacity to meet the unknown, and therefore we continue taking today over into tomorrow. That is what we are doing, is it not? We give continuity to our idiosyncrasies, to our jealousies, to our stupidities, to our memories; wherever we are, we carry them over from day to day.

Don't we do that? And so there is no dying, there is only an assurance of continuity. That is a fact. Our names, our actions, the things that we do, our property, the desire to be - all these give a continuity. Now, that which continues obviously cannot renew. There can be renewal only when there is an ending. If you are the same tomorrow as you are today, how can there be renewal? That is, if you are attached to an idea, to an experience which you have had yesterday and which you desire to continue tomorrow, there is no renewal; there is a continuity of the memory of the sensation of that experience, but the experience itself is dead. There is only the memory of the sensation of that experience, and it is that sensation you want to continue. And where there is continuity, obviously there is no renewal. And yet it is what most of us want - we want to continue.

We want to continue with our worries, with our pleasures, with our memories; and so most Of us are actually uncreative. There is no possibility of a rebirth, a renewal. Whereas, if each day we died, finished at the end of the day all our worries, all our jealousies, all our idiocies and vanities, our cruel gossip - you know, the whole business - if each day we came to an end and did not carry all that over into tomorrow, then there would be a possibility of renewal, would there not?

So, why do we accumulate? And what is it that we accumulate, apart from furniture and a few other things? What is it that we accumulate? Ideas, words, and memories, do we not? And with these we live - we are those things. With those things we want to live, we want to continue. But if we did not continue, there would be a possibility of a new understanding, a new opening. This is not metaphysical, this is not something fantastic. Experiment with it yourself and you will see that an extraordinary thing takes place. How the mind worries over a problem, over and over and over again, day after day!

Such a mind is incapable, obviously, of seeing something new, is it not? We are caught in our beliefs - religious, sociological, or any other form of belief - and those beliefs are oneself. Beliefs are words, and the word becomes important, and so we live in a sensation which we want to continue, and therefore there is no renewal. But if one does not continue, if one does not give continuity to a worry, but thinks it out, goes into it fully and dissolves it, then one's mind is fresh to meet something else anew.

But the difficulty is that most of us want to live in the past, in past memories, or in the future, future hopes, future longings - which indicates that the present is not significant, and therefore we live yesterday and tomorrow, and give continuity to both. If one actually experiments with this thing, really dying each day, each minute, to everything that one has accumulated, then there is a possibility of immortality. Immortality is not continuity, which is merely time; there is continuity only to memory, to ideas, to words. But, when there is freedom from continuity, then there is a state of timelessness, which cannot be understood if you are merely the result of continuity.

Therefore, it is important to die every minute and to be reborn again - not as you were yesterday. This is really very important, if you would go into it seriously. Because, in this there is a possibility of creation, of transformation. And most of our lives are so unhappy because we don't know how to renew; we are worn out, we are destroyed by yesterday, by yesterday's memories, misfortunes, unhappiness, incidents, failures.

Yesterday burdens our minds and hearts, and with that burden we want to understand something which cannot be understood within the limits of time. And that is why it is essential, if one would be creative in the deep sense of that word, that there be death to all the accumulations of every minute. This is not fantastic, this is not some mystical experience. One can experience this directly, simply, when one understands the whole significance of how time as continuity prevents creativeness.

Source - Jiddu Krishnamurti talk at Ojai, August 27, 1949