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Re: Meditation help

Excerpts from Swami Sivananda's book "Jnana Yoga":

A Jivanmukta or Sat-Guru is a blessing to the world. He is a torch-bearer of wisdom or divine light. He is a spiritual lighthouse to shed light to those who move in the ocean of ignorance...

...He is extremely humble. He appears to be quite an ordinary man. He never advertises that he is a Sat-Guru or a knower of Brahman...

...He has no cravings for money or name and fame. He has no desire to establish cult or Ashram. He simply works for the solidarity of the world and elevates people...

...This world abounds with pseudo-Gurus. Beware of such persons. They exploit the innocent and credulous and throw them in the dark abyss. They will mislead people. It is like a blind man leading the blind...

Rare footage of Ramana Maharshi, a true Sat-Guru:

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All we need to know is that if we can see inside of our own minds and be able to notice even subtle changes in our thought processes, the way they feel and also that they remain as a constant enough feeling then our minds are our own, well likely
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Whether or not we think the tenets of other religions are true
is not the point.

The point is
that if we care about others’ happiness
we can be pleased
that their religion is serving to bring them some happiness.
If their religion or spiritual path is contributing to their well-being
that is what really matters.
17th Karmapa
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"The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out"

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Re: Meditation help

Negative ideas that come in from the back of the mind are not enough reason to not educate peoples that do not cause autism or oppose people who desire to think from the middle to treat individuals with enough respect.
Too much influence can be forced in periods of uncalm learning or forceful changes that can lead people to mistrust others entirely until a reconnection to previous mindsets and feelings can be found.
Generally well meaning people will not want to take advantage of those who leave themselves in diminished states, they and their lineage are unlikely to have been the cause of any negative occurrences in the world.
Jumping between versions of ourselves, or different spiritual bodies of our own can allow us to perform in a modern world while also integrating practices, philosophies and feeling gained trough meditation into more efficient daily life
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On the topic of dreams: I wonder if the "divine body" travels during the gross bodies sleep, into the Sidpa Bardo - a place we, in theory, travel to on our way to a rebirth, due to failing to understand our "true nature."

I was thinking, perhaps that place is where "We" go when we dream. A place of illusions, where our Good and Bad Karma follow us, thus giving us blissful dreams, or horrible ones, depending on our actions in the "waking" world.

Here is an article on the Sidpa Bardo: http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia...ace_of_Rebirth

If breaking the cycle of Karma leads to Enlightenment, then I could see why one wouldn't dream anymore.
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On the topic of dreams: I wonder if the "divine body" travels during the gross bodies sleep, into the Sidpa Bardo - a place we, in theory, travel to on our way to a rebirth, due to failing to understand our "true nature."

I was thinking, perhaps that place is where "We" go when we dream. A place of illusions, where our Good and Bad Karma follow us, thus giving us blissful dreams, or horrible ones, depending on our actions in the "waking" world.

Here is an article on the Sidpa Bardo: http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia...ace_of_Rebirth

If breaking the cycle of Karma leads to Enlightenment, then I could see why one wouldn't dream anymore.



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Those questions I have can only be answered by myself. Wait, the void doesn't speak...

No no, wait, I think I lost connection with Atman. Need better reception, darn ego is still in the way.
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Those questions I have can only be answered by myself.

Wait, the void doesn't speak...
No no, wait, I think I lost connection with Atman.
Need better reception, darn ego is still in the way.
moi aussi mon ami
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The last one to add to that meme:

How to Kill Ego? By laughing at it!
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Construction on the Avalokitesvara mandala sand painting for compassion
at The American Theatre in Hampton, VA will continue today through 6 PM!
Construction will resume tomorrow
and the closing ceremony will be held at 3 PM
when the mandala in it's completed form will be swept away
denoting impermanence and non-attachment to all things
Details here: http://bit.ly/2T5m8Ko (photo Aileen Devlin)




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this Avalokitesvara mandala has been swept away
in a dissolution ceremony to symbolize impermanence and non-attachment
The sands have been gifted to a nearby stream
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The last one to add to that meme:

How to Kill Ego? By laughing at it!
There IS no Ego.
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There IS no Ego.
Are you telling me...that ego is all in my head!? Shocked I tell you, shocked!

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Are you telling me...that ego is all in my head!?

Shocked I tell you, shocked!
Hare Krishna hare hare, hare Rama hare Rama.

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Just think... do you know where the sides of your head are? If not you may have lost your ego to such an extent that it's been replaced by another
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Just think... do you know where the sides of your head are? If not you may have lost your ego to such an extent that it's been replaced by another
An altered ego.
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The view ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
https://justdharma.com/s/zkb90
Once you have the view
although the delusory perceptions of samsara may arise in your mind
you will be like the sky; when a rainbow appears in front of it
it’s not particularly flattered
and when the clouds appear, it’s not particularly disappointed either.

There is a deep sense of contentment.
You chuckle from inside as you see the facade of samsara and nirvana;
the View will keep you constantly amused
with a little inner smile bubbling away all the time.
– Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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Relative sensation understanding of life in spite of astrological changes is always a delight. I just wish I could always remember
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If we are looking to our JOBS and to MATERIAL THINGS
to tell us how we are, what we are worth
and where we fit in the world
this is a sign that we have become profoundly CONFUSED
about the order of things.
It shows we have missed the point
about how we human beings stand
in relation to the material world.
17th Karmapa
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Changing the World from the Inside Out"
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*The Essence of the Buddhist teachings*
The Essence of the Buddhist teachings is

as the following verse states

Do not commit any evil actions,
Engage in excellent virtue,
And tame your own mind
This is the teaching of the Buddha.

The entire Buddhist Dharma can be summarized by the instruction
to give up harming others and to benefit them
... For human beings in general and, in particular, for all followers of a spiritual tradition
the most important prerequisite for being a Buddhist is
to give rise to altruistic motivation
... A spiritual practitioner needs to have a peaceful and serene mind
and altruistic attitude...
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Cutting the root of basic confusion ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
https://justdharma.com/s/7xwya
In order to cut the root of basic confusion
one should rest in the natural state without altering it.

Once one is resting in the genuine natural state
one should neither follow one's thoughts nor search for an antidote for them.
If the intrinsic nature is left in its natural state, as it is said
'When water is not stirred, will become clear'
Just as dirty water, if not stirred, will become clear

if the nature of mind is left unaltered, as it is
deluded thoughts will automatically clear up.
The natural flow of the intrinsic nature will come automatically.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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"The Collected Works of Dilgo Khyentse, Volume Three"
ISBN: 978-1590306277
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