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Citate #6

“Language, auspicious, charming, like a creeper, whose minds does it not win over?
– sukta

Citate #2

“The mind is like a naughty child. If you tell it to do one thing, it will do exactly the opposite. So, by asking it to concentrate, it wanders. In Kriya yoga, by asking it to wander if it wishes, it seems to want to become one-pointed.” ~The book of Yoga and Kriya.

The Enjoyer

“Know the Self to be sitting in the chariot, the body to be the chariot, the intellect (buddhi) the charioteer, and the mind the reins. The senses they call the horses, the objects of the senses their roads. When he (the Highest Self) is in union with the body, the senses, and the mind, then wise people call him the Enjoyer.”
~Katha Upanishad, 1.3.3-4.

Calea iubirii

Arjuna:

Of those who love you as the Lord of Love,
Ever present in all, and those who seek you
As the nameless, formless Reality,
Which way is sure and swift, love or knowledge?

Sri Krishna:

For those who set their hearts on me
And worship me with unfailing devotion and faith,
The way of love leads sure and swift to me.

Those who seek the transcendental Reality,
Unmanifested, without name or form,
Beyond the reach of feeling and of thought,
With their senses subdued and mind serene
And striving for the good of all beings,
They too will verily come unto me.

Yet hazardous
And slow is the path to the Unrevealed,
Difficult for physical man to tread.
But they for whom I am the goal supreme,
Who do all work renouncing self for me
And meditate on me with single-hearted devotion,
These will I swiftly rescue
From the fragment’s cycle of birth and death
To fullness of eternal life in me.

Still your mind in me, still yourself in me,
And without doubt you shall be united with me,
Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.
But if you cannot still your mind in me,
Learn to do so through the practice of meditation.
If you lack the will for such self-discipline,
Engage yourself in selfless service of all around you,
For selfless service can lead you at last to me.
If you are unable to do even this,
Receiving success and failure with equal calmness
As granted by me.

– Fragment din Bhagavad Gita, capitolul 12

Maya – The Illusion

“You cannot see That which is the Seer of seeing; you cannot hear That which is the Hearer of hearing; you cannot think of That which is the Thinker of thought; you cannot know That which is the Knower of knowledge. This is your Self, that is within all; everything else but This is perishable.”
~source: the teachings of Yajnavalkya, in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Mircea Eliade – The Sacred and Profane

Paralele interesante.

“Sacred knowledge and, by extension, wisdom are conceived as the fruit of an initiation, and it is significant that obstetric symbolism is found connected with the awakening of consciousness both in ancient India and in Greece. Socrates had good reason to compare himself to a midwife, for in fact he helped men to be born to consciousness of self; he delivered the “new man”. The same symbolism is found in the Buddhist tradition. The monk abandoned his family name and became a “son of the Buddha” (sakyarpidto), for he was “born among the saints” (ariya). So Kassapa said of himself: “Natural Son of the Blessed One, born of his mouth, horn of the Dhamma. This initiatiory birth implied death to profane existence. The schema was maintained in Hinduism as well as in Buddhism.”

तत्त्वमसि

Unul din primele texte în care apare तत्त्वमसि – Tat Tvam Asi –
– Asta eşti  – Brahman e Atman.

As by knowing one lump of clay, dear one,
We come to know all things made out of clay –
That they differ only in name and form,
While the stuff of which all are made is clay;

As by knowing one gold nugget, dear one,
We come to know all things made out of gold –
That they differ only in name and form,
While the stuff of which all are made is gold;

As by knowing one tool of iron, dear one,
We come to know all things made out of iron –
That they differ only in name and form,
While the stuff of which all are made is iron –

So through spiritual wisdom, dear one,
We come to know that all of life is one.

In the beginning was only Being,
One without a second.
Out of himself he brought forth the cosmos
And entered into everything in it.
There is nothing that does not come from him.
Of everything he is the inmost Self.
He is the truth; he is the Self supreme.
You are that, Shvetaketu; you are that.

When a person is absorbed in dreamless sleep
He is one with the Self, though he knows it not.
We say he sleeps, but he sleeps in the Self.
As a tethered bird grows tired of flying
About in vain to find a place of rest
And settles down at last on its own perch,
So the mind, tired of wandering about
Hither and thither, settles down at last
In the Self, dear one, to whom it is bound.
All creatures, dear one, have their source in him.
He is their home; he is their strength.
There is nothing that does not come from him.
Of everything he is the inmost Self.

Sursa:  Chandogya Upanishad

Samsara

Ciclul vieţii în hinduism, budism şi jainism implică dukha (suferinţă) iar singura modalitate de-a ne elibera de suferinţă este să ne deconectăm de la toate planurile, dorinţele, gândurile şi luptele de zi cu zi. Nu pot fi susuri fără josuri. Urcuşuri fără coborâşuri. Bucurii fără suferinţe. Îs la pachet. Dar ce poate fi e nirvana sau moksha, la hinduşi. Eliberare, orice ar vrea să însemne asta.

Samsara

Infuzii de hinduism #6

“Should even one’s enemy arrive at the doorstep, he should be attended upon with respect. A tree does not withdraw its cooling shade even from the one who has come to cut it.”
― Mahabharata 12.146.5

Infuzii de hinduism #5

“It is only when we have renounced our preoccupation with “I,” “me,” “mine,” that we can truly possess the world in which we live. Everything, provided that we regard nothing as property. And not only is everything ours; it is also everybody else’s.”
― Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy

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