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I and You

 

(More writings of Sri T.L. Mahanandhar)

Page 6



Guru


Listen about guru, the real,

beyond one and two.

The unborn

real master is guru,

therefore perfection is guru.


Ego also imposes itself to be a guru

in this imperfect world of ignorance.


This is the difference between

GURU and UPAGURU,

knowledge and ignorance,

unborn and born,

truth and untruth,

real fire and artificial fire.


GURU is all-pervading.

He is in you.

Search within and realise

the true GURU.


The source of knowledge,

life of the ignorant world,

is no other than you,

the Real.


This is love.

This love is

behind your body

behind your personality

behind your ignorance.


This we call

TOTAL LOVE

INEXPRESSIBLE LOVE

FATHOMLESS LOVE

UNBORN LOVE

PURE LOVE

FOUNTAIN OF LOVE

which is ever-shining

on its own.


From time unknown

to time unknown

HE is the one who is beyond

your positive and negative

attitude of love.


TRUE LOVE IS AS IT IS


This is love.


You have understood

that

love is everywhere.

It is inside your ego, mind and intellect,

it is above your head,

it is beneath your feet,

it is in your bone cells,

it is inside your brain brain cells,

it is inside your nerve cells,

it is inside your blood cells,

it is inside your muscle cells,

it is inside your skin cells,

- with this one can understand,

where is it not?

This pure love.


HE is all over the universe.


The tiniest pollen and amoeba

are filled to the brim with this pure love.


That is why HE alone is

equally equal to all.

HE is with all

so HE is beyond all

so HE is Truth

so HE is pure

so HE is love.


No way to get out of love.

No place to hide from HIM.

Once you know this truth, this love,

you will also start to love

because you have realized

you are no other than love.


For the real GURU alone

is the

fountain of love.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

SAHAJ SAMADHI

 

 

A PERFECT COIN

A COMPLETE COIN

HAS NOTHING TO DO

TO BECOME A COIN


SO IS SAHAJ SAMADHI.

THIS IS YOU, THE REAL.


A COMPLETE COIN HAS TWO SIDES

AND THE EDGE ALL AROUND.

THIS WE CALL A PERFECT COIN.


THIS SIDE IS A COIN

THAT SIDE IS A COIN

AND THE EDGE IS ALSO A COIN.


BUT YOUR THIS SIDE

AND THAT SIDE

AND THE EDGE

ARE ONLY PARTS OF THE COIN.


IN YOUR EYES,

IN YOUR CONCEPT,

THERE IS THIS SIDE,

THAT SIDE

AND THE EDGE.


YOUR KNOWLEDGE ALSO

IS THE KNOWLEDGE

OF THE SIDES AND THE EDGE,

BUT WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT

THE OPPOSITE SIDE

YOU DISAGREE.


WHY DO YOU DISAGREE

WITH EACH OTHER?

WHY?

WHY DO YOU DO SO?

WHY?


LACK OF REAL KNOWLEDGE

MAKES YOU BEHAVE THIS WAY.

YOUR BEHAVIOUR ALWAYS

PUSHES YOU INTO THE POCKET

OF ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTION.

THIS IS IGNORANCE.


THIS IGNORANCE

HAS SEIZED YOUR KNOWLEDGE,

THE KNOWLEDGE THAT IS

SOLID AND TRUE.


THIS IGNORANCE ALONE

HATCHES OUT EGO

AND THEN THIS EGO,

THE PRODUCT OF IGNORANCE

GETS CONFUSED AT EVERY STEP

DUE TO LACK OF KNOWLEDGE

AND RUNS TO IGNORANCE

FOR HELP

AGAIN AND AGAIN.


THUS THIS UNREAL EGO

IN ASSOCIATION WITH IGNORANCE

DEVELOPS CONFUSIONS

ONE AFTER ANOTHER

AND THIS IS HOW

IT REMAINS FAR BEHIND

THE REAL KNOWLEDGE,

THE TRUTH


TO GET RID OF THIS IGNORANCE COMPLETELY

TO GET OUT OF THIS DELUSIVE CLUTTER

THE ONLY WAY, THE RIGHT MEANS,

IS TO DIVE DEEP - DEEP - DEEP

WITHIN YOUR SELF.


REMAIN AS THAT VOID IS.

REMAINING INSIDE THE VOIDNESS,

TRY TO BE VOID AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING.


THE MORE YOU DEVELOP THIS PRACTICE,

THIS HABIT,

THE MORE YOU WILL MELT

LIKE A BALL OF ICE

THAT MELTS AWAY

WITHOUT ANY EFFORT.


DO IT REGULARLY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.

GRADUALLY DEVELOPING THIS PRACTICE

GO DEEPER AND DEEPER.


YOUR CONSTANT PRACTICE

ON THE PATH OF TRUTH,

ON THE PATH OF SELF-REALIZATION

WILL CERTAINLY MAKE YOU REALIZE

THE TRUTH ETERNAL

AS IT IS.



THIS IS THE STATE WE CALL

SAHAJA SAMADHI


 

 

 

 

 



HOGGISH EGO


The common mind of egoistic people is fastidious. Such a sensitive ego always runs after objects of this delusive world.

Ambitious ego ever keeps in its mind to give defeat to others. This nature of mind develops a destructive environment and always thinks evil of others.

Showing arrogance, ego moves in the world to entrap others and then finally breathes its last breath, with great humiliation, being caught in the trap it had designed to catch others.

This is how hoggish ego ends its most precious human life for nothing.

Rise above your selfish ego, this ignorance. Only then will you be ever immortal. Liberalism is life. This broad-mindedness is knowledge. Miserliness is death. This selfishness is ignorance.






MAN OF SIN


When a man fails to discriminate between right and wrong, he perishes.

Lack of memory ruins the power of discrimination.

Anger ever keeps a man in delusion and causes him to lose his memory.

Anger breeds only when a man is unable to achieve the desired object to which he is attached.

He who always thinks of sense-objects develops attachment for them.

Instead of meditating on the ETERNAL SELF within him, if a man starts to think too much about delusive

sense-objects, definitely he will prove himself to be a man of sin.

 


NOTE: The above and some of the next following short pieces are somewhat reminiscent of the Bhagavad Gita - Ed



MAYA the DIVINE


The Lord of Maya, who is in the heart of all beings, causes the universe to revolve.

To go beyond Maya, this divine illusion, and to attain the everlasting abode, HIS grace is essential.

Hence, aspirants, with all their heart must fix their mind in HIM to overcome all the difficulties which are inherent in

HER (Maya).He who takes refuge in HIM alone, crossing this delusive ignorance, realises the Lord of Maya without

fail.





ORIGIN IS TRUTH


To reveal the initial cause of ignorance, aspirants must fill their mind completely with the Lord of all through single-

minded devotion.

 

Only then will they vividly visualise everything that evolves from inexpressible Truth - the origin of all.

 

They who take refuge in Self-splendour, being one with the Truth, attain peace eternal and at the end become one

with the Supreme Self - for they are no other than Truth Eternal.





PROMISE


First evacuate worldly objects completely from the field of mind, meditating on the Lord at all times.

This one-pointed devotion will help you to renounce all enjoyments - this delusive world of ignorance.

They who practise, giving up all attachment and desire and sit firmly in the one single Truth - I do promise that such

devotees of Mine will come to Me without doubt - says the Lord of all.





RESTLESS MIND


To control the vagaries of the restless mind, aspirants must dive deep in meditation without fail.

Do this practice patiently and with full faith.

This firm hold on continuous practice alone will achieve victory over your restless mind at the end.

Worry not.





HIGHEST YOGA


Yogis should know this truth that yoga puts an end to all the sorrows of this illusive world of ignorance. To come out

safely from the pain and pleasure of this nasty nattle-dream, one must know what mind is, because control of mind is

the highest yoga.


When the mind is well-controlled with this yoga, the only way of atonement - only then the practitioner's prayer and

meditation is known to be fruitful.


Yoga means to be ever united with the Lord of all. They who sit in yoga are ever fear-free and serene because they are

united with the Supreme Reality at all times and in all conditions.


Yoga is known to be the highest devotional practice of all practices because it changes the mortal yogi to immortal.

This is how yoga puts an end to all the sorrows of mankind.



 



 

SUN UNBORN


 

If you really want to enjoy the sun and its rays, you must not keep your windows closed.

Open them
without delay - only then will you really feel the pleasure of having the use of

the light, the heat and the sun itself.


In darkness, you are unable to see, even though your eyesight is powerful and healthy.
 
Your physical existence is helpless without light. Therefore completely remove everything that

covers you - this ignorance and attachment - only then will you attain and enjoy the

Truth, the Eternal light. The all-pervading supreme light is within you. Reveal this light

which is the life of all.


First get the help of this Eternal Light and enjoy. Then help the suffering world of

ignorance that is facing all sorts of trouble without it.


Ego, the product of ignorance, alone is the cause of your pain and pleasure - which is

unawareness.


Aspirants must take refuge in Eternal Knowledge and follow its practice very strictly. The

Supreme Self is within you all, therefore dive deep within. This is the only way to realise

Truth and the real solution to your worldly troubles. Hence, be introspective, entirely

depending on one single truth- like the dying patient putting all his trust in his doctor.


Restrain your restless mind that wanders away, bringing it back to your target of

meditation again and again. This constant practice will certainly prove to be of great help

to control the wandering mind and to realise the SUN UNBORN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE IS PERFECTION


Your day-to-day practice will bear fruit in time only when you see that passions are quieted, you

are completely tranquil and full of enormous supreme bliss.


This state alone helps the yogi to identify with the unborn eternal truth, the goal of life. This is

how practice turns into perfection.


Practitioners should do all their allotted day-to-day worldly duties as usual in the name of the

Lord, without having any attachment or desire for objects. For the world is bound by action.

Know it clearly that action originates from the Vedas, and the Vedas from the Truth Eternal.


When aspirants will realise this Eternity, they will ever delight in the self, for they are ever satisfied

in the Self. Such men of self-realisation alone have no duties to perform in this world of

ignorance, for they are ever united with the IMPERISHABLE.


Moreover, you should know that the constant practice of unification, this unity with the Eternal

self, alone is the real duty of all creatures.


Such a one who is ever united, who is one with the Truth, knows well that he is not doing

anything in this delusive world of ignorance, because in his eyes nothing exists except one single

Truth - which is none other than himself.


 

 

 

 




GOD'S WILL

 

Who else can do it?

Who has created the universe?

Who has given life to you?

Who is beating your heart?

Who is breathing in you?

Who is speaking through you?

Who is the looker that directs the eyes?

Who is hearing inside you?

Who makes you move in the world?

Who is eating different kinds of food

- through innumerable mouths?

Who is swallowing one universe after another

- in the form of a black hole?

Who is it that gives life and death, one at a time?

Who is the inventor of this mysterious creation?

Who is the juggler that introduces

the homogeneous and heterogeneous

populations of this finite world in no time?


Who else can it be except GOD,

the almighty, one, single Truth eternal?


Therefore aspirants should realise this truth

that the entire creation is hanging in the air

by the will of God.


This is how God's will alone is functioning,

being ever active at all times

and in all conditions.




 

 

 



PURENESS

 

 

The source of all purity is you, the Real. The source of the holy Gandaki River is the

Himalaya, but just by taking a bath or washing in it, pureness will not come automatically.

Similarly, by performing any particular form of ritual only, you will not be pure. In other

words, worship, japa, and all other religious practices without devotion are of no use.


You, the Real, who are beyond your ego, are pure and perfect by nature, but your ignorance,

the source of ego, which is impure, has covered this purity. Lacking the real knowledge of

Truth, ignorance attempts to rule over you, the Pure Mind. The effrontery of this attempt

and this effort alone covers up purity, in the form of ego. Like a spider, this ego, the product

of ignorance, spins its web for the capture of worldly objects. This is how ego imposes itself

to be real, leaving far behind the Truth Eternal.


Now ego, the ruler, desires to have control all over the world. The more this ambitious ego

desires objects, the more attachment it develops, but whenever it fails to acquire its desired

objects, it becomes angry. Angry ego, being mad for the desired objects, loses its temper and

its greediness compels that anger to become wild and brutal. Thus, brutality breeds fear, and

finally this fear reproduces death.


In this way, impurity, your ignorance, covers the pure you, the Real Mind, fully - like an

eclipse that totally covers the sun or moon.


Now the point is - how to set yourself free from this illusive ego and ignorance? To get rid of

this ego addiction, reverse your movement from object to subject, from ignorance to real

knowledge, from impure to pure. Ego must agree with the Truth. Ego must surrender

completely to succeed in life.


Realization reveals the Truth only when you are pure - only when you are no longer ego. No

ego means no ignorance in total. Only then will you see the dawn of eternity. The Truth

Unborn alone is pure and this pureness is you, the Real. Therefore reveal this purity which is

ever free from death, fear, anger, greed, lust, attachment, desire, ego and ignorance - the

cause of all troubles.



 

 





RELIGION

 

 

Remember, you are not the body - this ego, and ignorance. you are religion. You are the source

of all religions. The world must know it well - you are the Truth and Truth is your religion.


You are ever sin-free. You are not unreal. Impurities cannot be your ornaments. Purity alone is

your real ornament.


You are ever-pure so you are tranquil and naked. You never tell a lie, that is why your

statements are ever-true.


The whole universe is yourself. There is none to cheat. To deceive others is not your religion.


You are beyond desire, attachment, lust, greed and anger. That is to say, you are out of reach

of this illusive world of ignorance.


The dogma of this illusion is not your religion. The fountain of love you are, so love alone is

your religion - which is tranquil and vast like the fathomless sky.


Now, one should understand that your religion is all-pervading, omniscient, omnipotent and

omnipresent Truth.


This is why you are regarded as Truth Eternal - God, the only symbol of unborn true religion.


This is the gist of your religion.




 

 

 



KINGDOM OF HEAVEN


Always remember

God is your father, mother, teacher and protector.

God has created the universe.

He has created you.

He is your life.

He is your food.

He is your drink.

He is the air which you breathe in and breathe out.

He is your light.

He is your sight.

He is your sun and moon.

He is your vast and spacious sky

where countless planets and stars are twinkling.

The earth on which you stand is He.

Whomsoever you see in this world and the next is He.

The poor are God. The sick are God.

So serve them all.

If you love God, love everybody.

Your friend and foe, both are God.

Love all, for all are God.

Love is God. God is love.

Therefore you love.

He who loves, to him

the kingdom of heaven is at hand.




 

 

 

 

FEAR


Fear is ignorance, so it is weak, it is cowardly and blind. Fear is death. Blindness is dark. Blind eyes need light in this darkness.

Look! In the light there is no darkness to cause you fear so get help of the light. Light is within your body, mind and intellect, therefore search for this eternal light which is within you. Find it out by all means - only then will you remain free of fear. You will be free from death, because in light eternal there is no trace of death - your ignorance.

Fear makes a man weak and leads to death. You, the real light, are fear-free and deathless. Know this truth that you are immortal. Hence, rise above this ignorance to be immortal, because immortality you are.

To reveal this truth, search within your self without fear. Only then will you see you are there - all alone.






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