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Nothing in this world is permanent ; nothing in this world is eternal .
The only thing permanent is the Divinity within you , the GOD that you are , the Reality that you are .
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Why not be more concerned with what lasts forever , what is permanent and eternal ?
Why not care more for That than for the fleeting relationships ?
Why not think more of the eternal permanent Reality with which you cannot part , why not try to secure and realize That ?
Why try to sacrifice the permanent Reality , the real Eternity ?
Why sacrifice That for the fleeting impermanent relations ?
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To give the forms of foes and friends a sense of personality , individuality and reality to such an extent , as to miss the Impersonated ( masked ) individual ( indivisible ) Real Self or Law .
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Why is it that the sight of woods , landscapes , rivers , lakes , and green hills inspires , uplifts , charms and breeds ecstasy ? Why ?
Because it relieves us of the sense of limited personality , it takes off the put-on looks which weigh us down in the crowded streets .
The blessed trees and dear water in their impersonal gentleness , nay sweetness , no more force on us any sense of smallness .
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Happy is one who turns the whole world into a Heavenly Garden by seeing the same impersonal breath of Life in the throngs of humans as inspires in the rose garden and oak groves .
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Firstly , you should make a habit to study your holy scriptures every morning with sincerity and deep devotion .
It will infuse in you divine happiness which will keep you under its sway the whole day .
After that , even when you go to attend to your daily work , you will remain in touch with your divine happiness and serenity experienced in the morning .
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You must also try to remember and repeat some saying or couplet which may help you maintain your morning inebriation .
Thus , do your work in hand but keep the remembrance of GOD in mind .
Hand in work and mind at rest in GOD .
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The mind should be trained , as some people train a hawk to sit on their hand , to dart into the air to catch its prey and then to come back again to sit on the hand , after doing its job .
Similarly , you , too , should train your mind to attend to its jobs and then to be again absorbed in the thought of GOD-Intoxication or Self-Realization , even though it may be for only a short while in the beginning .
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You might have noticed that , when with the master , the dog becomes bold like a lion , but when alone , it loses all its boldness .
Similarly , if you do a job , while absorbed in a blissful state of mind in remembrance of GOD , you are sure to do it in a much better and more correct way .
It is sad that you cannot train your own mind , while persons are able to train a bird , a hawk etc . Are you worse than a bird or a dog ?
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Make your spouse free of yourself , and you will be free of your spouse .
By making the companion free it is meant that you should make one believe and trust not in your body but in GOD within you .
When the spouse loves you or you love the spouse , you love GOD within the spouse and make the spouse love GOD within you .
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Rama says , Believe not in the lump of flesh of your companion ; believe in the Divinity within .
You should look at this outward flesh and skin as a curtain which become transparent to you , and you see beyond the curtain , GOD within .
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Wherever you may be , however you may be attached to your spouse or child , rest not there , set not your heart on that .
Let your heart be with GOD , let your heart be upon the Divinity within you : that is the way .
Behave in this way yourself and make your spouse and children behave in the same way .
You will be free of them , they will be free of you .
No dependence ; independence , freedom !
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How long will you cling to those toys of names and forms ?
Yes , you must give up one after another , all your pet prejudices , possessions , clingings , attachments .'
Your possessions possess and obsess you . You cannot fence out anybody without first fencing in yourself .
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Hidden in this painful Stripping Robbery lies the treasure of Blissful Success .
The dearest name of GOD to Rama is Hari which literally means the Robber .
O Sweet Hari !
Some might object . Oh ! If I love and yield to the foe , one will eat me up .
Rama says , O you deluded cheat , did you ever really try the experiment ?
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Every object here is the Dear one , Divinity , GOD facing us on every side , staring at us from every nook and corner , the whole world is changed into a paradise .
A Vedantin's eyes make GOD of everything .
When you realize GOD , you will see this . Your food will be converted into GOD . GOD's eyes protrude every object .
When you realize Vedanta , you see , — O wonder of wonders ! You see GOD . You eat GOD , you drink GOD , and GOD lives in you .
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This body that you are addressing is hallucination .
I am GOD . Do you mark that ?
Believe in reality more than in false opinions .
Divinity you are .
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You know every religion has got three aspects . Every religion has got its philosophy , its mythology and its ritual . No religion without philosophy can stand .
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Enjoyment and happiness come only when a person lives in one's GODhead , lives in the Divinity .
People want to eat fruit , but they want to cut down the tree that bears the fruit , they want to be happy and to enjoy themselves , but they do not want to live in the Truth .
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Rama tells you that if you begin to feel this power , you will find a marked change in your life .
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When your mind is rued or annoyed , shut yourselves up in a room ; leave the company of your friends and return to solitude .
Sit alone , chant OM , feel GOD and when you think GOD , when you feel GOD , then come out .
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Strip yourselves of all vanity , feel GOD , and realize the true Self , and be determined to see GOD in everybody .
Just as when you go to the river to bathe , you strip yourselves ; just so must you strip yourselves of this false ego , this personality , this temple of GOD .
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Early in the morning when you chant OM , make firm and strong resolutions to live it , to practise it .
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Christ taught that terrible Truth , and was persecuted and crucified . Socrates came and was given hemlock .
Truth is always disagreeable , terrible .
Truth is never taken cheerfully by the people .
It seems to be a terrible statement , but so it is .
Just mark .
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Truth is undeniable that so long as you are in perfect harmony with Nature , so long as your mind is in tune with the universe and you are feeling and realizing your oneness with each and all , all the circumstances and surroundings , even winds and waves , will be in your favour .
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You are perfect and whole when you realize yourself to be the Whole and the All .
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Love means practically realizing your oneness and identity with your neighbours , with all those who come in contact with you .
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The one who has unwavering faith in GOD , has nothing to worry .
Your scriptures also decree that without this faith you cannot be free from worries and anxieties .
This Faith is very necessary for your peace of mind .
You are to be pitied , if you do not put your Faith in GOD .
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The doubt is like tuberculosis , which will kill you .
We should depend upon GOD only .
One alone lives who lives in GOD .
Do not entertain any doubt about GOD .
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Remember that your desires will be realized only when you consciously or unconsciously lose yourself in the Divinity .
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Be not vain , be not proud .
Never feel that anything belongs to your little self ; it is GOD's , your real Atman's .
Be always a giver , a free worker ; never throw your heart in a begging , expecting attitude . Get rid of the monopolizing habit .
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No seed can spring up and multiply without suffering destruction as to its form and appearance .
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Attack ! Attack ! Hammer on ! Hammer on ! Work , work , work so as to realize the nothingness of the body and the supreme reality of the true Self .
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The positive joy that accompanies faithful work is a spark of Salvation , unconscious Self-realization .
It keeps you pure , untainted , and one with Divinity . This happiness is the highest and surest reward of work .
Follow work for the sake of peace or nirvana connected with it .
Let the inner Soul be at rest and the body be continually at work , the body subject to the laws of dynamics being in action , and the inner Self always at statical rest .
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Work can become wonderful by availing yourself of the secret of all light or power within you .
Vedanta wants you to rise above the little self , the small ego through intense work .
Let the body and mind be continuously at work to such a degree that the labour may not be felt at all .
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The body works automatically , as it were , the mind is absorbed in the work to such a degree that " I am working " is entirely gone , the small enjoying ego is absolutely lost , the credit-seeking little self is absent .
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The greatest worker , when one is at the height of one's work , when one is doing one's best , just mark .
In the eyes of others the worker is engaged in strenuous efforts , but examine from the worker's own standpoint , the worker is no doer .
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What is work ? Intense work , according to Vedanta , is rest .
Here is a paradoxical statement , a startling statement :
Work is rest . All true work is rest .
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It is not good speaking ill of others and indulging in low , mean personal criticism of anybody .
We must see the bright side of everything and everyone and justify them as ourselves .
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The real Self is free , how could it be anything else ! It was never born , will never die , remains the same for ever . Free it must be .
If it were true that you were bound , you never could be free .
But the truth is that we , by our inner nature , are free , and the knowledge of the Truth reveals our Self in true colour .
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If you realize GOD within you , then to hear praises for this little body , to hear any tributes for your body will appear to you as belittling yourself , will appear to you as bemeaning yourself .
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There is in you the Greatest of the great , that is your real Self .
You will have to realize that and know that ; and when you realize and know the true Self , the Atman , you will no longer stoop down to seek praise for this little body .
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That dupe of the senses , who counts on what are called facts and figures , and rests on the foundation of forms , builds on the foam and sinks .
One builds on the rock in whose heart of heart ,
GOD is Real , the world unreal
and the Law a living force .
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The Law is all pervasive , is the higher Self of each and all , and is Rama in this sense .
Yet it must kick out and kill out the personal self .
It is cruel , but its cruelty is the quintessence of Love , because in this very death of the apparent self consists resurrection of the Real Self and Life Eternal .
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One who keeps the false self and claims for it the prerogatives of the Sovereign Self , must , as it were , be devoured by vultures on the height of vanity .
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The freedom of Vedanta is no impunity from Law for the limited local self , ie , personality and body .
This is turning GOD into the very reverse .
Millions of beings perish every hour through this mistake . Thousands of heads are sinking into pessimism , and hundreds of thousands of hearts are breaking every minute , by the foolish reversal of the order of the Law .
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Freedom from Law is secured by becoming the Law ,
that is , The Realization of Shivoham .
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What have religions done ?
Be it said to the credit of beloved Christianity , beloved Mahomedanism , be it said to the credit of these religions that they have done a great deal in removing extrinsic illusion , they have shown to humanity that if they live a pure life , a life of universal love , a life of divine ecstasy , if one lives a life of hope , faith , and charity , unbounded love gushing forth from one in all directions , filling the whole universe with divinity , then we find GOD in everything . Just mark .
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The real saint or sage , the true Christian , the beloved Christian finds GOD even in the names ; one hates not the enemy , but loves the enemy .
Oh ! " Love your enemy as yourself . " That blessed saying of Jesus .
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One finds the same GOD in the flowers .
Have you ever realized that state ?
The truly religious people have .
Flowers speak to you ; and you find sermons in stones , books in the running brooks , the stars speak to you , and the Divinity looks at you through a person's face .
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The debates and discussions of humanity always prove futile .
All attempts to settle differences by argument breed dissension , discontent , and dissatisfaction ; and why ?
The foundation is not properly laid before raising the superstructure .
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First win the heart ; then appeal to reason .
Love might hope where reason would despair .
The wind could not take the coat from the traveller in the fable , but the heat did .
People are too anxious for agreement of thought and creed .
They dont wait for the union of souls .
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Understanding is understanding , or standing under the apparent forms and seeming moods . This is brought about by love .
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Unless you feel all , you know not all . You need not think so much as sink .
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If Love breaks Law , it is the fulfilment of law . If anything else breaks law , it is fanaticism and revolution .
Love is the only divine law . Other laws are organized robbery . Love alone has the right to break law .
Owning through love is divine , owning through law illegal .
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Why this world , whence this world ? or to put it in Vedantic language :
Why this ignorance in the universe ?
Time , space , and causation are also in the world , not beyond the world .
The very moment you begin to say when the world began , the world is on one side and the idea of when on the other side . There you keep the world before the world .
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The world began , when ?
There you want to take away the world from itself ; you want to separate the idea of when from the world .
You want to measure the world by when and why , but you know that when and why are themselves the world .
You want to transcend the world , go beyond the world , and there you place the world .
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Can you tell when Time began ?
This is an antinomy pointed out by Kant also .
When did Time begin ? When you say Time began at that time , you posit Time . This question is impossible .
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Where did Space begin ? The question is impossible . Beyond where Space began , you place a point where it began .
The beginning of Space is surrounded by the idea of where , and the idea of where includes that of place . The question is impossible .
Where did the chain of Causation begin ? The question is impossible .
Why did the chain of Causation begin ? The question is impossible .
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If you point out any beginning of the chain of Causation , you see that the idea of why is itself causation .
It goes beyond you . This is a question which is unanswerable .
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There is no end to Time , Space or Causation whether on this side or the other . Every thinker will show to you that there is no end to it .
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Fearless , fearless , fearless you are .
Are you not the Sun of suns ?
Are you not the Lord of the Universe ?
Why allow the mists and fogs of circumstances to cloud you ?
Keep in your mind the light of Truth ever ablaze , no devil of fear or temptation will approach you .
Believe in the Law Divine .
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Life-success and spiritual success must go together .
Deluded are they who divorce one from the other .
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Fear not ; have holiness and purity in you ; you will never come across anything unclean .
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If you have love in your mind , you will find love ; if you entertain hate , you will meet hate .
If you are afraid of detectives and defrauders , you will not miss them .
If you expect selfishness and deceit , you shall not be disappointed ; from all sides will selfishness and deceit confront you .
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The very moment we rise above the little body , we are free from fear .
Live as Divinity , live Vedanta , and who can harm you ?
Who can inflict injury upon you ?
Fearlessness and Vedanta are inseparable .
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Rama has roamed in dense valleys of the Himalayas . Rama has met tigers , bears , wolves and venomous animals . No harm was done to Rama .
Wild beasts were looked straight in the face , glances met , the fierce animals were outstared and so-called terrible creatures sulked away .
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Fearless , fearless , fearless you are .
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Please make not your life wretched by hanging on worldly wisdom .
Timid prudence makes a downright atheist out of you .
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No calamity is ever worse than the dread of the calamity .
You would rather suffer death than harbour fear of death .
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You are the All . Dispel the fear inducing attachment to the body .
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Lions may be tamed by a single glance , enemies may be pacified by a single look , victory may be won by a single dash of fearlessness .
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Fearlessness , salvation in life , freedom and the sovereignty of heaven can be achieved by none , except by the one who knows oneself , with certainty , to be Brahma Itself , pure Truth , Consciousness , Bliss , ever emancipated , and who sees one's own self everywhere .
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All the religion of the world ,
All the Truth of the world is yours .
No one has any proprietary right over air .
Similarly , no one has any proprietary right over Truth or knowledge .
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Wander not outside your Self .
Keep your own centre .
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Desire is a disease ; it keeps you in a state of suspense .
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The energy we waste in judging others is just what is needed to make us live up to our own ideals .
The habit of looking at ourselves through the eyes of others is called vanity , self-aggrandisement .
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There is no master more masterly than your own experience .
No one was ever pure at heart except through one's own experience .
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Two important points to be brought to your special attention :
1 . Denial of little self . 2 . Positive assertion of real Self .
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Everything you meet in this world should be a stepping stone instead of a stumbling block .
Convert your stumbling block into a stepping stone .
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Let the body and mind be continuously at work to such a degree that the labour may not be felt at all .
What is work ? Intense work , according to Vedanta , is rest .
All true work is rest .
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Like comes to the like .
Have joy of GOD in you right here and the joy of success must gravitate towards you .
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GOD is Truth and Truth is GOD .
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Dear friends , do away with your inertness and fill your hearts with Divine ecstasy and , then , there is none who can stop you from enjoying freedom and liberty .
Come along and join Rama in enjoying the sweet Divine Nectar .
OM Anand , OM Anand , OM Anand
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Jnana ( Fundamental Truth , That Thou Art ) ,
being realized on the Causal plane or penetrating the core of the heart , becomes overwhelming love , universal oneness , feeling and living ecstasy ,
which like the effulgent Sun , although it asks nothing , begs no reward , seeks no fruit , being perfect renunciation on the Mental plane ,
yet must spontaneously pour itself out , as wonderful energy and powerful action on the Physical plane .
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Here is a divine law which should be proclaimed in all corners and in all bazaars :
Try to throw dust into the eyes of GOD and you will be blinded yourself .
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Your Soul is not impure and sinful by nature , it has not fallen through the sin of one person , and does not depend upon the virtue of another to Save it .
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The first law of Moses means Thou shalt have no other GOD but Love .
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Who are you who go about to save them that are lost ?
Are you saved yourself ?
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Without keeping alive the flame of faith and the torch of burning Jnanam in your breast you cannot advance a single step .
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Truth-consciousness brings strength and victory .
Skin-consciousness (even if it be Brahmana-or-Sannyasa-consciousness) makes a cobbler of you .
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Sometimes when only one person listens to you , truth comes more beautifully and magnificently .
Truth cares not whether the audience is large or small .
Take up the idea and by and by the whole world will listen .
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The main purpose of the prayer is to change your heart , to turn you away from your body-consciousness and to take you towards the realization of the Atma or the Self .
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One with pious thoughts and a sincere heart can never pray as if one is separate or away from GOD .
One would pour all one's heart to be one with GOD in prayer .
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Those who daily repeat in their prayers , " I am a sinner , I am born of sin " , etc , are really unfortunate .
They not only do develop in them a tendency to confirm their ties with their body-consciousness , but also perpetuate the idea of sin in their sub-conscious mind .
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You have to give up your body-consciousness and repeatedly concentrate on the idea " I am of the brilliance and resplendence of the Sun , my abode is the same " .
If you do so repeatedly , there is no worry or anxiety which may not be burnt and destroyed for good .
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You have to merge yourselves in the idea that I guide all the intellects and that I am the same who illumines the Sun and the moon .
If you do so thrice , twice or even once a day with sincerity , there is no darkness which may not be dispelled .
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Why should you consider yourself dependent on GOD , Christ , Mohammed , Buddha , Krishna , or any of the saints of this world ?
Free you are , each and all .
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All the ( religious ) sects in this world , including those of India , may be branched under three principle headings .
In Sanskrit we call these : Tassyaivaham , Tavaivaham , Twamevaham .
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The one of Knowledge is all Light .
The fire of Divine Knowledge ,
" I am Brahman " , is all the time burning within .
One is ever absorbed with firm conviction in the Divine meditation .
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If three hundred and thirty-three billions of Christ appear in the world , it will do no good , unless you yourself undertake to remove the darkness within . Depend not on others .
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