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THE MAN IN THE RADIO

THE MAN IN THE RADIO   We do not create our thoughts   but receive them from the mental atmosphere all around us j ust like a radio receives wavelengths.   The first radios brought to India by the English were large wooden boxes, and at the times in the countryside few had heard of electricity, let alone radios; so when an illiterate villager saw …

OUR – SELF IMAGE – THE WAY OUT – TECHNIQUE

SELF IMAGE – THE WAY OUT – TECHNIQUE   1) Observe all your movements, thoughts, emotions, impulses; – Become aware of those which come from your old self-image. – Firmly reject them and substitute them with more harmonious, truer ones.   – Realize that:   You are a ray, a spark of the Divine, have always been and will always be, whatever self image of …

TAT TWAM ASI – VARIOUS APPROACHES

TAT TWAM ASI – VARIOUS APPROACHES   The Ashtavarka Ghita:   Your real nature is as the one perfect, free, and action-less consciousness, the all-pervading witness — unattached to anything, desire-less and at peace. It is from illusion that you seem to be involved in samsara.   You are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable, unfathomable awareness, imperturbable: so hold to nothing but consciousness.   …

THE SELF AS ENEMY – WU HSIN

 THE SELF AS ENEMY – WU HSIN   The self, in fact, is just a bundle of perceptions and memories,   but the more actions performed imagining that it is the self that originates and executes them, the more substance this unsubstantial entity is endowed with. In this matter of gaining substance for itself, this structure assumes authority, takes it upon itself to mediate between …

THE SELF – RAMANA MAHARSHI

 THE SELF – RAMANA MAHARSHI   There is never a moment when the Self is not: it is ever present, here and now.   You are the Self, nothing but the Self, anything else is just imagination, so BE the Self here and now.   The self cannot be found in books.You have to find it for yourself, within yourself. The Self is one and …

THE WITNESS – THE OBSERVER – THE WAY RAMANA MAHARSHI

THE WITNESS – THE OBSERVER – THE WAY RAMANA MAHARSHI   The witnessing of awareness can persist through waking, dreaming and deep sleep.   The Witness is fully available in any state, including your own present state of awareness right now.   So notice: you can see the clouds float by because you are not those clouds-you are the witness of those clouds.   You …

PERSONALITY – THE WAY – WU HSIN

PERSONALITY – THE WAY – WU HSIN   We can study the function and behavior of any organism. Why is it that only in humans do we create the concept of a person?   The person is like the music produced by the instrument.   The situation as it presents itself is that there is an organism and an entity in the organism whose thoughts, …

WHO AM I – MERE – SRI AUROBINDO

WHO AM I – MERE – SRI AUROBINDO   Mere:   Ask yourself:   “What do I call ‘myself’?   Is it my body? – it changes all the time, it is never the same thing. Is it my feelings? – they change so often. Is it my thoughts? – they are built and destroyed continuously.   That is not myself. Where is the self? …

FREEDOM – FREE WILL – WU HSIN

FREEDOM – FREE WILL – WU HSIN     Personal freedom isnothing more thanfreedom from the personal. As such, personal freedom is not available to anybody.   When the mind is seen ascontinually kidnapped by thoughts,the first step toward freedomhas been taken. Now, cease listening towhat is being heard. Instead, listen towhat is listening.   The meditation of freedom is the meditation that lacksa meditator. …

LIFE – UNEXAMINED – SRI AUROBINDO

LIFE – UNEXAMINED – SRI AUROBINDO   The whole aim of the material man is to live, to pass from birth to death with as much comfort or enjoyment as may be on the way, but anyhow to live. He can subordinate this aim, but only to physical Nature’s other instincts, the reproduction of the individual and the conservation of the type in the family, …