Sri-M-6

Sri M said….

When the mind becomes quiet and silent, the aim of all forms of meditation – one comes face-to-face with one’s consciousness.

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Sri-M-5

Sri M said….

The Upanishad says that Supreme Truth or Reality is not a thing in the past – it is right Here and Now! Because it is right here, all our acquired knowledge cannot be applied to that Supreme Being.

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Sri-M-4

Sri M said….

What I am saying is that there is nothing to fear. To live with this understanding is what is called holistic living. It is to live with the understanding that the entire universe is pervaded by that blissful Supreme Being and we are a part of that! 

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Sri-M-3

Sri M said….

The world is such a funny place – you try to chase something and it always seems to run away from you…you leave it and it tries to follow you!

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Sri-M-2

Sri M said….

‘That which does not move’ – is that which is absolutely still like the eye of the cyclone, total motion but in the middle there is no movement – absolute calmness.

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Sri-M-1

Sri M said….

Plato has said it brilliantly. He says ‘there are two eternal things in this universe– one ‘Is’ and is never becoming and the other ‘is not’ but is ever becoming’. That ‘becoming’ is what is known as ‘jagat‘. That movement – it is physical as well as psychological

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Sri-M-17

Sri M said….

You must have heard the famous statement that many people think is a modern English saying – ‘blind leading the blind’.

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Sri-M-16

Sri M said….

As long as you have a physical body, nobody can know everything. We need to learn. At any time, one should be prepared to learn.

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Sri-M-15

Sri M said….

The avadhoot Dattatreya had twenty-four teachers in his life, and one of them was the honey–bee. The Avadhoot says, I learnt the lesson from the honeybee, collecting and storing for a rainy day;

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Sri-M-14

Sri M said….

The meaning that Adi Shankaracharya has given for ‘shad’ in the word ‘Upanishad’ is ‘to shake up’ – shake the mind out of its delusion that happiness is outside and not inside.

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Sri-M-13

Sri M said….

When all the ‘maya‘ or delusion has been cleared and when all the agitations of the mind are cleared, then only the true essence is left behind.

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Sri-M-12

Sri M said….

Shruti means shrotrasya – ‘that which is heard’, not ‘that which is read’. So ‘hearing’ meaning ‘listening’ is an important part of the Upanishad.

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Sri-M-11

Sri M said….

When I eat a fruit – it’s only when the sense organ comes into contact with the fruit, that I enjoy the taste of it. But that enjoyment is not in the fruit – it is in me. I am the one who is enjoying it.

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Sri-M-10

Sri M said….

The rishis–seeing how people are constantly unhappy; seeking all the time and not getting the ultimate fulfillment – discovered that there is happiness, a complete fulfillment available to every human being.

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Sri-M-9

Sri M said….

The most important thing for a human being, I believe, is not to cause pain to other human beings.

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