Bhavin Dave

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A healing prayer from Yogananda

O Spirit, teach us to heal the body by recharging it with Thy cosmic energy, to heal the mind by concentration and cheerfulness, and to heal the disease of soul ignorance by the divine medicine of meditation on Thee. Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda Spirit is Atman. Pure consciousness Soul is not atman. It is the …

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The very lovely body!

WARNING DON’T READ BEYOND THIS. GETS DISGUSTING In general, and it may be more true for men then women, people suffer from getting attracted or admiring things of “beauty”. It is a top class seller in Hollywood and modeling and in ads The human body. Someone who looks beautiful or handsome and the observer can …

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Did the scripture lie?

Yoga Vasistha is one if the highest books ever written. We see countless people in association with sages – but they take several births to achieve supreme consciousness What is wrong? Dis the scripture lie when it says only a few days? Not at all ! This refers to pure souls. Those souls are very …

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Can this be true?

The spark of jñāna will easily consume all creation as if it were a mountain-heap of cotton. All the crores of worlds being built upon the weak (or no) foundation of the ego, they all topple down when the atomic bomb of jñāna comes down upon them. (Bhagavān in ‘ Day by Day with Bhagavān’, …

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Why do we have problems?

According to mother In human life the cause of all difficulties, all discords, all moral sufferings, is the presence in everyone of the ego with its desires, its likes and dislikes. Even in a disinterested work which consists in helping others, until one has learned to overcome the ego and its demands, until one can …

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The purpose of prayer

The purpose is to find a Guru. Once that is done and the dissciple has faith in Guru then it is only a matter of time

Silence

Question: How can silence be so powerful? Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharshi: A realized one sends out waves of spiritual influence which draw many people towards him. Yet he may sit in a cave and maintain complete silence. We may listen to lectures upon truth and come away with hardly any grasp of the subject, but …

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So true

Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. — Naval That is the one thing people will not do. They will sacrifice their body in …

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Against mindfulness – the failure of mindfulness

All the promises of mindfulness resonate with what the University of Chicago cultural theorist Lauren Berlant calls “cruel optimism”, a defining neoliberal characteristic. It is cruel in that one makes affective investments in what amount to fantasies. We are told that if we practice mindfulness, and get our individual lives in order, we can be …

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Who am I. An old poem

Tell me tell me What it is No thought no logic No ego no emotions Neither life nor death Who am I ? Knowledge limits you Beyond understanding am I Compassion am I But I have no compassion Love I have none For love am I Thus spake the great The riddle to be solved …

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