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Pearls before Swine

A swine, a hog, always lives on refuse and excrement. You may throw before it the best of food-stuffs or invaluable treasures, even diamonds […]

Annihilating Sanskaras: Two Analogies – 3. The simile of dream and awakening

 

 

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Let us take another simile. Suppose you are dreaming, and in that dream state you are enjoying a […]

Annihilating Sanskaras: Two Analogies – 1. The tailor and the coat

You people die a thousand deaths, and despite that, you stay where you are and do not progress. You continue to get caught up […]

Giving up your life

“He who does not give up his life does not reach his Beloved God.”

… Now what is the meaning of this “life giving”? […]

The Wanderings of the Mind in Maya

 

 

The more you think of Maya, the more is your anxiety, or your eagerness for its (Maya’s) enjoyment (upabhog), and the greater […]

Mind and the Working of Sanskaras – Part-2/2

 

 

As to the one who has realized God and is immersed in the state of Truth, such a one possesses, […]

Winning release from Maya (Part 3/3)

Take another example. Imagine a man without any teeth. Now, if a fine stalk of sugar cane were brought to him, what would he […]

Winning release from Maya (Part 1/3)

 

If you can only manage to give up subservience to the great attributes of Maya, which are kam, krodh, lobh-passion (lust), anger and […]

The Voice of Conscience and Firmness of Mind

“Your mind must be as firm as a rock that resists strong blasts of wind from all sides without budging an inch.” […]

On sanskaras – The Creation, Cutting Up, and Destruction – Part 4/4

Thus by renouncing everything, surrendering heart and soul to their Guru, and remaining constantly in his sahavas, the bhaktas are enabled to perform the […]