Saturday, October 08, 2011

Seek out the expertise

If a law-suit has to be filed, one approaches a lawyer. To get rid of a disease, one has to call upon a doctor. In the same way, if God is wanted, the company of Sadhus must be sought.

- Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:54 am

    As Robert Adams reveals it:
    DO NOT LET CALAMITY RULE YOU
    "You have to begin to identify with the Real Self. You have to begin to let go
    of all the false beliefs, conceptions, dogmas and be yourself. Be the Self
    you've always been. Be the Buddha. Be Krishna. You have that quality deep within
    you. Wake up. Do not let calamity rule you any longer. Know yourself. Do not use
    the mind to react to conditions. Learn to be the observer."

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  2. Anonymous9:31 am

    There is no controlling life.
    Try corralling a lightning bolt,
    containing a tornado. Dam a
    stream and it will create a new
    channel. Resist, and the tide
    will sweep you off your feet.
    Allow, and grace will carry
    you to higher ground. The only
    safety lies in letting it all in -
    the wild and the weak; fear,
    fantasies, failures and success.
    When loss rips off the doors of
    the heart, or sadness veils your
    vision with despair, practice
    becomes simply bearing the truth.
    In the choice to let go of your
    known way of being, the whole
    world is revealed to your new eyes.

    - Danna Faulds

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  3. Anonymous1:11 pm

    Let go of what has passed.
    Let go of what may come.
    Let go of what is happening now.
    Don't try to figure anything out.
    Don't try to make anything happen.
    Relax, right now, and rest.

    Tilopa,

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  4. Anonymous9:34 am

    The armor we erect around our hearts causes a lot of misery. But don't be
    deceived, it's very transparent. The more vivid it gets, the more clearly you
    see it, the more you realize that this shield - this cocoon - is just made up of
    thoughts that we churn out and regard as solid. It's not made of iron. The
    armor is not made out of metal. In fact, it's made out of passing memory.
    Pema Chodron

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  5. Anonymous3:45 am

    People are very misguided if think that meditation is only a psychological matter.

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  6. Anonymous5:59 am

    A very good analogy: As a fish when pulled out of water and cast on land throbs and quivers,
    even so is this mind agitated.

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