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Le Guru

Le Guru

Question: How is one to decide upon a proper Guru? What is the swarupa [nature or real form] of a Guru? Ramana Maharshi: He is the proper Guru to whom your mind is attuned. If you ask, `How to decide who is the Guru and what is his swarupa?’, he should be endowed with tranquility, patience, forgiveness and other virtues; he should be capable of attracting others even with his eyes just as a...

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Strange is our situation….

Strange is our situation….

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free...

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Luminous Tease

Luminous Tease

Change yourself in the way you want everyone else to change Love your enemies in case your friends turn out to be jerks Avoid thinking about winning the lottery while making love Brainwash yourself before someone nasty beats you to it Confess big secrets to people who aren’t very interested Write a love letter to your evil twin during a lunar eclipse Fool the tricky red beasts guarding...

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Be your mind’s bouncer

Be your mind’s bouncer

“Your real enemies are the self-defeating thoughts, paltry expectations, and beliefs that you must live at less than full throttle. You will experience as much pain as you are willing to accept. You do have control over how much you hurt. Pain happens; suffering is optional. You can choose thoughts that bring you relief rather than imprisonment. To find your freedom, stand at the doorway of...

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Small Acts

Small Acts

We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. Even when we don’t ‘win,’ there is fun and fulfillment in the fact that we have been involved, with other good people, in something worthwhile. We need hope. An optimist isn’t necessarily a blithe,...

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