Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:28 AM
The mind turned  inwards  is  the  SELF.  
Turned  outwards,  it  becomes  the EGO and  all  the  world.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:43 AM
Benediction comes when there is a state of non reaction.  It is a benediction to know death because death is unknown.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 7:17 AM
ZEN  does not have any GOD, that's its beauty.  But it has a tremendous science to transform your consciousness, to bring so much awareness to you that you cannot commit evil.  It is not a commandment from outside, it comes from your innermost being.  Once you know your center of being, once you know you are one with the cosmos - and the cosmos has never been created, it has been there always and always, and will be there always and always, from eternity to eternity - once you know your luminous being, your hidden Buddha, it is impossible to do anything wrong, it is impossible to do anything evil, it is impossible to do any sin.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:56 AM
Meditation transforms.   It takes you to higher levels of consciousness and changes your whole lifestyle.  It changes your reactions into responses to such an extent that it is unbelievable.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:42 AM
Start by making a firm promise to yourself.  Find a quite place to sit down.  Tell yourself that from now on, you will do your absolute best to be a more positive person,  avoid cynicism and always look at the bright side of life.  This is a form of mindfulness MEDITATION. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 11:01 PM
If you remain with the question,  by and by the question disappears.  Not because the answer is received;  there is no answer.   There cannot be,  because life is a mystery.   If there is  any answer,  then life will not be a mystery.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 4:54 AM
If you ask HIM to do as you like it is not surrender but command to GOD.  You cannot have HIM obey you and yet think you have surrendered.  He knows what is best and when and how to do it. HIS is the burden.  You have no longer any cares.  All your cares are HIS .   Such is surrender.  That is BHAKTI.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 4:36 AM
Do not plan.   Just  go on   You do not plan your breathing !  You just go on breathing.  So let it come easily.   And all that comes easily become DIVINE.
And all that comes with effort cannot be Divine.  The Divine comes effortlessly.
It  is in fact coming all the time.  So let it come.  Everything is alright with this type of mind.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 4:32 AM
Through negation there is creation.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 12:13 AM
Travel light on your journey in life.  Your desires and expectations are heavy baggage which slow you down and thwart your progress.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 8:15 AM
Solitude is strength .

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 7:45 AM
Wake up how long will you dream....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 4:00 AM
Our journey is principally an internal one of removing the sense of doership from all our activities.   The chief obstacle to understanding is our mind with its habitual thoughts.  No matter how sophisticated our mind and however well intentioned we may be, invariably we become attached to our activities and their results.  Even when we deny ourselves there is a trace of doership.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 4:03 AM
Teachings are meant to shake and awaken us;  if we listen aright we catch fire and burn with a new intensity and range of active understanding.   The ultimate teaching is not an answer but a silent transformation.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:08 AM
GOD runs a restaurant called  " KARMA ".   It is a place where there is no need to place any order.  You are served what you deserve automatically.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:40 AM
Death  is a concept of the mind and its identification with the body form.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:51 AM
Jnana Marga and Bhakti Marga are one and the same. Self surrender leads to realization just as enquiry does. Complete self-surrender means that you have no further of " I " . Then all your samskaras are washed off and you are free. You should not continue as a separate entity at the end of either course.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 4:15 AM
Sri Krishna's family does not escape Gandhari's curse. Thus even God surrenders to the law of Karma. By making man the master of his own destiny and the creator of his own desires, God makes man ultimately responsible for the life he leads and choices he makes. God does not interfere with fate; he simply helps man cope with it.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 12:13 AM
At least on one's birthday one should mourn one's entry into this world. To glory in it and celebrate it is like delighting in and decorating a corpse. To seek one's self and merge in the SELF - that is wisdom ............ RAMANA MAHARSHI

Friday, April 6, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 6:30 AM
Buddha believed that every individual must find the TRUTH in his own way and should question everything, even his own words and sayings. In this new rationality there was no place for blind faith.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:07 AM
If you surrender your problem with the idea of receiving some particular solution, then you have not surrendered, for to surrender your problem means literally to take no thought; it means to hand it over and without anxiety to wait for whatever happens.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:55 AM
MEDITATION in ancient days was practiced as a vital part of daily living. In most ancient cultures it began with the early morning worship of the sun. The sun was but the symbol of that Great Light which man hoped to find within himself. After seeing the visible sun he would close his eyes and search for the inner sun, for the inner Light of the Atman. The practice was a necessity of life in those days and it is still a necessity.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 8:59 AM
It is the greatest gift you can give anyone. If you give this bread of Spiritual Truth to those who hunger, what greater service can you render them ? In that fashion you are fulfilling and helping to fulfill the purpose of material incarnation. When conditions are ripe, then reveal the Truth, thereby earning for yourself a good destiny.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:06 AM
All our problems could be said to arise from twin faults, forgetfulness of our real nature and failure to remember it. What is it that we have forgotten or failed to remember ? The scriptures assert emphatically and clearly our oneness with the SELF.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:34 AM
Peace is a costly privilege - to be fought for, attained and won.
It comes only from the conquered mind.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:12 AM
The means used are then nothing more than thought and feeling. We scatter our thoughts in a reckless manner, and we let our emotions change with every few minutes; the power that might be retained by their concentration is usually lost. Our minds are therefore in a continuous state of vibration, and but rarely at rest. These are the real causes why we are so tied to the material world that we are blinded by it, and miss the spiritual reality that awaits our attention within the region of the Soul.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 10:32 PM
I do not believe that GOD has given a monopoly of Truth to any of us; the sun is for all alike. No land or race can claim a monopoly of Truth, and the Divine afflatus may descend on men everywhere. No creed has the power to copyright Truth.
Posted by Swami Om On 3:20 AM
Man begins to struggle and fight against nature. He makes many mistakes, he suffers. But eventually, he conquers nature and realizes his freedom. When he is free, nature becomes his slave.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:20 AM
Divine Grace is a manifestation of the cosmic free will in operation. It can alter the course of events in a mysterious manner through its own unknown laws, which are superior to all natural laws, and can modify the latter by interaction. It is the most powerful force in the universe.
It descends and acts only when it is invoked by total self-surrender. It acts from within, because God resides in the heart of all beings. Its whisper can be heard only in a mind purified by self surrender and prayer.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 7:16 AM
What is Mantra ? mantra is that which draws our minds from the world and brings it to the feet of the Lord. These bija-mantra are not mere words or mere sounds, they have got power in them and that power is capable of helping the aspirant to realize the Deity, to attain God realization. These bija-mantras have got the capacity to reveal to you the real nature of your Deity when repeated. Though there is life in the bija-mantra, your spiritual practice is also necessary to fructify this manifestation.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:02 AM
What is Bakthi ? The seeking after one's real nature is designated as Bhakthi. Who am I ? What is the true nature and dimension of this " I " . This concentrated search for our true nature is called Bhakthi.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:38 AM
All training in spiritual life begins with the attitude of manliness; not hanging on to an external God or deities for everything, like the baby hanging on to its mother all the time. Such a baby will ever remain only a baby. It won't grow. Similarly, the spiritual baby also can grow only when it understands this great message of self-reliance - Atma Sraddha .

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:15 AM
Just remain silent near the flower. Look at it, be in deep sympathy with it, in a deep communion with it. Forget yourself. Just be a passive awareness there, and the flower will flower into THAT. The THAT will be revealed.
So go on discovering THAT. That is what is meant by constant contemplation. And constant contemplation of THAT is meditation.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 1:49 AM
A temple is not a place for bargaining, it is a place for rest and relaxation, where tired and exhausted from all your worldly activities, you can find relief and peace. There are no conditions for entering a temple: that you can only come if you have this much of money; that you can only come if you have this much knowledge ; or you can only come if you have this much prestige - a temple accepts you as you are. It is a place so simple that you are accepted as you are.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 1:46 AM
How does personality come into being ?
By memory . By identifying the present with the past and projecting it into the future. Think of yourself as momentary, without past and future and you personality dissolves.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:51 AM
The mind goes on dividing on every level of being. Whenever the mind looks, immediately it divides; division, to divide, is the nature of the mind..... So
we say above and below
we say up and down
we say this world and that world
we say life and death
we say in and out
we say extroversion and introversion ........
but all these divisions are of the MIND.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:24 AM
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Posted by Swami Om On 3:04 AM
In religion, utility was the test to verify a Truth.

The mantra ' AUM ' has no meaning but it has a utility; a temple has no meaning but it has a utility. To make use of it is an art, and there is an inherent flow in all art which cannot be taught, but must be absorbed.

Science can be taught but Art has to be imbibed.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 10:50 PM

Have you ever noticed that Rolls Royce and Bentley don't have commercials ?

Reason : They know the value of their product & that brings customers to them.

Moral : When you know your value, you don't have to beg people to be in your life, to stay friends with you, to spend time with you or to love and understand you. Be confident in who you are. Just remember ... Not everyone can handle luxury !

Posted by Swami Om On 2:49 AM
Temple was based on very scientific foundations; through the medium of sound, feeling of happiness, peace, love and bliss were aroused. And in the presence of these feelings one's whole attitude towards life could be transformed.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:38 AM
Who gets the disease ? Do you get it ? If you analyse what you are, you see that disease cannot affect you.
What are you ? Do you die ? Can you die ? Think of Atman; realize That !

Friday, January 20, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:44 AM
When you identify yourself with the body then only the forms and shapes are there. But when you transcend your body the others disappear along with your body-consciousness.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:03 AM
Everything is conscious which rebels against nature; there, consciousness is manifested. Just try to kill a little ant, even it will once resist to save its life. Where there is struggle, where there is rebellion, there is the sign of life, there consciousness is manifested.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:32 AM
Life is an adventure, an adventure of energy.
And people who lag behind in this adventure, for lack of energy
and courage, eventually have to die and disappear from the scene.