Mauna

The Mauni one day got disgusted—and cut it off (Urdu word). Cut off body—relationships, absolutely, entirely. Answer no questions on that score: offer no requests from that side: make no complaint on body’s behalf: entertain no thought as to what shall I eat, wear etc. It is to die sooner or later, why not regard it as dead already, give up, give up body cares and lower thoughts, absolutely, entirely. Do not come out of (Urdu word) – even in the name of seeming compassion and virtue. To be displeased with servants is to fall foul with Atman. Let not servants and disciples constitute your (Urdu word). To defend the body etc. = feeling the world real and God unreal and involves unnecessary wear and tear of energy and time. David would not take the Law in his own hands. Is God asleep or dead that yon should treat Him as such by undertaking what was His own business? (Urdu word) meddling with Divine ways. You live as God. * * * * * What is that to you if anybody slaps you or stabs you? * * * * * Do not erase the (Urdu word) even in the name of seeing ‘justice’ dealt out. Trust in Him in the den of lions. The only justice is (Urdu word) God should be at least as real as persons. (Urdu verse) objectivity. Come, I will show you God. (Urdu word) Look at that face, which seems shaped out of innocence. That is Beauty. Innocence Tyagam—wonder. Indifference constitutes beauty. Attractiveness whether spiritual or material is always in direct proportion to...

Rain

In three hours a hut (Parnakuti) was prepared by shepherds living in the forest. They made it rainproof to the best of their power. At night severe rain-storm set in. Every three minutes lightning flashed, followed by rolling thunders at which each time the mountain shook and trembled. This Indra’s Vajra (Pavi) kept up its continual strokes for over three hours. Water poured madly. The poor hut leaked, its resistance to the storm became so ineffective that an umbrella had to be kept opened all the time under the roof to save the books from being drenched. The clothes became all wet. The ground being grass-covered could not turn muddy, yet it was drinking to its fill the water-drops drizzling continuously from the roof. Rama is enjoying very nearly the Matsya and the Kachchapa life. This experience of aquatic life for the night brings joy of its own. Blessed is the storm to keep us up in the Lord’s company. Man was not meant to waste all his time in petty Chinta and fears and cautions. How shall I live, oh what shall become of me and all such foolish nonsense. He ought to have at least as much self-respect as fishes and birds and even trees have. They grumble not at storm or sunshine, but live as even trees have. They grumble not at storm or sunshine, but live as one with Nature. My Atman, I myself, am the pouring rain. I flash, I thunder, how beautifully awful and strong am I. Shivoham songs gush forth from the heart. People act very unreasonably; behave in a sort of...

The Art of Living with Others

Make not the companion responsible. Put him not on the defensive. Blame not. This is the secret of successful work among people. This is giving Abhaya Dana and moving about Nirbhaya. Elasticity = Forgiveness of sins Repentance = Absolute giving up of the old evil habit. If timely resorted to, restores one to the original purity and washes off sin. Even as the stomach is cured by giving up noxious food, habit – mental and spiritual, Elasticity is the law which cures. * * * * * Like a poisonous fruit, the death – pain is inevitably connected with sense – enjoyments. * * * * * O God, the book of Nature is the Veda supreme to reach Thy presence. I cannot miss Thee, as I could never miss the sky. In so far as we see them as individuals, friends or foes, we are blind and fall in the pit, suffer. But in so far as we see them absolute God, our own inner self, we see as possessed of sight and succeed. * * * * * To feel individualities and personalities, local selfs, real and look up to them with love or hope, is as wicked as adultery, idolatry or anything and deservedly invites the wrath of the Reality behind the masks. * * * * * So long as we believe in the reality of the Law of Causation, the Mind will never be controlled or concentrated. When causality for us is merged in God, there is (Urdu word) because (Urdu word) and Sphurti is no more than causation operating through mind. * *...

An Urdu Saying

Religion is as universal and vitally connected with our being as the act of eating. The successful atheist knows not the process of his own digestion as it were. After seven years1 experience. For Vedanta, purity of Patra is extremely indispensable. If there remains the least inkling of; (Urdu word), personality, self-defending inclination (Urdu words) before the pure ‘milk of Advaita is poured, the whole curdles or effervescence and deterioration takes place. Health is secured by eating when the previous meal is thoroughly digested and gone down the stomach. Otherwise the old meal corrupts into deadly germs and breeds all sorts of diseases, while adulterating the whole of the fresh and pure food. So with the spiritual stomach. Entire surrender, no self-defence, no (Urdu word) but (Urdu word). (Urdu word), is the only price for this (Urdu words). When we are out of tune with (Urdu word), we do not see the way, miss the path of Law and must suffer While in God, the right methods, the right impulses, right inclinations spontaneously well up in the heart and lead us to the rich landscapes, mountain scenes, refreshing springs of Peace, Prosperity, and Purity, or the blissful light in us of itself draws life and love toward us. Anything that dims the Divine Light in us, any company or associations which tend to lower the Satva Guna are deadly enemies, or seductive Satan, especially aggressive...

Urdu Quotes from Note Book 11

The following for consideration and Reconciliation – Attracted by the Sun, being both solid and liquid (heterogeneous) clouds form, vapours rise, and feel attracted by clouds Namarupani. In the rise of vapour, heat becomes latent, complete solidification, and attracted simply like a stone during the sway of passion (blind impulse). Success may melt for a second. In case of failure, the heat of hope which had hitherto nerved up your energies for work (headlong rush towards the object) finds nothing to combine chemically with you, so it splits you up, dissipates, dissolves, breaks up your frame (and moves so the heart). (It was Promethean fire, stolen I and see the consequence). In failure, i.e. not reaching the branch of the tree at which the leap was aimed, ensues the fall on the ground and crushing calamity. The twig unsubstantial and calculation inadequate. Hanuman’s is the only right calculation who flies on Ramban and catches the very soil (m’l’n) of the tree. In some combinations heat is given off, in others absorbed from surroundings. Spiritual fall or friendship on elevated terms). What is solidifying (cold) then? The company of those on lower potentials, all heat-absorbing suggestions and high pressure civilization which forces you down into gross sense of personality. The chill can also crack the rocks, break up solid stones and walls. In calamitous failure the escape of heat (and resulting cold) if extreme, brings on earthquake (shock) as a consequence of which the clouds disperse, we feel ourselves very low (solid) but the sunshine falls as a blessing. Or the cold lowers the temperature of the solution far below...