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Old 09-30-2017, 07:10 AM   #281
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Perfection - Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya

I am ever with those who practice Kriya. I will guide you to the Cosmic Home through your ever enlarging spiritual perceptions.

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Old 10-01-2017, 07:00 AM   #282
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Mahavatar Babaji to Lahiri Mahasaya: "The millions who are encumbered by family ties and heavy worldly duties will take new heart from you, a householder like themselves....A sweet new breath of divine hope will penetrate the arid hearts of worldly men. From your balanced life, they will understand that liberation is dependent on inner, rather than outer, renunciations."

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Old 10-02-2017, 07:02 AM   #283
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Not through a desultory life but through a regular and balanced life will you receive the blessings of the Masters. Then evil will never use you as an instrument.

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Old 10-03-2017, 05:59 AM   #284
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When you work for God, not self, it is just as good as meditation. Then work helps your meditation and meditation helps your work. You need the balance. With meditation only, you become lazy. With activity only, the mind becomes worldly and you forget God.

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Old 10-04-2017, 07:30 AM   #285
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Do not make unimportant things important, nor concentrate on trifles at the expense of vital matters, or you will hamper your progress. Impulsive actions that are not in keeping with one's real duties are undesirable.

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Old 10-05-2017, 05:56 AM   #286
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Whether you are suffering in this life, or smiling with opulence and power, your consciousness should remain unchanged. If you can accomplish evenmindedness, nothing can ever hurt you. The lives of all great masters show that they have achieved this blessed state.

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Old 10-06-2017, 10:52 AM   #287
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I will be calmly active, actively calm. I will not become lazy and mentally ossified. Nor will I be overactive, able to earn money but unable to enjoy life. I will meditate regularly to maintain true balance

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Old 10-07-2017, 07:14 AM   #288
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The material and the spiritual are but two parts of one universe and one truth. By overstressing one part or the other, man fails to achieve the balance necessary for harmonious development....Practice the art of living in this world without losing your inner peace of mind. Follow the path of balance to reach the inner wondrous garden of Self-realization.

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Old 10-08-2017, 06:58 AM   #289
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Do not confuse understanding with a larger vocabulary. Sacred writings are beneficial in stimulating desire for inward realization, if one stanza at a time is slowly assimilated. Otherwise, continual intellectual study may result in vanity, false satisfaction, and undigested knowledge.

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Old 10-09-2017, 07:23 AM   #290
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Though you must remain in the world, be not of the world. Real yogis can talk and mingle with people, but all the while their minds are rapt in God.

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Old 10-10-2017, 06:09 AM   #291
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Millions of people live a one-sided life and pass on in incompleteness. God has given each of us a soul, a mind, and a body, which we should try to develop uniformly. If you have led a life dominated by worldly influences, do not let the world impose its delusions on you any longer. You should control your own life henceforth; you should become the ruler of your own mental kingdom. Fears, worries, discontent, and unhappiness all result from a life uncontrolled by wisdom.

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Old 10-11-2017, 12:36 AM   #292
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Exactly. One must look within oneself to acquire the needed

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Old 10-11-2017, 07:35 AM   #293
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Look fear in the face and it will cease to trouble you.

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Old 10-12-2017, 06:26 AM   #294
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I know now that I am a lion of cosmic power. Bleating no more, I shake the error forest with reverberations of Thine almighty voice. In divine freedom I bound through the jungle of earthly delusions, devouring the little creatures of vexing worries and timidities, and the wild hyenas of disbelief. O Lion of Liberation ever send through me Thy roar of all-conquering courage.

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Old 10-13-2017, 07:31 AM   #295
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Teach me to be tenaciously and cautiously courageous instead of often being afraid. I will fear nothing except myself, when I try to deceive my conscience.

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Old 10-14-2017, 07:27 AM   #296
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In education not enough stress is laid upon the need for courage in the character. We must learn to endure. And the only way to learn is by enduring. In courage one sees the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh.

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Old 10-15-2017, 07:47 AM   #297
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Do not take life's experiences too seriously. Above all, do not let them hurt you, for in reality they are nothing but dream experiences....If circumstances are bad and you have to bear them, do not make them a part of yourself. Play your part in life, but never forget it is only a role. What you lose in the world will not be a loss to your soul. Trust in God and destroy fear, which paralyzes all efforts to succeed and attracts the very thing you fear.

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Old 10-16-2017, 07:22 AM   #298
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I laugh at all fears, for my Father-Mother, beloved God, is attentively awake and present everywhere with the deliberate purpose of protecting me from the temptations of evil.

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Old 10-17-2017, 06:25 AM   #299
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Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in His protection, His justice, His wisdom, His mercy, His love, and His omnipresence....To be fit for Self-realization, man must be fearless.

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Old 10-18-2017, 06:57 AM   #300
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The wise devotee should be cautious, rather than afraid. He should cultivate a courageous spirit, without rashly exposing himself to conditions that may arouse apprehensions.

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Old 10-19-2017, 05:48 AM   #301
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I have bled for Thy Name; and for Thy Name's sake I am willing ever to bleed. Like a mighty warrior, with gory limbs, injured body, wounded honor, and a thorn crown of derision, undismayed I fight on. My scars I wear as roses of courage, of inspiration to persevere in the battle against evil. I may continue to suffer blows on my arms outstretched to help others, and receive persecution instead of love, but my soul shall ever bask in the sunshine of Thy blessings, O Lord. Thou dost guide Thy soldier's campaigns that conquer for Thee the lands of human hearts now oppressed by sadness.

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Old 10-20-2017, 07:41 AM   #302
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Fear nothing else, but try to fear fear....Remember, no matter what your tests are, you are not too weak to fight. God will not suffer you to be tempted more than you are able to bear.

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Old 10-21-2017, 07:27 AM   #303
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Overcoming Temptation

The worst of all temptations is restlessness. It is evil because it keeps your attention on the world and thus causes you to remain in ignorance of God. If you meditate regularly, you will be with God all the time.

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Old 10-22-2017, 07:36 AM   #304
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Evil has its power. If you side with it, it will hold you. When you make a misstep, return immediately to the ways of righteousness.

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Old 10-23-2017, 07:22 AM   #305
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When you permit temptation to overcome you, your wisdom is a prisoner. The quickest way to banish temptation is first to say "no" and get out of that particular environment; then reason it out later when calmness and wisdom return.

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Old 10-24-2017, 06:26 AM   #306
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Desires are the most unrelenting enemies of man; he cannot appease them. Have only one desire: to know God. Satisfying the sensory desires cannot satisfy you, because you are not the senses. They are only your servants, not your Self.

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Temptation is not our own creation; it belongs to the world of maya (illusion), and all men are subject to it. But to enable us to free ourselves, God gave us reason, conscience, and will power.

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Old 10-26-2017, 06:45 AM   #308
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Doing something wrong from a moral or material standpoint is not the only meaning of temptation. Forgetting your soul by becoming too engrossed in the body and its comforts is temptation too.

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Old 10-27-2017, 07:36 AM   #309
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Temptation is a sugarcoated poison; it tastes delicious; but death is certain. The happiness that people look for in this world does not endure. Divine Joy is eternal. Yearn for that which is lasting, and be hardhearted about rejecting the impermanent pleasures of this life. You have to be that way. Don't let this world rule you. Never forget that the Lord is the only reality....Your true happiness lies in your experience of Him.

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Old 10-28-2017, 07:40 AM   #310
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Shall you be better able to fight [bad habits] tomorrow than today? Why add today's mistakes to yesterday's? You have to turn to God sometime, so isn't it better to do it now? Just give yourself to Him and say: "Lord, naughty or good I am Your child. You must take care of me." If you keep on trying, you will improve. "A saint is a sinner who never gave up."

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Old 10-29-2017, 08:07 AM   #311
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Remember that as a child of God you are endowed with greater strength than you will ever need to overcome all the trials that God may send you.

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The old orthodox way is to deny temptation, to suppress it. But you must learn to control temptation. It is not a sin to be tempted. Even though you are boiling with temptation, you are not evil; but if you yield to that temptation you are caught temporarily by the power of evil. You must erect about yourself protecting parapets of wisdom. There is no stronger force that you can employ against temptation than wisdom. Complete understanding will bring you to the point where nothing can tempt you to actions that promise pleasure but in the end will only hurt you.

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When by our wrong thoughts we fall into the pit of error, we should pray: "Father, leave us not here, but pull us out through the force of our reason and will. And when we are out, if it is Thy will to test us further, first make Thyself known to us - that we may realize that Thou art more tempting than temptation."

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In the spiritual life one becomes just like a little child - without resentment, without attachment, full of life and joy.

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I sing a hymn unuttered by any other voice....To Thee, O Spirit, I give no intellectual, premeditated, and disciplined aria; only the untutored strains of my heart. For Thee no hothouse flowers, watered by careful emotions; only rare wild blossoms that grow spontaneously on the highest tracts of my soul.

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Why do you consider nonessentials so important? Most people concentrate on breakfast, lunch, and dinner, work, social activities, and so on. Make your life more simple and put your whole mind on the Lord.

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It is not wrong to tell the Lord that we want something, but it shows greater faith if we simply say: "Heavenly Father, I know that Thou dost anticipate my every need. Sustain me according to Thy will."

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Old 11-05-2017, 07:55 AM   #318
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You think you must have this or that and then you can be happy. But no matter how many of your desires are satisfied, you never will find happiness through them. The more you have, the more you want. Learn to live simply. Lord Krishna said: "His mind is full with contentment whose desires ever flow inward. That man is like a changeless ocean which is kept brimful with constantly entering waters. He is not a muni who bores holes of desires in his reservoir of peace and lets the waters escape."

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Old 11-06-2017, 06:56 AM   #319
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My Guru Sri Yukteswarji was reluctant to discuss the superphysical realms. His only "marvelous" aura was that of perfect simplicity. In conversations he avoided startling references; in action he was freely expressive.

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Old 11-07-2017, 06:16 AM   #320
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God has proven that when He is with me all the "necessities of life" become unnecessary. In that consciousness you become more healthy than the average person, more joyous, more bountiful in every way. Don't seek little things; they will divert you from God. Start your experiment now: make life simple and be a king.

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