The Gist of All Spiritual Disciplines – 7

continued…. Sri Sukadevaji Maharaja tells Parikshit — ‘0 King! Now give up this animal intelligence that you will die. Just like the body had no existence in the past, it was born later and then it will die, but it is not so with  you (the self), that you were non-existent in the past, you […]

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The Gist of All Spiritual Disciplines – 6

continued…. One vice or virtue reveals itself in different forms according to the situation. To attach more importance to the body than the self i.e., to assume the body as the self is the main flaw (evil) which gives birth to all evils. To attach more importance to the self (Divinity) is the main virtue […]

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THE GIST OF ALL SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES – 4

Although the sense of being (of existing) if of the self rather than the body, yet a striver commits a mistake that first he perceives the body and then perceives the self in the body; first he perceives the appearance and then perceives the real (existent element). How long will this applied polish last? A […]

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The Gist of All Spiritual Disciplines – 3

So far we have acquired innumerable bodies and they have been left but we remain the same. At the time of death the body will be left here but we’ll go to other wombs, to other worlds such as heaven and hell etc., or we’ll attain salvation and go to the Abode of God. It […]

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The Gist of All Spiritual Disciplines – 2

Let us say for example that after sweeping and removing the dust and dirt with a broom, the broom is also discarded and what remains is the clean house. It means that when we think with our mind and decide with our intellect that ‘I am the soul’, we stay connected with nature (our constitution). […]

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The Gist of All Spiritual Disciplines

The very image (nature) of all beings is Existence or Divinity. That Divinity is in the form of truth, consciousness and bliss solidified. That Divinity ever remains the same, immutable and detached. When a man forgets his very image (the self), he assumes the identification of the self with the body. This assumed relationship of […]

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