The Avadhut Gita Animated Movie

This animation movie is based on the Song of the Avadhut, an ancient Sanskrit text. The spiritual teacher Mooji selected some verses and was recorded reading them. Support the creators and download the full movie in HD at: https://gumroad.com/avadhuta/ Animated website here: http://animatedavadhuta.com/ Download the full text: http://www.intermission.nu/wp-content/uploads/dattatreya-song-of-avadhut.pdf “The Avadhut Gita is a call to knowledge, the supreme knowledge of ultimate Truth. The Avadhut holds out no compromise with illusion, he offers no foothold on separation, he allows no semblance of duality at all to creep into our perception of reality. Perhaps his knowledge is, for mere man, too sublime, too austere, too simplistic; but it is the knowledge of the ultimate, indisputable Truth of existence; and it is this very Truth which has the power to make us free.” Swami Abhayananda (translator of the original sanskrit text)

Q: How shall I reach the Self?

Q: How shall I reach the Self? Sri Ramana Maharshi: There is no reaching the Self. If Self were to be reached, it would mean that the Self is not here and now and that it is yet to be obtained. What is got afresh will also be lost. So it will be impermanent. What is not permanent is not worth striving for. So I say the Self is not reached. You are the Self, you are already that. The fact is, you are ignorant of your blissful state. Ignorance supervenes and draws a veil over the pure Self which is bliss. Attempts are directed only to remove this veil of ignorance which is merely wrong knowledge. The wrong knowledge is the false identification of the Self with the body and the mind. This false identification must go, and then the Self alone remains. Therefore realisation is for everyone; realisation makes no difference between the aspirants. This very doubt, whether you can realise, and the notion `I-have-not-realised’ are themselves the obstacles. Be free from these obstacles also. ~ From Be as you are book

Improve Your Daily Karmic Footprint

Love everyone more  Serve people in all you do Keep your mind on God – the highest good Offer homage to honourable beings Do good deeds: offer alms, feed the hungry and animals, help others Share in good will towards others, either in thought, message or person Work to support your Mother and Father Work to support those who need it – donate a portion of your earning Exert yourself each day It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it – do everything with a full heart of love Perform your day with right awareness

Satisfy Your Heart

You may try to satisfy your body with extravagant or overindulgent eating or sensualities, but it won’t fill you up. Better each day to seek to satisfy your heart, with helping and performing good actions for the welfare of others and sharing in good will towards them. This will make your days worth while. Satisfy your heart and you will be satisfied. That is where God lives in each being.

Love Said to Me

I worship the moon. Tell me of the soft glow of a candle light and the sweetness of my moon. Don’t talk about sorrow, tell me of that treasure, hidden if it is to you, then just remain silent. Last night I lost my grip on reality and welcomed insanity. Love saw me and said, I showed up. Wipe your tears and be silent. I said, O Love I am frightened, but it’s not you. Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. be silent. I will whisper secrets in your ear just nod yes and be silent. A soul moon appeared in the path of my heart. How precious is this journey. I said, O Love what kind of moon is this? Love said to me, this is not for you to question. be silent. I said, O Love what kind of face is this, angelic, or human? Love said to me, this is beyond anything that you know. Be silent. I said, please reveal this to me I am dying in anticipation. Love said to me, that is where I want you: Always on the edge, be silent. You dwell in this hall of images and illusions, leave this house now and be silent. I said, O Love, tell me this: Does the Lord know you are treating me this way? Love said to me, yes He does, just be totally… totally… silent – Rumi

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross on Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Shiva’s 112 Ways to Attain Enlightenment

Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra (sometimes spelt Vigyan Bhairav Tantra) is a 5000 year old Sanskrit text of the Shaivism. The text is a chapter from the Rudrayamala Tantra, a Bhairava Agama. Cast as a discourse between the god Shiva and his consort Devi or Shakti. Devi, asks Shiva to reveal the essence of the way to realisation of the highest reality. In his answer Shiva describes 112 ways to enter into the universal and transcendental state of consciousness. These include several variants of breath awareness, concentration on various centres in the body, non-dual awareness, chanting, imagination and visualisation and contemplation through each of the senses. Devi (Ma Parvati, Lord Shiva’s consort) asks: O Shiva, what is your reality? What is the wonder-filled universe? What constitutes seed? Who centres the universal wheel? What is the life beyond form pervading forms? How may we enter it fully, above space and time, names and descriptions? Let my doubts be cleared! And Lord Shiva replies by way of 112 sutras, each one describing a particular meditation techniques to find the ultimate reality. There are nine ways concerning breath: “1. Lo, Radiant one, this experience may dawn between two breaths, After breath comes in (down) and just before turning up (out) the beneficence.” “2. As a breath turns from down to up, and again as breath curves from up to down through both these turns, realise.” “3. Or, whenever in breath and out breath fuse, at this instant touch the energy-less energy-filled centre.” “4. Or when breath is all out (up) and stopped in such universal pause, ones small self vanishes. This is difficult only for the impure.” “8. Attention between eyebrows, let mind be before thought. Let form fill with breath-essence to the top of the head and there shower as light.” “27. When in worldly activity, keep attentive between…

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – The Threads of Union

on Contemplations on Spiritual Disciplines 3. on Divine Powers 4. on Realizations   Before beginning any spiritual text it is customary to clear the mind of all distracting thoughts, to calm the breath and to purify the heart. Part One on Contemplations 1.1 Now, instruction in Union. 1.2. Union is restraining the thought-streams natural to the mind. 1.3. Then the seer dwells in his own nature. 1.4. Otherwise he is of the same form as the thought-streams. 1.5. The thought-streams are five-fold, painful and not painful. 1.6. Right knowledge, wrong knowledge, fancy, sleep and memory. 1.7. Right knowledge is inference, tradition and genuine cognition. 1.8. Wrong knowledge is false, illusory, erroneous beliefs or notions. 1.9. Fancy is following after word-knowledge empty of substance. 1.10. Deep sleep is the modification of the mind which has for its substratum nothingness. 1.11. Memory is not allowing mental impressions to escape. 1.12. These thought-streams are controlled by practice and non-attachment. 1.13. Practice is the effort to secure steadiness. 1.14. This practice becomes well-grounded when continued with reverent devotion and without interruption over a long period of time. 1.15. Desirelessness towards the seen and the unseen gives the consciousness of mastery. 1.16. This is signified by an indifference to the three attributes, due to knowledge of the Indweller. 1.17. Cognitive meditation is accompanied by reasoning, discrimination, bliss and the sense of ‘I am.’ 1.18. There is another meditation which is attained by the practice of alert mental suspension until only subtle impressions remain. 1.19. For those beings who are formless and for those beings who are merged in unitive consciousness, the world is the cause. 1.20. For others, clarity is preceded by faith, energy, memory and equalminded contemplation. 1.21. Equalminded contemplation is nearest to those whose desire is most ardent. 1.22. There is further distinction on account…

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The Song of the Avadhut

  “The Avadhuta Gita is a call to knowledge, the supreme knowledge of ultimate Truth. The Avadhut holds out no compromise with illusion, he offers no foothold on separation, he allows no semblance of duality at all to creep into our perception of reality. Perhaps his knowledge is, for mere man, too sublime, too austere, too simplistic; but it is the knowledge of the ultimate, indisputable Truth of existence; and it is this very Truth which has the power to make us free.” Swami Abhayananda (translator of the original sanskrit text)

Characteristics of those unsuitable to be Gurus

Proud, ruled by anger, and lacking vows, greedy, without knowledge, working to deceive disciples, a mind that has fallen from great bliss, without initiation, totally attached to wealth, unaware, of harsh and coarse words, filled with carnal desire, the wise disciples should abandon taking such people as causes of complete enlightenment as they would abandon hell.