[Advaita-l] Reflections on Ramayana

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 00:26:09 CDT 2014


though this is off topic, I would like to make a note that when one is
having fever, diarrhoea / loose motions, then it is better not to meditate.

In fever vikAra is going out, leaving the body, while in meditation, one
withdraws his senses, which stops natural outward flow. Hence I was advised
to take rest.

Taking rest does not mean giving undue importance to either body or
disease. Just like body enjoys bhoga) delicacies, body also does a bhoga of
roga (disease).

Hari OM


Sujal Upadhyay

"To disconnect from the self and to become Aware of anything else is
nothing but unhappiness" - Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi

He who has faith has all
He who lacks faith, lacks all
It is the faith int he name of lord that works wonders

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM, Sujal Upadhyay <sujal.u at gmail.com> wrote:

> PraNAmas Sri Sadananada ji
> Thank you for giving clarity and guidance.
> What you say is indeed true. Every word of it and I take it in a positive
> way.
> __/ \__
> I understand that even such experiences are not to be focused and
> definitely longed for else they will produce hindrance in my spiritual
> progress. I meditate on OM and keeping focus on OM and later on it's source
> does the job for me :)
> I will also read the link that you have provided.
> Hari OM
> Sujal
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 7:10 PM, kuntimaddi sadananda <
> kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Sujalji - PraNAms
>> SharaNAgati ultimately involves dropping all wrong notions about oneself,
>> about the world and about even Iswara. The surrendering is to recognize
>> that there is nothing that can be surrendered other than the wrong notions.
>> There is beautiful introduction to Bri. Up. by Swami Krishnanandaji of
>> Divine Light mission -  which he calls as Esoteric view of life in contrast
>> to Exoteric view of life as one surrenders. One can access the write up at
>> Going inside deep is nothing but clear understanding in the final
>> analysis that there is no inside and outside.
>> Sarva bhutastam attamaanam sarva bhuutanicha aatmani or
>>  yo maam pasyati sarvatra sarvanca mayi pasyati. or
>>  antar bahishca tat sarvam vyaapya naaraayanaH sthitaH.
>> All means the same.  Here is URL for those who are interested Found as I
>> am preparing for my camp on the essence of Bri. Up.series.
>> http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/brdup/brhad_intro.html
>> Sometimes the very longing for experience will deprive you of that
>> experience. In stead on the experience shift the mind's attention to the
>> experiencer of that deep experience, since I am there in all experiences.
>> deep only means I am esoteric than exoteric. My suggestion is do not long
>> for depth - just reject what you are not or what can be objectifiable
>> entity since they are not really real and shift the mind's attention to
>> that which is changeless in all changing experiences.
>> Illness is only at the body level - just the drop the idea that you are
>> recovering from illness, since you are the witnessing consciousness that is
>> conscious of the illness of the body and its recovery too. I do recognize
>> that it is easy to advise but one has to do by abhyasa and vairaagya  as
>> Krishna advises- no short cuts.
>> Hari Om!
>> Sadananda

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