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  1. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    For infallible guidance man has to have a perfectly innocent heart incapable of evil. ~ Mahatma Gandhi The Divine Radio is always singing if we could only make ourselves ready to listen to it, but is impossible to listen without silence. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Modern civilization has taught us to convert night into day and golden silence into brazen din and noise. ~ Mahatma Gandhi There are subjects where reason cannot take us far and we have to accept things on faith. Faith then does not contradict reason but transcends it. Faith is a kind of sixth sense which works in cases which are without the purview of reason. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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    'Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to. As you listen more and more to the teachings, contemplate them, and integrate them into your life, your inner voice, your innate wisdom of discernment, what we call in Buddhism “discriminating awareness,” is awakened and strengthened, and you begin to distinguish between its guidance and the various clamorous and enthralling voices of ego. The memory of your real nature, with all its splendor and confidence, begins to return to you. You will find, in fact, that you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide, and as the voice of your wise guide, or discriminating awareness, grows stronger and clearer, you will start to distinguish between its truth and the various deceptions of the ego, and you will be able to listen to it with discernment and confidence.' ~ Sogyal Rinpoche 'We have also lost the sensitivity to listen to our own inner voice. Loss of this sensitivity is largely due to the conditioning of modernity that makes us think about ourselves as something independent and artificial. We have distanced ourselves from our own nature, and when we distance ourselves from our own nature we also distance ourselves from nature surrounding us outside. This distance creates fear and conflict.' ~ 5th Samdhong Rinpoche, Lobsang Tenzin
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    Everyday life must be guided by discrimination and inspired by the highest intuitions. ~ Meher Baba The intuition is not an emotion or psychic thing; it's not imagination; in some sense it's developing a higher contact with Reality than that which reason gives us. ~ Meher Baba https://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/intu.html
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    The more you meditate and keep your mind in tune with the Divine Consciousness, the stronger your intuition becomes. In addition, persons who have controlled their emotions and who are calm within have much keener intuitional powers. ~ Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda Always remember: As you move on the dark path of life, the greatest thing is to develop that intuitive faculty. That can only come through meditation; there is no other way. When I use intuition it always shows me the right decision to make. It never fails.~ Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda This intuition comes to you as an inner voice, or whispering. You must be careful to distinguish that inner guidance from the delusive fanciful voices of the subconscious mind. ~ Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
  5. Dattaram Gavand, a businessman, mystic, traveller and photographer, was born in Mumbai in 1917. The eldest child of his parents, he came to be called Dada or elder brother. Born with a philosophical and spiritual temperament Dada Gavand studied books on philosophy and spirituality and met and kept company with the likes of enlightened sages like Ramana Maharshi and Jiddu Krishnamurti and Mira Alfassa. Dada took over the family business at the age of 18 due to his father's demise and carried out the family responsibilities of taking care of his family till his brother and sisters married and settled in life. He chose to remain a bachelor himself and after taking care of his family responsibilities , focused on his spiritual interests, leaving his cozy home and retiring to a hut on Mount Sajjangad close to nature, and began an inquiry unto himself. This episode resulted in his enlightenment after six months. The following is an interesting account from his autobiography 'Intelligence beyond thought' which contains a description of his practices that led to his waking up or enlightenment. https://realization.org/p/dada-gavand/how-dada-gavand-woke-up/how-dada-gavand-woke-up.html
  6. The Brahmakumaris held exhibitions and meditation exercises as part of its tobacco de-addiction efforts and awareness campaign on the dangers of smoking , marking 'World No Tobacco Day' on May 31, 2024 . Meditation was presented as an alternative to tobacco use or smoking. https://www.freepressjournal.in/mumbai/mumbai-brahmakumaris-world-no-tobacco-day-campaign Smoking tobacco is associated with heightened risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, diabetes, increased risk of loss of vision and hearing, weakened immune system vulnerable to infections, dental problems, osteoporosis and so on. https://www.health.gov.au/topics/smoking-vaping-and-tobacco/about-smoking/effects In addition to the detrimental impact of tobacco on health, the total economic cost of smoking (from health expenditures and productivity losses together) are estimated to be around US$ 1.4 trillion per year, equivalent in magnitude to 1.8% of the world's annual gross domestic product (GDP). https://www.who.int/health-topics/tobacco#:~:text=In addition to the detrimental,gross domestic product (GDP)
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    The goal of yoga science is to calm the mind, that without distortion it may hear the infallible counsel of the Inner Voice. ~ Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Intuition gives the soul knowledge of itself (Self-realization). Intuition also bestows clear understanding of truth and duty amidst the confusions of the world.” ~ Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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    Moment after moment, completely devote yourself to listening to your inner voice. ~ Shunryu Suzuki When we listen to the Inner Voice, our outer life becomes full of peace. ~ Sri Chinmoy Presently we have to train our unconscious to function better. Then we can depend upon our instincts, that will be noble instincts. At this moment, our instincts are very impure. When we have practiced for a long time, living the higher values of life and following the instructions of great masters or the Scriptures, that is when you have trained your unconscious. Then when a situation comes, you can to an extent, depend on your inner voice. ~ Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati
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    The quieter you become the more you are able to hear. ~ Rumi When mind is still, then truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence. ~ Aurobindo In silence lies the source of the highest inspirations. ~ Mira alfassa Whatever is the difficulty if we keep truly quiet the solution will come. ~ Mira alfassa In concentration and silence we must gather strength for the right action. ~ Mira alfassa
  10. Meher Baba on the Masts

    Masts are usually silent and preferring solitude. Due to their God-intoxicated state, they have positive vibes or energies about them. It is this, and not their conversational abilities that determines whether they are masts or not. Meher Baba says in this regard... 'However, the unmistakeable quality that masts possess is their abilty to make one happy in their company. Whereas in the company of a mad person one feels depression and sadness.' ~ Meher Baba
  11. Meher Baba on the Masts

    Yes, the Mast is a concept of Sufism, the mystical sect of Islam, an Abrahamic religion. It is possible that deep and powerful love for God may have disoriented some devotees from their practical worldly tasks in Sufism and other Abrahamic religions, and even non-Abrahamic religions. They may be wrongly considered as insane and perhaps relegated to mental health institutions, which may not be the best treatment for them. (Their presence though might have a beneficial effect on the other inmates suffering from mental illnesses.) . Meher Baba carefully distinguishes the mast state from madness and explains that in the case of the mad person, the mind is sped up, while in the case of the mast it is slowed down. I had elaborated on this in this thread of mine... Thank you and I wish the same to you.,
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    The Guru within you is Satchidananda. It directs you continuously. It advises you. Sometimes you listen. Sometimes you don’t and then you get burnt and cry. It will say, “Please next time be careful.” We call that the antar Atma, the inner Self which constantly guides you. It is your conscience. “Be true to your Self,” we say. That is the Self. Listen to that Self. ` ~ Swami Satchidananda Don’t allow the monkey mind or the ego within to guide you; it will drag you into the ditch.~ Swami Satchidananda When you completely give up your ego, you hear the voice within. You hear the Guru within. Then it becomes very easy to face the life, to win the battle. ~ Swami Satchidananda
  13. The enlightened sage Meher Baba used to travel all around the world visiting psychiatric hospitals for finding masts and properly rehabilitating them. He carefully distinguishes the mast state from madness and explains that in the case of the mad person, the mind is sped up, while in the case of the mast it is slowed down. He considered masts to be spiritually developed people who had become spellbound by inner spiritual experiences and ecstasies and hence found it hard to operate and function normally in the material world. Consequently, to the casual observer, they would look mad even though they were actually harmless and highly sensitive people . Meher Baba taught that the mast properly rehabilitated would continue in their spiritual path and would be of inward service to humanity. A compilation of his sayings on masts.... https://www.meherbabadnyana.net/life_eternal/Book_One/Masts.htm
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    We all have a small voice within which tells us if something is not quite right. When you disregard that voice, then you do something inaccurate. When you do act upon that inner voice, you are usually pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out. ~ Dadi Janki ( Prajapita Brahmakumaris) Our innate wisdom which we call the inner voice or intuition always knows what is right for us. It constantly guides us in the right direction, and all we need to do is to learn to listen to it. Let us spend a few minutes with ourselves on a daily basis. Meditation and spiritual study silences our noisy minds and activate our intuition. ~ Brahmakumaris Observe your mind and it gets silent. When the mind is still, intuition will speak. When the sound of your memories and beliefs will pause, the music of truth will play. ~ Brahmakumaris When you listen more to your intuition, you will also master the art of silencing your mind, thereby controlling your thoughts better. ~ Brahmakumaris
  15. What he states as per eastern tradition of meditation is correct. The goal of meditation is to bring about a thoughtless state of awareness or mindfulness. Because of the conditioning of the propaganda campaign and biased media narratives against him, it is natural to harbor suspicion and a negative attitude towards him and even vilify him further. I would suggest a clinical study and examination of his teachings without any bias before pronouncing a judgement on him.