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Jnana Yoga/Advaita Vedanta

Jnana means knowledge of Self or Reality. Advaita means nondual or not two. Here we explore the mystery of infinite manifestation within one conscious reality, and delight in the joy of discovering through direct experience that beneath the ever-changing world of appearance, what we are is changeless, eternal, and unlimited.

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That inner Self, as the primeval Spirit, 

Eternal, ever effulgent, full and infinite Bliss,

Single, indivisible, whole and living,

Shines in everyone as the witnessing awareness.

That self in its splendour, shining in the cavity of the heart. 

This self is neither born nor dies,

Neither grows nor decays,

Nor does it suffer any change.

When a pot is broken, the space within it is not,

And similarly, when the body dies the Self in it remains eternal.

-Ramana Maharshi

A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.
-Nisargadatta Maharaj

All this world is my object, and I am the changeless subject. Each one of my objects serves only to point to me and to prove me. I need only make my stand there firmer and establish myself at the real centre, as the ultimate subject ‘I’.

-Atmananda Krishna Menon

Enlightenment is not about words and thoughts and concepts which can be doubted. Enlightenment is always here. By 'here' I don't mean this present space. Here is somewhere within where mind cannot reach. Presence is always here and you are always That. This here is not the opposite of 'there'. This here is nowhere, it is your Heart. When mind is still all comes back to the Heart. All the cosmos is but a speck in your Heart. Turn mind over into this 'here' and it is lost. Then only light, wisdom and love remain and This you are not different or apart from.

- Papaji

Indeed we ARE that which we are looking for, when our seeking ceases....What then prevents us from seeing this simple truth? Nothing but the misconception that 'we' can do something about it.

-Ramesh Balsekar

Recognize the power of mind, respect the power of mind. And also recognize the power behind the power, the ocean holding the wave. Recognize yourself as the ocean, with your stories, your feelings, as waves. Waves can be beautiful or terrifying, but always they return to the ocean. Every wave always is made up of the ocean. No wave can ever be separate from the ocean. Waves of thoughts, waves of emotions, waves of sensations, waves of events, are all made up of consciousness. And all return to consciousness, while never being separate from consciousness. And if this becomes another story, let this go, and see what is true.

- Gangaji


When we look with the 'I'
We dream.
When we look for the 'I'
We awaken.

Go beyond everything. Don't collect anything. A king does not need to go shopping in his own kingdom. Nor does he beg. Remember, you are the Inner reality~pure awareness only. All that arises are appearances in consciousness. Don't bother with all that. Rest only as the awareness. This is the secret.


Discussion Forum

Thought - Wei Wu Wei

Started by Andrew Houston Jul 29, 2013. 0 Replies

The Masters' exhortations to abjure "thinking" do not imply the suppression of thought but the reorientation, by articulation, of the impetus that results in dualistic thought into its im-mediate…Continue

What is ignorance?

Started by Andrew Houston. Last reply by Divinity Awakened May 1, 2013. 1 Reply

Notice that the word contains the root of ignore, which is an ability that is not necessarily negative. The ability to ignore allows the ability to focus. Imagine that you are in a busy restaurant,…Continue

Tags: seeing, avidya, ignorance

Can you explain the mandala you chose?

Started by Flora Siwarkinte. Last reply by Flora Siwarkinte Apr 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Your invite was very synchronistic. Will you tell me more about the image/mandala you chose?  I am in the process of painting something similar on my wall and it all ties together nicely, the thought…Continue

'Hummology': attention on the attention

Started by Andrew Houston Apr 24, 2013. 0 Replies

by Jan Van DeldenWater can not become wetter than it already is. In other words: you don't have to do or not do anything…Continue

Tags: effortlessness, silence, consciousness, awareness, meditation

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Comment by Andrew Houston on May 1, 2013 at 12:00pm

Mooji is my master. So much love! 

Comment by Chucknana on April 21, 2013 at 11:39am

Thanks for the invite Andrew., much appreciated


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