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Steps of Awareness - Dissolving the Vasana Devotee: What are the obstacles which hinder realisation of the Self? Sri Ramana Maharshi: They are habits of mind (vasanas) Vasanas Part 1 helped you to identify your main Vasanas, what feeds them, how they are expressed and the resultant negative patterns in your life. Vasanas...
Treating Vasanas as an Addiction ‘Vinayaka’ (Lord Ganesh) means the One who is the Master of Himself. The mouse is the vehicle of Vinayaka. What is the inner significance of the little mouse? The mouse symbolises your attachment to worldly tendencies (vasanas). The mouse moves quickly and can see well...
Cutting the Vasana Tree; Dissolving the Roots Remember, the one who is a slave to impulses and tendencies (Vasanas) is devoid of Jnana (wisdom) In truth, such a person is a weakling. The impulses invade the heart, causing endless trouble. They remind you of the pleasures of past experiences And make you crave for them again. The...
The Illusion of Need
So much suffering happens through our illusion of need.  Believing that we need to get something, everything, outside of ourselves in order to be happy and complete is one of the major scams of life.  That is, if we buy into it…  But like all scams we can avoid...
We are living moving Yantras.  A Yantra is a geometrical diagram, used as an aid to meditation in tantric worship, like the Sri Chakra.  By tantric, I mean the intention to become one with the object of worship, to have union.  When activated through prayer, the Yantra becomes a...

Grace

'Grace is not what the mind thinks it should be; it is what God wills it to be. Grace is not what the mind desires it to be; It is the natural perfect expression of Divinity. Grace is not chosen; it is recognized and received. Mynavati   The concept of Grace is synonymous with religion, but...
'Nothing is wrong with you.‘ Where there is a will there is a way’ is eminently true.
 At first the will is your own which has to be strengthened
 by the thought of GOD
 until you convert it into the almighty Will of GOD.
 You seem to be playing...
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. Gautama Buddha   We will all feel resentful at some time in our life. We will all feel angry. We will say, “this isn't fair.” We will suffer...
Each day is the opportunity of a pilgrimage to God. Towards God within and out-with oneself. The opportunity is always there, but how much do you desire to commit to such a mysterious and sacred journey?   One needs to be open enough, awake enough, care enough, be willing to...
Gratitude is the greatest wealth we can have.  It is the sweetest Divine gift.  Without gratitude we have nothing.  Without gratitude, we are open to resentment, unfullfilment, constant desires and bitterness. You could own the material wealth of the world.  You could be the most powerful person in the land and have total...