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Ich fände es störend für den Lesefluß und für die Konzentration, wenn bei jedem Zitat die Quellenangabe beigefügt wäre. An dieser Stelle sei dem Genüge getan, allerdings nur für die Originale in englischer Sprache.

Vorweg generell:

1. Sämtliche Zitate von Bhagavân Shrî Ramana Maharshi stammen aus: Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Autor (Herausgeber): Sri Munagala Venkataramiah. Die empfehlenswerte genaue und vor allem vollständige Übersetzung ins Deutsche stammt von Gabriele Ebert [→ Link].

2. Die Zitate von Shrî Shirdi Sâî Bâbâ stammen aus dem Buch ShriSaiSatcharita, Untertitel: The wonderful Life and Teachings of Shri Sai Baba. Autor: Govind Raghunath Dabholkar alias Shrî Hemadpant; englische Version von Nagesh Vasudev Gunaji. Es gibt eine deutsche Übersetzung von Irmgard Streich-Buda [→ Link]. Und mehrere PDF-Ausgaben, also im Internet lesbar, hier der [→ Link] auf eine mehrsprachige Möglichkeit, unter anderem Deutsch.

3. Die Zitate von Shrî Râmakrishna Paramahamsa stammen aus dem Klassiker The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. Autor: Swami Nikhilananda. Wobei Nikhilananda der Übersetzer/Kompilator einer relativ kurzen englischen Version der umfangreichen fünfbändigen Originalschrift (Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita) des berühmten Autors »M.« (= Mahendranath Gupta) ist. Daher gilt M. auch als Autor von Nikhilanandas kurzer Version (The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna). Persönlich ist mir keine vollständige Übersetzung des Gospel bekannt, weder als Buch noch als PDF im Internet. Verfügbar sind nur »Ausgewählte Passagen aus dem Evangelium von Sri Ramakrishna« und Biographisches.

4. Die Zitate von Shrî Nîb Karorî Bâbâ Mahârâj (Hindi: Neeb Karori Baba) – der korrekte Name wurde vermutlich von amerikanischen Schülern zum bedeutungslosen »Neem  Karoli Baba« verhunzt – sind mündlich überliefert, sie stammen größtenteils aus dem Buch von Ram Dass: Miracle of Love. Untertitel: Stories about Neem Karoli Baba. Bedauerlicherweise nutzt also sogar Ram Dass (sozusagen der westliche Hauptschüler) den falschen Namen. Näheres dazu hier [→ Link], zweiter Absatz.

5. Die Zitate von Bhagavân Shrî Nityânanda von Ganeshpuri, der zeit Seines Lebens fast nichts sagte, stammen aus der kleinen Schrift The Chidakasha Gita of Bhagwan Nithyananda. By Anandi (Tulsi Amma). Das sind die wenigen Aussprüche des Heiligen, welche von einer Anhängerin namens Tulsi Amma gesammelt und in dem Bändchen veröffentlicht wurden. Im Vorwort heißt es: »Die Chidakasha Gita ist eine Zusammenstellung von Worten, die Bhagwan Nithyananda in einem erhöhten Bewusstseinszustand aussprach, während er sich zwischen 1920 und 1927 in Mannagudda, Mangalore in Karnataka aufhielt. Damals notierte eine begeisterte Anhängerin namens Tulsi Amma diese Worte in Kannada-Sprache. Da Bhagwan diese in Trance aussprach, waren viele davon zersplittert, aber sie wurden zu den gesammelten Perlen von Tulsi Amma, ohne die wir nie viel über Nithyananda erfahren hätten.« Eine deutsche Übersetzung ist mir nicht bekannt. Man findet das Werk in mehreren PDF-Ausgaben im Internet, zum Beispiel hier [→ Link].

6. Zu den einzelnen Schriften von Shri Swami Narayanananda: [→ Link]

QUELLENANGABEN – Vorweg generell, Nr. 5

«The Chidakasha Gita is a compilation of words uttered by Bhagwan Nithyananda in elevated state of consciousness, while he was staying in Mannagudda, Mangalore in Karnataka somewhere between 1920–1927. At that time, a fond woman devotee named Tulsi Amma made note of these words in Kannada language. Since Bhagwan would utter these in trance, many were in bits and pieces, but they became the gathered pearls of Tulsi Amma, without whom we would have never known much about Nithyananda.» [Tulsi Amma. The Chidakasha Gita of Bhagwan Nithyananda.]

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HATHA-YOGA [→ Link] 

«As a house is to a man, so is the body to the Soul or Self. A house is meant for a person to live in. So long as one lives in a house, one takes care of it but when one ceases to live in it, the house has no value for one and is neglected. Likewise, the body is only for the Soul to live in. When the Soul leaves the body, it has no value and perishes. So long as the Spirit lives inside a body, the body must be well taken care of, i.e., it must be given proper food and drink, it must be given proper rest and it must be kept clean. Otherwise the embodied Soul will not live long in a happy state.» [Swami Narayanananda. Revelation. Nr. 118]

«As a lantern is meant for light, so is the body, for God-realization. The purpose of the body is to realize the Âtman (Self). To do so, it must be kept neat, clean and strong.» [Swami Narayanananda. Revelation. Nr. 276]

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FRAGEN/HINWEISE – »Lehren Sie den Prânâyâma?« [→ Link]

«In the year 1943 A.D. I was living at Rishikesh, Himâlayas, India. In that year a Buddhist monk came to me to learn Yoga. He had about forty monasteries under his control. He used to go to the universities to lecture on Buddhism. But the most funny thing was, he didn't know how to meditate. […] Then again, one of the organizations had a magazine, and in that they were giving Pranayama lessons to the public. And one of the Brahmacharies, in 1950, wanted to learn Pranayama from me. He was one of those giving lessons in Pranayama – and he wanted to learn Pranayama! I got annoyed. I took him to task like anything. For one hour I gave him scoldings, like: ‹Wretched people, what are you doing? You are teaching Pranayama and you don't even know it yourselves. You have been teaching Pranayama to the public. What a horrible thing!› Then I said: ‹I will not tell you anything today. Come tomorrow, or the day after, then I will see.› Then he became afraid and never returned at all. But they are all big ‹Gurus›, giving Pranayama lessons, etc. That is the story going on everywhere. There are so many Gurus, big Gurus. The paper propaganda makes them very big – even the universe cannot hold them! It is horrible Gurus. This is a funny thing going on. It is a misfortune, rather. And how many go mad? That is a thing to be seen. When they go further, they will understand.» [Darshan with Swami Narayanananda. Gylling, Dänemark 1973]

«One often hears and reads about the dangers of yoga, particularly of the ill-reputed Kundalini Yoga. The deliberately induced psychotic state, which in certain unstable individuals might easily lead to a real psychosis, is a danger that needs to be taken very seriously indeed. These things really are dangerous and ought not to be meddled with in our typically Western way. It is a meddling with fate, which strikes at the very roots of human existence and can let loose a flood of sufferings of which no sane person ever dreamed.» [C. G. Jung. Introduction to The Tibetan Book of The Dead]

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LESER-SERVICE – Leser-Service YOGA-SÛTRA [→ Link]

«All thoughts are inconsistent with realisation. The correct state is to exclude thoughts of ourselves and all other thoughts. Thought is one thing and realisation is quite another.» [Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi – 4th February 1935, Talk 30]

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GEISTIGES – Zitate [→ Link]

«After taking one’s seat, one should always send out good and elevating thoughts wishing welfare and peace to all living beings. One should say, “Let all beings be peaceful and happy for ever.” Send out such a thought with all your force and sincerity to North, South, East, West, downwards and upwards. While wishing this benevolent thought one should sincerely think that one is actually sending out this thought and that the thought-force is actually spreading in different directions and covering the whole space. In the beginning a little imagination is necessary, but after long practice one does succeed in sending such thoughts with a mighty force. If all people practise this morning and evening, this world can be changed into a veritable heaven within a short time.» [Swami Narayanananda. The Secrets of Mind-Control. Kapitel 6]

«The idea of ‹I› and ‹Mine› is bondage, and verily the hell. It is this idea that is the cause of untold miseries in this world. All the stress and struggles and all the troubles and tribulations that one passes through in this world are due to this ‹I› idea and to desire to satisfy the ‹I›. In order to satisfy the cravings of the ego, the mind gets attached to the senses and their objects and thus gets soiled and becomes polluted. All the multifarious desires and thoughts creep up in the mind as a result of this ego idea. If the ego is absent all desires and thoughts vanish. And, when there are no desires and thoughts to disturb the peace and purity of the mind, it lives automatically in the glory of the Self. Such a man and such a mind attains Moksha or Freedom.» [Swami Narayanananda. Revelation. Nr. 196]

 «I had three pieces of limestone on my desk, but I was terrified to find that they required to be dusted daily, when the furniture of my mind was all undusted still, and I threw them out the window in disgust.» [Henry David Thoreau. Walden – Economy.]

«It is desirable that a man be clad so simply that he can lay his hands on himself in the dark, and that he live in all respects so compactly and preparedly, that, if an enemy take the town, he can, like the old philosopher, walk out the gate empty-handed without anxiety.» [Henry David Thoreau. Walden – Economy.]

«We might try our lives by a thousand simple tests; as, for instance, that the same sun which ripens my beans illumines at once a system of earths like ours. If I had remembered this it would have prevented some mistakes. This was not the light in which I hoed them. The stars are the apexes of what wonderful triangles! What distant and different beings in the various mansions of the universe are contemplating the same one at the same moment!» [Henry David Thoreau. Walden – Economy.]

«The necessaries of life for man in this climate may, accurately enough, be distributed under the several heads of Food, Shelter, Clothing and Fuel; for not till we have secured these are we prepared to entertain the true problems of life with freedom and a prospect of success.» [Henry David Thoreau. Walden – Economy.]

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GEISTIGES – Biographie Shrî Svâmî Nârâyanânanda [→ Link]

«All the shameful things that were done … are indescribable. In a nutshell we can say that these people acted worse than beasts. All these things took place in the name of God, religion, race and colour and for want of a clear understanding of God and religion. After seeing these terrible miseries and ignorance of human beings Swami Narayanananda’s heart melted as it were, and this incident made Him to come out of His seclusion and write books. And this incident is the cause of laying the foundation for the Universal Religion.» [Swami Narayanananda. The Universal Religion. Kapitel 2]

«Help a man from where he stands. Supplement but never supplant is the motto of the Universal Religion. This Religion, ›Universal‹, has no quarrel with any sect, creed, doctrine, dogma or sex. It deals with the highest kind of Philosophy which is practical but not speculative. This Philosophy can easily face the acid test of Science. It has Love and sympathy for all, irrespective of caste, creed, colour and sex.» [Swami Narayanananda. The Universal Religion. Kapitel 1]

«The Ultimate Truth is called God.
This, one can realize in the state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi.
A circle can have only one centre but it can have numerous radii.
The centre can be compared to God and the radii to religions.
So, no one sect, no one religion or book can make an absolute claim of it.
He who works for it gets it.»
[Swami Narayanananda. Selected Articles.
Veröffentlicht in »Yoga – Magazine for The Universal Religion«, Jahr 2000, Band 1]

«Never lose hope. Be full of high hopes and keep high ideals before you. Have infinite faith—faith in yourself, faith in God, faith in the words of your Guru and faith in the Scriptures. Never look down upon yourself. Never brood over your weaknesses, drawbacks, sins and falls. If you are a sinner today, you can be a Saint tomorrow, only if you will. Self-confidence will fill you with infinite strength and power. Good thoughts and noble deeds will make you great; improper desires, thoughts and acts will make you sink lower. The world is nothing but a projection of your own mind. As you think, so you become.» [Swami Narayanananda. The Secrets of Mind-Control. Kapitel 11]

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GEISTIGES – Zur Biographie: Erste persönliche Anmerkung von H. Maldoner [→ Link]

«My explanation of the mind, mind-stuff, desire and thought-functions may seem to be new and strange to many and many may not agree with me. And it may be that I may be alone in proclaiming this truth now. Still I am not in the least worried. For, Truth needs no prop to stand and it cannot be hidden for long. If the world is not prepared to receive the Truth now, it has to do it years hence.» [Swami Narayanananda. The Primal Power in Man or The Kundalini Shakti. Vorwort]

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GEISTIGES – Zweite persönliche Anmerkung von H. Maldoner [→ Link]

«I send this brochure into the broad world. I send this out with all my best wishes and love. May this find access into every nook and corner of this universe! May He, out of His infinite love and mercy, give guidance and solace unto the suffering millions through this small book. I am sure that this humble thesis of mine will find a warm place in the hearts of all Truth-loving men and women irrespective of creeds, sects, and castes.» [Swami Narayananda. The Way to Peace, Power and Long Life. Vorwort] 

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GEISTIGES – Vierte persönliche Anmerkung von H. Maldoner [Link]

Devotee: «What is Guru’s Grace? How does it work?» Shrî Ramana Maharshi: «Guru is the Self.» Devotee: «How does it lead to realisation?» Shrî Ramana Maharshi: «Îshvaro gururâtmeti ... (God is the same as Guru and Self ...). A person begins with dissatisfaction. Not content with the world he seeks satisfaction of desires by prayers to God; his mind is purified; he longs to know God more than to satisfy his carnal desires. Then God’s Grace begins to manifest. God takes the form of a Guru and appears to the devotee; teaches him the Truth; purifies the mind by his teachings and contact; the mind gains strength, is able to turn inward; with meditation it is purified yet further, and eventually remains still without the least ripple. That stillness is the Self. The Guru is both exterior and interior. From the exterior he gives a push to the mind to turn inward; from the interior he pulls the mind towards the Self and helps the mind to achieve quietness. That is Grace. Hence there is no difference between God, Guru and Self.» [Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. 10. Juni 1936, Talk 198]

«One can go to another Guru after one’s Guru passes away. But after all, Gurus are one, as none of them are the form. Mental contact is always the best. …Guru not being physical, His contact will continue after His form vanishes. If one Jnani exists in the world, His influence will be felt by or benefit all people in the world, and not simply His immediate disciples.» [Gems from Bhagavan. A necklace of sayings … strung together by Devaraja Mudaliar]

Shrî Svâmî Brahmânanda: «Pray to Shrî Râmakrishna. He still lives. Pray to Him: «You are mine and I am yours.» Merge yourself in His consciousness, He will show you the path. Disciple: «But Mahârâj, do you mean to say that Shrî Râmakrishna is still living?» Shrî Svâmî Brahmânanda: «Of course he is living! Are you mad? If he were not living, why should we lead such a life, giving up our homes and all our possessions? He IS. Ask to see and know Him. Pour out your whole heart in prayer to Him; He will remove all your doubts and show you His true nature.» Disciple: «Do you see Him, Mahârâj?» Shrî Svâmî Brahmânanda: «Yes! Through His grace I see Him. Anyone can see Him if he has His grace. But how many are there who love Him? How many yearn to see Him?» [Swami Prabhavananda. The Eternal Companion – Brahmananda, His Life and Teachings]

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GEISTIGES – Fünfte persönliche Anmerkung von H. Maldoner [→ Link]

Disciple: Will Guruji please tell me, when the Jîvan-Mukta after He has left His physical body and He is going to the formless aspect of Brahman [God], will He still continue to guide His disciples from a higher plane of  existence? Shrî Svâmî Nârâyanânanda: If the disciple wants Him, He will be always with the disciple. If the disciple does not want Him, He will disappear. Disciple: Then He will exist forever? Shrî Svâmî Nârâyanânanda: Yes, so long as the disciple exists, He will exist. So long as the disciples do not forget Him, He is always with them. [Vermutlich von 1971. Offiziell heißt es: Auszug aus Darshans with Swami Narayanananda 1971 and 1973, Gylling, Dänemark]

«When people think of me, I am with them.« [Shrî Nîb Karorî Bâbâ Mahârâj]

«If you look at my picture, I can see you.» [Shrî Nîb Karorî Bâbâ Mahârâj]

«I used to sit and sort of meditate just on that picture and I would see Him. I didn't tell anybody about this; I mean, you don't go around telling people that you talk to pictures, you know. And when I got to India and I finally met Mahârâj He looked at me and said: You used to talk to my picture all the time! You asked many questions!» [eine amerikanische Verehrerin über Shri Neeb Karori Baba Maharaj; aus dem Film Windfall of Grace]

«Though I be no more in flesh and blood, I shall ever protect My devotees.» [Shrî Shirdi Sâî Bâbâ]

«Those who think that Bâbâ is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me.« [Shrî Shirdi Sâî Bâbâ]

«If you look at me, I look at you.» [Shrî Shirdi Sâî Bâbâ]

«Even after I attain Mahâsamâdhi I will be here. Wherever and whenever my devotees remember me with pure devotion I will be there too. True devotees with pure intention and kind heart will forever be in my divine fold under my protection.» [Bhagavân Shrî Nityânanda von Ganeshpuri]

«Can you weep for Him with intense longing of heart? Men shed a jugful of tears for the sake of their children, for their wives, or for money. But who weeps for God?» [Shrî Râmakrishna Paramahamsa. Gospel]

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GEISTIGES – Sechste persönliche Anmerkung von H. Maldoner [→ Link]

«Surrender, and all will be well.» [Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. 29. August 1936, Talk 244]

«God has put you in the world. What can you do about it? Resign everything to Him. Surrender yourself at His feet. Then there will be no more confusion. Then you will realize that it is God who does everything.» [Shrî Râmakrishna Paramahamsa. Gospel]

«In his ignorance man thinks that he can do anything and everything. At the start of life he is very optimistic in his views and feels proud of the little titbits of success that attend his efforts. After some time he receives kicks from different sides, faces failures, troubles and tribulations and, through sufferings, realizes his mistakes and weakness, and then, slowly but steadily, he begins to lean upon God and to pray for help and guidance. Thus it is that after many efforts and failures alone does a man begin to have real faith in God and to practise self-surrender. […] To get rid of the ego idea fully even in thought, word and deed, to place the body, the senses, the mind, the will, the ego and the intellect at the Hallowed Lotus Feet of God and to submit oneself to the working of the Divine Will are acts of complete self-surrender.» [Swami Narayanananda. A Practical Guide to Samadhi. Kapitel 10]

Shrî Ramana Maharshi: «[…] Well. What is destiny? There is no destiny. Surrender, and all will be well. Throw all the responsibility on God. Do not bear the burden yourself. What can destiny do to you then?”  Devotee: Surrender is impossible. Shrî Ramana Maharshi: «Yes. Complete surrender is impossible in the beginning. Partial surrender is certainly possible for all. In course of time that will lead to complete surrender. Well, if surrender is impossible, what can be done? There is no peace of mind. You are helpless to bring it about. It can be done only by surrender.» [Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. 29. August 1936, Talk 244]

«Trust in the Guru fully, that is the only sâdhana.» [Shrî Shirdi Sâî Bâbâ]

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GEISTIGES – Zehntausend Jahre Mantra-Japa [→ Link]

«Saints did Japa and Sâdhana for 10,000 years ..., only then they could succeed in Japa, Meditation and Yoga. But people want to be expert within 5–7 months only.» [Shrî Nîb Karorî Bâbâ Mahârâj]

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GEISTIGES – Der Sinn der menschlichen Geburt [→ Link]

«Human birth is rare and very difficult to get. Moksha or Freedom can be attained only through human birth. It is said that a Jîva (individual Soul) attains human life after 8 millions of births and deaths. Even after getting human life, to have a healthy body and a sharp intellect are very difficult. When a man gets all these things, he must make use of them to attain Moksha. If not, such a precious life becomes a mere waste.» [Swami Narayanananda. A Practical Guide to Samadhi. Kapitel 19]

«To seek to know the significance of life is itself the result of good karma in past births. Those who do not seek such knowledge are simply wasting their lives.» [Talks with Shrî Ramana Maharshi. 15. Oktober 1938, Talk 558]

«He who is ignorant of the true goal of life is a beast. This goal is desirelessness. He who is ignorant of this fact is not a man. Man who is the crown and culmination of God’s creation, must not be like a frog which sinks below water and rises above water repeatedly. This human life is not a comparison to that of the frog. This life cannot always be attained. When we have acquired it, we should make efforts to reach the goal of life. Meals cannot be had before cooking. Discrimination is the fire; intelligence is the vessel; Mukti is the goal of life.» [Bhagavân Shrî Nityânanda von Ganeshpuri. Chidâkâsha Gîtâ. 129]

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GEISTIGES – Der Ur-Yoga in seiner reinsten Form [Link]

«A man prayed to the Master to pardon his sins. He was told that it would be enough if he took care to see that his mind did not trouble him.» [Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. 9. November 1935, Talk 94]

«Leave God alone because He is unknown. What about you?» [Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. 25. Dezember 1935, Talk 121] 

«The Ultimate Truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that need be said. Still, it is a wonder that to teach this simple Truth there should come into being so many religions, creeds, methods and disputes among them and so on! Oh the pity! Oh the pity! […] Mature minds alone can grasp the simple Truth in all its nakedness.» [Talks with Shrî Ramana Maharshi, Talk 95. 13. November 1935]

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GEISTIGES – Der Friedensmantra purnam adah [→ Link]

«A careful study of and a little deep thinking about this one Mantra reveals the whole gist of Vedânta Philosophy and establishes the position or relation of Brahman (God) with the universe.» » [Swami Narayanananda. The Gist of Religions. Kapitel 3]

«It is easy to argue and prove that the world around us is false, that it is all an illusion and the Supreme Brahman alone is the truth. But a logical proof of Brahman as the sole reality does not amount to experience or realization of Brahman. Between intellectual knowledge and spiritual experience, there is a world of difference. […] By dialectics we reach the conclusion that the Supreme Brahman alone is true, that the Jîvas and the multiform things of the universe around us are only an appearance. Yet, the conclusion does not enter and transform our heart and mind. The conclusion that we have reached intellectually stands apart and does not touch and mould our life. It is not yet part of our innermost being. The conclusion that we arrive at by much learning and by much verbal argument remains with us like the burden on the donkey's back. It does not enter into our being. The professed adherents of the Mâyâ theory, curiously enough, seem very anxious about their daily food and raiment. Trifles worry us and we lose our temper far too easily. Our knowledge of the truth does not always influence our conduct. Advaita is not an easy thing. It involves discipline and worship.» [C. Rajagopalachari. Sri Ramakrishna Upanishad]

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GEISTIGES – Der Guru und das Geheimnis aller Geheimnisse [→ Link]

«The Realisation is the result of the Master's grace more than teachings, lectures, meditation, etc. They are only secondary aids, whereas the former is the primary and the essential cause.» [Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. 7. Januar 1935, Talk 13]

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GEISTIGES – Der entscheidende Satz [→ Link]

Master: »Have you found what you are looking for?« Gurdjieff: »I have found nothing. I don't know how to search. There is never an answer. What can I do now? I am desperate.« Master: »You will never find the answer by yourself. Alone a man can do very little. His only hope is to find a place where the real knowledge is been kept alive. (after a little pause:) I advice you to try to find the Sarmoung Brotherhood. Go up the Amudarja, towards Kafiristan. It is a dangerous undertaking, you will be risking your life! But at the right moment there will be a guide.« [Film von Peter Brook, 1979: Meetings with Remarkable Men.]

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GEISTIGES – Eine Mahnung [→ Link]

«In the grand opening chapter of the Kularnava Tantra it is said: In this world are countless masses of beings suffering all manner of pain. Old age is waiting like a tigress. Life ebbs away as it were water from out of a broken pot. Disease kills like enemies. Prosperity is but a dream; youth is like a flower. Life is seen and is gone like lightning. The body is but a bubble of water. How then can one know this and yet remain content? The Jîvâtman passes through lakhs of existence, yet only as man can he obtain the truth. It is with great difficulty that one is born as man. Therefore, he is a self-killer who, having obtained such excellent birth, does not know what is for his good.» [Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon). Shakti and Shakta.]

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GEISTIGES – Will der Mensch nicht frei sein? [→ Link]

«There are men who, although they have nothing to attract them in this world, create some attachments for themselves, and so try to bind themselves to this earth. They do not want and do not like to be free. A man who has no family to care for, no relatives to look after, generally takes a cat, or a monkey, or a dog, or a bird for a pet object and companion, and thus slakes his thirst for milk by drinking mere whey. Such is the power of Mâyâ or Nescience over humanity.» [Prof. Max Müller. Ramakrishna. His Life and Sayings. Nr. 312]

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GEISTIGES – Freundschaften sind karmisch bedingt [Link]

«We meet only those people with whom our meeting is predestined. Duration of association with each person is also preordained. One should not grieve if one is separated or if the association does not last long.» [Shrî Nîb Karorî Bâbâ Mahârâj]

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GEISTIGES – Höhere Ebenen [→ Link]

«When a man has reached the point where he can sit in meditation for six months, there is no need of eating, no need of latrine or of rest. Only one drop of amrit nectar from the top of the head to the body keeps him alive. If a tiger eats that body there is no care, but only when the life comes back to the body will there be pain.» [Shrî Nîb Karorî Bâbâ Mahârâj]

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GEISTIGES – Eine göttliche Erinnerung [→ Link]

«You can plan for a hundred years. But you don't know what will happen the next moment.» [Shrî Nîb Karorî Bâbâ Mahârâj]

«Intelligence is but another name for ignorance, because its area is limited. Therefore, if a man wants to attain all knowledge and understand all mysteries, let him devote himself to the knowledge of God.» [Shrî Svâmî Brahmânanda Mahârâj]

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GEISTIGES – Om srî gurubhyo namah [→ Link]

«Stick to one Guru, one Guru-Mantra and one Ishta-Devata. […] Have firm faith in them and carry on your Sâdhana with patience and perseverance till you attain the Highest. Otherwise you are sure to miss the goal.» [Swami Narayanananda. The Secrets of Mind-Control. Kapitel 18]

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SPEZIELLES – Der Hatha-Yoga und die Chakras [→ Link]

»Se stabiliser à l'aide d'un curry de lentilles. Ou stimuler sa créativité grâce à un smoothie. Pas besoin de s'en tenir au yoga ou aux couleurs pour ouvrir ses chakras – l'alimentation ça marche aussi! Laissez-vous inspirer par l'energie de ces recettes. Tous le plats qui suivent renforcent les deuxième, sixième et septième chakras – c'est garanti! [Französisches »YOGA Magazine« 15/2017] 

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SPEZIELLES – Mißverständnis Yoga-Nidrâ [Link]

«This is a state between the waking- and dream-states. The experiencer of this state is conscious of his environments and, at the same time, he sleeps also. Generally an advanced Yogi experiences this kind of sleep. During this state, the mind works in-between the brain-centre and the lower brain.» [Swami Narayanananda. The End of Philosophy.]

«When a man after attaining Nirvikalpa-Samâdhi comes down to the plane of relative consciousness and when he wants to take rest, he goes to this state. The state of Yoga-Nidrâ is neither a waking-state nor is it a dream-state also. It is neither a deep-sleep-state, nor is it a Samâdhi-state. A man under Yoga-Nidrâ can hear the sounds of people speaking, walking, etc., in the same room, not clearly but dimly and he cannot respond to them. And when he wakes up, he has the full benefit of a nap. Thus, he never gets tired.« [Swami Narayanananda. Consciousness under Different States.]

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SPEZIELLES – Geistheilung [→ Link]

«Take care not to indulge in spiritual healings with the transmitting of Prana. This is an unconscious play with your own spiritual progress and involves risk to life also. A real and genuine Sadhaka (aspirant) must desist from such things at any cost if he really wants to make headway in Pranayama and spirituality. When a Sadhaka has gained the necessary purity of the body, Nadis and the mind to a certain extent he can easily perform these miracles, but the reactions thereof are serious and dangerous. Often the healer has to take upon himself the disease of the person he is out to heal. If he is not strong enough or has not sufficiently progressed spiritually, he will sink lower and undo his achievement. He will succeed, no doubt, in healing the sick in the beginning, but after some cases of successful treatment he would fail miserably and would often begin to suffer from incurable diseases and misfortunes. Many people who have worked such miracles have missed their goal completely and have blighted their whole spiritual career ignominiously.» [Swami Narayanananda. The Secrets of Prana, Pranayama & Yoga-Asanas.]

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SPEZIELLES – Müssen Veganer fanatisch sein? [→ Link]

Disciple: «Should we avoid eating meat, since it entails killing?» Shrî Svâmî Brahmânanda: «Nonsense! The Buddhists say: ›Harmlessness is the highest virtue.‹ What does that mean? You can understand the significance only when you have attained Samâdhi, when you have reached enlightenment and have seen God in all creatures. Until then mere talk is useless. When you can see the same God in the ant as in yourself, then you can practice this virtue. You may talk on not killing, but can you possibly avoid killing? What would you eat? Potatoes? Plant a potato underground, it shoots forth young sprouts. Has the potato no life? Would you eat rice? Plant the paddy grain in the earth, it grows into a rice plant. You want to drink water? Examine a drop of water under a microscope and see how many millions of tiny lives are there. You must breath to live. Yet with every breath you kill millions of creatures. Do you see any harm in that? You think you lose your religion if you take a little fish. Such arguments are foolish. The ancient Hindus held no such ideas. These are later Buddhist and Vaishnavite interpolations.» [Swami Prabhavananda. The Eternal Companion – Brahmananda, His Life and Teachings]

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SPEZIELLES – Bemerkungen zu Coronavirus … [→ Link]

«After taking one’s seat, one should always send out good and elevating thoughts wishing welfare and peace to all living beings. One should say, “Let all beings be peaceful and happy for ever.” Send out such a thought with all your force and sincerity to North, South, East, West, downwards and upwards. While wishing this benevolent thought one should sincerely think that one is actually sending out this thought and that the thought-force is actually spreading in different directions and covering the whole space. In the beginning a little imagination is necessary, but after long practice one does succeed in sending such thoughts with a mighty force. If all people practise this morning and evening, this world can be changed into a veritable heaven within a short time.» [Swami Narayanananda. The Secrets of Mind-Control. Kapitel 6]

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SPEZIELLES – Den Gedanken folgen die Taten ... [Link]

«There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the  jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.» [Journalist John Swinton, Twilight Club New York, 1883 oder 1880]

«Instead of mind-control and self-discipline, the modern society is mad after sense-enjoyments and has been enslaved by lust. This contagion is spreading rapidly all over the world to destroy humanity and its entire edifice of culture and moral values. So, beware!» [Swami Narayanananda. Mind, Its Source and Culture. Letzter Satz im Buch]

«The Liberal Mind is the first in-depth examination of the major political madness of our time: The radical left’s efforts to regulate the people from cradle to grave. To rescue us from our troubled lives, the liberal agenda recommends denial of personal responsibility, encourages self-pity and other-pity, fosters government dependency, promotes sexual indulgence, rationalizes violence, excuses financial obligation, justifies theft, ignores rudeness, prescribes complaining and blaming, denigrates marriage and the family, legalizes all abortion, defies religious and social tradition, declares inequality unjust, and rebels against the duties of citizenship. Through multiple entitlements to unearned goods, services and social status, the liberal politician promises to ensure everyone’s material welfare, provide for everyone’s healthcare, protect everyone’s self-esteem, correct everyone’s social and political disadvantage, educate every citizen, and eliminate all class distinctions. Radical liberalism thus assaults the foundations of civilized freedom. Given its irrational goals, coercive methods and historical failures, and given its perverse effects on character development, there can be no question of the radical agenda's madness.» [Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter Jr. The Liberal Mind; The Psychological Causes of Political Madness]

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WEITERES – »Ich bin überall ein Fremder« [→ Link]

«No motive can be attributed to that Power – no desire, no end to achieve can be asserted of that one Infinite, All-wise and All-powerful Being. God is untouched by activities, which take place in His presence; compare the sun and the world activities. There is no meaning in attributing responsibility and motive to the One.» [Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. 4. Februar 1935, Talk 28]

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WEITERES – Anmerkungen [→ Link]

«The number of such Great Souls, who aspire after Nirvikalpa Samâdhi and attain it can be easily counted on the tips of one’s fingers.» [Swami Narayanananda. The Universal Religion. Kapitel 10]

«Open thy heart, O man! Breathe in and breathe out Divinity freely. The Blessed Name uttered with overflowing love from the very core of the heart, destroys millions and billions of accumulated sins of aeons of births. […] Unfurl the sails of thy heart through sincere prayers and Jap (God’s name) and thou shalt catch the Divine Grace and thy barge shall find its haven on the other side of the Ocean of Samsâra. [Swami Narayanananda. A Practical Guide to Samadhi. Kapitel 19]

«Stick to one Guru, one Guru-Mantra and one Ishta-Devata. […] Have firm faith in them and carry on your Sâdhana with patience and perseverance till you attain the Highest. Otherwise you are sure to miss the goal.» [Swami Narayanananda. The Secrets of Mind-Control. Kapitel 18]

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WEITERES – »Erinnere dich immer an den Guru!« [→ Link]

«Rare human birth, favourable environments, the hallowed feet of the Guru, the right path, proper guidance, a clear intellect and sincere effort, what else do you want, my child? What fear is there, my dear one? Raise thy mind high, higher than the highest snow-clad mountains. Make the character strong and firm like the Himalayas. Dive deep, deep to the very bottom of the Ocean of Sat-Chit-Ananda (Existence, Knowledge and Bliss Absolute) and be free evermore.» [Swami Narayanananda. A Practical Guide to Samadhi. Kapitel 19]

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