Sediul sufletului

"Inima este locașul sufletului, esența însăși a individului în căutarea sa frenetică spre transcendență. "
Glasul Inimii 2004, vol. 2, p. 107 - Rev. Chariji

marți, 31 martie 2015

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Conservaționism
marţi 31 martie 2015
"Din atitudinea de compasiune față de întreaga fire, "Să consumăm cât mai puțin din resursele acestei lumi pentru a subzista și să valorificăm la maximum tot ce am luat." Natura este conservaționistă prin excelență. Dacă irosești, mergi împotriva principiilor Naturii. Nu te înscrii pe calea naturii, obligația de a folosi la maximum orice resursă. "
Glasul Inimii 2004, vol. 2, p. 29 - Rev. Chariji

L'amour

Nous devons apprendre à aimer sans attachement, car ce qui nous gêne c’est l’attachement, ce n’est pas notre amour. L’amour doit donner la liberté à l’être aimé et dans le cas qui vous préoccupe, c’est ce que je vous recommande de faire, et alors vous verrez que l’oiseau qui s’envole hors de sa cage y revient également.
Source: Shri P.Rajagopalachari "The Spider’s Web", Vol.2, chap."Family Life" (La vie de famille) p. 224.


Dependency

"As for myself, I have always been a dependent of my Master, and I would accept subordination to that person under whose subordination my Master orders me to remain. Through this dependency alone I have been able to develop such will power, which is but my Master's gift, that I can prepare thousands of persons for spiritual training within a second." 

Taken from the book "Complete Works of Ram Chandra, Vol. 2", Chapter "Ambrosial Shower", pg. 369, by Babuji Maharaj 



What should be our motive in work -- compassion, or any other motive?

Vivekananda: Doing good to others out of compassion is good, but seeing God in all beings and serving them is better.


Selections from the Belur Math Diary. Complete Works, 5. 325.

duminică, 29 martie 2015

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Gândurile corecte
luni 30 martie 2015
"Vă rog să alegeți mijloacele potrivite pentru scopul potrivit. Niciodată mijloace greșite nu vor duce la rezultate bune. Rezultatele bune pot apărea dacă sunt menite să apară. Dar dacă e ca strădania omului să reușească, trebuie să urmați regula lui Buddha: gândire corectă, acțiune corectă, rezultat corect. "
Glasul Inimii 2004, vol. 2, p. 75 - Rev. Chariji

Path vs Goal

"Your view that you do not find any difference between the path and the goal is an indication of close attachment. It is certain that an abhyasi shall definitely attain perfection if he has devotion in him, and has by some good chance got a guide who is permanently settled in the Infinite, and keeps alive the remembrance of the home-land in the heart of the abhyasi." 

Taken from the book "Complete Works of Ram Chandra, Vol. 2", Chapter "Clarifications", pg. 139, by Babuji Maharaj


L’amour et le mariage
Il n’y a pas de façon idéale de se marier. Si ce modèle existait, l’humanité l’aurait sûrement trouvé depuis longtemps. Je crois que la manière juste consiste à tomber amoureux de son mari ou de sa femme dès le mariage. Pourquoi serait-ce plus difficile que de tomber amoureux d’un garçon avant le mariage ? Je n’en ai aucune idée. Á ce que je crois, les êtres humains ont de manière artificielle rendu l’amour romantique, avec pour conséquence que nous sommes capables d’aimer avant le mariage mais pas après. Nous devons apprendre à aimer celui que nous devons aimer et ne pas faire de faux pas dans ce domaine crucial. Cela signifie que devons développer notre capacité d’aimer celui qui a été choisi pour nous, sans tenir compte de la manière dont l’époux est choisi, qu’il s’agisse d’un mariage d’amour façon occidentale, ou d’un mariage arrangé comme on le fait en Orient.

Source: Shri P.Rajagopalachari "The Spider’s Web", Vol.2, chap."Family Life" (La vie de famille) p. 209.

 “An intense abhyasi means you are practising intensely, in such a way that you have never practised before in that fashion. It has nothing to do with time or space; it has everything to do with your inner fervour, inner restlessness and inner love for the Master.”

Kamlesh Bhai20 March 2015, Pune and Panshet


There is something behind this world of senses, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. There is something beyond all books, beyond all creeds, beyond the vanities of the world--and that something is the realization of God within yourself.
Talk given at Unity Hall, Hartford (Connecticut), USA, on March 8, 1895, as reported in "Hartford Times" (March 11, 1895). Complete Works, 1. 325 .- Vivekananda Quote

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Vinovăția este un păcat

duminică 29 martie 2015
"De aceea Babuji a spus: "Dacă porți remușcarea în tine păcătuiești mai mult decât prin fapta care a stârnit remușcarea." Căința înseamnă să uiți și să hotărăști că nu vei mai repeta greșeala. Nici un ritual nu te poate absolvi de păcatele comise. "
Glasul Inimii 2004, vol. 2, p. 73 - Rev. Chariji

Effulgence (Lumină)

Spirituality focuses man's attention on the Divine effulgence radiating in one's own heart, which effulgence is created by the presence of the Creator Himself in the heart. 

Taken from the book "The Principles of Sahaj Marg, Set 1, Vol. 1", Chapter "Religion and Spirituality In the Light of Sahaj Marg", pg. 7, by Revered Chariji 

Equilibre (Balanța)


Il y a toujours des hauts et des bas dans la vie, aussi bien dans la vie spirituelle que dans la vie matérielle, et nous devons nous y préparer. Dans l’une comme dans l’autre, une navigation calme, cela n’existe pas. Je pense que c’est la raison pour laquelle nous avons besoin de deux ailes et non pas d’une seule. Quand on nous fait perdre l’équilibre, cela signifie que nous perdons confiance en nous et ceci, vous devez le renforcer en vous.



Source: Shri P. Rajagopalachari - The Spider's Web, Vol. II, chap. Living naturally (Vivre de façon naturelle), page 22.

 “The spiritual journey is a pilgrimage of two together to the ultimate divine abode.” The two are the seeker and the guide.

Kamlesh bhai’s, March 2015


Look around and see how they [Vivekananda's brother disciples] have built with almost no ground at their feet. And if with this grand beginning you cannot do anything, I will be sadly disappointed. If you are really my children, you will fear nothing, stop at nothing. You will be like lions. We must rouse India and the whole world.
From USA, 1894. Letter to Alasinga. Complete Works, 5. 61-62. - Vivekananda Quote

sâmbătă, 28 martie 2015

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Virtutea

sâmbătă 28 martie 2015
 
"Dacă ești plin de virtuți, cei din jurul tău vor beneficia de acestea. Lumea poate fi comparată cu trupul nostru. Dacă vreun organ (parte) este în suferință, întregul trup este afectat. De aceea cei buni se țin mereu departe de păcat și acționează ireproșabil. Acesta este un adevăr simplu. "
Extras din cartea "Astfel a grăit Lalaji", p. 28 - Rev. Lalaji


Thoughts

Thoughts which one makes, or has made, remain afloat in the brahmanda mandal and transform into energy. At times they strike a man's heart, causing their impressions in accordance with the capacity and nature of the man. But if he remains inattentive towards them their intensity is lost, and they become almost ineffective. If we form the habit of paying no heed to them, they will have no effect upon us.
Taken from the book "Complete Works of Ram Chandra, Vol. 2", Chapter "Afflictions" pg. 35, by Revered Babuji Maharaj

L'agent du changement

Le changement à un niveau donné ne peut être provoqué que par une action provenant d'un niveau supérieur. Nous devons donc toujours chercher assistance auprès d'un niveau supérieur. Et tant que les êtres humains essayeront de changer le plan terrestre en agissant sur le plan terrestre à partir du plan terrestre lui-même, leurs efforts seront voués à l'échec. Par conséquent, lorsque nous empruntons le chemin spirituel et que nous acceptons le Maître spirituel, nous cherchons son assistance au niveau le plus élevé possible de l'existence- et non à des niveaux intermédiaires. Car seul le plus haut niveau peut changer tout ce qui se trouve au-dessous de lui. Et là nous avons le Maître qui est le Maître de cette existence la plus élevée. C'est pourquoi j'ai dit à plusieurs occasions qu'il est le Maître du changement. Parce qu'en Lui existe la capacité de changer toute chose à n'importe quel niveau d'existence.

Source: Shri P. Rajagopalachari "Coeur à Coeur", Tome I, chap. "Le changement", p.154.

“Purpose of life is to excel in every aspect of life. Yoga is a means, efficient self is the product.”

Kamleshbhai, 15 March 2015,Panvel


Numbers do not count, nor does wealth or poverty; a handful of people can throw the world off its hinges, provided they are united in thought, word, and deed--never forget this.
 
From "Memoirs of European Travel," written in Bengali. Complete Works, 7. 372. -Vivekananda Quote

vineri, 27 martie 2015

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Condiția
vineri 27 martie 2015
"Mulțumirea și absența dorinței sunt aproape una și aceeași condiție. Implinirea dorinței poate fi numită bhog, iar absența dorinței poate fi numită yoga. "
Extras din cartea "Astfel a glasuit Lalaji", p. 60 - Rev. Lalaji

Outside Help (Ajutor exterior)

We form tendencies.These tendencies we have to change. And who is going to change it for us? Not God, because there is no dispensing God, however wonderful that concept may be, that we can pray to Him, and He will send His emissary. So my Master says it has to be a human being, who has undergone all these problems himself, and has, by the Grace of his own Master, mastered the Mastery, and is able to help others. So we need outside help. 

Taken from the book "The Fruit of the Tree", Chapter "Open House" pg. 175, by Revered Chariji 

“Transmission beautifies our inner self.” 

Kamlesh Bhai,  21 March 2015, Panshet





Formes divines (Formele Divine)

Nous devons donc nous rappeler qu’il y a deux explications à nos incessants retours en ce monde. La première, c’est nous, qui venons sous la contrainte du 'samskar' [impressions]. Nous n'avons pas le choix. Nous devons venir. Nous sommes poussés ici. L'autre, ce sont les ‘divya swaroopis’ [formes divines]; vous pouvez les qualifier de saints- la Divinité elle-même qui, par compassion pour sa propre création, endosse une forme, souffre avec nous, rit avec nous, se réjouit avec nous, nous enseigne, et repart. Maintenant, supposez que la Divinité n'ait pas eu cette compassion pour descendre encore et encore, pour nous instruire et nous hisser vers le haut, où serions-nous? Nous serions en train d'errer dans le bourbier de l'ignorance et du péché, toutes nos vies durant, vie après vie!

Source: Shri P. Rajagopalachari " The Principles of Sahaj Marg ", Set 1, Vol. III, chap. "Adhere to One Teaching, One Goal" (Adhérez à Un Enseignement, Un But), p. 406.

The main effect of work done for others is to purify ourselves. By means of the constant effort to do good to others we are trying to forget ourselves. This forgetfulness of self is the one great lesson we have to learn in life.
Class on Karma Yoga. New York, January 3, 1896. Complete Works, 1. 84.

- Vivekananda Quote

Self-abnegation is the basis of all morality, ... it is the one basic idea, the one fundamental principle running through all ethical systems.
Class on Karma Yoga. New York, January 3, 1896. Complete Works, 1. 85.- Vivekananda Quote

joi, 26 martie 2015

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Pacea

joi 26 martie 2015
"Deplina (desăvârșita) pace este aceea care ne permite să suportam șicanele și injuriile altora. Ar trebui să le suportăm pe toate ca pe apa vărsată peste o cana întoarsă cu gura în jos. Nu intră strop de apă. "
Extras din cartea "Astfel a grăit Lalaji", p. 21 - Rev. Lalaji

Make a Will

It is really surprising that some people consider themselves to be too weak for practice, while actually they are not so. An ordinary man has within him the same power and the same soul-force that a saint has. The only difference between them is that the sage has torn off the covering round his soul while the other is just like a silkworm in the cocoon. And if one resolves firmly to throw off these coverings, no power on earth can stop him. 

Taken from the book "Complete Works of Ram Chandra, Vol. 2", Chapter "Clarifications" pg. 107, by Revered Babuji Maharaj 


La dépendance (Dependență)

Il y a une belle histoire qui souligne le besoin d'une totale dépendance. Un mystique errait dans le désert et il mourait presque de soif. Sa quête d’eau le détourna de la pensée de Dieu. Soudain, il rencontra un voyageur et le supplia de lui donner de l'eau. Le voyageur se tourna vers son chameau pour en prendre et lorsqu'il se retourna, avec un verre dans la main, il trouva le mystique étendu sur le sable, son corps engagé dans un processus de décomposition rapide, mourant. Le voyageur stupéfait devant ce miracle demanda une explication au mystique. Le mystique répondit que lorsqu'il avait demandé de l'eau au voyageur, il s’était écarté de la dépendance qui le liait à son Maître, et c'était là sa punition!

Source: Shri P. Rajagopalachari " The Principles of Sahaj Marg ", Set 1, Vol. II, chap. "The Discipline" (La discipline), p. 179.

“Openness of the heart creates love. When love is flowing through you, you will remain pure.”

“Without peace we cannot be creative.”

Kamleshbhai - 21 March 2015, Panshet



All poetry, painting, and music is feeling expressed through words, through color, through sound.

Retreat given at the Thousand Island Park, USA. July 3, 1895. Complete Works, 7.31. - Vivekananda Quote

The highest ideal is eternal and entire self-abnegation, where there is no "I," but all is "You," and whether we are conscious or unconscious of this, karma yoga leads us to that end.


Class on Karma Yoga. New York. Jan 3, 1896. CW, 1. 84-85. - Vivekananda Quote

Creeds and sects have their parts to play, but they are for children, they last but temporarily. Books never make religions, but religions make books. We must never forget that. No book ever created God, but God inspired all the great books. And no book ever created a soul. We must never forget that.


Talk given at Unity Hall, Hartford (Connecticut), USA, on March 8, 1895, as reported in "Hartford Times" (March 11, 1895). Complete Works, 1. 324. - Vivekananda Quote

miercuri, 25 martie 2015

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Fericirea

"Fericirea în sine este adevărata existență. Doar fericirea există cu adevărat, toate celelalte, adică tristețea etc. nu sunt decât iluzie. Fericirea nu e de găsit în afară. Ea rezultă din focalizarea atenției, o dispoziție neschimbătoare și o liniștire a mentalului. Cei care cunosc această taină nu trebuie să caute fericirea în afară. "
Extras din cartea "Astfel a grăit Lalaji", pp. 34-35 - Lalaji


“Love must keep flowing.”


Adversity

It is, of course, unnatural to expect everything to correspond with your tendencies and liking, and so far, none, including even the great saints or avatars, has ever had that in his life. Every one is faced with adversities alike. The only difference is that some take them joyfully as a gift from the Lord, while others grudge them, lament over them, and create a feeling of resentment against them. This adds to our miseries and brings us to a state of distraction. The best and perhaps the only solution is to try to mould ourselves so as to fit in with the circumstances and the environments. Adversity will then lose its pinching effect. 

Taken from the Book "Letters of the Master, Vol. 1", Chapter "1955", pg. 22, by Babuji Maharaj 


La concentration     (Concentrarea)



Mon Maître a précisé que la méditation est le processus et que la concentration en est le résultat. Cela dit, cette concentration n'est pas en elle-même d'une grande valeur pour notre développement car la concentration n’est que l’utilisation d'un pouvoir, et le pouvoir en lui-même ne mène pas à l'évolution. Mais elle a un avantage indéniable dans notre vie quotidienne car, par la méditation, lorsque nous sommes capable de concentrer notre esprit, nous sommes capable de chasser les pensées inutiles ou indésirables. J'en viens à l'un des enseignements les plus importants de mon Maître. Quand nous avons des pensées, c'est notre attention, c'est le pouvoir de notre attention qui donne le pouvoir à la pensée. Une pensée par elle-même n'a pas de pouvoir. C'est l'attention qu'on lui porte qui donne à la pensée son pouvoir. Si, grâce à la méditation, nous sommes capable de chasser de telles pensées sans les combattre, sans y prêter attention, alors le mental atteint un état -un état d'existence, un état d'être- où ne peut plus exister qu'une pensée à la fois. Le processus de méditation nous donne ainsi la capacité de nous concentrer, ou de faire entrer le mental dans un état de concentration que nous qualifions en Inde d'uni-directionnel.



Source: Shri P. Rajagopalachari " The Principles of Sahaj Marg ", Set 1, Vol. I, chap. "Purification and Regulation of the Mind by Sahaj Marg Yoga" (Purification et régulation du mental par le yoga du Sahaj Marg), p. 52.


  Can serving others produce spiritual liberation (mukti)?

Vivekananda: Selfless service can give mukti not directly but indirectly, through the purification of the mind. But if you wish to do a thing properly, you must, for the time being, think that it is all-sufficient. The danger in any sect is want of zeal. There must be constant (nishthâ), or there will be no growth.
Selections from the Belur Math Diary. Complete Works, 5. 325 - Vivekananda Quote

luni, 23 martie 2015

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Dumnezeu

marţi 24 martie 2015
"Dumnezeu s-a ascuns pe sine in inima ta si te-a expus pe tine. Ascunde-te pe tine si expune-l pe Dumnezeu! "

Extras din cartea "Astfel a grait Lalaji", p. 4 - Lalaji

“Look for perfection within, not outside.”

Dead Past

There is no such thing as a good past or a bad past. There is only the dead past. And in English literature somewhere, there is this phrase, you see, 'Let the dead Past bury its dead.' 

Taken from the book "Heart Speak 2004, vol. 1", pg. 60 -by Chariji


 La civilisation (Civilizație)

Tout excès est mauvais pour l'individu. Un ancien proverbe tamoul dit: « Au-delà de la mesure, même le nectar devient poison.» Cela est vrai de toutes choses sans exception. Il est regrettable que le bien-être physique et les standards d’une vie luxueuse aient été assimilés à la notion de civilisation. La vraie civilisation ne dépend pas de ces choses. Comme l’a dit Dostoïevsky, la civilisation ne fait rien d'autre que développer la capacité de ressentir de plus en plus de sensations. C'est-à-dire que, telle qu’on l’entend, la civilisation ne s’intéresse qu’au monde sensoriel. La véritable civilisation est pourtant quelque chose qui va bien au-delà de concepts aussi matériels. La véritable civilisation, c’est la création d'une société dans laquelle tous les individus s’efforcent d’atteindre la perfection personnelle en aspirant au but approprié. Cela ne peut se faire qu'en adoptant une vie équilibrée, en volant comme l’oiseau avec deux ailes, l'aile spirituelle et l'aile matérielle, les deux ailes en parfait équilibre. Celui qui atteint un tel équilibre est une personne réellement sage. Elle peut ne pas être riche. Elle peut ne pas être forte. Elle peut même ne pas être intelligente. Mais cependant, elle est sage car son esprit est focalisé sur le But réel, et toute son énergie est mobilisée par l'effort fourni pour atteindre ce but.

Source: Shri P. Rajagopalachari " The Principles of Sahaj Marg ", Set 1, Vol. II, chap. "Our Daily Bread" (Notre pain quotidien), p. 232.

The end of all religions is the realizing of God in the soul. That is the one universal religion. If there is one universal truth in all religions, I place it here--in realizing God. Ideals and methods may differ, but God-realization is the central point. There may be a thousand radii but they all converge to the once center, and that is the realization of God.
Talk given at Unity Hall, Hartford (Connecticut), USA, on March 8, 1895, as reported in "Hartford Times" (March 11, 1895). Complete Works, 1. 324-25.Vivekananda Quote

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Modul de exprimare
luni 23 martie 2015
""Un limbaj civilizat este premiza atingerii Țelului existenței omenești. Un limbaj cultivat cucerește toate inimile. Un limbaj rafinat, în rostire sau vorbire, impresionează pe oricine și stârnește admirația tuturor." "
Extras din cartea "Astfel a grait Lalaji", p. 30 - Lalaji



Esclavage et libération (Sclavie și de Eliberare)


S’affranchir des souffrances, c’est la libération. La libération est à la fois permanente et temporaire. Lorsque la libération est telle que l’esclavage de la tristesse ne se fait jamais sentir, elle est alors permanente. Si nous devons considérer la libération comme permanente, la servitude est-elle permanente elle aussi? Non, ses liens ne sont pas permanents mais temporaires.
Source: Shri Ram Chandra de Fatehgarh "Vérité Eternelle", "La nature de la liberté ou libération" p.145.


Form and Formless


Much has been said in the religious books about the two conceptions, the Nirakar (formless) and the Sakar(tangible form), but really both the conceptions, as generally understood, are greatly misleading. Really God is neither Nirakar nor Sakar, but beyond both. 

Taken from the Book "Reality at Dawn", 13th Edition, Chapter "Religion", pg. 4, by Revered Babuji Maharaj


Be positive. Do not criticize others. Give your message, teach what you have to teach, and there stop. The Lord knows the rest.



 From USA, 1894. Letter to Alasinga. Complete Works, 5. 61.- Today's Vivekananda Quote

joi, 19 martie 2015

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Dumnezeu
joi 19 martie 2015
"Dumnezeu este elementar și simplu, lipsit de orice atribut, pentru a nu mai vorbi de substanță. Este deci absolut necesar să ne eliberam de impurității și de acumulări pentru a-L realiza. Impuritățile apar ca efect al propriilor gânduri, acțiuni și împrejurări. De aceea gândurile noastre trebuie reglate și mentalul individual trebuie riguros disciplinat astfel încât să fie eliminate impuritățile existente în el. Trebuie să ajungem cât mai curați cu putință, astfel încât un simplu impuls al Maestrului să ne poată propulsa către cele mai înalte sfere. "
Extras din cartea "Operele complete ale lui Ram Chandra, vol. 2", capitorul "Adevărata noastră natură", p. 230 - Babuji

Total Love
So, Constant Remembrance is also a practice, is also a step. It has no meaning in itself, it has no efficacy in itself, except to lead to a condition where we love the Master totally, continuously. 

Taken from Constant Remembrance, Sahaj Marg Education Series, pp.138-9 Rev. Chariji 

L’argent ( Banii)

L’argent est nécessaire dans notre vie moderne, mais nous ne devrions pas trop y penser ni croire que seul l’argent nous donne la sécurité. Si l’on parle tant de l’argent c’est uniquement à cause du sentiment que l’argent rend toute chose accessible et aussi que, grâce à lui, notre avenir est assuré. Je crois que tout cela est bien illusoire.
Source: Shri P.Rajagopalachari "The Spider’s Web", Vol.2, chap."Pious Earnings" (Des gains pieux) p. 238.

miercuri, 18 martie 2015

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Timpul                                                                                                       Miercuri 18 martie 2015

"Deseori oamenii spun că sunt prea ocupați cu problemele lor personale ca să găsească timp pentru puja (meditație) și upasana, însă, conform unei zicale curente, cel mai ocupat om are cel mai mult timp liber. În opinia mea, omul are mai mult timp la dispoziție decât activități care să i-l umple. "
Extras din cartea "Operele complete ale lui Ram Chandra, vol. 2", capitolul "Țelul și Durerea", p. 235 - Babuji

Accept Help

A man falls into a well. Somebody lets down a rope. He says, "No, no. I am praying to God. He will come and take me up." How long will that man with the rope wait there? He says, "All right, let your God come and take you up." 


Taken from the book "HeartSpeak 2004, Vol. 2", Chapter "Become What You Should Become", pg. 169, by Revered Chariji 

Le Maître (Maestrul)

On ne peut en aucune manière distinguer le Maître intérieur du Maître extérieur, si ce n’est pour dire que le Maître extérieur physique ne peut être éternel, car le corps est assujetti aux lois de la nature, bien que l’essence du Maître soit, elle, éternelle. Quand nous laissons notre Maître entrer dans notre coeur et guider notre existence, alors l’essence éternelle vient demeurer en notre coeur et nous avons le Maître en nous.


Source: Shri P.Rajagopalachari "The Spider’s Web", Vol.2, chap."Beloved" (Le bien-aimé) p. 358.

You have written in your Bhakti Yoga that if a weak-bodied person tries to practice yoga, a tremendous reaction comes. Then what should we do?

Vivekananda: What fear if you die in the attempt to realize the Self! There are people who are not afraid to die for the sake of learning and many other things, and why should you fear to die for religion?


Selections from the Belur Math Diary. Complete Works, 5. 325. - Vivekananda Quote

marți, 17 martie 2015

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Divinizarea
marţi 17 martie 2015
"Prin divinizare înțeleg stadiul în care toate simțurile și facultățile noastre sunt armonizate, revenind la stadiul originar și redevenind una cu Realitatea. Stadiul final al divinizării se atinge atunci când fiecare atom al trupului devine una cu Realitatea - stadiul Ultim. "
Extras din cartea "Operele complete ale lui Ram Chandra, vol. 2", capitorul "Adevarata noastra natura", p. 246 - Babuji

Le mariage (Căsătoria)

Le mariage devrait être considéré comme quelque chose de sacré qui nous permet de grandir et de mûrir au fil du temps. L’acte sacré du mariage n’est que le début du long voyage que le couple entreprend au sein de la vie conjugale, pour trouver in fine l’unité et l’épanouissement mutuels, comme il se l’est promis dès le début (1). Le mariage, c’est pour la vie et, bien sûr, il est essentiel que les époux s’adaptent l’un à l’autre avec le temps. L’adaptation n’est jamais aisée ni immédiate. Nous devons y travailler, et cela prend généralement toute une vie (2). La patience, la tolérance et l’esprit de sacrifice sont tous trois nécessaires pour rendre cela possible. Avoir le sentiment que le mariage est indissoluble est la condition nécessaire et indispensable à un développement harmonieux (1).

1. Source: Shri P.Rajagopalachari "The Spider’s Web", Vol.2, chap."Family Life" (La vie de famille) p. 201. 2. Source: Shri P.Rajagopalachari "The Spider’s Web", Vol.2, chap."Family Life" (La vie de famille) p. 204.

Persistence (Persistența)

This is the difference between the one who achieves and one who doesn’t. If you are to be turned away by every single obstruction and say, "No, no, I cannot be persistent; every time I start is some obstruction," you are not an achiever. Yesterday [our brother] was describing a fellow who was pulling a trolley or carrying somebody’s bags in the railway station [and] is today worth two thousand crores. How? He worked without stop, and sincerely. What is the root of the word 'sincere'? It is from Latin, sine cadere – without giving up. One who works without giving up is sincere. 

Taken from the book "Youth: a Time of Promise and for Effort", Chapter "Wisdom and Restraint", pg. 164, by Revered Chariji 



Book-worship is the worst kind of idolatry to bind our feet.
Retreat given at the Thousand Island Park, USA. 
July 3, 1895. Complete Works, 7.30. - Vivekananda Quote

luni, 16 martie 2015

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Ajutorul divin
luni 16 martie 2015
""Dumnezeu îi ajută pe cei care se ajuta singuri." Privită superficial, veți fi desigur de acord, afirmația pare absurdă. Însă privită mai în profunzime, nimeni nu poate fi ajutat până când nu începe să se ajute singur. De exemplu, dacă cineva zace bolnav la marginea unui drum pe care mașinile trec cu viteză, nimeni nu va opri dacă el zace ca mort de teama consecințelor. Dimpotrivă, dacă el se zbate și face eforturi pentru a se ridica, desigur vor fi oameni care vor opri și-l vor ajuta să se ridice. De aceea, chiar si ajutorul lui Dumnezeu presupune dorința noastră de a ne ajuta singuri. "
Extras din cartea "Pânza de paianjen, vol. I",  p. 225 - Chariji

La loi de la vie

La loi de la vie dit que les sages doivent aider ceux qui le sont moins; les forts doivent aider les faibles; les riches doivent aider les pauvres; ceux qui sont avancés doivent aider ceux qui traînent derrière sur le chemin.

Source : P. Rajagopalachari - Heart Speak 2004, Vol. 2, pages 108-109 (Message de Lignano, Chennai, 19/10/04)


Knowledge

"Knowledge is contemplation, thinking, pure discrimination and nothing else. Differentiating things, demarcating the line of difference, establishing the points of difference or distinction – this alone is knowledge, which is the characteristic of the mind."
Taken from the book "Truth Eternal (5th edn., 2010)", Chapter "Ignorance and Knowledge", pg. 68, by Lalaji Maharaj

Last time I went to the West, I also took a little of Ganga water with me, fearing it might be needed, and whenever opportunities occurred, I used to drink a few drops of it. And every time I drank, in the midst of the stream of humanity, amid that bustle of civilization, that hurry of frenzied footsteps of millions of men and women in the West, the mind at once became calm and still, as it were.


From "Memoirs of European Travel," written in Bengali. Complete Works, 7. 301. - Vivekananda

sâmbătă, 14 martie 2015

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Personalitatea

sâmbătă 14 martie 2015
"Psihologia ne spune că aspectul exterior al omului este condiționat de starea lui interioară. Adică, mentalul îl face să fie ceea ce este, sau ceea ce el pare a fi pentru lumea exterioară. Este adevărat că personalitatea omului este asemenea unui iceberg care dezvăluie vederii doar o câtime din întreg, ascunzând cea mai mare parte a sa în apele oceanului. Adevărul acestei afirmații poate fi lesne verificat din experiențe personale cu rudele, prietenii și acei oameni pe care viața ni-i scoate în cale, oricât de scurtă sau de superficială ar fi asocierea. "
Extras din cartea "Principiile sistemului Sahaj Marg, set. 1, vol. 2," capitolul "Sistemul Sahaj Marg și problemele de personalitate", p. 143 - Chariji

 Constant Remembrance

If you are able to be in remembrance of Him who is our Maker, our Creator, who is within, who is leading us in that consciousness, nothing but what is necessary will arise in our minds as thoughts. This is what we call constant remembrance in Sahaj Marg. 

Taken from the book "HeartSpeak 2005", Chapter "Use your Self to Change Yourself", pg. 17, by Revered Chariji 

Un être humain bien équilibré



Qu'il s'agisse du développement du corps, du mental ou du caractère, si nous échouons dans l'un des trois, nous sommes incomplets. Aussi nous devrions consacrer suffisamment de temps au sport - et pas en le regardant à la télévision. Jouer au cricket, c'est bien mieux que de le regarder à la télévision. "A quoi cela me sert-il que lui (le joueur) marque cent points si moi, à chaque fois que je brandis la batte, je me luxe le dos, je me foule le poignet, et qu'ensuite je dois aller chez le médecin?" En conséquence ma participation est essentielle, non pas en regardant mais en agissant. Une demi-heure par jour donc... Et puis on retourne étudier avec un intérêt renouvelé.
Source : P. Rajagopalachari, Youth, A Time of Promise and for Effort, vol. 2, chap. "Sagesse et modération", p.207