Winning release from Maya (Part 2/2)

Take another example. Imagine a man without any teeth. Now, if a fine stalk of sugar cane were brought to him, what would he do? Although he cannot enjoy the pleasure of chewing and eating this sugar cane, he would nonetheless wish with all the sincerity of his heart he could do so, and […]

Winning release from Maya (Part 1/2)

If you can only manage to give up subservience to the great attributes of Maya, which are kam, krodh, lobh-passion (lust), anger and greed-you thereby acquire something, some worthiness, some deservingness towards attainment of that great Goal of Truth.

For those who have no Spiritual Guide, they should take and repeat the name of […]

Annihilating Sanskaras: Two Analogies – 3. The simile of dream and awakening

(continued from previous post)

Let us take another simile. Suppose you are dreaming, and in that dream state you are enjoying a fine drive in a motor car in America.’ Mind you, all this enjoyment is an imaginary dream! Now, take this dream to represent ordinary or right-side-up or obverse sanskaras. Just as there […]

Annihilating Sanskaras: Two Analogies – 1. The tailor and the coat

You people die a thousand deaths, and despite that, you stay where you are and do not progress. You continue to get caught up in the ceaseless rounds of birth and death, because you continue to mistake the teacup, which is the sadhan or means, for the tea itself, which is the Real and […]

Giving up your life

β€œHe who does not give up his life does not reach his Beloved God.”

… Now what is the meaning of this “life giving”? Does it mean jumping out of running car or committing suicide with self-inflicted violence and torture to the body? No. Not at all. “Give up life” means to renounce Maya’s […]