Ramakrishna lineage

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Ramakrishna lineage

Post by Nicholas » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:30 am

Swami Ahbedananda (1866-1939) was a powerful direct disciple of Ramakrishna and like many of his disciples was universal in outlook, with no sectarianism.

Here is a little from his talk from 1902 on "Duty or Motive in Work":
When we begin to feel for others
in the same way as we do for ourselves, we commence to
rise above the limitations of this narrow self; and at that very
moment we have taken our first step toward unselfishness.

The end is reached when we realize that all living creatures are equal
to ourselves. Jesus the Christ said, “Love thy neighbor as thyself,”
and “Love your enemies”; but He did not preach “Love all living
creatures,” as did Buddha. When a goat was going to be killed,
Buddha came forward and offered his own life for that of the
goat. The goat’s life was saved, and the man who would have
killed it, afterwards became Buddha’s disciple.

When we begin to cherish all living creatures as we cherish ourselves,
we have reached the state of development where the sense of “I,” “Me,”
and “Mine” vanishes; where we see all creation as one on the
spiritual plane...

This realization of oneness of spirit is the highest ideal of life. It is the
climax of unselfishness, and becomes identical with Divine love,
because God loves all creatures equally. His love, indeed, shines
alike upon all, as does the light of the sun upon man and beast
without distinction of kind.
Cast no one out of your heart.

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Re: Ramakrishna lineage

Post by Nicholas » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:08 pm

it is God Himself who is constantly inspiring thoughts and sentiments in the hearts of His devotees, and that is the reason why the latter are never in lack of new and wise thoughts and sentiments; while, on the other hand, the book-learned, soon find that their thoughts have become exhausted.
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Re: Ramakrishna lineage

Post by Nicholas » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:48 pm

When a man is on the animal plane, he is extremely
selfish, bound by desires, a slave of the passions
and sense-pleasures which have no restriction
of any kind; he has no purity, no moral
standard of life or of truthfulness. His highest
ideal is the comfort of his body, and he abhors
things spiritual, thinking it a loss of time and
energy to even hear about his spiritual nature,
or to speak of it at all. But when such a man
wakes up from this deep sleep of ignorance
and self—delusion, either naturally or through
the help of a holy Guru or spiritu al teacher,
he begins to seek the moral life. This is the
state of awakening of the soul.

It is the stage of a beginner in the path of
God-consciousness. Then he tries to live a moral
and virtuous life, and begins to examine his own
nature, tries to learn his own faults and weaknesses,
and having discovered them strives to correct
them. This is the state of purification of
the soul, and is the second stage
of spiritual unfoldment.
Swami Ahbedananda from his "God-consciousness" talk of 1901.
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Re: Ramakrishna lineage

Post by Nicholas » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:49 am

Hold aloft the light and stand firm to thy post,
Till all wandering souls have reached their goal in safety.
Service brings strength and renewed life,
Love cures all weariness,
And Faith, the shining jewel of life, performs all miracles.
Swami Paramananda
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Re: Ramakrishna lineage

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:33 am

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Re: Ramakrishna lineage

Post by Nicholas » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:28 pm

The central aim of Vedanta is to bring all to one unifying understanding, yet to let each one follow his own particular form of faith. When we try to force sameness of thought, it bars spiritual progress; but when we admit the possibility of perfect unity in variety, then each one is able to advance in his own way.

Vedanta realizes that as long as there are such differences in human temperament and mind, we cannot expect all to worship in the same manner. To destroy diversity in life would be to destroy much of its beauty and sublimity.

Therefore Vedanta includes in its scope all forms of thought.


From Emerson and Vedanta by Swami Paramananda
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