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Annamalai Swami: Final Talks : David Godman
The desire for assistance is part of your problem. If you want to separate them at all, you can say that shanti is the unmanifest aspect of the Self while shakti is the manifest. He never managed because no matter how fast he ran, the shadow of his head was always a few feet ahead of him. Vasanas function in much the same the way. Since he is the Self and not any particular form, it is of little importance that the body which we took to be Bhagavan is now dead. It all is very well but I feel that I need some help.
I know that the body is ultimately not important, but I would feel so happy and secure if I knew that I could go and talk or just sit with Bhagavan every time I had a problem.
But how to do this? Eric marked it as to-read Apr 06, You are That, the Self. If the curtain parts and then closes again, it means that you are still believing in wrong ideas. Amaj Jamad marked it as to-read May 31, As soon as I recovered normal consciousness I knew that my working life at Sri Ramanasramam had come to an end.
Stop identifying with it. Everyone has experienced dreams within dreams. This bothers me quite a lot. The mind catches hold of sense impressions and processes them in such a way that they produce long chains of uncontrolled thoughts.
If the intensity to know yourself is strong enough, the intensity of your yearning will take you to the Self. Some jnanis may accumulate wealth, some may sit in silence; some may study the Shastras [Scriptures] while others may remain illiterate; some may get married ands raise families, but others may become celibate monks.
Flnal article is reprinted from The Mountain PathAradhana If you want to pay attention to a special area of danger, watch how the five senses operate. It is a name for the dynamic aspect of the Self. I want to ask Swamiji about his own experience. Mental problems feed on the attention that you give them. I don’t think that repeating “I am not the mind, I am consciousness” will ever convince me that I am not the mind.
This happens so often and so continuously that the mind never gets a chance annamalwi rest or to understand its real nature.
That is the only way. In an experience he had with Bhagavan changed the course of his life: Articles About Self-Enquiry on this Site.
This “little self” will only give way to the real Self if you meditate constantly. Other methods may be good in their own right, but they are not good as preparations for self-enquiry.
The universe is controlled by the one shakti, sometimes called Parameshwara shakti [the power of the Supreme Lord]. This will happen automatically as soon as you cease to be interested in any of your thoughts. Annamalai Swami is at far left with crossed arms. If you bring the light into your room, the darkness immediately goes away. Leave annamalaai Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
Talks with Annamalai Swami
Reading can be a hindrance. However, if you relax your vigilance, even for a few seconds, and allow new thoughts to escape and develop unchallenged, the siege will be lifted and the mind will fonal some or all of its former strength.
Bhagavan approved of his decision to leave, and. If you can stop the mind from reacting to sense impressions you can eliminate a large number of your vasanas.
If you want to give up the limiting habits of many lifetimes, you must practise constantly. If you can convince yourself “This “little self” is not me”, it will just disappear.
Not only that, you know that there never was a snake there. The ego is produced by the power of maya [illusion], which is one of the shaktis [powers] of the Self. The Guru cannot do everything for you.
Because you are looking in the wrong direction. It’s my third order and i’m very pleased with you. Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts.
Unfortunately, very few of these sessions were recorded, so there is little record of these teachings sessions that took place in the s and 90s. It is the nature of the mind to seek stimulation through the five senses.