Siddhas say…

“Swamiji, I am puzzled. Following your instruction, suppose I never asked for food, and nobody gives me any. I should starve to death.”

“Die then!” This alarming counsel split the air. “Die if you must Mukunda! Never admit that you live by the power of food and not by the power of God! He who has created every form of nourishment, He who has bestowed appetite, will certainly see that His devotee is sustained! Do not imagine that rice maintains you, or that money or men support you! Could they aid if the Lord withdraws your life-breath? They are His indirect instruments merely. Is it by any skill of yours that food digests in your stomach? Use the sword of your discrimination, Mukunda! Cut through the chains of agency and perceive the Single Cause!” – Autobiography of a Yogi

Siddhas say…

“The body is a treacherous friend. Give it its due; no more,” he said.
“Pain and pleasure are transitory; endure all dualities with calmness, while trying at the same time to remove their hold. Imagination is the door through which disease as well as healing enters. Disbelieve in the reality of sickness even when you are ill; an unrecognized visitor will flee!”  – Autobiography of a Yogi

Siddhas say…

“Guruji, I would like to hear some stories of your childhood.”
“I will tell you a few-each one with a moral!” Sri Yukteswar’s eyes
twinkled with his warning. “My mother once tried to frighten me with
an appalling story of a ghost in a dark chamber. I went there
immediately, and expressed my disappointment at having missed
the ghost. Mother never told me another horror-tale.
Moral: Look fear in the face and it will cease to trouble you. – Autobiography of a Yogi.

Who is Karta – 2

Continuing from Part 1, I thought more about this and putting here my understanding before I forget. This blog is helping me put my thoughts so that I can

1. See my thoughts in various timelines.

2. Refer to what my thought process/spiritual progress was at a given point of time.

3. If I had some wrong notion about something, I can come back to it later and see it for myself what it was.

So let me continue.

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Who is Karta? – 1

I was brooding on this topic with more fervour today as this question hits us on more than one occasion in our life. First of all just for the record what, why, how this question came up.

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