Wisdom

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A collection of short stories to activate some brain cells :).

Purification

Kabira man nirmal bhaya, jaise Ganga neer
Pachhe laga hari phire, kehat “Kabir, Kabir”

The great saint Kabir has given some profound wisdom through his Dohe. Kabir says that when he purified his mind (from all defilements like greed, anger, lust, hate, etc) as pure as the Holy Ganges (Ganga is considered holy water), the lord (Hari) himself came asking for him.

What Kabir is trying to tell us is that all our prayers towards any God/religion/Guru is all external but the true path is 100 percent internal. The internal journey is about identifying our defilements and eliminating them. Once we are free from these defilements all the lords will automatically be with us all the time. Each one of us have the potential to purify ourselves.

Treasures

I hold and protect 3 treasures:
Benevolence
Frugality
Never trying to be number one

Killing

Gasan instructed his adherents one day: "Those who speak against killing and who desire to spare the lives of all conscious beings are right. It is good to protect even animals and insects. But what about those persons who kill time, what about those who are destroying wealth, and those who destroy political economy? We should not overlook them. Furthermore, what of the one who preaches without enlightenment? He is killing Buddhism."

The connect

On a general note, people seem to have made science, philosophy and religion totally different subjects and almost enemies of each other. Here is
Ayurveda's take on them

Philosophy is the love of truth
Science is the discovery of truth thru experiment
Religion is the experience of truth and application in daily life

Liberation

Illness is not cured by saying the word 'medicine,' but by taking medicine. Enlightenment is not achieved by repeating the word 'God' but by directly experiencing God. Talk as much philosophy as you like, worship as many gods as you please, observe as many ceremonies and sing devotional hymns, but liberation will never come, even after a hundred eons, without realizing Oneness, Wholeness.

Doctrine

To a visitor who claimed he had no need to search for Truth because he found it in the beliefs of his religion, the Master said:

"There was once a student who never became a mathematician because he blindly believed the answers he found at the back of his maths text book - and, ironically, the answers were correct."

Humility

To a visitor who described himself as a seeker after Truth the Master said. "If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else."

"I know. An overwhelming passion for it."

"No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong."

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