Sunday, May 22, 2011

Crumbs from His Table - 1

Faith is essential for Knowledge - Bhagavadh Gita, Ch. 6, Sl. 39

Knowledge of Self is True Knowledge and incomparable to any knowledge gained by study, and that Self Knowledge or Self - realization is not to be obtained by any amount of study but by practice only. 

Mind alone is the caues of man's bondage and freedom - Amritabindu Upanishad

One must attempt to get at the very bottom from which thought springs and root out thought, mind and desire.

Your duty lies in practice, continuous practice of Self-enquiry

D: What is the effect of japas and mantras?
B: Diversion; the mind is a channel, a swift current of thoughts and a mantra is a bund or dam put up in the way of this current to divert the water to where it is needed.

1 comment:

  1. "Faith is essential for Knowledge". This is one of the most troubling messages I had grappled with. It looked like a paradox to me. How does one have faith in something that one doesn't know of? If inquiry and doubt are not permitted, how does one choose the right path?