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12 BEAUTIFUL QUOTES THAT WILL AWAKEN YOUR HEART

Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis. If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae, there will never be a butterfly.
The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains.
“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”
– Ramana Maharshi
“Awakening is the ultimate of religion. Religion is, not really, in believing something outside of your being. It is not in believing or following some authoritative figure, the church, temple, organization or any ideological system of belief. Religion is trusting in what is eternal within you.”
“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.”
– John O’Donohue
“As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. … That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.”
– Anthony de Mello
“When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.”
– P.D. Ouspensky
“You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks.”
– Amit Ray
“No one and nothing outside of you can give you salvation, or free you from the misery. You have to light your own lamp. You have to know the miniature universe that you yourself are.”
– Banani Ray
“Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis. If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae, there will never be a butterfly. The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains.”
– Alejandro Jodorowsky
“Remember seeker, our earthly perceptions of reality are just an illusion.”
– Unknown
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“Awakening is not a journey of discovering a distant land or a coveted secret, but rather, it is a journey of surrendering to what has always been present but shrouded in illusion and disillusion.”
– Shavasti
“I leave my human nature to unfold according to its destiny. I remain as I AM.”
– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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Life is a Song — Make it Rhythmic

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“When we know ourselves to the deepest core of our being, we come to know the secret of this existence. This life is a song made of the musical rhythm of the body, words of the mind and the melodious silence of the soul. When the three are in harmony, the song becomes pure and pleasing to listen. If they are in disharmony, noises result and the song disappears. — Excerpt from the bookAwakening Inner Guru” by Banani Ray and Amit Ray (This material is copyrighted, and published by permission from Inner Light Publishers)

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Life is a song made of the musical rhythm of the body, words of the mind and the melodious silence of the soul. ~ Banani Ray

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The Dance of Vital Energy through the Energy Channels

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“Energy body is the base for our constitution. It is the base for our physical body as well as the mind. According to yogic scriptures, there are seventy-two thousands of nadis or subtle energy channels in the body. Among them, the nadis called Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are most important. Energy flows through these subtle channels of the body as water flows in the rivers. All our thoughts, emotions and physical states are expressions of the flow of vital energy along these energy channels. — Excerpt from the bookAwakening Inner Guru” by Banani Ray and Amit Ray (This material is copyrighted, and published by permission from Inner Light Publishers)

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All our thoughts, emotions and physical states are expressions of the flow of vital energy along the energy channels. ~ Banani Ray

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Ignorance — The Master Deceiver

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“Take a moment to close your eyes; sit up straight and just relax. Now ask yourself, who you really are. You might probably find yourself having answers as follows; like, you are a teacher, a student, a priest, a devotee, a doctor, an engineer, a manager, or, a father, a mother and so on. These are but the roles assigned by life to your body-mind construct. It is perfectly okay to use them for the purpose of convenience in your daily life, but most often, we identify with the role so completely that we take it to be an identity of us. We forget that by thinking so about ourselves we are in reality identifying with a social mask and a transient station of life that can go away any moment. If all these roles, situations and positions are taken away from us, we continue to be who we are in our very essence. All these are situations and roles have hardly anything to do with what we really are at the core of our being. — Excerpt from the bookAwakening Inner Guru” by Banani Ray and Amit Ray (This material is copyrighted, and published by permission from Inner Light Publishers)

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Ignorance of our true nature is the reason behind our false identifications. ~ Banani Ray

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Always be Connected to Your Inner Light

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“Always feel connected to that inner light, and not to the mere physical form of the external guru. Attachment to the external form of a guru sometimes creates bondage. This is why Buddha said, “Rely on the message of the teacher, not on his personality; rely on the meaning of his words, not on the words.” — Excerpt from the bookAwakening Inner Guru” by Banani Ray and Amit Ray (This material is copyrighted, and published by permission from Inner Light Publishers)

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Always feel connected to that inner light, and not to the mere physical form of the external guru. ~ Banani Ray