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Real Love Never Binds You

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“True love and devotion can transform your narrow human existence in to the spacious expansion of consciousness that encompasses all. True devotion can work as a wonderful alchemy that can change all the mundane things in to the sacred and divine. When the mind is imbued with devotion to your own inner Self, all your thoughts and actions are liberated in the subtle presence of the guru as humble offerings of fragrant flowers of multiple colours. This is the meaning of true worship.
Real love never binds you; it makes you free. True love and devotion kindles your own inner light. Real devotion is not mindless and undiscriminating following of another’s whims or personality; it is not dumping your karma on your guru, relinquishing your own responsibility towards yourself; it is not standing in the long queue hoping to have a glimpse of your guru or offering some flowers showing your respect. Real devotion is an unbroken longing for the truth, which manifests itself as silent reverential gratitude. Real love is a humble receptivity of a silent heart that is prepared to melt and merge in the divine. — 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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Real love is a humble receptivity of a silent heart that is prepared to melt and merge in the divine. ~ Banani Ray

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Thoughts Cloud our Consciousness

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“With little regards for our conscious permission, the mind goes on producing thoughts that float like clouds in the infinite sky of our consciousness. In a moment of excitement, fear, anxiety or anger, the thoughts and emotions become so dense that they completely cloud the inner sky of consciousness. The mind not only creates thoughts and emotions, it also gathers them from the environment. It stores the habitual thought patterns, ideas and impressions as the memory, which it brings up from its reserve, in appropriate occasions. It also recycles the thoughts that were stored as the memory, and produces dreams during the hours of our sleep. — 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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The mind goes on producing thoughts that float like clouds in the infinite sky of our consciousness. ~ Banani Ray

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Mind is an Extension of the Physical Body

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“The mind is actually an extension of the body, the subtler part of it. It is more appropriate to say that the physical body is an extension of the mind. The mind is the subtle part of body as the body is the grosser part of mind. The mind is another manifestation of the same energy that makes the body. As a tree is rooted on the earth, the mind is rooted in this body. — 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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The mind is the subtle part of body as the body is the grosser part of mind. ~ Banani Ray

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Flow is the Way of Life

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“When our chakras, the energy wheels are clear of obstructions, the body and mind remains healthy and happy. If there are obstructions or distortions in the flow of energy radiated from any of the wheels, the body and mind becomes imbalanced, and diseases result. Wrong food and lifestyle, bad postures, stress, anxiety and other negative emotions block the energy channels. When energy can not flow freely along a channel, we experience it as a physical disease or mental distress. Flow is the nature of energy; flow is another name of life. The Bishudhhi chakra or the energy vortex situated near the larynx is a wonderful purifier of energies and can transform toxic or disharmonious vibrations in to pure ones. — 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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Flow is the nature of energy; flow is another name of life. ~ Banani Ray

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Learn to Listen to Your Inner Voice

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“Prophet Mohammad learnt from his inner voice that directed him to read the Quran, though he was illiterate. The mysterious inner voice read through him, revealed to him the beautiful stanzas of the Quran. The Chinese mystic Lao Tzu also attuned himself with his inner silence to learn the mysteries of life from the Nature. Listen to your own inner voice. Listen very attentively, very consciously, and you will never go wrong. When the inner Guru is awakened, the need for an outer Guru dissolves. When this awakening takes place, the disciple becomes one with the guru. You merge with your inner Guru. — 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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Listen to your own inner voice. Listen very attentively, very consciously, and you will never go wrong. ~ Banani Ray