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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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Pure Silence is the Essence of our Being

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“Our real Self has a non-self nature. It is the level existing beyond the thoughts. You can feel it as a sky-like emptiness that encompasses When extroverted, this self-aware silence manifests as the cosmic ‘I am’ that exists in all beings as their ‘I’. Even though it exists in the woman, it is not a woman. Even though it exists in a man, it is not a man. It is without form, color or any other attributes. We have superimposed different notions onto it. On this sense of pure being, we superimpose notions like “I am a man, a woman, an American, or an Indian”, identifying with a body and a society where this body was born. everything. This pure silence, as pure awareness of being, existing at the core of our existence, is our real essence. — 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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Pure silence, as pure awareness of being, existing at the core of our existence, is our real essence. ~ Banani Ray