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Offline Ramesh Ramnani

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Archana
« on: October 04, 2005, 11:11:31 AM »
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  • JAI SAI RAM!!!

    Archana : It means prayer.

    It is one of the most beautiful names possible in Hindi.

    Do it in following way and within a few days you will start feeling what prayer is.

    ... Because in most of the countries, prayer is almost lost, and the formal prayer is thought to be the prayer -- it is not the prayer.

    Prayer has nothing to say -- it is more of silence.

    Prayer is not to ask anything from god -- rather it is to give.

    Prayer is an offering of your being.

    Prayer is losing yourself in the divine.

    Prayer is not any verbal communication with god. Rather than saying or talking, it is more like listening. If god speaks, you are ready to listen.

    So each morning when you are praying, listen as silently as possible and you will come to know what prayer is -- and then you will know the meaning of your name. It is silent listening, silent communication, silent communion. When your mind is completely dropped and your heart throbs with new life and a song is born in your heart -- that is prayer.

    It will happen! I mean something.... It is going to happen -- you will grow into prayer.

    OM SAI RAM!!!

    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #1 on: October 04, 2005, 11:28:36 AM »
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  • Wonderful explaination Rameshbhai.......Thank you

    omsai srisai jayjay sai
    "I will not allow my devotees to come to harm."

    "If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her."

    "I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over."

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #2 on: October 06, 2005, 12:21:10 AM »
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    Asusual,  great one from Ramesh Ji,

    Sai Ram.
     

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #3 on: October 06, 2005, 04:58:51 AM »
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  • Ramesh Bhai,

    A cristal clear explanation to open my eyes.
    I really liked this part. It makes a lot of sences.
    "Prayer is not to ask anything from god -- rather it is to give.

    Prayer is an offering of your being.

    Prayer is losing yourself in the divine.

    Prayer is not any verbal communication with god. Rather than saying or talking, it is more like listening. If god speaks, you are ready to listen
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    Thank you.
    Thank you Baba.

    I love you Baba.
    I love you Baba.

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #4 on: October 06, 2005, 11:04:32 AM »
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    man mast hua tab kyon bole

    WHERE IS THE NEED OF WORDS, WHEN LOVE HAS MADE DRUNKEN THE HEART?

    I HAVE WRAPPED THE DIAMOND IN MY CLOAK; WHY OPEN IT AGAIN AND AGAIN?
     
    WHEN ITS LOAD WAS LIGHT, THE PAN OF THE BALANCE WENT UP: NOW IT IS FULL, WHERE IS THE NEED FOR WEIGHING?

    THE SWAN HAS TAKEN ITS FLIGHT TO THE LAKE BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS; WHY SHOULD IT SEARCH FOR THE POOLS AND DITCHES ANYMORE?

    YOUR LORD DWELLS WITHIN YOU: WHY NEED YOUR OUTWARD EYES BE OPENED?

    KABIR SAYS: "LISTEN, MY BROTHER! MY LORD, WHO RAVISHES MY EYES, HAS UNITED HIMSELF WITH ME."

    OM SAI RAM!!!
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #5 on: October 06, 2005, 11:09:59 AM »
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  • In prayer we show our total dependence on God who created all things

    and us and by Whom all things continue to exist.

    In prayer we give praise, honor, glory and reverence to His name for

    His greatness and goodness.

    We recognize Him as the source of all blessings.

    It is also the outpouring of our hearts desire.

    Our prayers should not be flowery and to impress other people,

    because God will not be impressed with such.

    subhasrini
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    « Last Edit: October 06, 2005, 11:12:02 AM by subhasrini »
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    Offline Ramesh Ramnani

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #6 on: October 06, 2005, 11:39:36 AM »
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    WHERE IS THE NEED OF WORDS, WHEN LOVE HAS MADE DRUNKEN THE HEART?

    Kabir says, "Now there is nothing to say. I can only dance. I can sing, and my song will also be wild and mad, because I don't know logic anymore, I don't believe in words anymore. The language, the ordinary language, is not enough to hold what I am to express."

    "WHERE IS THE NEED OF WORDS" -- now words are not needed; even silence will do -- will do better -- "WHEN LOVE HAS MADE DRUNKEN THE HEART?"

    OM SAI RAM!!!
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #7 on: October 13, 2005, 11:25:54 AM »
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    When Buddha was dying, Ananda started crying and he said, "What will I do now? You are leaving and I have not yet become enlightened."

    Buddha said, "Don't cry, because I cannot make you enlightened -- only you can do that miracle to yourself. Be a light unto yourself --APPA DEEPO BHAVA."

    Buddha throws humanity into the interiormost core. Buddha says: Go within -- and there is nowhere else to go. YOU ARE THE SHRINE. Go within! And there is no other God anywhere to worship. The more you move inwards, the more a worshipping consciousness will arise -- without any object for worship; a prayer will arise, not addressed to anybody. A pure prayer... out of bliss, out of being, out of inner benediction.”

    OM SAI RAM!!!
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #8 on: October 16, 2005, 10:52:07 PM »
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  • JAI SAI RAM!!!

    Ask my eyes to stop looking at you.....
    Ask my mind to stop thinking about you...
    Ask my imagination to stop dreaming about you..
    Ask my hand to stop reaching you..
    Ask my legs to stop walking towards you...
    Ask my heart to stop beating..
    Ask me everything..

    Everything.....O' BABA SAI!

    But please don't even stop me from loving you..

    "If the only place where I could see you was in my dreams,
    i'd sleep forever."                          

    OM SAI RAM!!!
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #9 on: October 26, 2005, 02:32:20 AM »
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     I Love You BABA SAI

    - Thank You BABA SAI
    - BABA SAI You are Inside Me
    - BABA SAI Bless Me...
    - BABA SAI I See You Everywhere
    - BABA SAI Bless and I Love
    - BABA SAI, Help Me Help You
     
    Get Closer to BABA SAI.  Tap into HIS Power.

    With Prayer Power...BABA SAI BLESS YOU ALL.....

    OM SAI RAM!!!

    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #10 on: November 06, 2005, 04:05:55 AM »
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    Lets open our eyes. A little effort towards prayer will be very helpful. And when I say prayer, I mean an openness towards MY BABA SAI. Not that you have to say something, not that you have to ask something, but just an openness, so that if He wants to give something, you are available. A deep expectation, but with no desire -- that's what you need. Urgent expectancy -- as if something is going to happen any moment. You are thrilled by the possibility of the unknown but you don't have any desire. You don't say that this should happen or that should not happen. Once you ask, prayer is corrupted.

    When you don't ask, when you simply remain in silence but open, ready to go anywhere, ready even to die, when you are simply in a receptivity, a passive, welcoming spirit, then prayer happens.

    Prayer is not something that one can do -- it has nothing to do with doing. It is not an action or an activity -- it is a state of mind.

    So every night before you go to sleep, just sit in your bed. This is exactly the posture that your energy has taken.

    In this posture, sit, close your eyes, and just wait for something unknown. If you wait for the known, then the mind functions, because the known means that which is already an experience; the known means the past. The known means that you want to repeat some thrill, some pleasure; it is a repetition. With the unknown, the mind is simply at a loss, because the unknown is simply out of the mind's grasp.

    Where the unknown begins, God begins. And once the unknown has become known, it is no more God. It has become the mind.

    OM SAI RAM!!!
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #11 on: December 03, 2005, 09:10:59 AM »
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    Once a young man approached Farid and Farid was taking his bath in the Ganges river, and the man asked him how he might find God. Baba Shaikh Farid took hold of him, led him into the water, and when they had gone deep enough, he forced him under the water. The young man nearly drowned before the holy man released him.

    "Why did you do that?" he gulped incredulously.

    "When you long for God as much as you wanted air while you were underwater," replied Baba Shaikh Farid, "you will find him."

    The desire should become so intense that you put all that you have at the stake. The passion to seek should be so total that not a single doubt is allowed to make you waver. The very intensity will bring truth. It can happen in a single moment! -- just you need to become a total intensity of inner fire.

    The decision should be total. It is arduous, of course, but everybody has to pass through that arduousness once. One has to pay for truth, and there is no other way to pay for it -- you have to put your whole being on the altar. That is the only sacrifice that is needed.

    OM SAI RAM!!!
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #12 on: December 03, 2005, 09:25:37 AM »
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  • When Baba Farid was a few years old his mother taught him his prayers. The boy asked her what was gained by prayer. His mother replied Sugar. Accordingly, she used to hide some sugar under his prayer-carpet, and, when he had finished his prayers, draw it forth, and give it to him as a reward of his devotion. One day his mother forgot to put the sugar but after prayers, there was sugar under the carpet. From that day on, Bibi Miriam started calling his son Shakar Ganj, or the treasury of Sugar.

    http://www.punjabilok.com/faith/sufi_bhakti/sheikh_farid.htm

    Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #13 on: December 17, 2005, 08:20:11 AM »
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    When you don't say anything, it is always heard. When you speak, it is never heard.

    Words never reach God because they are not His language. His language is silence, utter silence. So in that utter silence lose all control, because control is of the mind. The control is of the ego and if ego is there, you are not in prayer.

    If you are there, you are not in prayer. When you are not, prayer is. That's why I call it a state, not an activity.

    So every night for at least fifteen to twenty minutes, just sit this way, put the light off -- darkness is beautiful. Just wait with great expectation, with throbbing expectation. Any moment something of tremendous value is going to happen but what it is you don't know, nobody knows.

    And then if the body starts moving, allow it. Go wholeheartedly with it, the whole way.

    Within three, four days, things will start happening, and by the third week you will be in a whirlpool of unknown energy. And when you see that the contact has happened, don't do it for more than twenty minutes, because in the beginning it can be too much. The voltage can be too much, can be disruptive. So not more than twenty minutes -- and then go to sleep.

    Go into sleep in that very state of prayer. Just fall asleep and the energy will be there. You will be flowing with it, falling into sleep. That will help very greatly because then the energy will surround you the whole night and it will continue to work. By the morning you will feel more fresh than you have ever felt before, more vital than you have ever felt before. A new elan, a new life will start penetrating you, and the whole day you will feel full of new energy; a new vibe, a new song in your heart, and a new dance in your step.

    So this is to be done while you are there -- then come back. This prayer will prepare you.

    OM SAI RAM!!!
    « Last Edit: December 17, 2005, 08:21:40 AM by Ramesh Ramnani »
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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #14 on: December 28, 2005, 07:42:45 AM »
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    You will have to understand something very subtle. People think a prayer is significant only if there is somebody to listen to the prayer, that is not right. The prayer is significant because you pray, it doesn't matter whether there is anybody to hear it or not. The prayer does not change God, the prayer changes you. The prayer changes the one who is praying, not the one prayed to.

    When you pray you become humble. When you pray you become surrendered. When you pray you accept your AGNOSIA. You say, "I don't know where to go, how to find you. I don't know from where to start. Please guide me." Not that there is a God to guide you, not that somebody is going to come and guide you, not that somebody is going to fulfill your prayer, but just the capacity to pray is enough; it will help you. The capacity to bow down to existence is enough: you lose the egoistic stiffness. The prayer helps you to relax. the prayer gives you an opportunity to let go.

    And in that let-go you start moving towards the right direction without anybody guiding you. It is the state of let-go that helps you to find the right direction -- because when you are not tense you are always moving towards the right direction. And whenever you are tense, even if you are moving in the right direction, the direction is not going to prove right because you are not right. The question is not of direction; the question is of YOUR being right or wrong.

    When you are relaxed, at ease, at home, trusting existence, loving existence, nothing can ever go wrong. That's the purpose of prayer. It is not a demand. It is not that you have to shout it so that God can hear it.

    A great Indian mystic, Kabir, was passing by the side of a mosque, and the MAULVI, the priest of the mosque, was doing his morning prayer, shouting.

    Kabir went in, shook the man and told him, "What are you doing? Do you think your God has gone deaf? Why are you shouting? Just whisper, that will do! In fact, there is no need even to whisper -- just the attitude is enough."

    Prayer is an attitude. Prayer is not something to be done; rather, it is a quality. Call it prayerfulness and you will be closer to the truth. Prayer means prayerfulness.

    OM SAI RAM!!!

    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

     


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