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Search for God

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The seekers of Brahman inquired--What is cause of the universe?Is it Brahman?Whence are we born?Hoe do we live?Where is our ultimate Goal?At whose command,O Brahman Knowners,are we bound by the law of happiness and suffering?Time,inherent nature of things,destiny,chance,the elements,primal energy,the ego--non of these,nor a combination of these, can be considered to be the cause of the universe;they depend on the existence of the knowing self.The self,too,cannot be the cause,for being subject to the law of happiness and suffering,it is not fre

— Svetasvatara Upqnishad
I:1-2.



The source of all delight

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May I attain Brahman. May I attain Supreme Bliss.
May I attain Brahman, Who is Supreme Brahman.

— Taittiriya Aryanka X:39



By Loosing Yourself You Find Yourself

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The Self cannot be attained by the study of the Vedas or the power of intellect or vast learning. He who seeks the Self attains It through that seeking. To him the Self reveals Its very being.

— Katha Upanishad II:23



The source of all delight

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Who can exhale or inhale if this Bliss did not dwell in the depth of the heart?

— Taittiriya Upanishad II:7



The source of all delight

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Bliss is Brahman.

— Taittiria Upanishad



Right understanding

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That vast self-luminous inconceivable Being,
subtler than the subtlest, shines in various forms.
That is farther than the farthest and also near,
here. To the seers That is seated right here in the
depths of their heart.

— Mundaka Upanishads III:I.7



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He, Who, though One and Undiversified, creates in the beginning diversities by His manifold power and Who, at the end, withdraws them unto Himself, without any motive of His own, may that Self-Effulgent Supreme Being endow us with salutary understanding.

— Svetasvatara Upanishad
IV:1



The source of all delight

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An infinitesimal part of that Bliss being manifest in this universe has made it blissful.
On a minute fraction of that Bliss other beings live.

— Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV:3.32



Not by thy Law but by thy Grace

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Unborn that Thou art,
I as one afraid of birth and death
seek refuge in Thee.
O thou the Terrible One!
Ever protect me by Thy benign face.

— Svestasvatara Upanishad IV:21.



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The three gunas ---- satva,rajas,and tamas ---- are the primal constituents of Prakriti (or Maya). They balance one another in its potential state. This is a state of equilibrium of the gunas. Prakriti (or Maya) becomes operative with the disturbance of this equilibrium, which releases the latent force that is behind all of its manifestations. The gunas form a triad. It is the predominance of one or another in varying degrees that causes all transformations.

— Upanishads