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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Kaivalya – Self-Emancipation

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    Theme for Contemplation: Kaivalya – Self-Emancipation

    “The human Monad reascends through Buddhi Yoga to the state of transcendental union with the parent Self, the universal Ishwara, the Logos in the Cosmos and in Man.”

    — Aquarian Almanac

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      December 3, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Kaivalya – Self-Emancipation
      “Emancipation (kaivalya) is the state which subsists in the Self (purusha).”
      — Patanjali
      “When that light has risen, there is no day, no night, neither existence nor non-existence; Shiva, the Blessed, alone is there.”
      —Shvetashvatara Upanishad


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      December 4, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Kaivalya – Self-Emancipation

      ” Man stands as in the centre of Nature; his fraction of Time encircled by Eternity, his handbreadth of Space encircled by Infinitude: how shall he forbear asking himself, What am I; and Whence; and Whither?”

      — Thomas Carlyle

      “Leave all else to the gods.”

      — Horace


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      December 5, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Kaivalya – Self-Emancipation
      “The SELF alone is complete, constituting the ultimate refuge, self-established and self-dependent.”
      — Shankaracharya

      “When abiding in whole and perfect enlightenment,
      Where is samsara and where nirvana?”
      — Dohakosa


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      December 6, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Kaivalya – Self-Emancipation
      “He abides in nothing inferior – all things exist in him. Ye he stands alone, because he has need of nothing.”
      —St. John

      “There were not two; beholder was one with beheld; it was not a vision compassed but a unity apprehended.”
      —Plotinus


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      December 7, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Kaivalya – Self-Emancipation

      “O Builder of the Tabernacle, now I have seen thee; never again shalt thou build me a house. All the rafters are broken and the ridge pole is shattered. My mind has attained the Unconditioned and the extinction of craving.”

      —Buddha

      “The most visible joy can only reveal itself to us when we’ve transformed it, within.“

      — Rainer Maria Rilke


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      December 8, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Kaivalya – Self-Emancipation
      “It cannot come closer,
      It cannot be more distant,
      It cannot be augmented,
      It cannot be attenuated,
      It cannot be exalted,
      It cannot be debased.
      This is the Supreme State.”
      — Lao Tzu


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      December 9, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Kaivalya – Self-Emancipation
      “The Gnani does not feel elated even in the supreme state.”
      — Ashtavakra Gita
      “Yet some there be that by due steps aspire
      To lay their just hands on that golden key
      That opes the palace of Eternity.”
      — John Milton


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      The lizard dwells and darts o’er painted floors
      Where Kings have paced; the grey fox litters safe
      Under the broken thrones; only the peaks,
      And stream, and sloping lawns, and gentle air
      Abide unchanged. All else, like all fair shows
      Of life, are fled —

      Om, AMITAYA! measure not with words
      Th’ Immeasurable: nor sink the string of thought
      Into the Fathomless. Who asks doth err,
      Who answers, errs. Say nought!

      Who toiled a slave may come anew a Prince
      For gentle worthiness and merit won;
      Who ruled a King may wander earth in rags
      For things done and undone.

      If ye lay bound upon the wheel of change,
      And no way were of breaking from the chain,
      The Heart of boundless Being is a curse,
      The Soul of Things fell Pain.

      Ye are not bound! the Soul of Things is sweet,
      The Heart of Being is celestial rest;
      Stronger than woe is will: that which was Good
      Doth pass to Better — Best.

      I, Buddh, who wept with all my brothers’ tears,
      Whose heart was broken by a whole world’s woe,
      Laugh and am glad, for there is Liberty!

      http://www.theosophy-nw.org/theosnw/books/lightasi/asia-8.htm

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