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WordYearPageDescription
Sacred places1970418-419Allahabad, Badrinath are sacred places full of Sattva - connection with subtle and causal levels.
Sacrifice196111Aim of discipline is to offer ego as sacrifice at the altar of wisdom.
Sacrifice196114Sacrifice of ego - H.H. advises on approach.
Sacrifice1972573D.S. Sacrifice and renunciation are different. Sacrifice is worship, renunciation can contain an element of ego.
Sacrifice1975729Spiritual knowledge and symbols should be used in daily life so that every action becomes a sacrifice.
Sacrifice19911061-1062Sacrifices are of two types: external - worldly possessions; internal - love, hate, attachments, desires, anger, greed, pride, prejudice etc. See story of Sacrifices by Dadhichi and Shivi on page 1061.
Sacrifice19911062There is no limit to sacrifice until Self is fully liberated. The final sacrifice is the Ahankar of sacrifice itself and then what remains is Truth, Consciousness and Bliss. See story of Prajapati and his son Kach: giving up (3) on page 1062.
Sadhana1965223Sadhana and discipline. Sadhana for the householder.
Sadhana1968360Sadhana means to help to realise - whatever helps to hold someone from falling.
Sadhana1971486-487H.H. gives introduction to concept of Sadhana. It is a 'system' not a 'discipline'. Also means genuine inner and spiritual work.
Sadhana1971489Discussion about Sadhana as a 'system' which upholds and uplifts.
Sadhana1978841Two types of Sadhana, general and individual.
Sadhana1978844Only applicable to Jiva not to Atman.
Sadhana1978860NH asks for Sadhana. H.H. says only increase desire.
Sadhana1978864Why is Sadhana needed when Atman is pure and pervading everywhere? Answer: only by Sadhana can this be realised.
Sadhana1979930As it gets older it gathers more power so go slowly.
Sadhana1979932Sadhana 'practice': 'I am everything' is Bhakti: 'everything is in me' is Jnana.
Sadhana1980955Every Sadhana is God's play, and he is enjoying everything.
Sadhus1974636Went to Rama's wedding procession to see how it's possible to live in the body but not be bound by the body. See story of Sadhus in marriage procession on page 636.
Saint AugustineSee: Augustine, St.
Saint PaulSee: Paul, St.
Salt1971511-512Communication presupposes experience, e.g. grains of salt merging back into sea water.
Samadhi196111Samadhi and sentimentality. Support of rationality needed. See Q. page 9.
Samadhi1964130Is a state of stillness of mind only. Self-realisation is a state of stillness plus knowledge. Also see other version on page 132.
Samadhi1964132Is a state of stillness of mind only. Self-realisation is a state of stillness plus knowledge. Also see other version on page 130.
Samadhi1964183Working of Pranas in Samadhi.
Samadhi1965241Two types of Samadhi - without desire, and with desire and experience.
Samadhi1965276-277Observer present in five states of consciousness, but in deep sleep, unconsciousness and Samadhi there is very little experience.
Samadhi1968356Final stage of meditation: two types of Samadhi. See story of Black horse (1) on page 356.
Samadhi1968358Unity of Atman and Param-Atman. A state of rest and refreshment, of energy and happiness.
Samadhi1968372Definition of two types of Samadhi - Nirvikalpa, Savikalpa. See H.H.'s description on page 377.
Samadhi1969377H.H. explains Dharana, Dhyana and two types of Samadhi. See Q. on page 376.
Samadhi1970471States of consciousness, including Samadhi, are governed by Gunas and undergo change, but Observer remains same. See letter on pages 466-467.
Samadhi1974644In Samadhi there is a state of equilibrium in which the mantra is still present. When you go to the profound depth this is Turiya where the mantra is transcended.
Samadhi1975713In Samadhi, Param-Atman, Atman and Guru are all the same.
Samadhi1975728Different types of Samadhi. Natural Samadhi which arises between desires.
Samadhi1976762Due to Sattva Guna. It is not permanent. Too much Samadhi is not good because the whole universe, the play, comes to an end.
Samadhi1977817-818R. asks about Samadhi in gaps between desires.
Samadhi1978832Difference between Dhyana and Samadhi is one of degree. In Dhyana, Sankalpa and Vikalpa play no part.
Samadhi1978847Chetan Shakti is what looks after the body in Samadhi.
Samadhi1979869Samadhi and state of Chitta.
Samadhi1979893Law of Three - different types of Samadhi. See story of Black horse (2) on page 893.
Samadhi1979901H.H. explains several different types of Samadhi achieved through eight-fold path. Separate from all these is 'natural Samadhi' found in the gap between desires.
Samadhi1979936-937Charging and discharging of battery go on simultaneously with natural Samadhi in the gaps.
Samadhi1979937Samadhi between desires is not much different from Samadhi in meditation. Absence of Sankalpa/Vasana.
Samadhi1979940Natural Samadhi between desires provides a balance of life and power. Example of income and expenditure.
Samadhi1980956When meditation, meditator and object become one, it is Samadhi: when separate it is Dharana.
Samadhi1980974Between two actions there is a gap and this is the opportunity of stillness - natural Samadhi.
Samadhi19881019Samadhi is a state of complete stillness, but is not void because consciousness cannot be eliminated from anywhere.
SamadhiSee also: Nirvikalpa Samadhi
Samashti1970417Feeling of 'I' is right if it's for Universal Self (Samashti), but false if for single person (Vyashti). See story of Ram Das and the king on page 417.
Samashti1970427Sattvic Ahankar related to Samashti.
Samashti1970428When one has feeling of being the instrument, one is related to Samashti and can receive force. Simile of battery and dynamo.
Samashti1970434Limited 'ego' cuts one off from Samashti.
Samashti1973625Meditation is a journey of the individual consciousness (Vyashti) to universal consciousness (Samashti).
Samashti1974633Stream of energy through universe (Samashti) is held by individual (Vyashti) like earthen pot. You take energy from main stream for daily affairs, exhaust it, refill, etc.
Samashti1974647At birth one comes from Samashti (universal realm) to Vyashti (individual realm).
Samashti1975708Samashti and realisation, 'I have nothing of my own'.
Samashti1975709-710There are laws which govern large numbers within Samashti. E.g. accidents, wars killing hundreds of people.
Samashti1975712Relationship between Vyashti and Samashti, Atman and Param-Atman, is always there, but is forgotten.
Samashti1975714Samashti is reached by 'way of addition' (Anvaya).
Samashti1975716Description of the laws responsible for government of levels of Samashti and Vyashti.
Samashti1975719Joy in feeling 'the whole universe belongs to me'. See story of Man who wanted to buy King (1) on page 719.
Samashti1976743Samashti is the entire universe. This human body inseparable from it.
Samashti1976753Param-Atman and Atman, Samashti and Vyashti, difference only in point of view.
Samashti1977791Param-Atman teaches action, not inaction. Sometimes Samashti intervenes and action leads to unwanted results, but Samashti and Vyashti go on simultaneously.
Samashti1977801When the Ahankar has been expanded so much that it comprehends the complete Samashti, then the scope of personal ego vanishes completely because there isn’t one.
Samashti1978827Example of battery - when it is being charged, nothing is taken out of it. Our batteries are being charged when when in stillness and in tune with Samashti.
Samashti1978844Lord of Vyashti is Jiva; Lord of Samashti is Param-Atman. Samashti is entire cosmos.
Samashti1978845Samashti is the cosmos, the entire creation. There are five elements from which the cosmos is made.
Samashti1978846The greater the stillness in Dhyana, the greater the force of Samashti (oneness) that is experienced.
Samashti1979903-904Beauty of creation experienced through Sattva. This feeling of unity slips away because of Rajas and Tamas. Spend more time in natural places. Example of Indian President.
Samashti1979937Individual and cosmos are related. Remembering this brings power.
Samashti1979941Connection is always there but we need to remember. See story of Boy and pen on page 941.
Samashti1979951Connection with Samashti by mantra.
Samashti19881019Single experience of unity of Vyashti with Samashti establishes life-long relationship.
Samashti19881026The whole of Samashti is our teacher.
Samashti19891045Sanyasis continue reducing desires and needs to reach the minimum. Then Samashti takes over and meets their needs.
Samashti19891053Meditation helps remove limiting conditions separating Vyashti from Samashti.
Samsara1965264-265Maitri Upanishad: Samsar takes place in one's mind, in Buddhi.
SamsaraSee also: Creation
Samskar196236Different effects of meditation due to Gunas and Samskar.
Samskar1965262'Essence'.
Samskar1970415Meditation creates Sattva which removes harmful tendencies, Samskar, even from past lives.
Samskar1970419Experience is related causally to what was collected in Samskar in previous life.
Samskar1971485Undisciplined person gets agitated and loses control when dealing with the effects of the Gunas. This creates layers of bad Samskar.
Samskar1971491Eightfold system of Yoga regulates three bodies and purifies Samskar.
Samskar1971498-499Wise or Holy Man (Teacher) prescribes certain 'disciplines' to remove Samskar.
Samskar1971507When mind at rest Samskar projects visions from within. Good projection from good Samskar, and bad from bad.
Samskar1974637Reminding oneself of H.H.'s teaching again and again, Samskar will undergo change. No need to try to hasten the process.
Samskar1974655-656Relation of disease and Samskar. Disease takes root in the subtle body, passes in essence and manifests in the physical body.
Samskar1974656-657Only by purification is no further Samskar created. See story of Holy Man and abscess on page 657.
Samskar1976745-746Dirties mirror and prevents us seeing Atman. Light provided by meditation helps us clean the mirror.
Samskar1976750Vyashti descending into the Antahkarana manifests according to Samskars stored.
Samskar1976756Accept good happenings and be indifferent to 'bad happenings'. The latter come from Samskar.
Samskar1976759'Only due to our Samskar that things appear good or bad'.
Samskar1976776Samskars contain both good and bad. Good intentions, thoughts and actions spring from Sattva.
Samskar1977807-808The pure in heart perform actions and these leave no Samskar on them. Analogy of drawing a line in stone, earth, water.
Samskar1977810To get rid of Kashaya we need to implant good thoughts.
Samskar1978841By surrender all Samskar goes, both good and bad. We become one with the Almighty.
Samskar1978850Wiped out by mantra when it goes inside. Like a valve - it lets bad Samskaras go out but does not let bad Samskaras in.
Samskar1978862Talent depends on Samskar.
Samskar1979900Rise of desire is related to Samskar and quality of Samskar gives form to a desire.
Samskar1979914-915H.H. explains Samskar system of Prarabdha, Sancita and Kriyamana, through which everyone gets result of previous actions.
Samskar1979917Effect of good and bad company on good and bad Samskar.
Samskar1979918Affects quality of our intake of impressions; may be golden in themselves.
Samskar1979921Three types of covering of Antahkaran arise from Samskar.
Samskar1979929Advice for those unable to find point of rest (natural Samadhi) due to Samskar. See story of Ants and sugar (5) on page 929.
Samskar1979930Man's natural friendliness, compassion and happiness governed by previous actions and associations.
Samskar1979941Power generated by natural Samadhi kindles good Samskar and destroys bad ones.
Samskar1979942Desires are mostly connected with previous Samskar. Purpose of desires is to finish Samskar, if it is an old desire. Otherwise it creates new Samskar. See story of Old lady with many desires on page 942.
Samskar19891053Use reason to overcome obstacles and dissolve bad Samskar. Only possible when one sees the obstacle and feels sorry to have stumbled.
Samskar19911056Individual Buddhi is Ekagra, Vikshepa or Moodha according to his Samskar, (result of being and actions).
Samskar19921070In the creation everything is moving and every movement leaves a trace, Samskar. They are all subject to change, but deeper ones last longer.
Samskar19921071All Samskars can be changed. Everyone is full of pure and loving Samskars but they are overlaid by selfish, material and divisive ones.
Samskar19921071Samskar applies only to individuals, but societies and nations express the predominant Samskar of the majority of their members. Change must start with individuals.
Samskar19931077When the physical affects the subtle and the causal, Samskars are created which are not universal, because the physical is always limited.
SamskarSee also: Essence
SamskarasSee: Samskar
Sanatan Dharma196267Quote from 'In Search of the Miraculous' on real religion (Sanatan Dharma).
Sanatan Dharma196267-69Meaning of Sanatan Dharma. Root of all religions. No need to change anybody's religion.
Sanatan Dharma1965244-245Traditions in the East and West. All religions everywhere aim for happiness or bliss. The differences are in rituals, not aim.
Sanatan Dharma1965267-268The knowledge of the Absolute. Ways of knowledge and of love.
Sanatan Dharma1971485-486Sanatan Dharma applies to all true religions. The natural Dharma given by the Absolute. The teaching of Truth.
Sanatan Dharma1982992-993Full description of Sanatan Dharma and its ten concepts. Not man-made or bound by time or space. You can find it in any religion.
Sanatan Dharma19891045Fourth principle and how to know what one deserves. Each individual must judge for themselves.
Sankalpa1976749Manas does its work of Sankalpa and Vikalpa. Atman is just the viewer.
Sankalpa1976760'Let me do this' - originates in the heart.
Sankalpa1979868Creation created by Sankalpa (will) of Absolute.
Sankalpa1979883Sankalpa/Vikalpa oscillation creates sound - vibration in Akasha.
Sanskrit1970426There are no linguistic difficulties. All problems are human problems and need to be resolved through discussion at individual level.
Sanskrit1970439School of Sanskrit: presentation of scroll.
Sanskrit1974638H.H. explains the construction of Sanskrit words to illustrate the point that if you know one thing thoroughly you can find out everything.
Sanskrit1975729Sanskrit is the basic language of the world from which all other languages have evolved. Study of Sanskrit would help in understanding.
Sanskrit1978837Sri Narayan explains that Sanskrit is the most perfect grammar and supposed to be a product of an instrument (Damaroot) played by Shiva.
Sanskrit1979907About 300 words need to be explained for Westerners to understand H.H.'s system.
Sanskrit19851004Example of Sanskrit scholar who translated the literature without fully understanding it.
Sanyasis1972538Wearing of haematitic colour.
Sanyasis1973610Some argue that Sanyasis are dead for practical purposes; but those who are dead are they who consider only the physical body.
Sanyasis1978836Life in Ashram, described by Sri Narayan.
Sanyasis1978838Sri Narayan: Sanyasis come and go in ashram, as they want to.
Sanyasis19891045Sanyasis continue reducing desires and needs to reach the minimum. Then Samashti takes over and meets their needs.
Sat1978849Sat means 'always in existence'.
Sat19931084Sat is that which exists - no-one can question that.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1965251Each factor can be known by other two.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1965271Manifested when Buddhi is still and pure.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1970446-447Description of Sat-Chit-Ananda and the relationship between them.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1971501-502Description of people with one, two or three of these elements.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1971507-508Those who see Creation as a play participate in it and merge in Sat-Chit-Ananda.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1971508Life-force of all forms is from the Absolute.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1971511No-one can know Truth, Consciousness, Bliss because they are always experienced through something, and things are physical.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1972558Be the impartial silent observer of all states of consciousness; then everything is Sat-Chit-Anand and even ordinary activities such as digging give bliss.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1973608-609Ashram talk: 'you are Sat-Chit-Anand'.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1974655Unless a man really wants truth, Sat-Chit-Anand, he will keep looking for and asking for the wrong things. See story of Rama and boatman on page 655.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1976778Paper from H.H. Param-Atman is all truth, power, joy - Sat-Chit-Ananda.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1978849Antahkaran is embodiment of three qualities of Sat-Chit-Ananda. Sat means 'always in existence'.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1978858Sat-Chit-Ananda is nature (Prakriti) of Param-Atman and can be manifest or unmanifest.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1979868Basic point of drama of creation.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1979936We are part and parcel of Sat-Chit-Ananda.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1980957Functioning of Sat, Chit and Ananda in relation to experience, Jada and Chetan.
Sat-Chit-Ananda1980979Aham is Sat-Chit-Anand. Idam reflects this through elements, essences, sensations, thinking and feeling.
Sat-Chit-Ananda19881016Creation held by constant principle Sat-Chit-Ananda.
Sat-Chit-Ananda19911062The final sacrifice is the Ahankar of sacrifice itself and then what remains is Truth, Consciousness and Bliss, the Self-advaita. See story of Prajapati and his son Kach: giving up (3) on page 1062.
Sat-Chit-Ananda19931084Sat-Chit-Ananda can be experienced through the physical world - one doesn't have to renounce the physical. The physical world is merely an expression of consciousness.
Satsang1968370-371Three lines or types of good company.
Satsang1970408-409Discourse at Magh Mela Camp.
Satsang1970411No separation between Realised Man and Satsang if feeling of true Ahankar is established.
Satsang1970418Satsang and connection with auspicious times and places.
Satsang1970424-425Principles underlying Satsang. Three levels of Satsang leading to unity.
Satsang1970453Three types of Satsang: with the Self, with Realised Man, with colleagues on the Way. Safest place to keep big idea received from Satsang is in the heart.
Satsang1970454Good ideas from Satsang can cause illusion of Ashuddha Ahankar to disappear.
Satsang1970455-456No barriers between Self and non-Self, and no limitations once communion has been attained. Simile of parts of Rama and Ravana in drama.
Satsang1970461If truth discovered through good company and use of reason, all that is needed is to put it into practice. See story of Addiction to sweets on page 461.
Satsang1973608Good company' of holy books, holy men and company of Param-Atman is essential to avoid getting confused. See story of Frog, beetle and lotus flower on page 608.
Satsang1974663-664'Satsang' is company of holy person, holy books and Param-Atman. Example of Kabir and millstones.
Satsang1975724Good company; bringing of people together to impart glory of Absolute.
Satsang1976776Holy Company'; description of three kinds - Atman, holy books and company of good people.
Satsang1978836-837Evening Satsang at Ashram, described by Sri Narayan.
Satsang1978839-840Many levels of Satsang. It is working if it leads to connection with Almighty.
Satsang1979884Sat is name of God and Satsang means meeting of God and Jivas.
Satsang1979909Three types of Satsang.
Satsang1979917Effect of Satsang on Samskar.
Satsang1979919Satsang cleanses subtle body so that its interpretation of impressions is pure. Three types of good company - truth of the Absolute, true literature, holy men.
Satsang1979925Retirement is only on physical level; Satsang must continue to last breath.
Satsang1979940Helps us remember our love for Atman.
Satsang1980960NH asks re time spent in country and how to use the time each day.
Satsang1980968For development and purification of Samskar and Svabhava - the product of Samskar and the environment in the world.
Satsang19891048People are told as a ploy that so much knowledge has been given, why not settle down. They have to realise for themselves that Satsang with Realised Man is always necessary.
Satsang19891048H.H. explains the meaning of word 'Satsang', and the connection with Sat-Chit-Ananda.
Satsang19891052Discrimination between useful and harmful to Atman arises from Viveka and Satsang. With growth of self-discipline, the latent powers of the Self manifest.
Sattva196256Particles from holy places unite with the Sattva in us and help in the development of Sattva.
Sattva1964122Difference between bliss and Sattva. Bliss is nature of Atman. Sattva is one of the Gunas.
Sattva1964170When saturated with Sattva, truth is flashed by intuition.
Sattva1964174Attention and Sattva are very much related. There are two stages of Sattva. One is the pure and the other is mixed with Rajas.
Sattva1964175Sattva can be pure or mixed with Rajas.
Sattva1964176Nothing is devoid of Sattva. Difficulty of words to express Sattva meaning.
Sattva1964197The natural state of the Self is Sattvic. We try to undo the cloud and the impurities which surround it and which make it look multifarious and Rajasic.
Sattva1965271'Treasure in heaven' is the Sat-Chit-Ananda of Atman, not Sattva which is transitory.
Sattva1967304Difference between attention and Sattva. Attention anticipates Sattva and Sattva helps to be attentive.
Sattva1967304Effect of Sattva is a new awakening. Use depends on essence and being. Sattva can lead to higher consciousness. Can only be under influence of Sattva for two to three hours a day.
Sattva1967305Increase of Sattva depends on how you live your life. Rising above the Gunas. See story of Two artists (2) on page 305.
Sattva1967306In deep sleep, rest in Tamas: rest in Sattva is different. Samadhi and Turiya associated with abundance of Sattva. Waking state for disciplined man is governed by Sattva.
Sattva1967307Sattva and fifth step of ladder: Insight.
Sattva1967310Example of Law of Three: when you are given an idea, and a beam of light comes in producing happiness that is Sattva.
Sattva1970400Presence and influence of the Guru experienced only with Sattva, but Rajas and Tamas are always present and have their measured uses.
Sattva1970405How to increase Sattva by accumulation of good qualities.
Sattva1970406Meditation a Sattvic activity which helps to increase Sattva and stability. Having got Sattva, you have to choose how to use it.
Sattva1970415Remembering Param-Atman brings Sattva to an activity.
Sattva1970428Melting of heart by prayer brings Sattva.
Sattva1970433Meditation is a Sattvic pursuit which relieves spiritual exhaustion.
Sattva1970472Purity and impurity of situations seen when Sattva in abundance. If Rajas or Tamas predominate, people crash against obstacles and go astray. See letter on pages 466-467.
Sattva1971482If aim is Sattvic, state of unrest can be a step towards realisation of that aim.
Sattva1971499-500Flow of Sattva creates a feeling of glow. The discipline must go on until such feelings become permanent and Sattva available all the time.
Sattva1971500When Sattva permanent, all moments will have clear vision. Comparison of person with car owner is Atman, driver is Buddhi etc.
Sattva1971507Exploring spiritual ideas during the day increases Sattva and can be a remedy for sleeplessness. Sattvic results achieved by pronouncing mantra before sleep.
Sattva1974643When Ahankar is Sattvic, the qualities of God descend on the man.
Sattva1975729Turiya acquired when Sattva is predominant. Only through this is stillness achieved.
Sattva1976742-743The little Sattva you have is already more than all the troubles of the world. See story of Traveller with a small lantern (6) on page 743.
Sattva1976760Good thoughts and feelings such as 'Param-Atman is pervading everything' arise in Sattva.
Sattva1977797Can't have Sattva all the time because nothing would get done.
Sattva1978829Natural phenomena are all manifestations of God, so when Sattva arises you feel his presence in everything.
Sattva1978832Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi are all workings of Sattva.
Sattva1978845Two types of concentration in Sattva - one is active, doing work with deep absorption, the other is still. The latter is better.
Sattva1978846Love (Prem) is natural quality of Param-Atman and is exhibited in Sattva.
Sattva1978862Sattva cannot be present all the time.
Sattva1979876Sattvic people remember the meeting with Param-Atman.
Sattva1979890-891Sattvic rest needed for those deficient in mental activity (mentally ill).
Sattva1979903-904Presence of Sattva in natural places - under a tree, by a river, on a mountain top. Organise your life so that you can go there as often as possible. Example of Indian President.
Sattva1979904Change in timescale due to abundance of Sattva. Relation to creative work. See story of Holy Man choosing a disciple and asking him to fill a waterpot on pages 904-905.
Sattva1979906Forms a golden covering over the Self which can only be removed by the teacher.
Sattva1979916When we rest in Sattva we remain awake.
Sattva1979921Transparent covering (e.g. of house). Intellectual work creates Sattva which is Avarana. Seeing truth inside or outside, as it really is.
Sattva1979929Increase Sattva by associating with Sattvic people.
Sattva19851005Influx of Sattva in Buddhi purifies Antahkaran.
Sattva19881019Sattva must predominate in proper meditation, and it manifests as light.
Sattva19881022Meditation may not produce Sattva in everyone, but eventual possibility is there.
SattvaSee also: Gunas
Savikalpa1968372Definition of Savikalpa Samadhi
Savikalpa1975728In Savikalpa Samadhi there is knowledge of the Absolute.
Savikalpa19881019Savikalpa is a lower state of Samadhi, with intuitive ideas of divine glory still present.
Sceptics1964147Dealing with sceptics. Try it for 10 minutes. If they don't find peace, give it up. H.H. not promising result after 10 years. Try it now.
School19617R. finds the Shankaracharya's system is a School of the Fourth Way.
School196275Working in a School, there will be nothing to hinder development once you have come into connection with the fully Realised Man.
School1964118No relationship of Realised Man and School is possible - only with individuals.
School1964127-128Purpose of School is to help leader become Self-realised.
School1964128Two purposes of Fourth Way School: Self-realisation for members plus other activities in outside world.
School1964128School does not stop because someone dies. Different levels of School.
School1964129When misery reigns over creation as in in fourth age of the world (now), an impulse is given and a man or School crops up to remove impurities
School1964142The School man should be first to give concessions if partner in marriage not interested in the path of Self-realisation.
School1964189People who take the responsibility to further this knowledge and the discipline must be completely sincere and honest with themselves and all around them.
School1965235-236Ways of knowledge and love. Observe who belongs to each type and nourish accordingly.
School1965285Details of Sanskrit school at Ashram.
School1967309Those responsible in school must see need, time and measure of knowledge.
School1967320-321Gap between School and scientific world.
School1977811-812New teachers and old teachers in a School. Difficulties faced by new teachers.
School1979907Attracting new members. Invitation or advertising?
School1979909The person who the disciple has accepted as teacher has ultimate spiritual responsibility for disciple - not the disciple himself.
School1979910Not to be imposed under any circumstances. Responsibility given to those who respond to the call for help in running the School.
School19891030The School should not force people into either a devotional or intellectual approach. If Schools become individualistic, they become dogmatic and authoritarian and operate in ignorance.
School of Meditation1964150Problem of attacks by Maharishi now resolved by H.H. He gives instructions on the differences in approach to meditation.
School of Meditation1980971Time in relation to natural cycle re School of Meditation - things are generated, grow and mature. Obstacles arising from the Gunas.
Science196396Present-day scientists locked up by limitations of physical world. With help from spiritual side, science can make greater strides.
Science1964214At most science can expose the manifestations of creation, but never the cause.
Science1967307J. asks re difference between true knowledge and science.
Science19851012Science raises the standard of living, but eventually it falls abruptly. If it can be supported by the Arts, the standard can be maintained for a long time. See story of Lame man and blind man on page 77.
Science19891051Science leads towards complex manipulations of matter and in this march of complexity, the senses, Manas and Buddhi lose their Sattvic lustre and the way to liberation is forgotten.
Scientific research1967320Science is examining world of physical matter.
Scientific researchSee also: Science
Scientific researchSee also: Scientists
Scientists1982993-994Their approach is empirical. Need knowledge of world beyond verification, and how to communicate in this world. Will need help of true knowledge and meditation.
Screen1972557Become the silent observer. See that all the exciting scenes shown on the screen do not colour the screen itself - it stays pure white.
Screen1972565D.S. Param-Atman compared to white screen of cinema. If light was on you would see the screen but wouldn't be able to see the film.
Screen1972591D.S. We keep trying to change the reel shown on the cosmic screen, and we weep because it is unchangeable. See H.H. comment on page 600.
Screen1972593D.S. The reels of film may be changed, but what always remains? Only the white screen. So pure consciousness remains after the drama is over.
ScreenSee also: Cinema screen
Scriptures1965243Description of the two types of Shastra.
Scriptures1970394To get out of effect of Gunas one must understand the great men's approaches, for example, from the Scriptures.
Scriptures1970399Scriptures, discourses and words of Realised Man will help those who are intelligent to get out of prison. See story of Parrot who wanted liberation (2) on page 399.
Scriptures1970411Mistranslation of story about Gotra and balls of rice. See story of Gotra and balls of rice (Gita) on page 411.
Scriptures1970411-412Narada's riddles and other stories in Indian literature all speak same truths, but interpreters interpret them according to their own level of being. See story of Narada's riddle on pages 411-412.
Scriptures1970412Different styles of story in Indian Scriptures.
Scriptures1970424Help for people partaking in Satsang. Simile of sapling tree.
Scriptures1970460Advice from the scriptures are the best way of ignoring attraction of impure Maya.
Scriptures1971507Exploring spiritual ideas during the day and reading Scriptures, increases Sattva and can be a remedy for sleeplessness.
Scriptures1978854Those unable to study the scriptures should accept what they are told by the Guru about what the scriptures contain.
Scriptures19851005Testing the provenance of the inner voice. If something agrees with the Shastras, it must be correct. If it is not verified by the Shastras, ask Realised Man.
Scriptures19931081Study of the Scriptures is useful, and having been accomplished, the disciple must return to the Samashti.
ScripturesSee also: Shastras
Searching196113Thorough searching is the only way for the householder to experience the Self.
SearchingSee also: Seeking
SearchingSee also: Hunt the treasure
Seclusion1975736When inner peace is not yet natural, some seclusion is necessary. When detachment has been acquired, you can act anywhere.
Security1975701What seems secure may turn out to be insecure. See story of Garuda fails to save pigeon from death on page 701.
Seeing1971511Seeing is done only through the eye, but the eye can't see itself. We can't see the parts of the Antahkaran - only know them to be there by inference.
Seeing1972566D.S. The eyes may see something but unless the mind takes it, it won't be experienced.
Seeking196397Need for meditation arises because people are attracted to the physical world and its objects which are temporary.
Seeking1964165People in all countries and at all times have recognised something is missing.
Seeking1973617Perennial game of hide and seek - we are all seeking something, actually Param-Atman. See story of Booking clerk on page 617.
Seeking1975719Search starts because through ignorance or forgetfulness we seem to have lost things. In fact what we are seeking was always there all the time. See story of Man who wanted to buy King (1) on page 719.
Seeking1975720Absolute's creation related to game of hide and seek.
Seeking1975727Gita describes four types of seeker: Arta, Arthathi, Jignasu, Jnani.
Seeking19891047All separations get dissolved in Self-realisation. Unless this situation has occurred, there is a need to seek.
SeekingSee also: Hunt the treasure
Self1964138There is that unchanging, eternal, blissful, conscious, peaceful entity called the Self, the Atman, and that is what we try to hold and contemplate during meditation.
Self1964144Expansion and Self. Also see other version on page 143.
Self1964156Within and without are the same. Feel the Self as being the Universal Self.
Self1964197The natural state of the Self is Sattvic. We try to undo the cloud and the impurities which surround it and which make it look multifarious and Rajasic.
Self1964200Natural state of the Self is Sattvic. Nothing can really affect the Self. Good company and true knowledge will dispel the cloud around the Self.
Self1964201Ways of knowledge and emotion. Example of prison and jailor. the intelligence of pure knowledge is like this, that the ‘I’, the Self, can go in and out.
Self1965227-228Self-realisation is to see that the creation is in mySelf, and still I am out of it. But seeing with what?
Self1965230Self is not disturbed by interplay of three forces if it is only observing, and not participating by attachment.
Self1965233Work on the self and work for the neighbour and the work for the sake of the Work (universal work) are the three lines of work.
Self1965235How Self is seen differently on way of knowledge and of love.
Self1965240Merging of individual Self and Universal Self: sheath/bottle of Ganges water. See story of Man at cinema on page 240.
Self1965243No difference between Atman and Param-Atman.
Self1965250Self-realisation means to see and know the Self.
Self1967303In deep meditation we become the Self.
Self1967307 In sixth step of ladder, Abundance, one begins to experience the Self in all things.
Self1967311Self being the Absolute is not satisfied with just a little bliss, so there is constant search for more Bliss, Consciousness and Truth.
Self1967311Self is one without a second. In meditation, to be conscious of anything but the Self is to be separated.
Self1967315In deep meditation and unity with the Self, Manas, Buddhi and senses have no validity; one is beyond senses and mind.
Self1968366Isa Upanishad: those who say 'I know' do not really know the Self.
Self1968369-370Only line of study is the Self. Separate Self from non-Self.
Self1970454Self pronounces mantra and this manifests creation which is experienced on the physical, subtle and causal levels. The creation is illusion and disappears, but the mantra remains.
Self1970471One needs simple methods to appreciate the Self described in Upanishads. Look for that which is unchanging. See letter on pages 466-467.
Self1971501To realise the Self, it's necessary to detach all five sheaths one after another by faithful practice.
Self1972529Fear of death: the individual Self that lives in the body is immortal. See story of Indian and the African money-lender (2) on page 529.
Self1972533Likes and dislikes lead to unhappiness. See everything as part of your own Self. See story of Vyasa, Sukadeva and the maidens on page 533.
Self1972537Advantage of human body, one can open one's inner eye and see the real Self; birds and animals cannot do this.
Self1972580D.S. God is our own house. Our own Self is pure consciousness. You do not require a licence to go back to your own house.
Self1973613The deepest possible relationship that can exist is that between our Self and Param-Atman.
Self1974628-629Meditation prescribed for deep dive into Self - a great ocean of bliss. One drop helps oneself and others. Diving deep enables Antahkaran to regenerate everything as new.
Self1974631A. asks, 'Can aspirant bring about expansion of Self or is it grace?'. Three types of grace.
Self1974641Real Self is Atman and not subject to boundaries.
Self1974642We should recognise that all commands are coming from the Self within. But the Self, Atman, can only work through the machinery of Ahankar.
Self1974644-645Turiya is the profound peace experienced by Self.
Self1974648Some in the crowds at the Mela are not interested in the emotional approach - they only want to understand the Self.
Self1974649True knowledge is the sound through which one recognises the true self manifesting in all the different forms.
Self1974651On way of knowledge, having acquired knowledge through the teacher, Self becomes the Guru.
Self1974655Individuals will have to take each step themselves and come to the final question - the truth about the Self.
Self1974660Heart is most important in dedicating to the Absolute or Self. See story of Elephant and crocodile on page 660.
Self1974661Master and servants; feel the presence of Self, then physical work is done well.
Self1974667Dedication to Param-Atman and to other people in thought and action at all times is the way to stabilise mind in your own great Self.
Self1975708Union of Self with whole universe is Samashti. Unless this realisation comes, one experiences the Self opposed to the universe.
Self1976748-749External things don't make us look beautiful - those things look beautiful on account of the Self, but the Self cannot be seen.
Self1976749Knowledge and Atman are the same thing.
Self1976758One cannot annihilate oneself, the only annihilation is of that which is separate.
Self1977802It is the Self that surrenders Buddhi.
Self1977815Who can we call 'I'? Anything one can call 'this' is not the Self. Body, senses, Manas Buddhi, Chitta can be called 'this'.
Self1977817Anything that can be described as 'this', although it cannot be the Self, is a manifestation of the Self within. They are nothing but the same thing.
Self1979900Meditation helps to channel power of Self towards positive action.
Self1979906Three coverings of Self (caskets) - Mala, Vikshepa, Avarana. Relationship with Gunas.
Self1979911-912Ultimate source of all movement is the Self; example of king, court and private room.
Self1979913Two processes of creativity: manifestation and meditation, which is the art of going deep into the Self. See story of Two artists (6) on page 913.
Self1979922After transcending Gunas you come to Self.
Self19851011The company of the Self is the highest type of good company. It is not found if Buddhi is more attached to worldly things.
Self19881023Self cannot be forgotten entirely. First is awareness of Self, and only then comes knowledge of anything else. Learn to give Self primary importance and other things secondary importance.
Self19891037The Self is the substrata left-over when all experiences and knowledge are transcended. It cannot be grasped by the mind, nor left out of it. See story of Indra discovers the limitations of the gods on pages 1037-1038.
Self19891038Mind, senses, Buddhi and Ahankara cannot experience the reality of the Self, therefore in meditation they must be left outside.
Self19891039The wise simply let the Self do whatever the Self chooses to do. They never claim any achievements.
Self19911058The Self needs no improvement. All that is needed is to express it truly. Deception is possible by by-passing the Self and taking to secret ways - ignoring the Self.
Self19911062Comes from within when there are no possessions. Prakriti carries on worldly affairs, the drama unfolds, and the witness, the Self, remains in bliss.
Self19911064The Self is one and limitless so nothing really happens to it on Self-realisation. It is always the same, ever present, ever conscious and ever blissful.
Self19931082The mantra is the means to reach the Self, it is not an end in itself.
SelfSee also: Atman
Self-enquiry1965221-222Way for intellectually predominant people is by enquiry.
Self-enquiry1970425Should take no more than three years of self-enquiry with good and precise training to enable people to answer their own questions and handle their own feelings and activities.
Self-enquiry1970449Questions to H.H. must relate to one's own self-enquiry, then this will cover every other person's enquiry as well.
Self-enquiry1972595Common man is usually confused by the claims of the different ways. Then there is the need for enquiry to get everything clear for himself. See story of Blind people and elephant (1) on page 595.
Self-enquiry1973617Ramana Maharshi - realisation through meditating on 'who am I'.
Self-enquiry1975726Whatever the man of knowledge studies, he is only looking at the finer aspects of the Absolute. If his enquiry does not show this, he is looking for something else.
Self-enquiry1979869Bondage is through ignorance, liberation is by vichara, enquiry.
Self-enquiry19891047Meditation should lead you to make serious enquiries. One must ask the question inside and not be influenced by anyone else. Stand by reason. If there is doubt or confusion, seek guidance.
Self-realisation19613What does the term 'realisation' mean?
Self-realisation19615Many degrees of realisation.
Self-realisation19617Self-realisation and Self-remembering.
Self-realisation196243After the fourth step the way becomes increasingly clear. See story of Traveller with a small lantern (5) on page 44.
Self-realisation196249The fourth system of Self-realisation is through meditation.
Self-realisation1964128Self-realisation is not the end of the Way. Full realisation follows.
Self-realisation1964130Self-realisation is a state of stillness plus knowledge.
Self-realisation1964133Self-realisation is not only the goal of mankind, but for all living beings.
Self-realisation1964134Acharya type of Realised Man guides men to self-realisation.
Self-realisation1964136There is no time limit for Self-realisation. The guide will never leave him unless he sees the disciple reach his goal of Self-realisation.
Self-realisation1964151Not so difficult for individual, but to help others something more is necessary. Individual works for Self-realisation, but Realised Man knows that Self is real.
Self-realisation1964201No System of knowledge gives anybody Self-realisation; it only leads to Self-realisation.
Self-realisation1964211One must resolve again and again that one has to realise the Self in this lifetime. See Q. page 210.
Self-realisation1965227-228Self-realisation is to see that the creation is in mySelf, and still I am out of it.
Self-realisation1965228Self-realisation is not an object of time and place, so not a state that comes and goes.
Self-realisation1965239One cannot think of time in relation to Self-realisation because the Atman that is to be realised is always here.
Self-realisation1965250Self-realisation is when the Atman comes to know itself as the Absolute. It is not a state; it is being conscious of the one Self.
Self-realisation1965250Not a state; it is being conscious of the one Self.
Self-realisation1967310In looking for Self-realisation, we must look where there is no qualification. Our purpose is peace, and peace is in giving up.
Self-realisation1970402On way, layers covering Antahkaran must be removed. Simile of sun and cloud.
Self-realisation1970403The words 'Self-realisation' are used only because there is nothing better. But no-one has to realise the Self because it's real already and always present.
Self-realisation1970403Self-realisation requires removing the 'mud' covering the Antahkaran. Motivation towards Self-realisation becomes possible through faith in Realised Man.
Self-realisation1970404Realisation possible either by Bhawana (emotion) or by Viveka. However, since further enquiry based on the other way may be needed, the disciple should work on both ways.
Self-realisation1970448H.H. explains there are many different ways to self-realisation, and lists some of those found in India.
Self-realisation1970450Different types of people follow different ways to self-realisation.
Self-realisation1970452Culmination of all knowledge and experience is covered in just one sentence from first Shankaracharya.
Self-realisation1970459Help related to physical or intellectual progress on the way is freely available from H.H. but the rest - meeting the Self - must be done by the individual himself.
Self-realisation1971482Seven layers covering the Param-Atman. See story of Seven gates. Keys of the kingdom. Explanation (1) on page 482.
Self-realisation1971500One only needs clear vision and lots of practice to arrive at realisation. Simile of car and driver.
Self-realisation1971501No time limit for Self-realisation. Depends on time taken to cleanse Antahkaran. Can take 10-20 years.
Self-realisation1971510On realisation, limited ideas of individuality and relationships will break their barriers, the limited will become unlimited.
Self-realisation1971514Qualities of a Self-realised man given in Bhagavad Gita. See also page 517.
Self-realisation1972562Combination of natural law and man-made law is necessary for movement towards Self-realisation to be possible. See story of Lame man and blind man on page 77.
Self-realisation1972570D.S. Self-realisation is not difficult because the Self is always there. It has just been forgotten.
Self-realisation1973611If we are lucky enough to find Holy company in this materialistic world and Chitta becomes absorbed in it, reaching Param-Atman is not difficult.
Self-realisation1974667Self-realisation is not just to 'be' and it's not true to say that nothing spectacular happens. The greatest thing on earth is to come to rest in the Self.
Self-realisation1976785There is never any difficulty in Self-realisation because Atman always remains the same. It means doing away with Mal, Vishepa and Kashaya.
Self-realisation1980959In Shankaracharya tradition Self-realisation is possible through love as well as through knowledge.
Self-realisation19881021Moment of enlightenment is spontaneous but disciple must first undo false knowledge. Two approaches: 'All this I am', 'There is nothing else but I' - Anvaya, Vyatireka.
Self-Realisation19891047To test whether one has reached this state, one should make sure the individual has been transformed into the universal and experiences total unity with everything in the universe.
Self-realisation19911064-1065Self-Realisation is an instantaneous event. Once it happens then it does not disappear. The Self is one and limitless, so nothing really happens to it. Calling it an event is almost a misnomer.
Self-realisation19911065Self-realisation occurs when ignorance is dissolved. The time taken for this dissolution depends upon the depth of ignorance, the desire to remove it and readiness to work.
Self-realisation19921072Depends on an over-riding desire for transformation. Only true seekers make the effort to enlighten themselves by enquiry, reason, devotion and meditation.
Self-realisation19931083This is the only opportunity worth looking for and for which to intensify efforts.
Self-remem­bering19616H.H. says 'We never remember ourselves.' See story of Ten men crossing river (1) on page 6.
Self-remem­bering19617Self-remembering and Self-realisation.
Self-remem­bering196238-39After Realisation man does not forget himself. The way he lives befits his true nature.
Self-remem­bering1970448One can remember one's own Self; the embodiment of all energies, happiness and consciousness.
Self-remem­bering1971508Advice on ways to help Self-remembering during the day.
Self-remem­bering1973612Do not wait for a suitable opportunity to remember Param-Atman. Do it whenever a feeling of devotion arises, paying no heed to hindrances.
Self-remem­bering1973617We are seeking Param-Atman, but Param-Atman is sitting in everything. See story of Rama forgets himself on page 617.
Self-remem­bering1977788Remembering Param-Atman is the only thing that can liberate us. Therefore this becomes the true purpose of life.
Self-remem­bering19881023Self cannot be forgotten entirely. First is awareness of Self, and only then comes knowledge of anything else. Learn to give Self primary importance and other things secondary importance.
Senses1971516Explanation from Jaiswal. The senses have too much connection with worldly objects - counter them with decision to minimise the connection.
Senses1974681The tendency to go after sensual pleasures is a product of Samskar, not of being in well off circumstances.
Senses1979877Senses are our servants. Need to control otherwise they will try to lead you astray.
Senses1979911Instruments of experience. Part of the subtle body.
Senses1979918Senses provide food for the subtle body.
Sentiment­ality196111Samadhi and sentimentality. Support of rationality needed. See Q. page 9.
Sentiment­alitySee also: Moha
Separation1964198The world of Consciousness knows no separateness, there everything is united.
Separation1964202The feeling of separateness is only in the physical, material world. In the conscious world there is nothing different and nothing separate one from another, everything is One.
Separation1967325Cut out Ahankar and there is no separation.
Separation1970410Feeling of separation in relation to false Ahankar. If feeling of true Ahankar established, there will never be any feeling of separation.
Separation1975714When ignorance is removed, the feeling that the Absolute is outside oneself disappears. There is no beginning and no end, no inner and no outer.
Separation1975731Only obstacle to union with Param-Atman is the feeling of separation in the heart. See story of Gandhi and his wife on page 731.
Separation19891047All separations get dissolved in Self-realisation. Unless this situation has occurred, there is a need to seek.
Separation19921072If due to hate, one is set on strife and separation at any cost, then even the scriptures and wisdom cannot help.
Sermon on the Mount1971487R. uses this to illustrate Sadhana - genuine inner, spiritual work.
Servants1964139Emotion and intellect are one's two servants. Also see other version on page 140.
Servants1964140Emotion and intellect are one's two servants. Also see other version on page 139.
Servants1974661General and personal servants. Personal servants are united with the Self and serve only the Self, general servants are concerned with their own benefit.
Servants1974667The reliable personal servant is purified Manas.
Servants1974668Handle personal servant (Manas) gently and encourage it daily to make progress. (Gita chapter 2 v.3 Krishna and Arjuna). See story of Snake and mongoose (2) on page 668.
Servants1974687When Buddhi is pure the four divisions of mind do holy actions - they are good servants.
Servants1979877Buddhi, Manas, ego and the five senses keep one away from unity with Param-Atman unless controlled.
Service1964115In doing service, mind and heart are influenced little by little.
Service1971497In daily work if the doer and the receiver are just instruments, the two Atmans become one and this unity becomes a fountain of happiness. Serve without the idea of any return. See story of Hanuman (the Monkey God) and reward of pearls on page 497.
Service1972533Growing crops, selling things, etc. all become Bhakti if done in the spirit of service to Param-Atman.
Service1973611Devote yourself to universal service.
Service1973612Digging for service of Param-Atman is heavenly but worship of Param-Atman for worldly ends is hellish.
Service1975723In serving Atman, one has to play a part without attachment. See story of Mahatma playing a part on page 723.
Service1979933Action as duty or service without ego means you do not claim to be the doer.
Service19881024Serving the universe plays an important role in the development of individuals and organisations. Deeds that are not limited to individual, family or nation open the way of liberation.
Service19881024-1025Mechanical expressions of service are of little use, but the results of service provided by conscious beings last a life-time.
Service19931075A longing only to serve the Atman, which is the whole universe, is a potent prayer, but it has to be manifest in constant service, with every fibre of one's being.
Seven stages196239-40Seven stages of Nyaya ladder. Law of Seven and two intervals.
Seven stages196243-44We may incorporate ladder with our system (from Ouspensky).
Sex1964140-141This power is stored by nature in sex centre.
Sex1964142Correct use of sex function. Use in moderation. One should try to control one’s wild desires.
Sex1964143Detailed description of nervous system according to Yoga. Rousing sex energy is possible through Yoga, but it is not for us in Fourth Way.
Sex1964183When we go deep we are taken by this Prana to the base of the spine, the source of the power of the body - the sex centre.
Sex19881020Loss of sex energy in old age does not affect spiritual progress.
Shabda1979868Sound or word of creation.
Shabda1979883Word not different from meaning. e.g. mango. See page 870.
Shakti1972542One school of thought considers Atman as the ultimate reality, another says it is Shakti that is so.
Shakti1974637Three stages in our work - Shrawana, Avarana and Niddhyasana which create power (Shakti) in one.
Shakti1974652Force of Shakti from Absolute passes through medium of teacher to disciple.
Shankara1970437-438Ten Shlokas in praise of his Guru in the form of Shiva. Dakshina-Murti. H.H. explains first Shloka.
Shankara1971508-509Dakshina-Murti - first Shankara's hand signal - symbol of Knowledge. H.H. explains meaning.
Shankara1971509Dakshina-Murti associated with principle: Brahman alone is truth, the universe is illusion, Jiv-atman and Brahman are one.
Shankara­charya19613Head of Maharishi's Tradition. Visit to Rishikesh where Maharishi arranges first meeting.
Shankara­charya19617-8Forming the relationship with the Shankaracharya.
Shankara­charya196230R.'s initial private talk with H.H.
Shankara­charya1964136First Shankaracharya met two boys who became first Shankaracharyas of North and South.
Shankara­charya1964158-159Writings of first Shankaracharya and the Crest Jewel of Wisdom.
Shankara­charya1964172R. describes meditating with Shankaracharya.
Shankara­charya1964172-173Description of Shankaracharya at celebrations for Krishna's birth.
Shankara­charya1964180Introduction to Shri Vishwanand Swami, next in line of succession for Shankaracharya.
Shankara­charya1965245History of Shankaracharya tradition.
Shankara­charya1965247Help from Shankaracharya to be obtained through leader. Use of photographs.
Shankara­charya1965275-276Acharya tradition.
Shankara­charya1967301-302Role of householder and role of those who resign to keep up Tradition.
Shankara­charya1967313-314Origin of Tradition. Modes of expression differ from Shankaracharya to Shankaracharya.
Shankara­charya1967314First Shankaracharya revived 'Way' of unity.
Shankara­charya1970407-408 See story of First Shankaracharya's life on pages 407-408.
Shankara­charya1978826Why first Shankaracharya chose Jyotirmath as his home.
Shankara­charya1979924Always with us - not just in Allahabad.
Shankara­charya19881017All Shankaracharyas convey same knowledge.
Shastras1965243Two types of Shastras (traditional codes of laws).
Shastras19851005Shastras are of two types: Shruti and Smriti - those without author and those by individuals.
ShastrasSee also: Scriptures
Sheaths1964122Our actions, misdeeds and ignorance cover the Atman and form sheaths.
Sheaths1964126-127One of the three hindrances to meditation. It is like a cloud and means misunderstanding, ignorance.
Sheaths1964168Atman is of course surrounded by wall, cloud, mist or sheath.
Sheaths1965240Unity of Atman and Param-Atman when light thrown on the sheath.
Sheaths1965276Explanation of the five sheaths veiling the Self. Observer, the Atman, is present even when sheaths are not experienced.
Sheaths1967299List of five veils and their components. Two formed of coarse material, and three of subtle body.
Sheaths1967300Five veils as in Crest Jewel: full description.
Sheaths1971501Flesh, bones, Manas, Antahkarana are not the Self. Need to penetrate through the sheaths and by practice detach them one by one.
Sheaths1978830-831Discussion of the last three sheaths.
Shiva1965223Shiva and Parvati as examples of opposite types who work together.
Shiva1979939In individual cosmos, Ahankar is particle of Shiva.
Shocks196240Shocks are given by the teacher to give disciple power to go along the Way.
Shocks196243Shocks are given by the teacher to give disciple power to go along the Way.
Shocks196265Realised Man will give a shock to prevent forgetfulness.
Shocks1964119Realised man sees potentiality in strong people and can administer shock to divert to righteous way.
Shocks1964121Given to Valmiki the robber, but ordinary people don't need such shocks. See story of Valmiki the robber (1) on page 121.
Shocks1964130Meditation provides a shock-absorber - the many shocks man is subject to in ordinary life.
Shocks1964152R. describes his experiences of meditation as being like the Food Diagram - two stages in the meditation, two shocks.
Shocks1964152-153Shock puts Tulsi Das on the spiritual path. See story of Tulsi Das, devoted to his wife on page 153.
Shocks1970390When hard situations arise, one who has practised meditation over a long time will cope well, but others will become defeated. Example of young car driver.
Shraddha1976745Shraddha is a form of respect which comes from the knowledge of certain properties of Atman.
Shraddha1978859Shraddha of disciple determines how much force goes into him at initiation.
Shraddha1978861Shraddha is of three types - Sattvic, Rajasic, Tamasic.
Shraddha1979878Respect - one of three things necessary for right path.
Shrimad Bhagavatam1970411Explanation of 'knowing the end of the field' in Shrimad Bhagavatam.
Shruti19851005Scriptures without an author - Vedas and Upanishads.
Shubhech­cha196239First stage of Nyaya ladder: Good Intention.
Shubhech­cha196245First step of the Nyaya ladder: 'pious desire, longing, auspicious urge.'
Shubhech­cha1980975Entry into spiritual world starts with a 'good impulse' - Shubhechcha. Unless one has a desire of one's own, the spiritual world remains at a distance.
Siddhis1978854H.H. warns that Siddhis are an obstacle to Self-realisation. Small Siddhis related to Tamas. Sattvic Siddhis cannot be 'bought' and are only used as Christ did. See story of Man and Siddhis which led to his death on page 855.
Silence1965228-229Meditation and staying in the silence.
Silence1967332Need for silence as rest for subtle body.
Silence1980979Q. re listening and the sound of silence. Real silence is absence of desire, reasoning, remembering, or spiritual ideas.
Simplicity1973623The ideas, intentions and motives of those who provide themselves with rest on the causal level are pure and simple.
Sin1979939It is a sin to accept anything not given by the Lord. Must always offer everything to the Lord, e.g. grace before meals.
Sincerity1964168To be sincere in meditation is to stay in the void which contains Atman.
Sincerity1964189Those with responsibility in organisation must be sincere with themselves and others.
Sincerity1968347If Rajas and Tamas take over, disparity in thinking, talking and doing begins.
Sincerity1970449Sincerity and love are necessary for the discipline to bring results. Some people carry on the discipline but get nowhere after 20 years.
Sincerity1970452Faith, sincerity, discipline are all needed to understand true knowledge.
Sincerity19911059The language of pretext always pretends to be helping others, mostly on a grand scale, but the inner motives are to get one's own way and achieve victory over others.
Sinhava­lokhan1980977-978Sinhavalokhan means going over parts of spiritual knowledge again and again to revive memory and guide practice.
Sinhava­lokhan19851000Based on the idea of a lion looking back at where he has come from. Revise what has been learnt. Identify obstacles.
Six Activities of Man1970435R. compares H.H.'s explanation of truth to Ouspensky's Six Activities of Man.
Six Activities of Man1974638In H.H.'s teaching on consistency, the order of action - feel, speak, do - is essential. Analogous to highest triad (NOC) of the Six Activities in Mr Ouspensky's system.
Six Activities of ManSee also: Vyatireka. Triad of refinement.
Sleep196119Advice on dealing with difficulties in sleeping. See Q. page 18.
Sleep196235Sleep of Realised Man and ordinary man.
Sleep196395No need for additional discipline such as prayer before sleeping. Just turn the mind inwards with the help of the mantra, then there will be the sleep of bliss.
Sleep1964130Five states of consciousness: ordinary life, dreaming, sleeping, unconsciousness and Samadhi.
Sleep1964185One can do with four hours of sleep. Go to sleep only once and sleep for four hours. You will get used to it and have deep sleep.
Sleep1964194H.H. gets concentrated sleep, very deep, for four hours from midnight; he then gets up fresh.
Sleep1965240Merging with universal Self is natural phenomenon, but so is the sheath clouding the Self. The merging in deep sleep happens in ignorance.
Sleep1965276-277Observer present in five states of consciousness, but in deep sleep, unconsciousness and Samadhi there is very little experience.
Sleep1967306In sleep we are in Tamas to recharge physical body. Rest in Sattva recharges us with consciousness and happiness. Most of humanity only physically awake.
Sleep1971498Deep sleep is like a deep darkness in which all things are present but cannot be seen. Causal body is covered in ignorance yet there is the memory and fragrance of the Self.
Sleep1971502Humans need rest and sleep otherwise they waste their energy in useless activity. Use of mantra to induce sleep.
Sleep1971507Reinforcement of method of repeating mantra by counting, as remedy for sleeplessness. Another method is exploring spiritual ideas during the day to increase Sattva.
Sleep1974690People who fall asleep in meditation need a good, lasting kind of emotion - Bhawana. Sweet words can be used to arouse them to activity.
Sleep1977813Everyone in deep sleep has some union with the Absolute.
Sleep1978856-857Like a dream in sleep seems real, so sleep of ignorance seems real.
Sleep1979880Dreamed world and daytime world are both dreams.
Sleep1979892Amount needed. Characteristics of Tamasic, Rajasic and Sattvic sleep.
Sleep1979911Experience of the causal body is only after the event. Following deep sleep we remember we had a good, peaceful night's sleep.
Sleep1979919In deep sleep, Sushupti, there are no impressions, although brain, body, senses and Prana are present.
Sleep19891033If someone cannot sleep even when tired, then the tension must be in the mind rather than the body. Ideas, worry, pride, prejudices, desires may be sorted out one by one.
Smriti19851005Scriptures by individuals e.g. the Bhagavad Gita.
Snake and rope1979870If there is insufficient light and you mistake a rope for a snake you will fear death.
Solar plexus1979899Chaitanya which is related to Chitta, is consciousness. Chaitanya is in the region of the solar plexus and not related to the brain.
Soul1978855Life force is in foetus from start, but power to move comes from nourishment.
SoulSee also: Antahkaran
Sound1964183Pranas create the subtle sound through which the mantra is created. Four types of sound.
Sound1971503W. asks if it's possible to hear pure sound. Nada system of 10 types of sound from coarse to subtle to causal. Three parts of OM. Not part of our system.
Sound1971508Individuals in the Universe in multiple forms are nothing but sounds.
Sound1979868Shabda, sound or word of creation.
Sound1979896-897Three different sounds in mantra which have different effects.
Source19615Theme of 1961 record. R.'s meeting with H.H. Source of our System.
Source1964160Intellect forgets that the Source is the Atman and loses the tranquillity. But when it is turned towards Atman, it remembers its Source, and then becomes steady and attains liberation.
Source1979906Source of Ouspensky's System: confirmation from H.H.
Speed1970459Speed of mind and of emotions in relation to getting help from H.H.
Spinal cord1979923Spinal cord in relation to Chakras/Antahkaran and brain.
Spiritual awakening1970438Description of first Shloka of Shankara's Ode to a South Facing Form.
Spiritual exhaustion1970433-434How to deal with spiritual exhaustion.
Spiritual exhaustion1970451Avoid spiritual exhaustion by undertaking work only in service of Atman.
Spiritual Regeneration Movement1980967Use different mantras. Those initiated by them who have doubts about their pronunciation can be re-initiated if necessary.
Spiritual tree19931086Spiritual tree in early stages needs protection. When mature, those creatures who would have destroyed the tree in its early stages can now take shelter beneath it and enjoy its shade.
Spiritual values19881025Spiritual values need to be implemented in youth. See story of University professor challenged by his students on page 1025.
Spiritual vs material1979890Power of spiritual knowledge helps material life or people would not be attracted. Everyone, at some point, feels inclined to go towards the spiritual because the material is transitory.
Spiritual vs material1980975Need for both spiritual and material, e.g. two wings of a bird.
Spiritual vs material19881024-1025Youthful idealism can be transmuted from physical to spiritual level. See story of University professor challenged by his students on page 1025.
Spiritual world1967306Three states of being in physical world and also in spiritual world. Waking and dreaming in spiritual world.
Spiritual world1967308Spiritual world has its own laws. If you find you are in trouble through being involved in the physical world, H.H.'s tradition can lead you to peace and happiness.
Spiritual world1973618-619In meditation we reach spiritual world where quietness prevails, like the deep ocean.
Stability1970406Purpose of meditation to give stability and equilibrium which are qualities of Sattva.
Stars1978822Sun and planets, and corresponding elements in human body.
State(s)1965228Self-realisation is not an object of time and place, so not a state that comes and goes.
State(s)1973612Meditation, Samadhi etc. are all states of Chitta. They are not states of Atman.
State(s)1975700Real happiness is a natural property of Atman. The happiness that lies between two states of unhappiness is not real happiness since it has a beginning and an end.
State(s)1976762Our existence remains through all the various ever-changing states, conditions and incidents. There is nothing beyond this.
Statues1972597It is not the stone that is worshipped but the idea of the God.
Sthita­prajna1973624Description from Gita of a man who has reached profound stillness: 'One who is steady and still in his knowledge and being'.
Sthita­prajna19911060-1061State of Chitta in which one retains stillness all the time, totally detached, accepting whatever comes, and enjoying the glory of the Self within which is deep, lively and full.
Sthita­prajna19911061Retain your detachment and Sthitaprajna will be a reality and the world becomes a drama to witness. See story of Snake and mongoose (3) on page 1061.
Stillness1964113The Absolute is motionless but His Ray of Creation is full of motion.
Stillness1964116Development is from much movement to very little movement.
Stillness1964126Man can suffer from misunderstanding because of movement caused by different desires which clash.
Stillness1964155Easier to control mobile mind if body is still. Lessening desires will still Chitta.
Stillness1965225Buddhi is still in higher level man.
Stillness1965228Stillness of Chitta essential for realisation.
Stillness1965239We want to still Buddhi because Buddhi is in motion.
Stillness1965244Sushumna operates only when one is still.
Stillness1965252Keep complete stillness to get answers to questions.
Stillness1967311Still body in meditation: regulating Prana stills mind.
Stillness1972559In stillness of meditation one is directly connected with the creative force of the Absolute. Then on coming out of meditation one remains the Atman.
Stillness1972593D.S. This 'stilling' (of the mind) is an obnoxious word - wipe it out. It implies suppression. If you suppress it, it will come up again. See Dixit comment on page 602.
Stillness1972602Stilling the mind. Comment on D.S.'s use of phrase by Dixit - see page 593.
Stillness1973623Rest on causal level is a profound stillness. We learn about it from its effects on those who have it.
Stillness1973624Profound stillness is the ultimate end of meditation. Having reached this one is never without energy and love. See story of Karna in Mahabharata and King Crow and Swan on pages 624-625.
Stillness1973625-626Meditation a bridge between activity and stillness: not a void, but a fullness which is the presence of the Self.
Stillness1977794Stillness on three levels: only through meditation can one reach 'causal peace'.
Stillness1978827Oneness of Vyashti and Samashti established only in stillness and peace.
Stillness1978832Connection between Vyashti and Samashti constant but in stillness the flow of power is greater.
Stillness1978846Antahkaran is stilled by meditation and a greater force of Samashti (oneness) is experienced.
Stillness1978847Voice of Guru pervades atmosphere and can be caught in stillness through meditation.
Stillness1978860Self-consciousness is not stillness but is experienced in stillness.
Stillness1979895-896Although activities during the day are continuous, initiating activity from stillness can happen if we register the moment when something is completed.
Stillness1979946Stillness is the key to good meditation. See story of Valmiki - how he became still while repeating Mira, Mira, Mira on page 946.
Stillness1980956Three types of stillness - Sattvic, Rajasic, Tamasic. Meditation aims at Sattvic stillness.
Stillness1980958No experience of stillness in deep meditation. Happiness afterwards.
Stillness1980969Nature of individuals is stillness because Atman is always still. When work is complete one returns to stillness. Example of water being heated.
Stillness1980972Stillness seems to be lost in the noise of the market. Hear the noise and also the silence in the middle of the market.
Stillness1980974Between two actions there is a gap and this is the opportunity of stillness - natural Samadhi.
Stillness1982987Complete stillness needed in meditation: body, eyes then mind.
Stillness1982996Checking for complete stillness in Meditation is most important. There should be no movement.
Stillness19891038Stillness is the basis of existence, the essence, one and limitless, within which movements take place with limitation.
Stillness19891039All creation is born, kept going and disappears in stillness. It is not only that which is present but also that which is not present.
Stillness19891042Energy is acquired and stored through being still.
Story19615Elephant and mahout. God is everywhere (1).
Story19616Ten men crossing river (1).
Story196244Traveller with a small lantern (5).
Story196262Brahma and Indra.
Story196264Lakshman's dive (1).
Story196268-69King and four o'clock.
Story196274'No audience today'.
Story196275Scorpion and tortoise.
Story196276Shooting the eye of the bird.
Story196276Donkey in road.
Story196277Lame man and blind man.
Story196279Krishna and Radha.
Story196397-98Seven gates. Keys of the kingdom.
Story1964118Shooting dog through mouth (1).
Story1964121Valmiki the robber (1).
Story1964135Jadabharat, Brahmin's son who would only meditate.
Story1964136King's attachment to fawn.
Story1964149Four gates and temple of Sharada, Goddess of Wisdom.
Story1964153Tulsi Das, devoted to his wife.
Story1964158King and servant acting as Holy Man (1).
Story1964159First Shankaracharya and Padmapada (2).
Story1964162-163Gardener and sandalwood trees.
Story1964186Parents trying to choose unborn son's career.
Story1964187Holy Man and the bamboo pole (2).
Story1964187-188Disciple who slept at edge of well.
Story1964188Palace as an Inn.
Story1964196Dhobi man and donkeys who would not move.
Story1964199Seven gates. Keys of the kingdom. Explanation (2).
Story1964203Seven gates. Keys of the kingdom. Explanation (3).
Story1964211Prana is the most important.
Story1965219Tortoise and hare.
Story1965221Monkey in tree (1).
Story1965222Two artists (1).
Story1965230Four horse carriage (3).
Story1965240Man at cinema.
Story1965249Ants and sugar (1).
Story1965251Ganesh and the Golden Mouse.
Story1965258Looking for a doctor.
Story1965263Rama and Sita: cosmic drama.
Story1965266Ram Das and the boil.
Story1965272Holy Man and beautiful woman (2).
Story1965278Horse who couldn't drink.
Story1965286-287Brahmin who wanted a son.
Story1967299Who are you? Give me your credentials.
Story1967305Two artists (2).
Story1967307Ramakrishna and the snake.
Story1967316Arrowmaker - Dattatreya (1).
Story1967319Parrot who wanted liberation (1).
Story1967321Milkman and she-buffalo.
Story1967324Donkey in memory.
Story1967324Prajapati and his son Kach: giving up (1).
Story1967326Sleeping tradesman.
Story1967327-328Pilgrim, buried money and snake.
Story1967331Disciple who was a householder.
Story1967336Monkey in tree (2).
Story1968340Buried treasure.
Story1968346Krishna as cowherd.
Story1968346Shankara and sixteen centres.
Story1968347-348Krishna tricks Dromacharya.
Story1968351Kunti. Suffering as a boon (1).
Story1968352-353Arrowmaker - Dattatreya (2).
Story1968356Black horse (1).
Story1968359Chakravartin.
Story1968360Dattatreya and virgin girl.
Story1968365King and servant acting as Holy Man (2).
Story1968366Mother's blessing for victory only over enemies within.
Story1968366-367Four horse carriage (1).
Story1968367Ants and sugar (2).
Story1968368-369Ten men crossing river (2).
Story1969382-383Lakshman's dive (2).
Story1970385-386Traveller with a small lantern (4).
Story1970388Lakshman's dive. Explanation.
Story1970389Millionaire patient, and sweets.
Story1970391-392Ants and sugar (3).
Story1970397-398Krishna and Arjuna.
Story1970399Parrot who wanted liberation (2).
Story1970407-408First Shankaracharya's life.
Story1970409Neglected grandfather and offer of Mahatma.
Story1970409Guru and milk of lioness (2).
Story1970411-412Narada's riddle.
Story1970411Gotra and balls of rice (Gita).
Story1970412Dattatreya's 24 teachers.
Story1970417Ram Das and the king.
Story1970420Tulsi Das refused to see women.
Story1970422Janaka's dream and the dog bite.
Story1970426The king and the prize of 100 cows.
Story1970427Hanuman (the Monkey God) and Rama.
Story1970429-430Ramakrishna keeping Narendra under water.
Story1970430-431Krishna's counterplot.
Story1970430Holy Man and beautiful woman (1).
Story1970433First Shankaracharya and Padmapada (1).
Story1970441Dying Guru.
Story1970441-442Princess, the cheat and the God.
Story1970442Guru and cripple.
Story1970442King's abdication. Keys of the kingdom.
Story1970451Pumpkin and mango tree (1).
Story1970458Intellectual man with emotional disorder.
Story1970461Addiction to sweets.
Story1970465Janaka's dream and Ashtavakra.
Story1970472Holy Man in boat with wicked men.
Story1970479Sea birds (1).
Story1971482Seven gates. Keys of the kingdom. Explanation (1).
Story1971484Man who wanted to buy King (2).
Story1971484Rama Tirtha and the King who wanted communion with God.
Story1971490Two artists (3).
Story1971493Boy visiting bride, and thief from train.
Story1971493Old woman in ashram and alarm clock.
Story1971494Patient and doctor.
Story1971496Muslim saint and woman polishing table with dirty cloth.
Story1971496-497Mahatma Gandhi and guests' spiced food.
Story1971497Hanuman (the Monkey God) and reward of pearls.
Story1971499Indra and Virochana: 'Self alone is Brahman'.
Story1971504-505Krishna and Gopis.
Story1971506Juggler who called up spirits.
Story1971515Mira and poison.
Story1971518Mahatma and servant.
Story1971519Schoolboy and penknife.
Story1971519Toy coins.
Story1971519Juggler's show.
Story1971520Servant and bamboo.
Story1971522Sudama worshipped Krishna with rotten rice.
Story1971523Humpbacked woman.
Story1971523Shabari's dedication.
Story1971523Low-born Vidura entertains Krishna.
Story1972529Indian and the African money-lender (2).
Story1972533Vyasa, Sukadeva and the maidens.
Story1972533-534Rich man and Mahatma.
Story1972534-535Four men and the brick of gold.
Story1972536Krishna and Yashoda.
Story1972536Mahatma and Maharajah.
Story1972537-538Imposter of the Prince of Avagarh.
Story1972539Mahatma's tiny hut.
Story1972540Radha and Krishna.
Story1972541Alesko and the turtles.
Story1972542Guru Deva and Urdu.
Story1972542Monkey on the roof.
Story1972543Feeding a Mahatma.
Story1972552Tramp dreaming he was in the Ritz Hotel.
Story1972556Lion cub and sheep.
Story1972557People at cinema show.
Story1972558Elephant and mahout. God is everywhere (2).
Story1972558Rama Tirtha and black adder.
Story1972561Thieves and electric current.
Story1972576-577Division of 19 cows.
Story1972577-578Gold buried at temple.
Story1972578Bird on mast of ship.
Story1972581Lion cub and sheep. Further explanation.
Story1972583Tasting the Benares mango.
Story1972586God is Nowhere.
Story1972586-587Gold image and gold shoes.
Story1972595Blind people and elephant (1).
Story1972597Ajamila and young son Narayana.
Story1973604Sea birds (2).
Story1973604-605Krishna, the Aryan Samajist and the idol worshipper.
Story1973605Mahatma who wore no clothes.
Story1973606Kunti. Suffering as a boon (2).
Story1973607Mahatma who said 'There is no Mahatma like me'.
Story1973607Prince who wanted to see God.
Story1973608Woman and dead cat.
Story1973608Frog, beetle and lotus flower.
Story1973609Malviya and meditation.
Story1973609Akbar and the jackals.
Story1973610Housewife and Mahatma.
Story1973610Woman policeman.
Story1973612Doctor and ill-tempered wife (2).
Story1973612Man running to find Param-Atman (2).
Story1973617Booking clerk.
Story1973617Rama forgets himself.
Story1973622Traveller with a small lantern (1).
Story1973624-625Karna in Mahabharata and King Crow and Swan.
Story1974630Mahatma and 'all movement is poisonous': Shiva.
Story1974634Rama and Sita.
Story1974635Rama's marriage.
Story1974636Sadhus in marriage procession.
Story1974636Snake and mongoose (1).
Story1974638Rama talls Lakshman he is destined to marry Sita.
Story1974640Prajapati and his son Kach: giving up (2).
Story1974647-648Indian and the African money-lender (1).
Story1974650Rama procures Ravana's liberation from Ahankar.
Story1974650-651Rama becomes Sita and Sita becomes Rama.
Story1974653-654Wrong mantra and goddess: Kreem and Kleem (2).
Story1974655Rama and boatman.
Story1974655Rich man's adopted son and cars.
Story1974657Holy Man and abscess.
Story1974657Holy Man and disease: Ramakrishna and Tulsi Das.
Story1974659Incarnations of great men - Vishnu, Krishna, Rama.
Story1974660Elephant and crocodile.
Story1974660Draupadi and the piece of cloth (1).
Story1974660Child sharing his food with his father.
Story1974660Lakshman breaking chandeliers as a child.
Story1974668Snake and mongoose (2).
Story1974675Scorpion and Holy Man.
Story1974683Traveller with a small lantern (3).
Story1974688Learned man who is not proud.
Story1974688-689Devotee who wrote poems.
Story1974690Shooting dog through mouth (2).
Story1974691-692Woodcutter and the king saying his prayers.
Story1974692Holy Man and the three blessings.
Story1974693Woman with heavy burden who cried out for death.
Story1974696Guru Deva asks Sanyasin for fire.
Story1975701Garuda fails to save pigeon from death.
Story1975702Reformer hurls a shoe during a theatrical performance.
Story1975709Judge with a religious mother.
Story1975715Traveller with a small lantern (2).
Story1975718Shankaracharya and ignorant disciple.
Story1975719Man who wanted to buy King (1).
Story1975722Two artists (4).
Story1975723Mahatma playing a part.
Story1975724-725Mahatma under the tamarind tree.
Story1975726Man running to find Param-Atman (1).
Story1975727Draupadi and the piece of cloth (2).
Story1975731Gandhi and his wife.
Story1975732-733Universal brotherhood.
Story1976743Traveller with a small lantern (6).
Story1976752Remembering the name of father-in-law's place.
Story1976756Learned man and group discussion.
Story1976766Letter to Param-Atman.
Story1976776Doctor and ill-tempered wife (1).
Story1977788Dead dog with white teeth.
Story1977788Stomach-ache from eating brinjals (aubergines).
Story1977791Blind people and elephant (2).
Story1977795Man who wanted to buy King. Further explanation.
Story1977796Lamp-posts light the way (2).
Story1977799Ramana Maharshi and his fast.
Story1977803Man on ship in rough weather.
Story1977804Wrong mantra and goddess: Kreem and Kleem (1).
Story1977805-806Snake who was told he could hiss.
Story1977808H.H. and the erotic sculptures.
Story1977808Lion, goat and armed lion tamer.
Story1977809Guru and milk of lioness (1).
Story1977814Ants and sugar (4).
Story1978825Khumba Mela - how it started.
Story1978829Guru whose disciple was caught in a whirlpool (2).
Story1978830-831Rakshu and Indra, life is a drama.
Story1978837Guru Deva refuses initiation to young man.
Story1978841-842Two artists (5).
Story1978855Man and Siddhis which led to his death.
Story1979876Krishna and Sudama: Param-Atman and Jiva.
Story1979878Bharata and enthronement of Rama.
Story1979879-880Budhu acting in Rasleela, 'I am ten-headed Ravana'.
Story1979881Lamp-posts light the way (1).
Story1979885Man who wanted to buy organiser of exhibition.
Story1979893Black horse (2).
Story1979897Tulsi Das, boy crossing river and mantra.
Story1979904-905Holy Man choosing a disciple and asking him to fill a waterpot.
Story1979905Death of Bali (Atman lives on).
Story1979913Brahma's holiday.
Story1979913Two artists (6).
Story1979929Ants and sugar (5).
Story1979934Four horse carriage (2).
Story1979941Boy and pen.
Story1979942Old lady with many desires.
Story1979946Valmiki - how he became still while repeating Mira, Mira, Mira.
Story1980958Guru whose disciple was caught in a whirlpool (1).
Story1980968Valmiki apologised for his misdeeds and was taught stillness.
Story1980976Abhimanyu led battle despite inadequate knowledge.
Story1980980-981Way of catching monkeys using a pot.
Story1982988Holy Man and the bamboo pole (1).
Story19851001Rich man with too many worries.
Story19851005The man who told H.H. he could call up spirits of the dead.
Story19851006Vishwanath and his disciple who could read his mind
Story19851007Father and son at station.
Story19881025University professor challenged by his students.
Story19891037-1038Indra discovers the limitations of the gods.
Story19891046Holy man who wanted certificate of realisation.
Story19891054Pumpkin and mango tree (2).
Story19911061Snake and mongoose (3).
Story19911061Sacrifices by Dadhichi and Shivi.
Story19911062Prajapati and his son Kach: giving up (3).
Story19911064Snake and mongoose. Further explanation.
Story19911065Mahatma under the tamarind tree. Further explanation.
Story19921071Valmiki the robber (2).
Story19921073Handicapped beggar.
Strings1971518R. compares H.H.'s description of our desires being 'like strings pulling us towards the world' to Ouspensky's 'Man is a marionette pulled by invisible strings'.
Study1979871-872First stage of knowing.
Study Society1982985H.H. expresses his wishes for R. to continue inspiring members so that the Society can enlarge its scope to serve the nation and inspire others with true knowledge and confidence.
Study Society19911057Q. on how the Study Society can help resolve conflicts and wars in the world. H.H.: Truthfulness. Practise consistency between thought word and deed.
Study Society19911058-1059Advice on causes of conflict and how to solve. Should find wise, experienced and proven impartial person to judge, and then accept the resolution.
Study Society19911059Interested parties in the Study Society should seek the judgement of a wise, impartial, experienced person to resolve the conflict. All should accept the resolution.
Study Society19911067Message to Society to stay united and by supporting each other uphold the duties for the smooth running of the organisation.
Subject-object1971505Krishna play teaches people that they should feel united with the Absolute, and do away with subject-object duality, performing duties and fulfilling needs with detachment.
Subject-object1980972Dissolution of subject and object division through use of reason to differentiate between the body and the spirit.
Subject-object19891031These are one in consciousness but in expression this natural unity takes triformal mode.
Substance1967311-312'In the beginning was the Word'. Substance is Absolute, sound is Word and world is meaning.
Substance1967314W. asks about becoming the substance of the mantra. Substance is of two types - immobile and mobile. In true meditation one becomes the immobile substance.
Substance1967315Substance is same; difference is in mobility. Atman is immobile.
Substance1967320Science examines coarse substance of world.
Substance1967325What is it that gives up, e.g. Ganges water and water in bottle.
Subtle body1964122The physical body dies, the subtle body carries imprint in the next form.
Subtle body1964125Causal, subtle and coarse. Everyone different in coarse and subtle but all same in causal.
Subtle body1964130In sleep, consciousness moves to the subtle body.
Subtle body1964133Long drawn-out mantra has deeper and more subtle effect on the subtle body.
Subtle body1964141To keep the image of Realised Man in one's mind, first try to grasp the physical form in the mind, and then the subtle body of Realised Man would fill in by remembrance.
Subtle body1964167Only in human form can good or bad be added to essence. This remains in subtle body and moves through different cycles of life.
Subtle body1965284Means of communication between two worlds or two lives.
Subtle body1967299Subtle body and veils. Subtle body is made of conscious material.
Subtle body1967330Relationship with disciples living far away established through subtle, cosmic body.
Subtle body1968341Subtle body may take on luminous form.
Subtle body1968343Subtle body has different time/space scale.
Subtle body1968344Humans have possibility of refining and developing the subtle body.
Subtle body1968347If one has performed unjust actions, the subtle body will be affected and the effect passed on the physical level. See story of Krishna tricks Dromacharya on pages 347-348.
Subtle body1968349-350Relationship with Atman and with physical and causal bodies.
Subtle body1968350Both physical and subtle bodies are limited, but limits of subtle body are more extensive.
Subtle body1968354-355Forces of the subtle body are always available and can appear miraculous. But not used except in emergencies.
Subtle body1968355One who is restful in subtle body can be skilful in actions. Meditation gives rest for the subtle body.
Subtle body1968360Crystallisation of subtle body (Manas, Buddhi and Chitta) means removing ignorance. Influences from within and without can all be used to clear ignorance.
Subtle body1970388-389Three bodies in relation to disease. Ailments of subtle body must be treated according to own level See story of Millionaire patient, and sweets on page 389.
Subtle body1970391-392Description of subtle body under influence of Gunas. See story of Ants and sugar (3) on pages 391-392.
Subtle body1970392Contains four parts like gears - Buddhi, Manas, Chitta and Ahankar.
Subtle body1970394-395Light of Chetan Shakti available to four parts of subtle body, coloured by feeling of ‘I and mine.'
Subtle body1970396Four divisions of Antahkaran manifest in two different places on subtle level: Bhawana and Chitta in the heart, thinking, reasoning and feeling of 'I' in the head.
Subtle body1970455On Self-realisation, one sees that the physical, subtle and the causal bodies are illusion. The subtle body creates the physical body and is an emanation of the causal body.
Subtle body1971511Aham experiences everything through the subtle body and senses, but can't be experienced by the subtle body.
Subtle body1976771Subtle body is a dream state in which no action takes place.
Subtle body1977794Subtle body can certainly be controlled.
Subtle bodySee also: Sukshma Sharira
Subtle level1964141Subtle influences are given by Realised men only.
Subtle level1968337Death of airman before initiation. H.H.: He has made a start on the way on the subtle level and will continue the work in the next life.
Subtle level1968340-342Communication on subtle level.
Subtle level1968357Different time scale on subtle level. Example of going to Badrinath with physical body and with subtle body.
Subtle level1968364Guidance on meditation on subtle level.
Subtle level1968368Music and influence on subtle (words) and causal (sound and rhythm) levels.
Subtle level1968370-371Good company: real Satsang is company of Absolute. Difference seen on the subtle level.
Subtle level1973622Rest at subtle level appears between the fulfilment of one desire and the initiation of the next desire.
Subtle level1978829Communication with others at subtle level. See story of Guru whose disciple was caught in a whirlpool (2) on page 829.
Subtle level1979924H.H. always with us on subtle level.
Subtle world1968344Power of subtle world very great but can only be used by peaceful people to help.
Subtle world1968369Light of knowledge for finding what is lost in subtle world.
Subtle world1974646Unity of subtle and physical worlds: work through both.
Subtle world1982995There is a subtler state of physical form, Tanmatra, from which the elements arise. So physical comes from subtle.
Successor1965275Twelve years are long enough to hold position of Shankaracharya; then should make way for successor.
Suffering1964137Main theme of Christianity in life is suffering.
Suffering1964162All Realised men all over the world have only one desire that humanity should be relieved of suffering and avail themselves of bliss.
Suffering1965241-242One should not judge the condition of the Atman by poverty or sickness. Always look to the cause—what brings misery? It's not caused by lack of food or clothing.
Suffering1966291Atman and subtle body are not subject to sufferings of physical body. Different attitude nullifies pain - you are not the body.
Suffering1972536-537Fully realised person does not feel suffering. Pain and suffering are different things. All embodied beings are subject to physical pain.
Suffering1973606No one other than Kunti has ever asked to be given adversities. See story of Kunti. Suffering as a boon (2) on page 606.
Suffering1974657Difference between pain and suffering. See story of Holy Man and abscess on page 657.
Suffering1974658If one can professionally help to relieve people of pain, that is good. But the greatest service to humanity is relief from grief - emotional suffering.
Suffering1979912RG asks re suffering and a loving creator. H.H.: the whole creation is a drama - the artistic creation of the Absolute. Once you know this, you don't see anything as misery. See story of Brahma's holiday on page 913.
SufferingSee also: Adversity
SugarSee: Sweetness
Sukshma Sharira1979932Example of sun and light in house: purified Antahkaran.
Sukshma ShariraSee also: Subtle body
Sun1964126As part of our mantra, A, Sun, means illumination.
Sun1964133-134Sun is the same to us as Prana (vital breath) is to the body. Right side of body influenced by sun.
Sun1965254Different effect on Realised Man and common man.
Sun1970403Used as analogy to explain 'ever-shining, ever-real Atman ...'
Sun1979932Example of sun and light in house: purified Ahankar.
Sun19891046Trying to locate the Sun with the help of a lantern goes against all common sense. So one cannot seek that light which powers even the Sun with the little lantern of a piece of knowledge.
Super­imposition1969378Concepts like 'form superimposed on substance' and 'clouds hiding the sun' describe temporary phases. Don't give them substance.
Super­imposition1970399-400Even when Antahkaran is superimposed on Atman then Atman is still free.
Super­imposition1971513H.H. comments that R. superimposes the ills of others on himself and seeks cure through his own experience.
Super­imposition1972580D.S. We superimpose limitations on the Self - 'I am father', 'I am mother'.
Super­imposition1972597When people worship stone statues they are worshipping an idea of God superimposed on the statue.
Super­imposition1979898Meditation does not give anyone something he does not already possess. It's all there but a cover has been superimposed on Atman.
Super­imposition19881023Easy to mistake voice of Manas, Buddhi, Chitta or Ahankar for voice of Atman because superimpositions are commonplace.
Super­imposition19921070When players forget that the drama is for the pleasure of the Absolute and superimpose their own preferences, love for one thing can turn to hate for another.
Super­imposition19931071Everyone is full of pure and loving Samskars, but bad Samskars are superimposed.
Super­imposition19921072Attachment and hate are not initiated by the Absolute, but superimposed by Antahkaran as a result of a strong preference.
Super­imposition19931084By rational analysis one can see that Consciousness does not change. The physical world is a superimposition on Consciousness.
Surrender1964122No feeling is wanted during meditation. The meditator doesn’t have to do anything, not even surrender.
Surrender1965234Love is a sort of stream in which the disciple surrenders himself to the mercy of the stream.
Surrender1970428Complete surrender needed to melt heart before starting to meditate.
Surrender1972589D.S. Surrender ego or individual intellect to get full activity and power, and avoid exhaustion which comes from failure.
Surrender1972593D.S. If you have surrendered completely to your Guru you create such a force in him that he will satisfy you.
Surrender1975726Feeling of surrender is the gate to liberation.
Surrender1975730Attachment to world and need to set right priority, e.g. balance - when two pans empty, level is horizontal.
Surrender1977801Even after surrendering to Absolute you will have to use your Buddhi and do the work. If Buddhi is surrendered, answers to questions and problems will be available.
Surrender1977802The Self itself surrenders Buddhi.
Surrender1977810Surrender in Bhakti is to someone or something creating distance, but in the path of knowledge, reasoning leads to the realisation that one is the Absolute.
Surrender1978841By surrender all Samskar goes, both good and bad. We become one with the Almighty. Surrender is necessary in all three ways.
Surrender1979936Surrender of actions is Bhakti but Param-Atman controls results, good or bad.
SurrenderSee also: Offerings
Sushumna1965244Ida, Pingala and Sushumna: three forces of the Mantra.
Sushumna1978822Sushumna, nerve in body - represents Jupiter in relation to celestial world.
Sushumna19881020RG asks about Ida, Pingala and Sushumna in relation to meditation. H.H. describes the rise of consciousness through the Chakras.
Sushupti1969377Wakefulness, dreaming and Sushupti (deep sleep): one of the triads in the world.
Sushupti1975728Second state of being; deep sleep and knowing nothing.
Sushupti1978858Rest before and after 'play' in drama.
Sushupti1979919In deep sleep, Sushupti, there are no impressions, although brain, body, senses, Prana and consciousness are present.
Svabhava1980968Svabhava is what is habitual to the individual - the product of Samskar and the environment in the world. R. suggests it is equivalent to 'personality' in Ouspensky's system. See story of Valmiki apologised for his misdeeds and was taught stillness on page 968.
Swaroop, Narayan1978835Conversation with Narayan Swaroop about life in H.H.'s ashram.
Swatantra19891052Freedom in Sanskrit is Swatantra - Self and discipline. Paratantra is the opposite of Swatantra - dependence, when one doesn't have control of actions.
Sweetness1970469How we take help of concrete to get at abstract.
Swimming196240Swimming e.g. of learning to swim in relation to help from teacher.
Swimming196243Swimming e.g. of learning to swim in relation to help from teacher.
Swimming196265Realised Man teaches like a swimming instructor.
Symbol1968360-361Symbol of Enneagram used also in India and its relation to Laws of Three and Seven.
Synthesis of teachings1967314When there was chaos of ideas, the first Shankaracharya provided synthesis of Truth.
Synthesis of teachings1974648-649H.H. explains how his talk at the Mela concerned the synthesis of two streams of discourses, Bhakti and Adyatma (unity).
Synthesis of teachings19881025Giving priority to conscious work will allow a synthesis of all three teachings. (PDO, FCR, H.H.)
System19613Instruction to find the source of the System.
System19617Maharishi asks about Ouspensky and the System.
System19617Our System and the meditation originally went hand in hand.
System196239The Laws of Three and Seven in our System are the same as in H.H.'s System.
System196243We can incorporate ladder of seven stages with our System.
System196263Confirmation of common origin of H.H.'s and Ouspensky's systems.
System1965242The Absolute provided the System to free men from identification. This system is therefore not man-made.
System1971491Different systems of discipline have been created for different types. Analogy of three types of creature that lay eggs.
System1977819H.H. says his tradition and our System (Ouspensky's) are same. There is nothing outside his tradition because it is the tradition of the Absolute.
System1979889Need to stick to one system to develop. Regulate giving of system of knowledge to develop responsibility.
System1979906Confirmation of unity and source of systems, (in relation to quote from 'New Model' regarding the various Yogas).
System1979922Philosophers have described the universe in different ways to meet requirements of time, place and culture. Source and end of all systems the same.
System19851004H.H.'s system is not the only source of knowledge - there should be no problem in using what is helpful from Ouspensky's system.
System19931079H.H. has taken great care to help by providing knowledge and a system of discipline: it is up to us to use it to remove obstacles of our own free will.
Systematic proposition19851000-1001H.H.'s response to results of MA and RG's task: make a systematic proposition for how to bring about Justice and Equity.
Systematic proposition19851002H.H. advises: learn to be united, then justice and equity will prevail in thoughts, actions and words.