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Teachings From Scriptures Of Sanatana Dharma

A collection of teachings from scriptures of Sanatana Dharma.

The pure-hearted man fulfils the supreme purpose of life through the instructions of his Guru, even though they may be casually imparted. The worldly-minded man studies and enquires throughout his life, yet remains unenlightened.

A distaste for the objects of sense is liberation; attachment to those objects is bondage. This is wisdom; now act as thou wilt.

Knowledge of the imperishable Essence makes a worldly, active and eloquent man inactive, silent and wise. What wonder that the holy Truth is shunned by those still attached to the pleasures of the world. — Ashtavakra Gita, XV. 1-3.

Space, time and the objects in them being illusions caused by maya, there is no limitation of Brahman by them. Infinity of Brahman is therefore clear. — Vidyaranya's Panchadasi, 3.36

As for happiness it is our essential nature. All suffering and misery pertain only to the body. If you do not identify yourself with the body then the problem is not there.

One may be a great scholar, an author or composer and everything else in the world. But it is indeed very rare to come across anyone actually established in the Self Supreme.

If a man thinks that his happiness is due to external causes and his possessions, it is reasonable to conclude that his happiness must increase with the increase of possessions and diminish in proportion to their diminution. Therefore if he is devoid of possessions, his happiness should be nil. What is the real experience of man? Does it conform to this view? In deep sleep the man is devoid of possessions, including his own body. Instead of being unhappy he is quite happy. Everyone desires to sleep soundly. The conclusion is that happiness is inherent in man and is not due to external causes. One must realize his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.

He who experiences the supreme bliss of his own nature, and whose mind is ever tranquil and pure, he has no need to renounce, nor does he feel the lack of anything in himself. — Ashtavakra Gita, XVIII. 18-20.