Nataraja Guru – Quotations

Nataraja Guru Quotations

  • Label it the square root of minus one, draw a circle around it and cancel it out.
  • Shiva is a vertical parameter.
  • Yoga is attained through a process of osmosis.
  • God is what is right when you are wrong.
  • There are big OMs and little OMs.
  • Follow anything wholeheartedly, and you will get the truth.
  • Fill your mind completely with overwhelming Absolute Beauty and you are a mystic.
  • Why is the Absolute kind? Because otherwise it would be of no value.
  • Schematize and you get the Absolute.
  • Structuralism is the highest function of the human mind.
  • My task in life is structuralism.
  • Anything that attains to the zero point conquers the world.
  • Maya is the principle of error generically conceived.
  • The gap between ends and means is Maya.

  • Knowledge is a film (membrane), a form which we impose in order to determine objects in this world.
  • Who is this teaching meant for? It is intended for seekers of wisdom.
  • The Truth shall set you free.
  • There is a paradox at the core of the Absolute.
  • If you try to resolve the paradox, if you try and pin it down, you get a chair or a table; it does not dance.
  • We are dealing with a dynamism, not a static object.
  • The one who knows the Absolute becomes the Absolute.
  • Our methodology is structuralism.
  • Every action is a mistake. Make interesting mistakes and make them quickly!
  • But there is a secret that none of them know: knowledge releases from all sin.
  • Bergson’s statement that the universe is a machine for the making of gods is just the converse of the usual proposition and is just as valid for Vedanta.
  • To a Vidyarthi (wisdom-seeker) everything is denied except the seeking of wisdom.
  • If you are crossing a forest and come to a crossroads, keep on going straight or you will go in circles.
  • Cosmology and psychology must coincide.
  • The vertical axis is happiness, the horizontal axis is suffering.
  • Marbles in reaction to one another are horizontal,
  • a lake inside a lake, a cup inside a cup are vertical.
  • Yoga is a streak of lightning inside you.
  • Yoga is psychological, cosmological and theological.
  • When a beautiful fat housecat rolls in the sunlight, that is yoga.
  • Take the Bible and see if the Good Samaritan kissed his wife.
  • Put the beauty of your girlfriend together with the sunset and you get god.
  • There is nothing closer to the Absolute than the conscience of a 16 year-old girl.
  • There is no such thing as a sad Absolute.
  • Meditation consists of bringing all values inside yourself.
  • When you pour oil from one vessel into another, and the flow continues, that is meditation.
  • If you want to catch a train, look it up in the timetable or ask the stationmaster. It is the same with philosophy.
  • Experience the truth as a gooseberry in your fist.
  • Clear thinking tends to result in correct action.
  • There is no difference between wisdom and common sense, common sense is just sense that is common to everyone, everywhere.
  • Belly to belly lasts ten minutes, back to back lasts a thousand years.
  • When a woman looks into a mirror, she sees God.
  • All of life is a love affair.
  • Someone quoted a poem of Tagore about how he could never be a Sannyasin (renouncer or monk) because he loved too much the sound of women’s bangles jangling as they fetched water in the evening. The Guru said: “It is because I love the sound of women’s bangles that I am a Sannyasin.”
  • There are two levels to a woman, inner and outer: rejection outside, enjoyment inside. This is the paradox in religion also.
  • The contribution of Indian Civilization to spirituality is Erotic Mysticism – it was not repressed by patriarchal and prophetic religions that frowned on sensuality.
  • On varieties of enlightenment: “There are many kinds of Yogis, but there are some few, the most fortunate ones, who can see the Absolute in a woman’s body.”
  • If you want to produce a spark, you keep the positive and negative electric poles slightly apart, you don’t press them together. Indian tradition says that to get the maximum erotic spark between a man and a woman you should keep the length of a woman’s hair apart. (about 30 centimeters)
  • Love is a vague word used by unscientific people about a feeling they don’t understand.
  • Beautiful means normal.
  • Reach out to the beauty that is within you.
  • Beauty could be described as two things saying the same thing from different angles.
  • Beauty consists of analogies between the beauty felt inside you and the beauty felt outside.
  • Art is the cancellation of the self and the non-self.
  • All appreciation of beauty and all mysticism is erotic.
  • Beauty emerges when two sides meet and cancel.
  • Beauty consists of analogies.
  • The feeling of beauty, to be absolute, must contain an “Oh!” or an “Ah!”
  • Education is learning to link name and form.
  • If you cannot explain your philosophy to a grandmother in Ettikulam (a nearby village), go back home and think again.
  • Siddhis (psychic powers) are psychophysical dynamisms. They are like plastic spoons, etc. soap-powder packets: free gifts of very little value.
  • Aruna (magenta color of dawn) and Karuna (compassion). Between them are all the message of the Saundarya Lahari.
  • When the Guru was teaching a lesson on the Saundarya Lahari he noticed a student at the back of the room who was moved to tears. The Guru said: “At least someone has understood.”
  • The color solid exists inside you.
  • Understanding releases from all Karma.
  • Where Karma ends, the Tao shines.
  • All religions put some concept on a pedestal, but Vedanta alone cancels everything out.
  • We are going to change the world for a thousand years.
  • Ontology is better than teleology.
  • If your religion makes you a better person, then it is a good religion for you. (paraphrase of Narayana Guru)
  • God, according to the Guru can be in three places: in your heart, in your mother’s feet, or in heaven, between the eyebrows.
  • Why should I feel bad about dying when every day all over India there are young girls crying at the bus stop because they are being sent away to marry some old man they have never met?
  • Birth is sleeping and forgetting.
  • Reincarnation is like a caterpillar crawling from one blade of grass to another. At one time its front is on one, while the back legs are still on another, then after a time it is on the new blade of grass.
  • Chakras give you something on which to fix your attention, when trying to think of the Absolute.
  • The revolution is that we burst through all the chakras, instead of treating them as stages.
  • When you say something about God, you are also saying it about yourself.
  • Only understand!

 

 

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