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‘I am lonely’ – Is a False Samskara - Swamini Tattvavidyananda ji
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To a person who is not committed to Self-enquiry, I might say go to a
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student of self-inquiry, we have to use our recognition of the truth that
Vedanta reveals to first examine if our conclusion on which this feeling is Swami Tattvavidananda
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the fact, that this feeling of loneliness is born of false conclusion. A feeling AIM for Seva
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So what is the false belief behind the feeling of loneliness?


One is that ‘I am this body-mind which is separate from all others and the
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is fairly true – everybody has this false conclusion, except wise people who
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became hardened as the conclusion that ‘I am lonely, I am all alone, I am
unsupported.” Some may even conclude that “I cannot manage on my
own.”
So first step is to show the person that at the level of their body and mind,
in fact they are NOT separate from the world or others. This body has a
symbiotic relationship with the world. For example the body breathes in
oxygen given out by the trees and gives out carbon-dioxide which is used
by the trees. Again one’s body is a put together of flesh, bones, blood, fat,
muscle etc... so is the body of others made of the same constituents. If you
truly analyse the body you find that it is made of particles of energy – in fact
the whole world is nothing but particles of energy. So the basic constituents
of the body, whatever model you take, is the same as the constituents of Chat (Off)
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No, at the mind level, I feel lonely, I feel misunderstood, un-understood,
unsupported and alone!!
Did you feel lonely as a child? Yes... very lonely.
Yes, this feeling of loneliness is an old, old impression which is left in the
sub-conscious mind and it is holding you hostage because you believe in it.
Once you believe in it, the sub-conscious mind is very powerful ... it will
create situations for you which you will again interpret in the same way and
strengthen your belief.
Is it really true that nobody understands you or is this a belief you picked
up[ in childhood?

Arsha Vidya Do you understand yourself?


What is your relationship with the Lord? The Lord is ever the impartial and
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recognizing the presence of the Lord in your life?
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How can you be lonely if you recognize the presence of the Lord in your
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The feelings of deep loneliness brings to light that there is a conclusion of
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from the feeling as the one who perceives the feelings.
Create a Page You are consciousness, awareness and in your light of awareness, these
feelings are revealed. Are you consciousness or are you loneliness? You
can’t be both.
Are you clear about this? One is the perceiver and the other the perceived.
How come you have mixed it all up?
You are consciousness, satyam, independent and changeless. You illumine
and enliven every thought, decision, feeling, sensation, activity, the body
and the world . You give life to them. None of these can be separate from
you, the one who gives life to them, and yet who is independent of them.
Why are you giving life to a false belief? You are consciousness, you are
not loneliness. Loneliness is only an old old samskara based upon a false
conclusion. The knowledge of your truth has the power to destroy the false
conclusion and in its wake you stop giving reality to your old old samskara.
Can you see this? If you can’t see it immediately, trust in this ancient
knowledge and give attention to finding out the truth.
If you can ... STOP giving reality to the old conclusion of separation and the
feelings of loneliness. Stay as consciousness, whole, undivided and
complete. Live from this truth. Refuse to subscribe to your false conclusions
and samskaras.
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hariH om. What could be more precious than to listen to a brahmanistha


speak on brahma vidya; a pursuit for many of us, but the lived reality of
only a few. What we seek, that they are!
Koti Namaskarams to the human embodiment of sAkshAt brahma,
Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyaateertha Mahaswamigal. _/\_

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Uma Parasuraman Very good summary of Advaita Vedanta by a


self realized Guru.
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June 18, 2018 ·

Pujya Swami Dayananda ji:


Īśvara has given freewill to every individual in order for him to grow. Growth
is indicated by one’s ability to live upto dharma.

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Vijaya Sambandam Hari e OM

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April 25, 2018 ·

hariH om. Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji (Arsha Vidya) worked tirelessly to


preserve our Sanskriti and defend the rights of Hindus to live freely in their
own country. He was never afraid to rise to the occasion even if it meant
taking unpopular stances that were in support of dharma. He was the
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Nilamba Jayvantsinh Gohil Jay Gurudev.


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Amiya Kumar Satpathy I have been feeling blessed to touch this


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*Quotes By Pujya Swami Dayanandaji:*


*1. You can never change any person in the creation unless the other
person wants to change. You can only provide situations when the other
person has an opportunity to change.*
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Jayakumar Srinivasan Pujya Swamiji turning our stereotypical


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