Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

14 Dec
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Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

The discovery of the truth is in the discernment of the false. You can know what is not . What is – you can only be. Knowledge is relative to the known. In a way it is the counterpart of ignorance. Where ignorance is not, where is the need of knowledge ? By themselves neither ignorance nor knowledge have being. They are only states of mind, which again is but an appearance of movement in consciousness which is in its essence immutable.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 370

Sri Ramana Maharishi

14 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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Is there a mind in the first place ? What you call mind is an illusion. It starts from the ‘I’ thought. Without the gross or subtle senses you cannot be aware of the body or the mind. Still it is possible for you to be without these senses. In such a state you are either asleep or aware of the Self only. Awareness of the Self is ever there. Remain what you truly are and this question will not arise.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 181

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

13 Dec
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Whatever has a beginning must have an end. In the timeless all is perfect, here and now.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 419

Sri Ramana Maharishi

13 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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You were not self-reliant; you were ego-reliant. It is good that ego-reliance is banished and that you become truly Self-reliant.

– Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 132

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

12 Dec
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….practice desirelessness ?
No need of practice. No need of any acts of renunciation. Just turn your mind away, that is all. Desire is mostly the fixation of the mind on an idea. Get it out of its groove by denying it attention

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 338

Sri Ramana Maharishi

12 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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You do not know what you were before birth, yet you want to know what you will be after death. Do you know what you are now ?

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 235

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

11 Dec
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Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

You are entangled in a web of verbal definitions and formulations. Go beyond your concepts and ideas; in the silence of desire and thought the truth is found.

– Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 295

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