Sri Ramana Maharishi

19 Jul

Scenes are projected on the screen in the cinema-show, but the moving pictures do not affect or alter the screen. The spectator pays attention to them, not to the screen. They cannot exist apart from  the screen, yet the screen is ignored. So also the Self is the screen where the pictures, activities, etc. are seen going on. A man is aware of the latter but not aware of the essential former. All the same the world of pictures is apart from the Self. Whether he is aware of the screen or unaware, the actions continue.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, ‘Thus Spake Ramana’, p 99

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