Sri Ramana Maharishi

4 Aug

….If you surrender yourself to the Higher Power all is well. That power sees your affairs through. Only so long as you think that you are the worker you are obliged to reap the fruits of your actions. If on the other hand, you surrender yourself and recognise your individual self as only a tool of the Higher Power, that Higher Power will take over your affairs along with the fruits of actions. You are no longer affected by them and the work goes on unhampered. Whether you recognize the Power or not the scheme of things does not alter. Only there is a change of outlook. Why should you bear your load on the head when you are traveling in a train ? It carries you and your load whether the load is on your head or on the floor of the train. You are not lessening the burden of the train by keeping it on your head but only straining yourself unnecessarily. Similar is the sense of doership in the world by the individuals.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 48

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