Sri Ramana Maharishi

11 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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Why raise these questions relating to events after death ? Why ask ‘Was I born ? Am I reaping fruits of my past karma,’ and so on ? They will not be raised some time hence when you fall asleep. Why ? Are you now different from the one in sleep ? You are not. Why do these questions arise now and not in sleep ? Find out.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 194

Sri Ramana Maharishi

10 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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The world does not tell you that it is of the individual mind or of the universal mind. It is only the individual mind that sees the world. When this mind disappears the world also disappears.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks‘, p 518

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

10 Dec

….Just turn away, look between the thoughts, rather than at the thoughts. When you happen to walk in a crowd, you do not fight every man you meet – you just find your way between.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 349

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

If you are earnest you don’t need moving about. You are yourself wherever you are and you create your own climate. Locomotion and transportation will not give you salvation. You are not the body and dragging the body from place to place will take you nowhere. Your mind is free to roam the three worlds – make full use of it.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 212

Sri Ramana Maharishi

9 Dec
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In the beginning one has to be told that he is not the body, because he thinks that he is the body only. Whereas he is the body and all else. The body is only a part. Let him know it finally. He must first discern consciousness from insentience and be the consciousness only. Later let him realise that insentience is not apart from consciousness.
This is discrimination (viveka). The initial discrimination must persist to the end. Its fruit is liberation.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 159

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

8 Dec

Live your life intelligently, with the interests of your deepest Self always in mind. After all what do you really want ? Not perfection, you are already perfect. What you seek is to express in action what you are. For this you have a body and mind. Take them in hand and make them serve you.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 212

Sri Ramana Maharishi

8 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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….The Self is often mistaken for the knower. Is there not the Self in deep sleep, ie., nescience ? Therefore the Self is beyond knower and knowledge. These doubts are in the realm of the mind. To speak from this point of view, the advice is to keep the mind clear, and when rajas and tamas are wiped off, then the satva mind alone exists. So the ‘I’ vanishes in the satva.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 481