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Sri Ramana Maharishi

2 Oct
Ramana Maharshi

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….There is only one consciousness, which subsists in the waking, dream and sleep states. In sleep there is no ‘I’. The ‘I’-thought arises on waking and then the world appears. Where was this ‘I’ in sleep ? Was it there or was it not ? It must have been there also, but not in the way that you feel now. The present is only the ‘I’-thought, whereas the sleeping ‘I’ is the real ‘I’. It subsists all through. It is consciousness. If it is known you will see that is beyond thoughts.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 49

Sri Ramana Maharishi

5 Aug

A phenomenon cannot be a reality simply because it serves a purpose or purposes. Take a dream for example. The dream creations are purposeful; they serve the dream-purpose. The dream water quenches dream thirst. The dream creation is contradicted in the waking state. The waking creation is contradicted in the other two states. What is not continuous cannot be real. If real, the thing must be ever real – and not real for a short time and unreal at other times.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 278