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Sri Ramana Maharishi

16 Sep
Ramana Maharshi

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‘I am Brahman‘ is only a thought. Who says it ? Brahman itself does not say so. What need is there for it to say it ? Nor can the real ‘I’ say so. For ‘I’ always abides as Brahman. To be saying it is only a thought. Whose thought is it ? All thoughts are from the unreal ‘I’. i.e., the ‘I’ thought. Remain without thinking. So long as there is thought there will be fear.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 169

Sri Ramana Maharishi

15 Sep
Ramana Maharshi

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….No one succeeds without effort. Mind control is not one’s birth-right. The successful few owe their success to their perseverance.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 369

Sri Ramana Maharishi

14 Sep
Ramana Maharshi

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Retirement means abidance in the Self. Nothing more. It is not leaving one set of surroundings and getting involved in another set, nor even leaving the concrete world and getting involved in a mental world.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 206

Sri Ramana Maharishi

23 Aug
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 Ramana Maharishi

20 Aug
Ramana Maharshi

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Just on waking from sleep and before becoming aware of the world there is that pure ‘I’ – ‘I’. Hold to it without sleeping or without allowing thoughts to possess you. If that is held firm it does not matter even though the world is seen. The seer remains unaffected by the phenomena.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 162