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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

17 Nov
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To be aware is to be awake. Unaware means asleep. You are aware anyhow, you need not try to be. What you need is to be aware of being aware. Be aware deliberately and consciously, broaden and deepen the field of awareness. You are always conscious of the mind, but you are not aware of yourself as being conscious.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 220

Sri Ramana Maharishi

14 Oct

 

Ramana Maharshi

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….The mind cannot kill itself. So your business is to find the real nature of the mind. Then you will know that there is no mind. When the Self is sought, the mind is nowhere. Abiding in the Self, one need not worry about the mind.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 129

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

16 Sep
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The Supreme State is universal, here and now; everybody already shares in it. It is the state of being – knowing and liking. Who does not like to be, or does not know his own existence ? But we take no advantage of this joy of being conscious, we do not go into it and purify it of all that is foreign to it. This work of mental self-purification, the cleansing of the psyche, is essential. Just as a speck in the eye, by causing inflammaton, may wipe out the world, so the mistaken idea: ‘I am the body-mind‘ causes the self-concern, which obscures the universe. It is useless to fight the sense of being a limited and separate person unless the roots of it are laid bare. Selfishness is rooted in the mistaken ideas of oneself. Clarification of the mind is Yoga.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 231

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

14 Sep
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For reality to be, the ideas of ‘me’ and ‘mine’ must go. They will go if you let them. Then your normal natural state reappears, in which you are neither the body nor the mind, neither the ‘me’ nor the ‘mine’, but in a different state of being altogether. It is pure awareness of being, without being this or that, without any self-identification with anything in particular, or in general. In that pure light of consciousness there is nothing, not even the idea of nothing. There is only light.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 386

Sri Ramana Maharishi

23 Aug
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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

22 Aug
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Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

….You can distinguish in your life a pattern or see merely a chain of accidents. Explanations are meant to please the mind. They need not be true. Reality is indefinable and indescribable.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 287

Sri Ramana Maharishi

17 Aug

It is in the mind that birth and death, pleasure and pain, in short the world and ego exist. If the mind is destroyed all these are destroyed too. Note that it should be annihilated, not just made latent. For the mind is dormant in sleep. It does not know anything. Still on waking up, you are as you were before. There is no end of grief. But if the mind be destroyed the grief will have no background and will disappear along with the mind.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 16