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Sri Ramana Maharishi

13 Dec
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You were not self-reliant; you were ego-reliant. It is good that ego-reliance is banished and that you become truly Self-reliant.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 132

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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
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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

7 Dec
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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

Sri Ramana Maharishi

4 Dec
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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 160

Sri Ramana Maharishi

3 Dec
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So long as you think you are the individual you believe in God. On worshiping God, God appears to you as Guru. On serving Guru He manifests as the Self. This is the rationale.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 226

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

29 Nov
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Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

….When you follow it up carefully from brain through consciousness to awareness, you find that the sense of duality persists. When you go beyond awareness, there is a state of non-duality, in which there is no cognition, only pure being, which may well be called non-being, if by being you mean being something in particular.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 409