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Sri Ramana Maharishi

14 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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Is there a mind in the first place ? What you call mind is an illusion. It starts from the ‘I’ thought. Without the gross or subtle senses you cannot be aware of the body or the mind. Still it is possible for you to be without these senses. In such a state you are either asleep or aware of the Self only. Awareness of the Self is ever there. Remain what you truly are and this question will not arise.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 181

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Sri Ramana Maharishi

13 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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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

Sri Ramana Maharishi

12 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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You do not know what you were before birth, yet you want to know what you will be after death. Do you know what you are now ?

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 235

Sri Ramana Maharishi

11 Dec
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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

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 Ramana Maharishi

8 Dec
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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