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Sri Ramana Maharishi

10 Sep
Ramana Maharshi

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Concentration is not thinking one thing. It is, on the other hand, putting off all other thoughts which obstruct the vision of our true nature. All our efforts are only directed to lifting the veil of ignorance. Now it appears difficult to quell the thoughts. In the regenerate state it will be found more difficult to call in thoughts. For are there things to think off ? There is only the Self. Thoughts can function only if there are objects. But there are no objects. How can thoughts arise at all ?
The habit makes us believe that it is difficult to cease thinking. If the error is found out, one would not be fool enough to exert oneself unnecessarily by way of thinking.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 367

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

Sri Ramana Maharishi

18 Aug
Ramana Maharshi

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The mind is only a bundle of thoughts. The thoughts arise because there is the thinker. The thinker is the ego. The ego, if sought, will vanish automatically. The ego and the mind are the same. The ego is the root-thought from which all other thoughts arise.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 160