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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

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

9 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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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
Ramana Maharshi

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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

Sri Ramana Maharishi

6 Dec
Ramana Maharshi

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….Such inward seeking is the path to be gained by man’s intellect. The intellect itself realises after continuous practice that it is enabled by some Higher Power to function. It cannot itself reach that Power. So it ceases to function after a certain stage. When it thus ceases to function the Supreme Power is still left there all alone. That is Realisation; that is the finality; that is the goal.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 483

Sri Ramana Maharishi

5 Dec
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