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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on April 16, 2009, 04:20:38 PM

Title: Pearls of Wisdome given through Mr. Nome - 7
Post by: Subramanian.R on April 16, 2009, 04:20:38 PM
Mr. Nome continues....

He liberates one from the corpse of the body, and He liberates one
from the phantom of the mind.  Having imagined a mind, it seemed
as if I was in it, just as it had falsely seemed as if the Self was in
a body and in a world, when in Truth, the Self was not in a world
or in a body at all.  How utterly false proved the mind's fetters
and the notion of being in a mind or even being endowed with a
mind.  Only who abides beyond the mind can lift one entirely beyond the mind to the Realtiy of Infinite Consciousness.

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He revealed thought's utter insignificance and that the real Self is all important.  He revealed thought's transiency and that of Something
else within whcih does nor rise and subside.  He revealed the objective nature of all thoughts (every thought has a form), and
the existence of That which is formless and nonobjective.  Only
the nonobjective is who we are.  We cannot be a thought of which
we are aware.  He revealed the true significance of what Sankara
and other Sages had revealed as the Witness.

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The Witness. It  is not a function.  It is not an activity.  It is not something we do at once time and not at another.  It is not an
observing process.  Because of His abidance as the Self, the Maharshi effortlessly elucidates with the utmost clarity that about which the
minds of others might merely conjecture.  The Maharshi has revealed the signficance  of "the Witness" as well as every other descriptions of the Self or the Absolute.  Indeed, He is That about which scriptures speak, and He is the true, inner "translator" within us all who renders
the teachings of wisdom and devotion into actual experience.  The
Witness, free of the notions of "I" and "this". 

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Witness remains unchanged.  States of mind come and go.  That
Consciousness remains unaffected.  All the world appears before
it and and then dissolves.  The uncreated and imperishable Consciousness abides as the silent Witness.  It is not individualized,
being the Witness of all, and is 'gunatita'.

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Who else but Bhagavan Ramana, the ever gracious and ever victorious Guru, could lift us out of the grip of the delusive mind with its quick-
sand like states and its nonsensical thoughts?  Who else but Bhagavan Ramana could show us how to cease imagining corners
in the Infinite Space of Pure Consciousness?

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Previously, I had hallucinated myself to be in a mind, my mind in a body, and my body in a world.  By His clear instruction and world-
and-mind-dissolving Grace.  I came to experientially know that the
world, including he body, is in the sensory experience, the sensory experience is entirely in the mind and the mind is but "I" in different guisses or forms.  But, WHO AM I?

(Source: Centenary of the Advent of Bhagavan Ramana, 1996.
Souvenir.  An article by Mr. Nome.)

Arunachala Siva.