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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on June 21, 2009, 04:24:37 PM

Title: Maharshi's Gospel and Talks - 15
Post by: Subramanian.R on June 21, 2009, 04:24:37 PM
Mr. A. Bose, an engineer from Bombay asked:  [abridged]

Bose:  How one may destroy the mind?

Bhagavan:  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 senses.
In such a state, you are either asleep or aware of the Self
only.  Awareness of the Self is even there.  Remain what you
truly are and this question will not arise.

Bose:  Is the body consciousness impediment to realization?

Bhagavan:  We are always beyond the body or the mind.  If
however, you feel the body as the Self, then it is of course an
impediment.

Bose:  Is the body or the mind, then of any use for the Self?

Bhagavan:  Yes, inasmuchas it helps Self Realization.

Arunachala Siva.