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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on June 25, 2009, 12:26:34 PM

Title: Maharshi's Gospel - 36
Post by: Subramanian.R on June 25, 2009, 12:26:34 PM
Talk No. 565 narrates the conversation between a devotee
from Mysore and Bhagavan Ramana.

Devotee:  How is the mind to be kept in the right way?

Bhagavan:  By practice.  Give it good thoughts.  The mind
must be trained in good ways.

Devotee:  But it is not steady.

Bhagavan:  The Bhagavad Gita says:  Sanaisanairuparamet,
the mind must be gradually brought to a standstill.  Atma
Samstham manah  krtva, making the mind inhere in the Self.
Abhayasa-vairagyabhyam, by practice and dispassion.
Practice is necessary.  Progress is slow.

Arunachala Siva.