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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: ramana_maharshi on April 25, 2010, 11:45:17 AM

Title: Ramana Maharshi about Meditation and distraction
Post by: ramana_maharshi on April 25, 2010, 11:45:17 AM
Visitor: What is the difference between meditation and distraction?

Maharshi: No difference. When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation. However, meditation is only practice (as distinguished from the real state of Peace.)

She: How to practice meditation?

Maharshi: Keep off thoughts.

She: How to reconcile work with meditation?

Maharshi: Who is the worker? Let him who works ask the question. You are always the Self. You are not the mind. It is the mind which raises these questions. Work proceeds, always in the presence of the Self only. Work is no hindrance to realisation.


It is the mistaken identity of the worker that troubles one. Get rid of the false identity.

Source: From Talk 68
Title: Re: Ramana Maharshi about Meditation and distraction
Post by: Subramanian.R on April 25, 2010, 07:23:24 PM
Dear prasanth,

Once a devotee asked Bhagavan:  What should I do when a
mosquito bites me, while I am in meditation.

Bhagavan:  You can hit it or leave it.  But if you are in true
deep meditation, the stinging of the mosquito will not be felt at
all!

All devotees laughed.  How true it is!

Arunachala Siva.