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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Vichara
« on: October 31, 2017, 01:20:33 AM »
 M.: Take no notice of the ego and its activities, but see only the light behind. Abiding in the Self, one need not worry about the mind.

Why should I care for this mind!
It is a puff of smoke.
Best to look away, have nothing to do with it.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 29, 2017, 01:54:03 PM »
What is it to "hold the Self"?
I suspect it can be translated, "be as you are, ignore passing thoughts".

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Sri Bhagwan: Have you no self yourself? Are you then in the region of probabilities, even with regard to your own self?



A wonderful clue from Maharshi. The Self is just yourself.
The caveat being that attachments are obscuring the unimpeded view.

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Dear Devotees,

I just saw Sri Atmavichar's questions and few beautiful responses his questions have elicited. I also felt an urge to say a few words regarding the same, as following:



I recall a lovely answer Maharshi sometimes gave to such questions,

On waking in the morning do you inquire as to the karma of the characters in your dream. No you do not.
Likewise, no need to inquire of such matters to this dream person that is now.
(paraphrased)

Maharshi's answers of course, changed depending upon the receptivity.




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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: October 19, 2017, 03:12:02 AM »
When thoughts are always on the Teachings ... :)

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General topics / Re: What is truth? Who can know?
« on: October 19, 2017, 02:57:23 AM »
No doubt everything you have written is true from the perspective of the "individual". And for the "individual", the situation is rife with confusing paradoxes, conflicts and frustrations.

One can abandon the Teachings and just live life, there is nothing wrong with that if you wish. After all, in the Bhagavad Gita it states, "even those who do not know me, if their actions are just, straightforward and loving, they venerate me with the truest kind of worship". This correlates with your assertion, "It is simply better & wise to just focus your energies in living well".

However, the entire purpose of Maharshi?s Teachings is to directly "know" that the"individual" is in fact a fiction, a phantom, a ghost. Once dis-covered, all the dilemmas, paradoxes, conflicts and confusion are brought to an end. For no individual ego remains.

If you do not resonate with this core premise then I agree, as you say, "It is simply better & wise to just focus your energies in living well".

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After the mind ceases to exist and bliss of peace has been realised, one will find it then as difficult to bring out a thought, as he now finds it difficult to keep out all thoughts.

Wonderful!

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D: In my present state, is there sufficient faith, humility and surrender in me? If not, how to make them perfect?
 
Sri Bhagwan: You are perfect, so abandon the idea of imperfection and need for development. Ego is not a real thing. It is the mind which makes the effort and the mind is not real. Just as it is not necessary to kill the rope which one imagines to be a snake, so also, there is no need to destroy the mind. Knowing the form of the mind makes the mind disappear.



beautiful!

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Love itself is the means and the end
Love alone is Sivam-None knows

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It seems to me that Vichara is opening slowly but surely the floodgate of love, without there being an object of love in form.


Love doesn?t appear to be a word used so much by practitioners of Vichara.
Although, we can say Vichara is Love, Self is Love.
Without this understanding, Vichara is quite desolate.

But what is it to say, Self is Love?
I suspect we could translate, "all is Self", "there is only Self."

Somehow, I find Vichara to be more and more Love.

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I enjoy your posts eranilkumarsinha. And your dedication is wonderful.

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: September 04, 2017, 08:23:53 AM »




Love is not different from the Self.
Love of an object is of an inferior order and cannot endure.
Whereas the Self is Love, in other words, God is Love.

                                                                        Maharshi


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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Vichara
« on: August 29, 2017, 04:38:07 AM »
Maharshi clearly shows us the simplicity of our True Nature, and the direction in which to look.

   M.: Know the pure state, your own real nature, by keenly observing the interval between two thoughts...
   This interval (is) the abiding, unchangeable reality, your true being
   [Guru Vachaka Kovai, Godman].

 
There are two common responses to this statement made by Maharshi. First, resting in the interval does not satisfy me. Or secondly, I am a jnani, my work is complete.

When the spaciousness between thoughts is recognised it is invariably seen only through layers of ego attachments. Consequently, on first recognising the interval between thoughts it does not satisfy because it is only seen through multiple attachments. This is akin to viewing a beautiful landscape through obscured glass.

   D.: On enquiry into the origin of thoughts there is a perception of 'I'. But it does not satisfy me.
   M.: Quite right. The perception of 'I' is associated with a form, maybe the body. There should be nothing associated with the pure Self.
   The Self is the unassociated, pure Reality, in whose light, the body, the ego, etc. shine. On stilling all thoughts the pure consciousness remains over
   [Talks].


Equally, on recognising the interval between thoughts, to conclude "I am a jnani, my work is complete", despite the fact the view is obscured by attachment to mind/body/world, is a grave error and the mischief of maya.




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General topics / Re: I AM
« on: August 06, 2017, 05:20:17 AM »
you have opened a beautiful age old topic that never fades and asks for more and more clarity to many.

you need to tell what is the conclusive message you want to convey?


I agree it is an important subject ksksat27. And so easily overlooked.

The post can be summarised by what has already been stated,
It is not difficult for the ego to recognise the sense of "am-ness" within.
It is an error to conclude that that "am-ness" is my True Self. My work is complete.

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