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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: March 12, 2019, 02:30:05 PM »
Self-realization is Effortless
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To the question 'what does one have to do, what efforts must one make to stop
conceptualizing',

Maharaj's answer is:
Nothing; no efforts. Who is to make the effort?

What effortdid you make to grow from a tiny sperm cell to a full grown baby in your mother's womb?
And thereafter, for several months when you grew from the helpless baby to an infant, what efforts did you make to sense your presence?

And now you talk of 'efforts', which 'you' must make!
What efforts can an illusory, conceptual 'I' make to know its true nature?
What efforts can a shadow make
to know its substance?

Realizing one's true nature requires no phenomenal effort.

Enlightenment cannot be attained, nor forced. It can only happen, when it is given the opportunity to do so, when
obstruction by concepts ceases.
It can appear only when it is given a vacant space to appear in.

If someone else is to occupy this house, says Maharaj, I must first vacate it. If the conceptual 'I' is already in occupation, how can enlightenment enter?
Let the conceptual 'I' vacate and give
enlightenment a chance to enter.

Even making a positive effort to stop thinking as a method of getting rid of conceptualizing, is an exercise in futility, and so is any other kind of 'effort'!

The only effective effort is instant apperceiving of truth.

See the false as false and what remains is true.

What is absent now will appear when what is now present disappears.
It is as simple as that.
Negation is the only answer.

~Maharaj points to the Eternal Truth
that IS - before time ever was
# POINTERS FROM
NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ
By Ramesh S. Balsekar

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: March 07, 2019, 09:24:51 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: February 24, 2019, 12:43:28 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: February 09, 2019, 02:49:01 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:27:20 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: February 02, 2019, 10:51:28 PM »

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General topics / Re: Pointers to Presence
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:43:11 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:34:05 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: A Request
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:35:04 AM »
Nice one Udai . Thanks for sharing .

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: November 26, 2018, 11:04:39 AM »
Visited Thiruvanamlai and Ramana Ashram on 8-9 November 2018 and did Girivalam . I am visiting TVM after a gap of more than 8 years and last visit was in Dec 2009 . This time visited TVM with my brother but we stayed in Bose Compound ( diagonally opp to Ramana Ashram ) and booked it through AirBnb but had prasad at Sri Ramana Ashram . A wonderful feeling doing Girivalam at Night after a very long gap and in fact only me and my brother were doing the Girivalam at that Night . Got the next year diaries , wall and desk calendars and some Tamil Chanting Books . In the whole a very refreshing experience .

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The Guru may tell his disciples a thousand times, "You are the Self, you are not what you imagine yourself to be", but none of them ever believes him. They all keep asking the Guru for methods and routes to reach the place where they already are.
Sri Annamalai Swami


That's because mostly people are identified with their body and mind and ask solutions that involves keeping the body and mind identity intact .

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General topics / Re: Pointers to Presence
« on: November 21, 2018, 07:52:02 AM »

Pointer-4

It might help to better understand what exactly it means to ?let go? or ?surrender?.

Watch the mind and notice how all thoughts involve the mind imagining a person/I/me in the past or future. The time stamp on the thought is never precisely ?Now?.

It is a day dream. The wandering mind.

Have you ever laid in bed at night and found yourself lingering on a subtle and distant sound? Notice that in that moment the mind paused and all that remained was simple perception.

This is what it means to be present in the ?Now?. This is your natural state. This is what practice leads up to.... stabilized into stillness.

Notice the difference between those two states. The first has a time stamp of past or future. The other has no time stamp and is just stillness.

To ?let go? or ?surrender? means you turn attention away from that dreaming and wandering mind and rest it on the stillness of Now.

This whole process is all about stillness. Be still.

Notice how the mind will protest at the prospect of being in this stillness all the time. The mind will protest and imagine all sorts of bad things that might happen... the mind believes that it?s a terribly bad idea.

This is the opposite of surrender.

Don?t believe the mind.

Be still.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:28:49 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:18:43 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:06:11 AM »

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