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This day, 17th July, in 1896, at his Madurai home, Bhagavan Ramana, through his famous death experience, became forever merged in the infinite ocean of Consciousness which is beyond all notions of time, space and causation.

Let us surrender to Bhagavan and pray for His grace on this holy day.
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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« Last post by atmavichar100 on July 17, 2018, 02:40:05 PM »
From: ~~~ Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talk 328.

Q.:
Sri Bhagavan has said that the japa *
must be traced to its source.
Is it not the mind that is meant?


M.:
All these are only the workings of the mind.
Japa helps to fix the mind on a single thought.
All other thoughts are first subordinated
until they disappear.
When it becomes mental it is called dhyana.

Dhyana is your true nature.
It is however called dhyana
because it is made with effort.

Effort is necessary
so long as thoughts
are promiscuous.

Because you are with other thoughts,
you call the continuity of a single thought
meditation or dhyana.

If that dhyana becomes effortless
it will be found to be your real nature.

~~~~~~~~

* japa:
repetition of a sacred word or syllable
or a name of God
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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« Last post by atmavichar100 on July 17, 2018, 02:27:16 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« Last post by atmavichar100 on July 17, 2018, 02:24:03 PM »
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Sri Bhagwan:  Just as water in the pot reflects the enormous sun within the narrow limits of the pot, even so the vasanas or latent tendencies of the mind of the individual, acting as the reflecting medium, catch the all-pervading, infinite light of Consciousness arising from the heart and present in the form of a reflection the phenomenon called the mind. Seeing only this reflection, the ajnani is deluded into the belief that he is a finite being, the jiva. If the mind becomes introverted through enquiry into the source of aham-vritti, the vasanas become extinct, and in the absence of the reflecting medium the phenomenon of reflection, namely, the mind, also disappears being absorbed into the light of the one Reality, the Heart.

This is the sum and substance of all that an aspirant needs to know. What is imperatively required of him is an earnest and one-pointed enquiry into the source of aham-vritti.



Dear Devotees,

His is a firm Assurance, which means a lot to His devotees, that the process of Self-enquiry will itself reveal that the alteration of the three states of the mind, as well as the three states themselves, belong to the world of phenomena which cannot affect, inward enquiry, for the Self-enquiry, He has taught, is possible only through intense introversion of the mind.  What is finally realised as a result of such enquiry into the source of ahamvritti or the 'I'-ness or the 'I Am'-ness, is verily the Heart as the undifferentiated light of Pure Consciousness, into which the reflected light of the mind is completely absorbed, revealing its non-existence or non-being. And when the mind disappears, that is, when the reflected light of the mind is completely absorbed, the world, body, time, space, et al, also disappear, for has anyone seen anyone of these without the mind?

Pranam,
  Anil
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on July 17, 2018, 11:05:45 AM »
Verse  2:

ஆர்த்த எனக்கன்பன் நீயே யென்றும்
    ஆதிக் கயிலாயன் நீயே யென்றும்
கூர்த்த நடமாடி நீயே யென்றுங்
    கோடிகா மேய குழகா என்றும்
பார்த்தற் கருள் செய்தாய் நீயே யென்றும்
    பழையனூர் மேவிய பண்பா என்றும்
தீர்த்தன் சிவலோகன் நீயே யென்றும்
    நின்றநெய்த் தானாவென் நெஞ்சு ளாயே.


You are the dear one to me who is bound to You as Your servitor!
You abide at Kailash--the Genesis of all!
You are the Dancer that enacts it in all it subtle,
artistic forms!
You,
the handsome One,
Preside over Kodikaa!
You graced Arjunal!
You are of Pazhaiyanoor!
You are the pure One!
You are The Lord of Sivaloka!
Such are You,
O Lord Of Neitthaanam that for ever dwells in my heart!

Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on July 17, 2018, 11:00:30 AM »
Tiru Neithaanam:

Verse  1:

வகையெலா முடையாயும் நீயே யென்றும்
    வான்கயிலை மேவினாய் நீயே யென்றும்
மிகையெலாம் மிக்காயும் நீயே யென்றும்
    வெண்காடு மேவினாய் நீயே யென்றும்
பகையெலாந் தீர்த்தாண்டாய் நீயே யென்றும்
    பாசூ ரமர்ந்தாயும் நீயே யென்றும்
திகையெலாந் தொழச் செல்வாய் நீயே யென்றும்
    நின்றநெய்த் தானாவென் நெஞ்சு ளாயே.

You own all the ways of salvation!
You abide at the ethereal Kailash!
You are supremely great in Your exceeding excellence!
You preside over Vennkaadu!
Quelling my foes,
You rule me!
You abide at Paasoor!
You fare forth in all direction where You are hailed!
Such are You,
O Lord Of Neitthaanam that for ever dwells in my heart!


Arunachala Siva.
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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Vichara
« Last post by Nishta on July 17, 2018, 10:57:50 AM »
Q.: What should one do in order to remain free from thoughts as advised by you? Is it only the enquiry "Who am I?"
RM.: Only to remain still. Do it and see.
 
*The only purpose of asking "Who am I?" is to come back to Stillness. In fact one does not have to ask the question if they do not wish. Simply remain Still. That is enough.

Lord Ramana declares to be worthwhile and which the mind should firmly hold onto is this, and no more: "Being still". Other than this there are absolutely no thoughts to think, nor any duties to be contemplated. (Muruganar)
 
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on July 17, 2018, 10:51:54 AM »
Verse  7:


சுழித்துணையாம் பிறவிவழித் துக்கம் நீக்குஞ்
    சுருள்சடையெம் பெருமானே தூய தெண்ணீர்
இழிப்பரிய பசுபாசப் பிறப்பை நீக்கும்
    என்துணையே யென்னுடைய பெம்மான் தம்மான்
பழிப்பரிய திருமாலும் அயனும் காணாப்
    பரிதியே சுருதிமுடிக் கணியாய் வாய்த்த
வழித்துணையாம் மழபாடி வயிரத் தூணே
    யென்றென்றே நானரற்றி நைகின் றேனே.


It is thus,
even thus,
I cry and cry and melt in love: "O Our Lord of curly matted hair that sports the pure and lucid river!
O Lord that annuls the misery of the helpless cycle of transmigration!
O Help that does away with the unbearable embodiment with which the soul is shackled!
O Our God!
O Lord of lives!
O Sun unbeheld by blameless Vishnu and Brahma!
O Soul's Help in its travel!
O Crest-Jewel of the Vedas!
O Diamond-pillar of Mazhapaadi!

'Padigam' on Tiru Mazhapadi completed.

Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Nisargadatta -- Watch
« Last post by Nishta on July 17, 2018, 10:38:16 AM »
Dear Udai,

I have no concerns about "watching". If one continues to imagine an ego, watching will bring an end to that.

Here are a few words spoken by Maharshi about the subject:

M.: Looking at the mind with the mind, or fixing the mind in the Self, brings the mind under control of the Self. (Talk 394) 
M.: Watch mind. You must stand aloof from it. You are not the mind. And the Self will remain over. (Talk 264)
M.: If the mind is watched thoughts cease. Peace results and it is your true nature. (Talk 328)
 
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