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Mohan Krishnan

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Method to Self Inquiry
« on: March 27, 2008, 08:29:38 AM »
My first visit to Ramanashram a year back has  impacted  the way i look at life. I have been contemplating existence and the question of who am i. I  have been living in cost rememberance of sri Ramana Bhagawans teaching. Sometime i feel a bit lost caught between needs of daily life  and wanting to spend quality time in peace. I have two questions

1. How would someone like me progress in this path and still be able to manage committments to family. H
2. Since there seems to be no method to self inquiry how do i progress ?

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Re: Method to Self Inquiry
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 11:05:56 AM »
Hi,

Very nice to hear, the seed has been sown, and keep practicing Self-Enquiry and every thing will be fine.

Both of your questions have one answer.

As told in Bhagawad Geetha, Keep working and dont expect anything from it. I dont mean salary .... :D

Well, though in the initial stages one will be in this kind of dilemma, it will be cleared once you start practicing self-enquiry.

Read Upadesa Saram, first in that bhagavan has clearly mentioned about self.

As far as answer to your question,starting doing meditation every day before you sleep and before you get up.

if you forget even one day, then all the work you have been doing will be lost.

and the question rises, what i have to do in meditation???? well, destroy every thought that rises during that period then and there.

this process leads to SELF-ENQUIRY...

Just start, every thing will be fine

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Re: Method to Self Inquiry
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2008, 09:51:19 AM »
Ramana says when a thought arises simply ask who is having this thought?  Who is asking these questions?
It is not to destroy thought, but rather it is to turn the mind inwards the questions and thoughts will fall away, the mind becomes quiet, self is realized.
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Re: Method to Self Inquiry
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 12:06:56 PM »
Dear Mohan Krishanan, there is no conlict between Ramana-dhyanam
or Self-Enquiry and household chores, even though most of us are
not still able to fully reconcile.  Scriptures speak of nishkamaya karma,
or working without desire for fruits.  It is again difficult for most of
us but practice will help.  There is a story about Bhagavan.  When He
was strolling around the Hill,  He picked a small branch of a tree, cut
it to suitable size, and rubbed and polished it with leaves and made a
nice stick.  On His way, a shepherd came searching for his missed stick, andBhagavan readily gave the stick to him.

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Re: Method to Self Inquiry
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 07:59:50 PM »
Dear Mohan Krishnan,
                             Today i posted on method of selfenquiry.Kindly go through it.
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Re: Method to Self Inquiry
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 04:23:14 PM »
Dear PRVSSN Raju, where is it?

Arunachala Siva.