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Bhagavad Gita Saram - 7
« on: May 05, 2009, 11:56:39 AM »
How does one experience the eternal Spirit?  In Bhagavan Ramana's
way, sattva-guna is the very nature of th mind, pure and undefiled,
like ether.  By identification with the body and world, one forgets
the original sattva nature.  Its natural pure state can only be restored
through action without attachment over many lives, by listening to
the scriptures from a true guru and by meditating on their meaning.
Said Bhagavan Ramana:  "In the pure mind that has been rendered
subtle and unmoving by (such) meditation, the Self bliss will become manifest.  As without the mind, there cannot be experience, it is
possible for the purified mind endowed with the extremely subtle
mod (vritti) to experience the Self-bliss, by remaining in that mode,
i.e. the mode of Brahman." [ Bhagavan Ramana in Self Enquiry].

While citing the enquiry 'Who am I?' as the principal means for the
removal of misery and attainment of bliss, He said, "When the mind
becomes quiscent in this manner, Self-experience arises of its own
accord without any hindrance.  Thereafter, sensory pleasures and pains will not affect the mind.  All phenomenon will appear then, witout attachment like a dream.  Never forget, one's primary Self-
experience is real bhakti (devotion), yoga (mind control), jnana
(Knowledge) and all other austerities.  (Bhagavan Ramana in Self

At the centre of all, lies the spiritual Heart, self-luminous like the sun.....  "The mind sees itself divested as the universe.  If the
diversity is not manifest, it remains in its own essence, the Heart.  The Heart is the only reality.  The mind is only a transient phase.
To remain as one's own Self is to enter the Heart."  (Reflections
on Talks by S.S. Cohen.)

(Source: as indicated in earlier posts.)

Arunachala Siva.