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.... Bhagawan's Elucidations
« on: May 25, 2009, 01:14:23 PM »
Question: “You have said here that you know no such
period of sadhana; you never performed japa or chanted any
mantra; you were in your natural state. I have not done any
sadhana worth the name. Can I say that I am in my natural
state? But my natural state is so different from yours. Does that
mean that the natural state of ordinary persons and realised
persons are different?”

Answer: “What you think to be your natural state is your
unnatural state. (And this was my second shock that shook me
from the slumber of my pet notions). With your intellect and
imagination you have constructed the castles of your pet notions
and desires. But do you know who has built up these castles,
who is the culprit, the real owner? The ‘I’ who really owns them
and the ‘I’ of your conception are quite different. Is it necessary
that you put forth some effort to come into the ‘I’ who owns
these, the ‘I’ behind all states?”

“Would you have to walk any distance to walk into the ‘I’
that is always you? This is what I mean by saying that no sadhana
is required for Self-realisation. All that is required is to refrain
from doing anything, by remaining still and being simply what
one really is. You have only to dehypnotise yourself of your
unnatural state. Then you have asked whether there is any
difference between the natural state of ordinary persons and
realised persons. What have they realised? They can realise only
what is real in them. What is real in them is real in you also. So
where is the difference?”

“Even then, some may ask”, “where is the conviction that one’s
Self is sakshat all right, that no sadhana is required at all for
Self-realisation? Well, do you need anybody to come and convince
you that you are seated before me and talking to me? You know for certain that you are seated here
and talking to me.”

“When we read a book, for instance, we read the letters
on the page. But can we say that we are reading only the letters?
Without the page of the book where are the letters. Again we
say that we are seeing the picture projected on a canvas. No
doubt we are seeing the picture, but without the canvas where is
the picture?”

“You can doubt and question everything but how can you
doubt the ‘I’ that questions everything. That ‘I’ is your natural
state. Would you have to labour or do sadhana to come into
this natural state?”

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta


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Re: .... Bhagawan's Elucidations
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 04:12:58 AM »
Dear Nagaraj

Thanks for bringing this quote from Sri Ramana up. He makes disappear all distances from the Self created by thought with such a simplicity!