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Mind in Day by Day - 2
« on: June 26, 2009, 12:30:56 PM »
On 28.12.1945, one Mr. Joshi, introduced by our Chaganlal
Yogi put the following questions and Bhagavan Ramana gave
the following answers:

"To enquire 'Who am I?' really means to find out the source
of the go or the 'I-thought'.  You are not to think of other
thoughts, such as 'I am not the body' etc., Seeking the
source of 'I' serves as a means of getting rid of all other
thoughts.  We should not give scope to other thoughts, such
as you mention, but must keep attention fixed on finding out
the source of the 'I-thought', by asking us [as each thought
arises] to whom the thought arises and if the answer is
'I get the thought', by asking further who is this 'I' and whence
its source?

Mr. Joshi:  Is atma a subject of sakshatkara?

Bhagavan:  The Atma is as it is.  It is Sakshat always.
There are no two atmas, one to know and other to be known.
To know it is to be it.  It is not a state when one is conscious
of anything else.  It is Consciousness itself.

Mr. Joshi: I do not understand the meaning of 'Brahmam
Satyam and Jagat mithya [Brahman is real, the world is
seemingly real.]  Does this world have real existence or not?
Does the Jnani not see the world or does he see in a different

Bhagavan: Let the world bother about its reality or falsehood.
Find out first about your own identity.  Then all things will
become clear.  What do you care how the Jnani sees this
world?  You realize yourself and then you will understand.
The Jnani sees that the world of names and forms does not
limit the Self and that the Self is beyond them.

Mr. Joshi:  I do not know how to worship?  So kindly show
me the way to worship.

Bhagavan:  Is there a 'worshipper' and a 'worshipped'?
Find out the "I", the worshipper.  That is the best way.
Always the Seer must be traced.

Arunachala Siva.