Author Topic: Ramana Maharshi Answers Though Our Real Nature Is Mukti We Imagine We Are Bound  (Read 1082 times)

ramana_maharshi

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5-1-46 Afternoon

Our real nature is mukti. But we are imagining we are bound and are making various strenuous attempts to become free, while we are all the while free. This will be understood only when we reach that stage. We will be surprised that we were frantically trying to attain something which we have always been and are.

An illustration will make this clear.

A man goes to sleep in this hall. He dreams he has gone on a world tour, is roaming over hill and dale, forest and country,desert and sea, across various continents and after many years of weary and strenuous travel, returns to this country, reaches Tiruvannamalai, enters the Asramam and walks into the hall.Just at that moment he wakes up and finds he has not moved an inch but was sleeping where he lay down. He has not returned after great effort to this hall, but is and always has been in the hall. It is exactly like that.

If it is asked, why being free we imagine we are bound, I answer, “Why being in the hall did you imagine you were on a world adventure, crossing hill and dale, desert and sea? It is all mind or maya.”


Source: DAY BY DAY WITH BHAGAVAN From the Diary of A. DEVARAJA MUDALIAR


Subramanian.R

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What prevents us from realizing our Real Nature i.e Mukti, is only
the mind/ego that creates imaginations of being bound.

Arunachala Siva.