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Part 1 - Few Thoughts of Ramana Maharshi
« on: June 18, 2010, 03:36:05 PM »
"Attachment is bondage. Attachment
disappears with the elimination of the

"Guru is non other than the Self."

"Guru is said to be external from the
seeker. The inward turning of the mind
is brought about by the Guru. Since
the seeker is outward-bent, he is
advised to learn from a Guru whom
he will in due course find to be the

"Grace is always there."

[from] Talks with Ramana Maharshi

-Jan 6th, 1937-

"Be the Self. There will be no second
thing to cause fear."

"Do your actions without caring for
the result. Do not think that you
are the doer. Dedicate the work
to God. That is the skill and also
the way to gain it."

"The seer is only one. The diverse
phenomena do not appear without
the seer. There is no change in the
seer, however much other things
may change."

[from] Talks with Ramana Maharshi

-recorded Jan 7th, 1937-

"The Self comprises all,
it is the screen, the pictures,
the seer, the actor,
the operator,
the light,
and all else.

Imagine the actor in the picture asking if
he could enact a scene without a screen.
Such is the case of the man who
thinks of his acting apart from the Self."

[from] Talks with Ramana Maharshi

-recorded, Jan 2, 1937-

"Efforts must be made only in the waking state,
and the true Self realized here and now."

"Existence of God follows from our conception
of God. Let us first know Who's concept He is.
The concept will be only in accordance with the
one who conceives.
Find out Who you are and the other problem
will take care of itself."

[from] Talks with Ramana Maharshi

-recorded, Dec 31, 1036-

"The "I" which rises
will again subside.
That is the individual
"I" or the "I" concept.
That which does not
rise, will not subside.
It IS and will be forever:
That is the universal "I,"
the perfect "I," or
realization of the Self."

[from] Talks with Ramana Maharshi

-recorded, Jan 2, 1937-

"Meditation is your true nature now.
You call it meditation, because there
are other thoughts distracting you.
When these thoughts are dispelled,
you remain alone: in the state of
meditation free from thoughts; and
THAT is your real nature."

[from] Talks with Ramana Maharshi

-recorded, Jan 1, 1937-

"The Self is all.
Now I ask you:
Are you apart from the Self?
Can the work go on apart from the Self?
Or is the body apart from the Self?
None of them
could be apart from the Self.
The Self is universal.
The Self is beyond
knowledge and ignorance."

[from] Talks with Ramana Maharshi

-recorded, Jan 2nd, 1937-

"The Real Existence
is the only One devoid of objective knowledge.
That is Absolute consciousness.
That is the state of happiness,
as admitted by all of us.
That state must be brought about
even in this waking state.
It is called finding the Self.
That is freedom."

[from] Talks with Ramana Maharshi

-recorded, Jan, 2, 1937-


--Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi--


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Re: Part 1 - Few Thoughts of Ramana Maharshi
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 10:44:10 AM »

Dear prasanth,

About attachment and bondage [the manifestations of ego],
Padamalai has got some beautiful verses, reflecting the teachings
of Bhagavan Ramana:

Verse 718:  Like an onion, the ego-appearance is an unreal thing
that consists of a combination of many tattvas.  When enquired into,
it will be found to have no swarupa.

Verse 2214:  As long as the ego exists, how can one see, with a
ramifying mind, the truth of oneself?

Verse 1335:  The ego that becomes embroiled in the multitude of moving pictures which gets tossed about and suffers as a result,
is a worthless phantasm.

Verse 1799:  The droll dance of the ego-ghost, whose form is the body, the dirty vessel of filth, will ruin the immortal life.

Verse 2526:  Binding one thing tightly to another, is the profession of the ignoble ghost, the mind, the deceiving association.

Verse 701:  What benefit have you gained by associating with an ego, which is just a thought  that attaches itself to you?

Verse 1473:  To the ego-mind of ignoble people, the Atma Swarupam that is Consciousness, the supreme, is very very far away.

Verse 1667:  Seeing him, the ego, the degraded chandala, is
defilement.  Even hearing about him, is defilement.  He is an

(Padamalai Verses: Eng. Tr. by David Godman)

Arunachala Siva.