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Part 2 - Few Talks Of Bhagavan Ramana
« on: June 20, 2010, 11:06:54 AM »
"Substance and shadow are for the one
who sees only the shadow and mistakes
it for the substance. But there is neither
substance nor shadow for the one who
is aware only of the Reality."

"Anyway, there is nothing apart from
the Self. All are the same. None exist
apart from the Self. They are only in
the Self and remain as the Self.
Realization of the Self
is the one goal of all."

"A Higher Power is leading you.
The Higher Power knows
what to do and
how to do it.
Trust it." - Ramana Maharshi

Devotee: Does not education make a sage more useful to the world than illiteracy?

Bhagavan: Even a learned man must bow before the illiterate sage.
Illiteracy is ignorance: education is learned ignorance.
Both of them are ignorant of their true aim; whereas a sage is not ignorant
because there is no aim for him.

[A devotee asked Maharshi about some disagreeable
statements made by a certain man well-known to Maharshi]

"I permit him to do so. I have permitted him already. Let
him do so even more. Let others follow suit. Only let them
leave me alone. If because of these reports, no one comes
to me, I shall consider it a great service done to me.
Moreover, if he cares to publish books containing scandals
of me, and if he makes money by their sale, it is really good.
Such books will sell even more quickly and in larger numbers
than others. He is doing me a very good turn."

[Saying so, he laughed]

"Pride of learning, and desire for appreciation
are condemned, and not learning itself. Learning
leading to search for Truth and humility is good.

When you see God in all, do you think of God
or do you not?
Keeping God in your mind becomes dhyana, [meditation]
--the stage before Realization.
Realization is in the Self only.
Whether you make dhyana of God or of Self,
it is immaterial, the goal is the same.

If all are God, are you not included in that all?
Yourself being God, is it a wonder that all are God?

There must be a seer and thinker.....who is he?"

"What are you? You are not the body.
You are pure Consciousness.
Daily life and the world are only
phenomena appearing on that pure
Consciousness. It remains unaffected.
What prevents you from being your
own Self?
The Self is always there. It is you.
There is nothing but you. Nothing
can be apart from you.
The birth of the ego is called the
birth of the person. There is no
other kind of birth. Whatever is born
is bound to die. Kill the ego; there is
no fear of recurring death for what
is already dead.
The Self remains even after the death
of the ego.
That is Bliss--that is Immortality." - Ramana Maharshi

Realization is our nature. It is nothing new to be gained. What is new cannot be eternal. Therefore there is no need for doubting whether one could lose or gain the Self. - Ramana Maharshi


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Re: Part 2 - Few Talks Of Bhagavan Ramana
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 12:56:34 PM »

Dear prasanth,

Talking about Bliss, Sadhu Natananda asked Bhagavan in Upadesa
Manjari -

Q: What is Bliss?

Bhagavan:  It is the experience of joy [or peace] in the state
of Vijnana, free of all activities and similar to deep sleep.  This
is also called the state of Kevala Nirvikalpa Samadhi [remaining
without concepts].

Q:  What s the state of beyond Bliss?

Bhagavan:  It is the state of unceasing peace of mind, which is
found in the state of absolute quiescence, Jagrat-sushupti [literally sleeping with awareness] which resembles inactive deep sleep.
In this state, in spite of the activity of the body and the senses,
there is no external awareness, like a child immersed in sleep [who is not conscious of the food given to him, by his mother].  A Yogi
who is in this state in active even while engaged in activity.  This
is also called Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi [natural state of absorption in oneself without concepts.].

Arunachala Siva.