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ramana_maharshi

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Important Couplets From Ribhu Gita
« on: June 28, 2010, 01:33:54 PM »
Some may argue that this universe of duality (multiple existences) is a factual second reality, clearly seen by the senses operated by the mind. But then, are the senses anything apart from the mind? Can they function without the support of the mind in which they are imbedded? What is this mind except a bundle of thoughts? What are thoughts except evanescent ripples in the still, limitless ocean of pure Being-Awareness-Self,which is the sole Existence without a second? (Ch. 2, v.34)

The total discarding of the mind is alone victory,achievement, bliss, yoga, wisdom and liberation. The sacrifice of the mind is, in fact, the totality of all sacred sacrifices. (Ch.15, v.7)

Those engaged in the pursuit of knowledge of the Brahman-Self, happening to get involved in the mundane pleasures of sex, should regard such pleasures as merely faint shadows of the bliss of the Self. They should never even dream of worldly pleasures. (Ch.20, v.45)

There are no such things as achieved objectives and the efforts leading to them, association with the wise or the ignorant, efforts of learning and knowledge acquired,acts of enquiry and practice, the learner or the learned, and any goals achieved.What exists is only Brahman, the effulgent Awareness-Self.(Ch.23, v.10)

In the conviction that ‘I am the Self ’ in which no thought, ego, desire, mind or confusion can exist one should abide still, free from trace of thought. (Ch.26, v.31)

It is only the mind which appear as the world and bondage; there is no world other than the mind. On enquiry this mind turns out to be nothing more than a group of ripples (thoughts) in the still ocean of pure Awareness-Siva-Self. I am that Siva-Self only and there is nothing apart from me, one should ever abide in the conviction born of this experience. (Ch.32, v.33)


If this world of the waking state is not evanescent in its nature, whatever is seen in the waking state must be seen during sleep also. Since I as pure Self exist alone and always,there is no room for thought of non-Self-world. I-Self-Brahman is the sole Existence. (Ch.35, v.24)

Only those who contemplate on Lord Siva-Self,the pure supporting screen of all manifestation, gain the pure experience of sahaja nirvikalpa samadhi. Apart from this devotion to Lord Siva (the Pure-Alert-Awareness-Self ) there are no other means leading to liberation. (Ch.35, v.44)

Source: The Essence of Ribhu Gita Selection and English Translation By Prof. N. R. Krishnamoorthi Aiyer


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Re: Important Couplets From Ribhu Gita
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 12:02:48 PM »

Of course, N.R. Krishnamurty Iyer has compiled the essence from the whole of Ribhu Gita.  The reading of all the verses of Chapter 26 is also recommended by Bhagavan Ramana for spiritual advancement.

Arunachala Siva.