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Q: But how can I help another with his problem, his troubles?

A: What is this talk of another - there is only the one. Try to realize that there is no I, no you, no he, only the one Self which is all. If you believe in the problem of another, you are believing in something outside the Self. You will best help him by realising the oneness of everything rather than by outward activity.

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Re: Ramana Maharshi views about helping others with their problems
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 10:06:29 AM »

Dear prasanth,

Very true. This country is not able to still solve the problems of
poverty because the rulers have not realized the God within.
If they had first solved their own poverty of self knowledge, they
would have by this time removed the poverty of food in the nation.
The so called elite society cannot solve the problems of food in
poor people, because they have still not understood the God within
and seen God in everybody.

All social reformations and poverty alleviation programmes have
not been successful because the rulers who designed such programmes have not realized that God is within and God is
everywhere.  They are afraid to punish the guilty because they
are themselves guilty of all wrongs.  Recently Mani Shankar
Iyer (the former member of Parliament) has spoken in the Institute of Social Science that the elite has not understood the poverty in their own lives and how can they remove the poverty in others?   I think, it is Plato who has said that a Jnani should be made the King of a nation.

Arunachala Siva.