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silentgreen

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Where am I?
« on: July 14, 2010, 07:12:18 PM »
Today I seem to have a new insight.

After all lengthy discussions, it is worthwhile to first ask the question "Where am I?" even before "Who am I?".
For if there is no response to the question "Where am I?", or the response is "No where", the question "Who am I?" may not be required further.
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

Nagaraj

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Re: Where am I?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 07:19:08 PM »
Dear I,
 :D very nicely put into Humor section...

But you see, when we ask to whom is this thought 'where am I' is, the answer would be 'to me' and then eventually, its Who am I in the end... 'I'
 ::)

Salutations to Sri Ramana

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

Subramanian.R

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Re: Where am I?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 11:39:55 AM »

Dear silentgreen,

Very nice.  The term "Where" is also used in Tamizh as to mean "Wherfrom."
Bhagavan Ramana said;  The place from which [where from] the
mind sprouts is the Heart, the Self.  Therefore, Where am I? -
if pursued seriously would take one's mind to its birthplace viz.,
the Heart, Self.

Arunachala Siva. 

ramanaduli

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Re: Where am I?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 05:49:59 PM »
Dear Subramaniyan ji,

When the mind sprouts from the Heart or  self, the thoughts also belong to the heart. is not it?
Heart/self is always pure. How does the thoughts become impure?. Anyway our motive is just investigate and reach to the basis i.e. Heart.
It is said... MOUNAM KALANASTHI. IN TAMIL THEY SAY SUMMA IRUPPADHE SUKAM.
To be summa, we should always watch whenever the thought comes we should send it back to the source. One day we would be a thoughtless state.



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Re: Where am I?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 05:56:52 PM »
Dear I,

When the mind sprouts from the Heart or  self, the thoughts also belong to the heart. is not it?
Heart/self is always pure. How does the thoughts become impure?. Anyway our motive is just investigate and reach to the basis i.e. Heart.
It is said... MOUNAM KALANASTHI. IN TAMIL THEY SAY SUMMA IRUPPADHE SUKAM.
To be summa, we should always watch whenever the thought comes we should send it back to the source. One day we would be a thoughtless state.

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SAY SUMMA IRUPPADHE SUKAM

this is ok, but, the very next sentence -

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To be summa, we should always watch whenever the thought comes we should send it back to the source. One day we would be a thoughtless state.

That idea to 'Be Summa" we should always watch whenever the thoughts..... is to be avoided.

There is nothing to do to 'Be Summa' why build up on how to 'Be Summa' ? ? ? just be! Don't attempt to try and analyse what is to be 'Chumma Iruthal'

The (point) is not to find out what is to be "Summa iru"

Renounce all ideas, and analyses and just be....

Salutations to Sri Ramana
« Last Edit: July 16, 2010, 05:59:54 PM by Nagaraj »
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Re: Where am I?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 09:54:38 AM »


Dear Ramanaduli and Nagaraj,


Yes mind so long as it remains with the Self, there is no problem.
Only when it jumps out, it becomes thoughts.  Bhagavan Ramana
says thoughts are the forms of the mind.  These thoughts both
good and bad originate due to our vasanas.  When one enquries
as to "where from these thoughts came to me", the answer is "To me".  Then if you ask "Who am I?," at the advanced stage of seeking the Self, this question will go without an answer.         

Regardless of thoughts, if one could remain still [truly still,
that is in thoughtless state], the vasanas would not bother us.
Vasanas will leave us on their own.


Arunachala Siva.