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« Reply #1485 on: September 03, 2015, 12:50:38 AM »
81.   If you realize your true nature and know that it is not you that do any work, you will be unaffected by the consequences of whatever work the body may be engaged in according to destiny or past karma or divine plan, however you may call it.  You are always free and there is no limitation of that freedom.

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« Reply #1486 on: September 04, 2015, 12:38:21 AM »
82.   Devotee: Are only important events in a man's life or are trifling acts in his life, also predetermined?
 
Ramana:  Yes, everything is predetermined.
 
Devotee: Then what responsibility, what free will has man?
 
Ramana: What for then does the body come into existence?  It is designed for doing the various things marked out for execution in this life.  The whole program is chalked out.  As for freedom for man, he is always free not to identify himself with the body and not to be affected by the pleasures or pains consequent on the body's activities.

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« Reply #1487 on: September 07, 2015, 12:40:18 AM »
83.   Both the dream and the waking state are the result of the mind.

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« Reply #1488 on: September 08, 2015, 01:01:09 AM »
84.   Any puja (ritual of worship) is good (in the beginning stages of spiritual practice).  "Om Ram" (a mantra for the removal of ignorance) or any other name will do.  The point is to keep away all other thoughts except the one thought of Om or Ram or God.

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« Reply #1489 on: September 09, 2015, 12:52:33 AM »
85.   The worshipper becomes in course of time that which is worshipped.

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« Reply #1490 on: September 10, 2015, 12:44:30 AM »
86.   From the point of view of jnana (Enlightenment) or the Reality, the pain you speak of is certainly a dream, as is the world of which the pain is an infinitesimal part.

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« Reply #1491 on: September 11, 2015, 12:36:44 AM »
87.   Till you reach the state of jnana (Enlightenment) and thus wake out of this maya (illusion), you must do social service by relieving suffering whenever you see it. But even then you must do it without ahamkara (ego-sense), i.e., without the sense "I am the doer" but feeling "I am the Lord's tool."

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« Reply #1492 on: September 14, 2015, 01:47:11 AM »
88.   The Self is not somewhere far away to be reached.  You are always that.  You have only to give up your habit, a long-standing one, of identifying yourself with the non-self.

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« Reply #1493 on: September 15, 2015, 12:48:20 AM »
89.   If one accepts the theory of karma (destiny), one will have to accept the theory of astrology and horoscope also.

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« Reply #1494 on: September 16, 2015, 01:06:58 AM »
90.   There is in reality no change, no creation.

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« Reply #1495 on: September 17, 2015, 09:14:01 AM »
 91.   The Self or Lord is not somewhere else but is inside each of us and in loving oneself, one loves only the Self.

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« Reply #1496 on: September 18, 2015, 12:41:48 AM »
92.   A jnani's (Enlightened one) state is the same before and after the body is dropped.

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« Reply #1497 on: September 21, 2015, 01:46:09 AM »
93.   The jnani (Enlightened one) knows he is the Self, the one reality which is both inside and outside, and which is not bound by any form or shape.

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« Reply #1498 on: September 22, 2015, 12:36:30 AM »
94.   The devotee attains jnana (Realization) by realizing the Self within him and then he understands that the Ishwara (God) or Lord whom he worshipped and had bhakti (devotion) for, the Guru who came in human shape, and the Self are all the same.

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« Reply #1499 on: September 23, 2015, 12:55:28 AM »
95.   We have simply to throw out all the age-long samskaras (impressions)which are inside us; and when all of them have been given up, the Self will shine alone.