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Yes. Sri Bhagavan said in Who am I?

Answer to Question No. 24:

"......
......In fact, what is called the world is only thought.  When the world
disappears, i.e when there is no thought, the mind experiences happiness.  When the world appears, it goes through misery.""



Arunachala Siva.

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It is the human mind that creates its own difficulties and then cries for help.

Misery does not exist in reality but only in mere imagination.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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If one scrutinizes one's own Self, which is bliss, there will be no misery at all in one's life.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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Dear prasanth,

Once a devotee asked Sri Bhagavan: When we are the Self, then
why Maya should keep on disturbing us?

Sri Bhagavan said: Maya is also Pure. It is your mind which makes it
impure.



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Good, God, Love, are all the same thing. If the person keeps continuously thinking of any one of these, it will be enough. All meditation is for the purpose of keeping out all other thoughts.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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You must love all and help all, since only in this way can you help yourself.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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If one knows the truth that all one gives to others is giving only to oneself, who indeed will not be a virtuous person and perform the kind act of giving to others.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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Dear prasanth,

I have been reading this sentence in  Who am I? daily, when I am reading the whole booklet.  For several months in the past, I was
thinking, 'how when one gives to others, is giving it to himself?'

There were then some practical incidents in my life. In Bangalore,
autorickshaw man charges Rs 17/- for minimum distance. Whenever
I cover minimum distance, and get down, when there is no exact change, on a few occasions, I gave Rs 20.00.  The driver specially
thanked me or smiled at me. His smile or thank you gave me immense happiness. Then I understood that Sri Bhagavan has spoken the Truth and only truth.  On several occasions, particularly for poor people like vegetable vendor or flower vendor, if I give slightly more money and say I do not want the small change back,
he or she would give a broad smile and his or her face will lit up.
This in turn gives me enormous happiness.  After all if one can buy happiness from others when we give small changes etc.,, why not do that?

I give from every new moon to full moon for 15 days, Rs 36/- for
the security guards of our apartments complex.  There are four people.  And each one gets it one day. It comes for 4 rounds. Those days, they are very happy and smile at me. Even if I stop it between pradamai to new moon again, they smile at him as if I am the giver like Mahalakshmi or Kubera.  Such small acts give us immense happiness. What Sri Bhagavan says is 100 percent true.

Mudaliar Patti, Echammal and others gave her food. They gave happily food to Sri Bhagavan.  What did Sri Bhagavan do in return?
He gave them liberation, the priceless item in exchange.

Thanthathun unnai kondathum ennai
Sankara, yar kolo chaturar?
Andham onru illa anandam petren, yadhu nee
petrathu enpaal?
Chintaiye kovil konda en peruman, tiruperundurai urai sivane,
Enthaye isa udalidam kondaai, yan itharkilen or kaimmare?

says Sri Manikkavachagar in Tiruvachakam.



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well said sir . charity to the extent possible is very much essential in our life based on bhagavan's quotes.

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Since everyone is one's own Self, whoever does whatever to whomever is doing it only to himself.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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Dear prasanth,

Once when Sri Bhagavan forgot to wash His codpiece and towel,
Viswanatha Swami had washed and dried them.  Sri Bhagavan
remembered it and also knew that Viswanatha Swami had done
the work for Him.  He told Viswanatha Swami: Viswanatha, tomorrow
you should give your dhoti to me and I shall wash them!

He not only taught but lived as per His own teachings.  One who gives it other self is giving it to his own Self.



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Look within, see the Self. Then there will be an end of the world and its miseries.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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So long as you consider yourself to be the body, you see the world as external and the imperfections appear to you.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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You are not instructed to shut your eyes to the world, you are only to "see yourself first and then see the whole world as the Self."

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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Dear prasanth,

Yes. Sri Bhagavan says in verse 44 of Sri Arunachala Akshara Mana
Maalai:

"Turn within and uninterruptedlly see yourself with an introverted
mind and it will be revealed. Thus you told me, Oh, my Arunachala."



Arunachala Siva.