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« Reply #105 on: June 28, 2011, 10:30:28 AM »
Let your will be my pleasure, Oh Arunachala! As soon as you did claim me, my body and soul became yours. What else can I desire?

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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« Reply #106 on: June 29, 2011, 10:16:24 AM »
To one who has destroyed himself (his ego) and is awake to his nature as bliss, what remains to be accomplished? He does not see anything (as being) other than himself. Who can comprehend his state?

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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« Reply #107 on: June 29, 2011, 11:47:45 AM »


Dear prasanth,

This is beautifully versified in ULLadu Narpadu, Verse 31:



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« Reply #108 on: July 01, 2011, 10:03:22 AM »
Although the scriptures proclaim, "That Thou art," it is a sign of weakness to meditate (affirm): "I am not this but That," instead of inquiring what one is and remaining so; for one is always That.

It is absurd to say either: "I have not realized the Self," or "I have realized the Self." Why? Are there two selves for one to be the object of the other? It is the experience of all that it (the Self) is one.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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« Reply #109 on: July 04, 2011, 10:09:34 AM »
1. Question: You say one can realize the Self by a search for it. What is the character of this search?

Bhagavan: You are the mind, or think you are the mind. The mind is nothing but thoughts. However, behind every particular thought there is a general knowing that is pure Awareness, which is your true Self. Let us all simply hold firmly to this "I," the first thought. Stick to this "I"-thought and question it, to find out "From whence is it." When this question takes strong hold on you, you cannot think of any other thoughts; stick only with this single "I"-thought.

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« Reply #110 on: July 04, 2011, 02:20:29 PM »


Dear prasanth,

Yes.  This is what has been beautifully described by Sri Bhagavan in Verses 28 and 29 of
ULLadu Narpadu:

Verse 28: Controlling speech and breath, and diving deep within oneself -- like one, who,
to find a thing that has fallen deep into water, dives deep down,  -- one must seek out the
source whence the aspiring ego springs.

Verse 29: Cease all talk of 'I' and search with inward diving mind, whence the thought of
'I' springs up. This is the way of wisdom. To think, "I am not this, but That I am", is helpful
in the search, but it is not the search itself.



Arunachala Siva.         

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« Reply #111 on: July 05, 2011, 10:09:02 AM »
well said Subramanian garu neti neti method is also quite useful.

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« Reply #112 on: July 05, 2011, 10:11:36 AM »
2. Question: When I do like this, and cling to my self, i.e. the "I"-thought, then other thoughts do come and go, but I say to myself, "Who am I?" and there is no answer forthcoming. To be in this condition (where there is mind, but no thought) is itself the sadhana (method of spiritual practice). Is it so?

Bhagavan: No. This is a mistake that people often make. What happens when you make a serious quest for the Self is that the "I"-thought, as a thought, disappears; then something else from the depths takes hold of you. However, that is not the "I" with which you first commenced the quest.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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« Reply #113 on: July 05, 2011, 03:08:07 PM »


Dear prasanth,

Yes.  This is exactly what Sri Bhagavan describes
in ULLadu Narpadu - Verse 30:

"When the mind turns inward seeking 'Who am I?'
and merges in the Heart, then the 'I' hangs down his
head in shame and the ONE 'I' appears as Itself.
Though, it appears as "I-I", it is not the ego. It is
Reality, Perfection, the Substance of the Self."



Arunachala Siva.   

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« Reply #114 on: July 06, 2011, 10:14:05 AM »
3. Question: What is this something else?

Bhagavan: That is the real Self, the import of "I." It is not the ego. It is the Supreme Being itself.

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« Reply #115 on: July 06, 2011, 03:14:01 PM »
Dear sir,

In day to day life we need ego. How we can live without ego in day to life without ego.  In this way, most people are not doing on ego basis what I found it in political and big business field.


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« Reply #116 on: July 06, 2011, 04:22:07 PM »
Dear ramanaduli,

Do we really need ego? I am not sure about this.  ::)

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« Reply #117 on: July 06, 2011, 04:38:45 PM »


Dear Ramanaduli,

Yes. What amiatall says is correct.  One can do all the work in this world,  contemplating on
the Self within. There is no need for ego.  Do we not sleep without ego?  What is more
blissful than deep sleep in one's life? So for waking state also, as in deep sleep, one
can go about working without ego.



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« Reply #118 on: July 07, 2011, 10:12:22 AM »
4. Question: What is the way to get rid of other thoughts?

Bhagavan: They can only be removed through the powerful effect of the inquiry, "To whom have these thoughts come?" and then abiding in the Self.

- Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

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« Reply #119 on: July 08, 2011, 10:07:01 AM »
5. Question: In Self-Inquiry, to whom is the question "Who am I?" addressed?

Bhagavan: To whomever or whatever you are, is given the way for finding out your true identity. The ego-self, when it feels the necessity to know its own origin; or is, for whatever reason, impelled to rise above itself, takes the suggestion and goes deeper; and there, discovers the true source and reality of itself. So, the ego-self of first, in beginning to know itself, ends in perceiving its Self.

It is therefore the ego, or body-mind, that begins the quest.