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« Reply #2385 on: February 09, 2019, 02:49:01 PM »
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« Reply #2386 on: February 24, 2019, 12:43:28 PM »
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« Reply #2387 on: March 07, 2019, 09:24:51 AM »
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« Reply #2388 on: March 12, 2019, 02:30:05 PM »
Self-realization is Effortless
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To the question 'what does one have to do, what efforts must one make to stop
conceptualizing',

Maharaj's answer is:
Nothing; no efforts. Who is to make the effort?

What effortdid you make to grow from a tiny sperm cell to a full grown baby in your mother's womb?
And thereafter, for several months when you grew from the helpless baby to an infant, what efforts did you make to sense your presence?

And now you talk of 'efforts', which 'you' must make!
What efforts can an illusory, conceptual 'I' make to know its true nature?
What efforts can a shadow make
to know its substance?

Realizing one's true nature requires no phenomenal effort.

Enlightenment cannot be attained, nor forced. It can only happen, when it is given the opportunity to do so, when
obstruction by concepts ceases.
It can appear only when it is given a vacant space to appear in.

If someone else is to occupy this house, says Maharaj, I must first vacate it. If the conceptual 'I' is already in occupation, how can enlightenment enter?
Let the conceptual 'I' vacate and give
enlightenment a chance to enter.

Even making a positive effort to stop thinking as a method of getting rid of conceptualizing, is an exercise in futility, and so is any other kind of 'effort'!

The only effective effort is instant apperceiving of truth.

See the false as false and what remains is true.

What is absent now will appear when what is now present disappears.
It is as simple as that.
Negation is the only answer.

~Maharaj points to the Eternal Truth
that IS - before time ever was
# POINTERS FROM
NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
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« Reply #2389 on: March 31, 2019, 10:19:56 PM »
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« Reply #2390 on: April 01, 2019, 12:38:14 AM »
The ego is described as having three bodies, the gross, the subtle and the causal, but that is only for the purpose of analytical exposition.

If the enquiry were to depend on the ego?s form, you may take it that any enquiry would become altogether impossible, because the forms the ego may assume are legion.

Therefore, for the purposes of self-
enquiry you have to proceed on the basis that ego has but one form,
namely that of aham-vritti [?I?-thought].

Trace, then, the ultimate cause of ?I? or personality.

From wheredoes this ?I? arise?

Seek for it within; it then vanishes. . . .

When the mind unceasingly investigates its own nature, it transpires that there is
no such thing as mind.

~ Maharshi?s Gospel, Book II, Chap.
VI, Aham & Aham Vritti. p.63.
& Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi,
Talk 26
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« Reply #2391 on: April 01, 2019, 12:39:56 AM »
The mind resting in the Self is its natural condition. But instead of that our minds are resting in outward objects.

Ramana Maharshi
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« Reply #2392 on: April 07, 2019, 10:24:46 AM »
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« Reply #2393 on: April 14, 2019, 09:24:07 AM »
TO SIMPLIFY REALIZATION

Bhagavan sometimes said that Self-knowledge, that is, attaining the state of the jnani, is an easy thing because we are already the Self and consequently are already realized. At other times he would admit that attaining such a state is very difficult. To illustrate the latter attitude, I can offer the following exchange. A woman came and had Bhagavan's darshan. When she was ready to leave, she asked him,
'Bhagavan, my mind is wandering in many directions. What shall I do?'
Bhagavan advised her, 'Let it go in only on in one direction.'

After she had left, I asked him, 'If that is possible, what more do we want? That is jnana itself, is it not?'

'Well, what am I to do or say?' asked Bhagavan. 'As soon as people come here they want to become jnanis. They think it is quite easy. They do not realize the difficulty in it.'

- Rangan
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha