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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #180 on: November 22, 2012, 10:43:59 AM »


         


Instead of pursuing these inquiries as to
how illusion arises and how it is removed,
it is sufficient if we solve first the
question ‘To whom?’ it arises and
then all questions are solved.


(Surpasing Love and Grace)

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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #181 on: November 22, 2012, 10:51:59 AM »
Once when meditating in the presence of Bhagavan, the
mind persisted in wandering. I couldn’t control it. So I gave up
meditation and opened my eyes.

Bhagavan at once sat up and said,




“Oh! You abandon it thinking it is the swabhava (nature)
of the mind to wander. Whatever we practise becomes the
swabhava. If control is practised persistently that will become
the swabhava.”


(Surpasing Love and Grace)

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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #182 on: November 22, 2012, 10:59:06 AM »


Keep the mind quiet. That is enough. Sitting in the
hall will help you. The purpose of effort is to get rid
of all efforts. The force will be clearly felt when the
stillness is achieved. Spiritual vibrations exist
everywhere and they will manifest when
the mind is stilled.


(Surpasing Love and Grace)

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

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« Reply #183 on: November 22, 2012, 11:06:24 AM »


Look at your Self or Atma, rather than anywhere else. The eyes may be
kept open or closed – it is immaterial. There is only one I, whether you spell it ‘I’ or ‘eye’.
There is no point in opening or closing the eyes. Attention must be focused on the inner ‘I’.
You are not an eye that can be opened or closed. You may close or open the eyes according
to your liking or inclination. It is immaterial, and not important. You will cease to think of the
world when you think of the Self. If you are in a room and close your eyes and do not look out,
it is immaterial whether you close the windows or keep them open.
(The body is the room, the eyes are the window.)


(Surpasing Love and Grace)

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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #184 on: November 22, 2012, 11:11:01 AM »

         
To have darshan of a saint is sure to bring good to you.
Thousands of persons pass by Tiruvannamalai in the trains daily,
but a few alight here and fewer still visit this ashram.

About darshan of and association with a saint, the scriptures say
that it is a vessel which enables you to cross the vast ocean of samsara.
What more benefit do you want?


(Surpasing Love and Grace)

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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #185 on: November 22, 2012, 11:22:31 AM »
he said in a low melodious tone,



“Do your work.”
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #186 on: November 22, 2012, 07:09:29 PM »
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Knowledge can remain unshaken only after all the vasanas are rooted out.

(Talks)

I have seen the fall of few  spiritual people who had expert knowledge of the Yoga / Vedantic Scriptures and also went about preaching it world wide but could not control their vasanas and lived a dubious life in private with the result they have lost most of the respect that they had earned due to their spiritual position  and also with their knowledge of scriptures  . Some of them have had lot of media coverage and hence the damage is enormous but some were lucky to escape the media attention but yet in their own circles of students and admirers  they have lost the trust and respect . I do not know whether they can get back their respect .I wish them all the best .
After reading the above quote I was reminded of those fallen people . But this is also a big reminder to all of us that is good to have sound Scriptural Knowledge but that must be equally backed by an ethical lifestyle more so if you play the role of a teacher / preacher .
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
Om Peace .
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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #187 on: November 24, 2012, 07:17:34 AM »


Only one who is free from all the latent tendencies (vasanas) is a Sage.

(Spiritual Instructions)

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

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« Reply #188 on: November 24, 2012, 07:26:56 AM »


there is no doubt that all realized persons uniformly
see neither bondage nor Liberation
so far as the true Self is concerned.


(Spiritual Instructions)

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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #189 on: November 24, 2012, 07:34:49 AM »


The conclusion is that all experiences in
the enlightened as well as the ignorant state,
which may be described by newer and newer words,
are opposed to one's real nature.


(Spiritual Instructions)

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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #190 on: November 26, 2012, 04:24:25 AM »
Pure consciousness demands that everything that has been learned as knowledge has to be completely forgotten as ignorance.

(Guru Vachaka Kovai, 147)

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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #191 on: November 26, 2012, 08:00:08 AM »
When you see the world you have lost hold of the Self. On the contrary, hold the Self and the world will not appear.

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

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« Reply #192 on: November 26, 2012, 08:01:14 AM »
The Self is only one. Do you feel hurt if you blame yourself or scorn yourself for your errors? If you hold the Self there is no second person to scorn you.

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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #193 on: November 26, 2012, 08:03:58 AM »


Realisation must be amidst all the turmoils of life.
Face the troubles but keep yourself steady in meditation.


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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #194 on: November 26, 2012, 08:10:38 AM »


discomforts will not worry you
if your concentration is right.


(Talks)

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