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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #240 on: December 02, 2012, 03:38:23 PM »
Meditation differs according to the degree of advancement of the seekers. If one is fit for it, one might directly hold the thinker; and the thinker will automatically sink into his source, namely pure consciousness.

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

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« Reply #241 on: December 02, 2012, 03:43:41 PM »
Be asleep even in the wakeful state, abide as the Self and remain uncontaminated by what goes on around.

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

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« Reply #242 on: December 03, 2012, 03:54:57 AM »
He who has attained the life of a Jnani in the heart, will not derive even the least pleasure from the life of the fleshy body and the petty [five] senses. Is not that life of Silence itself the unlimited and unbroken experience of [the bliss of] the supreme Brahman?

(Guru Vachaka Kovai, 1120)

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

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« Reply #243 on: December 03, 2012, 10:19:45 AM »
Sri Bhagavan says in Talks No. 534:

Mouna (Silence) is the utmost eloquence. Peace is utmost activity. How? Because the person remains in his essential nature
and so he permeates all the recesses of the Self.  Thus he can call up any power into play and whenever or whatever it is necessary.
This is the highest siddhi.

Arunachala Siva. 

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« Reply #244 on: December 03, 2012, 10:59:17 AM »
Dear Sir,

yes, mouna is the utmost eloquence, the following quotes of Bhagavan are noteworthy in the same line -

-   It is the mind that stands between and veils our happiness.

-   The wavering of the mind is a weakness arising from the dissipation of its energy in the shape of thoughts.

-   The emergence of thoughts is the root of all mischief

-   Take not notice of the ego and its activities but see only the light behind.


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

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« Reply #245 on: December 03, 2012, 11:00:43 AM »
A disciple asked how he could recognize his own natural primal condition

Bh. Absolute freedom from thoughts is the state conducive to such recognition

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

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« Reply #246 on: December 03, 2012, 12:48:36 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

D: I am business man. How shall I get on with the business and get peace of mind also?

Maharshi: This is also a thought. Give up this thought also and remain as your true Self.

D: It is said, 'do your duty without any expectation of results.'  How shall I get that frame of mind?

Maharshi: You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.

...........

D: God must enable us to get rid of the other thoughts....

M: This is again a thought. Let that which has incarnated raise the question. You are not that because you are free
from thoughts.

Talks 472).

Arunachala Siva.         

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« Reply #247 on: December 03, 2012, 02:41:13 PM »
One should go beyond relative knowledge and abide in the Self.  Real knowledge is such experience, and not apprehension by the mind.

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

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« Reply #248 on: December 03, 2012, 05:05:57 PM »
Silence

One day a young man visited Sri Ramanasramam with some evil purpose. Entering the hall and taking his seat in front he began to put all sorts of questions to Sri Bhagavan. He wanted to extort hush-money from the ashram by exposing Sri Bhagavan as a hypocrite. He had already tried this trick successfully with some rich monks. By repeated practice he had cultivated this art into a paying profession. Having gained success elsewhere, he had come to Sri Ramanasramam to try his trick there.

Sri Ramana's own method of meeting insolence, malice, jealousy, misbehaviour, etc., of others, was the observance of complete silence. In fact, he preached and taught also by silence. His silence was very powerful. Such a powerful weapon of his battled and disarmed all aggressive and insolent persons.

Indeed, silence had become Sri Ramana's inherent nature.

It was his impregnable armour against attacks from people of all sorts. So, when the youth tried his best to draw Sri Ramana into a hot discussion or some talk or expression to catch him somewhere, Sri Ramana remained completely silent. Hence the poor youth's purpose was foiled. Though the youth was belching out foul language Sri Ramana did not utter a single word, and was all along calm and unperturbed. At last, after exhausting all his resources, the youth saw the impossibility of achieving his object, so he had to admit defeat and quit the ashram.

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

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« Reply #249 on: December 03, 2012, 06:41:13 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Sri Bhagavan's tolerance and compassion are incomparable. Even when Perumal Swami came and shouted at Him, He kept silent.
It was Annamalai Swami who slapped him and necked him out.

Arunachala Siva. 

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« Reply #250 on: December 04, 2012, 08:41:43 AM »
How can one speak of him as Brahmavid (knower of Brahman).
Brahman can never be an object to be known.


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Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #251 on: December 04, 2012, 09:10:52 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Sri Bhagavan describes the seven Jnana Bhumikas (stages of knowledge) in Talks No. 256.

These are:

1. Subhechcha (desire for enlightenment).
2. Vicharana (hearing and reflection).
3. Tanumanasi (tenuous mind).
4. Sattvapatti (Self Realization).
5. Asamsakti (non attachement).
6. Padarthabhavani (absolute non perception of objects).
7. Turyaga (beyond words).

Those who have attained the last four  bhumikas are respectively, Brahmavid, Brahmavidvara, Brahmavidvarya and
Brahmavidvarishta.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #252 on: December 05, 2012, 04:10:37 AM »


True adoration is becoming dissolved in the
sea of the homogeneous essence of the
Experience of the Self, just as
hail gets dissolved in the sea.


(Guru Ramana Vachana Mala, 140)

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~ Vasishta

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« Reply #253 on: December 05, 2012, 07:17:20 AM »


என்புரு கன்பர்த மின்சொற்கொள் செவியும்

Ennnpuru Kannnbarda Minnnsorrkoll Seviyum

Your ears once heard the sweet songs of
those* whose very bones melted in love of you.

O Arunachala! (Your) ears, have received (with joy)
the sweet words of (Your true) devotees* whose bones
melted (due to their intense love for You).


*The songs of Sambandhar, Appar and
Manikkavachagar are full of love and sweetness.

(arunAcala akShara mana mAlai)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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~ Vasishta

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« Reply #254 on: December 05, 2012, 05:18:31 PM »
“I long for bhakti. I want more of this longing. Even realisation does
not matter for me. Let me be strong in my longing.”

M.: If the longing is there, Realisation will be forced on you even if
you do not want it. Subhechcha is the doorway for realisation.


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