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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #255 on: December 05, 2012, 05:28:13 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,


This answers the question of Tusnim.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #256 on: December 06, 2012, 07:16:25 AM »
Humility and self-restraint are the marks of those transformed and radiant beings who embody the quality of virtue. Blemishless Jnanis alone are truly virtuous; others are base-natured. Therefore, to be saved, we should approach only those virtuous ones who ever abide in Truth.

(Guru Vachaka Kovai, 332)

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

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« Reply #257 on: December 06, 2012, 09:09:43 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Nice. Muruganar mentions Padam's (Guru's) Grace towards him:

2513. Due to the perfect oneness of its nature, Padam, Atma-swarupa abiding in the Heart, does not desire words of praise.

2514. I am afraid that I say words of praise about Padam, this will create a sense of difference between us, making my praise
turn into blasphemy.

1486. Padam caused me to prattle, like ambrosia at a feast, child like words in the precious Tamzih tongue on the greatness
of His noble and pre-eminent feet.

Padamalai - tr. David Godman.

Arunachala Siva.   

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« Reply #258 on: December 06, 2012, 09:55:31 AM »
One should not use the name of God mechanically and superficially without
the feeling of devotion. To use the name of God one must call upon Him with
yearning and unreservedly surrender oneself to Him. Only after such surrender
is the name of God constantly with the man.


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

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« Reply #259 on: December 07, 2012, 03:40:16 AM »
Whatever is seen by the ego who, having fallen from the true state of Self and
having been buried deep in dark ignorance, takes the body as 'I', is not at all real and is simply non-existent.


(Guru Vachaka Kovai, 69)

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

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« Reply #260 on: December 07, 2012, 03:43:36 AM »
When I seek the Self and abide as the Self there is no world to be seen.

(Talks)

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

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« Reply #261 on: December 07, 2012, 03:46:21 AM »
D.   Are there any signs to indicate the aspirants
      progress towards Self realisation?

Bh. The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts
      and the degree of concentration on a single thought
      are the measure to gauge the progress

(Talks)

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

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« Reply #262 on: December 07, 2012, 03:55:46 AM »


What one fails to know by conversation extending to
several years can be known in a trice in silence, or
in front of silence -e.g, Dakshinamurthy, and
his four disciples. That is the highest and
most effective language.


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

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« Reply #263 on: December 07, 2012, 08:15:08 AM »
If you go the way of your thoughts you will be
carried away by them and you will find
yourself in an endless maze.


(Talks)

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

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« Reply #264 on: December 07, 2012, 01:05:21 PM »
The scriptures serve to indicate the existence of the Higher Power or Self and to point the way to It. That is their essential purpose. Apart from that they are useless. However, they are voluminous, in order to be adapted to the level of development of every seeker.

As a man rises in the scale he finds the stages already attained to be only stepping stones to higher stages, until finally the goal is reached. When that happens, the goal alone remains and everything else, including the scriptures, become useless.

The intricate maze of philosophy of the various schools is said to clarify matters and to reveal the Truth, but in fact it creates confusion where none need exist. To understand anything there must be the Self. The Self is obvious, so why not remain as the Self? What need to explain the non-self?

I was indeed fortunate that I never took to it (i.e. philosophy).
Had I taken to it I would probably be nowhere; but my inherent tendencies led me directly to inquire ‘Who am I?’ How fortunate!



From, The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words, Chapter 1

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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« Reply #265 on: December 07, 2012, 07:01:55 PM »
Sri Atmavichar,

This will of interest to you in the same line of post as yours as above:

D.   How is the spiritual uplift of the people to be
      effected? What are the instructions to be given them?

M.  They differ according to the temperaments of the individuals and
     according to the spiritual ripeness of their minds. There cannot be
     any instruction en masse.


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

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« Reply #266 on: December 07, 2012, 07:19:18 PM »
Have you removed your own ‘spiritual drowsiness?’ The force
which is set up to remove your own ‘drowsiness’ will also operate
in other centres. There is the will-power with which you can act
on others.
But it is on a lower plane and not desirable. Take care
of yourself first.


(Talks)


Two gentlemen from Ambala (the Punjab) had been here for a few
weeks. Just before taking leave of Sri Bhagavan one of them asked
how he should remove the spiritual drowsiness of his friends or of
other people in general.

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

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« Reply #267 on: December 08, 2012, 05:23:04 AM »
Since God is verily the Self in the heart,
constant meditation on the Truth of oneself
is the devotion that is most pleasing to God.


(Guru Ramana Vachana Mala, 107)

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

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« Reply #268 on: December 09, 2012, 04:57:00 AM »
Safe like children who embrace
A pillar and whirl around it fast,
Those who, holding Siva firmly
In the heart,k live in the world,
Never fall into delusion. They

Rely on God's strength, not the ego's weakness.

(GVK 735)

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

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« Reply #269 on: December 09, 2012, 09:16:46 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. Sri Ramakrishna has also said the simile of a pillar or a thaacchi in the game of girls, where a girl who touches the pillar or
thaachi is safe. The pillar here is Siva, the huge column of light that rose in Arunachala.

Arunachala Siva.