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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #270 on: December 15, 2012, 09:19:38 AM »
Be eager to have the true knowledge. As this eagerness grows
the wrong knowledge diminishes in strength until it finally disappears.


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Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #271 on: December 15, 2012, 09:23:15 AM »


Unless the appearance [of this world] known objectively by the senses,
and the wicked ego, the knower of it, die as food to Siva,
who shines as the state of supreme consciousness,
the supreme reality cannot be attained.


(Guru Vachaka Kovai, 854)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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« Reply #272 on: December 17, 2012, 12:01:40 PM »
Samadhi alone can reveal the Truth. Thoughts cast a
veil over Reality, and so It is not realised as such in states other than samadhi.

In samadhi there is only the feeling `I AM' and no thoughts.


The experience `I AM' is being still.

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« Reply #273 on: December 19, 2012, 05:21:45 AM »
He that sees the Lord in the temple, the living body, by seeking Him within, can alone see Him, the Infinite, in the temple of the universe, having become the endless Eye. He that has practised devotion to God like that of monkey, through many lives, attains supreme Illumination by the grace of God, through devotion like that of a kitten.

(Guru Ramana Vachana Mala, 114)

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« Reply #274 on: December 19, 2012, 09:05:07 PM »


"The thought of God is divine favour, is by nature prasad or arul.
It is by God's grace that you think of God."


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« Reply #275 on: December 20, 2012, 03:57:33 AM »
Each seeker after God should be allowed to go his own way, the way for which he alone may be built (meant). It will not do to convert him to another path by violence. The Guru will go with the disciple in his own path and then gradually turn him onto the Supreme path at the ripe moment. Suppose a car is going at top speed. To stop it at once or to turn it at once would be attended with disastrous consequences.

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« Reply #276 on: December 22, 2012, 10:13:17 AM »
So long as egoity lasts prayatna is necessary. When egoity ceases
to be, actions become spontaneous. The ego acts in the presence
of the Self. He cannot exist without the Self.


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Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #277 on: December 24, 2012, 01:21:19 PM »
realise that the Self transcends the intellect —
the latter must itself vanish to reach the Self.


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« Reply #278 on: December 24, 2012, 01:25:40 PM »
D.: Thoughts cease suddenly, then ‘I-I’ rises up as suddenly and
     continues. It is only in the feeling and not in the intellect. Can it
     be right?

M.: It is certainly right. Thoughts must cease and reason disappear
     for ‘I-I’ to rise up and be felt. Feeling is the prime factor and not
     reason.

D.: When I see outside it disappears. What is to be done?
M.: It must be held tight.


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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #279 on: December 24, 2012, 01:27:33 PM »
If the mind is distracted, ask the question promptly, “To whom
do these distracting thoughts arise?” That takes you back to the
‘I’ point promptly.


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« Reply #280 on: December 24, 2012, 01:29:10 PM »
D.: How do all thoughts cease when the mind is in the Heart?
M.: By force of will, with strong faith in the truth of the Master’s
      teaching to that effect.


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« Reply #281 on: December 24, 2012, 01:31:19 PM »
D.: If we think “I am the real,” will it do?

M.: All thoughts are inconsistent with realisation. The correct state is
     to exclude thoughts of ourselves and all other thoughts. Thought
     is one thing and realisation is quite another.


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« Reply #282 on: December 24, 2012, 01:32:50 PM »
Give up thoughts. You need not give up anything else. You must
be there to see anything. It is the Self. Self is ever-conscious.


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« Reply #283 on: December 24, 2012, 01:35:06 PM »
D.: Can we think without the mind?

M.: Thoughts may be like any other activities, not disturbing to the
      Supreme consciousness
.


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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #284 on: December 24, 2012, 01:42:35 PM »
Look, the Self is only Be-ing, not being this or that. It is simple Being. Be - and there is an end of the ignorance. Enquire for whom is the ignorance. The ego arises when you wake up from sleep. In deep sleep you do not say that you are sleeping and that you are going to wake up or that you have been sleeping so long. But still you are there. Only when you are awake you say that you have slept. Your wakefulness comprises sleep also in it. Realise your pure Be-ing. Let there be no confusion with the body. The body is the result of thoughts. The thoughts will play as usual, but you will not be affected. You were not concerned with the body when asleep; so you can always remain.

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