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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #345 on: March 23, 2013, 04:56:06 PM »

Humility:

"Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped but emptied himself...and being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross "
and
" But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous".
and
" He who is steadfastly focused in the Heart will not see anything as the ground except his Self. He who is that screen- like reality which exists and shines will provide the space for everything to appear within him, and he will also cause these appearances to shine "

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« Reply #346 on: March 25, 2013, 03:53:19 PM »
Service, like prayers, japas and even business done in God’s name, lead to the highest goal - Self-Realisation.

(Bhagavan Talks)

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

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« Reply #347 on: March 25, 2013, 03:55:24 PM »
D.: Will bhakti lead to mukti?
M.: Bhakti is not different from mukti. Bhakti is being as the Self (Swarupa). One is always that. He realises it by the means he adopts. What is bhakti? To think of God. That means: only one thought prevails to the exclusion of all other thoughts. That thought is of God which is the Self or it is the Self surrendered unto God. When He has taken you up nothing will assail you. The absence of thoughts is bhakti. It is also mukti.

The jnana method is said to be vichara (enquiry). That is nothing but ‘supreme devotion’ (parabhakti). The difference is in words only. You think that bhakti is meditation on the Supreme Being. So long as there is vibhakti (the sense of separateness), bhakti (reunion) is sought. The process will lead to the ultimate goal as is said in Srimad Bhagavad Gita:

arto jignasuh artharthi jnani cha Bharatarshabha
tesham jnani nityayukta ekabhaktir visishyate
— Ch. VII (l6, 17).

Any kind of meditation is good. But if the sense of separateness is lost and the object of meditation or the subject who meditates is  alone left behind without anything else to know, it is jnana. Jnana is said to be ekabhakti (single-minded devotion). The Jnani is the finality because he has become the Self and there is nothing more to do. He is also perfect and so fearless, dwitiyat vai bhayam bhavati - only the existence of a second gives rise to fear. This is mukti. It is also bhakti.

(Bhagavan Talks)

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

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« Reply #348 on: April 20, 2013, 10:46:32 AM »
even if one merely continuously repeats to oneself inwardly ‘I-I’ with
the entire mind fixed thereon, that also leads one to the same source.


Who am I

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

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« Reply #349 on: May 04, 2013, 11:27:13 PM »
Does Distance Matter?

AFTER the devotee departed, Bhagavan turned towards us and said: “People imagine that the devotees crowding around a Jnani get special favors from him. If a guru shows partiality, how can he be a Jnani? Is he so foolish as to be flattered by people’s attendance on him and the service they do? Does distance matter? The guru is pleased with him only who gives himself up entirely, who abandons his ego forever. Such a man is taken care of wherever he may be. He need not pray. God looks after him unasked. The frog lives by the side of the fragrant lotus, but it is the bee who gets the honey.” (Selected portion of a devotee’s reminiscences.
Shantammal – speaks of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.)
 
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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« Reply #350 on: June 06, 2013, 12:34:06 PM »


   






If one realizes one's true nature within one's Heart,
it is the plenitude of Being-Awareness-Bliss
without beginning or end.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #351 on: June 06, 2013, 04:27:46 PM »
Faith








“I was confident that even the mere Presence

of this great Sadguru

would do everything for me.”


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

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« Reply #352 on: June 07, 2013, 04:43:25 PM »


   






"All this was not a mere intellectual process, but flashed before me vividly as
living truth, something which I perceived immediately, without any argument
almost. ‘I’ was something very real, the only real thing in that state."


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

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« Reply #353 on: June 07, 2013, 05:36:32 PM »


   


“What will it be like when one achieves Self-realization?” a devotee asked.


“The question is wrong, one does not realize anything new”, said Bhagavan.

“I do not get you, Swami”, persisted the devotee.

“It is very simple. Now you feel you are in the world.
There you feel that the world is in you”, explained Bhagavan.


(Ramana Smriti)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #354 on: June 29, 2013, 12:04:02 PM »
Mantra japa, after a time, leads to a stage when you become Mantra maya i.e., you become that whose name you have been repeating or chanting. First you repeat the mantra by mouth; later you do it mentally. First, you do this dhyana with breaks. Later, you do it without any break. At that stage you realise you do dhyana without any effort on your part, that dhyana is your real nature.

Till then, effort is necessary.

Sri Ramana Maharshi
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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« Reply #355 on: August 01, 2013, 04:37:21 PM »


“Here and now, be at peace and tranquil. That is all”

(Talks)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #356 on: August 01, 2013, 04:55:33 PM »


   

D.: Is there any way to meet the appointed Guru for each?


M.: Intense meditation brings it about.

(Talks)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #357 on: August 01, 2013, 05:04:59 PM »


                   


The cosmic mind, manifesting in some rare being, is able to effect
the linkage in others of the individual (weak) mind with the universal
(strong) mind of the inner recess.


Such a rare being is called the GURU or God in manifestation.

(Talks)
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #358 on: August 01, 2013, 05:12:08 PM »


“Dispassion cannot be acquired,
nor realization of the Truth,
nor inherence in the Self,
in the absence of Guru’s Grace,”


(Talks)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #359 on: August 01, 2013, 07:23:03 PM »


D.: What diet is prescribed for a sadhaka ?
M.: Satvic food in limited quantities.

D.: What is satvic food?
M.: Bread, fruits, vegetables, milk, etc.

(Talks)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta