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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #555 on: October 08, 2013, 03:59:32 PM »
Thank you, sir for this great information.
Salutations to Bhagawan

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #556 on: October 09, 2013, 08:11:03 AM »
"Who am I"?

Question 17. is not everything the work of God?

Bhagawan: Without desire, resolve, or effort, the sun rises; and in its mere presence, the sun-stone emits fire, the lotus blooms, water evaporates; people perform their various functions and then rest. Just as in the presence of the magnet the needle moves, it is by virtue of the mere presence of God that the souls governed by the three (cosmic) functions or the fivefold divine activity perform their actions and then rest, in accordance with their respective karmas. God has no resolve; no karma attaches itself to Him. That is like worldly actions not affecting the sun, or like the merits and demerits of the other four elements not affecting all pervading space.
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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #557 on: October 09, 2013, 05:23:00 PM »
* எல்லாச் செயல்களையும் நாமே செய்கிறோம் என்று எண்ணுகிறோம். உண்மையில் நாம் ஒரு சிறு கருவியே. இந்த உண்மையை உணர்ந்து கொண்டால் "நான்' என்ற அகந்தை தானாக விலகிவிடும்.
* பிறர் விஷயங்களில் ஈடுபடுத்தி மனதை அலைபாய விடக்கூடாது. பிறர் எவ்வளவு கெட்டவராக இருந்தாலும், அவர்களிடம் வெறுப்பு காட்டுவதும் கூடாது.
* இரண்டு வித மனங்கள் இல்லை. அது ஒன்று தான். நல்ல எண்ணங்களைச் சிந்தித்தால் அது நல்லமனம். தீய எண்ணங்களைப் பற்றிக் கொண்டால் அது கெட்டமனம்.
* நான் பலமற்றவன், தீயவன் என்று நினைப்பது தான், நாம் செய்யும் பெரிய தவறு. இந்தத் தவறை இனியும் செய்யாதீர்கள். ஒவ்வொரு மனிதனுக்குள்ளும் தெய்வீகத்தன்மையும், வலிமையும் நிறைந்திருக்கிறது.
* உள்மனதில் நிலையான அமைதியை யார் ஏற்படுத்துகிறார்களோ, அவரைக் குருவாக ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளுங்கள்.
- ரமணர்
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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« Reply #558 on: October 10, 2013, 12:06:00 PM »
Sri Bhagavan has said:


That one point where all religions meet is the realization – in no mystical sense,
but in the most worldly and everyday sense, and the more worldly and everyday
and practical the better – of the fact that GOD IS EVERYTHING, AND EVERYTHING IS GOD.


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« Reply #559 on: October 11, 2013, 02:46:51 PM »
MOUNA IS ETERNAL SPEECH

A visitor asked: ‘What is mouna (silence)?’
M.: Mouna is not closing the mouth. It is eternal speech.
D.: I do not understand.
M.: That state which transcends speech and thought is mouna.

D.: How to achieve it?
M.: Hold some concept firmly and trace it back. By such concentration silence results. When practice becomes natural it will end in silence.


Meditation without mental activity is silence. Subjugation of the mind is meditation. Deep meditation is eternal speech.

D.: How will worldly transaction go on if one observes silence?
M.: When women walk with water pots on their heads and chat with their companions they remain very careful, their thoughts concentrated on the loads on their heads. Similarly when a sage engages in activities, these do not disturb him because his mind abides in Brahman.

The Master said on another occasion: “Only the sage is a true devotee.”

Talk 231.and 232
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« Reply #560 on: October 12, 2013, 02:17:37 PM »
Sri Bhagavan has said:



Unless and until a man embarks upon this quest of the true self doubt and uncertainty will follow
his footsteps throughout life. The greatest kings and statesmen try to rule others, when in their heart of hearts
they know that they cannot rule themselves.
Yet the greatest power is at the command of the man who has penetrated to his inmost depth.


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« Reply #561 on: October 14, 2013, 11:44:11 AM »
Sri Bhagavan has said:



The phenomena we see are curious and surprising –
 but the most marvelous of all we do not realize and that is that one, and only one,
 illimitable force is responsible for (a) All the phenomena we see; and (b) The act of seeing them.


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« Reply #562 on: October 14, 2013, 01:51:12 PM »
Sri Bhagavan has said:


However sinful a person may be, if he would stop wail­ing inconsolably:
‘Alas ! I am a sinner, how shall I attain Liberation?’ and, casting away even the thought that he is a sinner,
if he would zealously carry on meditation on the Self, he would most assuredly get reformed.


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« Reply #563 on: October 15, 2013, 10:59:26 AM »
Sri Bhagavan said:


If you can become a jnani, a mukta (liberated person) and the immortal Brahman,
is it not reasonable to suppose that Siva and Vishnu who are infinitely greater than you,
have such jnana and are therefore the Immortal Brahman?

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« Reply #564 on: October 15, 2013, 11:16:58 AM »
Crumbs from His Table:  Swami Ramananda Swarnagiri:

DREAM, SLEEP, AND SAMADHI:

Devotee: How can one control dreams?

Bhagavan: One who can control them during the Jagrat (waking state) can also control them while asleep.  Dreams are
only impressions which have been received in the waking state and are recalled to mind in the dream state (i.e semi sleeping
state as distinct from deep sleep - sushupti.)

Referring to what he saw in dreams, the inquirer remarked:  'I could not understand what they were. There were huge figures
with monkey faces in my dream.'

Bhagavan: The Self is not limited; it is the mind which produces a form that is limited; that which has got dimensions is the
mind and it gives rise to dimensions in others.  The real limitation is in the mind.  The mind is not different from the Supreme
Being., A gold ornament is not gold itself, but is also not different from gold,.  The mind is a wonderful power, a mysterious power
(Sakti) of the Supreme Being. It is after the rise of the mind that God, world and Jivas, appear, whereas in deep sleep we are
not aware of any of these three.  That is the mysterious power of God.  But although we are not aware of these in deep sleep,
yet we know that we existed in sleep also.  On the rising of the mind we awaken from sleep.  Consciousness and unconsciousness
are with reference to the mind only.  In  the wakeful state, we identify ourselves with the mind.  If now we find the real Self
behind the mind, then we shall not have these limitations.  In deep sleep state, what limitations were there?

contd.,

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« Reply #565 on: October 15, 2013, 11:23:05 AM »
Sri Bhagavan has said:



However evil-minded other people may appear to you, it is not proper to hate or despise them.
Likes and dislikes, love and hatred are equally to be eschewed.
It is also not proper to let the mind often rest on objects or affairs of mundane life.
As far as possible one should not interfere in the affairs of others.


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« Reply #566 on: October 18, 2013, 10:57:06 AM »
Sri Bhagavan has said:


EVERY living being longs always to be happy, untainted by sorrow;
and everyone has the greatest love for himself, which is solely due to the fact that happiness is his real nature

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« Reply #567 on: October 18, 2013, 01:53:54 PM »
Crumbs from His Table:  Swami Ramananda Swarnagiri:

Dream, Sleep and Samadhi:


Continues.....  from 16th October:

Devotee: None that I am aware of.

Bhagavan: That which says I was not aware then is also the mind.  In deep sleep you are one with the real Self.  That which
appears in the interval also disappears.  The Self always remains, whether in sleep, dream or waking state.  It is the substratum
both of the waking state and sleep state.  The different states of dream, sleep and wakefulness are only for the mind.  Trance
and unconsciousness also are only for the mind.  They do not affect the Self.

Devotee: Will the Master say that there is no difference between the poet, the artist, the clerk and the engineer, etc.,?

Bhagavan: The difference is only in the mind; according to the predisposition of each, the differences exist.  No two individuals
are alike, due to vasanas.  The ignorant mind is like the sensitive plate taking images of things as they appear, whereas the
wise man's mind is like a clean mirror. 

Devotee: Is the Master here?

Bhagavan:  Who is the Master?  You think there is the Master here.  You see the body of the Master, but how does the Master
conceive of himself?  He is the Self or Atma.  He sees everybody as himself.  Only if there is a world apart from him, could he
see a world.  If the Self is identified with the world then where would be the world?  There has been no creation, no destruction,
no preservation.  That which IS, is ever the Self, the Atma.  These appear according to each one's standpoint, according to the
maturity of the mind, and as you progress further and further, these doubts will not arise.

That which exists is consciousness.  Consciousness and existence are not different.  Existence is the same as Consciousness,
Pure Consciousness, Absolute Consciousness.  You say I am conscious of the body and so on, but pure Consciousness is beyond
all this. It is Absolute Consciousness. There is no question of transition from unconsciousness to Supreme Pure Consciousness.
Giving up these two, self-consciousness and unconsciousness, you inhere in the natural consciousness, that is Pure Consciousness.

Devotee: It is stated that the existence of the world is false, an illusion, Maya, but we see the world day after day. How can it
be false?

Bhagavan: By false, it is meant that the conception of the world is a superimposition on Reality, as the idea of a snake is
superimposed on the reality of a rope, in darkness (in ignorance). That is Maya, illusion.

Devotee: What is Maya? Illusion? 

Bhagavan: Seeing ice without seeing that it is water, is illusion, Maya.  Therefore, saying things like killing the mind or anything
like that also has no meaning, for after all mind also is part and parcel of the Self.  Resting in the Self or inhering in the Self is
Mukti, getting rid of Maya.  Maya is not a separate entity. Absence of light is called darkness, so also absence of Knowledge,
Illumination etc., is called ignorance, illusion or Maya.

Devotee: What is Samadhi?

Bhagavan: When the mind is in communion with the Self in darkness, it is called Nidra (sleep), i.e. the involution of the mind
in ignorance. Involution is a conscious or wakeful state is called Samadhi.  Samadhi is continuous inherence in the Self in a
waking state. Nidra or sleep is also inherence in the Self but in an unconscious state. In Sahaja Samadhi, the communion is
continuous. 

contd.,

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« Reply #568 on: October 19, 2013, 10:26:10 AM »
Crumbs from His Table:

Sri Ramananada Swarnagiri -

continues....

Devotee: What are kevala nirvikalpa samadhi and sahaja nirvikalpa samadhi?

Bhagavan: The involution of the mind in the Self, but without its destruction, is kevala nirvikalpa samadhi.  There are four
obstacles in this, namely, vacillation of:

i. mind
ii. life breath - prana.
iii. body and
iv. drishti

In kevala nirvikalpa samadhi, one is not free from vasanas and does not, therefore attain mukti.  Only after the samskaras
have been destroyed, can one attain salvation. 

Devotee:  When can one practice sahaja samadhi?

Bhagavan: Even from the beginning.  Even though one practices kevala nirvikalpa samadhi for years together, if one not rooted
out the vasnaas, he will not attain salvation.

Devotee:  People say that even a Jnani is not free from the effects of prarabdha (the matured past karma).

Bhagavan: Yes. He does appear to others as if undergoing the results of karma, eating the same as they do, sleeping and
suffering from from the ailments of the body.  These after effects are just like the running of the fly wheel by its momentum
after the engine has stopped.  But the Jnani is neither affected by this nor does he think that he is experiencing the pleasures
and pains thereof,l because he has no thought of being the doer.

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« Reply #569 on: October 20, 2013, 04:45:14 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana said:

These controversies as to which is superior – Fate or Free-will – arise only
 to those who look not into the root of both.
 If one however knows the Self, the root and cause of both, one transcends both and will never again entertain thoughts of either.

Arunachala Siva.