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« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2012, 01:09:18 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. But here 'strengthening of mind' is only concentration of mind with one thought, that is God or work in the world. It is
unperturbed, without any other thoughts.

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« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2012, 06:45:51 PM »
Nearly all mankind is more or less unhappy because nearly all do not know the true Self. Real happiness abides in Self-knowledge alone. All else is fleeting. To know one's Self is to be blissful always. 
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« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2012, 06:47:43 PM »
Bliss is not something to be got. On the other hand you are always Bliss. This desire [for Bliss] is born of the sense of incompleteness. To whom is this sense of incompleteness? Enquire. In deep sleep you were blissful. Now you are not so. What has interposed between that Bliss and this non-bliss? It is the ego. Seek its Source and find you are Bliss.
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« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2012, 06:50:18 PM »
Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true Self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.
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« Reply #64 on: November 05, 2012, 06:56:29 PM »
Dear Hari,

Many devotees came to Sri Bhagavan  telling: I want to join freedom movement. I want to reform India. etc.,

Sri Bhagavan said: First understand your true nature, by reforming yourself. Then you will take up reforming the
country!

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« Reply #65 on: November 05, 2012, 08:45:57 PM »
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.

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« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2012, 08:48:28 PM »
Nobody doubts that he exists, though he may doubt the existence of God. If he finds out the truth about himself and discovers his own Source, this is all that is required.
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« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2012, 08:52:59 PM »
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. Hence, in order to realize that inherent and untainted happiness, which indeed he daily experiences when the mind is subdued in deep sleep, it is essential that he should know himself. For obtaining such knowledge the inquiry 'Who am I?' in quest of the Self is the best means.
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« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2012, 09:05:02 PM »
Reality is simply the loss of ego. Destroy the ego by seeking its identity.  Because the ego is no entity it will automatically vanish and Reality will shine forth by Itself.
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« Reply #69 on: November 06, 2012, 12:56:23 PM »
Dear Hari,

Yes. Sri Bhagavan closes the Ulladu Narpadu: if ego's form is destroyed, it is mukti.

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« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2012, 03:47:00 PM »
Removal of Misery

D.: When duhka (misery) overpowers me, enquiry is impossible.
M.: Because the mind is too weak. Make it strong.
D.: By what means?
M.: Sat-sanga, Isvara Aradhana, Pranayama (association with the wise, worship of God, breath control).
D.: What happens?
M.: Misery is removed; our aim is removal of misery. You do not acquire happiness. Your very nature is happiness. Bliss is not newly earned. All that is done is to remove unhappiness. These methods do it.
D.: Association with the wise may strengthen the mind. There must also be practice. What practice should be made?
M.: Yes. Practice is necessary too. Practice means removal of predispositions. Practice is not for any fresh gain; it is to kill the predispositions.
D.: Abhyasa (practice) should give me that power.
M.: Practice is power. If thoughts are reduced to a single thought, the mind is said to have grown strong. When practice remains unshaken it becomes sahaja (natural).
D.: What is such practice?
M.: Enquiring into the Self. That is all. Atmanyeva vasam nayet ... Fix the mind on the SELF.
D.: What is the aim to be kept in view? Practice requires an aim.
M.: Atman is the aim. What else can there be? All other aims are for those who are incapable of atmalakshya (having the Self for the aim). They lead you ultimately to atma-vichara (enquiry into the Self). One-pointedness is the fruit of all kinds of practice. One may get it quickly; another after a long time. Everything depends on the practice.

— Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, No. 290

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« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2012, 03:55:34 PM »
Relative knowledge pertains to the mind and not to the Self. It is therefore illusory and not permanent.  Take a scientist, for instance. He formulates a theory that the Earth is round and goes on to prove it on an incontrovertible basis. When he falls asleep the whole idea vanishes; his mind is left a blank. What does it matter whether the world remains round or flat when he is asleep? So you see the futility of all such relative knowledge. 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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« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2012, 05:45:50 AM »
That which is does not even say ‘I am’. For, does any doubt rise that ‘I am not’? Only in such a case should one be reminding oneself
‘I am a man’. One does not. On the other hand, if a doubt arises whether he is a cow or a buffalo he has to remind himself that
he is not a cow, etc., but ‘I am a man.’ This would never happen.Similarly with one’s own existence and realisation.


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« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2012, 10:16:21 AM »
Dear Ravi,

That is really lovely. A self realized Jnani does not say he is self realized. He is simply is. As you say no one would say I am a man.

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« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2012, 12:22:22 PM »
Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.
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