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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #660 on: July 28, 2014, 07:40:03 PM »


       












Real attainment said Maharshi was to be FULLY CONSCIOUS, to be aware of your surroundings and the people around, to move among them all, but not to merge your consciousness in the environment. Remain in your inner independent awareness of I. That is the highest -n not to sit in trance which merely halts the mind. The mind must be destroyed entirely, not merely arrested.

(Bhagavan - Paul Brunton)
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« Reply #661 on: July 28, 2014, 08:10:56 PM »


         










Forms which interfere with the main course of current of meditation should not be allowed to distract the mind. Bring yourself back into the Self, the Witness, unconcerned with such distractions. That is the only way to deal with such interruptions. Never forget yourself.

(Bhagavan - Paul Brunton)
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« Reply #662 on: July 28, 2014, 08:21:38 PM »


                     















The sights and sounds which may appear during meditation should be regarded as distractions and temptations. None of them should be allowed to beguile the aspirant.

(Bhagavan - Paul Brunton)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #663 on: July 28, 2014, 08:28:16 PM »


There is no kind of sorrow for one who leaves off
(seeing through his physical senses) and begins
to see everything as his own Self.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #664 on: July 28, 2014, 08:37:08 PM »
Talk 78

A man from Masulla asked the Master: ?How to realise the Self??
M.: Everyone has experience of the Self every moment of his life.
D.: But the Self is not realised as one would like.
M.: Yes. The present experience is viparita - different from real. What is not is confounded with what is.
D.: How to find the Atman?
M.: There is no investigation into the Atman. The investigation can only be into the non-self. Elimination of the non-self is alone possible. The Self being always self evident will shine forth of itself.

Talks with Sri Ramana maharshi

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« Reply #665 on: July 28, 2014, 08:43:14 PM »


       






The objects or feelings or thoughts, i.e., all experiences, in meditation, are all only mental conceptions.

When Sunderesa Iyer,  local teacher described yogic experiences, including visions of light, ringing of bells etc. which he was having Maharshi replied they come, and they would pass away. Be only the Witness. I myself had thousands of such experiences, but I had no one to go to consult about them.
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« Reply #666 on: July 28, 2014, 08:48:27 PM »


       







The form and appearance of the God-manifestation are determined by the mentality of the devotees. But the finality is not that for it has the sense of duality. It is like a dream vision. After God is perceived, Vichara commences. That ends in the realisation of the self. Vichara is the final method.
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« Reply #667 on: July 29, 2014, 12:48:04 PM »


             









Everyone is an Avatar of God. "Behold ye, the Kingdom of God is within."
Jesus, Mohammad, Buddha, Krishna, all are in you. One who knows the
Truth sees everyone else as a manifestation of God. Those who have
eyes can alone see; and to the pure, everything is pure.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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« Reply #668 on: July 30, 2014, 08:12:47 AM »










Sri Bhagavan says that even to perform tapas with the intention 'I should  become an instrument in the hands of God' is blemish to complete surrender, for the desire to be Hid instrument is merely another stealthy means by which ego seeks to retain its individuality.

As Sri Bhagavan explains in Talks, "If the surrender is complete all sense of individuality is lost" (Talks 350) and if a person thinks that he is an intermediary or instrument of God, then "it is clear that he retains individuality and that there is no complete surrender (Talks 594)


                 
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« Reply #669 on: July 31, 2014, 09:50:52 AM »
Bhagavan's teachings have been given orally and cryptically to a few disciples,
any one of which can be taken up and meditated upon. One of these, given to
Sadhu Arunachala, formerly Mr. Alan Chadwick, was this:



                   








                                                                                               

                                                                          "There is nothing,

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

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #670 on: July 31, 2014, 09:59:29 AM »


To one questioner He put counter question,

"Do you believe God?". The answer was "Yes".

Then Bhagavan told him to leave that task to God.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Video - old direct devotees
« Reply #671 on: July 31, 2014, 04:24:42 PM »
Rare videos:

Many old direct devotees are to be seen.

1.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltyebLyjpQM

2.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_st5FLvXtw

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« Reply #672 on: August 02, 2014, 11:44:56 AM »
In answer to a Canarese Sanyasi, Sri Bhagavan said:
There are different grades of mind. Realisation is of Perfection.
It cannot be comprehended by the mind. Sarvajnatva (the state of all-knowing)
is to be sarvam (the all); `the all' pertains only to the mind.
The known and unknown together form `the all'.
After transcending the mind you remain as the Self.
The present knowledge is only of limitation. That Knowledge is unlimited.
Being so it cannot be comprehended by this knowledge.
Cease to be a knower, then there is perfection.

(Talk 147)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #673 on: August 04, 2014, 04:07:06 PM »
Contact with Jnanis is good.  They will work through Silence.  A Guru is not the physical form.  Hence His contact
remains even after the physical form of the Guru vanishes.


A Devaraja Mudaliar -
Gems from Bhagavan.


Arunachala Siva.,
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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #674 on: August 04, 2014, 04:18:18 PM »
Fate and Free Will:

Free will and Destiny are ever existent.  Destiny is the result of past action.  It concerns the body.  Let the body
act as may suit it.  Why are you concerned about it?  Why do you pay attention to it?  Free will and destiny last
as long as the body lasts.  But Jnana transcends both.  The Self is beyond knowledge and ignorance. Whatever happens,
as the result of one's past actions, of divine will and of other factors.

There are only two ways to conquer destiny or be independent of it.  One is to inquire for whom is this destiny, and discover
that only the ego is bound by destiny and not the Self, and that the ego is non existent.

The other way is to kill the ego by completely surrendering to the Lord, by realizing one's helplessness and saying all
the time, 'Not I, but Thou Oh Lord' and giving up all sense of  'I' and 'mine',  and leaving it to the Lord to do what He likes
with you.  Complete effacement of the ego is necessary to conquer destiny whether you achiever this effacement through
Self Inquiry or Bhakti Marga. 

Every thing is predetermined.  But a man is always free not to identify himself with the body, not to be affected by the pleasures
or pains consequent on the body's activities.

Those alone who have no knowledge of the Source whence fate and free will arise, will dispute, which of them can conquer
the other.  Those who have realized their Self, which is the Source of both fate and free will have left such disputes behind,
and will have nothing more to do with them.

Success or failure are due to prarabdha karma, and not to will power or lack of it. One should try to gain equipoise
of mind under all circumstances.  That is the real will power.

Devaraja Mudaliar:
Gems from Bhagavan.     

Arunachala Siva.