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Ramana Jayanthi Jan 12 2017. Our Foremost Duty
« on: January 12, 2017, 07:40:50 AM »
Dear all,

today is Ramana Jayanthi Jan 12 2017 as per Bhagavan star.    what can I write today?  long time since I have written here.

in this day of Grace, I who have lot of desires and lot of worldly responsibilities, stress etc. need all blessings and quotes suitable for my situation.

I consider foremost, the self enquiry, the feeling 'I exist' and keeping hold of that "I" feeling without uttering the word I.

but many a times I burst out in anger, immerse in lust, cry in sorrow and in short running a life packed with full of actions.

for what state currently prevails and what state will follow later I don't know.

all I know is somehow I am uttering and thinking Ramana my beloved Master. may be at the surface level.

I know not what and how to express. 

I feel if all desires are killed , I would be much more peaceful abiding at my Master's lotus feet.

Namo Ramanaa.

Regards,
Krishna

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Re: Ramana Jayanthi Jan 12 2017. Our Foremost Duty
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 08:17:05 AM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Ramana Jayanthi Jan 12 2017. Our Foremost Duty
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 08:19:30 AM »
Today is Ramana Jayanthi,  Bhagavan's 135th birthday.  For the Brahman which has
no birth or death, where is birth and birthday?   However, He took a birth, to tell
about atma vichara or total surrender.  The one of these two only will confer liberation
for sadhaka.   

Bhagavan has said:-

"Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.
No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress."


Arunachala Siva.
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Re: Ramana Jayanthi Jan 12 2017. Our Foremost Duty
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 08:29:57 AM »
Bhagavan:

When the mind goes out, it experiences misery.  In truth, when its desires are fulfilled,
it returns to its own place and enjoys happiness that is the Self.  Similarly, in the states
of sleep, samadhi and fainting, and when the object desired is obtained or the object
disliked is removed, the mind becomes inward turned, and enjoys pure Self happiness.

-- Who am I?

Arunachala Siva.   

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 08:43:46 AM »
Sri Ramana:  "Happiness is your nature'

When asked about happiness Sri Ramana gave a seemingly startling answer.  He
insisted that there is no need to embark on an outward answer.  He insisted that there
is no need to embark on an outward bound pursuit of happiness, because happiness is already our nature.  All we need to do to experience it fully is to turn within.

In order to gain that happiness which is one's nature and which is experienced in the state of deep sleep where there is no mind, one should know one's self.  For that, the path of knowledge, the inquiry of the form 'Who am I?' is the principal means.

Sri Ramana said, 'Happiness is inherent in man and is not due to external causes. One must realize the Self to open the store of unalloyed happiness. 

He told those who came to Him for guidance, 'As the Self is not outside but inside you,
you are asked to dive within, instead of going without.'

Regrettably, only relatively few people have been able to benefit from this sagacious advice.  This is not surprising, because Bhagavan's assertion is so sharply at variance with the way we normally think that it seems nearly impossible to believe that what He says may be true.

Nevertheless, it would be wise to at least give Sri Ramana the benefit of doubt.  After all, He does not ask us to blindly accept His words on faith.  He only asks us to look and see for ourselves. Regardless of how improbable His words may seem, if we summon the courage to follow His counsel we may yet discover that what He says is indeed true.

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Arunachala Siva.       

     

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Re: Ramana Jayanthi Jan 12 2017. Our Foremost Duty
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 09:54:10 AM »
Thanks Subramanian sir.

can you please quote something from Vichara Sangraham Gambiram Seshaiyar dialogues for me?

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 04:32:34 PM »
Dear friend,

I am not able to quote from Vichara Sanmghram of Gambiram Seshayyar, since the
Vichara Sangraham in the Collected Works is not readily available with me.
Gambhiram Seshayyarn came to Bhagavan from 1900, when he was working as Municipal Overseer in Tiruvannamalai.

When Seshayyar who was interested in Ashtanga Yogam, used to bring Vivekananda's books on Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga to Bhagavan, without
understanding their meaning.  Sri Bhagavan who was observing mouna those days,
used to write in slips of papers.  Seshayyar collected them and after his death, Natananada Swamigal collected those paper bits and brought a book titled Vichara
Sangraham.

Sri Ramana also advised Seshayyar about the difficulty of Raja Yoga and also advised
him to follow simpler jnana marga  through Who am ? questioning.

Arunachala Siva.     
 




 
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Re: Ramana Jayanthi Jan 12 2017. Our Foremost Duty
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 04:39:05 PM »
Sri Ramana's advice is only to Keep Quiet - Summa Iru.

Since we are not able to do the same, though He considers it as simple, we follow
various other methods like Bhakti Marga, Yoga Marga and Karma Marga.   

Sri Ramana says in Akshara Mana Malai:  Please keep your mind with Atma,
and the ocean of sukam will come forth and and the words and feelings will subside.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Ramana Jayanthi Jan 12 2017. Our Foremost Duty
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 07:38:17 PM »

The question 'Who am I?' is not really meant to get an answer,
the question 'Who am I?' is meant to dissolve the questioner.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Re: Ramana Jayanthi Jan 12 2017. Our Foremost Duty
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2017, 07:43:01 PM »

For whom is this ignorance?...

You are That,here and now...
That is the master key for solving all doubts.
The doubts arise in the mind.
The mind is born of the ego.
The ego rises from the Self.
Search the source of the ego
and the Self is revealed.
That alone remains.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi


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Re: Ramana Jayanthi Jan 12 2017. Our Foremost Duty
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2017, 01:59:25 AM »
A devotee asked :
"How does the repetition of the name of God help realization?"

Bhagavan replied :
The original name is always going on spontaneously
without any effort on the part of the individual.
That name is aham-"I".
But when it becomes manifest it manifests as ahamkara - the ego.
The oral repetition of the name leads one to mental repetition
which finally resolves itself into the eternal vibration.
The mind or the mouth cannot act without the Self.

~Ramana Maharshi