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Vichara
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 07:36:39 AM »


A true teacher.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 06:00:54 AM »
The practice is so very simple, "just be". Just Being is the natural state so it is effortless. 
For those who can't just be, the Maharshi advises ask "Who am I?" as each thought arises.

The question halts the thought train. What remains is just Being.
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 01:33:33 PM »
D: Is God (Self) personal?
M: Yes, He is always the first person, the I, ever standing before you. Because you give precedence to worldly things, God appears to have receded to the background. If you give up all else and seek Him alone He alone will remain as the I, the Self. (Maharshi's Gospel)

*the very "I" that you sense right now is your true nature. Turning away from that I-ness via contracting into concepts, covers and limits your true nature. One need only remain as "I" and in time the habit of contraction ends....the pure "I" remains eternally.

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 03:45:23 AM »
M: By constantly keeping one's attention on the Source, the ego is dissolved in that Source. (Maharshi's Gospel)

*Source is the quiet mind. To remain inwardly quiet is to abide in Source. When constant and effortless it is referred to as Self-realisation.

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 06:50:45 AM »
M: We must conclude that this "I" is the permanent substance because everything else is in a state of flux. If you never forget this, this is liberation. (Living by the Words of Bhagavan, pg 236


*Have you noticed that the "I" that began sadhana is exactly the same "I" that you can sense right now. No amount of sadhana can ever change or improve that I-ness. Rather sadhana is only for ceasing to veil that "I" and for realising that that "I" sense is your fundamental and eternal nature.
 
 
M: When the "I" is kept up as the "I" only, it is the Self. (Maharshi's Gospel)