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Quotes of Ramesh Balsekar
« on: December 12, 2011, 06:24:10 PM »
    "The final truth, as Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta Maharaj and all the sages before them have clearly stated, is that there is neither creation nor destruction, neither birth nor death, neither destiny nor free will, neither any path nor any achievement. All there is is Consciousness."

    "What is the significance of the statement 'No one can get enlightenment'? This is the very root of the teaching. It means that it's stupid for any so-called master to ask anyone to do anything to achieve or get enlightenment. The core of this simple statement means, according to my concept, that enlightenment is the annihilation of the "one" who "wants" enlightenment. If there is enlightenment - which can only happen because it is the will of God - then it means the "one" who had earlier wanted enlightenment has been annihilated. So no "one" can achieve enlightenment and therefore no "one" can enjoy enlightenment."
    "The joke is even the surrendering is not in your control. Why? Because so long as there is an individual who says "I surrender" there is a surrenderer, an individual ego... What I'm saying is that even the surrendering is not in [your] hands."

    "Where is the "me"? The "me" is always associated with the body and the body as seen through the microscope is nothing but a play of cells being created and destroyed."

    "Truth or Reality is itself a concept. When you are in the truth or in deep sleep, which is only a pale reflection of the real, in that state of deep sleep is the Truth. And in that Truth there is no experience. In the waking state, the state of deep sleep is a concept. In deep sleep it is the Truth. But the moment you think of Reality, the moment you think Subject, the moment you think of the Absolute, the moment you think of the Truth, it is a concept. It is only when the thinking totally stops that Truth exists."

    "When we talk of time and space, we say infinite space and eternal time. It is still a mental concept of total space and total time. But the mind cannot conceive of that state prior to the arising of the space-time. The moment you think of Reality, the reality is a concept. You are the Reality of which the split-mind makes a concept. You are the Reality, but not as the "me"

    "It's very simple. Don't think about what you have heard here. Just don't think about what you think you've understood. And then that understanding will have a chance to flower. But the more you think about what you have understood, the more it's wasted."

    "All there is, is Consciousness. And the mind is merely a reflection of that Consciousness."


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Re: Quotes of Ramesh Balsekar
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 07:31:55 PM »
Dear ramana,

Ramesh Balsekhar was in Mumbai, a retired bank executive. He had spiritual leanings right from his early years. He took Nisargadatta
Maharaj as his guru.  Sri Ramana' philosophy also attracted him very much and he started reading Sri Ramana's teachings. He used to
keep a portrait of Sri Bhagavan in his study.  He was particularly impressed by the Ajatavada, which Sri Bhagavan used to explain to
the devotees.  I am not sure whether he met Sri Bhagavan during His lifetime. He started giving closed room lectures on Sri Bhagavan,
Nisargadatta Maharaj and advaitic philosophy. A number of books has been authored by him and the most successful one was
Advaita, Buddha and the Unbroken Whole (?). His books have been published by Zen Publications, Mumbai.

His dialogues which have been taped by his disciples are also available in close circuit of his friends.  He passed away recently.

Arunachala Siva.