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" The mind is naturally one-pointed and pure, but up until now we have allowed it to be occupied by many negative emotions. For this reason, it has become difficult to make the mind concentrated during meditation. These thoughts and emotions are like bad tenants. We have given them a small piece of our land on which to build a hut. Now, not only do they pay no attention when we ask them to leave, they rush forward to pick a fight with us. We have to work hard to kick them out. We might have to even take them to court. Likewise, to kick out the tenants of the mind, we have to file a case in God’s court. It is a constant fight. We must continue fighting until we become victorious." - Amma

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‘The search for Truth is the hardest thing I have ever done.
There is nothing I can do,’ you say.
Actually… no. There is nothing ‘you’ can do…
You are a ghost!
An apparition appearing inside your own Self.

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Whether farmer or industrialists, baba or mullah, man, woman, or child – only if every individual does well, the country will do well.

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Talks with Ramana Maharshi

22nd September, 1936

From Talk 41 -

D.: Are there heaven (swarga) and hell (naraka)?

M.: There must be someone to go there. They are like dreams. We see time and space exist in dream also.
Which is true, dream or wakefulness?

D.: So we must rid ourselves of lust (kama), anger, (krodha), etc.

M.: Give up thoughts. You need not give up anything else. You must be there to see anything. It is the Self.
Self is ever-conscious.

D.: Are pilgrimages, etc., good?

M.: Yes.

D.: What effort is necessary for reaching the Self?

M.: `I' should be destroyed.
Self is not to be reached. Is there any moment when Self is not? It is not new. Be as you are. What is new cannot be permanent. What is real must always exist.

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When you are out walking and you become tired you stop, you sit down, you relax. So when you get tired of trying to find solutions to your problems, when you find no solution, sit down. By sit down I mean, don’t try to solve the problem at all - the problem is in the past, it is not now. Don't think about past problems, just leave them alone and sit down. This is the moment of relaxation. You only have to allow this, listen to it, do not do anything. Just listen: Don't go to the past. The past is a problem, the past is mind. When you go to the past all will be problems so don't go to the past. The mind is the past and the past is a graveyard. Don't go to the graveyard. All problems are dead, so return to this moment without trying to solve the problem. Trying has put you in trouble, so don't touch this trying any more.

Simply sit down, keep quiet. Keep quiet for one moment. This is the moment you need, this is the moment of rest. Keep quiet for a moment without going to the past and you will find relaxation. There is no other way - simply do not think of the past. First help yourself - which means to not think - and then if you still need to you can ask me for help.

Just for this moment do not think, but direct your mind to its Source. Bring the mind which is thinking - which is going to the past - to face this present moment, and this will give you eternal rest. Help yourself not to look to past moments and do you find any problems? In this moment, without going to the past, where is the problem? Has it gone away? Then you have helped yourself. This is truly Self help

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“The manufacturer of this body is inside. If you have a repair job to be done would you like to go to the manufacturer or the local mechanic?”

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The true devotee's heart is always saying: "My Lord, my Lord, I do not want to become ensnared in the delusory drama of Thy creation. I want no part of it except to help in establishing Thy temple in the souls of men. My heart, my soul, my body and mind - everything belongs to Thee." Such devotion reaches God. That devotee knows God.

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Once you have understood the union of emptiness and the dependent arising of phenomena, you will see clearly how deluded and deceiving the ways of the world really are, and, like an old man forced to play children’s games, you will find them very tiresome. When you have realized the utter foolishness of spending your life attached to friends and scheming to subdue your enemies and competitors, you will find it tedious. Once you have been struck by the pointlessness of letting yourself be forever influenced and conditioned by your habitual tendencies, you will become sick of it...
That will inspire you to strive towards liberation — and by striving for it, you will attain it.

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Let the body do what it likes. Thinking thus, I always abide in my own Self as the Perfect fountainhead of Bliss and pure uninterrupted consciousness. I am therefore in the state of perfection and remain unblemished.

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"The real mistake humanity has committed lies in the inability to differentiate between requirements and luxuries." - Amma

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The sun of my protection shines equally in your good days and in your dark moments. That's why you must have faith and smile, since the supreme sin against the Spirit is not to be happy. Allow the curl of perpetual smiles be drawn in your face. And through the transparency of your smiles, My light will come to you. Be happy, if you want to please me.

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I take on more and more work but I never feel I am overburdened, because I do everything for God.

"Man's Eternal Quest"

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Seriousness is the disease of the ego, and sincerity is a quality of the heart.

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Just as ice is nothing but water, so the Beloved is without form, without quality, and the question of manifestation does not arise. When this is realized, one has realized one’s Self.

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Blessed is he [she] who breathes his last breath pronouncing God’s Name.

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Take life easily,
lovingly, playfully, non-seriously.
Seriousness is a disease,
the greatest disease of the soul,
and playfulness the greatest health.

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True happiness is when you find inner stability, inner comfort and when you know you are connected to something much bigger than what you can even imagine. True happiness is when you know that there is some power in you which is unshakeable. The love or God that is deep inside you is that which manages or keeps the orderliness in the whole creation. When you know that then, nobody and nothing whatsoever can take away your happiness.

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The state of Buddha contains in itself five "bodies" or aspects of Buddhahood: the Manifested Body, the Body of Perfect Enjoyment, the Absolute Body, the Essential Body and the Immutable Diamond Body. These are not to be sought outside us: they are inseparable from our being, from our mind. As soon as we have recognised this presence, there is an end to confusion. We have no further need to seek Enlightenment outside. The navigator who lands on an island made entirely of fine gold will not find a trace of anything else, no matter how hard he searches. We must understand that all the qualities of Buddha have always existed inherently in our being.

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When divine vision is attained, all appear equal; and there remains no distinction of good and bad, or of high and low.

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Those who live Advaita, live in the space of non-doing, all happening.
It is a simple science !

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Sometimes God challenges you to find strength you don’t have.
Only like this will you go beyond your imagined limits.
You must be pushed so far that you are forced to be humble.
Only then, when your pride and arrogance are crushed, will you discover muscles that are not yours. You will find and use the muscles of God.

When you completely abandon yourself, your ego, this miracle becomes possible.

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You alone are responsible for yourself. No one else may answer for your deeds when the final reckoning comes. Your work in the world - in the sphere where your karma, your own past activity, has placed you - can be performed only by one person: yourself. And your work can be called a "success" only when in some way it serves your fellowman.

"The Law of Success"

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If you become a source of joy by yourself, you will have wonderful
relationships.

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If we want to create a gentler, saner society, we need a gentler economy.

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"You can understand the secret of bliss when you think of the nature of the Self. The waves of the mind will subside. Everything is there in you already. If there is faith, you can find it. The happiness that we get from the objects of the world is only an infinitesimal fraction of the bliss that we get from within." - Amma

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"In the morning, you wanted your coffee but the coffee didn’t happen, so you are miserable. But a glorious sunrise is happening, and you are missing it."

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