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Q: How is mouna (silence) possible when we are engaged in worldly transactions?

Maharshi: When women walk with water pots on their heads, they are able to talk with their companions while all the time remaining intent on the water above. Similarly, when a sage engages in activities, they do not disturb him because his mind abides in Brahman.

The difficulty is that people think they are the doer; it is a mistake. It is the higher power which does everything and people are only a tool. If they accept that position, they will be free from troubles; otherwise they court them. Do your work without anticipating its fruits. That is all that you should do.

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One should seek God, not with any motive but solely for His own sake. Neither should one feel concerned about one's spiritual progress, for that is also not unselfish. Seek God because it is your nature to do so; because you cannot remain without Him. Whether and when He will reveal Himself to you rests with Him. Your duty is to call out to Him constantly and persistently, and not to waste your energy on anything else.

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From Ribhu Gita, Chapter Five:

Six verses selected by Sri Ramana Maharshi (note: original verse numbers appear in brackets).

1) The concept 'I-am-the-body' is the sentient inner organ (i.e. the mind). It is also the illusory samsara. It is the source of all groundless fears. If there is no trace of it at all, everything will be found to be Brahman. (17)


2) The concept 'I-am-the-body' is the primal ignorance. It is known as the firm knot of the heart (hrdayagranthi). It gives rise to the concepts of existence and non-existence. If there is no trace of it at all, everything will be found to be Brahman. (19)


3) Jiva is a concept, God, the world, the mind, desires, action, sorrow and all other things are all concepts. (25)


4) The mind is unreal. It is like a magic show. It is the son of a barren woman. It is absolutely non-existent. Since there is no mind there are no concepts, no Guru, no disciple, no world, no jiva. All concepts are really Brahman. (36)


5) The body, etc., are only concepts. Hearing, etc. (i.e. hearing, reasoning and contemplating) are concepts. Self-enquiry is a concept. All other things are also concepts. Concepts give rise to the world, the jivas and God. There is nothing whatever except concepts. Everything is in truth Brahman. (30)


6) Abiding without concepts is the undifferentiated state. It is inherence (in Brahman). It is wisdom. It is Liberation. It is the natural state (sahaja). It is Brahman. It is Siva. If there is no concept at all everything will be found to be Brahman. (26)


(as presented in The Mountain Path - Jayanti Issue 2000; the magazine of Sri Ramanasramam, [Arunachala] Tiruvannamalai)

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A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

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Practice is to remove the habit of practice. Then realize that freedom is already here. What is here right now needs no practice. Just see what the impediments are. What is the wall? The wall is imagining that you are not free. When you make an effort to be free, you accept the concept that you are not free, so you start from there. If you get rid of this concept that "I am not free," what will happen? This imagination is your own creation.

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Uncertainties, doubts and fears are natural to everyone until the Self is realised. They are inseparable from the ego, rather they are the ego~

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What do you know about yourself? You can only be what you are in reality; you can only appear what you are not. You have never moved away from perfection. All idea of self-improvement is conventional and verbal. As the sun knows not darkness, so does the self know not the non-self. It is the mind, which by knowing the other, becomes the other. Yet the mind is nothing else but the self. It is the self that becomes the other, the not-self, and yet remains the self. All else is an assumption. Just as a cloud obscures the sun without in any way affecting it, so does assumption obscure reality without destroying it. The very idea of destruction of reality is ridiculous; the destroyer is always more real than the destroyed. Reality is the ultimate destroyer. All separation, every kind of estrangement and alienation is false. All is one -- this is the ultimate solution of every conflict.

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В гармонии с Путем
Небо чисто и бездонно,
Земля плодородна и надежна,
Все сущее живет вместе,
Счастливо тем, как все есть,
В бесконечном обновлении,
В бесконечном повторе самих себя.

Когда человек нарушает канон Пути,
Небо загрязняется,
Земля истощается,
Равновесие рушится,
Все живое вымирает.

Мудрый смотрит на часть с состраданием,
Поскольку он понимает природу целого.
Он практикует смирение.
Он не сияет, как сокровище,
И позволяет Пути направлять его,
Оставаясь простым и бесхитростным, как камень.


Свами Дхиан Нисарган

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Мне на самом деле гораздо интереснее жить сейчас.
Я чувствую море энтузиазма жить. Не страх, а именно здоровое сильное желание жить, встречать жизнь, обрабатывать ее, попадешь – не попадешь, такая есть уверенность, доверие, что все в порядке. У меня был недавно какой-то такой этап, что меня «колбасило», заворачивало чувство вины, мысли о смерти, что жизнь прошла, а ничего особенного не произошло, ничего не светит, а сейчас как-то……..группы, медитации, правильные встречи, наблюдение за собой и вот сейчас я чувствую, что у меня море энергии. И вот это смелость быть счастливым, смелость просветлеть, прикоснуться к космосу. И при всем том, что я вижу, например, что моему сыну 35 лет и не все в его жизни гармонично, могу ли я при таком раскладе быть счастливым?
И я чувствую, что я не только МОГУ, а я ДОЛЖЕН быть счастливым! Потому что чем же я могу с ним поделиться, если я буду озабочен его несчастьем? Оно мало чем ему поможет.
Это не мешает мне быть счастливым человеком, наоборот, это меня обязывает быть счастливым.

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Однажды к умудрённому опытом Мастеру подошёл Ищущий и спросил:
— Мастер, ты мудр, дай мне совет. Иногда бывает так плохо, кажется, что все отвернулись от меня, в душе темнота и пустота, множество проблем захватывают с головой. Скажи, что мне делать в такие минуты?
— Постарайся не рассмеяться.
— ???!!!
— Испортишь всё представление.

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"Авторство".

Один буддийский мастер прочёл ученикам прекрасный текст, который растрогал всех. Ученики сразу же спросили:
— Кто написал его?
— Если я скажу, что это Будда, вы будете благоговеть перед текстом, возлагать каждое утро на него цветы и отдавать поклоны. Если я скажу, что этот текст написал патриарх, вы будете испытывать большое почтение, но уже не будете преклоняться перед ним так, как перед текстом Будды. Если я скажу, что автором был монах, вы, пожалуй, растеряетесь. А если узнаете, что текст написал наш повар, вы просто посмеётесь, — ответил учитель.

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Only if one knows the truth of love, which is the real nature of Self, will the strong entangled knot of life be untied. Only if one attains the height of love will liberation be attained. Such is the heart of all religions. The experience of Self is only love, which is seeing only love, hearing only love, feeling only love, tasting only love and smelling only love, which is bliss

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Meditation should be practiced every day of one's life. Look, what is there in this world? Absolutely nothing that is lasting; therefore direct your longing towards the Eternal.

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If you identify with what comes and goes, you will be unhappy. If you identify with what is permanent and always there, you are happiness itself.

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С желанием надо покончить, отрекшись от себя раз и навсегда. Желание остается до тех пор, пока у тебя есть чувство, что ты - действующее лицо. Желание отречься от себя - это тоже проявление личности. Когда она исчезнет, воссияет чистое Я.
Оковами служат не действия как таковые, но именно чувство того, что действуешь ты, личность. Это чувство и порождаемые им желания причиняют возбуждение ума, и если этому чувству положить конец, воцарится покой. Поэтому говорится: "Пребывай в тишине и знай - Я есмь Бог". Эта тишина достигается полным и безостановочным самоотречением. Слово "знание" в данном изречении означает "бытие": это не то относительное знание, которое является членом триады "субъект - знание - объект"

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The seeing of Truth cannot be dualistic (a 'thing' seen).
It cannot be seen by a see-er, or via a see-er.
There can only be a seeing which itself is Truth.

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It is easy to imagine that
the Buddha, the awakened one, is something
or somewhere other than here or
that awakening to reality will happen
sometime other than now.

But as long as we continue to think in terms of time
we will deceive ourselves.

The "you" who is chasing enlightenment
will never become enlightened.

Instead of striving towards some distant goal that
you will never reach, I invite you to stop and ask:

How am I avoiding the enlightenment
that is already present in each moment?

How am I seeing separation where it doesn't exist?

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Q: As long as there are pain and pleasure, one is bound to be interested.

Maharaj: And as long as one is conscious, there will be pain and pleasure. You cannot fight pain and pleasure on the level of consciousness. To go beyond them you must go beyond consciousness, which is possible only when you look at consciousness as something that happens to you and not in you, as something external, alien, superimposed. Then, suddenly you are free of consciousness, really alone, with nothing to intrude. And that is your true state. Consciousness is an itching rash that makes you scratch. Of course, you cannot step out of consciousness for the very idea of stepping out is in consciousness. But if you learn to look at your consciousness as a sort of fever, personal and private, in which you are enclosed like a chick in its shell, out of this very attitude will come the crisis which will break the shell.

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36. Кем мир не беспокоится и чей покой
не нарушаем миром,
Свободный от ликования, нетерпения, страха,
волнения —
он Мне дорог.
Ð¥II : 15
37. Равный к почести и бесчестию, к другу и недругу
равный,
Отрекшийся от всех начинаний,
он именуется превзошедшим гуны.
XIV : 25
38. Для того, кто насыщается здесь и теперь
только Атманом,
Атманом удовлетворен
и только на Атмане сосредоточен,
нет обязанностей.
III : 17
39. Для него в этом мире нет цели
ни в деятельности, ни в ее оставлении;
Здесь нет существа, от которого он зависит.
III : 18
40. Удовлетворенный приношением случая,
превзошедший двойственность, от зависти
свободный,
Уравновешенный в успехе и неудаче,
он не связан, хотя и действует. IV : 22.
Бхагават Гита Избранное Бхагаваном Раманой Махарши

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Если вы понимаете смысл происходящего, вещи остаются такими же, какие они есть. Если не понимаете — вещи остаются все теми же.

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Enjoy what is enjoyable, we are ourselves joy, but without attachment, without dependency, without obsession, without need.

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Don't take the attitude some feelings are welcome others not. Don't setup an 'immigration desk' for feelings and thoughts... say: 'anything can come, I don't mind.' Let anything come and hold on to you, but you hold on to nothing. This is freedom! Really, I am so serious about it. Because you can not chose your feelings. I said before in the same way you don't come to a restaurant carrying your own menu. Don't come to life with your own list of what you should have in your life. Be like this... be completely free! Let anything come and anything go... because nothing can take what you Are away. Be rooted in your own Being. Let them come, don't resist. Simply don't identify.

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We have every kind of freedom and what have we done with it. We think that where there is choice we have freedom. I can go to Italy or France: a choice. But does choice give freedom? Why do we have to choose? If you are very clear, perceive purely, there is no choice. Out of that comes right action. It is only when there is doubt and uncertainty that we begin to choose. So choice, if you will forgive my saying so, prevents freedom.

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The intricate maze of philosophy of different schools is said to clarify matters and reveal the Truth. But in fact they create confusion where no confusion need exist. To understand anything there must be the Self. The Self is obvious. Why not remain as the Self? What need to explain the non-self?
Why should confusion be created and then explained away? Ah! Fortunate is the man who does not involve himself in this maze!
I was indeed fortunate that I never took to it. Had I taken to it, I would probably be nowhere - always in confusion. My purva vasanas (former tendencies) directly took me to the enquiry "Who am I?" It was indeed fortunate!

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You think that you are the body or that you are the mind. But there are occasions when you are free from both. For example in deep slumber, you create a body and a world in your dream. That represents your mental activities. In your waking state you think that you are the body and then the idea of forest and the rest arise.

Now, consider the situation. You are an unchanging and continuous being w
ho remains in all these states which are constantly changing and therefore transient. But you are always there. It follows that these fleeting objects are mere phenomena which appear on your being like pictures which move across a screen. The screen does not move when the picture moves. Similarly, you do not move from where you are even when the body leaves the home and mixes in society. Your body, the society, the forest and the ways are all in you; you are not in them. You are the body also but not this body only. If you remain as your pure Self, the body and its movements need not affect you.

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When you are free of the world, you can do something about it. As long as you are a prisoner of it, you are helpless to change it. On the contrary, whatever you do will aggravate the situation.

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