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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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JNANA ALONE IS EVERYTHING
Q: What is reality?
Ramana: Reality must be always real. It is not with forms and names. That which underlies these is the reality. It underlies limitations, being itself limitless. It is not bound. It underlies unrealities, itself being real. Reality is that which is. It is as it is. It transcends speech. It is beyond the expressions ‘existence, non-existence’, etc.
The reality which is the mere consciousness that remains when ignorance is destroyed along with knowledge of objects, alone is the Self [atma]. In that Brahma-swarupa [real form of Brahman], which is abundant Self-awareness, there is not the least ignorance. The reality which shines fully, without misery and without a body, not only when the world is known but also when the world is not known, is your real form [nija-swarupa].
The radiance of consciousness-bliss, in the form of one awareness shining equally within and without, is the supreme and blissful primal reality. Its form is silence and it is declared by jnanis to be the final and unobstructable state of true knowledge [jnana].
Know that jnana alone is non-attachment; jnana alone is purity; jnana is the attainment of God; jnana which is devoid of forgetfulness of Self alone is immortality; jnana alone is everything.
Be As You Are, the Teachings of Ramana Maharshi edited by David Godman, p 11

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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No university will teach you how to live so that when the time of dying comes, you can say: I lived well I do not need to live again. Most of us die wishing we could live again. So many mistakes committed, so much left undone. Most of the people vegetate, but do not live. They merely gather experience and enrich their memory.

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People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.

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Не слушайте свой ум, который похож на жену. Решайте сами за себя. Не надо иметь в уме каких-то внутренних колебаний. Он не должен терзать вас. Когда ум полон храбрости, ничего другого не требуется. В уме не должно быть неопределенностей. Если вкратце, все зависит от твоей концепции, твоего ощущения. Твой ум, твоя решимость определяют результат. Ум должен быть храбр. У того, кто сам ни рыба ни мясо, и результаты будут ни рыба ни мясо. Бог таков, каким вы его ощущаете. Ты и есть Бог. Ты так скажешь, если ты убежден. Если ты так скажешь, то так и есть. Если скажешь, что нет, то нет. Обретаешь ли ты заслуги или совершаешь грех, взяв что-то или отдав что-то? Нет, дело не в этом. Сотворение и разрушение мира зависит от тебя. Что ты потеряешь, если благословишь кого-то?

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Во всех трёх мирах нет ничего ценного, чем бы хотелось обладать и что не мог бы получить разум, свободный от желания иметь. Выздоровевшие от лихорадки желаний не подвергаются более взлётам и падениям, характерным для воплощённого существа. Для того, кто свободен от привязанностей и желаний, все три мира так же широки, как след телёнка, и целый цикл творения подобен единому моменту. Прохлада вершин Гималаев - ничто по сравнению с прохладной разума мудреца свободного от желаний. Свет полной луны не такой яркий, а океан не такой полный, лицо богини процветания не такое светлое, как разум мудреца, свободного от желаний.

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To live in the known is bondage, to live in the unknown is liberation.

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Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

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Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appelation.

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Truthfulness has diminished among the people and dishonesty has become abundant; love is being expressed by people with their tongue while they hate each other with their hearts.

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Wisdom without love is like having lungs but no air to breathe. Do not seek wisdom in order to acquire knowledge but in order to live and love more fully.

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The outer work can never be small
if the inner work is great.
And the outer work can never be great
if the inner work is small.

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The skillful are not obvious
They appear to be simple-minded
Those who know this know the patterns
of the Absolute
To know the patterns is the Subtle Power
The Subtle Power moves all things and has no name

~ Power vs. Force

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Why Maharaj asked question to seekers ?

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One day, he turned to me and said, “What a sadhaka (seeker) knows consciously about himself is only one-ninth of his being. The rest is buried as the ‘unconscious’, like an iceberg! He has no means to unknot this huge quota of his ‘unconscious’. With a single glance, a Saint can unravel a seeker’s entire ‘unconscious’, layer by layer. We want to work on it, tackle it and destroy it. To do that, we need the ‘password’ from the seeker, the approval of the seeker. Each Saint has a unique method of raising this hidden ‘unconscious’ of the seeker to the surface so that he can catch it and work on it. We are only interested in the hidden part of the seeker’s ‘unconscious’. As a matter of fact, we also deal with the one-ninth of his conscious level, as well. Ramana Maharshi used “Who am I?” Swami Ramdas used “Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram”. Shirdi Sai Baba used “Allah Malik”. I insist on the newcomer putting me a question. This is my method. I answer the question but it is only of secondary importance. When the seeker spells out his doubt, his ‘unconscious’ raises itself without his knowledge to the surface through his words. I catch it immediately and start working on it! This is a mystery which no ordinary mind can understand. What is great about dispelling the doubts coming from the one-ninth conscious level, the tip of the iceberg? There are plenty of books which can do that. But then, what about the hidden unconscious? “After all, a seeker goes to a Saint to be freed from his deeply hidden problems. He can do nothing about it by himself as he is totally unaware of its depth and magnitude. The Saint’s attention on the seeker is the operation of Grace! Saints are thus the most compassionate. Whether the seekers recognize it or not, we are not bothered. So, when I repeatedly insist that the newcomer put me a question, I do it out of tremendous compassion surging from within me towards the struggling seeker. I use the question as the key to unlock his ‘unconscious’ and clean it up.”

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Attempts at giving up the pride for the body should be made as often as possible. Don't forget that the remarkable and rare can be accomplished only by doing something rare, and remarkably different from what others do.

Amrut Laya, Discourse 19

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The problem, as we all know, is that “Pride goeth before a fall.” Pride is defensive and vulnerable because it is dependent upon external conditions, without which it can suddenly revert to a lower level. The inflated ego is vulnerable to attack. Pride remains weak because it can be knocked off its pedestal back into Shame, which is the threat that fires the fear of loss of Pride.

Pride is divisive and gives rise to factionalism; the consequences are costly. Man has habitually died for Pride; armies still regularly slaughter each other for that aspect of Pride called nationalism. Religious wars, political terrorism and zealotry, the ghastly history of the Middle East and Central Europe, are all the price of Pride, which all of society pays.

The downside of Pride, therefore, is arrogance and denial. These characteristics block growth; in Pride, recovery from addictions is impossible because emotional problems or character defects are denied. The whole problem of denial is one of Pride. Thus Pride is a very sizable block to the acquisition of real power, which displaces Pride with true stature and prestige.

~ Power Vs Force, p.103

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Albert Hoffman’s response to “What would you say to young people?”

“What I would say would most certainly be: Open your eyes! The doors of perception must be opened. That means these young people must learn by their own experience, to see the world as it was before human beings were on this planet. That is the real problem today, that people live in towns and cities, where everything is dead. This material world, made by humans, is a dead world, and will disappear and die. I would tell the young people to go out into the countryside, go to the meadow, go to the garden, go to the woods. This is a world of nature to which we belong, absolutely. It is the circle of life, of which we are an integral part. Open your eyes, and see the browns and greens of the earth, and the light which is the essence of nature. The young need to become aware of this circle of life, and realize that it is possible to experience the beauty and deep meaning which is at the core of our relation to nature.”

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The world is like a mirror. Knowingly or unknowingly, we bring out the best or worst in each other. Every word, look and action is reflected in others. Usually, we project our own attitude onto others. A wrong word is enough to make a good friend our worst enemy, whereas, a kind word at the right time, can melt the heart of a cruel person. So we should always try to awaken the goodness in ourselves and others.

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Death does not exist, and with that very knowledge, the fear of it disappears. And remember: no man who existed died. They turned into light and as such still exist. The secret is that these light particles return to original state. Return to one of the previous energies. Christ and some others knew this secret. I was searching for how to preserve human energy. It is one of the forms of light. In the Soul sometimes equal to the supreme celestial light. I did not search for it for myself, but for the good of all. I believe that my discovery will make people’s lives easier and more bearable and direct them to spirituality and morality.

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Evidence is overrated.
Intuition is underrated.

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Cling to nothing, knowing
that your very existence
is unfolding by Grace.

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Building your connection with the permanent and unchangeable, with God, or the Self, is the most important thing in life.

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Sri Bhagavan says,
‘For Him who enjoys the bliss of Self,
which has risen by destroying the [individual] self [the mind or ego],
what single thing exists to do?
He does not know anything other than Self; [therefore] how to [or who can] conceive what His state is?’
Note: The sense of doership, the feeling ‘I am doing this action’, can exist only so long as the mind, whose form is the feeling ‘I am this’ or ‘I am that’, exists.
Therefore, when the mind is destroyed, the sense of doership is also destroyed.
Hence the yogi whose mind is dead and who thereby abides as Self, the reality, cannot be the doer of any action.
Whatever action He may appear to do exists only in the outlook of those who mistake Him to be the body which does the action.

~ Ulladu Narpadu, Verse31
Translation By MICHAEL JAMES.

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Work is love made visible.

And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger.

And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine.

And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.

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