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The intense desire for God-realization is itself the way to it.

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If you meditate on an ideal you will acquire its nature. If you think of God day and night, you will acquire the nature of God. A salt doll went into the ocean to measure its depth. It became one with the ocean."

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"Just as one does not water the leaves of a tree but its roots, so also one has to grapple with man's disease as its root. Man's root lies in the brain, Therefore the remedy for all ills is to still the mind. When man's mind has been stilled, all will be well with him, both physically and psychologically."

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Harmony in the world will happen only when man is truly
harmonious within himself

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One may Play his/her part in the comedy, without identifying oneself with the role

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Emptiness
where all is possible
silence
where all sound is born
stillness
the birth of all movement

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Q: Do visions and the hearing of mystic sounds come before or after the concentrated mind is still?

M: They can come both before and after. The thing is to ignore them and to pay attention only to the Self. The sights and sounds which may appear during meditation should be regarded as distractions and temptations. None of them should be allowed to beguile the aspirant. Visions add zest to meditation but do nothing more

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"Mind cannot see the void, but only its own projections about it, which are not true. Neither projections nor projector is it - they are merely images in the Consciousness, which is without form, which is what IS.

The vastness that is seen by the mind is not the Self.
The vastness in which the mind is seen is That.
It is absence of phenomena, it is your own Self."

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The Vastness that is seen by the mind is not the Self.
The vastness in which the mind is seen is That.

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There is a funny story of a man who wanted to bury his shadow. He dug a deep pit and, seeing his shadow at the bottom, was glad he could bury it so deep. He went on filling the pit, and when he had completely filled it up, he was surprised and disappointed to find the shadow on top. Even so, the objects or thoughts of them will be with you always, till you realize the Self.

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The Light [of Supreme Truth] shows us the meaninglessness of striving to 'attain' Self, which is ever-attained, and instead it recommends the cessation of all mental activity, thereby fixing us in the eternal, motionless and ever-attained State of Self.

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All I knew was by direct experience at first. My later reading of the scriptures only confirmed my previous realisation, From them I learnt nothing new.

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The Maharshi asked his attendant for a small notebook, but the latter could not find a suitable one. A couple of days later, Mr. Nambiar, a local government engineer, visited the Ashram and produced a fine notebook saying, "Maharshi appeared to me in a dream and asked for a notebook of this size, so I have brought one." The Maharshi took it with a smile. Later, he used it to write a Malayalam translation of Rama Gita, which was printed by Nambiar at his own cost.

M: People run the course of their samskaras (mental impressions). When taught that they are the Self, the teaching affects the mind and the imagination runs riot. Their occult experiences are only according to their imagination of the state, "I am the Self." But when a person is ripe, and the mind is about to be sunk into the Heart, the instruction given works in a flash and the person realizes the Self, otherwise there is struggle.

This message is from the book Conscious Immortality, Conversations with Sri Ramana Maharshi. Recorded by Paul Brunton and Munagala Venkartaramiah and published by Sri Ramanasramam

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" There must be immense longing for truth...or absolute faith in the Guru...believe me...there is no goal...nor a way to reach it...You are the way and the goal.. there is nothing else to reach except yourself..."

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Only when man is willing to change himself, there can be a true
revolution

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" The fear of the loss of identity, the fear of the loss of control, the fear of abandonment, the fear of giving up your dreams, the fear of the loss of your attachments come up like serpents to frighten you...they derive power through your attention...you support them because they have meaning for you...thus energised, they start molesting your peace...
That which is, is not difficult to find...no, it is here even now!...it is just that the discovery of this truth seems to threaten your wordly attachments...you don't realise that everything you are afraid to let go of is nothing!...it only figures big in your mind!...the apparent gap between yourself and reality is only the distance of a concept...if it is hurting too much to let go then don't, instead try something softer...take a look at why you are holding on...if even this is too hard for you, find out who is giving up and who is holding on?
Even this you don't want to do?...do you feel threatened even by this question?
Only that which is effortless can be called natural...what you love is effortlessness...effort is needed to pursue everything other than what is...You cannot pursue what is because you already are what is..."

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Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet and Mystic

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Heart filled with love is like a phoenix
that no cage can imprison.

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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you"

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"Jnana is eternal and no effort is really needed. Because it is already there and needs no accomplishment, jnana is pure intelligence, the same consciousness which is ever self-radiant.

What kind of effort can avail to disclose the eternally self-resplendent consciousness? Being coated with a thick crust of infinite vasanas (dispositions), it is not easily perceived. The incrustation must first be soaked in the running stream of mind control and carefully scrapped off with the sharp chisel of investigation. Then one must turn the closed urn of crystal quartz-- namely, the mind cleaned in the aforesaid manner-- on the grinding wheel of alertness and finally open the lid with the lever of discrimination.

Lo! the gem enclosed within is now reached and that is all!"

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“Never count your faults. Just see that your love for God is deeply sincere. For God doesn't mind your imperfections: He minds your indifference.”

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The individual is not separate from God. Hence love means one has love towards one's own Self.

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Question .: Isn’t it necessary that saints should mix with people and be helpful to them?

Bhagavan.: The Self alone is the Reality; the world and the rest of it are not. The Realized being does not see the world as different from himself.

Question :: Then does that mean that a man’s Realization leads to the uplift of mankind without their being aware of it?

Bhagavan .: Yes; the help is imperceptible but it is still there. A realized Man helps the whole of mankind, although without their knowledge.

Question : Wouldn’t it be better if he mixed with others?

Bhagavan .: There are no others to mix with. The Self is the one and only Reality.

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The main point to grasp is...that you have projected onto yourself a world of your own imagination...based on memories, on desires and fears, and that you have imprisoned yourself in it...break the spell and be free..."

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Question : In Europe people do not understand that a man can be helpful in solitude. They imagine that only men who work in the world can be useful. When will this confusion cease? Will the European mind continue wading in the morass or will it realize the Truth?

Bhagavan .: Never mind about Europe or America. Where are they but in the mind? Realize your Self and then all is realized. If you see a number of men in a dream and then wake up and recall your dream, do you try to find out whether the persons of your dream-creation are also awake?.

A self-realized being cannot help benefitting the world. His very existence is the highest good.

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Unless the illusory nature of the perception of the world as an objective reality ceases, the vision of the true nature of the Self, on which the illusion is formed, is not obtained.

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There is no greater experience than to feel and know that the Cosmic Mother is with you. Watch for the presence of the Mother, because She will look after you in every way....
Pray, "Mother, I am Thy child. Reveal Thyself!" If you send this appeal to God as the Divine Mother night and morning, unceasingly, She will manifest Herself unto you.

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