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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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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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in creating this universe God revealed two aspects: the masculine or fatherly, and the feminine or motherly. If you close your eyes and visualize vast, illimitable space, you become overwhelmed and enthralled − you feel naught but pure wisdom. That hidden, infinite sphere wherein there is no creation, no stars or planets − only pure wisdom − is the Father. And Nature with her diamond-dazzling stars, the Milky Way, the flowers, birds, clouds, mountains, sky − the countless beauties of creation − is the Divine Mother. In Nature you behold the mother aspect of God, full of beauty, gentleness, tenderness, and kindness. The beauty in the world bespeaks the creative motherly instinct of God, and when we look upon all the good in Nature, we experience a feeling of tenderness within us − we can see and feel God as Mother in Nature.
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The Divine Mother is most anxious to have you back with Her, but first you must prove to Her that you want Her alone. You must cry urgently and unceasingly; then She smiles and is with you instantly. Divine Spirit has no partiality; the Mother loves all. But Her devotees appreciate Her love, respond to Her love. I see the effect on people who have gained a little human love, or a little money − how happy they are! But if they could see what strength, what joy, what love is in the Divine Mother, they would fly away from all else

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Meet your own self. Be with your own self, listen to it, obey it, cherish it, keep it in mind ceaselessly. You need no other guide. As long as your urge for truth affects your daily life, all is well with you. Live your life without hurting anybody. Harmlessness is a most powerful form of Yoga and it will take you speedily to your goal. This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless.

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If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly , the greatest gift you have is to give that of your own.

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God opens millions of flowers without forcing the buds... reminding us not to force anything, for things happen perfectly in time.

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Enlightened persons may be saying different things...
but they mean the same....
Ignorants may be saying the same thing. But its not the same..

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All knowledge is meant only to lead the person to the realisation of the Self.

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Be foolishly in love,
because love is all there is.
There is no way into presence
except through a love exchange.
If someone asks, But what is love?
answer, Dissolving the will.

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Native American Code of Ethics

Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often.
The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.
Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem
from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.

Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others
to make your path for you. It is your road, and
yours alone. Others may walk it with you,
but no one can walk it for you.

Treat the guests in your home with much consideration.
Serve them the best food, give them the best
bed and treat them with respect and honor.

Do not take what is not yours whether from
a person, a community,the wilderness or from a
culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.

Respect all things that are placed upon
this earth – whether it be people or plant.

Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words.
Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them.
Allow each person the right to personal expression.

Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative
energy that you put out into the universe
will multiply when it returns to you.

All persons make mistakes.
And all mistakes can be forgiven.

Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind,
body and spirit. Practice optimism.

Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us.
They are part of your worldly family.

Children are the seeds of our future. Plant
love in their hearts and water them with
wisdom and life’s lessons. When they
are grown, give them space to grow.

Avoid hurting the hearts of others.
The poison of your pain will return to you.

Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the
test of one’s will within this universe.

Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual
self, Emotional self, and Physical self – all need
to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out
the body to strengthen the mind. Grow
rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.

Make conscious decisions as to who
you will be and how you will react. Be
responsible for your own actions.

Respect the privacy and personal space of
others. Do not touch the personal property of
others – especially sacred and religious
objects. This is forbidden.

Be true to yourself first. You cannot
nurture and help others if you cannot
nurture and help yourself first.

Respect others religious beliefs.
Do not force your belief on others.

Share your good fortune with others.
Participate in charity.

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Trace back the source of the ‘I-thought’. The Self alone will remain (Bhagavan in Talk 266).

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These pains that you feel are messengers.
Listen to them. Turn them to sweetness.

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