Tag Archives: Ramana Maharshi

Animals and awareness


Question: Do animals have to deal with the illusion of being separate? I’m thinking about my dogs. Francis: That’s a good question. You should ask them. Question: They won’t answer…. Francis: Ramana Maharshi used to say that certain animals would … Continue reading

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Meditation (RM)


Meditation is your true nature now. You call it meditation, because there are other thoughts distracting you. When these thoughts are dispelled, you remain alone, i.e., in the state of meditation free from thoughts; and that is your real nature … Continue reading

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Freewill and Destiny


FATE AND FREEWILL FREEWILL AND DESTINY ARE EVER EXISTENT. Destiny is the result of past action; it concerns the body. Let the body act as may suit it. Why are you concerned about it? Why do you pay attention to … Continue reading

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No creation and no destruction


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Silence the best Upadesa


Silence is the best Upadesa [spiritual instruction], but it is suited only for advanced pupils; others are unable to draw full inspiration from it, therefore they used words to explain the Truth. But Truth is beyond words. It does not … Continue reading

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Self, substratum of mind


What does it matter if the mind is active? It is only so on the substratum of the Self. Hold to the Self even during mental activity. —Sri Ramana Maharshi

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A great wonder


It is a great wonder that to teach such a simple truth a number of religions should be necessary, and so many disputes should go on between them as to which is the God-ordained teaching. What a pity! Just be … Continue reading

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The truth of love


“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 … Continue reading

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Mind and the Self


The Self is free from all qualities. Good or bad qualities pertain only to the mind. —Sri Ramana Maharshi

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FREEWILL AND DESTINY ARE EVER EXISTENT


Destiny is the result of past action; it concerns the body. Let the body act as may suit it. Why are you concerned about it? Why do you pay attention to it? Freewill and destiny last as long as the … Continue reading

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