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Quotes of Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi Quotes

  1. Our real nature is mukti (Liberation)s. But we are imagining we are bound and are making various, strenuous attempts to become free, while we are all the while free. This will be understood only when we reach that stage. We will be surprised that we were frantically trying to attain something which we have always been and are.
  2. We imagine that we will realize that Self some time, whereas we are never anything but the Self.
  3. The conception that there is a goal and a path to it is wrong. We are the goal or peace always. To get rid of the notion that we are not peace is all that is required.
  4. This reality of pure consciousness is eternal by its nature and therefore subsists equally during what you call waking, dreaming and sleep. To him who is one with that reality there is neither the mind nor its three states and, therefore, neither introversion nor extroversion. His is the ever-waking state, because he is awake to the eternal Self.
  5. The Jnanis (Self -Realized Souls) do things for the sake of others with detachment, without themselves being affected by them.
  6. The Jnani (Self -Realized Soul), who is only a mirror, is unaffected by actions. How can a mirror, or the stand on which it is mounted, be affected by the reflections? Nothing affects them as they are mere supports.
  7. The ignorance is identical with the `I'-thought. Find its source and it will vanish.
  8. The `I'-thought is like a spirit which, although not palpable, rises up simultaneously with the body, flourishes and disappears with it. The body-consciousness is the wrong `I'. Give up this body-consciousness. It is done by seeking the source of the `I'. The body does not say `I am'. It is you who say, `I am the body '. Find out who this `I' is. Seeking its source it will vanish.
  9. Divine grace is essential for realization. It leads one to God realization. But such grace is vouchsafed only to him who is a true devotee or a yogi. It is given only to those who have striven hard and ceaselessly on the path towards freedom.
  10. In the proximity of a great master, the vasanas (Desires) cease to be active, the mind becomes still and samadhi results. Thus the disciple gains true knowledge and right experience in the presence of the master. To remain unshaken in it further efforts are necessary. Eventually the disciple will know it to be his real being and will thus be liberated even while alive.
  11. Renunciation is always in the mind, not in going to forests or solitary places or giving up one's duties. The main thing is to see that the mind does not turn outward but inward.
  12. The world is not external. Because you identify yourself wrongly with the body you see the world outside, and its pain becomes apparent to you. But they are not real. Seek the reality and get rid of this unreal feeling.

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