Friday, 11 December 2009

Thus Spake Ramana

The Self is not somewhere far away to be reached. You are always that. You have only to give up your habit of identifying yourself with the non-self. All effort is only for that.

~ Bhagavan Ramana

Although (Siva) is motionless he dances before the Mother (Sakti) who stands still in the court (of Chidambaram). But know that that Sakti is withdrawn into His unmoving Self and He stands in His grandeur as the towering Arunachala.

~ Arunachala Navamanimalai

Why despair ? Know with certainty by enquiry, that I myself am present as your "I".

~ Bhagavan Ramana

"Grace manifests itself when the quest for the Self begins. The quest itself is the result of Grace. There is not a single moment when Grace is not operating in us. Grace is beyond time and space. Grace is always there. It is the beginning, middle and end. Grace is the Self."

~ Bhagavan Ramana

Abandon the drama of the world and seek the Self within.Remaining within, I will protect you, ensuring that no harm befalls you.

~ Bhagavan Ramana

To remain free from thoughts is the best offering one can make to God.

~ Bhagavan Ramana

When a man forgets that he is a Brahman, who is real, permanent and omnipresent, and deludes himself into thinking that he is a body in the universe which is filled with bodies that are transitory, and labours under that delusion, you have got to remind him that the world is unreal and a delusion.

Why? Because his vision which has forgotten its own Self is dwelling in the external, material universe. It will not turn inwards into introspection unless you impress on him that all this external material universe is unreal. When once he realises his own Self he will know that there is nothing other than his own Self and he will come to look upon the whole universe as Brahman.

~ Bhagavan Ramana

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