Friday, January 29, 2010

Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi Quotes and Sayings

Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi Quotes and Sayings
  1. Liberation is our very nature. We are that. The very fact that we wish for liberation shows that freedom from all bondage is our real nature. It is not to be freshly acquired. All that is necessary is to get rid of the false notion that we are bound. When we achieve that, there will be no desire or thought of any sort. So long as one desires liberation, so long, you may take it, one is in bondage.

  2. Realization is nothing to be gained afresh; it is already there. All that is necessary is to get rid of the thought `I have not realized'.

  3. There is no other way to succeed than to draw the mind back every time it turns outwards and fix it in the Self.

  4. Hold the `I'-thought and find its source.

  5. The proper way to get rid of a desire is to find out `Who gets the desire? What is its source?' When this is found, the desire is rooted out and it will never again emerge or grow.

  6. We are wrongly persisting in unreality, that is, attachment to thoughts and worldly activities. Cessation of these will reveal the truth.

  7. Search for the source of the `I'-thought. That is all that one has to do. The universe exists on account of the `I'-thought. If that ends there is an end to misery also. The false `I' will end only when its source is sought.

  8. 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.

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