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Ramana Maharshi favorite quotes
Q: How can I attain Self- realization?
A: 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'. Stillness
or peace is realization. There is no moment when the Self is not. So long as
there is doubt or the feeling of non-realization, the attempt should be made
to rid oneself of these thoughts. They are due to the identification of the
Self with the not-Self. When the not-Self disappears, the Self alone
remains. To make room, it is enough that objects be removed. Room is not
brought in from elsewhere.
- Ramana Maharshi from Be As You Are, posted to MillionPaths
"When there is no 'I' thought there can be no other thought. When other thoughts arise, ask, "To Whom? To
me? Where from does this 'I' arise?' Thus diving inwards, if one traces the source of the mind and
reaches the Heart, one becomes the Sovereign Lord of the Universe. There is no more dreaming of such as
in and out, right and wrong, birth and death, pleasure and pain, light and darkness..........snipped
"In the recesses of the lotus-shaped heart of all, from Vishnu downwards, there shines the Absolute
Consciousness, which is the same as Arunachala or Ramana. When the mind melts with love of Him and
reaches the inmost recess of the Heart where He dwells as the Beloved, the subtle eye of pure intellect
opens and He reveals Himself as Pure Consciousness."