Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Simple Truth of Ramana Maharshi

"The ultimate truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that need be said. Still, it is a wonder that to teach this simple truth there should come into being so many religions, creeds, methods and disputes among them and so on! Oh the pity! Oh the pity!"

— Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi (talk 96)

Ramana: Realization is nothing to be got afresh. It is already there. All that is necessary is to be rid of the thought: "I have not realized."
Devotee: Then one need not attempt it.
Ramana: No. Stillness of mind 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, attempt must be made to rid oneself of these thoughts.

Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi (talk 245)

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