Monday, January 12, 2015

Famous Quotes by Ramana Maharishi

Ramana Maharshi is widely acknowledged as one of the outstanding Hindu gurus of modern times. He was born Venkataraman Iyer, in Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, South India.

Here are some famous quotes from his work 'Who am I' (Naan Yaar in Tamil)...

* I am Not the perishable body, but the eternal self!

* Actions yield results by the ordinance of God as He wills .

* One must realise his Self in order to open store of unalloyed happiness.

* The body dies, but the spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by death.

* Even the structure of the Atom has been found by the mind. Therefore the mind is subtler than the atom.
   That which is behind the mind, namely the individual soul. is subtler than the mind.

* All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception.

* The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the
   measures to gauge spiritual progress.

* All bad qualities center around the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation result itself. There are neither
   good or bad qualities in the self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only.

* Let come what comes, let go what goes. See what remains.

* Time is only the idea. There is Reality. Whatever you think it is, it look likes that.
   If you call it time, it is time. If you call it existence, it is existence, ans so on.
   After calling it time, you divide it into days and nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc.

   Time is immaterial for the path of knowledge.

* It is the higher power which does everything, and the man is only a tool. If he accept that position,
   he is free from troubles; otherwise, he courts them.

* Self-reform automatically brings about social reform.

* You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.

* For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of self, the world is seen merely as a bondage
   causing imagination.

* Silence is also converation.

* Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows 'I am!' No one can deny his own being.

* If there is anything besides the Self there is a reason for fear? Who sees the Second? First, the ego arises
   and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists ans there is no second.

* The best way to meditate is through meditation itself.

* Concentration of the mind is in a way common to both Knowledge and Yoga. Yoga aims at union of the
   individual with the universal, the Reality. The reality cannot be new. It must exist even now, and it does  

* Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect.
   Later you take on limitations and become the mind.

* Our own self realization is the greatest service we can render the world.

* When there are thoughts, It is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.

* No one succeed without effort...Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.


Reference : Ramana Mahraishi Quotes, Naan Yaar. 
Image courtesy : Wikipedia.

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