What is self-realization?
Self-realisation - simply means 'remaining as your-Self', that is consciousness devoid of identity with form. This false identity with form is the result of thought and when thought stops (as in deep sleep) you remain as 'the Self', but in this case it is in ignorance.
The purpose of 'Self-enquiry' is to stop thought consciously and to remain fully aware of your thought-free nature - to become absorbed in it, to be it permanently. This state is referred to as The Light, Pure Spirit, Being, Nirvana, Jnana, Self, Supreme Consciousness, Samadhi, Mukti and various other terms. It is not alien to anyone and every genuine 'Teacher of Humanity' has pinpointed this as the supreme goal.
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‘Liberation is the extinction of the ego which inquires
‘With form, without form, or with and without form?’”
Verse 40 above is from “The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi”
Liberation is the extinction of the ego that inquires.
Liberation is the extinction of the ego.
Liberation is the extinction of the ego that speculates about what liberation is or is not.
Liberation is the extinction of the ego that wonders
if the experience it has had is liberation or not.
Liberation is the extinction of the ego that imagines the Self has parts or qualities
or aspects or form.
Liberation is the end of the ego that experiences.
Liberation is the end of experience.
Liberation is the end of the experiencer.
What is the end of the spiritual search, and who has saved himself
according to Sri Ramana Maharshi?
The end of the ego-illusion is the end of the spiritual search
according to Sri Ramana Maharshi.
According to Sri Ramana Maharshi, only the death of the ego,
never to return, can be called liberation.
What does the end of the ego-illusion mean, and what is that experience like
according to Sri Ramana Maharshi?
Is the perception of a liberated sage walking, eating, talking, etc.
created by the state of the perceiver who is still under the ego illusion,
or does a liberated sage have a perception of walking, talking, eating, etc.?
According to both Sri Ramana Maharshi
the perception of a sage talking, walking, eating etc.
is due to the state of the one who is perceiving it.
According to Sri Ramana Maharshi,
all worlds, all universes, all beings, etc. are a delusion produced by the ego-illusion.
The Self, according to Sri Ramana Maharshi, is just Infinite empty Awareness
that has no world, no universes, no beings, etc.
and also no perception of a universe, or beings, or bodies, etc.
Please also refer bhagavanramana.blogspot.com
What is reality?
Reality must be always real. It is not with forms and names. That which underlies these is the Reality. It underlies limitations, being itself limitless. It is not bound. It underlies unrealities, itself being real.
Reality is that which is. It is as it is.
It transcends speech, beyond the expressions, e.g., existence, non-existence, etc.
- As spoken by Bhagavan on January 19th, 1936
Reality is Formless empty awareness, with no borders or boundaries.
It has no name.
In the illusion it is called by many names, one of which is the Self.
Regarding sages like Sri Ramana Maharshi:
There is no name called Sri Ramana in the Self.
There is no body called Sri Ramana in the Self.
No words have been or ever will be spoken in the Self.
No bodies have been or ever will be perceived in the Self.
No beings have been or ever will be perceived in the Self.
No universes have been or ever will be perceived in the Self.
The appearance of a world, or a body, or a universe, or a word,
or a thought, or a sage, is a non-existent illusion that has never happened,
and never will happen.