Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I will protect you

2. Abandon the drama of the world and seek the Self within.
Remaining within, I will protect you, ensuring that no harm befalls you.

-- Sri Ramana Maharshi
See Arunachala Ramana.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

If you enquire and know me

3. If you enquire and know me, the indweller, in that state there will be no reason for you to worry about the world.

-- Sri Ramana Maharshi

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Entrust your burdens on me

4. For the cruel disease of burning samsara to end, the correct regimen is to entrust all your burdens on me.
-- Sri Ramana Maharshi
See Arunachala Ramana.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Place all your burdens on me

5. In order that your needless anxieties cease,
make sure that all your burdens are placed on me
through the brave act of depending totally on grace.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Surrender all to me

6. If you completely surrender all your responsibilities to me,
I will accept them as mine and manage them.

See Arunachala Ramana.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

why do you have any worries

7. When bearing the entire burden remains my responsibility,
why do you have any worries?

See Arunachala Ramana.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Long ago you offered ...

8. Long ago you offered your body, possessions and soul to me, making them mine,
so why do you still regard these things as 'I' and 'mine' and associate yourself with them?

See Arunachala Ramana.

Monday, October 08, 2007

I will show you the Light

9. Seek my grace within the Heart. I will drive away your darkness and show you the light.
This is my responsibility.

Arunachala Ramana

Sunday, October 07, 2007

True Practice of Sri Ramana's teachings

The true practice of Sri Ramana's teachings is remaining quiet, remaining in a state of inner mental quiescence that allows the power of Sri Ramana to seep into your heart and transform you. This can be summarized in one of Sri Ramana's classic comments: 'Just keep quiet. Bhagavan will do the rest.'

If you use the phrase 'practicing the teachings,' the following sequence is assumed: that Sri Ramana speaks of some goal that has to be attained, that he gives you some route, some practice, to reach that goal, and that you then use your mind to vigorously move towards that goal. The mind wants to be in charge of this operation. It wants to listen to the Guru, understand what is required, and then use itself to move in the prescribed direction. All this is wrong. Mind is not the vehicle one uses to carry out the teachings; it is, instead, the obstacle that prevents one from directly experiencing them. The only useful, productive thing the mind can do is disappear.

-- From Living the inspiration of Sri Ramana Maharshi