Saturday, May 23, 2009

The individual is an appearance

Do you not see how ridiculous all this is ? Your coming here day after day only shows that you are not prepared to accept my word that there is no such thing as an 'individual'; that the 'individual' is nothing but an appearance; that an appearance cannot have any 'bondage' and, therefore, there is no question of any 'liberation' for an appearance.

Do you even now realize that if the very basis of your seeking is wrong, what can you achieve ? Indeed, is there anything to be achieved ? By whom ? By an appearance ?

This is not all. Whatever I say is being tape-recorded by some people; some others take down their own notes. For what purpose ? To make the conditioning even more powerful ? Do you not realize that there never has been any question of 'who' ? Whatever has happened (if at all anything has happened) has been spontaneous. There never has been any room for an individual in the totality of manifestation; all the functioning is at the level of the conceptual physical space (Mahadakash), which is contained in a conceptual speck of consciousness the mental space of time, perception and cognition (Chidakash).

Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Be still

Once Sri Ramana said the whole truth is contained in the words”Be Still”.

So if one is self-aware and still, one has grasped the method.

A quiet, peaceful, and content mind that is awake and turned within to its source has grasped the method and the process of Self-Inquiry. This process itself turns into the goal when the mind merges into the Heart for Self-Revelation.

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Therefore, the aspirant should with confidence maintain the inner gaze focusing the “I” on “I”. Remaining in stillness with awareness aware of itself is the practice. Remaining with the sense of “I AM” is the practice.

Mind is the false I

Know me as the true essence of jnana (wisdom) that shines uninterruptedly in your Heart. Destroy the objectifying awareness of the ego - mind that arrogantly cavorts as "I" .

-- Sri Ramana

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mahapuja 2009 - May 18th

For performing the supreme act of Self-enquiry, there is no other auspicious day than today.

(GVK 518)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Attention to the "I"

This path (attention to the "I") is the direct path; all others are indirect ways. The first leads to the Self, the others elsewhere.

Be as you are (p 110) - edited David Godman

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Devote yourself to your practice all the time

Sadhakas (aspirants) should only work enough to maintain the body. Try to avoid unnecessary activities. Less work is good. Devote yourself to your sadhana (practice) all the time. You dissipate your desire for the Self by undertaking all kinds of useless activities that waste your time and lead to attachments.

You think that your life is endless and you can put off meditation till a later date. ...

If you have to engage in activity to support yourself or your family, then do it, but always be aware of the Self, while you work.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Who Am I ?

As long as there are impressions of objects in the mind, so long the enquiry "Who Am I?" is required.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Bhagavan is the "I"

Why despair ? Know with certainty by enquiry, that I myself am present as your "I".

-- Sri Ramana Maharshi