Monday, August 29, 2011

Advent Day 2011

Once again the time comes when Sri Ramana left his home for the Holy Arunachala hill. Bhagavan started the journey on August 29 and reached Arunachala on September 1 (Advent Day).

This is an auspicious time to step up one's enquiry. Know and always hold onto the Self.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sri Muruganar Day 2011

Only by abiding in the heart as pure awareness
which lights up and shines within the mind,
can one enjoy the thrill, the throb, the bliss supreme
of being the Self.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Killing, is it necessary

I came across this accidentally. Thought I'd share.
Is killing necessary ?

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bhagavan Aradhana 2011 - Who Am I

By the inquiry 'Who am I?'. The thought 'who am I?' will destroy all other thoughts, and like the stick used for stirring the burning pyre, it will itself in the end get destroyed. Then, there will arise Self-realization.

When other thoughts arise, one should not pursue them, but should inquire: 'To whom do they arise?' It does not matter how many thoughts arise. As each thought arises, one should inquire with diligence, "To whom has this thought arisen?". The answer that would emerge would be "To me". Thereupon if one inquires "Who am I?", the mind will go back to its source; and the thought that arose will become quiescent. With repeated practice in this manner, the mind will develop the skill to stay in its source. When the mind that is subtle goes out through the brain and the sense-organs, the gross names and forms appear; when it stays in the heart, the names and forms disappear. 


Friday, April 29, 2011

Stand aware but detached

You are the Self, here and now. Leave the mind alone, stand aware and unconcerned, and you will realize that to stand alert but detached, watching events come and go, is an aspect of your real nature.

(I am That, p 18)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A quiet mind

When the mind is quiet, we come to know ourselves as the pure witness. We withdraw from the experience and its experiencer and stand apart in pure awareness, which is between and beyond the two. The personality, based on self-identification, on imagining oneself to be something: "I am this, I am that", continues, but only as a part of the objective world. It's identification with the witness snaps.

(from I am That, p 10)