Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Whenever you are present

Having access to that formless realm is truly liberating. It frees you from bondage to form and identification with form. It is life in its undifferentiated state prior to its fragmentation into multiplicity. We may call it the Unmanifested, the invisible Source of all things, the Being within all beings. It is a realm of deep stillness and peace, but also of joy and intense aliveness. Whenever you are present, you become "transparent" to some extent to the light, the pure consciousness that emanates from this Source. You also realize that the light is not separate from who you are but constitutes your very essence.
- Eckhart Tolle

Friday, November 09, 2012

The only true knowledge is pure awareness

The only true knowledge is pure awareness. Thoughts, beliefs, ideas and concepts are all false knowledge.
What is worth seeking and discovering is the truth of Self. Such knowledge comes only to the still, clear intellect not muddled by strenuous search without but questing for the Truth in silence.
-- Sri Ramana (Today is Annamalai Swami Day)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sri Muruganar quote

As the gracious light of inner realization entered my heart, all knowledge acquired through learning was exposed as merely a creation of the mind and as it fell away, my consciousness – free of attributes, shining in its natural state of attachment to the Self, that shines without attachment to anything – gained its final victory as the consciousness that is absolute and all-embracing.
-- Sri Muruganar

Friday, September 21, 2012

Some pointers on 'Who Am i' meditation

Therefore, search within for that which is the perceiver and attempt to abide there.  The attempt itself will be a failure, but persistence will allow one to abide in silence, as the dichotomy disappears, and the ultimate subjectivity will reveal its mysteries just in this calm abidance.

From It is Not Real - Full Discussion

Saturday, September 01, 2012

The one true light

The one true light there is, is pure Awareness. Other kinds of knowledge clinging to it and claiming to be real are ego-born conceptual clouds. To trust them is sheer folly.

Friday, August 17, 2012


It is the earnestness that liberates and not the theory. Your sincerity will guide you. Devotion to the goal of freedom and perfection will make you abandon all theories and systems and live by wisdom, intelligence and active love. Theories may be good as starting points, but must be abandoned, the sooner – the better. (Today is Sri Muruganar Day).
The enduring attainment is to become established in the Heart, abiding as the pure 'I', unruffled by the fierce gale whipped up by all the various branches of knowledge that are apprehended through the mind and senses, and cause us agitation.
-- Sri Muruganar

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The one question

Give up all questions except one: 'Who am I?' After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The 'I am' is certain. The 'I am this' is not. Struggle to find out what you are in reality. All these questions arise from your believing yourself to be a person. Go beyond the personal and see. (Today is Sri Kunju Swami Day)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Non-existent person

Your questions are about a non-existing person. The silence of the mind will dissolve and absorb all else. Do not ask superficial questions; apply yourself to fundamentals, to the very roots of your being. There are so many theories devised for explaining things; all are plausible, none is true.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mind tempting you with words

Don't be interested in the words that the mind is serving up for you. It is putting them there to tempt you into a stream of thoughts that will take you away from the Self. You have to ignore them all and focus on the light that is shining within you. (Cow Lakshmi Day)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Giving up false identification

When I say give up your false identification with the "I am the body" idea, I don't mean that you are not the body, I mean that you should give up the idea that you are only the body. You are all bodies, all things, all creation, but this knowledge will not come unless you give up identifying with particular objects, such as "I am the body" and limiting thoughts such as "I am this person". When you have given up all thoughts, all identifications, the true knowledge suddenly dawns on you: "I am the unmanifest Self, and I am also the whole of manifestation."

Friday, June 01, 2012

The beginning and the end of knowledge is the ‘I am’, be attentive to the ‘I am’, once you understand it, you are apart from it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

You are prior to the I-am

The ‘I am’ is the sum total of all that you perceive, it’s time-bound, the ‘I am’ itself is an illusion, you are not the ‘I am’, you are prior to it.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Continuous Effort

Self-enquiry must be done continuously. It doesn't work if you regard it as a part-time activity. You must have a lifelong commitment to establish yourself in the Self. Your determination to succeed must be strong and firm, and it should manifest as continuos effort. -- Sri Annamalai Swami

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Go beyond I-am

The ‘I am’ is the permanent link in the succession of events called life, be at the link ‘I am’ only and go beyond it.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Why not turn away from the experience to the experiencer and realize the full import of the only true statement you can make: ‘I am’. Just keep in mind the feeling ‘I am’, merge in it, till your mind and feeling become one. By repeated attempts you will stumble on the right balance of attention and affection and your mind will be firmly established in the thought-feeling ‘I am’. Whatever you think, say or do, this sense of immutable and affectionate being remains as the ever-present background of the mind.