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All Quotes by author - Ramana Maharshi
" All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception. "
" All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only. "
" As instruments for knowing the objects, the sense organs are outside, and so they are called outer senses; and the mind is called the inner sense because it is inside. But the distinction between inner and outer is only with reference to the body; in truth, there is neither inner nor outer. The mind's nature is to remain pure like ether. "
" Devotion complete culminates in knowledge supreme. "
" Doubts never end. If one doubt is removed, another takes its place. It is like removing the leaves of a tree one by one. Even if all the leaves are clipped off, new ones grow. The tree itself must be uprooted. "
" Experiences such as, 'I went; I came; I was; I did,' come naturally to everyone. From these experiences, does it not appear that the consciousness 'I' is the subject of those various acts? Enquiry into the true nature of that consciousness, and remaining as oneself, is the way to understand, through enquiry, one's true nature. "
" For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of Self, the world is seen merely as a bondage causing imagination. "
" If you are vigilant and make a stern effort to reject every thought when it rises, you will soon find that you are going deeper and deeper into your own inner self, where there is no need for your effort to reject the thoughts. "
" Let come what comes, let go what goes. See what remains. "
" Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind. "
" No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. "
" Our own self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world. "
" Silence is also conversation. "
" Silence is ever speaking; it is the perennial flow of language. "
" Society is the body; individuals are its members, its limbs. Just as the various limbs help and co-operate with one another and thus are happy, so each must unite with others in being helpful to all in thought, speech and action... One may see to the good of one's own group, i.e., the group that is immediate to him, and then proceed to others. "
" The body dies, but the spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by death. "
" The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress. "
" The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself. "
" The Real is ever-present, like the screen on which the cinematographic pictures move. While the picture appears on it, the screen remains invisible. Stop the picture, and the screen will become clear. All thoughts and events are merely pictures moving on the screen of Pure Consciousness, which alone is real. "
" There is no doubt that breath control is the means for mind control because the mind, like breath, is a part of air; because the nature of mobility is common to both; because the place of origin is the same for both; and because when one of them is controlled, the other gets controlled. "
" Think of God; attachments will gradually drop away. If you wait till all desires disappear before starting your devotion and prayer, you will have to wait for a very long time indeed. "
" Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it time, it is time. If you call it existence, it is existence, and so on. After calling it time, you divide it into days and nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc. Time is immaterial for the Path of Knowledge. "
" When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation. "
" Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; not the mind, because the brain will decay with the body; not the personality, nor the emotions, for these also will vanish with death. "
" Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world? "
" You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all. "
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