Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sri Ramana Maharshi quotes



“The only useful purpose of the present birth is to turn within and realize the Self.” 
Ramana Maharshi
 
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.” 
Ramana Maharshi

Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” 
Ramana Maharshi


"No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” 

 Ramana Maharshi

“Your duty is to be and not to be this or that. 'I am that I am' sums up the whole truth. The method is summed up in the words 'Be still'. What does stillness mean? It means destroy yourself. Because any form or shape is the cause for trouble. Give up the notion that 'I am so and so'. All that is required to realize the Self is to be still.” 
Ramana Maharshi

Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns.” 
Ramana Maharshi

Have faith in God and in yourself; that will cure all. Hope for the best, expect the best, toil for the best and everything will come right for you in the end.” 
Ramana Maharshi

If the mind falls asleep, awaken it. Then if it starts wandering, make it quiet. If you reach the state where there is neither sleep nor movement of mind, stay still in that, the natural (real) state.” 
Ramana Maharshi, The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi

“There is neither Past nor Future. There is only the Present.” 
Ramana Maharshi

“Aim high, aim at the highest, and all lower aims are thereby achieved. It is looking below on the stormy sea of differences that makes you sink. Look up, beyond these and see the One Glorious Real, and you are saved.” 
Ramana Maharshi

“Realisation is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty. It is only removal of all camouflage” 
Ramana Maharshi

“If you go on working with the light available, you will meet your Master, as he himself will be seeking you.” 
Ramana Maharshi

“What is illusion?
M.: To whom is the illusion? Find it out. Then illusion will vanish.
Generally people want to know about illusion and do not examine to whom it is. It is foolish. Illusion is outside and unknown. But the seeker is considered to be known and is inside. Find out what is immediate, intimate, instead of trying to find out what is distant and unknown.” 
Ramana Maharshi

“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. But some of these rules and discipline are good for beginners.” 
Ramana Maharshi

The pure mind is itself Brahman; it therefore follows that Brahman is not other than the mind of the sage.” 
Ramana Maharshi

“Know that the eradication of the identification with the body is charity, spiritual austerity and ritual sacrifice; it is virtue, divine union and devotion; it is heaven, wealth, peace and truth; it is grace; it is the state of divine silence; it is the deathless death; it is jnana, renunciation, final liberation and bliss.” 
Ramana Maharshi

“All that is required to realise the Self is to “Be Still.” 
Ramana Maharshi

Remain still, with the conviction that the Self shines as everything yet nothing, within, without, and everywhere.” 
Ramana Maharshi
 
“There is nothing like ‘within’ or ‘without.’ Both mean either the same thing or nothing.” 
Ramana Maharshi

“The explorers seek happiness in finding curiosities, discovering new lands and undergoing risks in adventures. They are thrilling. But where is happiness found? Only within. Happiness is not to be sought in the external world.” 
Ramana Maharshi

If you hold this feeling of ‘I’ long enough and strongly enough, the false ‘I’ will vanish leaving only the unbroken awareness of the real, immanent ‘I’, consciousness itself” 
Ramana Maharshi

“You can only stop the flow of thoughts by refusing to have any interest in it.” 
Ramana Maharshi

You must achieve liberation during your life time.
Even if you fail to do it during your lifetime, you must think of God at least at the time of death, since one becomes what he thinks of at the time of death. But unless all your life you have been thinking of God, unless you have accustomed yourself to dhyana (meditation) of 'God always during life, it would not at all be possible for you think of God at the time of death.” 
Ramana Maharshi

“Mind your business. Take care of what you came here for. Find the ‘I’ first and you may afterwards speak of other matters.” 
Ramana Maharshi

“Your concentration must come as easily as the breath. Fix yourself on one thing and try to hold onto it. All will come right. Meditation is sticking to one thought. That single thought keeps away other thoughts. The dissipated mind is a sign of its weakness. By constant meditation it gains strength.” 
Ramana Maharshi

“There is neither creation nor destruction,
neither destiny nor free will, 
neither path nor achievement.
This is the final truth.” 
Ramana Maharshi