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#1. Thoughts come and go. Feelings come and go. Find out what it is that remains. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#2. When one remains without thinking one understands another by means of the universal language of Silence. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#3. The source of the ego is God. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#4. Under whatever name or form we worship It, It leads us on to knowledge of the nameless, formless Absolute. Yet, to see one's true Self in the Absolute, to subside into It and be one with
It, this is the true Knowledge of the Truth. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#5. The world is illusory, Only Brahman is real, Brahman is the world - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#6. See who is the doubter, who is the thinker. It is the ego. Hold it; the other thoughts will die away - the ego will be left pure. See the source from where the ego arises and abide in it. That is pure consciousness. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#7. If the light of the sun is invisible to the owl it is only the fault of that bird and not of the sun. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#8. He that sees the Lord in the temple, the living body, by seeking Him within, can alone see Him, the Infinite, in the temple of the universe, having become the Endless Eye. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#9. Silence is most powerful. Speech is always less powerful than silence. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#10. Turn your vision inward and the whole world will be full of supreme spirit. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#11. I do not consider anyone to be my disciple. I have never sought upadesh from anyone nor do I give ceremonial upadesh. If the people call themselves my disciples I do not approve or disapprove. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#12. Silence is also conversation. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#13. How to get rid of the mind? Is it the mind that wants to kill itself? The mind cannot kill itself. So your business is to find the real nature of the mind. Then you will know that there is no mind. When the Self is sought, the mind is nowhere. Abiding in the Self, one need not worry about the mind. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#14. One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#15. I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#16. The very fact that we wish for liberation shows that freedom from all bondage is our real nature. It is not to be freshly acquired. All that is necessary is to get rid of the false notion that we are bound. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#17. Everything in the world was my Guru. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#18. We dig a well and create a huge pit. The space in the pit or well has not been created by us. We have just removed the earth which was filling the space there. The space was there then and is also there now. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#19. Controlling speech and breath, and diving deep within oneself - like one who, to find a thing that has fallen into water, dives deep down - one must seek out the source whence the aspiring ego springs. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#20. Pleasure and pain are only aspects of the mind. Our essential nature is happiness - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#21. Suffering turns men towards their creator. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#22. Realization consists of getting rid of the false idea that one is not realized. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#23. It is beyond words or thoughts. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#24. The grace of the Guru is like an ocean. If one comes with a cup he will only get a cupful. It is no use complaining of the niggardliness of the ocean. The bigger the vessel the more one will be able to carry. It is entirely up to him. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#25. The self cannot be found in books. You have to find it for yourself, within yourself. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#26. The body which is matter says not 'I'. Eternal Awareness rises not nor sets. Betwixt the two, bound by the body, rises the thought of 'I'. This is the knot of matter and Awareness. This is bondage, jiva, subtle body, ego. This is samsara, this is the mind. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#27. The end of all wisdom is love, love, love. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#28. The main factor in meditation is to keep the mind active in its own pursuit without taking in external impressions or thinking of other matters. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#29. There is nothing wrong with God's creation. Mystery and Suffering only exist in the mind. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#30. Realisation is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty. It is only removal of all camouflage - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#31. Guru, God and Self are One - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#32. 'I Am' is the name of God, God is none other than the Self. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#33. The explorers seek happiness in finding curiosities, discovering new lands and undergoing risks in adventures. They are thrilling. But where is pleasure found? Only within. Pleasure is not to be sought in the external world. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#34. We are always peace. To get rid of the idea that we are not peace is all that is required. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#35. It is the Higher Power which does everything, and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position, he is free from troubles; otherwise, he courts them. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#36. If you make the thief the policeman there will be lots of investigation but no arrests will ever be made. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#37. The man who prays, the prayer, and the God to whom he prays all have reality only as manifestations of the Self. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#38. It is every intelligent man's experience that evildoing recoils on the doer sooner or later. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#39. The state of self-realization, as we call it, is not attaining something new or reaching some goal which is far away, but simply being that which you always are and which you always have been. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#40. Remove the Ego and Avidya (Ignorance) is gone. Look for it, the ego vanishes and the real Self alone remains. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#41. The mind is by nature restless. Begin liberating it from its restlessness; give it peace; make it free from distractions; train it to look inward; make this a habit. This is done by ignoring the external world and removing the obstacles to peace of mind. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#42. Doubts arise because of an absence of surrender. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#43. A realized one sends out waves of spiritual influence in his aura, which draw many people towards him. Yet he may sit in a cave and maintain complete silence. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#44. There is neither Past nor Future. There is only the Present. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#45. Peace can reign only where there is no disturbance, and disturbance is due to thoughts that arise in the mind. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#46. Beyond the belief that something can be lost, there is nothing to lose. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#47. To the extent we behave with humility, to that extent good will result. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#48. The self is known to every one but not clearly. You always exist. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#49. The only useful purpose of the present birth is to turn within and realize the Self. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#50. The question 'Who am I?' is not really meant to get an answer, the question 'Who am I?' is meant to dissolve the questioner. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#51. Grace is always present. You imagine it is something somewhere high in the sky, far away, and has to descend. It is really inside you, in your Heart, and the moment you effect subsidence or merger of the mind into its Source, grace rushes forth, sprouting as from a spring within you - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#52. One should remain as a witness to whatever happens, adopting the attitude, 'Let whatever strange things that happens happen, let us see!' This should be one's practice. Nothing happens by accident in the divine scheme of things. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#53. Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world? - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#54. 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. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#55. Good thoughts keep off bad thoughts. They must themselves disappear before the state of realization. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#56. I have never said that there is no need for a guru. All depends on what you call guru. He need not be in a human form. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#57. Mind is a wonderful force inherent in the Self. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#58. If the ego rises, all else will also rise; if it subsides, all else will also subside. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#59. You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#60. The Self does not move. The world moves in it. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#61. To ask the mind to kill itself is like making the thief the policeman. He will go with you and pretend to catch the thief, but nothing will be gained. So you must turn inward and see where the mind rises from, and then it will cease to exist. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#62. Meditation applies the brakes to the mind. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#63. Then all this earth shines like one house. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#64. There is nothing new to gain. On the other hand a man must lose his ignorance. That is all. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#65. That which is worth taking up is the self-enquiry that reveals jnana; that which is worth enjoying is the grandeur of the Self; that which is worth renouncing is the ego-mind; that in which it is worth taking refuge, to eliminate sorrow completely, is one's own source, the Heart. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#66. Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#67. Such happiness is relative and is better called pleasure or satisfaction. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#68. Call it by any name, God, Self, the Heart, or the Seat of Consciousness, it is all the same. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#69. Food affects the mind. For the practice of any kind of yoga, vegetarianism is absolutely necessary since it makes the mind more pure and harmonious. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#70. Your true nature is that of infinite spirit. The feeling of limitation is the work of the mind. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#71. Let what comes come.
Let what goes go.
Find out what remains. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#72. Let what comes come, let what goes go. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#73. The ultimate Truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that need be said. till, it is a wonder that to teach this simple Truth there should come into being so many religions, creeds, methods and disputes among them and so on! Oh the pity! Oh the pity! - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#74. There is no mind to control if you realise the self. The mind having vanished, the self shines forth. In the realised man, the mind may be active or inactive, the self remains for him. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#75. Let come what comes, let go what goes. See what remains. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#76. In truth, you are spirit. The body has been projected by the mind, which itself originates from Spirit. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#77. Apart from the body does the world exist? Has anyone seen the world without the body? - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#78. Even as one and the same person is called by different names according to the different functions he performs, so also one and the same mind is called by the different names: mind, intellect, memory, and egoity, on account of the difference in the modes - and not because of any real difference. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#79. Eating, bathing, going to the toilet, talking, thinking, and many other activities related to the body are all work. How is it that the performance of one particular act is alone (considered) work? To be still is to be always engaged in work. To be silent is to be always talking. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#80. All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#81. What introverted mind calls peace, outside as power is shown; Those who have reached and found this truth, their unity have known. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#82. That is the ego which rises and sinks periodically. But you exist always. That which lies beyond the ego is consciousness - the Self. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#83. Lady with fair countenance! Understand that one who is not able to realise the Truth in his Heart by this knowledge of spiritual wisdom known as Kala Jnana, can never attain it even by studying countless crores ofsastras (scriptures) spread out like the sky. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#84. So the force of the Self also travels through the psychic nerves and, pervading the entire body, imparts sentience to the senses, and that if this knot is cut, the Self will remain as it always is, without any attributes. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#85. Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows 'I am!' No one can deny his own being. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#86. You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#87. 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. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#88. 42. The colour of milk is one, the colours of the cows many, So is the nature of knowledge, observe the wise ones. Beings of various marks and attributes, Are like the cows, their realisation is the same; This is an example we should know. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#89. In the Heart's cavity, the sole Brahman as an ever-persisting 'I' shines direct in the form of the Self. Into the Heart enter thyself, with mind in search or in deeper plunge. Or by
restraint of life-movement be firmly poised in the Self. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#90. If a person realises his position and stays in his own self, things that are to happen will happen. Things that are not to happen will not happen. The shakti that is in the world, is only one. All these troubles arise if we think that we are separate from that shakti. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#91. The Self is here and now, it is the only Reality. There is nothing else. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#92. The inquiry "who am I" turns the mind introvert and makes it calm. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#93. Remaining quiet is what is called wisdom-insight. To remain quiet is to resolve the mind in the Self. Telepathy, knowing past, present and future happenings and clairvoyance do not constitute wisdom-insight. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#94. The world is not outside you. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#95. Mind is but a poor reflection of the radiant Heart. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#96. You do not like to suffer yourself. How can you inflict suffering on others? - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#97. Why should you trouble yourself about the future? You do not even properly know about the present. Take care of the present, the future will take care of itself. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#98. That which is not present in deep dreamless sleep is not real - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#99. Reality is simply the loss of ego. Destroy the ego by seeking its identity. Because the ego is no entity it will automatically vanish and reality will shine forth by itself. - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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#100. Is it the world that says I am real, or is it you? - Author: Ramana Maharshi
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