Talk 55-56. Who am I? Why was I born? How to realize the Self? Talks with Ramana Maharshi June 18, 1935 Talk 55. D.: Can advaita be realised by japa of holy names; say Rama, Krishna, etc.? M.: Yes. D.: Is it not a means of an inferior order? M.: Have you been told to […]
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Talk 54. Finding the Real Self, Thought ...
Talk 54. Finding the Real Self, Thought Control, Effect of Environment, Breath Control Talks with Ramana Maharshi June 16, 1935 Talk 54. Note: Sadhu means Sage, Brahman means Real Self, buddhi means intellect, aham means “I” An Andhra Pandit – an elderly gentleman – had some doubts regarding Kavyakantha’s exposition of Advaita. (He found discrepancies […]
Talk 52. Clear & Dull Mind, Individual s
Talk 52. Clear & Dull Mind, Soul after death, What is Meditation Talks with Ramana Maharshi June 9, 1935 Talk 52. A man from Cocanada asked: “My mind remains clear for two or three days and turns dull for the next two or three days; and so it alternates. What is it due to?” […]
Talk 51. Don’t seek divine powers, but S
Talks 51. Don’t seek divine powers, but Surrender to the Divine Talks with Ramana Maharshi June 5, 1935 Talk 51. A young man (25 years of age) came on a visit to the Master. At Maharshi’s sight he became hysterical and shouted Sivoham, Aham Brahma Asmi, “You are God”, “You are Para Brahmam”. “You […]
Talks 47 – 50. How to know the “I”
Talks 47 – 50. How to know the “I” Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 47. A Malayalee visitor expressed his concern for the misery of the world and his opinion that ‘Quest for Self’ looked selfish in the midst of such suffering environments. His solution appeared to be selfless work. M.: The sea is […]
Talks 44, 45, 46. Solitude, Mind, Concen...
Talks 44, 45, 46. Solitude, Mind, Concentration and Control, Real and False Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 44. Mr. Ekanath Rao, an Engineer, asked Sri Bhagavan if solitude is necessary for vichara. M.: There is solitude everywhere. The individual is solitary always. His business is to find it out within, and not seek it […]
Talk 43. How to get over afflictions; Mi...
Talk 43. How to get over afflictions; Mind Control; Real “I”, False “I” Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 43. The following devotees visited the Asramam. They were Mr. S. Ranganathan, I.C.S., Collector of Vellore, Mr. S. V. Ramamurthi, I.C.S. and Mr. T. Raghaviah, late Diwan of Pudukottai State. Mr. Ranganathan asked, “Kindly instruct me as […]
Talk 42. How to get flashes of pure cons...
Talk 42. How to get flashes of pure consciousness Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 42. Mr. Duncan Greenlees, at Madanapalli, wrote as follows :- At times, one has had vivid flashes of a consciousness whose centre is outside the normal self and which seems to be inclusive. Without concerning the mind with philosophical concepts, how […]
Talk 41. Are there Heaven and Hell
Talk 41. Are there Heaven and Hell Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 41. D: Are there heaven (swarga) and hell (naraka)? M: There must be someone to go there. They are like dreams. We see time and space exist in dream also. Which is true, dream or wakefulness? D: So we must rid ourselves of […]
Talks 34 – 40. Self-Realization, Karma,
Talks 34 – 40. Self-Realization, Karma, Actions, Seeing the Dead Talks with Ramana Maharshi ~~~~~~~~ February 4, 1935 ~~~~~~~~ Talk 34. A devotee, Yogi Ramaiya, shared his experiences that he had by following Maharshi’s teachings. Yogi Ramaiah said: Sitting in Maharshi’s presence brings peace of mind. I used to sit in samadhi (perfect bliss) for […]
Talk 33. Is the World an Illusion or is ...
Talk 33. Is the World an Illusion or is it Reality A visitor: “The Supreme Spirit (Brahman) is Real. The world (jagat) is illusion,” is the stock phrase of Sri Sankaracharya. Yet others say, “The world is reality”. Which is true? Maharshi: Both statements are true. They refer to different stages of development and […]
Talk 32. Trust that Huge Power
Talk 32. Trust that Huge Power A visitor: The saints Sri Chaitanya and Sri Ramakrishna wept before God and achieved success. Is that not the path to follow? M.: Yes. There was a powerful force (shakti) drawing them on through all those experiences. Trust in that huge power to take you on to your goal. […]