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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When sincere Devotees wanted guidance, Sri Ramana Maharshi offered his wisdom and kindness to them. These Talks contain that guidance to attain Peace of Mind and Happiness. Meditation and Life are intermingled. Reading again and again the teachings and dialogues of Sages, and contemplating on them frees the mind from deeply ingrained habits and heavy burdens. It gradually gives us Happiness and Peace of Mind.
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 53. Who is this ‘I’? To whom is the
Talk 53. Who is this ‘I’? To whom is the doubt? Talks with Ramana Maharshi June 15, 1935 Talk 53. A young man, Mr. Knowles, came for ‘darshan’, seeing Maharshi. He had read Paul Brunton’s two books. He asked: “The Buddhists say that ‘I’ is unreal, whereas Paul Brunton in the Secret Path tells us […]
Surrender to the Higher Power and It wil...
Surrender to the Higher Power and It will take over your activities and results An American gentleman, Mr. J. M. Lorey, has been staying in the Asramam for about two months. He asked: D.: I am leaving tonight. It gives me pain to tear myself away from this place. But I must go to […]
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 […]
Recognize the Force of Divine Will and K...
Recognize the Force of Divine Will and Keep Quiet Talk 594. The Spanish lady, Madam Mercedes De Acorta, has written a letter to Mr. Hague, the American mining engineer who is here as a temporary resident for the last two months. She has raised a few questions there: “If the individual Self merges into the […]
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 […]