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Talks 34 – 40. Self-Realization, Karma,

Talk 34 - 40. Self-Realization, Karma, Actions, Seeing the dead

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 28 C. Free will and Might of Almigh...

Free will and might of almighty

Free will and Might of Almighty   D.: What is the relation between my free-will and the overwhelming might of the Omnipotent? (a) Is omniscience of God consistent with ego’s freewill? (b) Is omnipotence of God consistent with ego’s freewill? (c) Are the natural laws consistent with God’s free-will? M.: Yes. Free-will is the present […]

Talk 28 B. What is the Nature of Reality

Nature of Reality

What is the Nature of Reality D.: What is the nature of the Reality? M.: (a) Existence without beginning or end – eternal. (b) Existence everywhere, endless, infinite. (c) Existence underlying all forms, all changes, all forces, all matter and all spirit. The many change and pass away (phenomena), whereas the One always endures (noumenon). […]

Talk 28 A. Realizing the Real is the Goa...

Realizing the Real is the Goal

Realizing the Real is the Goal Devotee.: What is the interrelation between regulation of thought and regulation of breath? Maharshi.: Thought (intellectual) and respiration, circulation, etc. (vegetative) activities are both different aspects of the same – the individual life. Both depend upon (or metaphorically ‘reside’ or ‘inhere’ in) life. Personality and other ideas spring from […]

Talk 27. How to practice mind control me...

How to practice mind control methods

How to practice mind control methods D.: How are they practised? M.: An examination of the ephemeral nature of external phenomena leads to vairagya. Hence enquiry (vichara) is the first and foremost step to be taken. When vichara continues automatically, it results in a contempt for wealth, fame, ease, pleasure, etc. The ‘I’ thought becomes […]

 
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