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What is Liberation

What is Liberation

What is Liberation   Is not the sense of ‘I’ natural to all beings, expressed in all their feelings as ‘I came’, ‘I went’, ‘I did’, or ‘I was’? On questioning what this is, we find that the body is identified with ‘I’ because movements and similar functions pertain to the body. Can the body […]

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom There are not two minds, one good and the other evil. It is only the vasanas or tendencies of the mind that are of two kinds, good and favourable, evil and unfavourable. When the mind is associated with the former it is called good; and when associated with the latter it is called […]

Methods for Quietening the Mind

Methods for Quietening the Mind

Methods for Quietening the Mind   For the subsidence of mind there is no other means more effective and adequate than Self-enquiry. Even though by other means the mind subsides, that is only apparently so; it will rise again. For instance, the mind subsides by the practice of pranayama (restraint and control of breath and […]

What is Silence ?

Solitude, Silence, Powers

What is Silence? It is only when the subtle mind is externalized through the activity of the intellect and the sense-organs that gross name and form constituting the world appear. When, on the other hand, the mind stays firmly in the Heart, they recede and disappear. Restraint of the out-going mind and its absorption in […]

How to quieten the Mind ?

How to quieten the Mind ? The first and foremost of all the thoughts that arise in the mind is the primal ‘I’-thought. It is only after the rise or origin of the ‘I’-thought that innumerable other thoughts arise. In other words, only after the first personal pronoun, ‘I’, has arisen, do the second and […]

What is the Mind ?

What is the mind?

Sri Ramana Maharshi Words of Grace Who am I ? What is the Mind If the mind, which is the instrument of knowledge and is the basis of all activity, subsides, the perception of the world as an objective reality ceases. Unless the illusory perception of the serpent in the rope ceases, the rope on […]

Who Am I ?

Who Am I ?

Who Am I? Sri Ramana Maharshi Words of Grace Who am I ? Who Am I ? EVERY living being longs always to be happy, untainted by sorrow; and everyone has the greatest love for himself, which is solely due to the fact that happiness is his real nature. Hence, in order to realise that […]

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