Perform Work with Detachment Excerpts from “Talks with Ramana Maharshi”. Talk 20. Mr. Evans-Wentz: Is solitude necessary for a Jnani? M.: Solitude is in the mind of man. One might be in the thick of the world and maintain serenity of mind; such a one is in solitude. Another may stay in a forest, but […]
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Category: Work and Actions
When we deal with life and its day to day problems, we face difficulties and have doubts about to how to handle those situations. We feel it would be great to know what kind of attitude and perspectives we should have about work and actions. Some quick passages and essence of conversations can be immensely beneficial in such situations. This Category provides such guidance.
How to perform work without doership ~~~~~~~~ Talk 46. Mr. Ekanatha Rao: How can anyone reconcile such activity as self-enquiry with the wage-earning which is a necessity for worldly people? M.: Actions form no bondage. Bondage is only the false notion, “I am the doer.” Leave off such thoughts and let the body and senses […]
Work not hindrance to Meditation (Excerpts from Talks with Ramana Maharshi) ~~~~~~~~ Talk 17. D.: Is work an obstruction to Self-realisation? M.: No. For a realized being the Self alone is the Reality, and actions are only phenomenal, not affecting the Self. Even when he acts he has no sense of being an agent. His […]
Easy Practical Lessons in Selfless Actions Practical lessons on Selfless actions Extracts from Talks with Ramana Maharshi ======== Talk 118. Mr. Rangachari, a Telugu Pandit in Voorhees’ College at Vellore, asked about nishkama karma. There was no reply. After a time Sri Bhagavan went up the hill and a few followed him, including the pandit. […]