Self-Realization not inactivity
Self-Enquiry not intellectual

Self-Realization not inactivity

Sri Ramana Gita

Jnana Siddhi does not mean inactivity

 

D: Can a man move about, act, and speak who has attained the Siddhi as is now described ?

M: Why not ? Do you mean to say that realization of Self means to be like a stone or to become nothing ?

D: I do not know, but they say to withdraw from all sense-activity, from all thoughts, all life- experiences,i.e., to cease to be active, that is the highest state.

M: If so, what is the difference between this state and deep sleep ? Besides if it is a state, however exalted it be, that appears and disappears and is, therefore not natural and normal to the self, how then can that represent the eternal presence of the supreme Self, which persists in all states and indeed survives them? It is true that there is such a state indispensable in the case of some. It is a temporary phase of the Sadhana or a state that persists to the end of the life if that be the Divine will or the Prarabdha. In any case you cannot call it the highest state. Great men, Mukthas, Siddhas are said to have been very active and are indeed active; Ishwara Himself, the Spirit who presides over this world directing its activities, is obviously not in this supremely inactive state. Otherwise you may as well say that God as well as the Muktha Purushas have not attained the highest state.

Sri Ramana Gita
Recorded in Sanskrit by Sri Ganapati Muni in the model of Bhagavad~Gita.
Questions by: Great Disciples of Sri Ramana Maharshi Between the years 1913 and 1917

Self-Enquiry not intellectual

Self-Realization not inactivity

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