Quote 55 Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 619 Man desires happiness because happiness is natural to him. Being natural, it is not acquired. Man’s attempts can only be to get rid of misery. If that be done, the ever-present bliss
Quote 54 Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 619 The desire for happiness (sukha prema) is a proof of the ever-existing happiness of the Self. Otherwise how can desire for it arise in you? If headache was natural to human beings,
Quote 53 Sri Ramana Maharshi Who Am I ? – Question 16 The Self is that where there is absolutely no “I” thought. That is called “Silence”. The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is “I”; the Self
Quote 52 Sri Ramana Maharshi Who Am I? – Question 18 Whatever burdens are thrown on God, He bears them. Since the supreme power of God makes all things move, why should we, without submitting ourselves to it, constantly worry
Quote 51 Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 146 D.: How to get rid of the mind? M.: Is it the mind that wants to kill itself? The mind cannot kill itself. So your business is to find the real nature
Quote 50 Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 146 M.: Once we admit our existence, how is it that we do not know our Self? D.: Because of the thoughts – the mind. M.: Quite so. It is the mind that
Quote 49 Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 146 Realization is already there. The state free from thoughts is the only real state. There is no such action as Realization. Is there anyone who is not realizing the Self? Does anyone
Quote 48 Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 146 The ego is the I-thought. The true ‘I’ is the Self.
Quote 47 Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 146 If we look on the Self as the ego then we become the ego, if as the mind we become the mind, if as the body we become the body. It
Quote 46 Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 146 The state of equanimity is the state of bliss. The declaration in the Vedas ‘I am This or That’, is only an aid to gain equanimity of mind.
Quote 45 Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 197 After the rising up of this ‘I-thought’, all other thoughts arise. The ‘I-thought’ is therefore the root-thought. If the root is pulled out all others are at the same time uprooted. Therefore
Quote 44 Talks with Ramana Maharshi Talk 197 Does the world tell you ‘I am the world’? Does the body say ‘I am body’? You say, “This is the world”, “this is body” and so on. So these are only