Feeling prime factor, not reason Mrs. Piggott: Why do you take milk, but not eggs? M.: The domesticated cows yield more milk than necessary for their calves and they find it a pleasure to be relieved of the milk. M.: But
Reality is Being-Consciousness Devotee: The world may not be conscious of itself, yet it exists. Maharshi: Consciousness is always Self-consciousness. If you are conscious of anything you are essentially conscious of yourself. Unselfconscious existence is a contradiction in terms.
Trace the Ego to its Source Maharshi said to a Devotee. The fact is that the man considers himself limited and there arises the trouble. The idea is wrong. He can see it for himself. In sleep there was no
Pure Self : Mirror facing another clear mirror The Self is the only Reality which permeates and also envelops the world. Since there is no duality, no thoughts will arise to disturb your peace. This is realization of the
Objects are Consciousness and Forms Sri Bhagavan: There is no being who is not conscious and therefore who is not Siva (SELF). Not only is he Siva but also all else of which he is aware or not aware. Yet
How shall I realize the Self? An aristocratic lady looking very intelligent, though pensive, asked: D.: How shall I reach the Self? M.: There is no reaching the Self. If the Self were to be reached, it would mean that
Enlightened Being and the World Devotee: Is the world perceived by the jnani? Maharshi: From whom is the question? Is it from a jnani or ajnani? D: From an ajnani, I admit. M: Is it the world that seeks to
See the Self Maj. Chadwick asked Sri Bhagavan one night: The world is said to become manifest after the mind becomes manifest. There is no mind when I sleep. Is the world not existent to others at that time? Does
Two Ways to get Real Bliss Miss Umadevi, a Polish lady, asked Sri Bhagavan: I once before told Sri Bhagavan how I had a vision of Siva at about the time of my conversion to Hinduism. A similar experience
What are the steps of practical training (for Salvation)? A visitor asked: What to do to get liberation (moksha)? Maharishi: Learn what liberation is. D.: Should I do worship (upasana) for it? M.: Worship is for mind control (chitta
The Charm of Self-Realization A Swiss lady: Does Self-realisation imply occult powers also? M: The Self is the most intimate and eternal Being whereas the siddhis are foreign. The latter requires effort to acquire while the former does not.
Highest Goal of Spiritual Experience Disciple: What is the highest goal of spiritual experience for man? Maharshi: Self-realization. D: Can a married man realise the Self? M: Certainly. Married or unmarried, a man can realise the Self; because That