(from Living by the Words of Bhagavan, p.232 and 236): Ramana Maharshi once made the following remarks about the waking and the dream states:"The world vision which appears in the waking state and the world vision which appears in the dream state are both the same. There is not even a trace of a difference. … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on the Waking and the Dream States
Q: The yogis say that one must renounce this world and go off into secluded jungles if one wishes to find the truth. Ramana Maharshi: The life of action need not be renounced. If you meditate for an hour or two every day you can then carry on with your duties. If you meditate in … Continue reading Should You Renounce and Go to the Himalayas to Get Enlightened?
"What is this talk of another - there is only the one. Try to realize that there is no I, no you, no he, only the one Self which is all. If you believe in the problem of another, you are believing in something outside the Self. You will best help him by realising the … Continue reading A Few Quotes of Ramana Maharshi
Ramana Maharshi on Vegetarianism as the Correct Diet Devotee: What diet is prescribed for a sadhak (one engaged in spiritual practices)? Ramana Maharshi: Sattvic food in limited quantities. D.: What is sattvic food? Ramana Maharshi: Bread, fruits, vegetables, milk, etc. D.: Some people take fish in North India. May it be done? (The Maharshi made … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi – “Go Vegetarian”
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Q: Do you approve of sexual continence? Ramana Maharshi: A true brahmachari [celibate] is one who dwells in Brahman. Then there is no question of desires anymore. Q: At Sri Aurobindo's ashram there is a rigid rule that married couples are permitted to live there on condition that they have no sexual intercourse. Ramana Maharshi: … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Sexuality
"A Self-Realised sage (Atma Jnani) alone can be a good Karma yogi. After the sense of doership has gone let us see what happens. Sri Sankara advised inaction. But did he not write commentaries and take part in disputation? Do not trouble about doing action or otherwise. Know Thyself. Then let us see whose action … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi Quote