I no longer know Who Sam(arender) is For he seems to have a mind Peculiarly his very own He certainly does not take Orders from me But take orders he does Maybe from Nature, maybe from God. I have had enough of him I will let him go about Doing whatever he fancies And I … Continue reading Who Is the Doer?
Shared on Quora - On "Sense of Doership" D. Samarender Reddy, Blogger - https://selfrealization.home.blog/ Shared Feb 6, 2019 One of the best answers on the "sense of doership", with a wonderful sense of humour at the end. In Advaita Vedanta, what does it mean by, “I am not the doer.”? Answered by G Tyler Wright … Continue reading Sense of Doership
We are not who we think we are Just as I am NOT D. Samarender Reddy Or, rather, I am only to the extent that I as consciousness am playing that role And also that of other names-and-forms But I as a supposed ego am not body-mind But merely thinking I am so under a … Continue reading Letting D. Samarender Reddy Play Out His Role
Q: [Given to Sri Ramana Maharshi in the form of a written note.] They say that one can obtain everything if one takes refuge in God wholly and solely, and without thought of anything else. Does it mean sitting still in one place and contemplating God entirely at all times, discarding all thoughts, including even … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on True Surrender
(Source: Collated from Various Sources on the Net) Karma Yoga is the path of ‘action’, of putting in 100 percent effort, without being attached to the outcome. Karma yoga can be applied to everything you do: from the most trivial, ordinary tasks to greater, more challenging works. When action is performed selflessly, with full focus … Continue reading Karma Yoga
The present difficulty is that the man thinks that he is the doer. But it is a mistake. It is the Higher Power which does everything and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position he is free from troubles; otherwise he courts them. Take for instance, the figure in a gopuram … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Sense of Doership, Karma and Karma Yoga
If you surrender yourself to the Higher Power all is well. That Power sees your affairs through. Only so long as you think that you are the worker you are obliged to reap the fruits of your actions. If on the other hand, you surrender yourself and recognize your individual self as only a tool … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Surrender