People often ask me "Hey, why do you not Raise your voice When so much is going on All around you, The kind That makes your blood boil And gives you sleepless nights?" I say to them, "How do you know I am not? My silence Need not be construed As consent. There is much … Continue reading My Silence
My ordinary purposes It serves so well – To reason, haggle or emote. It served Plato's purpose, too, To give us Socrates. But, alas! What to tell Its path does not wind To where Truth does dwell.
What role does mediation play in this movement?
That is the basis of this whole movement, the essential of my whole way of life. And it simply means becoming a witness—of everything—on three layers. Becoming a witness of all the activities of your body. Walking, you should walk consciously.
I can move this hand consciously. I can move this hand mechanically, without knowing. And you can see the difference between the two, when you move it mechanically and when you move it consciously. When you move it consciously there is no tension, there is a grace, a beauty, a joy. So every act of the body has to be witnessed.
When you become very accustomed of witnessing your body and seeing it as separate, as if somebody else is walking on the road and you are just seeing, sitting on a hill, then the second step: start watching your…
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(extracts from the book Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi) Ramana Maharshi : The Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God”. Stillness is the sole requisite for the realisation of the Self as God. Later, the Maharshi said the whole Vedanta is contained in the two Biblical statements: “I am that I AM” … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on the Essence of Bible and Christianity
Very clear and sane advice on what it takes for enlightenment or self-realisation to occur. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6o1DcRUERs