30 Incredible Ramana Maharshi Quotes

30 Incredible Ramana Maharshi Quotes

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Ramana Maharshi was a Hindu guru from Tamil Nadu, India. When he was only 16 years old he had an awakening and left his home to travel to Arunachala, Tiruvannamalai, the holy mountain. He stayed on the holy mountain for the rest of his life. His still and tranquil life attracted more devoted people to come and join him. He died on April 14, 1950 at the age of 70.

“All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception.”

“All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities.
Qualities pertain to the mind only.”

“By happy fraternity amongst themselves, the embodied beings get the supreme peace. Then all this earth shines like one house. When the men, the embodied beings treat each other with equal
respect and have good brotherly feelings amongst themselves, great peace and harmony abound. Then all this earth shines like one house. The whole world shines like the one dwelling house of
the entire human family.”

“Even in intake, the one steadfast thought is said to be the natural state. Nirvikalpa Samadhi will result when the sensory objects are not present.”

“Existence of Isvara follows our conception of Isvara. Let us first know whose concept He is. The concept will be only according to the one who conceives. Find out who you are and the other
problem will solve itself.”

“For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of Self, the world is seen merely as a bondage causing imagination.”

“Having set one’s family in consonance with the community, he should make his family prosperous to ensure the prosperity of the community.”

“If one watches whence the notion ā€˜Iā€™ arises, the mind gets absorbed there; that is tapas. When a mantra is repeated, if one watches whence that mantra sound arises, the mind gets absorbed
there; that is tapas.”

“In the Heart’s cavity, the sole Brahman as an ever-persisting ‘I’ shines direct in the form of the Self. Into the Heart enter thyself, with mind in search or in deeper plunge. Or by
restraint of life-movement be firmly poised in the Self.”

“It is said that the heart is in the microcosm just as the orb of the sun in the macrocosm. The mind in Sahasrara is like the disc of the moon.”

“Let come what comes, let go what goes. See what remains.”

“No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.”

“One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.”

“Peace is for the purification of one’s mind. Power is for the growth of the community. Having established the community with power, one should then establish supreme peace.”

“Seek the seeker.”

“Self-reform automatically brings about social reform.”

“That, from where all the activities of the embodied beings emerge, is mentioned as the heart. The description of its form is conceptual.”

“The activity affected by causes like fainting, sleep, excessive joy, grief, possession by spirits, fear etc goes to the heart, its own place.”

“The body dies, but the spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by death.”

“The deeply learned ones know the mind as the directly expressed meaning of the supreme knowledge. The heart is the meaning aimed at. The Supreme is none other than the heart.”

“The enemy hates the ego, which the seeker wants to kill; thus, like the anvil to the goldsmith, he is actually a friend.”

“The man who has the sense of the body being himself cannot possibly worship God as formless; whatever worship he makes will be worship in form alone, not otherwise.”

“There is no greater mystery than this: being Reality ourselves, we seek to gain Reality.”

“Under whatever name or form we worship It, It leads us on to knowledge of the nameless, formless Absolute. Yet, to see one’s true Self in the Absolute, to subside into It and be one with
“It, this is the true Knowledge of the Truth.”

“Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear

“We loosely talk of Self-realization, for lack of a better term. But how can one realize or make real that which alone is real? All we need to do is to give up our habit of regarding as real
that which is unreal. All religious practices are meant solely to help us do this. When we stop regarding the unreal as real, then Reality alone will remain, and we will be That.”

“What message is needed when heart speaks to heart?”

“Without seeing the origin of light, the true form of one’s Self, the ordinary man sees by the mind different things and is deluded.”

“Your duty is to be, and not to be this or that. I Am That I Am sums up the whole truth; the method is summarized in Be Still.”

“Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”