Quotes by Sri Ramana Maharshi

Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.

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Liberation is our very nature.
We are that.
The very fact that we wish for liberation shows that freedom from all bondage is our real nature.
It is not to be freshly acquired.
All that is necessary is to get rid of the false notion that we are bound.
When we achieve that, there will be no desire or thought of any sort.
So long as one desires liberation, so long, you may take it, one is in bondage.

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Reality must always be real.
It is not with names and forms.
That which underlies these is the reality.
It underlies limitations being itself limitless.
It is not bound.

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Happiness is your nature.
It is not wrong to desire it.
What is wrong is seeking it outside  when it is inside.

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If the mind is happy, not only the body but the whole world will be happy.
So one must find out how to become happy oneself.
Wanting to transform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the whole world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns.
It is much simpler to wear shoes.

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Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.

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The Guru is both external and internal.
From the exterior he gives a push to the mind to turn it inwards.
From the interior he pulls the mind towards the Self and helps in the quieting of the mind. That is the Guru’s grace.
There is no difference between God, Guru and the Self.

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Nearly all mankind is more or less unhappy because nearly all do not know the true Self.
Real happiness abides in Self-knowledge alone.
All else is fleeting.
To know one’s Self is to be blissful always.

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The experience of silence alone is the real and perfect knowledge.
Know that the many objective differences are not real but are superimpositions on Self, which is the form of true knowledge.

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Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world.
The Sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone.
Because it shines, the whole world is full of light.
Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.

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It is false to speak of realization.
What is there to realize? The real is as it is always.
We are not creating anything new, or achieving anything we did not have before.

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Instead of indulging in mere speculation, devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you.

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Reality is simply the loss of ego.
Destroy the ego by seeking its identity.
Because the ego is no entity it will automatically vanish and reality will shine forth by itself.

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Resources:

http://peacefulrivers.homestead.com/Maharshi.html
http://thinkexist.com/quotes/ramana_maharshi/

2 Responses to Quotes by Sri Ramana Maharshi
  1. jayan
    October 27, 2012 | 7:24 am

    how can express my feeligs to the great guru?

  2. priyavrata benjamin
    September 28, 2013 | 7:51 am

    NAMASHKARAM

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