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The light of consciousness passes through the film of memory and throws pictures on your brain. Because of the deficient and disorded state of your brain, what you perceive is distorted and coloured by feelings of like and dislike. Make your thinking orderly and free from emotional overtones, and you will see people and things as they are, with clarity and charity.


If you go on working with the light available, you will meet your Master, as he himself will be seeking you.
• Questioner. What is Guru-kripa ? How does it lead to Self-realization?

• Maharshi. Guru is the Self.... Sometimes in his life a man becomes dissatisfied with it, and, not content with what he has, he seeks the satisfaction of his desires, through prayer to God etc. His mind is gradually purified until he longs to know God, more to obtain His Grace than to satisfy his worldly desires. Then, God's Grace begins to manifest. God takes the form of a Guru and appears to the devotee, teaches him the Truth and, moreover, purifies his mind by association. The devotee's mind gains strength and is then able to turn inward. By meditation it is further purified and it remains still without the least ripple. That calm Expanse is the Self. The Guru is both 'external' and 'internal'. From the 'exterior' He gives a push to the mind to turn inward; from the 'interior' He pulls the mind towards the Self and helps in the quieting of the mind. That is Guru-kripa. There is no difference between God, Guru and the Self.

-- Ramana Maharshi

Asanga's picture

There is a separate section for quotations

Thank you, but the above would be better suited in the quotes section.
I am, yet I am not...

Asanga | Wed, 01/20/2010 - 10:03
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I like it better in a blog

In a blog one can put whatever he likes, this is the beauty in blog. I prefer to meet the quotes in a blog as part of one's context.

mula | Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:38
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What book is that quote from? It clicks with me.

Ramana Maharshi seems to click better with me than Nisargadatta. I have to struggle to comprehend "I Am That", but the few stray words I've read from Ramana seem to speak clearly to me.

Please share the name of that book from where this quote is taken. I'll check it out and maybe buy myself a copy.

Quantum | Wed, 01/20/2010 - 16:49
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both quotes are actually from Nisagaddat.

In that case, please tell me what page. I still haven't read up to 100 pages yet, maybe because it's hard to comprehend. Perhaps it get's easier to read in some places? The quotes above are easy to understand.

Quantum | Wed, 01/20/2010 - 16:53
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thank u

i have just READ your comments. let me find out where i have taken these quotations and i will come back to u soon.

Be in the remembrance of Easiness.

easy-self | Tue, 01/26/2010 - 03:51
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Hey Pax and easy-self

Ramana's quote above can be found in, "Teachings of Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words", edited by Arthur Osborne, on page 96. It can also be found in, "Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi", on page 170 with slight variations from the above version.

Both works can be found, along with many others available for download, at http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/bookstall/downloadbooks.html <<(Click on "expand all" to see full list of available downloads)

B-friend | Tue, 01/26/2010 - 05:22
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Just leanred pax means peace Quantum..guess I got another wrinkle on my brain. I'm going to have to use that one as a sign-off too sometime.


B-friend | Sun, 01/31/2010 - 06:07