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Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi ´s life,and teachings

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"Of all the thoughts that rise in the mind, the thought 'I' is the first thought."


Sri Ramana was born in a village called Tiruchuzhi near Madurai in Tamil Nadu, South India on Ardra Darshanam day, into an orthodox Hindu Tamil (Iyer) family, the second of four children of Sundaram Iyer (1845?-1892) and Azhagammal (?-1922), and named Venkataraman at birth. His siblings were Nagaswamy (1877-1900), Nagasundaram (1886-1953) and sister Alamelu (1891/92-1953). Venkataraman's father was a respected pleader.

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Astavakra Gita 4:5-6

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The doubts and confusion in Self-Inquiry:

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Sri Ramana Maharshi's Teaching (2)

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Sri Ramana Maharshi's Teaching (1)

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Comment by Kati Kalipriya Leppes on April 12, 2009 at 10:13pm
Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharishi

* A guru need not be in the human form only. Guru makes you realize that God is within you.
* Complete surrender, either to self or to God, leads to jnana or liberation.
* Free will and destiny exist forever.
* In order to be truly happy, one must known oneself.
* Mind is the source of ego. Only when the heart takes over the mind can one attain the Self, the real, the eternal.
* Renunciation is not a precondition for achieving liberation.
* Self-realization is nothing but being oneself.
* The only reality in the world is consciousness.
Comment by maryse on April 13, 2009 at 2:54am
Thankyou Roblin for posting the photo of Arunachala and the teachings. I can now visualize the mountain and area.
Comment by mjfaustino arsatelier on April 14, 2009 at 9:08am
So much I have been learning around here...

Comment by Kati Kalipriya Leppes on May 3, 2009 at 3:39pm

There is neither creation nor destruction, neither destiny nor free will, neither a way nor awakening. That is the final truth.
Sri Ramana Maharshi
Comment by Muz MURRAY (Ramana Baba) on May 22, 2009 at 7:10pm
Greetings Katalin and All friends,

I have been involved in Ramana Maharshi's teachings for the past 40 years, having been given the name of Ramana Baba in India in 1972 by Swami Sureshananda, a disciple of Bhagavan.

Every winter you will find me in Tiruvannamalai, where I offer Mantra and Satsang on a rooftop beside Nanna Garu Ashram. I hope to connect up with Advaita interested students if you are there between December and March. I also lead groups on a three week travelling workshop in Tamil Nadu every January. If anyone is interested, please check out my website at:
Meanwhile, I live in the south of France where any Bhagavan devotee is welcome to come and visit.

Muz Murray (Ramana Baba in India)
Comment by Kati Kalipriya Leppes on May 29, 2009 at 9:37am
There Is Nothing new To Get

There is nothing new to get.
You have on the other hand,
to get rid of your ignorance,
which makes you think you are other than Bliss.
For whom is this ignorance?
It is to the ego.
Trace the source of the ego.
Then the ego is lost and Bliss remains over.
It is eternal You are That, here and now...
This is the master key for solving all doubts.
The doubts arise in the mind.
The mind is born of the ego.
The ego rises from the Self.
Search the source of the ego
and the Self is revealed.
That alone remains.
The universe is only expanded Self.
It is not different from the Self...

- Ramana Maharshi

aum shanti
love and compassion,
Comment by Krishnan on October 24, 2009 at 6:31am
If necessasity is the mother of life who is the father? Barest necessasity. Anything in moderation gives considerable relaxation.
Comment by Krishnan on October 24, 2009 at 6:36am
If the mind is externalised it is ego. If the mind is internalised it is the Self says Bhagavan. There should be awareness of this truth all the time.
Comment by Krishnan on October 24, 2009 at 6:39am
"How can I perform my day to day activities if the mind is internalised?"
For this question Bhagavan says "There is no conflict between work and wisdom"


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