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Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open?
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At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.

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Question: How is the ego to be destroyed ? Ramana Maharshi:

Hold the ego first and then ask how it is to be destroyed. Who asks this question ?
It is the ego.
Can the ego ever agree to kill itself ?
This question is a sure way to cherish the ego and not to kill it.
If you seek the ego you will find it does not exist.
That is the way to destroy it.
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Attainment of Lord. The Lord is impossible to attain by any strength.

Yet for those who in their minds are clearly convinced that to attain Him is not within their power,
who have become wearied by their efforts,
and in whom the mischievous antics of the ego have become thoroughly stilled,
He will easily fall into their [Lords] grasp.
~ Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai
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The highest skill lies in the realization of selflessness.

The highest nobility lies in taming your own mind.
The highest excellence lies in having the attitude that seeks to help others.
The highest precept is continual mindfulness.
The highest remedy lies in understanding the intrinsic transcendence of everything.
The highest activity lies in not conforming with worldly concerns.
The highest mystic realization lies in lessening and transmuting the passions.
The highest charity lies in nonattachment.
The highest morality lies in having a peaceful mind.
The highest tolerance lies in humility.
The highest effort lies in abandoning attachment to works.
The highest meditation lies in the mind without claims.
The highest wisdom lies in not grasping anything as being what it appears to be.
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DO NOT WAIT …. Question: We know that the pleasures of this world are useless and even painful, yet we long for them.

What is the way of ending that longing?
Bhagavan: Think of God and attachments will gradually drop from you. If you wait till all desires disappear to start your devotion and prayer, you will have to wait a very, very long time indeed.
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Everyone is miserable from efforts (to attain something) and no one knows it...

By this intruction alone, blessed one attains liberation from cycling patterns of mind...
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When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet.

You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready.
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Some believe in existence. Others believe nothing exists.

Rare is the one who believes nothing
And is never confused.
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A new visitor to the Asramam was telling Bhagavan that he had been worshipping Lord Subrahmanya with great devotion for ten years, but the Lord had not chosen to appear before him.

The devotee was obviously in anguish, and might have expected Bhagavan to give him some advice. But Bhagavan merely nodded his head and said, “Is that so?”
Muruganar who was sitting in the hall became emotional and said to the devotee, “Sir! Your prayers have been effective indeed! Look before you! Who is this, in front of your eyes?” The devotee opened his eyes wide and gazed at Bhagavan. Within moments, his eyes filled with tears of ecstasy and he exulted, “Yes! My prayers have been granted! My Subrahmanya is right here! I am fortunate indeed!”
Later in the evening, this devotee went to Muruganar and told him, “Thank you, Sir, for directing me. I looked at Bhagavan and saw Lord Subrahmanya with His two Consorts. Bhagavan Sri Ramana is none other than Lord Subrahmanya!”
- Saranagati, Oct 2008