WHO AM I RAMANA MAHARSHI PDF
The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. Translation Along with Vicharasangraham (Self-Enquiry), Nan Yar (Who am I?) constitutes the first set of. This is the surest way to handicap oneself, this burdening of one's mind with the fear of failure and thought of one's failings. That fear is not true. The greatest. Tiruvannamalai, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi was visited by a constant stream of So I am. Spirit transcending the body. The body dies but the Spirit.
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Seshayya, one of the early devotees of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. . several modes of meditation; the best mode is that which is of the form 'I am the Self'. 'I am not the body' (naham) is exhalation (rechaka); the inquiry. 'Who am I?' Ramanananda Saraswati), a very old disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Though a . In the years to , when Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi was living in Pillai, the disciple of Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai, He asked with wonder, “I did not.
Asking the simple often blunt questions a normal person would like to ask an enlightened one and being treated to answers that are among the best efforts to explain things without the reader having to work doubletime as a spiritual cryptographer. Read this book irrespective of what religion you belong to.
Read it especially if you are an atheist. There is no talk of God in the conventional manner.
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No talk of religion beyond some scriptural parables used as examples. The philosophical explanation of the 'Self' and its amalgamation with 'consciousness' leads to a deeprooted ancient philosophy that over the centuries was oversimplified for the masses into a concept of an external God observing a proverbial Newtonian clockwork Universe with a pinch of uncertainty added to foster external divine miraculous interventions.
All in all a short, highly thought provoking read with some excellent explanations of the eastern spiritual and philosophical perception of the Universe, reality itself and the what the Self truly is. That being said I didn't enjoy this book at all.
It was required reading for one of my classes in school and I just felt detached while reading. I didn't agree or feel touched or moved by his teachings and it just didn't resonate with me; also I didn't understand a lot of what he said either. I admire his influence in India but I recognize that Ramana Maharshi is one of the most important figures in Indian Spirituality and my review is in no way an attempt to diminish the value in his teachings.
I admire his influence in India but I think he was sort of a silly person honestly. I mean reading the short biography in this book he simply left home, refused to speak to his mother ever again, and abused his body to the point he let himself die of cancer basically.
You begin to experience what is here beyond your thinking, beyond what you think you know.
It is often referred to as consciousness, the Self, Atman, the feeling of pure being, silence, your natural state, no-thing, and the absence of me. All of these words point to what is here, but it is important to realize the words themselves are not the answer. Because the answer is beyond words, beyond definitions.
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You practice the self inquiry meditation technique to take you to the essence of what is here beyond thinking and in this you learn to remain in that essence, to rest in that essence. So then you ask the question again and again you have a flash of experiencing what you are beyond thinking.
But as you progress, you can remain in this feeling of impersonal being for longer and longer periods. Maybe 2 seconds, 3 seconds, a minute before you again get caught up in thinking.
In this way, you come to a point where the question is no longer needed; you come to a point where the feeling of being becomes dominant enough that your attention can remain in it without needing a meditation technique to get you there. As you progress in resting in this feeling of being, the sense of being expands and becomes more subtle.
You can move from being, to non being, to witness consciousness, to the sense of everything simply is, to absolute nothingness, to absolute divine radiance etc.
The sense of being is the stepping stone, the doorway to infinite consciousness. Ramana Maharshi radiated Shaktipat, the energy of enlightenment.In jnana , the state of Self-knowledge or Self-realisation, there is no one who sees, nor are there objects that are seen.
Consequently, when the world appears, the Self is not seen, and when the Self appears or shines, the world will not appear. Will there be realization of the Self even while the world is there, and taken to be real?
Because if you truly look to find the answer you will find that your name, your body, your occupation is not who you are. Because they are only thoughts and thoughts cannot really define what you are.