Friday, 25 October 2019

Inspiring quotes from Sage Sri Ramana on the festive occasion of Diwali - Quotes for life

Sri Ramana Maharshi in his late 60sen.wikipedia.org
Sri Ramana Maharshi pinterest.com
 Sri Ramana Maharishi, a well-known Indian sage and jivanmukta (liberated being), had spent much of his time till his Mukthi (salvation) in Tiruvannamali town, Tamil Nadu, famous for the Sri Aunachaleswarer temple  dedicated to God Shiva and Goddess Parvati (Unnamali). He experienced his spiritual ecstasy  near  the hills of  Arunachala that surround the temple.  Adi Shankara saw Arunachala as Mount Meru, which is in the Hindu  mythology the axis of the world, and the abode of Brahman and  gods.  Self-realization is the  core of Sri Ramanar's spiritual teaching. To him  “when there is no ‘I’ there is no karma.” The following  quotes from  this great saint may give you inspiration  and help you achieve  spiritual happiness.  

“There is neither Past nor Future. There is only the Present.”.....
Arunachala hills and the temple,Tiruvannamalai,TN hindiantourist-spots.blogspot.com

“All that is required to realize the Self is to “Be Still.” .....“Let what comes come.
Let what goes go.
Find out what remains.”......


“No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.”.....

“The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself.''.....
 “Mind your business. Take care of what you came here for. Find the ‘I’ first and you may afterwards speak of other matters.”.....

 “The only useful purpose of the present birth is to turn within and realize the Self.”.....

 The enquiry ‘Who am I?’ is the principal means to the removal of all misery and the attainment of the supreme bliss.”.....

 ''When the pot is carried, the space within the pot, Though conceived of as carried, Is it not the pot only that is carried? The Self too, like Space, remains motionless. 53. When the pot breaks, the space in the pot Merges one with the great Space. When the inert body passes away, the Self, seemingly in the body, Becomes immediately one with the Supreme Self'' ......

 “The ultimate Truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that need be said. till, it is a wonder that to teach this simple Truth there should come into being so many religions, creeds, methods and disputes among them and so on! Oh the pity! Oh the pity!” ......

― Ramana Maharshi, Collected works of Ramana Maharshi
 https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/201908.Ramana_Maharshi