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"What is illusion? M.: To whom is the illusion? Find it out. Then illusion will vanish. Generally people want to know about illusion and do not examine to whom it is. It is foolish. Illusion is outside and unknown. But the seeker is considered to be known and is inside. Find out what is immediate, intimate, instead of trying to find out what is distant and unknown."

Ramana Maharshi

Born: December 30, 1879

Die: April 14, 1950

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Apart from the body does the world exist? Has anyone seen the world without the body?

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Calmness is the criterion of spiritual progress. Plunge the purified mind into the Heart. Then the work is over.

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We are so engrossed with the objects, or appearances revealed by the light, that we pay no attention to the light.

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Because truth is exceedingly subtle and serene, the bliss of the Self can manifest only in a mind rendered subtle and steady by assiduous meditation.

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He whose pure mind turns inward and searches whence does this 'I' arise, knows the Self and merges in You, the Lord, as a river into the sea.

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Have faith in God and in yourself; that will cure all. Hope for the best, expect the best, toil for the best and everything will come right for you in the end.

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There is no Truth. There is only the truth within each moment.

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Whatever is done lovingly, with righteous purity and with peace of mind, is a good action. Everything which is done with the stain of desire and with agitation filling the mind is classified as a bad action.

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The experience of silence alone is the real and perfect knowledge.

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The Sage has no thinking mind and therefore there are no ‘others’ for him.

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When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.

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Why should you trouble yourself about the future? You do not even properly know about the present. Take care of the present, the future will take care of itself.

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Reality is simply the loss of ego. Destroy the ego by seeking its identity. Because the ego is no entity it will automatically vanish and reality will shine forth by itself.

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There are no impediments to meditation. The very thought of such obstacles is the greatest impediment.

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It will come all right in the end. There is the steady impulse of your determination that sets you on your feet again after every downfall and breakdown. Gradually the obstacles are all overcome and your...

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Willpower should be understood to be the strength of the mind, which makes it capable of meeting success or failure with equanimity. It is not synonymous with certain success. Why should one's attempts...

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

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The place where even the slightest trace of the 'I' does not exist, alone is Self.

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Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.

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

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The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.

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You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.

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Even the structure of the atom has been found by the mind. Therefore the mind is subtler than the atom. That which is behind the mind, namely the individual soul, is subtler than the mind.

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All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain...

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Concentration of the mind is in a way common to both Knowledge and Yoga. Yoga aims at union of the individual with the universal, the Reality. This Reality cannot be new. It must exist even now, and it...

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Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it time, it is time. If you call it existence, it is existence, and so on. After calling it time,...

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Turn your vision inward and the whole world will be full of supreme spirit.

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The main factor in meditation is to keep the mind active in its own pursuit without taking in external impressions or thinking of other matters.

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Whenever a thought arises, instead of trying even a little either to follow it up or to fulfil it, it would be better to first enquire, "To whom did this thought arise?"

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The state we call realization is simply being oneself, not knowing anything or becoming anything.

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From where does this "I" arise? Seek for it within; it then vanishes. This is the pursuit of wisdom. When the mind unceasingly investigates its own nature, it transpires that there is no such thing as...

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Realisation is nothing new to be acquired. It is already there, but obstructed by a screen of thoughts. All our attempts are directed to lifting this screen and then realisation is revealed.

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Sigmund Freud

No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.

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Sophie Scholl

It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die...

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Shams Tabrizi

The past is an interpretation. The future is on illusion. The world does not more through time as if it were a straight line, proceeding from the past to the future. Instead time moves through and within...

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Gary Zukav

When you interact with another, an illusion is part of this dynamic. This illusion allows each soul to perceive what it needs to understands in order to heal.

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David Levithan

This is what you do now to give your day topography--scan the boxes, read the news, see the chain of your friends reporting about themselves, take the 140-character expository bursts and sift through for...

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James A. Baldwin

Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to him from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible....

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Eileen Caddy

Do not waste time trying to overcome your weaknesses and failures. Simply raise your consciousness, transcend and free your thoughts from limitation and illusion, and find within the very center of your...

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Eckhart Tolle

The sun never sets. It is only an appearance due to the observer's limited perspective. And yet, what a sublime illusion it is.

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Shana Alexander

A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep, but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places you've been, a decompression chamber between Here and There. Though a plane...

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Kersti Bergroth

It is difficult not to believe that the next year will be better than the old one! And this illusion is not wrong. Future is always good, no matter what happens. It will always give us what we need and...

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Ilona Andrews

When you want to take over a city, you have to destroy the illusion of safety it provides. You have to hit the large well-protected establishments, find the powerful people who run them and are viewed...

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Mary Antin

It is only that my illusion is more real to me than reality. And so do we often build our world on an error, and cry out that the universe is falling to pieces, if any one but lift a finger to replace...

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