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1. Disciple: What is the highest goal of spiritual experience for man [woman]? Maharshi: Self-Realization.

2. Self-surrender is the same as Self-knowledge. The ego submits only when it recognizes the Higher Power. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

3. The cosmos springs into view simultaneously with the seer. There is no creation by stages or steps. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

4. God, Guru and the Self are identical. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

5. The ever luminous Self is one and universal. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

6. Disciple: How is one to realise the Self? Maharshi: Whose Self? Find out.

7. The purpose of worshiping the Impersonal Supreme Being is the incessant remembrance of the truth that you are Brahman. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

8. In due course, we will know that our glory lies where we cease to exist. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

9. Do social service by relieving suffering whenever you see it, but do it with the feeling ‘I am the Lord’s tool’. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

10.Success begets success. If one distraction is conquered the next is conquered until all are finally conquered. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

11. Let your standpoint become that of wisdom then the world will be found to be God. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

12. The Eternal is not born nor does it die. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

13. The Self is always Itself, and there is no such thing as realizing It. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

14. Progress is measured by the degree of removal of the obstacles to understanding that the Self is always realized. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

15. What I have done is surely possible for all. Throw your worries to the wind, turn within and find Peace. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

16. There is no seeing. Seeing is only being. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

17. The whole Vedanta is contained in the two Biblical statements “I am that I am” and “Be still and know that I am God.” – Sri Ramana Maharshi

18. Questioner: How am I to realize that State in which the vasanas are effectively destroyed? Sri Ramana Maharshi: You are in that State now!

19. Let what comes come, let what goes go. Why do you worry? – Sri Ramana Maharshi

20. What is, is God. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

21. Doubter ceasing, doubts will cease. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

22. You are always that Self and nothing but that Self. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

23. When all goes, only the Self remains. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

24. All experiences in the enlightened as well as the ignorant state are opposed to one’s real nature. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

25. Everything is predetermined. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

26. From the point of view of Jnana (Knowledge), the pain seen in the world is certainly a dream, as is the world. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

27. Time and place really do not exist. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

28.It is false to speak of Realization; what is there to realize? – Sri Ramana Maharshi

29. There is no happiness in worldly objects. Because of our ignorance we imagine we derive happiness from them. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

30. The Heart is the centre of all. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

31. Dive deep in the Heart and remain as the Self. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

32. When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

33.If you thus reject everything, what remains is the Self alone. That is real love. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

34. The cause of misery is not in life without; it is within you as the ego. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

35. The body is itself a mere projection of the mind, and the mind is but a poor reflection of the radiant Heart. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

36. The solution to your problem is to see who has it. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

37. The multiple differences of this world are a sportive play of Chit-Shakti, the one Whole. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

38. Everything comes out of the Self and goes Backto the Self. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

39. We fill the mind with all sorts of impressions and then say there is no room for the Self in it. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

40.Self is here and now and you are that always. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

41.The Self is the center of centers. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

42.Our essential nature is happiness. – Sri Ramana Maharshi 43.Where can I go? I am here. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

44.I am That I Am sums up the whole truth; the method is summarized in “Be Still.” – Sri Ramana Maharshi

45. Ever-present is the present. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

46. When you talk of love, there is duality, is there not – the person who loves and the entity called God who is loved? – Sri Ramana Maharshi

47. All these distinctions made between the ‘I’ and ‘you’, Master and disciple etc. are merely a sign of one’s ignorance. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

48. Remaining quiet is what is called wisdom-insight. To remain quiet is to resolve the mind in the Self. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

49. Devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

50. You are not apart from being which is the same as bliss. You are unchanging and eternal. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

51. Mind and matter co-exist. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

52. You see this and that. Why not see God? – Sri Ramana Maharshi

53. When your standpoint becomes that of wisdom, you will find the world to be God. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

54. Liberation is our very nature. We are that. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

55. When your real, effortless, joyful nature is realized, it will not be inconsistent with the ordinary activities of life. – Ramana Maharshi

56. When there is no “I” there is no karma. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

57. Never to be heedless of one’s own all-perfect, pure Self is the acme of yoga, wisdom and all other forms of spiritual practice. – Sri Ramana

58.If one gains the Peace of the Self, it will spread without any effort on the part of the individual. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

59. The Self being self-effulgent, needs no other means of knowledge. It shines of itself. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

60. You ignore what is real and hold on to that which is unreal, then try to find what it is. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

61. Unless one is happy, one cannot bestow happiness on others. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

62. What is, is the Self. It is all-pervading. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

63. To attain that natural happiness one must know oneself. For that, Selfenquiry, ‘Who am I?’ is the chief means. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

64. The mind cannot seek the mind. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

65. Firm and disciplined inherence in the Atman constitutes self-surrender to the Supreme Lord. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

66. Peace can reign only where there is no disturbance, and disturbance is due to thoughts that arise in the mind. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

67. Be as you really are. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

68. The experience of silence alone is the real and perfect knowledge. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

69.One must realize his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness. -Sri Ramana Maharshi

70. The deeper the humility with which we conduct ourselves, the better it is for us. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

71. Begin to seek the source of the mind, and you find the mind does not exist at all. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

72. The mind is used for seeing objects. When turned inwards, it merges into the Heart which shines by Itself. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

73. To ask the mind to kill the mind is like making the thief the policeman. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

74. Relative knowledge requires a subject and object whereas the awareness of the Self is absolute and requires no object. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

75. Having realized the Self, nothing remains to be known, because it is perfect Bliss, it is the All. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

76. The Highest Form of Grace is Silence. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

77. There is no inside or outside for the Self. The Self is pure and absolute. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

78. As all living beings desire to be happy and as happiness alone is the cause for love, one should know one’s self. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

79. Grace is ever present. All that is necessary is that you surrender to It. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

80. The Self is the Seer seeing all else. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

81. Peace prevails only in the transcendental state, which is the true state of the Self. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

82.If one inquires, “Who am I?”, one will see that there is no such thing as the “I.” – Sri Ramana Maharshi

83. Be the Self. At one stage you will laugh at yourself for trying to discover the Self which is so self-evident. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

84. Knowledge does not come gradually, little by little. It shines forth instantaneously with the ripeness of practice. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

85. The might of God’s grace and the quest of the Self in the form of ‘Who am I?’ lead the seeker to the Heart. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

86. Unless you give up the idea that the world is real, your mind will always be after it. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

87. That still mind which is adorned with the attainment of the limitless supreme Self, alone is the reality of God. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

88. The realization of the Self will not be gained unless the belief that the world is real is removed. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

89.If by the enquiry, ‘Who am I?’ you understand the seer, all problems about the seen will be completely solved. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

90.Samsara is only in your mind. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

91.It is not light, not darkness. It is only as it is. It cannot be defined. The best definition is ‘I am that I am’. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

92.Seek my grace within the Heart. I will drive away your darkness and show you the light. This is my responsibility. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

93. All doubts will cease only when the doubter and his source have been found.- Sri Ramana Maharshi

94. To see God is to be God. There is no ‘all’ apart from God for Him to pervade. He alone is. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

95. What is there to be seen apart from the infinite eye? – Sri Ramana Maharshi

96.I am in the heart of all beings and am their beginning, middle and end. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

97. The seeker is advised to meditate upon his own Self because that flame which is throbbing as I-I is the Self. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

98. Meditation requires an object to meditate on, whereas in Self-enquiry there is only the subject and no object. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

99. True humanity lies not in returning violence for violence, but in forgiveness. -Sri Ramana Maharshi

100. Know that you are really the Infinite, Pure Being, the Self Absolute. -Sri Ramana Maharshi

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