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Old 20-11-2018, 11:02 AM
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Jan 21, 1937
Q: How will the sexual impulse cease to be?
RM: When differentiation ceases.
Q: How can it be effected?
RM: The ''opposite' sex, and it's relation, are only mental concepts.
The Upanishad says that all are dear because the Self is beloved of all.
One's happiness is within; the love is of the Self only. It is only within;
do not think it to be without. Then differentiation ceases to operate.

That quote is priceless and true.
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Old 20-11-2018, 07:52 PM
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That which exists is only the one consciousness. The many conceptualised varieties of objective consciousness are only an imaginary notion in that which is.

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Old 21-11-2018, 05:57 PM
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There is an Arunchala Ashram in New York City and I go there for some of the programs when they are in the day time. (The ashram is in the far end of Queens and I live in the southern part of Brooklyn, so it's a long trek and daytime programs work best for me.) They're worth attending for those who live nearby.

http://www.arunachala.org/ashrama/new-york/
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Old 22-11-2018, 02:09 AM
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....and Ramana Maharshi's definition of "Be Still" is "I AM" with no other thoughts or qualifications.

Eventually, as he pointed out, that which is no longer even says "I AM".

(Ramana is one of my favorites.)

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This evokes the unnecessary & inadequate elaboration that ...

In, as and one within the sea of oneness
Is the be-ness
Awareness
Just awareness
Of movement within stillness
Of consciousness
Knowing & becoming itself
The That Awareness

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Old 22-11-2018, 02:35 AM
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From an interview:

D.: What does Maharshi think of the theory of universal illusion (Maya)?
M.: What is Maya? It is only Reality.
D.: Is not Maya illusion?
M.: Maya is used to signify the manifestations of the Reality. Thus Maya is only Reality.

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Old 22-11-2018, 09:44 AM
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Q: "Not this---not this." That is the teaching to the seeker. He is told
that the Self is Supreme. How is it to be found?
RM: The Self is said to be the hearer, thinker, knower, etc. But that is not all.
It is also described ear of ear, the mind of mind, etc.; and by what means
to know the knower?
Q: But this does not say what the Self is.
RM: "Not this---not this."
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Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones...Meditate unceasingly,
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Old 22-11-2018, 09:51 AM
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Q: I have limitations. I am unable to rise to the occasion.
Grace may achieve for me what I can not achieve by myself.

RM: True, but unless there is Grace, this desire will not arise.




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"Prepare yourself for the coming astral journey of death by riding daily in a balloon of divine perception.
Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones...Meditate unceasingly,
that you quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence"
~~Lahiri Mahasaya, the guru of Yogananda's guru

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Old 22-11-2018, 01:35 PM
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Quote:
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Q: "Not this---not this." That is the teaching to the seeker. He is told
that the Self is Supreme. How is it to be found?
RM: The Self is said to be the hearer, thinker, knower, etc. But that is not all.
It is also described ear of ear, the mind of mind, etc.; and by what means
to know the knower?
Q: But this does not say what the Self is.
RM: "Not this---not this."

Talk 41 from "Talks with Ramana Maharshi":

D.: I meditate neti-neti ("Not this --- not this").
M.: No --- that is not meditation. Find the source. You must reach the source without fail. The false "I" will disappear and the real "I" will be realized. The former cannot exist apart from the latter.
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Old 22-11-2018, 08:42 PM
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"I" invokes this, because "I" is the last stand...RM
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Old 23-11-2018, 05:36 PM
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"I" invokes this, because "I" is the last stand...RM

Verily, the "I" (the great I AM to many) is the last stand.

(Even Nisargadatta Maharaj has mentioned that the "I" (as in the great I AM) is on the border of the Absolute. It is both the first stand and the last stand. )
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