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Old 04-02-2018, 05:23 AM
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Ramana Maharsi

Sri Ramana Maharsi was a famous Indian sage of the twentieth century. He was born on December 30, 1879 in a village called Tirucculi about 30 miles south of Madurai in southern India.
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:27 AM
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“No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.”

“Your concentration must come as easily as the breath. Fix yourself on one thing and try to hold onto it. All will come right. Meditation is sticking to one thought. That single thought keeps away other thoughts. The dissipated mind is a sign of its weakness. By constant meditation it gains strength.”

“The peace of mind which permeates the saint's atmosphere is the only means by which the seeker understands the greatness of the saint.”

“Although the modes of meditation may appear to be different from one another, in the end all of them become one. There is no need to doubt this. One may adopt that path which suits the maturity of one’s mind.”

“Complete surrender does require that you have no desire of your own, that God’s desire alone is your desire and that you have no desire of your own.”

“The reply comes as a current of awareness in the Heart, fitful at first and only achieved by intense effort, but gradually increasing in power and constancy, becoming more spontaneous, acting as a check on thoughts and actions, undermining the ego, until finally the ego disappears and the certitude of pure Consciousness remains.”

“Real peace is happiness. Pleasures do not form happiness.”

"The colour of milk is one, the colours of the cows many, So is the nature of knowledge, observe the wise ones. Beings of various marks and attributes, Are like the cows, their realisation is the same; This is an example we should know.”

“Remaining quiet is what is called wisdom-insight. To remain quiet is to resolve the mind in the Self. Telepathy, knowing past, present and future happenings and clairvoyance do not constitute wisdom-insight.”

“The fruition of this process is samadhi which yields release, which is the state of unsurpassed bliss. The revered Gurus also have said that release is to be gained only by devotion which is of the nature of reflection on the truth of the Self.”
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Old 04-02-2018, 01:38 PM
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Didn't he spend 17 years meditating in a cave?
Makes my 1 hour a day seem insignificant.

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Old 04-02-2018, 10:59 PM
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Depends on what you mean by meditate..

I've never read he was in a cave for 17 years though but I also don't know too much about him biographically speaking.

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Old 05-02-2018, 04:44 AM
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Ramana attained enlightenment in July 1896 at the age of 16.

He moved to the temple at Tiruvannamalai in September 1896.

From September 1896 to November 1907 he remained in silence, deeply absorbed within. Initially he ignored his physical body for days on end but was cared for by various people who were drawn to this youthful yogi.

In 1899 he moved to Virupaksha cave on Arunachala and stayed there until 1916. However, he was not permanently in meditation. He would walk around the hill and bathe and eat, and also teach others after his years of silence were over. But much of his time was spent in meditation.

In 1916 he moved to a larger cave (Skandashram) and lived there until 1922. His mother became a disciple until her death in 1922. Ramana moved to a hut near her tomb and more buildings were added, forming his ashram. Ramana stayed there until his death in 1950.

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Old 05-02-2018, 04:51 AM
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Interesting, thank you iamthat I presume even when bathing, teaching and eating he was never disconnected from his meditation.

A nice man, I imagine.

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Old 05-02-2018, 05:45 AM
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I personally think he was is one of the greatest Gurus ever, I enjoy his books.
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