Shri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi Quotes

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Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.

The question 'Who am I?' is not really meant to get an answer, the question 'Who am I?' is meant to dissolve the questioner.

Silence is truth. Silence is bliss. Silence is peace. And hence Silence is the Self.

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.

One should remain as a witness to whatever happens, adopting the attitude, 'Let whatever strange things that happens happen, let us see!' This should be one's practice. Nothing happens by accident in the divine scheme of things.

Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world. The Sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone. Because it shines, the whole world is full of light. Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.

Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.

Your true nature is that of infinite spirit. The feeling of limitation is the work of the mind.

Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.

There is neither past nor future. There is only the present. Yesterday was the present to you when you experienced it, and tomorrow will be also the present when you experience it. Therefore, experience takes place only in the present, and beyond experience nothing exists.

All unhappiness is due to the ego. With it comes all your trouble. If you would deny the ego and scorch it by ignoring it you would be free.

Thoughts come and go. Feelings come and go. Find out what it is that remains.

If one's mind has peace, the whole world will appear peaceful.

The Higher Power knows what to do and how to do it. Trust it.

Forgetfulness of your real nature is true death; remembrance of it is rebirth.

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

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

The greatest obstacle to enlightenment is getting past your delusion that you are not already enlightened.

Misery does not exist in reality but only in mere imagination.

Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.

When we turn the mind inwards, God manifests as the inner consciousness.

Misery does not exist in reality but only in mere imagination.

All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception.

Silence is most powerful. Speech is always less powerful than silence.

True Silence is really endless speech.

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

What comes will also go. What always is will alone remain.

What message is needed when heart speaks to heart?

The self cannot be found in books. You have to find it for yourself, within yourself.

All that is required to realize the Self is to “Be Still.

As you are, so is the world.

Peace is your natural state. It is the mind that obstructs the natural state.

The solution to your problem is to see who has it.

Grace is ever present. All that is necessary is that you surrender to it.

I see only what you see, but I notice what I see.

There must be a subject to know the good and evil. Thatsubject is the ego.

All that one gives to others one gives to one's self. If this truth is understood, who will not give to others?

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

It is said that the I-activity is the root of all activities. From where the I-thought emerges, that in short is the heart.

The world is not outside you.

There is a state when words cease and silence prevails.

He who has realized the Self in the Heart has transcended the dualities and is never perplexed.

In truth, you are spirit. The body has been projected by the mind, which itself originates from Spirit.

We are in our Self. We are not in the world.

One must realize his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.

Remove the Ego and Avidya (Ignorance) is gone. Look for it, the ego vanishes and the real Self alone remains.

All are seeing God always. But they do not know it.

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

To the extent we behave with humility, to that extent good will result.

Truth burns up all karma and frees you from all births.

The self is known to every one but not clearly. You always exist.

Love is verily the heart of all religions.

Knowing the Self, God is known.

Take no notice of the ego and its activities, but see only the light behind.

The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is 'I'; the Self itself is God; all is Siva, the Self.

We are always peace. To get rid of the idea that we are not peace is all that is required.

Whatever be the means adopted, you must at last return to the Self, so why not abide as the Self here and now?

The world is illusory, Only Brahman is real, Brahman is the world.

Grace is within you. If it were external, it would be useless.

Does one require proof of one's own being? Only remain aware of yourself and all else will be known.

You know that you know nothing. Find out that knowledge.

See what helps you to keep away all other thoughts and adopt that method for your meditation.

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

Then all this earth shines like one house.

Even the structure of the atom has been found by the mind.

Such happiness is relative and is better called pleasure or satisfaction.

Unless one is happy, one cannot bestow happiness on others.

Actions themselves form no bondage. Bondage is only the false belief,"I am the do-er."

He who thinks he is the doer is also the sufferer.

You do not like to suffer yourself. How can you inflict suffering on others?

Mind is a wonderful force inherent in the Self.

See who is in the subject. The investigation leads you to pure consciousness beyond the subject.

Happiness is not to be sought in solitude or in busy centers. It is in the Self.

'I Am' is the name of God, God is none other than the Self.

Let knowledge be guessed by the sign of equality to all beings.

If you make the thief the policeman there will be lots of investigation but no arrests will ever be made.

The Self is here and now, it is the only Reality. There is nothing else.

Pleasure and pain are only aspects of the mind. Our essential nature is happiness.

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