Quotes by: Ramana Maharshi

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Bhagavan Sri
Ramana Maharshi
Sri Ramana Maharshi in his late 60s.
Born Venkataraman Iyer
(1879-12-30)30 December 1879
Tiruchuzhi, Madras Presidency, British India
Died 14 April 1950(1950-04-14) (aged 70)
Sri Ramana Ashram, Tiruvannamalai, India
Nationality Indian
Guru Arunachala
Philosophy Advaita Vedanta
Literary works Nān Yār? ("Who am I?")
Five Hymns to Arunachala
Quotation Of all the thoughts that rise in the mind, the thought 'I' is the first thought.

All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception.
Ramana Maharshi
The Real is ever-present, like the screen on which the cinematographic pictures move. While the picture appears on it, the screen remains invisible. Stop the picture, and the screen will become clear. All thoughts and events are merely pictures moving on the screen of Pure Consciousness, which alone is real.
Ramana Maharshi
It is every intelligent man's experience that evildoing recoils on the doer sooner or later.
Ramana Maharshi
The mind itself is of the form of all, i.e., of soul, God and world; when it becomes of the form of the Self through knowledge, there is release, which is of the nature of Brahman: this is the teaching.
Ramana Maharshi
If you are vigilant and make a stern effort to reject every thought when it rises, you will soon find that you are going deeper and deeper into your own inner self, where there is no need for your effort to reject the thoughts.
Ramana Maharshi
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.
Ramana Maharshi
When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.
Ramana Maharshi
You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.
Ramana Maharshi
Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows 'I am!' No one can deny his own being.
Ramana Maharshi
That which comes and goes, rises and sets, is born and dies is the ego. That which always abides, never changes, and is devoid of qualities is the Self.
Ramana Maharshi
Like the practice of breath control, meditation on the forms of God, repetition of mantras, food restrictions, etc., are but aids for rendering the mind quiescent.
Ramana Maharshi
Time and space always change, but there is something which is eternal and changeless. For example, the world and time, past or future, nothing exists for us in sleep. But we exist. Let us try to find out that which is changeless and which always exists.
Ramana Maharshi
One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.
Ramana Maharshi
The Self is self-luminous without darkness and light, and is the reality which is self-manifest. Therefore, one should not think of it as this or as that. The very thought of thinking will end in bondage.
Ramana Maharshi
Every moment there is creation, every moment destruction. There is no absolute creation, no absolute destruction. Both are movement, and that is eternal.
Ramana Maharshi
I have never said that there is no need for a guru. All depends on what you call guru. He need not be in a human form.
Ramana Maharshi
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