Sri Ramana Maharishi

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That Alone Remains

Sri Ramana Maharishi

Sri Ramana Maharishi

Happy be-day dearest Ramana! Lots of love & gratitude, always

That alone remains.

‘The universe is real if percieved as the Self and unreal if perceived apart from the Self….’

~ Sri Ramana Maharishi

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Happy Guru Purnima!

Mooji, Ramana Maharishi, Buddha, Shiva, Adya, Papaji & Panda

Mooji, Ramana Maharishi, Buddha, Shiva, Adyashanti, Papaji and Panda

A huge, heartfelt thank you to the satguru, Shiva, Mooji, Adya, Ramana, Panda, Papaji and Buddha.

A huge, heartfelt thank you also goes to all my yoga, tai chi, thai yoga massage, ayurveda and meditation teachers; sangha friends and family; Måns Broo; Tobias the fakir; David Frawley and everybody else who ever helped or is still helping dispell the darkness of ignorance.

Turn toward the light and you will see only light, not your shadow.

~ Papaji

Om namah Shivaya

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Crossing Paths Again

Reflections...Mirror, mirror in the sky… tell me, who am I?

In the summer of ’07 a friend of mine lent me a couple of books on Advaita Vedanta and Sufi poetry. This was my very first encounter with Sri Ramana Maharishi, and also the first time I fell in love with the poetry of Rumi. Ever since then, I keep falling in love with Rumi’s words…

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Recommended Reads

Photo by the lovely Susan, thank you! ♥

Photo by the lovely Susan, thank you! ♥

Do visit Susan’s Flickr page for more of her delicious photography.

I’m a big lover of books, and although the ultimate Truth can’t be captured by mere words… some really do seem to come close! The following ones are my current top favourites when it comes to non-duality (or whatever you want to call it). These books are all filled to the brim with beautiful and clear pointers, heartfelt poetry, stunning insights and gorgeous inspiration. Each and every single one of them is highly and warmly recommended. Enjoy!

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I Alone Am

Photo by Artii

Photo by Artii

Says Shiva:
I alone am. No one has ever belonged to me, nor have I belonged to anyone else.
No one has ever loved me, nor have I loved anyone else. I alone am [as everything. There is no other].

~ Sri Devikalottara (Jnanachara Vichara Patalah)

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Bhakti means Devotion

Devotion is nothing more than knowing oneself.

The experience of not forgetting consciousness alone is the state of devotion (bhakti).

Worshipping the formless reality by unthought thought is the best kind of worship.

Surrender once for all and be done with the desire. So long as the sense of doership is retained there is the desire. That is also personality. If this goes the Self is found to shine forth pure.

~ Sri Ramana Maharishi

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Yoga, Vichara & Samadhi

Whether one understands it or not, one is not away from the centre. Practice of yoga or vichara is done, always remaining in the centre only.

Yoga is really nothing but ceasing to think that you are different from the Self or Reality.

~ Sri Ramana Maharishi

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That Alone Remains

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There is nothing new to get.
You have on the other hand,
to get rid of your ignorance,
which makes you think you are other than Bliss.
For whom is this ignorance?
It is to the ego.
Trace the source of the ego.
Then the ego is lost and Bliss remains over.
It is eternal You are That, here and now…
This is the master key for solving all doubts.
The doubts arise in the mind.
The mind is born of the ego.
The ego rises from the Self.
Search the source of the ego and the Self is revealed.
That alone remains.
The universe is only expanded Self.
It is not different from the Self…

~ Sri Ramana Maharshi

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You are Bliss

Dance!

Bliss is not something to be got.
On the other hand you are always Bliss.
This desire [for Bliss] is born of the sense of incompleteness.
To whom is this sense of incompleteness?
Enquire.
In deep sleep you were blissful. Now you are not so.
What has interposed between that Bliss and this non-bliss?
It is the ego.
Seek its source and find you are Bliss.

~ Sri Ramana Maharishi