Sri Ramana Maharshi Teachings

God dwells in you,
as you,
and you don’t have to ‘do’ anything
to be God-realized or Self-realized,
it is already your true and natural state.

Just drop all seeking,
turn your attention inward,
and sacrifice your mind to the One Self radiating
in the Heart of your very being.

For this to be your own presently lived experience,
Self-Inquiry is the one direct and immediate way.”

~ Sri Ramana Maharshi

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A certain man from Madurai asked:

How to know the Power of God?

Sri Ramana Maharshi :

You say ‘I AM’.

That is it.

What else can say I AM?

One’s own being is His Power.

The trouble arises only when one
says, “I am this or that, such and such.”

Do not do it – Be yourself.

That is all.

~ From Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi : 478

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The knowledge ‘I am’ within you is God.

Carry the conviction in yourself that
the knowledge ‘I am’ within you is God.

I am introducing you to your ‘I am’.
The first stage is to meditate on the ‘I am’ and stabilize in it.

To the One who meditates on the knowledge ‘I am’,
everything in the realm of consciousness becomes clear.

Go anywhere, but never forget that the knowledge ‘I am’ is God.
Day by day through constant meditation this conviction will grow.

Don’t bother about anything, just continue abiding in the ‘I am’,
a moment will come when it will be pleased and
reveal all the secrets.

The ‘I am’ is the only God to please and if pleased,
it will lead you to the source.

~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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ust try to be in that ‘I amness’
don’t try to put effort and concentration
When ‘you are’
it is ‘I amness’,
when ‘you are’
the beingness is automatically there.
Whatever ‘you are’
without doing any effort,
be there.
Don’t try to interpret ‘I amness’.
You are without the body sense,
when you identify with body-mind,
then the trouble begins

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‘You’ are above the waking and dreaming states,
because those are only expressions of your Beingness.
The waking and dreaming states
pertain only to your ‘I amness’.
We are only able to observe because of the ‘I amness’.
When the ‘I amness’ is not there
the tool to observe is also not there.
If you are deep inside everything is gone!
And there is no ‘I am’.
Then the ‘I am’ merges in the Absolute.

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I am talking about knowledge,
whatever knowledge the ‘I am’ is,
it’s the knowledge.
You are living to sustain that knowledge ‘I am’,
hence you struggle.
If that knowledge is gone,
what interest could you have?
You are like a doctor taking care,
the knowledge ‘you are’ is nourishing
and protecting the body.
Remember this, if you want to remember me,
remember the knowledge ‘I am’.
Ancestors told us to meditate on me, remember me,
but they also said that the knowledge ‘I am’ is me too.