Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi Quotes On Self-Realization and Enlightenment

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

“There is neither creation nor destruction, neither destiny nor free will, neither path nor achievement. This is the final truth.”

“A realized one sends out waves of spiritual influence in his aura, which draw many people towards him. Yet he may sit in a cave and maintain complete silence.”

“The pure mind is itself Brahman; it therefore follows that Brahman is not other than the mind of the sage.”

“Realisation is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty. It is only removal of all camouflage”

“One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.”

“Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.”

“There is no mind to control if you realize the self. The mind having vanished, the self shines forth. In the realized man, the mind may be active or inactive, the
self remains for him.”

“I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self.”

“Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows ‘I am!’ No one can deny his own being.”

“For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of Self, the world is seen merely as a bondage causing imagination.”

“Nearly all mankind is more or less unhappy because nearly all do not know the true Self. Real happiness abides in Self-knowledge alone. All else is fleeting. To know one’s Self is to be blissful always.”

“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.”

“It is false to speak of realisation. What is there to realise? The real is as it is always. We are not creating anything new or achieving something which we did not have before. The illustration given in books is this. We dig a well and create a huge pit. The space in the pit or well has not been created by us. We have just removed the earth which was filling the space there. The space was there then and is also there now. Similarly we have simply to throw out all the age-long samskaras [innate tendencies] which are inside us. When all of them have been given up, the Self will shine alone.”

“There is no greater mystery than this, that we keep seeking reality though in fact we are reality. We think that there is something hiding reality and that this must be destroyed before reality is gained. How ridiculous! A day will dawn when you will laugh at all your past efforts. That which will be the day you laugh is also here and now.”

“You and I are the same. What I have done is surely possible for all. You are the Self now and can never be anything else. Throw your worries to the wind, turn within and find Peace.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *