Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ramana Maharshi - Silence (2)

This amazing photo of Arunachala was taken by Reinhard Jung, on November 7th, 2012, a little before dawn.

 Let there be peace among all beings of the universe. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

AMANA  Maharshi is the silent one, teaching the pure non-dual essence through perfect silence.

What our Master clearly teaches
By way of great, good, powerful Self-attention
Is only this and nothing more
Apart from this, the mind has no
Task to do or thought to think.

What exists in Truth is the Self alone. The Self is that where there is absolutely no 'I'-thought. That is called silence [mauna]. The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is 'I'; the Self itself is God.

The inner silence is self-surrender. And that is living without the sense of ego. Solitude is in the mind of humanity. Silence is ever speaking; it is the perennial flow of 'language'. It is interrupted by speaking; for words obstruct this mute language. Silence is permanent and benefits the whole of humanity.

There is consciousness along with quietness in the mind; this is exactly the state to be aimed at.

By silence, eloquence is meant. It is the best language.

The thought-free experience of the Self is silence.

There is a state when words cease and silence prevails.

That state which transcends speech and thought is silence.

That state in which the 'I'-thought does not rise even in the least is silence.

The experience of silence is alone the real and perfect knowledge.

Sages say that the state in which the 'I'-thought does not rise even in the least, alone is Self which is silence. That silent Self alone is God; Self alone is the individual soul. Self alone is this ancient world. All other knowledge are only petty and trivial knowledge; the experience of silence alone is the real and perfect knowledge. Know that the many objective differences are not real but are mere superimpositions on Self, which is the form of true knowledge.

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