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"Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana" - Shirdi Sai Baba

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General Discussion / Ramana Maharshi about Sexuality and Brahmacharya
« on: July 31, 2017, 03:20:23 PM »
Q: What are the passions?

M: They are the same force that is used in meditation, but diverted into other channels.

Q: Isn't brahmacharya necessary?

M: Brahmacharya means 'living in Brahman". It has no connection with celibacy as is commonly understood. A real brahmachari finds bliss in Brahman, the same as Self.

Q: But isn't celibacy a requirement for yoga?

M: Yes, it is. It is one of many aids to realization.

Q: Isn't brahmacharya essential? Can a married person realize the Self?

M: Certainly! married or unmarried, a person can realize the Self because it is here and now. It is only a matter of the fitness of the mind. Have there not been people living with their spouse and family yet attaining realization?

Q: Is it better for reaching salvation to be married or celibate?

M: Whatever you think better. There is no difference. Thoughts must cease and reason disappear. Feeling is the prime factor in meditation, not reason. It ought to come at the right side of the chest, not in the head, because the Heart is there. It must be held tight.

Q: Is marriage a bar to spiritual progress?

M: The householder's life is not a bar, but householders must do their utmost to practice self-control. If a person has a strong desire for the higher life then sexual desire will drop away. When the mind is destroyed the other desires are also destroyed.

Q: How can we root out the sex idea?

M: By rooting out the false idea of the body being the Self. There is no sex in the Self. Be the real Self, then there will be no trouble with sex.

Q: Do you approve of sexual continence?

M:. A true brahmachari is one who dwells in Brahman. In that case there will be no question of desires any more.

If you understand the truth in nature, sexual desire will not arise at all. If you remove the sense of diversity, that which gives sex its power will also be removed.

"Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison" Swami Vivekananda

"Know that the eradication of the identification with the body is charity, spiritual austerity and ritual sacrifice; it is virtue, divine union and devotion; it is heaven, wealth, peace and truth; it is grace; it is the state of divine silence; it is the deathless death; it is jnana, renunciation, final liberation and bliss." [Ramana Maharshi]

"There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence." [Meister Eckhart]

"Your duty is to be and not to be this or that. 'I am that I am' sums up the whole truth. The method is summed up in the words 'Be still'. What does stillness mean? It means destroy yourself. Because any form or shape is the cause for trouble. Give up the notion that 'I am so and so'. All that is required to realize the Self is to be still. What can be easier than that?" [Ramana Maharishi]

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Bhagavan about His mukti
« on: October 05, 2014, 01:38:32 PM »
"Some people," He said, "start off by studying literature in their youth. Then they indulge in the pleasures of the world until they are fed up with them. Next, when they are at an advanced age, they turn to books on Vedanta. They go to a Guru and get initiated by Him and then start the process of sravana, manana and nididhyasana, which finally culminates in samadhi. This is the normal and standard way of approaching liberation. It is called krama mukti [gradual liberation]. But I was overtaken by akrama mukti [sudden liberation] before I passed through any of the above-mentioned stages." [Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi]

Self-enquiry is not different from surrender. The only apparent difference is that people who practice Self-enquiry surrender to the Self. But accepting existence of Self on Which to meditate or concentrate or to Which to surrender our mind is the same as accepting God and surrendering to Him. There are subject and object in both cases.

The real happiness does not depend on any cause.

"Hiding in this cage of visible matter is the invisible lifebird. Pay attention to her, she is singing your song." [Kabir]

Interviewer: If you had to sum up your teaching in one or two sentences what would they be?
Papaji: No teaching, no teacher, no student.
Interviewer: Then what are we doing here today?
Papaji: To find out who you are.

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