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Re: Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi:
« Reply #105 on: March 18, 2013, 01:15:27 PM »
TALKS No. 487:

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The same lady continued:  If the world is only a dream, how should it be harmonized with the Eternal Reality?

Maharshi: The harmony consists in the realization of its inseparateness from the Self.

Devotee: But ma dream is fleeting and unreal. It is also contradicted by the waking state.

Maharshi: The waking experiences are also similar.

Devotee: One lives fifty years and finds a continuity in the waking experience which is absent in dreams.

Maharshi: You go to sleep and dream a dream, in which the experiences of fifty years are condensed within the short duration
of the dream, say five minutes.  There is also continuity in the dream.  Which is real now?  Is the period covering fifty years of your
waking state real, or the short duration of five minutes of your dream?  The standards of time differ in the two states. That is all.
There is no other difference between the two experiences.

Devotee: The spirit remains unaffected by the passing phenomena and by the successive bodies of repeated births. How does each
body get the lift to set it acting?

Maharshi: The spirit is differntiated from matter and is full of life. The body is animated by it.

Devotee: The realized being is then the spirit and unaware of the world.

Maharshi: He sees the world but not as separate from the Self.

Devotee: If the world is full of pain why should he continue the world idea?

Maharshi: Does the realized being tell you that the world is full of pain?  It is the other who feels the pain and seeks the help
of the wise saying that the world is painful.  Then the wise one explains from his experience that if one withdraws within the Self
there is an end of pain. The pain is felt so long as the object is different from oneself. But when the Self is found to be an undivided
whole who and what is there to feel?  The realized mind is the Holy Spirit and the other mind is the home of the devil. For the
realized being this is the Kingdom of  Heaven. 'The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.'  That Kingdom is HERE AND NOW.

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Re: Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi:
« Reply #106 on: March 19, 2013, 12:11:25 PM »
Talks No. 488:

A group of young men asked:  It is said that healthy mind can be only in healthy body.  Should we not attempt to keep
the body always strong and healthy?

Maharshi:  In that way, there will be no end of attention to the health of the body.

Devotee:  The present experiences are the result of the past Karma. If we know the mistake committed in the past, we can
rectify them.

Maharshi: If one mistake is rectified there yet remains the whole sanchita which is going to give you innumerable births. So
that is not the procedure. The more you prune a plant, the more vigorously it grows.  The more you rectify your Karma, the more
it accumulates.  Find out the root of Karma and cut it off.

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Re: Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi:
« Reply #107 on: March 20, 2013, 11:56:52 AM »

Talks No. 489:

Another group of visitors was asking the method of Realization.  In the course of a reply Sri Bhagavan said: 'Holding the mind
and investigating it is advised for a beginner. But what is mind after all?  It is a projection of the Self.  See for whom it appears
and from where it rises.  The 'I-thought' will be found to the root cause.  Go deeper; the 'I-thought' disappears and there is an
infinitely expanded 'I-consciousness'.  That is otherwise called Hiranyagarbha.  When it puts on limitations, it appears as individuals.'

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