Tag Archives: Ramana Maharshi

The sense of I AM

"So, you look. You bring your attention, for just a moment, to what it feels like to be you. Not to anything that you know to be the case, but to what it feels like to be you, just to touch it, just for a moment. And if you do that once, you'll do it again, and again, until it has its way with you, until you are finished with not noticing yourself, until you are finished with the hatred of your life, with the fear of your life, with the dissatisfaction of your life. Until dissatisfaction itself reveals Read more [...]

Re: Awakening

(edited) Dear -, Awakening is awakening in the dream and awakening out of the dream. I am at the first. What does it feel like? Well, I had anxiety and depression for twenty years. Anxiety is gone. The psychological unhappiness of depression is gone. I can operate in the world from a place of calm and peace. There is very little fear (although there is a little) and I am not attached to the outcome of desires, seeing desires as fear turned outward. It's nice. However, this is not full Read more [...]

Delving into the false sense of self

We must be thankful to Eckhart Tolle. With simple and contemporary words, Tolle has taken mysticism and burdensome reverence right out of spirituality, and presented the essence of natural being in a very simple way. Tolle tells us about the ego (the false sense of "I") and the pain-body (the conditioning which unconsciously drives us). He reminds us there is such a thing as awakening. From the way spiritual traditions deal with awakening, one can easily get the idea that awakening is only Read more [...]

Core Practice – The sense of I AM

Wisdom contains no knowledge. -Zen Saying Knowledge is bondage. -The Shiv Sutras A reflection of the watcher in the mind creates the sense of "I" and the person acquires an apparently independent existence. In reality there is no person, only the watcher identifying himself with the "I" and the "mine". The teacher tells the watcher: you are not this, there is nothing of yours in this, except the little point of "I am", which is the bridge between the watcher and his dream. "I am this, I am Read more [...]

“Cease to Cherish Opinion” – 6th Awakening is Simple book excerpt

“Cease to Cherish Opinion” When we have the insight we are not our thoughts, we do we not awaken instantly? It’s because we cling to concepts. Clinging to concepts is the biggest obstacle to awakening. It can be a very obvious or a very subtle obstacle. It shows up in many ways: Resistance to starting: “I will become emotion-less”, “I need to understand completely first”. “What will I be without thoughts?” “I am not ready.” “I will start tomorrow.” The resistance Read more [...]

Ripening – Are you ready to awaken? – 2nd ebook excerpt Awakening is Simple –

Ripening - Are you ready to awaken? - 2nd ebook excerpt from Awakening is Simple The greatest delusion is that you identify with the voice of thought in your head. You are not Mind. Suffering is created by thought and can only be experienced in thought. Most of us are at unease. We experience this as suffering, depression, anxiety, worry, doubt, futility, woe is me, what is life about, what is my purpose, why can’t I be happy, why am I not successful, why don’t things ever work out for me, Read more [...]

Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi Tim , a reader, recently donated and received some books, and I went over to his site, and found this little gem on Ramana Maharshi, and I had to lift it. Thanks, Tim! Ramana Maharshi was a great teacher. He promoted Inquiry—a passive looking at thoughts. For a time, because of problems in translation from Tamil to English, it was thought that Inquiry—Vichara—meant analytical investigation. It does not. It means a passive looking, not through the mind, but through awareness, Read more [...]