Ramana Maharshi Quotes.
There is no doubt that breath control is the means for mind control because the mind, like breath, is a part of air; because the nature of mobility is common to both; because the place of origin is the same for both; and because when one of them is controlled, the other gets controlled.
That which comes and goes, rises and sets, is born and dies is the ego. That which always abides, never changes, and is devoid of qualities is the Self.
One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.
When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.
You are already That which you seek.
All that one gives to others one gives to one’s self. If this truth is understood, who will not give to others?
Silence is most powerful. Speech is always less powerful than silence.
If you are vigilant and make a stern effort to reject every thought when it rises, you will soon find that you are going deeper and deeper into your own inner self, where there is no need for your effort to reject the thoughts.
Silence is truth. Silence is bliss. Silence is peace. And hence Silence is the Self.
Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows ‘I am!’ No one can deny his own being.
Even as one and the same person is called by different names according to the different functions he performs, so also one and the same mind is called by the different names: mind, intellect, memory, and egoity, on account of the difference in the modes – and not because of any real difference.
Actions yield result by the ordinance of God as He wills.
Your duty is to Be, and not to be this or that.
Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world?
It is the Higher Power which does everything, and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position, he is free from troubles; otherwise, he courts them.
You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. All that you have to do is to give up being aware of other things, that is of the not-Self. If one gives up being aware of them then pure awareness alone remains, and that is the Self.
Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world. The Sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone. Because it shines, the whole world is full of light. Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.