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From: ~~~ Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talk 596.

Q.:
Sri Bhagavan said last night that God is guiding us.
Then why should we make an effort
to do anything?

M.:
Who asks you to do so?
If there was that faith in the guidance of God
this question would not have arisen.

Q.:
The fact is that God guides us.
Then what is the use of these instructions to people?

M.:
They are for those who seek...
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From: ~~~ Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talk 310.

Q.:
Work leaves no time for separate meditation.

Is the constant reminder “I am”,
trying to feel it while actually at work,
enough?

M.:
It will become constant
when the mind becomes strengthened.

Repeated practice strengthens the mind;
and such mind is capable
of holding on to the current.

In that case,
engagement in work or no...
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Countless vishaya-vasanas (subtle tendencies of the mind in relation to objects of sense gratification), coming one after the other in quick succession like the waves of the ocean, agitate the mind. Nevertheless, they too subside and finally get destroyed with progressive practice of Atma dhyana or meditation on the Self. Without giving room even to the thought which occurs in the form of...
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Therefore, when the mind reaches the Heart by inwardly scrutinizing ‘Who am I?’ in the above manner and when he, who is the ‘I’, (the ego or mind, which rises in the form ‘I am the body’) dies, the one (existence-consciousness) appears spontaneously’ as ‘I-I’. Although it appears (seemingly anew), it is not ‘I’ (the rising ‘I’ or ego); it is the Whole Reality (purna vastu), the Reality which...
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When one scrutinizes within thus, ‘What is the rising-place of ‘I’?’, the ‘I’ will die. This is Self- enquiry [jnana-vichara].

('Upadesa Undiyar', v. 19; translation by Swami Sri Sadhu Om)
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In the place where ‘I’ [the mind or ego] merges, the one [existence-consciousness] appears spontaneously as ‘I-I’ [or ‘I am I’]. That itself is the Whole [purna].

('Upadesa Undiyar', v. 20; translation by Swami Sri Sadhu Om)
In the place where I the mind or ego merges the one
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D: If the Guru happens to turn out incompetent, what will be the fate of the disciple who has implict faith in him?

M: Each one according to his merits.

(From 'Talks with Sri Ramana Maharishi', Talk 272)
D If the Guru happens to turn out incompetent what will be
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The enquiry ‘Who am I?’ turns the mind inward and makes it calm. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
The enquiry ‘Who am I’ turns the mind inward and makes it calm Sri Ramana Maharshi
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By a steady and continuous investigation into the nature of the mind, the mind is transformed into That to which the 'I' refers and that is verily the Self. Mind has necessarily to depend for its existence on something gross: it never subsists by itself. It is this mind that is otherwise called the subtle body, the ego, the jiva or the soul.

(From 'Who Am I?' ('Nan Yar') - The 1939 prose version)
By a steady and continuous investigation into the nature of the mind
Lakshminarayanan Krishnamoorthy