Happy Ram Navami! On the 9th day of chaitra month, we celebrate the birth of Shri Ram. Ram's life and journey is one of adherence to dharma despite harsh tests and obstacles and many pains of life and time. He is pictured as the ideal man and the perfect human. For the sake of his father's honor, Ram abandons his claim to Ayodhya's throne to serve...

Monk = Self / Awareness / Am-ness

Goad and Noose = Vigilance and Attentiveness

Elephant Dark = Dull Attention following Monkey Mind

Monkey Dark = Restless Mind leading Attention here and there

Elephant White = Alert Attention following the Self / Awareness

Monkey White = Calm Mind

Monkey Disappeared = Death of Mind

1. In Search of the Bull
In the pasture of the world, I endlessly push aside the tall grasses in search of the bull. Following unnamed rivers, lost upon the interpenetrating paths of distant mountains, My strength failing and my vitality exhausted, I cannot find the bull.


2. Discovery of the Footprints
Along the riverbank u...

  • Like waves in ocean, thoughts, perceptions, sensations keep on rising & falling, in ever-present awareness. Awareness is always aware of its own subjective self i.e. “Aware-Presence”, and also its various above mentioned modulations with objective qualities.
  • A feeling is nothing more than bodily sensation(s) with a thought based story correspond...

As a boy of sixteen in 1896, he challenged death by a penetrating enquiry into the source of his being. Later hailed as Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi he revealed the direct path of Self-enquiry and awakened mankind to the immense spiritual power of the holy Arunachala Hill, the spiritual heart of the world. 




When I met my Guru, he told me: "You are not what you take yourself to be. Find out what you are. Watch the sense 'I am', find your real Self."


I obeyed him, because I trusted him. I did as he told me. All my spare time I would spend looking at myself in silence. And what a difference it made, and how soon!


My guru told me to hold on to the sense '...

जब मैं अपने गुरु से मिला, उन्होने मुझे बताया: "तुम वह नहीं हो जो तुम स्वयं को समझ रहे हो । ये पता करो कि तुम असल में क्या हो । "मैं हूँ" की अनुभूति पर ध्यान रखो, अपने असली स्वरूप को ढ़ूंढो ।


मैंने उनकी आज्ञा का पालन किया, क्योंकि मुझे उनपर विशवास था । मैंने वैसा ही किया जैसा उन्होने कहा । अपना सारा खाली समय मैं शान्ति से स्वयं को देखता रहता । और इसक...

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