100+ Ramana Maharshi Quotes

“100+ Ramana Maharshi Quotes” is a profound collection of teachings and wisdom from the revered Indian sage, Ramana Maharshi. With over a hundred quotes, this compilation offers insights into self-realization, spirituality, and the path to inner peace. Each quote reflects the timeless wisdom and profound simplicity of Ramana Maharshi’s teachings, making it a valuable resource for those on a spiritual journey or seeking enlightenment. Whether you’re a spiritual seeker or simply appreciate the wisdom of ancient sages, this anthology provides a transformative and enlightening journey through Ramana Maharshi’s profound words.

Ramana Maharshi Quotes

“Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.”

“Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”

“All that is required to realize the Self is to be still. What can be easier than that?”

“The real is as it is always. We are not creating anything new or achieving something which we did not have before.”

“The Self cannot be found in books. You have to find it for yourself in yourself.”

“The only useful purpose of the present birth is to turn within and realize the Self.”

“Bliss is not added to your nature; it is merely revealed as your true and natural state

eternal and imperishable. The only way to be rid of your grief is to know and be the Self.”

“The revelation or intuition arises in its own time and one must wait for it.”

“Action and knowledge are not obstacles to each other.”

“We are that. The very fact that we wish for liberation shows that freedom from all bondage is our real nature.”

“When we stop regarding the unreal as real

then Reality alone will remain

and we will be That.”

“To do self-enquiry and be that ‘I am’ is the only thing to do. ‘I am’ is reality. I am this or that is unreal. ‘I am’ is truth

another name for Self.”

“Self-enquiry is the one infallible means

the only direct one

to realize the unconditioned

absolute being that you really are.”

“A man should surrender the personal selfishness which binds him to this world. giving up the false self is the true renunciation.”

“If we regard ourselves as the doers of action we shall also be the enjoyers of the fruits of such action.”

“There is no greater mystery than this: being reality ourselves

we seek to gain Reality.”

“Solitude is a function of the mind. A man attached to desires cannot get solitude wherever he may be

whereas a detached man is always in solitude.”

“One should try to gain equipoise of mind under all circumstances. That is willpower.”

“The only freedom you have is to turn your mind inward and renounce activities there.”

“The mind can do nothing by itself. It emerges only with the illumination and can do no action good or bad

except with the illumination.”

“When he falls asleep the whole idea vanishes; his mind is left a blank.”

“It is the human mind that creates its own difficulties and then cries for help.”

“A man may be sleeping here with his body inert

and yet he may be climbing hills and falling from them in dream at the same time.”

“Thoughts come and go. Feelings come and go. Find out what it is that remains.”

“When we give up regarding the unreal as real

then the reality alone will remain and we will be that.”

“In deep sleep mind is merged and not destroyed. That which merges reappears.”

“You can only stop the flow of thoughts by refusing to have any interest in it.”

“The spark of spiritual knowledge (jnana) will consume all creation.”

“Your true nature is that of infinite spirit. The feeling of limitation is the work of the mind.”

“Calmness is the criterion of spiritual progress. Plunge the purified mind into the Heart.”

“A realized one sends out waves of spiritual influence in his aura

which draw many people towards him.”

“If your spiritual practice itself assumes the existence of the limitations

how can it help you to transcend them?”

“The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.”

“When the wrong identification of oneself with the body ceases

the master will be found to be none other than the self.”

“The Higher Power knows what to do and how to do it. Trust it.”

“Stillness is the sole requisite for the realization of the self as god.”

“God’s will for the prescribed course of events is a good solution for the vexed question of free-will.”

“All things are being carried on by the omnipotent power of a Supreme God.”

“The man who prays the prayer and the God to whom he prays all have reality only as manifestations of the Self.”

“Your duty is to Be and not to be this or that.”

“The ultimate truth is so simple; it is nothing more than being in one’s natural

original state.”

“Hope for the best

expect the best

toil for the best and everything will come right for you in the end.”

“Liberation is not anywhere outside you. It is only within.”

“Aim high

aim at the highest

and all lower aims are thereby achieved.”

“Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.”

“There is neither creation nor destruction

neither destiny nor free will

neither path nor achievement.”

Here’s a list of quotes about happiness by Sri Ramana Maharshi.

“Man’s search for happiness is an unconscious search for his true Self.”

“You are already that which you seek.”

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”

“If one’s mind has peace

the whole world will appear peaceful.”

“Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.”

“The solution to your problem is to see who has it.”

With these quotes on consciousness, Ramana Maharshi has inspired millions.

“Everyone knows ‘I am!’ No one can deny his own being.”

“Instead of indulging in mere speculation

devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you.”

“Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations.”

“In truth

you are spirit. The body has been projected by the mind

which itself originates from Spirit.”

“Turn your vision inward and the whole world will be full of supreme spirit.”

— Ramana Maharshi.

“There is neither Past nor Future. There is only the Present.”

“But some of these rules and discipline are good for beginners.”

“No one succeeds without effort.”

“All these viewpoints are only to suit the capacity of the learner. The absolute can be only one.”

“The ultimate truth is so simple; it is nothing more than being in one’s natural

original state.”

“There is no Truth. There is only the truth within each moment.”

“The mind turned inwards is the Self; turned outwards

it becomes the ego and all the world.”

“If the ego does not rise

the Self alone exists and there is no second.”

“If ego rises

all will rise. If the ego merges

all will merge. The more we are humble

the better it is for us.”

“The thought ‘I’ is the first thought of the mind; that is egoity. It is from that whence egoity originates that breath also originates.”

“All unhappiness is due to the ego. With it comes all your trouble. If you would deny the ego and scorch it by ignoring it you would be free.”

“Reality is simply the loss of ego. Destroy the ego by seeking its identity.”

“There must be a subject to know the good and evil. That subject is the ego.”

“When there are thoughts

it is distraction: when there are no thoughts

it is meditation.”

“Silence is most powerful. Speech is always less powerful than silence.”

“Just before waking up from sleep

there is a very brief state

free from thought. That should be made permanent.”

“Silence is truth. Silence is bliss. Silence is peace. And hence Silence is the Self.”

“Meditation helps concentration of the mind. Then the mind is free from thoughts and is in the meditated form.”

“All knowledge will have to be finally given up to experience the truth.”

“There is no doubt that the end of the paths of devotion and knowledge is one and the same.”

“If the light of the sun is invisible to the owl it is only the fault of that bird and not of the sun.”

“You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you.”

“Mukti or liberation is our nature. It is another name for us.”

“The state free from thoughts is the only real state.”

“The Eternal is not born nor does it die.”

“Let what comes come

let what goes go. Why do you worry?”

“Grace is ever-present. All that is necessary is that you surrender to It.”

“I am in the heart of all beings and am their beginning

middle and end.”

“When the world which is what-is-seen has been removed

there will be realization of the Self which is the seer.”

“That which rises as ‘I’ in this body is the mind. If one inquires as to where in the body the thought ‘I’ rises first

one would discover that it rises in the heart.”

“It is after the appearance of the first personal pronoun that the second and third personal pronouns appear; without the first personal pronoun there will not be the second and third.”

“Till the time of death

the mind keeps breath in the body; and when the body dies the mind takes the breath along with it.”

“It is by virtue of the mere presence of God that the souls governed by the three (cosmic) functions or the fivefold divine activity perform their actions and then rest

in accordance with their respective karmas.”

“God has no resolve; no karma attaches itself to Him.”

“One can know oneself only with one’s own eye of knowledge

and not with somebody else’s.”

“In dream the mind takes on another body. In both waking and dream states thoughts. names and forms occur simultaneously.”

“Remaining quiet is what is called wisdom-insight. To remain quiet is to resolve the mind in the Self.”

“Not seeking what is other than the Self is detachment or desirelessness; not leaving the Self is wisdom.”

“Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world.”
— Ramana Maharshi.”

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