Sri Ramana Maharshi | Sage

Sri Ramana Maharshi is one of my favorite teachers, and one of the greatest sages of the last century, a Buddha.  Although he was born in India, he was not a member of any particular religion.  Enjoy his websites below!Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi

“It was in 1908 that I first contacted Sri Ramana Maharshi, then in the Virupaksha Cave, when I was a boy of twelve. Had you seen him in those days, you would hardly have taken him for a mere human being. His figure was a statue of burnished gold. He simply sat and sat, and rarely spoke. The words he spoke on any day could easily be counted. He had an enchanting personality that shed a captivating luster on all, and a life-giving current flowed from him charging all those nearby, while his sparkling eyes irrigated those around him with the nectar of his Being.”

T.K. Sundaresa Iyer, At the feet of Bhagavan

T.K. Sundaresa Iyer, At the feet of Bhagavan

“At the age of sixteen Ramana Maharshi left his home, his family, and all he knew. He felt drawn to Arunachula – a small mountain in Southern India. He lived there for the rest of his life. His only possessions were a piece of cloth to cover himself, and a walking stick. Little by little word of a sage living alone on Arunachula mountain became known. Many felt drawn to sit in his presence. He seldom spoke. But occasionally he would respond to questions.  This site: http://sentient.org/ is dedicated to the peace and fulfillment toward which he pointed.”

Sentient beings are in essence buddhas
It is like water and ice. There is no ice without water,
There are no buddhas outside sentient beings.
What a shame, sentient beings seek afar,
Not knowing what is at hand. It is like wailing from thirst
In the midst of water.

–Hakuin Ekaku, 1685-1768

http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/bhagvan.html

Merry Christmas! | The Christ | Quotes

Celebrate with presence!

His disciples said to Him , “When will the kingdom come?”
And The Christ said: “It will not come by waiting for it. It will not come by a matter of saying ‘here it is’ or ‘there it is’! Rather the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth and men do not see it.”

“The man that takes to the plow and looks back is not worthy of the kingdom of heaven.” Luke 9:62

“Let thine eye be single and your whole body will be full of light”–Luke 11:34

“We must not wish anything other than what happens from moment to moment, all the while, however, exercising ourselves in goodness.”–St Catherine of Genoa

Jesus said: The seeker should not stop until he finds.  When he does find he will be disturbed. After having been disturbed he will be astonished. Then he will reign over everything.”–The Gospel of Thomas

“Pray and you will be condemned…”–Gospel of Thomas (14a)

“…Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.”–Gospel of Thomas

“The Kingdom of God is within you.”–Luke 17:20-21

To the Scribes and Pharisees: “You who shut up the Kingdom of Heaven in men’s faces, neither going in yourselves nor allowing others to go in who want to.”–Mathew 23:13

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,  for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ~~Matthew 6:25-34

Change is Permanent

Suddenly everything changed! My work is on hold. It is almost like I am starting all over again. And it dawn on me that I wasn’t enjoying the process anymore. I was rushing. My presence of mind was slipping away. I was forgetting that the future never holds a safe haven for us; it only holds change. So all that matters is our inner balance. All we ever have is “just this” and everything is contained “here”. Eternity itself is “now”–the absence of time. Enjoy!

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