Ramana  Maharshi Commentary
Ramana Marharshi Commentary Who am I - P 17 - Self-inquiry for subsidence of mind

Ramana Marharshi Commentary Who am I - P 17 - Self-inquiry for subsidence of mind

January 21, 2022

Ramana Maharshi's words:
"For the subsidence of mind there is no other means more effective and adequate than Self-enquiry. Even though by other means the mind subsides, that is only apparently so; it will rise again."
Commentary by Richard Clarke. Audio from Nome, "Beyond Body, Mind, and Ego."

Ramana Maharshi Commentary Who am I - P 16 - The Self alone is

Ramana Maharshi Commentary Who am I - P 16 - The Self alone is

January 14, 2022

Ramana Maharshi's words:
"Atman alone exists and is real.

The threefold reality of world, individual soul, and God is, like the illusory appearance of silver in the mother of pearl, an imaginary creation in the Atman. They appear and disappear simultaneously.

The Self alone is the world, the “I” and God. All that exists is but the manifestation of the Supreme."
Comments by Richard Clarke. Audio from Nome, Tat Tvam Asi.

Ramana Maharshi Commentary Who am I? - P 15 – Subsidence of the mind in the Self

Ramana Maharshi Commentary Who am I? - P 15 – Subsidence of the mind in the Self

January 7, 2022

Ramana Maharshi's words:
"This state of mere inherence in pure Being is known as the Vision of Wisdom.
Such inherence means and implies the entire subsidence of the mind in the Self.
Nothing other than this, and no psychic powers of the mind such as thought-reading, telepathy, and clairvoyance, can be Wisdom."

Comments by Richard Clarke, audio from Nome, "Absorption in Silence."

Ramana Commentary Podcast: Who am I? Paragraph P14 When there is no “I”, that is your Being

Ramana Commentary Podcast: Who am I? Paragraph P14 When there is no “I”, that is your Being

December 31, 2021

Ramana Maharshi's words:
"If in this manner the mind becomes absorbed in the Heart, the ego or “I”. Which is the center of the multitude of thoughts and pure Consciousness or Self, which subsists during all the states of the mind, alone remains resplendent.

It is this state where there is not the slightest trace of the “I”-thought, that is the true Being of oneself. And that is called Quiescence or Mouna (Silence)."
Commentary by Richard Clarke, with an audio by Nome, and a short guided Self-inquiry. 

Ramana Commentary: Who am I? Paragraph 13 – Absorption comes when mind is restrained

Ramana Commentary: Who am I? Paragraph 13 – Absorption comes when mind is restrained

December 24, 2021

Ramana Maharshi's words:
"It is only when the subtle mind is externalized through the activity of the intellect and the sense-organs that the gross name and form constituting the world appear. When, on the other hand, the mind stays firmly in the Heart, they recede and disappear. Restraint of the out-going mind and its absorption in the Heart is known as introversion (antarmukda-drishti). The release of mind and its emergence in the Heart is known as objectiveness (bahirmukda-drihshi)."
Commentary by Richard Clarke. Audio from Nome. 

Ramana Commentary: Who am I? Paragraph 12 - When thoughts arise, inquire

Ramana Commentary: Who am I? Paragraph 12 - When thoughts arise, inquire

December 17, 2021

Ramana Maharshi's words: 
"Even when extraneous thoughts sprout up during such inquiry, do not seek to complete the rising thought, but instead, deeply inquire within, “To whom has this thought occurred?”

No matter how many thoughts thus occur to you, if you would with acute vigilance inquire immediately as and when each individual thought arises to whom it has occurred, you would find it is “to me.” If then you inquire “Who am I?” the mind gets introverted and the rising thought also subsides.

In this manner as you persevere more and more in the practice of Self-inquiry, the mind acquires increasing strength and power to abide in its Source."
Comments by Richard Clarke. Audio from Nome, For whom is the thought?

Ramana Commentary Podcast: Who am I? P 11 - Through inquiry the mind subsides.

Ramana Commentary Podcast: Who am I? P 11 - Through inquiry the mind subsides.

December 10, 2021

Ramana's words: 
"Since every other thought can occur only after the rise of the “I”- thought and since the mind is just a bundle of thoughts, it is only through the inquiry “Who am I?” that the mind subsides.

Moreover, the integral “I”-thought, implicit in such inquiry, having destroyed all other thoughts, gets finally destroyed or consumed, just as the stick used for stirring the burning funeral pyre gets consumed."

Commentary by Richard Clarke. Talk, "Inquiry" by Nome. Concluded with a guided Self-inquiry, 

Ramana Maharshi Commentary: Who am I?  Paragraph 10 - First is the ”I”-thought

Ramana Maharshi Commentary: Who am I? Paragraph 10 - First is the ”I”-thought

December 3, 2021

Ramana Maharshi’s words,

The first and foremost thought that arises in the mind is the “I”-thought.

It is only after the rise or origin of the “I”-thought that innumerable other thoughts arise.

In other words, only after the first personal pronoun, “I”, has arisen, do the second and third personal pronouns (“you, he,” etc.) occur to the mind; and they cannot subsist without the former.

Commentary by Richard Clarke. Audio from Nome. 

Ramana Commentary Who am I - P9 Mind rises from the spiritual heart

Ramana Commentary Who am I - P9 Mind rises from the spiritual heart

November 26, 2021

Ramana Maharshi's words:
"That which arises in the physical body as “I” is the mind.

If one enquires whence the “I”-thought in the body arises in the first instance, it will be found that it is from hydayam or the Heart. That is the source and stay of the mind.

Or again, even if one merely continuously repeats to oneself inwardly, “I-I” with the entire mind fixed thereon, that also leads one to the same source."
Commentary by Richard Clarke. Audio from Nome. 

Ramana Commentary: Who am I? Paragraph 8 - The mind is the ego

Ramana Commentary: Who am I? Paragraph 8 - The mind is the ego

November 19, 2021

Ramana Maharshi's words:
"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 in fact the Self.

Mind has to necessarily depend for its existence on something gross, it never subsists by itself. It is the mind that is otherwise called the subtle body, ego, jiva or soul."
Commentary by Richard Clarke, audio from Nome, short guided inquiry. 

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