7/17/2005

Ramana Maharshi

"The limited and multifarious thoughts having disappeared, there shines in the Heart a kind of wordless illumination,of 'I-I,' which is pure Consciousness.

"If one remains quiet without abandoning that understanding, then egoity-the individual sense of the form " I am the body"-will be totally destroyed. And ultimately, the final thought, the 'I' thought, will also be extinguished...

"The great sages and scriptures declare that this alone is Realization."

Ramana Maharshi, The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi