The Heart of Awareness - The Ashtavakra Gita. By Thomas Byrom Table of contents Introduction 1.
The Self 2. Translator's Introduction: The Mystery of Awareness I remember the moment clearly. I had escaped from my sisters, over the rocks and around the point. There was no other living creature. As I squatted there, watching the reflection of the wind in the unrippled pool, hearing its exhilaration high above me in the bright emptiness of the sky, I became aware for the first time of awareness itself. I had no name for it, but I could almost feel it, as if it had substance, like the water in the rock pool, or breath, like the shouting wind. I saw that I was entirely by myself in a boundless ocean of awareness. In the same instant I understood that awareness is the single mystery of life, that it enfolds all other mysteries, even the secret of the separate self.
From that moment I was indelibly astonished, and I knew that all my life I would be pinching myself and asking, What is awareness? My child, you can talk about holy books all you like. Untitled. Ellam Ondre (All Is One) Guide to Moksha "If you want moksha write, read and practise the instructions in Ellam Ondre.
" Ramana Maharshi "The instant you wake up you will know that waking is better than this dream. "Quote from Ellam Ondre This small but extraordinary book was written in the 19th century and has been translated from Tamil into English. MEN court happiness and shun misery. The question then arises: "What is right? '' That state is one only. Universal Mother, Master true, save us! - - - = = = The Author = = = - - - 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. RAMANA MAHARSHI. Guru. Sri Ramana Maharshi 30-12-1879 - 14-04-1950 Sri Ramanasramam Tiruvannamalai, South India.
Guru Click on underlined words to open paragraph Guru From The Mahabharata The Guru By Sri Ramana Maharshi Silent Teachings & Sat-sanga By Sri Ramana Maharshi Guru By Swami Vivekananda The Message of the Guru Taittiriya Upanishad _______________ Guru From The Mahabharata Santi Parva, Section CCCXXVII Translated by Sri Kisari Mohan Ganguli Addressing Suka, Janaka said: Without the aid of an understanding cleansed by study of the scriptures and without that true conception of all things which is known by the name of Vijnana, the attainment of Emancipation is impossible. The Guru By Sri Ramana Maharshi Preamble by David Godman Preamble God and Guru are in truth not different.
From Bhagavan’s (Sri Ramana’s) point of view there are no disciples but from the point of view of the disciple the grace of the Guru is like the ocean. The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi Question: What is Guru’s grace? (Continued below) Maharshi Gita. This Maharshi Gita is an arrangement of verses of the Bhagavad Gita made by Sri Ramana Maharshi that gives an overview of the essential message of the Gita. 1)Sanjaya said: To him who was thus overcome By pity, and whose eyes were filled With tears, downcast and despairing, Madhusudana spoke these words: (2:1) 2)The Holy Lord said: This body is known as the Field, And he who knows it thus is called The Knower of the Field by those Who know of both Field and Knower. (13:1) 3)Know Me also, O Bharata, To be the Knower in all Fields.
The knowledge of Field and Knower I consider as the knowledge. (13:2) 4)I am the Self abiding in The heart of all beings; I am The beginning, the middle, and Also the end of all beings. (10:20) 5)Of that which is born, death is sure, Of that which is dead, birth is sure. 6)Neither is the Self slain, nor yet does it die, Nor having been will it e’er come not to be, Birthless, eternal, perpetu’l, primeval, It is not slain whene’er the body is slain. (2:20) A Talk With Ramana Maharshi.