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100 Maharshi Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Your true nature is that of infinite spirit. The feeling of limitation is the work of the mind.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Your true nature is that of infinite spirit. The feeling of limitation is the work
Food affects the mind. For the practice of any kind of yoga, vegetarianism is absolutely necessary since it makes the mind more pure and harmonious.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Food affects the mind. For the practice of any kind of yoga, vegetarianism is absolutely
Actions yield result by the ordinance of God as He wills.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Actions yield result by the ordinance of God as He wills.
There must be a subject to know the good and evil. Thatsubject is the ego.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: There must be a subject to know the good and evil. Thatsubject is the ego.
He who has realized the Self in the Heart has transcended the dualities and is never perplexed.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: He who has realized the Self in the Heart has transcended the dualities and is
When one remains without thinking one understands another by means of the universal language of Silence.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: When one remains without thinking one understands another by means of the universal language of
You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present
What is illusion?
M.: To whom is the illusion? Find it out. Then illusion will vanish.
Generally people want to know about illusion and do not examine
to whom it is. It is foolish. Illusion is outside and unknown. But
the seeker is considered to be known and is inside. Find out what
is immediate, intimate, instead of trying to find out what is distant
and unknown.
Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: What is illusion?M.: To whom is the illusion? Find it out. Then illusion will vanish.Generally
The master is within; meditation is meant to remove the ignorant idea that he is only outside. If he is a stranger whom you await, he is bound to disappear also. What is the use of a transient being like that? But so long as you think you are separate or that you are the body, an external master is also necessary and he will appear to have a body. When the wrong identification of oneself with the body ceases, the master will be found to be none other than the Self.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The master is within; meditation is meant to remove the ignorant idea that he is
To know one's Self is to be blissful always.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: To know one's Self is to be blissful always.
The mind itself is of the form of all, i.e., of soul, God and world; when it becomes of the form of the Self through knowledge, there is release, which is of the nature of Brahman: this is the teaching.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The mind itself is of the form of all, i.e., of soul, God and world;
The Self is the one Reality that always exists, and it is by the light of the Self that all other things are seen.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The Self is the one Reality that always exists, and it is by the light
The world is illusory, Only Brahman is real, Brahman is the worldRamana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The world is illusory, Only Brahman is real, Brahman is the world
Note: Some aspirants indulge in severe austerities and arduous practices, mastering several techniques and incidentally attaining extraordinary supernatural powers as well. All these are to be shunned as they do not lead to ultimate peace and joy. On the other hand, the path of Kala Jnana described here is a direct path to mukti.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Note: Some aspirants indulge in severe austerities and arduous practices, mastering several techniques and incidentally
That is the ego which rises and sinks periodically. But you exist always. That which lies beyond the ego is consciousness - the Self.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: That is the ego which rises and sinks periodically. But you exist always. That which
To perform one's duty is the greatest service to God.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: To perform one's duty is the greatest service to God.
No one succeeds without effort ... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: No one succeeds without effort ... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
The state of self-realization, as we call it, is not attaining something new or reaching some goal which is far away, but simply being that which you always are and which you always have been.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The state of self-realization, as we call it, is not attaining something new or reaching
The ultimate Truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that need be said. till, it is a wonder that to teach this simple Truth there should come into being so many religions, creeds, methods and disputes among them and so on! Oh the pity! Oh the pity!Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The ultimate Truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine
That which is not present in deep dreamless sleep is not realRamana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: That which is not present in deep dreamless sleep is not real
The inquiry "who am I" turns the mind introvert and makes it calm.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The inquiry "who am I" turns the mind introvert and makes it calm.
God dwells in you, as you, and you don't have to 'do' anything to be God-realized or Self-realized,
it is already your true and natural state.
Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward,
and sacrifice your ego mind to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being.
For this to be your own presently lived experience,
Self-Inquiry Meditation is a direct and immediate way.
Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: God dwells in you, as you, and you don't have to 'do' anything to be
Action and knowledge are not obstacles to each other.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Action and knowledge are not obstacles to each other.
Like the practice of breath control, meditation on the forms of God, repetition of mantras, food restrictions, etc., are but aids for rendering the mind quiescent.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Like the practice of breath control, meditation on the forms of God, repetition of mantras,
Let what comes come, let what goes go.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Let what comes come, let what goes go.
Realisation is nothing new to be acquired. It is already there, but obstructed by a screen of thoughts. All our attempts are directed to lifting this screen and then realisation is revealed.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Realisation is nothing new to be acquired. It is already there, but obstructed by a
The place where even the slightest trace of the 'I' does not exist, alone is Self.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The place where even the slightest trace of the 'I' does not exist, alone is
Eventually, all that one has learnt will have to be forgotten.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Eventually, all that one has learnt will have to be forgotten.
There is nothing new to gain. On the other hand a man must lose his ignorance. That is all.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: There is nothing new to gain. On the other hand a man must lose his
There is neither creation nor destruction,
neither destiny nor free will, neither
path nor achievement.
This is the final truth.
Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: There is neither creation nor destruction,neither destiny nor free will, neitherpath nor achievement.This is the
Misery does not exist in reality but only in mere imagination.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Misery does not exist in reality but only in mere imagination.
Pleasure and pain are only aspects of the mind. Our essential nature is happinessRamana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Pleasure and pain are only aspects of the mind. Our essential nature is happiness
When the mind, one-pointed and fully focused, knows the supreme silence in the Heart, this is true learning.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: When the mind, one-pointed and fully focused, knows the supreme silence in the Heart, this
Whatever draws the mind outward is unspiritual and whatever draws the mind inward is spiritualRamana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Whatever draws the mind outward is unspiritual and whatever draws the mind inward is spiritual
How is breath control the means for mind control? M: There is no doubt that breath control is the means for mind control, because the mind, like breath, is a part of air, because the nature of mobility is common to both, because the place of origin is the same for both, and because when one of them is controlled the other gets controlled.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: How is breath control the means for mind control? M: There is no doubt that
Controlling speech and breath, and diving deep within oneself - like one who, to find a thing that has fallen into water, dives deep down - one must seek out the source whence the aspiring ego springs.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Controlling speech and breath, and diving deep within oneself - like one who, to find
The fact is that the mind is only a bundle of thoughts. The mind is fattened by new thoughts rising up. Therefore it is foolish to attempt to kill the mind by means of the mind. The only way of doing it is to find its source and hold on to it. The mind will then fade away of its own accord.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The fact is that the mind is only a bundle of thoughts. The mind is
We are in our Self. We are not in the world.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: We are in our Self. We are not in the world.
The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is 'I'; the Self itself is God; all is Siva, the Self.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is 'I'; the Self itself is
Every moment there is creation, every moment destruction. There is no absolute creation, no absolute destruction. Both are movement, and that is eternal.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Every moment there is creation, every moment destruction. There is no absolute creation, no absolute
42. The colour of milk is one, the colours of the cows many, So is the nature of knowledge, observe the wise ones. Beings of various marks and attributes, Are like the cows, their realisation is the same; This is an example we should know.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: 42. The colour of milk is one, the colours of the cows many, So is
If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the
If you go on working with the light available, you will meet your Master, as he himself will be seeking you.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: If you go on working with the light available, you will meet your Master, as
The entire Universe is condensed in the body, and the entire
body in the Heart. Thus the Heart is the nucleus of the whole Universe.
Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The entire Universe is condensed in the body, and the entire body in the Heart.
There is nothing so simple as being the Self. It requires no effort, no aid. One has to leave off the wrong identity and be in his (her) eternal, natural, inherent state.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: There is nothing so simple as being the Self. It requires no effort, no aid.
Our own self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Our own self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world.
He that sees the Lord in the temple, the living body, by seeking Him within, can alone see Him, the Infinite, in the temple of the universe, having become the Endless Eye.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: He that sees the Lord in the temple, the living body, by seeking Him within,
God has no resolve; no karma attaches itself to Him.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: God has no resolve; no karma attaches itself to Him.
Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; not the mind, because the brain will decay with the body; not the personality, nor the emotions, for these also will vanish with death.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; not the mind, because the
Such happiness is relative and is better called pleasure or satisfaction.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Such happiness is relative and is better called pleasure or satisfaction.
You can only stop the flow of thoughts by refusing to have any interest in it.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: You can only stop the flow of thoughts by refusing to have any interest in
He whose pure mind turns inward and searches whence does this 'I' arise, knows the Self and merges in You, the Lord, as a river into the sea.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: He whose pure mind turns inward and searches whence does this 'I' arise, knows the
Having set one's family in consonance with the community, he should make his family prosperous to ensure the prosperity of the community.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Having set one's family in consonance with the community, he should make his family prosperous
The experience of silence alone is the real and perfect knowledge.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The experience of silence alone is the real and perfect knowledge.
You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is
Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.
The world is so unhappy because it is ignorant of the true Self. Man's real nature is happiness. Happiness is inborn in the true Self.
Man's search for happiness is an unconscious search for his true Self. The true Self is imperishable; therefore,
when a man finds it, he finds a happiness, which does not come to an end.
Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The world is so unhappy because it is ignorant of the true Self. Man's real
All that exists is but the manifestation of the Supreme Being,Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: All that exists is but the manifestation of the Supreme Being,
There is no doubt whatsoever that the universe is the merest illusion.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: There is no doubt whatsoever that the universe is the merest illusion.
Is it the world that says I am real, or is it you?Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Is it the world that says I am real, or is it you?
Eating, bathing, going to the toilet, talking, thinking, and many other activities related to the body are all work. How is it that the performance of one particular act is alone (considered) work? To be still is to be always engaged in work. To be silent is to be always talking.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Eating, bathing, going to the toilet, talking, thinking, and many other activities related to the
Existence of Isvara follows our conception of Isvara. Let us first know whose concept He is. The concept will be only according to the one who conceives. Find out who you are and the other
problem will solve itself.
Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Existence of Isvara follows our conception of Isvara. Let us first know whose concept He
Remain still, with the conviction that the Self shines as everything yet nothing, within, without, and everywhere.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Remain still, with the conviction that the Self shines as everything yet nothing, within, without,
If you make the thief the policeman there will be lots of investigation but no arrests will ever be made.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: If you make the thief the policeman there will be lots of investigation but no
Meditation depends upon the strength of mind. It must be unceasing even when one is engaged in work. Particular time for it is meant for novices.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Meditation depends upon the strength of mind. It must be unceasing even when one is
When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.
should therefore remain in the world and engage in spiritual practice.Well, can I get realisation in this life? M. : This has been already answered. You are always the Self. Earnest efforts never fail. Success is bound to result.D. : Will Maharshi be pleased to extend Grace to me also! Maharshi smiled and said "Um! Um!" With blessings and salutation, the interview came to a close and the party departed directly. 30th September, 1936 Talk 252.D. : Sri Ramakrishna touched Vivekananda and the latter realised Bliss. Is it possible? M. : Sri Ramakrishna did not touch all for that purpose. He did not create Atma. He did not create Realisation. Vivekananda was ripe. He was anxious to realise. He must have completed the preliminary course in his past births. Such is possible for ripe persons only.D. : Can the same miracle be worked for all?218Anonymous Maharshi Sayings By Anonymous: should therefore remain in the world and engage in spiritual practice.Well, can I get realisation
An unawakened person sees only his mind, which is merely a reflection of the light of pure consciousness arising from the Heart.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: An unawakened person sees only his mind, which is merely a reflection of the light
Mind your business. Take care of what you came here for. Find the 'I' first and you may afterwards speak of other matters.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Mind your business. Take care of what you came here for. Find the 'I' first
Love is verily the heart of all religions.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Love is verily the heart of all religions.
The Seeker himself becomes the knower. The thing to be known is already there. There is nothing to be known afresh. More-over there are no two things. There is only the seer, the knower.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The Seeker himself becomes the knower. The thing to be known is already there. There
Time and space always change, but there is something which is eternal and changeless. For example, the world and time, past or future, nothing exists for us in sleep. But we exist. Let us try to find out that which is changeless and which always exists.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Time and space always change, but there is something which is eternal and changeless. For
One of two things must be done. Either surrender because you admit your inability and require a higher power to help you, or investigate the cause of misery by going to the source and merging into the Self. Either way you will be free from misery. God never forsakes one who has surrendered.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: One of two things must be done. Either surrender because you admit your inability and
If the light of the sun is invisible to the owl it is only the fault of that bird and not of the sun.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: If the light of the sun is invisible to the owl it is only the
Silence is also conversation.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Silence is also conversation.
The Self is self-luminous without darkness and light, and is the reality which is self-manifest. Therefore, one should not think of it as this or as that. The very thought of thinking will end in bondage.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The Self is self-luminous without darkness and light, and is the reality which is self-manifest.
The activity affected by causes like fainting, sleep, excessive joy, grief, possession by spirits, fear etc goes to the heart, its own place.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The activity affected by causes like fainting, sleep, excessive joy, grief, possession by spirits, fear
Once the current of awareness of the self is set afoot, it becomes everlasting and continuous by intensification.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Once the current of awareness of the self is set afoot, it becomes everlasting and
The Self is the heart, self-luminous. Illumination arises from the heart and reaches the brain, which is the seat of the mind. The world is seen with the mind; so you see the world by the reflected light of the Self.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The Self is the heart, self-luminous. Illumination arises from the heart and reaches the brain,
Silence is ever speaking; it is the perennial flow of language.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Silence is ever speaking; it is the perennial flow of language.
Seeing God without seeing the Self, one sees only mental image. Only he who has seen Himself has seen God, since he has lost individuality, and now sees nothing but God.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Seeing God without seeing the Self, one sees only mental image. Only he who has
Till you reach the state of jnana and thus wake out of maya you must do social service by relieving suffering whenever you see it. But even then you must do it without ahankara, i.e., without the sense of 'I am the doer', but with the feeling 'I am the Lord's tool'.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Till you reach the state of jnana and thus wake out of maya you must
Whenever a thought arises, instead of trying even a little either to follow it up or to fulfil it, it would be better to first enquire, "To whom did this thought arise?"Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Whenever a thought arises, instead of trying even a little either to follow it up
The Higher Power knows what to do and how to do it. Trust it.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The Higher Power knows what to do and how to do it. Trust it.
What message is needed when heart speaks to heart?Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: What message is needed when heart speaks to heart?
One can know oneself only with one's own eye of knowledge, and not with somebody else's. Does he who is Rama require the help of a mirror to know that he is Rama?Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: One can know oneself only with one's own eye of knowledge, and not with somebody
Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world?Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world?
The fruition of this process is samadhi which yields release, which is the state of unsurpassed bliss. The revered Gurus also have said that release is to be gained only by devotion which is of the nature of reflection on the truth of the Self.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: The fruition of this process is samadhi which yields release, which is the state of
There is no Truth. There is only the truth within each moment.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: There is no Truth. There is only the truth within each moment.
Your duty is to be and not to be this or that. 'I am that I am' sums up the whole truth. The method is summed up in the words 'Be still'. What does stillness mean? It means destroy yourself. Because any form or shape is the cause for trouble. Give up the notion that 'I am so and so'. All that is required to realize the Self is to be still. What can be easier than that?Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Your duty is to be and not to be this or that. 'I am that
When we turn the mind inwards, God manifests as the inner consciousness.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: When we turn the mind inwards, God manifests as the inner consciousness.
A day will dawn when you will laugh at your past efforts. What you realize on the day you laugh is also here and nowRamana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: A day will dawn when you will laugh at your past efforts. What you realize
As the activities of the wise man exist only in the eyes of others and not in his own, although he may be accomplishing immense tasks, he really does nothing.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: As the activities of the wise man exist only in the eyes of others and
From where does this "I" arise? Seek for it within; it then vanishes. This is the pursuit of wisdom. When the mind unceasingly investigates its own nature, it transpires that there is no such thing as mind. This is the direct path for all. The mind is merely thoughts. Of all thoughts the thought "I" is the root.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: From where does this "I" arise? Seek for it within; it then vanishes. This is
All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the
Let knowledge be guessed by the sign of equality to all beings.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Let knowledge be guessed by the sign of equality to all beings.
Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is
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.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover
Silence is truth. Silence is bliss. Silence is peace. And hence Silence is the Self.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Silence is truth. Silence is bliss. Silence is peace. And hence Silence is the Self.
Keep the remembrance of your real nature alive, even while working, and avoid haste which causes you to forget. Be deliberate. Practice meditation to still the mind and cause it to become aware of its true relationship to the Self which supports it. Do not imagine that it is you who are doing the work. Think that is the underlying current which is doing it. Identify yourself with the current.Ramana Maharshi Maharshi Sayings By Ramana Maharshi: Keep the remembrance of your real nature alive, even while working, and avoid haste which