50+ Best Ramana Maharshi Quotes

By | November 22, 2020

In this article we have prepared for you the best collection of Ramana Maharshi Quotes. Which inspires you about silence, life, spiritual, destiny, and success. Ramana Maharshi was born in Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, India. He is mostly known by the name Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. he revealed the direct path of practice of Self-enquiry and awakened mankind to the immense spiritual power of the holy Arunachala Hill, the spiritual heart of the world.

Ramana Maharshi Quotes

Favourite Quotes of Sri Ramana Maharshi

“I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” – Ramana Maharshi


“I have never said that there is no need for a guru. All depends on what you call guru. He need not be in a human form.” – Ramana Maharshi


“The best way to meditate is through meditation itself.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.” –
Sri Ramana Maharshi


“Even the structure of the atom has been found by the mind. Therefore the mind is subtler than the atom. That which is behind the mind, namely the individual soul, is subtler than the mind.” – Ramana Maharshi


“As instruments for knowing the objects, the sense organs are outside, and so they are called outer senses; and the mind is called the inner sense because it is inside. But the distinction between inner and outer is only with reference to the body; in truth, there is neither inner nor outer. The mind’s nature is to remain pure like ether.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Have faith in God and in yourself; that will cure all. Hope for the best, expect the best, toil for the best and everything will come right for you in the end.” – Sri Ramana Maharshi


“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


“No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Let come what comes, let go what goes. See what remains.” – Ramana Maharshi


“The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.” – Ramana Maharshi


“You can only stop the flow of thoughts by refusing to have any interest in it.” – Ramana Maharshi


“If you are vigilant and make a stern effort to reject every thought when it rises, you will soon find that you are going deeper and deeper into your own inner self, where there is no need for your effort to reject the thoughts.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Actions yield result by the ordinance of God as He wills.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it time, it is time. If you call it existence, it is existence, and so on. After calling it time, you divide it into days and nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc. Time is immaterial for the Path of Knowledge.” – Ramana Maharshi


“There is neither Past nor Future. There is only the Present.” – Ramana Maharshi


“The body dies, but the spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by death.” – Ramana Maharshi


“When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.” – Ramana Maharshi


“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


“All that is required to realise the Self is to “Be Still.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Silence is ever speaking; it is the perennial flow of language.” – Ramana Maharshi


“That which comes and goes, rises and sets, is born and dies is the ego. That which always abides, never changes, and is devoid of qualities is the Self.” – Ramana Maharshi


“The only useful purpose of the present birth is to turn within and realize the Self.” – Ramana Maharshi


“You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.” – Ramana Maharshi


“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


“Everything in the world was my Guru.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Concentration of the mind is in a way common to both Knowledge and Yoga. Yoga aims at union of the individual with the universal, the Reality. This Reality cannot be new. It must exist even now, and it does exist.” – Ramana Maharshi


“God has no resolve; no karma attaches itself to Him.” – Ramana Maharshi


“When one remains without thinking one understands another by means of the universal language of silence.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Doubts never end. If one doubt is removed, another takes its place. It is like removing the leaves of a tree one by one. Even if all the leaves are clipped off, new ones grow. The tree itself must be uprooted.” – Ramana Maharshi


“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


“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


“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


“All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception.” – Ramana Maharshi


“The Real is ever-present, like the screen on which the cinematographic pictures move. While the picture appears on it, the screen remains invisible. Stop the picture, and the screen will become clear. All thoughts and events are merely pictures moving on the screen of Pure Consciousness, which alone is real.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Think of God; attachments will gradually drop away. If you wait till all desires disappear before starting your devotion and prayer, you will have to wait for a very long time indeed.” – Ramana Maharshi


“One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Silence is also conversation.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Our own self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world.” – Ramana Maharshi


“There is no doubt whatsoever that the universe is the merest illusion.” – Ramana Maharshi


“It is the Higher Power which does everything, and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position, he is free from troubles; otherwise, he courts them.” – Ramana Maharshi


“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


“For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of Self, the world is seen merely as a bondage causing imagination.” – Ramana Maharshi


“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


“Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world?” – Ramana Maharshi


“The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Suffering turns men towards their creator.” – Ramana Maharshi


“The means that make one qualified for enquiry are meditation, yoga, etc. One should gain proficiency in these through graded practice and thus secure a stream of mental modes that is natural and helpful.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows ‘I am!’ No one can deny his own being.” – Ramana Maharshi


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