Mind Is Time: By Dr. Suryanarayana Raju

All doing involves change and change requires some duration of time.

Change means going from one event to another and the interval between the two events is time. We can experience action or doing only in the flow of time projected by the mind from past to the future bypassing the present moment.

If we are caught in network of time, it is certain that we are missing the present. Continue reading

Was Bhagavan Ramana An Avatar?

In Hinduism, the term “Avatar” refers to an “Incarnation” of some aspect of God in a form. For example, Rama (from Ramayana), and Krishna (from Mahabharata) are both considered Avatars of the Hindu God Vishnu. In Hinduism, many saints are also considered Avatars by their devotees. In this context,  Sri Ramana was sometimes asked by devotees if he was an Avatar; and if so, of which Hindu God was he an Avatar of? Continue reading

Analysis Of The Mind Or Transcendence? By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

Bhagavan Ramana’s teaching of self-inquiry is fundamentally different than the schools of thought which focus on self-improvement through a variety of motivational approaches. Sri Ramana used to say that when you are going to throw out the trash, you need not spend time analyzing its contents. He was referring to the mind. Continue reading

Eternal Eye Within The I: By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

Bhagavan Ramana as a youth

Ramana

One time I recall a visitor asked Bhagavan Ramana something like how one could have visions. Bhagavan said, “What are you having now?”

Bhagavan’s point was that any state of consciousness is essentially a vision, an altered state, that is superimposed on the Self, which is the true natural and easy state. Continue reading

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Religion Divides, Love Unites: By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Taoism, Christianity, and other religions and spiritual traditions use different words and concepts to describe the ultimate nature of Reality. Sometimes, the scholars and preachers from these faiths argue with each other over who is right and who is wrong. There are even strong disagreements within the same religion and spiritual tradition about the nature of God or Salvation or Heaven, etc. Continue reading