The Obstacle Is In The Mind. Comments on Sri Ramana By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

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Once Sri Ramana was asked, “How does a grihastha (householder) fare in the scheme of Moksha (liberation)?” The Maharshi said, “The obstacle is the mind. It must be got over whether at home or in the forest. Renunciation is always in the mind, not in going to the forest or solitary places, or giving up one’s duties. The main thing is to see that the mind does not turn outward but inward.” (Talk 54).

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi: By Kunju Swami

Kunju Swami on Bhagavan Ramana

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Editor’s Note: Kunju Swami was one of the great devotees of Sri Ramana.

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IT WAS IN 1919 that I first came to Sri Bhagavan. He was then living at Skandasramam on the slope of the Hill Arunachala. His mother and brother lived with him. Palaniswami used to attend to his few personal wants. Plague had driven away most of the inhabitants of the town and consequently visitors to Sri Bhagavan were few. I was, therefore, left alone with Sri Bhagavan most of the time.

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Embracing Spiritual Diversity: By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

Embracing Spiritual Diversity

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Sage remains still.001We often have the idea that our spiritual and religious beliefs and truths are absolute. However, psychologists tell us that where we are born, how we are brought up, the values of our parents and friends, and systems of education we are exposed to have an enormous influence on our thinking and how we perceive reality.

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