Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 30, 2013

Fixed in Self, thoughts drop of by themselves

The more you get fixed in the Self, the more other thoughts will drop off by themselves. The mind is nothing but a bundle of thoughts, and the I-thought is the root of all of them. When you see who this `I’ is and whence it proceeds all thoughts get merged in the Self.

Regulation of life, such as getting up at a fixed hour, bathing, doing mantra, japa, etc., observing ritual, all this is for people who do not feel drawn to Self-enquiry or are not capable of it. But for those who can practise this method all rules and discipline are unnecessary.

~ Sri Ramana Maharshi

…from ‘Day by Day with Bhagavan’, 18-7-46


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