Ramana Maharshi

(09 January 1879 – 14 April 1950 / Tiruchuzhi, Tamil Nadu / India)

Ramana Maharshi
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Sri Ramana Maharshi (Tamil: ரமண மஹரிஷி), born Venkataraman Iyer, was a Hindu spiritual master ("jnani"). He was born to a Tamil-speaking Brahmin family in Tiruchuzhi, Tamil Nadu. After experiencing at age 16 what he later described as liberation (moksha), he left home for Arunachala, a mountain considered sacred by Hindus. He lived at the mountain for the rest of his life. Although born a Brahmin, he declared himself an "Atiasrami", a Sastraic state of non-attachment to anything in life and beyond all caste restrictions. The ashram that grew around him, Sri Ramana Ashram, is situated at the foothill of Arunchala, to the west to the pilgrimage town of ... more »

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Forty Verses On Reality 11-20

Is it not, rather, ignorance to know all else
without knowing oneself, the knower?
As soon as one knows the Self,
which is the substratum of knowledge and ignorance,
knowledge and ignorance perish.

That alone is true Knowledge
which is neither knowledge nor ignorance.
What is known is not true Knowledge.
Since the Self shines with nothing else to know or to make known,
It alone is Knowledge.
It is not a void.

The Self, which is Knowledge,
is the only Reality.
Knowledge of multiplicity is false knowledge. ...

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