Monday, May 4, 2020

~ Letters from Sri Ramanasramam - Suri Nagamma

"Name and form are past bondages. The fact is, that which IS, is only one. It is omnipresent and universal. We say ‘here is a table’, ‘there is a bird’, or ‘there is a man’. There is thus a difference in name and form only, but That which IS, is present everywhere and at all times. That is what is known as asti - Existence, omnipresent. To say that a thing is existent, there must be someone to see — a Seer. That intelligence to see is known as bhati - Consciousness. There must be someone to say, ‘I see it, I hear it, I want it’. That is priyam - Love. All these three are the attributes of nature — the natural Self. They are also called Existence Consciousness, Bliss (Sat-Chit-Ananda).”
"There is a picture presented to you on a screen. That screen is asti - Existence, and the light that shows the pictures is bhati - Consciousness and priyam - Love. The pictures with names and forms come and go. If one is not deluded by them and discards them, the canvas screen, which has been there all through, remains as it is."
- Sri Ramana Maharshi
~ Letters from Sri Ramanasramam - Suri Nagamma

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