Saturday, November 28, 2020

Words of Grace from Sri Ramana Maharshi

 Direct experience of samadhi can also be attained by devotion (bhakti) in the form of constant meditation (dhyana).

Kevala kumbhaka* with Self-enquiry, even without control of inhalation and exhalation, is an aid to this. If that becomes natural to one, it can be practised at all times even during worldly activity and there is no need to seek a special place for it.
Whatever a person finds suitable may be practised. If the mind gradually subsides, it does not matter if other things come or
In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says that the devotee is higher than the yogi and that the means to Liberation is bhakti
(devotion) in the form of continuous or prolonged meditation on the Self, which is the sole Reality.
Therefore if, somehow or other, we get the strength to rest the mind perpetually in Him,
why worry about other things?
- Words of Grace from Sri Ramana Maharshi
* The kevala kumbhaka type of breath-control is of such nature that the breathing subsides in the Heart even without control of inhalation and exhalation.

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