Forty Verses on Reality was written by Ramana Maharshi at the request of Muruganar, who wanted a concise synopsis of Ramana’s teaching, and wanted REALITY IN 40 VERSES | VERSE 04 | SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI. 1. If Self has form, the world and GOD likewise have form. If Self is without. Forty Verses on Reality. THIS IS MY favorite work of Sri Ramana’s. It strikes me as the most complete, the deepest, and the most tersely expressed. Sixteen years .

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Therefore the enquiry as to what this ego is, is the only way of giving up everything.

Society of Abidance in Truth | Forty Verses on Reality

Has anyone seen the world without the body? But bondage of whom? If the Self is not, indeed, the seen, how can there be talk of the Lord? He is not aware of anything as other than the Self.

Since, through these five sense-organs, a single mind perceives the world, the world is nothing but the mind. Meditation on ‘I am not this; I am That’ may be an aid to the enquiry but it cannot be the enquiry.

Forty Verses On Reality by Ramana Maharshi

Not to them who see the Truth is there movement ever. Abidance in the true Reality, the Attainment of that Self-Being or: Can they appear real to someone who has woken up from sleep?

For those who have taken refuge, out of fear of death, in the Conqueror of death. Which five-fold sheaths forming the nature is the body. Naming the individual, the world, and the Supreme Self is inherent in suppositions.


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Who can apprehend his State? Not having attained obtained the abidance in the established Self true Existence. The existence of sound and others is a mode of the senses made to appear brought to light.

Mind, bhava mundane existence, samsarajiva the individual named.

Can that knowledge that does not know the Self, the one who knows, Of knowing and of knowledge or: With the being in 4 conception of bondage, is the anxious thought of Liberation. Natarajan, as found within his books Sat-Darshana and Teachings of Ramana Maharshithe two that are found in earlier and later editions of The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshione of which is the translation by Professor K.

Does one who abides in Truth Being again approach illusion? Will they again get entangled in them?

Are not established accomplished apart different. Although the scriptures proclaim ‘Thou art That’, it is only a sign of weakness of mind to meditate ‘I am That, not this’, because you are eternally That. Only so long as one considers oneself bound, do thoughts of bondage and Liberation continue.

The mind is to be turned back within interior to the mind, here. Where is the anxious thought of bondage, and where is the anxious thought of Liberation?

They too, while current, are the present. Without questing for that State of the non-emergence of ‘I’ and attaining It, how can one accomplish one’s own extinction, from which the ‘I’ does not revive? The resultant state, which shines as Absolute Being, is one’s own natural state, the Self.


They that know the Self as the one Source of destiny and free-will are bu from both. This is easy, not a way of thinking. Between the two, and limited to the maharshii of the body, something emerges as ‘I’. Ramama one turns inward in search of that One Reality they fall away. The contention, ‘Dualism during practice, non-dualism on Attainment’, is also false. Prana and speech to be controlled lit. Back to Words of Wisdom. When thought of bondage comes to an end, can thought of Liberation survive?

If that is not destroyed does not perishHow may there be abidance, of the nature of Oneness of the True own Self?

As long as a man is the doer, he also reaps the fruit of his deeds, but, as soon as he realizes the Self through enquiry as to who is the doer his sense of being the doer falls away and the triple karma is ended. Is it necessary for man to go on thinking ‘I am a man’? Is it not, rather, ignorance to know all else without knowing oneself, the knower? The Truth is the Consciousness-Self.