Tamil book written by Sri Sadhu Om, in which he explains in great depth and detail the philosophy and practice of the spiritual teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana. Our false finite self or mind rises by imagining itself to ramana maharshi books tamil pdf a physical body, and it sustains its imaginary existence by constantly attending to thoughts or objects, which it experiences as other than itself. Without attending to otherness, we cannot continue imagining ourself to be this mind.
Therefore when we turn our attention away from all otherness towards our own essential self, our mind will subside and lose its existence as a seemingly separate entity. Since our true nature is not thinking, doing or knowing anything other than ourself, but is just self-conscious being, we will become clearly conscious of our true nature only to the extent to which we willingly surrender our constantly thinking, doing and object-knowing mind. The reason why we think and know objects other than ourself is that we love to do so, and we love to do so because we wrongly imagine that we can obtain happiness thereby. Therefore we will surrender our thinking mind and remain as our true self-conscious being only when we understand that happiness does not exist in anything other than our own real self, and when our love just to be our real self thereby becomes greater than our love to think or know any other thing.
God, he also repeatedly emphasised the truth that in essence these two paths are one, because we cannot know our real self without surrendering our false self — our illusory sense of being this body-bound mind — and we cannot relinquish our false self without knowing who or what we really are. Sri Ramana’s teachings, including the practice of self-surrender. I am’ — and not by attending to any other thing. Sri Ramana is only keen and vigilant self-attention or self-scrutiny. Eternal Happiness is the Goal’, Sri Sadhu Om explains that happiness is the natural and legitimate goal of all sentient beings, but that the means by which we all seek to obtain happiness are wrong. That is, happiness is experienced by us only to the extent to which our mind subsides, because the activity of our mind disturbs us from our natural state of peaceful happiness, distracting our attention away from our mere being.
Therefore when our mind subsides partially or temporarily, we experience partial or temporary happiness, and if it subsides completely and permanently — that is, if it is destroyed or annihilated — we will experience complete and permanent happiness. I’, and it rises or becomes active only by attending to other thoughts. Without attending thus to thoughts other than itself, it cannot stand. Therefore when it turns its attention away from all other thoughts towards itself, it subsides and disappears. Thus we can destroy our mind only by keenly vigilant self-attention.
Therefore self-enquiry or self-scrutiny is the only means by which we can attain the experience of infinite and eternal happiness. A Brief Life History of Sri Ramana’ as an introduction, and three appendices. Tamil verses by Sri Sadhu Om giving clear guidance and many valuable clues regarding the practice of self-enquiry and self-surrender. How is it possible in practice to maintain unceasing self-attention when, in the course of a day, various activities demand some or all of one’s attention? Thus Part Two is a very useful supplement to Part One, because by discussing in it such subjects and relating them constantly to the practice of self-enquiry, Sri Sadhu Om repeatedly emphasises the need for us to know ourself, and the truth that in order to know ourself we must persistently practise the one true spiritual path of self-enquiry and self-surrender — the simple practice of sinking within, subsiding in our natural state of thought-free self-conscious being. However, though God as a seemingly separate entity is no more real than our mind, which imagines his separateness, he is absolutely real as our own true self.